The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Waffle




My roommate’s eyes widened as the brilliant idea came to her mind as we stood in the kitchen. “I have THE best idea! You know what we should do Cara???”

Okay pause right here; allow me to first interject a little backgroud knowledge.

The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Waffle - Fork & Beans

I am learning that anytime my roommate uses the word “we” while we are either in the kitchen or simply talking about food, she actually means “you”; me, Cara. So let me translate: As my roommate and I were standing in the kitchen she turned to me and said, “You know what you should do tomorrow, Cara?”

The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Waffle - Fork & Beans

“You should totally make waffles for breakfast!”

Translation: “I’m going to need breakfast tomorrow and I personally don’t want to make anything, so I think I could really go for one of your waffles in the morning!”

The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Waffle - Fork & Beans

Thanks to my roommate’s encouragement, I ended up making one of the best batches of my ultimate breakfast food.  But pride comes before the fall because as I sat at the table this morning, ruminating for 20 minutes over the fact that these were seriously the best gluten-free and vegan waffles I have ever made (quite possibly in the history of mankind as well), I realized that I had left one of the waffles sitting in the iron for that entire time. It gave a very new meaning to extra crispy.

The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Waffle - Fork & Beans

Just because you can throw down a mean breakfast doesn’t mean that you should burn your house down because of it. The end.

The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Waffle
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Serves: approx. 6 Waffles
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours with the baking powder and salt.
  2. Make a well in the center of the bowl. Pour remaining ingredients inside the well. Mix until fully combined; your batter should be thick yet pourable. If it is too runny add a tablespoon of flour at a time. If too thick to pour, add a tablespoon of nondairy milk at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Allow to sit for 5 minutes while the waffle iron heats up.
  3. Cook each waffle according to your waffle iron instructions.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Waffle Calories: 315 Fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 31g Sugar: 2g Sodium: 165mg Fiber: 4g Protein: 6g




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  1. Hello, thanks for the fabulous Recipe. Any sub for flax? My son can’t do flax, maybe ener g egg replacer? Thanks So Much
    Look forward to making this weekend for valentines day.

  2. Hi Kara! Have recently found your website and it has been a saving grace! Thank you! We loved the waffles!! But two questions…
    The batter was a little runny, if I wanted to thicken it up a bit, should I use less milk or add more flour? If flour, which one? & any tricks to reheating the next morning?? Made extra from our breakfast for dinner, and warmed them up the next morning, and they were hard as a rock, lol. (My littles still loved them, just loaded up with more syrup and butter!)

    • I just made a batch this morning to test it out and it appears that maybe when you were scooping out the flour, you didn’t get enough in there? Regardless, I did end up decreasing the amount of milk by just 1/4 c. to make it a little thicker (though if you used 1 3/4 c. as previously directed it should still be okay). I just liked the thicker batter personally. Next time that happens Jill, just add a tablespoon of flour at a time until it gets thick. This is also why they were so hard the next day–too thin of a batter. Hope this helps! Glad the kiddos loved them :)

  3. Hey Loren, I substituted the oat flour for a mixture of quinoa and buckwheat flours and they turned out great. Jo

  4. Thank you for this wonderful recipe! My two and a half year old daughter cannot have gluten, egg, dairy, soy or yeast. We made these together yesterday and she kept saying “these are the best waffles EVER – delicious”!! So, thanks again! Jo

  5. Hi there! New to the food allergy game and absolutely craving waffles. Oats are one of my many allergies. Is there anything I can substitute the oat flour for? Will the waffles still be as delicious if I use more of the rice flour instead? Thanks for giving me hope in my new journey!

  6. Going to try these, thought it was funny it’s almost the same recipe I have been using for my pancakes! Haha can’t wait to see how they turn out…… I have to use almond milk because that’s all I have hopefully that’s ok!

  7. This recipe has made me the “waffle maker” in the family. Everyone loves them (all seven of us). My dad couldn’t believe they were gluten free AND egg free. He said they are the best waffles he’s ever had… soft in the inside and crispy on the outside… absolute perfection. Thanks so much, Cara! Your recipes are giving me a great reputation in the kitchen. :)

  8. I made these for my family for a “breakfast for dinner” and they were wonderful. I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten free all purpose flour. I added cinnamon, nutmeg and a bit of maple syrup to the recipe to tone down the bean-y flavor that occurs in flours with bean flours (Bob’s Red Mill contains garbanzo bean flour). The waffles were soft and fluffy with a wonderfully crispy outside. I will definitely put this in my favorite recipes section in my recipe collection.

  9. Made these waffles this morning and they were great!! The batter is a little thin, and since I’m using a Belgium waffle iron I will increase the flour a bit next time. But will definitely make these again!!

  10. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. They are by far the best gluten free vegan waffle recipe I have ever tried.

