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3 Dairy Free Waffles Recipes (Gluten Free) + Waffle Toppings

Dairy free waffles recipes (+ gluten free) made 3 ways, sweet or savory with 3 different toppings. Choose between sweet gluten and dairy free pumpkin waffles, banana cinnamon waffles or savory zucchini waffles. Make these gluten free dairy free waffles recipes whenever you need a morning celebration!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Waffles Recipes

Making gluten and dairy free waffles is not that complicating as it sounds. There are probably store bough gluten free dairy free waffles available but nothing beats the taste and quality of fresh homemade waffles – they are cheaper, and freeze well too, just pop them in the toaster!

The best part is that you can also make different flavored versions of these dairy free waffles with just a few ingredients changes.

You can also try some gluten and dairy free strawberry muffins or blueberry muffins if you like.

Gluten Free Dairy Free Waffles From Scratch

There are plenty of gluten free waffle mixes to purchase (there are probably dairy free waffle mixes too) but they are rarely both, plus they can get expensive and usually contain cheap unhealthy ingredients.

If you think you don’t have time, don’t worry the waffle batter can be made ahead and refrigerated. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Before using, stir well.

Gluten & Dairy Free Waffles With Healthy Ingredients

I call these gluten and dairy free waffles a healthy indulgence, they are made with wholesome allergy friendly ingredients, plus refined sugar free, gum free, starch free and baking powder free.

Cornstarch is a common ingredient in baking powder (a well-known source of GMOs) and also aluminum (a heavy metal with known toxicities). If you are struggling with toxicity in your system then it’s better to avoid it.

Glute free dairy free waffles from scratch.

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Gluten & Dairy Free Belgian Waffles

I like my waffles light, fluffy, with deep pockets like Belgian waffles, so that they could hold more delicious toppings. Therefore I made this waffle recipe with a Belgian waffle iron that has deeper grids.

Belgian waffles are also very light and airy inside and with this dairy free waffle recipe you don’t have to beat the eggs separately for a fluffier texture. You just mix everything in one bowl.

How To Make Gluten & Dairy Free Waffles

I experimented with a lot of ingredients as I wanted my waffles to be healthier and made with whole real foods.

You can use a variety of gluten free flours and non-dairy milks with these recipes, but I put together my preferred combinations and some healthy sweet and savory toppings to add.

Ingredients:

  1. Vegetable or fruit puree
  2. Eggs
  3. Gluten free flours
  4. Dairy free milk or water
  5. A leavening agent (I used baking soda + apple cider vinegar)
  6. Salt
  7. And additional flavors (for sweet or savory versions)

Waffle Recipe Tips

  1. You can buy a gluten free flour blend, or mix a few different gluten free flours on your own to get the right texture. If you cook and bake gluten free often, it’s well worth the time and effort to make your own mix.
  2. As a leavening agent I used baking soda mixed with an acid (apple cider vinegar or lemon juice). These should be added at the end when you are ready to pour the batter in the waffle maker as the bubbles will deflate if kept for too long. Baking soda not only reacts with the acid to create lift in the waffle recipe, it also creates an alkaline environment. And that means better browning.
  3. Replace the regular milk with plain water or a dairy free milk (almond milk, coconut milk or cashew milk will work).
  4. In order to make these waffles also sugar free, I replaced the sugar with fruit purees and some stevia powder extract. Most waffle recipes are made with refined flour and a lot of sugar, then doused with more sugar, which is opposite to healthy. 
  5. For a crispier crust, leave the waffles a minute or two longer before removing.

Dairy Free Waffle Toppings I Used

  1. Creamy sweet waffle topping (banana + frozen dairy free milk + vanilla) finished with fresh strawberry and blackberry;
  2. Creamy homemade acai jam made of banana + medjool dates + frozen acai ) finished with blueberry and hemp seeds;
  3. Savory waffle topping (homemade guacamole – mashed avocados, lime juice, salt, onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and olive oil.)

Let’s get to the actual waffle recipes:

1. Gluten & Dairy Free Pumpkin Waffles 

Learn how to make healthy homemade, gluten free pumpkin waffles with clean ingredients. This pumpkin waffles recipe is easy to make, its dairy free, gluten free, sugar free - perfect for a healthy breakfast or brunch.

When you are craving something special, these dairy free waffles are perfect for weekend breakfasts. Even though I’m not making waffles very often, I don’t feel guilty when I do.

These gluten and dairy free pumpkin waffles are made with a mix of oat flour and sorghum flour. The pumpkin puree helps to keep the dough together plus adds a touch of pumpkin flavor and sweetness.

I’ll admit there are not so many options for healthy dairy free waffle toppings and I had to improvise in order to create a creamy banana topping.

2. Dairy Free Banana, Currant And Cinnamon Waffles

Healthy gluten free banana waffles recipe. These fluffy Belgian waffles are topped with a sweet, dairy free, fruit based cream - the perfect clean eating (banana flavored) breakfast.

With a buckwheat and tigernut flour base and hints of sweet banana, these healthy gluten and dairy free waffles turned out perfectly. For more natural sweetens I used some dried currants and a touch of stevia. The cinnamon and vanilla added a heavenly pleasant aroma to the mix.

