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The Most Delicious Vegan & Gluten-free Waffles!

In the realm of yummy breakfasts, waffles have always held a special place in our hearts! But what if we told you that there’s a way to elevate this classic treat into a nutritious powerhouse without compromising on taste? Enter our Vegan and Gluten-Free Waffles, a delicious combination of wholesome ingredients designed to fuel your body with essential nutrients to energize your day. I am also including 3 different variations to shake up your healthy breakfast routine. SO get out your waffle maker, gather your ingredients and let’s make these fiber and protein rich waffles!!

What goes into this nutrient-dense Waffle Batter??

The Flour Powerhouse……

The magic begins with a unique blend of quinoa flour and chickpea flour, forming the foundation of our waffle batter. Quinoa flour, a complete protein source, ensures that you start your day with a substantial protein boost. Paired with the nutrient-rich chickpea flour, our waffles become a real protein powerhouse, making them an excellent choice for those seeking plant-based alternatives to traditional breakfast options. It also adds to the dietary fiber content. Fiber is renowned for promoting digestive health, aiding in weight management, and maintaining stable blood sugar levels. With our waffles, you can savor every bite knowing that you’re providing your body with the fiber it craves.

A little tapioca

A key component of our waffle recipe is the addition of 2 tablespoons of tapioca starch, which not only contributes to the irresistible fluffiness but adds great texture to these gluten-free waffles

Almond Milk (or any non-dairy milk you have)

The inclusion of 3/4 cup of almond milk not only lends a delightful nutty flavor but also contributes to the overall nutrient profile. Almond milk is a fantastic source of vitamin E, an antioxidant that supports skin health and boosts the immune system. Additionally, it complements the waffle’s texture, ensuring a moist and tender bite that will leave you coming back for more.

Vanilla and a touch of Sweetener

A teaspoon of vanilla provides that aromatic, comforting essence, while the sweetener of your choice (whether it be maple syrup, agave, or a sugar free alternative like monk fruit or stevia ) adds the perfect touch of sweetness without the guilt. This allows you to customize your homemade waffles to suit your taste preferences while avoiding refined sugars commonly found in traditional recipes.

How to make these Gluten-free and Vegan Waffles

This wholesome plant-based breakfast is also so easy to make. You do need a nice little waffle maker, and the rest of the ingredients are mixed in one bowl, then spooned into the waffle maker. Be SURE to spray the waffle maker and allow the waffles to cook fully before removing them or they will stick.

Can I make substitutions??

I would not recommend changing the flours, as this is what gives these gluten-free waffles the ability to hold together well, be fluffy AND nutrient dense.

Don’t have almond milk? Any milk will work here, but if you use standard milk they will no longer be vegan or dairy free.

And as mentioned above, you can use any sweetener you have on hand.

I love working with chickpea flour and quinoa flour since its so full of protein and fiber, and make these recipes all the time too!! Using chickpea flour and quinoa flour in your recipes is such a great way to add protein and fiber, two important nutrients to add to your morning. These recipes have these ingredients as well, and worth a try!

Healthy Pumpkin Loaf, Morning Glory Muffins, or for something more savory try my Savory Tomato and Caramelized Onion Rustic Pie!

3 Different Flavors to try!!

Try these variations to shake up your healthy breakfast!

Replace the almond milk with vegan eggnog, and add 0.5 tsp of cinnamon.

In a small bowl, add 2 tbsp non-dairy milk, 2 tbsp brown sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon. Drizzle over the waffle AFTER you add it to your waffle maker but before you close the lid

Add 2 tsp molasses, 0.5 tsp of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger

I hope you enjoy these as much as we do! xoox

The Most Delicious Vegan & Gluten-free Waffles!

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By Nadia Zanini Serves: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes

A simple and nutrient-rich gluten-free plant-based waffle, energizing your day with protein and fiber, offering 3 Delicious Flavor Variations!


  • 1/2 cup Quinoa Flour
  • 1/2 cup Chickpea Flour
  • 2 tbsp Tapioca Starch
  • 3/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 tbsp Sweetener of choice
  • Oil spray for waffle maker



Heat your waffle maker


In a small bowl, combine your flours, starch, baking powder and sweetener if using a powder sweetener. Mix until well combined. If you are using a liquid sweetener, mix instead with the almond milk


Add vanilla (and liquid sweetener if using) to the almond milk, mix well. Add almond milk to flours and stir well until you get a smooth batter


Spray your waffle maker with cooking spray (I use coconut or avocado, but any will do). Scoop approximately 1/3 cup of the batter into the maker, close the lid, and wait until they are completely cooked. Removing them early will cause them to stick and break apart.


Serve with vegan butter and maple syrup.


If deciding to use any of the flavor variations, see body of posts for notes on how to make it.


  • 105 Calories
  • 20g Carbohydrates
  • 1.6g Fat
  • 1.4g Fiber
  • 3.3g Protein
  • 1.1g Sugar


The nutritional information provided is an estimate only, using an online nutritional calculator, and can vary depending on the products used. It does not substitute for professional nutritional advice. It is essential to consult your healthcare provider or physician before implementing any suggestions or ideas mentioned in the blog.

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Disclaimer: The thoughts, ideas, and suggestions presented in this blog reflect the writer’s opinion and do not constitute medical advice and is for educational and information purposes only.

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