Enjoy these fuss-free and tasty vegan gluten-free waffles made with oat and quinoa flour. They're crunchy and golden on the outside and soft on the inside. Quinoa adds a wonderful nutty flavour and protein to help to keep you full during the busy work or school mornings. This recipe comes together quickly in a blender, too!
Have you ever tried blender waffles? They're incredibly easy because they're made (you guessed it) in a blender. This recipe for gluten free vegan oat and quinoa waffles comes together quickly in a high-power blender container.
I love recipes that can be made with little fuss and almost no clean up! And this is definitely one of those recipes.
Vegan Gluten-Free Oat & Quinoa Waffles
A mix of dry oats and quinoa are processed into a fine flour which makes the base of this recipe. Quinoa adds a nutty flavour, and protein which helps to keep you full during busy mornings. This recipe is a popular breakfast in my home any day of the week.
You probably already have what you need in your pantry to make these. Give these vegan gluten-free oat and quinoa waffles a go this weekend!
Tips to make the best Vegan Gluten-Free Oat & Quinoa Waffles
- A high powered blender works really well (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 same flour-like texture needed.
- If your waffle iron is cast iron (or not non-stick coated), add a small brushing of oil to the surface to prevent the waffles from sticking.
- Make sure your oats tare 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.
- Cook the waffles as per your waffle iron instructions.
Important note about oats, quinoa and gluten
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.
Advanced Preparation For an even quicker breakfast
Because mornings can often be busy and under a time crunch, you can prepare the oat and quinoa flour blend night before and keep it stored in an airtight container. Simply toss it back into the blender along with the other ingredients in the morning.
This recipe can also be made in advance and frozen for up to 1 month. I usually make a double batch of these waffles and freeze them for quick breakfasts for my little guy. Freeze them with a piece of parchment paper between them and store in an airtight freezer-safe container or bag. To defrost, simply place them in the toaster until they're crispy.
Want more breakfast recipes like this?
If you like this recipe, you may want to try some of my other popular breakfast recipes:
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.
This gluten-free vegan waffle recipe was inspired and adapted from this recipe for oat and quinoa waffles; I originally posted this adaptation back in 2016, but felt it needed an update with spiffy new shots, so here it is again.
VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE OAT & QUINOA 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. 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.
- ½ cup (110g) uncooked quinoa
- 1 cup (125g) uncooked rolled oats certified gluten free
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp flax meal
- ⅛ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup (250ml) unsweetened almond milk or non-dairy milk of choice
- ¼ cup (60ml) maple syrup
Combine the quinoa and oats in a blender or food processor (I use a vitamix). 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). Note that the batter will be thick; this is normal.
Pour the batter into a preheated non-stick waffle iron (you will need to lightly oil your waffle iron if it's not non-stick). Cook per your waffle iron instructions, or for ~5 minutes until golden brown. Top as desired with fresh fruit, chopped nuts, coconut whipped cream or simply pour on the maple syrup.
Always check ingredients to make sure they aren't processed in a facility that also processes wheat and other gluten containing products, otherwise cross contamination can occur.
Waffles can be frozen for up to three months. Layer the waffles between squares of parchment paper so they don't freeze together. I find a toaster works really well to reheat them.