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Gluten-Free Waffle Mix that is simple to make, a tried and true gluten-free waffle recipe, and can be made right away or stored for future use. These gluten-free waffles are perfect.
If you want to level up your waffles, try your hand at making Gluten-Free Sourdough Waffles, Gluten-Free Belgian Waffles, or Gluten-Free Pumpkin Waffles. If you are more of a pancake person, check out my Gluten-Free Pancakes. I also have several recipes for Gluten-Free Donuts.
For another breakfast classic, try my Gluten Free French Toast.
Gluten-Free Waffle Recipe
Everyone loves a good gluten-free waffle mix, and I love a good gluten-free waffle recipe.
Don't get me wrong. There are plenty of mixes to purchase, but depending on your household's gluten-free waffle consumption, the mixes can get expensive.
I've been making this gluten-free waffle recipe for years.
About a year ago, I started making the dry portion in bulk and storing it in a glass container so that my sweet husband and girls could easily make gluten-free waffles when I was traveling.
I also have a gluten-free pancake mix recipe that they also make up whenever they are in the mood for gluten-free pancakes.
Ingredients in Gluten-Free Waffles
Gluten-Free Flour - The base for these gluten-free waffles. You can use either of my gluten-free flour blends, or you can use Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten Free Baking Flour (the blue bag). We don't recommend the Bob's Red Mill all-purpose gluten-free flour (the red bag).
Sugar - A touch of sugar adds a little sweetness and helps with the texture.
Baking Powder - To help create the air bubbles needed to help the gluten-free waffles fluff up and rise while cooking.
Salt - Salt is a flavor enhancer and it helps with the rise.
Vanilla Extract - We love adding a touch of vanilla to this gluten-free waffle recipe. It adds a little flavor and pulls everything together.
Eggs - Eggs help bind everything together, and they help with the texture.
Milk - We like to use unsweetened almond milk, but you can use your favorite milk.
Oil - You can use your oil of choice, but we like to use neutral-flavored oils like avocado oil.
If you have any questions on the ingredients in these gluten-free waffles, please leave a comment below, and I will get back to you.
How to Make Gluten-Free Waffles
There's no need to ever buy a gluten-free waffle mix at the store. There are very few ingredients in waffles. Also, it's really easy to make gluten-free waffles.
You simply place the dry ingredients in a bowl, whisk, and then add the wet ingredients and whisk again until everything is combined.
Place about ¼ cup of gluten-free waffle mix onto your hot waffle maker, and that's it.
Notes for Making Gluten-Free Waffles
Measuring Flour - When working with gluten-free flours, you want to spoon the flour into the measuring cup, then level it. Don't scoop your measuring cup into the gluten-free flour; it will pack it down, and you'll have too much flour.
Room Temperature Ingredients - While this recipe works best with room-temperature ingredients, you can use colder ingredients.
Baking Powder - For those that have made this recipe in the past and loved it, it previously called for 3 teaspoons of baking powder. I found that people were using blends with baking powder already in it and they weren't getting the best results. I've reduced the baking powder to 1 teaspoon.
Dairy-Free Option - This gluten-free waffles recipe works with milk or dairy-free milk.
Mix and Storage - This gluten-free waffle mix can be stored in an airtight container (or glass container) for up to three months at room temperature. When you are ready to make waffles: Preheat a non-stick waffle iron. If you doubled or tripled the dry ingredients before storing, make sure to add enough wet ingredients or measure out one batch worth of dry ingredients to mix with the wet ingredients above. One batch equals approximately 2 cups + 2 tablespoons of dry waffle mix. Pour the dry waffle mix into a large mixing bowl. Add in vanilla, eggs, milk, and oil. Mix just until the batter is smooth. Cook as directed.
Sugar-Free Option - Use honey or coconut sugar instead of granulated sugar.
Freezing- You can freeze cooked waffles in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
If you have any questions on how to make gluten-free waffles, leave a comment below, and I will get back to you.
Gluten-Free Waffle Mix
Most gluten-free waffle mixes are simply the dry ingredients combined. You always have to add the wet ingredients like vanilla, milk, eggs, oil, etc.
By making it yourself, you can keep as much or as little as you want on hand.
Also, it saves quite a bit of money if you are making gluten-free waffles every week.
We like to make up a couple of batches of gluten-free waffles and keep them in the freezer for busy mornings.
My girls pull them out and reheat them in the toaster for a delicious homemade breakfast.
Can I make gluten-free waffles dairy-free?
Yes. This gluten-free waffle mix recipe works with milk or dairy-free milk. We like to use vanilla almond milk when we make gluten-free waffles.
It gives it an extra touch of sweetness and vanilla.
How long can I store gluten-free waffle mix?
This gluten-free waffle mix can be stored in an airtight container (or glass container) for up to three months at room temperature.
It may stay fresh longer, but I wouldn't know because we use it up pretty quickly. For store bought gluten-free waffle mixes, always check the expiration date printed on the box.
