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    Perfect for a delicious breakfast, these gluten-free waffles are quick to make in a blender and are hearty, filling, and will be loved by the whole family. Made with almond flour and easy-to-make keto, these will give you the energy to face the day.

    three waffles on a gray plate with chocolate drizzle and strawberry

    I mean, who doesn’t love soft waffles for breakfast?! If you have a gluten intolerance, these waffles mean that you don’t have to miss out!

    Made with almond flour and cream cheese, the sweet waffle batter takes minutes to make in a blender before being poured into a waffle maker. Crispy on the outside and fluffy in the middle, these gluten-free waffles are so delicious and perfect when served with all of your favorite toppings.

    Be sure to try my Sausage and Potato Waffles too!

    Why you will love this Gluten-Free Waffles recipe!

    • Quick and easy: Just blend the ingredients together and pour them into the waffle maker. This is one effortless and delicious breakfast or brunch. Minimal cooking time.
    • Perfect for meal prep: Make up a batch of these and freeze them for those busy mornings!
    • Easy to adapt: If you follow a keto or low-carb diet, simply swap out the sweetener and you’ll have one tasty breakfast!

    Now, let’s dive into two scrumptious gluten-free waffle recipe that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

    waffles on a plate drizzled with chocolate and topped with sliced strawberry

    Ingredients

    • Almond Flour: We use almond flour in these waffles to keep them gluten-free. You could also use your favorite gluten-free flour blend(s).
    • Sugar: White granulated sugar adds a nice sweetness. For a healthier option, you can also use coconut sugar. If keto or low carb, then you can use granulated monk fruit or granulated erythritol instead.
    • Baking Powder: So that the waffles get light and fluffy when they are cooked.
    • Salt and Vanilla Extract: For sweetness and flavor.
    • Large eggs: To bind the ingredients together.
    • Cream Cheese: This adds richness and tang and helps to keep the waffles moist. Or dairy-free alternative.
    • Almond Milk: To make the batter pourable. Other plant-based or dairy-free milk can be used.
    • Butter: To grease the waffle maker. You can also use coconut oil.
    ingredients for gluten-free waffles

    How to make gluten-free waffles

    • Place all the ingredients except butter and almond flour into a blender or hand mixer jar. Blend to combine.
    • Then, add almond flour and blend until smooth. The result should be a thick batter. Add more flour if necessary.
    • Preheat your waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and grease it with butter.
    • Pour waffle batter into the waffle maker (use ⅓ of the batter if you are using a double waffle maker) and cook until ready. Repeat two more times, or until you run out of batter.
    • You can keep your waffles warm by covering them until you make the rest.
    • Serve immediately with your favorite toppings such as yogurt, fresh or frozen berries, chocolate chips or chocolate drizzle, peanut butter, jam, Nutella, or ice cream!
    process shots of making the perfect gluten free waffles

    Can you make them ahead of time?

    Once the waffles are made, freezing is your best option. If stored in the fridge they can harden. Let them cool and then freeze them solid on a baking sheet before storing them in a freezer bag or container. They will keep well for up to 3 months and can be reheated from frozen in a toaster. The waffle batter can be made 2 to 3 days ahead of time and stored covered in the fridge.

    How do you make waffles crispy?

    These gluten-free waffles come out with perfectly crispy edges whilst remaining soft and fluffy in the middle. To get the crispy edges, make sure that your waffle iron is fully heated before pouring in the batter. For an even crispier texture, once cooked, pop them under the broiler for a couple of minutes.

    How do you serve them?

