Wheat free waffles are a breakfast favorite at our house! These waffles are not only free of wheat/gluten but also dairy, egg, soy, peanuts, and tree nuts.
My husband makes a batch of waffles nearly every Saturday morning. This Saturday morning ritual is one that my kids look forward to each week. Plus, the leftovers freeze well so they can have waffles throughout the week if they want. They just have to heat them up in the microwave and breakfast is done.
If you're keeping track, that's a lot of easy breakfasts for me! 😊
Waffle iron options
I'm a sucker for kitchen appliances so I have a couple of waffle iron options in my kitchen. We often make these waffles in a Belgian waffle maker. This makes the process pretty fast because one Belgian waffle takes up a lot more batter than a standard waffle. The large waffle is cut into four and frozen in those smaller pieces.
I recently bought this little Dash waffle maker.
Yes, it's little...like, really, really small. It makes 4 inch round waffles! I admit it is a bit of a time commitment to make a whole batch of waffles using this waffle maker. So, why do I do it? Two reasons:
- They're cute
- They're the perfect size for sandwiches!
🥪 Waffle breakfast sandwiches
A good bread that is free of the most common allergens can be hard to come by. We've found a few brands that are OK but they are usually pretty dry and crumbly.
Guess what? Waffles work well as a bread substitute for sandwiches! This recipe is on the slightly sweeter side because it has some sugar added. If you aren't a fan of mixing sweet and savory, omit the sugar and add a little salt and pepper or other herbs and spices. Here are a few sandwich ideas:
- Sunflower butter and jelly
- Sunflower butter and banana (trust me - it's delicious!)
- Ham and dairy free cheese (kind of like a grilled cheese)
- Sausage, dairy free cheese, and veggies like spinach and tomato slices
- Turkey or chicken, lettuce, veggies of your choice, and a slice of avocado
- Hummus topped with veggies
If you just want to have a waffle the traditional way, you can't beat pure maple syrup! My grandpas both made their own each year so I wouldn't dream of using any cheap imitation.
I like to top my waffles with berries, too. I always have frozen berries on hand but will sometimes use fresh if they're available. If we really want to get fancy, we might have a little "safe" whipped cream on top.
Wheat Free Waffles
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 6 tablespoons warm water
- 2 cups gluten free all purpose flour blend
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 tablespoon distilled vinegar
- 1-1/2 cups rice milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed and water; set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder and sugar in a mixing bowl. Add the vinegar, oil, milk and vanilla; and flaxseed/water mixture and mix well. If using rice milk, start with 1-1/2 cups and add more if mixture is too thick.
- Preheat waffle iron and coat with cooking spray. Pour enough batter to fill the wells and cook according to manufacturer instructions. Serve warm and/or store leftovers in an airtight container and freeze for future use. Makes 4 Belgian waffles.Makes 12 (4 inch) waffles