Enjoy these fuss-free and tasty vegan gluten-free waffles made with homemade oat and quinoa flour. The quinoa adds a wonderful nutty flavour and protein to help to keep you full during the busy work or school mornings. Because there is no gluten in this recipe, it’s important to make sure you waffle iron/maker is non-stick, otherwise, your waffles may come apart while cooking-add a light brushing of oil to make sure they stay in one piece for cast iron or other waffle makers.
Happy Friday, friends!
Have you ever tried blender waffles? They’re incredibly easy because they’re made (you guessed it) in a blender. I love recipes that come together with little fuss and clean up. A mix of dry oats and quinoa blended into a flour makes up the base of this recipe. Quinoa adds a wonderful nutty flavour, and protein which helps to keep you full during the busy work or school mornings.
Tips to make the best Vegan Gluten Free Oat & Quinoa Waffles
- I highly recommend using either a grain mill or a high powered blender (I use a Vitamix) to create the flour base for this recipe. Alternatively, you could use a food processor, however, I find it doesn’t quite create the flour-like texture needed.
- If your waffle iron is cast iron or otherwise not non-stick coated, it’s best to add a small brushing of oil to the surface to prevent sticking.
- It’s important to make sure you source oats that are certified gluten free; oats are naturally free of gluten, however, if they are processed in a facility that also processes wheat, there can be cross contamination. Also, note that while this recipe is gluten free, it may not be suitable for those with coeliac disease; quinoa and oats contains proteins that resemble gluten which can activate the immune system of those with coeliac.
These vegan gluten-free waffles were inspired and adapted from the very talented Ryoya Takashima with his recipe for oat and quinoa waffles and it’s certainly one of my favourites. I originally posted this adaptation back in 2016, but felt it needed an update with spiffy new shots, so here it is again.
And if you’re looking for an awesome butter-y spread for your waffles, be sure to check out the recipe for European style dairy-free butter recipe; it’s simple to make and is perfect for waffles, pancakes, toast…almost anywhere you’d use regular butter.
You probably already have what you need in your pantry to make these. Give these vegan gluten-free waffles a go this weekend!
VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE OAT & QUINOA BLENDER WAFFLES
Enjoy these fuss-free and tasty vegan gluten-free waffles made with oat and quinoa flour. The quinoa adds a wonderful nutty flavour, and protein which helps to keep you full during the busy work or school mornings. Because there is no gluten in this recipe, it's important to make sure you waffle iron/maker is non-stick, otherwise, your waffles may come apart while cooking. For cast iron or other waffles irons, you may need to add a light coating of oil to make sure they don't stick.
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp flax meal
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or non-dairy milk of choice
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave syrup
Combine the quinoa and oats in a blender (vitamix) or food processor. Process on high until the mixture is a fine consistency (think whole wheat flour). Add in the baking soda, cinnamon, flax meal, salt, maple syrup, and almond milk, then blend until combined (you will need to stop the blender and scrape down the sides to ensure it's evenly incorporated).
Pour the batter onto a preheated non-stick waffle iron (you will need to lightly oil your waffle iron if it's not non-stick). Cook for ~5 minutes or until golden brown. Top as desired with fresh fruit, chopped nuts, coconut whipped cream or simply pour on the maple syrup.
Waffles can be frozen for up to three months. I find a toaster to reheat them works really well. This recipe was inspired and adapted from by the very talented Ryoya Takashima from his oat and quinoa waffles recipe.