    You can of course enjoy these just as there are, but make them extra special by adding your favorite toppings. Try finishing them with:

    • Maple Syrup
    • Yogurt
    • Fresh Berries
    • Chocolate hazelnut spread
    • Ice Cream
    • Peanut Butter
    • Granola
    • Sliced Banana
    waffles topped with sliced strawberries and melted chocolate

    Experiment with Toppings and Variations

    One of the best things about gluten-free waffles is their versatility. You can get creative with your toppings and add-ins to cater to your personal preferences. Here are a few ideas to inspire you:

    1. Sweet toppings: Fresh berries, sliced bananas, honey, nut butter, chocolate chips, whipped cream, yogurt, maple syrup, ice cream, or a dusting of powdered sugar can transform your gluten-free waffles into a delightful dessert-like treat.
    2. Savory toppings: Avocado slices, poached eggs, smoked salmon, salsa, sour cream, or a sprinkle of grated cheese can elevate your gluten-free waffles into a savory brunch option and provide some source of protein. 
    3. Flavor variations: Experiment with different extracts such as almond, coconut, or lemon to infuse unique flavors into your waffle batter. You can also add spices like cinnamon, cardamom, or ginger to create a delightful aromatic experience.

    TIPS FROM NELI’S KITCHEN

    Recipe Notes and Tips for the Perfect Gluten-Free Waffles

    Creating a delicious gluten-free waffle requires the right combination of ingredients and a touch of culinary finesse. Here are a few tips to achieve that perfect, fluffy waffle texture without compromising on taste:

    • Waffles are best when warm and freshly made. They will be hardened after a few hours and have a gooey texture. You can keep leftovers in a sealed bag or airtight container and reheat them in a toaster before serving.
    • These waffles are freezer-friendly for up to three months. Before freezing, allow them to cool down completely. Then, to reheat the waffles, you can use the microwave or a toaster (better texture), or a toaster oven.
    • Make this recipe keto-friendly by choosing a keto sweetener. You can use sugar-free maple syrup as well.
    • These waffles can be low-carb or keto diet if you replace the sugar with erythritol or monk fruit.
    • They are fluffy and soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. 
    • If you don’t have a blender, you can make them in a mixing bowl. Whisk the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients, and mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as it can lead to dense waffles.
    close up image of square waffles on a plate with berries and chocolate

    More Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes

    So, don’t let dietary restrictions dampen your love for waffles—indulge in these gluten-free delights and discover the joy of a tasty, gluten-free breakfast experience.

    Remember, the key to successful gluten-free waffles lies in using quality ingredients, experimenting with flavors, and embracing your creativity. So, gather your ingredients, preheat that waffle iron, and embark on a delightful gluten-free waffle adventure. Bon appétit!

    Gluten-Free Waffles

    Perfect for a delicious breakfast, these gluten-free waffles are quick to make in a blender and are hearty, filling and will be loved by the whole family. Made with almond flour and easy to make keto, these will give you the energy to face the day.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 25 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes
    Servings 6 waffles
    Calories 304kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Place all the ingredients except butter and almond flour into a blender or hand mixer jar. Blend to combine.
    • Then, add almond flour and blend until smooth. The result should be a thick batter. Add more flour if necessary.
    • Pre-heat your waffle maker, and grease it with butter.
    • Pour waffle batter into the waffle maker (use ⅓ of batter if you are using a double waffle maker) and cook until ready. Repeat two more times, or until you run out of batter.
    • You can keep your waffles warm by covering them until you make the rest.
    • Serve immediately with your favorite toppings such as yogurt, fresh or frozen berries, chocolate chips or chocolate drizzle, peanut butter, jam, Nutella, or ice cream!

    TIPS & NOTES

    • Waffles are best when warm and freshly made. They will be hardened after a few hours and have a gooey texture. You can keep leftovers in a sealed bag or airtight container and reheat them in a toaster before serving.
    • Make this recipe keto-friendly by choosing a keto sweetener. You can use sugar-free maple syrup as well.
    • These waffles can be low-carb or keto diet if you replace the sugar with erythritol or monk fruit.
    • They are fluffy and soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. 
    • If you don’t have a blender, you can make them in a mixing bowl. Whisk the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients, and mix until just combined. Be careful not to overmix, as it can lead to dense waffles.
    • These waffles are freezer-friendly for up to three months. Before freezing, allow them to cool down completely. Then, to reheat the waffles, you can use the microwave or a toaster (better texture), or a toaster oven.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 216IU | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 2mg
    Course Breakfast
    Cuisine American
    Keyword homemade gluten-free waffles, waffles with almond flour, waffles with cream cheese
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