Almond Flour Waffles

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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.

An almond flour waffles on a white plate. It has been topped with various berries and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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.
Ingredients measured out to make almond flour waffles: almond flour, eggs, vanilla, almond milk, baking powder, coconut oil, cinnamon and sea salt.

Ingredients Needed

  • fine blanched almond flouralmond 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.
Collage of four photos showing the steps to make almond flour waffles, from the batter to cooking in a waffle iron.

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!

Close up of berries on an almond flour waffle.

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!
An almond flour waffles on a white plate. It has been topped with various berries and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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:

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.

An almond flour waffle on a white plate topped with strawberries, blueberries and raspberries and a drizzle of maple syrup. A fork has a piece of waffle on it and is resting on the plate.

FAQ’s

Can I use regular flour?

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.

Are almond flour waffles healthy?

Yes! Besides being naturally gluten-free, almond flour is packed with protein, fiber and important vitamins and minerals!

Can I meal-prep these waffles?

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.

Do you have any waffle maker recommendations?

I have this basic Oster Waffle Maker. It’s nothing fancy, but it works well and makes perfect waffles. These waffles have also been tested in this Calphalon waffle maker, which worked wonderfully.

Why are my waffles sticking to my waffle maker?

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.

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Almond Flour Waffles

5 from 2 votes
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!
An almond flour waffles on a white plate. It has been topped with various berries and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 waffles

Ingredients

  • 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.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat waffle iron to medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.
  • Whisk together wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.
    Eggs, almond milk, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
    Almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt added to the mixing bowl containing egg mixture.
  • Pour ½ cup of the mixture into preheated waffle iron, close and cook for about 3-4 minutes, until golden brown.
    Two waffles cooking on a waffle iron.
  • Remove from waffle iron, plate and top with maple syrup, nut butter and fresh berries for serving.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1waffle Calories: 375kcal Carbohydrates: 13g Protein: 13g Fat: 29g Saturated Fat: 8g Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g Monounsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 140mg Sodium: 615mg Potassium: 381mg Fiber: 6g Sugar: 6g
Course: Breakast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond flour waffles

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    4 comments
    1. Brigid M
      August 5, 2022 AT 12:49 pm

      5 stars
      LOVE this waffle recipe, it’s the best one I’ve tried!! Do you know if coconut flour/coconut milk would substitute appropriately? Hoping to make this for someone with a nut allergy. Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 5, 2022 AT 2:27 pm

        Hi Brigid – I am so happy to hear that you loved this recipe. Unfortunately for the nut free version I do not recommend coconut flour, because it can’t be subbed 1:1 with other flours as it soaks up more liquid. You could try oat flour, that would be a better substitute than coconut flour if you wanted a nut free option, but I haven’t tested it so I am not sure if the consistency will change. I do have some other nut free breakfast options if you are interested, my Protein Waffles and my coconut flour pancakes are both great nut free breakfast options.

    2. Beth McLean
      July 10, 2022 AT 9:26 am

      5 stars
      Made these this morning, turned out really great! Waffles held up and were fluffy! My kids loved them! Thank you!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 11, 2022 AT 6:37 pm

        I am SO happy that you and the kids enjoyed these waffles, Beth! Thank you for your review + star rating, I so appreciate it!

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