Can I use an egg substitute?
I haven't personally tried an egg substitute in this recipe. This gluten-free waffle recipe calls for 2 eggs and the eggs are an important part of the recipe. Sorry!
Why are my gluten-free waffles sticking?
If your gluten-free waffles are sticking, this could be one of three things. First, if your waffle iron is non-stick, you should NOT spray it with cooking spray.
Spraying it could result in sticking.
Second, if your waffle iron is NOT non-stick, you WILL need to spray it.
Last, if you don't let the waffles cook until they're done, they might come apart when you try to lift them out. That's because the center isn't finished cooking. Hope that helps.
Can I make gluten-free waffles sugar-free?
Yes, you can make gluten-free waffles sugar-free. Simply use honey or coconut sugar instead of granulated sugar.
I make my own mixes and my own flour blends. When I do, I personally like to store them in glass jars or containers.
I feel that they stay fresh longer, and they are a good storage option.
When I use ball pint mason jars I purchase the lids that have spots for the date on the lid. I write down when I made the mix or flour blend so I can keep track of how old it is.
You can store this mix in a glass jar, container, or a zip lock bag.
Just note that items stored in zip-lock bags don't last as long. Most mixes like this gluten-free waffle mix store really well in all of the above.
Easy Gluten-Free Waffles
After I posted my gluten-free pancake mix recipe, people started emailing me asking for a waffle mix recipe that they can mix up and store.
I am super excited to finally get this post up for you, so that you can start whisking up your own gluten-free waffles.
With more and more people looking to save money on gluten-free mixes, I think this gluten-free waffle recipe is a great option for mixing up yourself.
What kind of a waffle iron should I use?
Honestly, it's up to you. I used a small, two-waffle waffle iron for almost 2o years. It was one of those $10 ones you get at Walmart.
Just this last year, a friend of mine gave me a round waffle iron. I love it just as much. If you have a waffle iron, just use that one.
You also might like my Gluten Free Chocolate Waffles.
More Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes
Gluten Free Breakfast Casserole - This gluten-free breakfast casserole is simple to make and you can use your favorite breakfast sausage, ham, or bacon to make it exactly the way you want. Instructions for making it the night before included.
Gluten Free Pop Tarts - If you love the flaky, buttery crust and sweet filling that makes a pop tart, you're going to devour these gluten-free pop tarts.
Gluten Free Quiche - A simple gluten free quiche recipe with the perfect flaky crust. You can use ham, sausage, bacon, or veggies in this easy quiche recipe.
Chocolate Overnight Oats - Wholesome, healthy, and delicious – these Chocolate Overnight Oats using oats, milk, and rich cocoa will be a new favorite breakfast option in your house.
Gluten Free Coffee Cake - Perfect with coffee or tea, this tender Gluten-Free Coffee Cake is simple to make and uses minimal ingredients. A GF all-purpose flour blend makes gluten free coffee cake fast and easy to throw together.
Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls - A homemade Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls recipe that is simple to make and bakes into the best Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls. These from-scratch gluten free cinnamon rolls are tender and fluffy. They are topped with a buttery cream cheese frosting that makes them irresistible.
Gluten Free Granola - You can make this home-baked gluten-free granola recipe anytime you like with a few simple ingredients, saving on time and money.
Did you make these gluten free waffles? Please leave a comment below letting me know what you thought.
- Preheat a non-stick waffle iron.
- Add all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl, and whisk until combined.
- Add in vanilla, eggs, milk, and oil. Mix just until the batter is smooth.
- Make sure your waffle iron is hot before you add the batter. If your waffle iron is not non-stick, spray your preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.
- Pour mix onto hot waffle iron, approximately ¼ cup of batter for small square waffles. Cook until golden brown.
- Remove waffle from waffle iron and repeat until all waffles are cooked.
- Top with your favorite toppings. This waffle recipe can be doubled, or tripled.
- Baking Powder - For those that have made this recipe in the past and loved it, it previously called for 3 teaspoons of baking powder. I found that people were using blends with baking powder already in it and they weren't getting the best results. I've reduced the baking powder to 1 teaspoon.
- Dairy-Free Option: This gluten-free waffle mix recipe works with milk or dairy-free milk.
- Mix and Storage: This gluten-free waffle mix can be stored in an airtight container (or glass container) for up to three months at room temperature. When you are ready to make waffles: Preheat a non-stick waffle iron. If you doubled or tripled the dry ingredients before storing make sure add enough wet ingredients or measure out one batch worth of dry ingredients to mix with the wet ingredients above. One batch equals approximately 2 cups + 2 tablespoons of dry waffle mix. Pour the dry waffle mix into a large mixing bowl. Add in vanilla, eggs, milk, and oil. Mix just until the batter is smooth. Cook as directed.
- Sugar Free Option: use honey or coconut sugar instead of granulated sugar.
- Freezing: You can freeze cooked waffles in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
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Serving Size:1 waffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 356mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g