Almond Flour Waffles
Published Jun 13, 2022, Updated Oct 18, 2023
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These almond flour waffles are soft, fluffy, gluten-free and super easy to make. Top them with maple syrup, fresh berries and nut butter for a delicious breakfast the whole family will love!
Did someone say waffles? Yes, please! There’s nothing better than starting your day with warm, homemade waffles – especially ones that are perfectly crisp on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside like these almond flour waffles.
They’re not only naturally gluten-free, but they’re made with healthy, whole food ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- These waffles will fill you up without making you feel sluggish. They’re naturally gluten-free and made with healthy, whole-food ingredients.
- They are so easy to make and taste SO good! Just mix all of the ingredients together, let your waffle iron do its thing and dig in.
- They’re the perfect recipe for meal prep. Make a double or triple batch of these on the weekend and refrigerate or freeze them for healthy breakfasts all week long.
- fine blanched almond flour – almond flour is the star of the show here. Just be sure you grab almond flour and not almond meal. Almond flour is made from blanched almonds that are finely ground. This keeps these waffles light, fluffy and gluten-free. And it’s packed with protein, fiber and important vitamins and minerals! Maybe most importantly, it’s widely available.
- eggs – eggs really help bind these waffles together (because almond flour doesn’t have gluten) and the eggs also make them fluffy!
- almond milk – I used unsweetened almond milk, but any non-dairy milk (or cow’s milk) will work.
- maple syrup – for a hint of sweetness in the batter and to drizzle on top!
- coconut or avocado oil – you will want a neutral, high-heat oil. The oil helps to create crisp waffles that brown well.
- vanilla extract – a key ingredient for delicious waffles!
- baking powder – necessary so you don’t have flat waffles!
- cinnamon – just a hint for added flavor.
- sea salt – to bring all of the flavors together.
How to Make Almond Flour Waffles
This waffle recipe is so easy to mix together and prepare! Start by preheating the waffle iron to medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. I like to use coconut oil cooking spray. Whisk together your wet ingredients, add in the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Pour ½ cup of the mixture onto the waffle iron, close and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the waffle iron and enjoy!
Mix-in and Topping Variations
I love these waffles plain with a little nut butter and maple syrup on top, but feel free to get creative with your mix-ins and toppings! Here are some ideas:
- Berries – mix berries into your batter or top the waffles with fresh berries (my go-to’s are blueberries, strawberries and raspberries) when serving. They add a pop of color and such good flavor!
- Chocolate chips – mix chocolate chips into your batter for extra sweetness and flavor. I’ve been loving Lily’s dark chocolate chips as they are dairy-free and low sugar!
- Nut butter – I love adding a drizzle of almond butter or peanut butter to my waffles along with maple syrup.
- Coconut butter – sometimes if I’m feeling fancy I’ll add a drizzle of coconut butter to my waffles in addition to nut butter. It adds a delicious flavor! Check out my recipe on how to make homemade coconut butter.
- Maple syrup – can you have waffles without maple syrup?! I think not. If you’re looking for a low-sugar sweetener, use monk fruit maple syrup, which is sugar-free.
- Whipped cream – to make these waffles more of a dessert, top them with coconut milk whipped cream and some chocolate.
- Chopped nuts – add some crunch by topping your waffles with chopped pecans, walnuts or really any nut.
- Granola – I love topping my waffles and pancakes with granola for an added crunch. This hemp granola or grain-free granola would be delicious!
What to Serve With Waffles
These almond flour waffles are perfect on their own for breakfast, but if you’re hosting a brunch or want a more filling meal, here’s what I recommend serving with waffles:
- Quiche – get your savory fix with this dairy-free spinach quiche or this kale and feta crustless quiche.
- Meat – for some added protein serve these waffles with some sort of breakfast sausage and/or bacon. For a vegan option, try my tempeh bacon.
- Fruit salad – I love this simple fruit salad.
- Fun drink – you can’t have brunch without a mimosa or bellini, am I right?! For a non-alcoholic beverage try this grapefruit apple cider vinegar drink.
How To Store Leftovers
Whether you’re meal prepping these waffles, making a double batch or just have leftovers, you can store waffles in the refrigerator or freezer. Allow the waffles to cool completely on a wire rack and then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
To freeze: place waffles in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag (I like to use my Stasher bags) and layer the waffles with pieces of parchment paper between to prevent sticking. The waffles will last in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To reheat: I like to pop waffles into my toaster or toaster oven straight from the fridge or freezer so they reheat and get a little crispy, but you can also reheat them in the microwave for about 60 seconds.
Unfortunately, I don’t recommend substituting all-purpose flour in this recipe. Almond flour is really unique in that it absorbs a lot more liquid than all-purpose flour. If you use all-purpose flour in this recipe, the texture would be significantly different.
Yes! Besides being naturally gluten-free, almond flour is packed with protein, fiber and important vitamins and minerals!
These waffles are perfect for meal prep. I would double or triple the recipe and then refrigerate or freeze them in an airtight container to enjoy throughout the week.
Make sure to spray your waffle maker with cooking spray, even if your waffle maker is non-stick. This helps to ensure that your waffles don’t stick to the waffle iron. I recommend using an oil mister or nonaerosol spray like a coconut oil spray or this Choosen Foods avocado oil spray. Just make sure to avoid sprays like Pam as it can mess with the finish of your waffle maker if it’s non-stick.
More Almond Flour Recipes
- Almond Flour Cookies
- Almond Flour Muffins
- Baked Almond Flour Donuts
- Almond Crescent Cookies
- Almond Crackers
- Thumbprint Cookies
- Almond Flour Pancakes
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet
- Almond Flour Cupcakes
- Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies
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- Protein Pancakes
- Banana Pancakes for Babies
- Greek Yogurt Pancakes
- Coconut Flour Pancakes
- Banana Cottage Cheese Pancakes
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Check out all of the breakfast recipes here on EBF!
Almond Flour Waffles
- 3 large eggs, at room temp
- ½ cup almond milk , or other non-dairy milk
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup, optional
- 2 Tablespoon melted coconut , or avocado oil
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cup fine blanched almond flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- cooking spray for the waffle iron
- Toppings: maple syrup, fresh berries, nut butter, bananas, etc.
- Preheat waffle iron to medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Whisk together wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
- Add dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Pour ½ cup of the mixture into preheated waffle iron, close and cook for about 3-4 minutes, until golden brown.
- Remove from waffle iron, plate and top with maple syrup, nut butter and fresh berries for serving.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.