I can’t deny it – there are dozens, better yet, hundreds or even thousands of waffle recipes out there. Some may call you picky, but I call it experimenting to find the next best waffles you have ever experienced so far.
If you are gluten intolerant, the good news is you can still enjoy waffles. It’s up to you to choose the rest of the ingredients to make your ideal waffle mixture.
In this post, I will show you one of the simplest recipes that’s gluten-free and also doesn’t feature any flour. Taste? It’s very tasty, so even if you can consume gluten – I highly recommend you give it a try!
Can You Make Waffles Without Flour?
Flour is considered to be a basic ingredient for many mixtures – whether you want to make waffles, bake bread, or even serve pancakes.
But can you really make waffles without flour? The long answer short is yes, you can!
And when I say yes, this means that you won’t have to sacrifice the taste. In fact, most people won’t even notice the difference between waffles made with flour and flourless waffles.
If you really want to push it – you could even make waffles without baking powder, eggs, or milk! I even wrote a post about it so make sure to check it out.
Therefore, making waffles without flour is pretty simple when compared to more complex recipes that replace most of the main ingredients. So you shouldn’t shy away from experimenting with new trends when it comes down to waffles.
Finding a substitute for flour is the thing that’s commonly asked for nowadays, and in the recipe down below – you’ll find out how come flourless waffles still taste so good!
What are Great Ingredients to Use to Make Gluten-Free Waffles?
If you’re gluten intolerant – this can seem like a big problem at first. Even though it’s a challenging thing most of us have to go through on a daily basis – gluten-free food can still taste good.
Everyone who’s gluten intolerant should stay away from:
- Grains that contain any gluten
- Gluten-consisting food such as bread, cakes, cereal, pizza, pasta, burgers, waffles…
- Hidden sources of gluten such as beer, brown rice syrup, self-rising flour…
Even though this can seem like a lot of work and plenty of things to avoid (considering the number of gluten food we consume every day), when it comes down to waffles – it’s quite simple.
All you need to do is choose the ingredients wisely. Therefore, as a gluten intolerant person – you can still use the following ingredients to make fantastic waffles:
- Almond milk
- Gluten-free oats
- Coconut oil
- Vanilla extract
- Lime zest
There are many other gluten-free ingredients you can mix, but I have used these ingredients in order to make tasty oat waffles that are both gluten-free and flourless.
There’s one trick you should remember. In order to increase the success of your waffles – I highly recommend leaving your waffle batter for 10 minutes before baking your waffles. This helps the batter soak up some moisture, resulting in crispy and fluffy waffles in no time.
I’ve included this into recipe steps so as long as you follow the steps – you won’t forget about this!
Easy Flourless and Gluten-Free Oat Waffle Recipe You Will Love
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
What will you need:
- 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 cup of almonds
- 1 ¾ cups of gluten-free oats
- 2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon of lime zest
Here’s what you will need to do:
- Combine almond milk, almonds, oats, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and lime zest in a food blender
- Blend on high until smooth
- Let the batter rest for 10 minutes
- Preheat your waffle iron
- Pour ¼ of the batter onto the waffle iron
- Cook the waffle according to the waffle iron makers directions
- Rinse & repeat
- Serve waffles warm
Making Your Own Oat Flour
In case you don’t want to make flourless waffles – being intolerant to gluten can make your flour choice a bit difficult.
But did you ever think of making your own flour?
It’s pretty simple, and I believe, if more people knew how to make their own flour – they would do it! Not that there’s something wrong with going flourless either.
Whenever I make my own flour, I always make oat flour since it improves the overall taste and is fairly simple to make.
All you will need are quick-cooking oats (or old-fashioned oats) and a good old blender. I recommend always buying certified gluten-free oats just to be on the safe side.
Then everything you need to do is blend roughly about 1 1/2 cups of oats in order to have enough of flour to use for your waffles.
You’re aiming to blend the oats until you get grounds of oats which would be used as fine flour.
From there, you can even make your own recipe and even decide to go egg-free, dairy-free, or make your waffles vegan.
You might not need to know this right now, but it might come useful in the future.
- To make it egg-free – just omit the eggs (waffles will taste a bit more delicate)
- To make it dairy-free – just use non-dairy milk and coconut oil
- To make it vegan – just use non-dairy milk, coconut oil, and omit the eggs
Waffles are pretty simple and they don’t require a bunch of ingredients. Therefore, it’s very easy and simple to make changes and go from regular waffles to vegan by switching only 3 ingredients.
You could even check out my 10 paleo waffle recipes in case you like to try waffles in a different way.
Whether you’re planning on going flourless or gluten-free, or both – this is an ideal recipe that will help you maintain the loved taste and texture of waffles and achieve your needs without compromising anything.
Additionally, I’ve even shown you how easy it is to make your own flour or how simple it is to make vegan waffles.
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What is your favorite waffle recipe?
Now when you have everything you need to make a fantastic waffle batter, upgrade your waffle maker if you need to – and start making some delicious waffles!