Gluten Free Waffles With Almond Flour

Karen Kelly
by Karen Kelly
6 servings
22 min

There's nothing better on a chilly winter's morning than digging out that favorite homemade gluten-free waffles recipe. Just me? I don't think so! Gluten-free waffles are good news for kids and adults alike, brightening gloomy weekends with endless possibilities and favorite toppings (oh, and let's be real - the best part is ZERO bloat afterwards!)

gluten free waffles with almond flour on a plates with berries

I'm sharing in this post a delicious breakfast recipe - gluten free waffles, which use super simple ingredients. These waffles are good for your health - and I know what you’re thinking; we're not used to the regular waffle being healthy!

But a gluten-free waffle takes it to the next level. Why not make a large cup of batter and grab a ziplock bag to freeze some for a week of healthy breakfasts on the go? {gluten-free}

Easy Gluten Free Waffle Recipe

If you're brand new to cooked waffles you'll need to prep a bit beforehand.

Getting the essentials like a large bowl, your favorite waffle iron, a measuring cup, and a baking sheet are all necessary jobs, as is buying the gluten-free flour blend.

Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour hasn't let me down yet and is the one I use all the time.

It's an easy 1-to-1 replacement for recipes calling for regular flour - you just switch it to the same quantity.

I'm in love with this flour, in fact! And when you add almond flour to the mix, it takes the flavor and texture over the top.

gluten free waffles with strawberries overhead shot

I spent many mornings trying to make delicious gluten free waffles in my life. I’ve had success with Pamela's Baking Mix, but I wanted to create my own homemade recipe. This is it. Oh, and I also love using Bob's Red Mill flour in these bob’s red mill Gluten Free Pancakes.

I have a Belgian waffle maker, which is why mine turned out with deep holes in them. A Belgian waffle maker creates a thin, crispy crust outside with a soft center. It reminds me of crusty sourdough bread.

The possibilities here are endless. Add any toppings you fancy - sweet or savory, or use them as sandwich bread in your lunch. Mmmm, or how about a breakfast sandwich with sausage, egg, and cheese? And as you know, making delicious waffles is pretty much down to that magical perfect texture - which you'll get with these no problem!

gluten free waffles on a blue plate stacked up with strawberries

  • Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour
  • almond flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • almond milk
  • apple cider vinegar
  • melted and cooled unsalted butter
  • eggs
  • optional flavorings: vanilla extract, sugar, pure maple syrup, honey, fresh berries, fresh fruit


  • 1. Preheat your waffle iron and spray well with a nonstick cooking spray (some waffle irons are non-stick by manufacture so spray’s not always needed)
  • 2. Mix all wet ingredients with a whisk.
  • 3. Mix all dry ingredients in another bowl, then fold in wet ingredients until just mixed.
  • 4. Pour into waffle iron and cook 5-10 minutes or until done, depending on your waffle iron. I prefer to cook mine for a long time because I'm trying to get that brown, crispy outside. This will depend on which brand and type of waffle iron you use, so cooking times will vary.

Top tips for fluffy waffles

Here's the secret! Whipped egg whites. If you're keen to have fluffy as crispy waffles, that is. Try separating your eggs and whipping those whites until they can stand in peaks (like you would for meringues.) Then combine the dry and wet ingredients but fold the egg whites in. You'll notice that the batter contains small bubbles, which is a good sign. It means you've whipped well 🙂

If you wanted to make vegan waffles instead, you could try switching out the eggs for flax eggs and using an oil of choice instead of butter. Just if you fancied experimenting (I love experiments over here!)

Lastly, you need a high heat (ish) for the best results (crispy waffles). But take care not to burn them! You gotta watch them as they're cooking.

I get a bit crazy with checking mine when they're on the waffle iron, as burnt waffles are gross and set off all the fire alarms in my home.

These well and truly are the best gluten-free waffles I've come across, and I love being able to share them with you.

Just so you know, they'll be fine stored in the fridge for 2-3 days, and the gluten-free waffle mix (batter) will also freeze well.

I have tried other ingredients in my waffles, such as coconut milk or coconut flour, but the recipe above is the best.

So next time you fancy making gluten free waffles, give these a go!

gluten free almond flour waffles with butter and syrup on the side
Health benefits of almond flour

  • Almond flour is made from blanched almonds ground into a fine meal. Almond flour is lower in carbs and higher in fat than all-purpose flour.
  • It's better for your blood sugar because it doesn't cause a spike like white flour can.
  • Almond flour also contains micronutrients like Vitamin E, magnesium and calcium.
  • A ¼ cup serving of oat flour contains 11 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and 1 gram of sugar. (from USDA)

Make a big batch on Sunday and put them in the freezer. Breakfast for the week? Check.

I hope you LOVE this recipe for gluten free waffles. Let me know if you try it by commenting below. If you've got questions, too - post them so we can all learn together.

More breakfast recipes

  • gluten free pancakes
  • gluten free sheet pan pancakes
  • gluten free chocolate chip banana bread
  • gluten free zucchini chocolate chip bread
  • bacon and egg cups

This recipe was adapted from Bob's Red Mill.

Gluten Free Waffles With Almond Flour
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 12 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 22 min
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  • 1 cup gluten free flour (Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour not almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder aluminum free
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk (any milk) or more if too thick
  • 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • cinnamon, sugar, vanilla or maple syrup optional

Heat waffle iron and spray with cooking spray if necessary.
In a big bowl mix wet ingredients with a whisk.
Stir together dry ingredients and gently fold into wet ingredients. Stir just until mixed. Add more milk if batter is too thick.
Pour into waffle iron and cook 5-10 min. depending on waffle iron. Cooking times will vary greatly depending on your waffle iron and how brown you want them.
  • Serving size - 1 waffle
  • Note:  Add more of less milk depending on desired thickness of waffle.
  • Cooking times will vary greatly depending on your type and brand of waffle iron.  I used a Breville non-stick waffle iron.
Karen Kelly
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