Since I didn’t want the usual maple syrup to serve with I opted to top these dairy free banana waffles with a raw homemade acai jam and some fresh blueberries.

3. Gluten & Dairy Free Savory Waffles (Zucchini & Kale)

How about some savory dairy free waffles? These gluten free dairy free zucchini and kale waffles can easily be transform into sandwich breads, you can have them for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, as an appetizer, a snack or a meal-on-the-go.

These savory waffles like the other sweet versions can easily be frozen and just thrown in the toaster when needed.

Learn how to make healthy gluten free savory waffles. This savory veggie waffles recipe is great for a clean eating brunch / breakfast or a healthy snack for kids. These waffles are dairy free, gluten free and can be served for lunch or dinner too!

Brown rice flour, millet flour, fresh zucchini and kale create a savory taste to these gluten / dairy free waffles and adds beneficial fiber. I like that I can serve them as table bread with soup or entrées, as crostini bottoms and sandwiches of all kinds. The possibilities are endless.

The Perfect Waffle Iron For Gluten & Dairy Free Waffles

As for what waffle iron to choose (if you don’t have one already)….I spent hours reading through many reviews on waffle makers, I wanted something affordable, compact, good build quality, easy to clean and make perfectly crisp and uniformly baked waffles.

I first tried a cheap flip waffle maker at local store which didn’t cook the mix well and I didn’t know when it was done, so each half stuck to each side and ripped apart when I opened it. Finely I found this belgian waffle maker, and its perfect for my needs!

Watch the video below for a step by step guide how to make these dairy free waffles recipes.

More Gluten Free Dairy Free Breakfast Recipes

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3 Dairy Free Waffles Recipes (Gluten Free) + Waffle Toppings

Gluten and dairy free waffles recipes made 3 ways, sweet or savory with 3 different toppings. Choose between sweet gluten and dairy free pumpkin waffles, banana cinnamon waffles or savory zucchini waffles. Make these gluten free dairy free waffles recipes whenever you need a morning celebration!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Clean Eating, DairyFree, Gluten Free
Servings: 3 rounds of waffles
Calories: 190kcal
Author: HealthyTasteOfLife
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Ingredients
 

Pumpkin Waffles (makes 3 standard sized round waffles)

  • 1 Cup pumpkin puree - sweet potato will also work
  • 2 eggs - organic, pasture raised
  • 1/2 Cup oat flour - GF, organic
  • 1/2 Cup sorghum flour
  • 1/2 Cup non-dairy milk - hemp, homemade
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla infused oil - or 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tsp apple cider vinegar - organic, unfiltered
  • 1 Tsp salt - Himalayan Pink
  • Pinch stevia extract powder - sweetener

Dairy Free Topping:

  • 1 Frozen banana
  • 1 Soft banana
  • 2 Cubes of frozen non-dairy milk, - I used hemp
  • few drops vanilla extract
  • Fresh strawberries and blackberries - garnish

Banana, Currant And Cinnamon Waffles (makes 2 standard sized round waffles)

Dairy Free Topping:

  • 7-10 Pited dates
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Packet (100g) Acai - – (partially) frozen or powder
  • 1 Tsp Hemp Seeds, - organic, raw
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Blueberries, - garnish

Zucchini And Kale Waffles (makes 3 standard sized round waffles)

Dairy Free Topping:

  • 1 cup Guacamole – - mashed avocados, lime juice, salt, onion, cilantro, tomatoes, and olive oil.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the waffles maker.
  • Mix all dry ingredients. Slowly add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing well until incorporated. 
  • Ladle the batter into the preheated waffle maker and spread it to the edges. The waffles take around 5 minutes to cook. 
  • Or cook until the waffles are golden brown and crisp. Repeat the process until all the batter is used up.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite toppings or freeze for later. 
    For more details, see video.

Notes

 

Gluten Free Dairy Free Waffles Recipes Tips

 
  1. Replace the regular milk with plain water or a dairy free milk. 
  2. In order to make these gluten and dairy free waffles also sugar free, I replaced the sugar with fruit purees and some stevia powder extract. 
  3. For a crispier crust, leave the waffles a minute or two longer before removing. 
  4. These gluten and dairy free waffles can be frozen in a resealable plastic bags for up to 1 month. Reheat in a toaster, or in the oven at 300 degrees F until warmed through and crisp.
  5. You can buy a gluten free flour blend, or mix a few different gluten free flours on your own to get the right texture. If you cook and bake gluten free often, it’s well worth the time and effort to make your own mix. 
  6. Baking soda mixed with an acid (apple cider vinegar or lemon juice) acts as a leavening agent. These should be added at the end when you are ready to pour the batter in the waffle maker as the bubbles will deflate if kept for too long. Baking soda not only reacts with the acid to create lift in the waffle recipe, it also creates an alkaline environment. And that means better browning.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1round waffle | Calories: 190kcal

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Recipe Rating




Dona

Monday 13th of August 2018

These waffles looks so yummy, I couldn't just ignore them...I made a batch this morning with the banana cream....I couldn't believe they can taste so gooood!

HealthyTaste

Monday 13th of August 2018

I'm glad you like them!

Tiffany

Saturday 26th of May 2018

I made the pumpkin waffles....they tasted so good!! My family of four devoured them in minutes. And the banana cream is such a great dairy "cream" alternative!