This is my go-to gluten-free waffle recipe when I need an EASY recipe made with gluten-free 1:1 baking flour. Whipped egg whites make the waffles extra light and crisp!

You might also like buckwheat waffles or oat flour waffles.

gluten-free waffles on a plate with whipped cream and raspberries


 

It’s hard to beat a delicious waffle with a light, fluffy interior and a crisp, golden exterior.

I’ve tried a lot of gluten-free waffle recipes and mixes over the years, and I’ve FINALLY found the tricks to make the crispiest gluten-free waffles. 

This is the gluten-free waffles recipe my family comes back to again and again. I think you’ll love them too!

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Why I love this recipe

  • Light and crispy – Whipped egg whites, oil, and just the right amount of milk create a perfectly light and fluffy waffles!
  • Easy to make – These gluten-free waffles come together quickly and are perfect for a Saturday morning or even a weekday!
  • Simple ingredients – This is a simple, straightforward recipe that uses gluten-free 1:1 baking flour and other pantry staples, including milk, oil, sugar, and eggs.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Here are a few notes on the key ingredients to make these gluten-free waffles.

overhead shot of ingredients needed to make gluten-free waffles
  • Gluten-free 1:1 Baking Flour: I recommend Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour for this recipe. King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure-for-Measure Flour will also work.
  • Baking powder: A generous amount of baking powder gives these crispy waffles lift and make them light.
  • Eggs: Another trick to light and fluffy gluten-free waffles is to separate the egg yolks from the whites and beat the egg whites. Beating the egg whites until they’re fluffy keeps the batter light. Room-temperature eggs work best.
  • Whole milk or milk of choice: I recommend using whole milk for these waffles! It lends a nice richness and helps with browning. For dairy-free and gluten-free waffles, use almond milk, oat milk, or any other non-dairy milk. But keep in mind it may change the texture/browning of the waffles.
  • Oil: I find using a liquid fat like oil helps gluten-free waffles to turn out nice and crisp. I like to use grapeseed oil, but any neutral oil like avocado oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil will work. 

How to Make Gluten-Free Waffles

dry ingredients for gluten-free waffles in a bowl, and wet ingredients mixed in

Whisk dry ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Whisk wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks, then add the milk and melted butter. Mix well to combine.

Combine ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.

whipped egg whites in a bowl, and whipped egg whites mixed into gluten-free waffles batter

Whip egg whites. In another bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until fluffy and stiff peaks begin to form.

Fold in egg whites. Gently fold the egg whites into the gluten free waffle batter using a rubber spatula. 

Cook waffles. Preheat the waffle iron. When warm, lightly spray the inside of the waffle iron with cooking spray, then scoop in the batter with a measuring cup. Cook until golden brown, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. 

Recipe Tip

 Transfer finished gluten-free waffles to plates to eat immediately, or place on a wire rack while cooking the rest of the batch so they don’t steam on the bottom and lose their crispness. You can also place the wire rack on a baking sheet in a 200F oven to keep them warm/crisp even longer.

Storage and Freezer Instructions

To store: These gluten-free waffles taste best if served right away. If you’re serving a crowd, place gluten-free waffles in a 250F degree oven until ready to serve. This helps them stay warm and crisp! Whatever you do, don’t stack the waffles until you’re just ready to serve or they’ll lose their crisp.

To freeze: Any leftover gluten-free waffles can be cooled and then frozen in a Ziplock bag or airtight container. Reheat the waffles in the toaster or toaster oven on the defrost setting for easy breakfasts later.

Recipe Tips

  • Whip to egg whites. Whipping the egg whites gives the gluten-free waffles batter an unbeatably light consistency. It’s totally worth the effort!
  • Set in the oven after cooking. If you’re not serving the gluten-free waffles right away, set them on a wire rack over a baking sheet in a 250F degree oven so they stay nice and crisp.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings. You can top these fluffy gluten-free waffles with pure maple syrup, fresh fruit, peanut butter, chocolate chips, or melted butter!
  • For dairy-free, gluten-free waffles. Swap whole milk for any dairy-free milk you like. But keep in mind it may change the texture/browning of the gluten-free waffles.
  • I recently upgraded our waffle iron to this one and I absolutely love it! You can also use a Belgian waffle maker.  
gluten-free waffles on a plate with raspberries on the counter

More Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipes

gluten-free waffles on a plate with whipped cream and berries
4.97 from 29 votes

Gluten-Free Waffles (1:1 Baking Flour!)