  11. Cara-

    Made these and they were, hands down, the best waffle I have ever tasted! They will surely replace my existing box mix! Thanks for sharing your incredible gift with the masses! You rock!

    • Well, slap yo mama if this isn’t just the SWEETEST and most BESTEST comment to read! Thank you so much for your feedback Shelcy–I’m over the moon that you liked these 😉 xo

  12. Are these okay leftover? Can I freeze them and then toast them in my toaster? I’m making some now – so hungry for waffles! These look delicious!

    • These are great as leftovers. I usually bake up a batch on Sunday, eat a fresh one, let the rest cool and then freeze them (I put a piece of parchment paper in between each waffle). Hope you enjoy them! xo, Cara

      • Thank you! These ARE amazing! Even my non GF husband liked them. I are some leftover and they were just as yummy, if not better. They stay crunchy, unlike wheat flour waffles. Thanks for the great recipe! I’m making more now for dinner for the entire family! :)

  13. WAHOOOOOOO!!! We ate waffles as a family for the first time in months! THANK YOU! This recipe is amazing, it came out just like I remember waffles tasting like. I even had to modify, subbing cornstarch for the arrowroot powder (I couldn’t find it last night at the store) and I learned we had to cook them longer than traditional waffles so they didnt stick in our iron. What a blessing this morning has been!

  14. OMG…. I will tell you, I have tried several gf, ef, recipes before, all the others were so thick I could not pour them in. This one looks just like a regular batter would, hands down the best one we have tried! Thanks a million! Both my 5 year old son and me have various allergies, it is soooo hard to find a great one, Thanks again :-)

  15. Oh my gosh and I am SO hungry right now. Lucky enough, a friend brought me 2 huge bags of fresh blueberries I just popped in the freezer…..Mmmmmmm!!

  16. Yum! We made these last night and then I had to link you on my website! I wrote up a little post about the perfect waffles – then sent them to your site for the recipe. Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. Wow! Those waffles look delicious.. I love crispy waffles. I love all waffles.

  18. Sounds like you both need each other! 😉
    And the fact that you sat down and enjoyed your creation fully, enough to forget a burning waffle is proof they were really THAT good! 😉

  19. You have a very smart roomie! These Waffles looks amazing, Justin has to remind me not to leave any cooking device unattended I have been known to burn a few things (thankfully just not the kitchen)in my day :) The worst cooking on the grille, I get distracted by my flowers and garden and completely forget what I was grilling in the first place

  20. Ha, your roommate sounds a bit like my husband & your waffles look perfect.

  21. The next time you make these, I’m going to be on the next plane to CA

  22. These look totally perfect! I’m drooling over all the figs- I need to get me some! And your roommate is pretty clever. I like her already! :-)

  23. Well, at least you didn’t burn the ones you ate :) For that I suspect you and your room mate are grateful!

  24. You always seem to save me every time my mouth goes “hmm, I feel like…(insert said dessert/baked good/breakfast food/meal here.” Then Cara goes, “I will come up with an allergy free and better tasting (insert said dessert/baked good/breakfast food/meal here.” It’s a beautiful cycle…

  25. I’m so jealous that your roommate has such an awesome roommate. Love and miss you!! Catch me up, will ya?! I have pictures for you!!!

  26. My husband was the same way “we” was “you” until I went apesh!t on him one day. Now, he wears padding before he asks me to do things…

  27. You are awesome and love the new tag line. You must fly over for tea and catch me up on your life. It sounds like a ton has happened since we’ve talked. Or just im me when you see me ; )

  28. I truly think I love your roommate Cara. She’s brilliant! :)

  29. I can see the headlines now – “Princess Fork, Queen of the Universe Enjoys Ultimate Waffle as House Burns. Story at 7:00.” I can see I’ve made a tragic mistake. Had I moved to California rather than Texas I could have been the persuasive roommate with the personal chef. Darn. Where DID I leave that time machine?

  30. Haha I can totally relate to your relationship with your roommate- mine used to tell me we should make cookies all the time. Well, we all know only one person ended up in the kitchen and it sure wasn’t her 😉

    I love waffles, I wish I had a waffle iron so I could try these!

  31. so glad to hear that before the waffle char came some perfect waffle. and yes, I’m going to second (the genius) Richa … an adult beverage waffle is a must.

  32. i like my waffles super crisp please:)) are we going to see some adult beverages made into the best possible gf waffles soon 😉

  33. You should totally make her make waffles… she probably wouldn’t burn them…

  34. Dude, your room mate needs to be making you waffles! I was going to start name calling, but she’s probably a very nice person. Sorry about the crispy one, glad you didn’t burn your house down! Xoxo!

  35. Hehe :) glad the new roommate situation is going well. Wafs look delicious!

  36. Mmmmmm these look amazing! And a little char never hurt anyone :)

    And your relationship with your roommate and the kitchen sounds oh so very similar to my relationship with my husband and our kitchen. “We” always = “you”


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