I’m actually being serious when I say that this is the only gluten free waffle recipe you’ll ever need. If you are looking for an “old faithful,” a reliable waffle you could make every Sunday morning for the rest of your life, then this recipe is your new best friend.
The best part about these gluten free waffles is that they have no flour! Zero! I love baking with low carb flours, but let’s be honest, sometimes developing those recipes can be finicky, time consuming, and there are times they just don’t turn out. Well this recipe is basically turning your morning oatmeal into waffle form. So you don’t have to feel like you’re cheating at all because you aren’t… well unless you top with caramelized bananas like I did 🙂
Oh do you want to know another awesome thing about these waffles? Easy clean up. All of these ingredients can go in a blender, so no need to worry about mixing wet ingredients in one bowl and dry ingredients in another.
And now for the most important part. The taste and the texture (we all know gluten free texture can be a little iffy sometimes!) are perfect; I literally would not change a thing. My husband LOVED the waffles, and my one year loved them even more. So, even though I’m not exclusively gluten free, this is my new go to waffle recipe because it tastes that good, and it really is that easy.
Okay, so enough with the raving, how do you make it? In a blender put your quick oats, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Blend for 30 seconds to a minute until the oats are ground up very fine.
Next, add your vanilla, maple syrup, 2 eggs, and almond milk. Blend for another 30 seconds to a minute.
Lastly, add your melted butter, and blend for another 30 seconds to a minute.
Now, for the most important part of any waffle recipe: you have to let the batter sit for ten minutes. Never put waffle batter in your waffle iron right away. It needs a few minutes to rest.
After 10 minutes, add the batter to your waffle iron and cook the way you normally would. I always have my waffle iron set to the highest setting because I like my waffles to get a little crispy on the outside.
Okay, so if you’re interested in a little bit of cheating this morning and want to make these with caramelized bananas like I did, let me tell you how!
In a small saucepan over medium heat add 1 tbsp butter. Allow the butter to melt, then add 1/2 to 1 tbsp of light brown sugar. Mix the butter and sugar together with your spatula, then lay the sliced bananas on top (you can add your pecans to this mixture too if you want them caramelized as well). Allow to cook a couple of minutes until golden brown and then flip. Put these on your waffle and eat while they are still warm. Thank me later.
And let me know what you think of this recipe! I know you’ll love it as much as I do!
Gluten Free, Flourless Waffles
1 1/2 cups quick oats
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1-2 tbsp maple syrup (you can substitute with honey, sugar, or another sweetener)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk (you can substitute with whatever milk you have)
5 tbsp butter, melted
Caramelized Bananas (Optional):
1 tbsp butter
1/2-1 tbsp brown sugar
Additional toppings (Optional):