Gluten-Free Waffle Recipe - Dr. Axe

Gluten-Free Waffle Recipe

Gluten-free waffles - Dr. Axe

Waffles have always been a breakfast treat to me. Since they require a little more effort than eggs or pancakes, I’ve always associated waffles with lazy weekend mornings. They remind me of spending time with family over the kitchen table and enjoying a fresh batch.

And, of course, when I say waffles, I mean the homemade kind. Nope, you won’t find the frozen toaster variety in my house — and once you whip up this Gluten-Free Waffle Recipe using gluten-free flours, they’ll take a permanent hiatus from your home, too.

These waffles are wheat-free and insanely delicious. They’re naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and use ghee instead of butter, a great substitute for people who are lactose intolerant. You’ll also be impressed by the nutritional profile of each waffle, with 33 grams of healthy carbs, 14 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein. It’ll keep you going for hours!

Start a new tradition at your house and make this gluten-free waffle recipe ASAP!

What Gluten-Free Flour Works Best?

It’s probably the most important question to ask, as the wrong kind of flour can really throw off the waffle recipe while if you’re gluten intolerant, it’s also critical that you choose a flour that is truly without any gluten.

Gluten-free flours that can work for this recipe include oat flour, almond flour/meal, chickpea flour, brown rice flour and buckwheat flour. If you go with coconut flour, you’ll want it to make up only about a fourth of your flour mixture because it can make it less workable. Teff and sorghum flour are also gluten-free, but they also work better in combination with other gluten-free flours because alone they can make baked goods dry and coarse.

Of course, you can also buy a commercial made gluten-free flour, which is always a combination of different gluten-free ingredients and varies from brand to brand. Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Baking Flour is a good choice, as it’s both grain-free and gluten-free. It includes almond flour, arrowroot flour, coconut flour and tapioca flour.

Lastly, you can simply make your own! Try my Paleo flour mixture that is also naturally gluten-free. It was the same four flours that Bob’s Red Mill does but probably slightly different quantities.

How to Make Gluten-Free Waffles

Let’s begin by beating the eggs in a large bowl until they’re nice and fluffy.

Gluten-free waffle recipe step 2 - Dr. Axe

Then add in the rest of the ingredients — flour through vanilla extract. Mix them all up until just combined.

Next, lightly grease your preheated waffle iron. Save time and use the ghee for this step, too. In batches of 1/2 –3/4 cups, carefully pour the mixture into the waffle iron and cook until it looks crisp and golden brown.

Gluten-free waffle recipe step 3 - Dr. Axe

Seriously, it’s hard to make this gluten-free waffle recipe any easier — and the waffles it creates are so much better than anything pre-made!

Gluten-free waffle recipe - Dr. Axe

The waffles are terrific with a pat of grass-fed butter and a drizzle of maple syrup. Or how about adding some fresh berries? You could even use these waffles to make some creative brunch sandwiches. With all those healthy ingredients, gluten-free waffles are sure to become a new tradition in your home, too.

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Gluten-Free Waffle Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These waffles are gluten-free, wheat-free and insanely delicious. They’re naturally sweetened with coconut sugar and use ghee instead of butter, a great substitute for people who are lactose intolerant.


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour (go with Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Flour or use this mixture)
  • 1½ cup reduced fat coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons ghee, melted
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Beat eggs until fluffy. Add flour, milk, ghee, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  2. Lightly oil preheated waffle iron. Pour 1/2–3/4 cup mixture into waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 4 min
  • Category: Breakfasts
  • Method: Waffle Iron
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 waffle
  • Calories: 277
  • Sugar: 2.3g
  • Sodium: 463mg
  • Fat: 14.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.3g
  • Fiber: 4.3g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg

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  1. Brandy on

    Is this a different recipe? I’ve used your recipe in the past and loved it. I pulled it up today to use and it tastes different and the ingredients seem different. Not as good. Do you have the old recipe by chance?

    • Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DNM, CN on

      Hi Brandy! Thanks for your comment. We made the new version healthier. But here’s the old version if you prefer it:
      2 eggs
      2 cups gluten-free flour
      1–3/4 cup coconut milk
      1/2 cup ghee, melted
      1 tablespoon maple syrup
      4 tablespoons baking powder
      1/4 teaspoon sea salt
      1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


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