Gluten Free Waffles -The Simple Green


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.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free waffles, vegan waffles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 4" waffles
Calories 152 kcal
Author Heidi Richter


  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup uncooked 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


  1. 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).

  2. 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).

  3. 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.

Recipe Notes

Waffles can be frozen for up to three months. I find a toaster to reheat them works really well.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving (1 waffle)
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 197mg9%
Potassium 168mg5%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. This is an approximation of the nutrition offered in this recipe, and is created using a nutrition calculator. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your preferred calculator.