Vegan Gluten-free Oat Flour Waffles
Vegan Gluten-free Oat Flour Waffles- all you need is 10 ingredients to make these crispy vegan waffles. You would never guess they are naturally gluten-free and oil-free too!
I have a lot of waffle recipes on this site. I mean A LOT. They’re probably my favorite breakfast food, mostly because they freeze so well and take all of 2 minutes to heat up in the toaster first thing in the morning.
But recently I realized that I don’t have a basic recipe. Meaning that there’s no need for a blender and they don’t have any dominant flavors like banana or pumpkin. Just a simple recipe that you can top with vegan butter, fresh fruit and pure maple syrup. Almost like Bisquick, but without the fiberless blood sugar spike. ;)
I’ve also been trying to experiment with more oil-free recipes since I’ve had so many requests for them. My favorite oil replacement in baking is tahini because of it’s mild nutty flavor. You do have to whisk it with a bit of liquid to make sure it gets evenly incorporated but other than that it works great.
Besides the tahini, the waffles are made by whisking together the dry ingredients in a large bowl then adding the wet ingredients including tahini and a flax or chia egg. Then you pour them in the waffle maker and wait for them to turn into fluffy waffles with delicious crisp edges.
For those of you that aren’t sure about tahini, the recipe will also work with cashew butter, almond butter or oil. I’ve tried making them with coconut oil and they were good but I personally preferred the flavor with tahini.
I also love the flavors of cinnamon and tahini together so I usually use 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon. If you prefer a milder flavor, feel free to start out with 1 teaspoon and go from there. Enjoy!
Vegan Gluten-free Oat Flour Waffles
Yield: 8 waffles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
- 3 tablespoons ground flax or chia seed + 6 tablespoons water
- 3 cups oat flour*
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon**
- 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 and 1/2 cups dairy-free milk
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup tahini (or coconut oil)
In a small bowl, add ground flax seed and water. Stir combine then set aside to thicken.
In a large bowl, add oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.
In a measuring cup, combine the milk and apple cider vinegar. Add the maple syrup and vanilla extract.
In a separate deep bowl or cup, add the tahini and a small amount of the milk mixture. Whisk until the tahini is smooth, adding more of the milk as needed. To the bowl with the flour, add the flax mixture, the tahini, and remaining milk mixture. Stir until evenly combined, assuring there aren’t any clumps of flour, then set aside while you warm the waffle maker. The batter should rest for about 5 minutes before using. This helps it thicken a bit, however, you don’t want it to sit too long or the waffles will turn out more dense.
Distribute about 1/4 cup for each waffle (this will vary depending on your waffle maker) and cook until golden and crispy. I like to cook mine for a bit longer for crispy edges.
Serve warm with pure maple syrup and enjoy!
*You can make your own oat flour by grinding equal amounts of rolled oats in a high speed blender or NutriBullet. Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats for allergies.
**I prefer a stronger cinnamon flavor which I why I use 2 teaspoons. If you would like to less cinnamon flavor try starting with 1 teaspoon.
For maximum crispness, allow already cooked waffles to sit on a cooling rack while you cook the rest. Reheat in the toaster before serving. Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or in the freezer for several months.
If you’re in need of a waffle maker I highly recommend this one!
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