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 waffles (depending on size of waffle iron)
This is my go-to gluten-free waffle recipe when I need an EASY recipe made with gluten-free 1:1 baking flour. Whipped egg whites make the waffles extra light and crisp!
I like to use Bob's Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour but any high-quality gluten-free flour blend will work.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (300g) gluten-free 1:1 baking flour
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs separated
  • 1 ¾ cups (240ml) whole milk, or milk of choice
  • cup neutral oil I use grapeseed

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks, then add the milk and melted butter. Mix well to combine.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until combined.
  • In another bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until fluffy and stiff peaks begin to form.
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the batter using a rubber spatula.
  • Preheat the waffle iron. When warm, lightly spray the inside of the waffle iron with cooking spray, then scoop in the batter. Cook until golden brown, according to the manufacturer instructions.
  • Transfer finished waffles to plates to eat immediately, or place on a wire rack while cooking the rest of the batch so they don’t steam on the bottom and lose their crispness. You can also place the wire rack on a baking sheet in a 200F oven to keep them warm/crisp even longer.
  • Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Notes

  • I recommend Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour for this recipe. King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure-for-Measure Flour will also work.
  • I find using a liquid fat like oil helps waffles to turn out nice and crisp. I like to use grapeseed oil but any neutral oil like avocado or vegetable oil will work.
  • I recommend using whole milk for these waffles! It lends a nice richness and helps with browning.
  • For dairy-free waffles, use any milk you like, but keep in mind it may change the texture/browning of the waffles.

Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg

FAQs

What are gluten free waffles made of?

Gluten-free waffles are typically made with gluten-free flour, milk, eggs and oil or butter. Gluten-free flour is flour made from non-gluten containing grains and starches like brown rice flour, buckwheat flour, sorghum flour, potato starch etc.

Can you buy gluten free waffles?

Yes! There are many brands of gluten-free frozen waffles on the market today. Van’s, Nature’s Path, Trader Joe’s and Target all have great options.

You can also freeze these homemade gluten-free waffles for easy breakfasts on-the-go!

How do you keep gluten free waffles from sticking?

Be sure to grease the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray in-between cooking each waffle.

Does maple syrup have gluten?

100% pure maple syrup is naturally gluten-free! Most artificial pancake syrups are also gluten-free, but always be sure to check the label.

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Hi, I’m Erin!

BS Food Science,

MS Nutrition

I believe you can make amazing, gluten-free food with everyday ingredients that everyone will enjoy. I’m here to share my tried-and-true recipes with you!

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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Best ever, substituted tapioca flour for almond flour, so light, and gorgeous golden color. Everyone at Ed them so fast I couldn’t submit a picture!!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! Loving all of your recipes. You can tell the method was well thought out. Honestly don’t NEED syrup on them! They’re so good as is. My toddler apparently loves them as well. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    With one person with Celiac Disease and several who are gluten intolerant in my extended family, I’m always on the hunt for yummy gluten free recipes for family gatherings. I usually just sub out the flour for 1:1 gluten free blends, but I love that this recipe also adds almond flour! I can’t wait to try it!

  4. 5 stars
    Finally a waffle I can live with, thank you. I have tried so many recipes and I always look at the reviews and wonder if gluten free people have just started to settle on below average taste and flavor, this recipe gives me hope, thanks again for sharing.

    1. I’m so glad you liked the waffles! Glad they’ve given you hope gluten-free can be delicious 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    I have been cooking gluten free for my husband for 20 years. This is the best recipe we have ever eaten. A slice of hHeaven in the gluten free world!

  6. 5 stars
    So easy. Make a big batch because I LOVE freezing these waffles for a quick breakfast in the morning. Just pop em in the toaster. The kids love them!

  7. 5 stars
    Yuuuum, seriously! This is a winning recipe for gluten-free waffles! My kids already asked when we can have them again…

  8. Hiya, I have been trying a few of your recipes and so far loved all of them, in particular the chocolate chip cookies!, I would like to try this waffle recipe but I’m one of those coeliacs that cannot eat oats. What do you suggest I can replace the quick oats with? Many thanks Kirstin

  9. 5 stars
    Just made these waffles this morning and they were terrific!! I used arrowroot for the corn starch, stevia for the sugar, and Nutiva buttery spread-which is the only buttery spread I’ve found to not contain canola or soybean oils–. Thank you so much for the great recipe!! This is now my favorite waffle recipe, gluten free or not!! 🙂

  10. 5 stars
    Made this recipe today for a family gathering. I doubled the recipe for about 13 people and it was perfect! These are so delicious. Even the gluten tolerant folks in the family LOVED them….I will be passing this on to waffle lovers everywhere!

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