These delicious Oat and Almond Flour Waffles are so light and fluffy, just as a good waffle should be! Plus, they’re made with just 2 wholesome and healthy gluten-free flours.
Easy Gluten-Free Oat and Almond Flour Waffles
Sunday waffles are our thing. Our favorite recipe is in heavy rotation at least twice a month, and I wanted to adapt it to be gluten-free. Enter oat and almond flour waffles. It was pretty easy-peasy to make a few adjustments and turn this lovely weekend tradition into one that everyone can enjoy. The bonus is that it’s full of whole-grain oat flour with a little bit of extra protein added from a half cup of almond flour.
I love these waffles because they feel good for you with the whole grain and nut flours, plus some Greek yogurt (and, I think, they are!). I certainly appreciate them as a recovery snack after a long run, sometimes with the addition of peanut butter or almond butter if I’m really hungry, plus fresh fruit. There is no sweetener called for in this recipe — I don’t believe you need anything extra in the batter since maple syrup is sure to be added when serving! You can also easily make these waffles dairy-free (see some substitution suggestions below).
For a vegan, pumpkin-spiced gluten-free waffle, I developed this recipe many falls ago when we lived in Morocco. And I have more waffle recipes, including a yeasted waffle recipe that involves more time but is satisfyingly light and airy — just type in “waffles” in the search box above for more options.
What You’ll Need for Oat and Almond Flour Waffles
Here’s a rundown of all the ingredients needed to make these gluten-free waffles. You’ll find the full ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the recipe card below this post.
- Oat flour: My favorite gluten-free whole grain flour, it’s delicious in waffles
- Almond flour: Choose almond flour rather than almond meal
- Baking powder
- Coconut oil: Refined or unrefined coconut oil will work here
- Greek yogurt
- Milk: You can use whole milk or 2%
How to Make Gluten-Free Waffles
- Whisk together the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder and salt.
- Whisk together the wet ingredients and combine with the dry. In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, eggs, Greek yogurt, and vanilla if using. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir thoroughly to combine. Add more milk if the batter is very thick.
- Rest the batter while the waffle iron heats. Let batter rest for 15 minutes. Then plug in the waffle iron and turn it to the highest setting.
- Make the waffles. Using a 1/4-cup measure, scoop out 1/4 cup of the batter and place in the center of the waffle iron. Close the lid and cook until done.
- Finish cooking the waffles. Repeat with the remaining batter to finish the batch; you may need to add a bit of milk if the batter becomes very thick.
Tips for Success
Here are a few tips and variations that will help you make these waffles:
- Rest the batter. Let the batter rest for 15 minutes, or while the waffle iron heats, so that the oat flour can absorb some of the liquid in the batter. This step, called hydration, is so important when you use gluten-free flour!
- Add fruit. Throw in some blueberries or raspberries to make berry waffles.
- To make dairy-free: Substitute your favorite non-dairy yogurt and milk for the Greek yogurt and milk
- If you can’t eat oat flour: Substitute sorghum flour.
- If you can’t eat almonds: Substitute teff flour or another nut flour of your choice.
How to Store
I’m not saying you’ll have leftovers, but if you do, you can place them in a sealed plastic bag and store them in the fridge for 5 days. Or you can freeze waffles for 3 months – place the waffles in a Ziploc bag with a piece of parchment paper in between each one. Then just pop one in the toaster when you are ready to eat it.
Oat and Almond Flour Waffles
- 1 ¾ cups/180 g gluten-free oat flour
- ½ cup/50 g almond flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp fine sea salt
- 5 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- 1 ¼-1½ cups milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract optional
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder and salt.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, eggs, Greek yogurt, and vanilla if using. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir thoroughly to combine. Add more milk if the batter is very thick.
- Let batter rest for 15 minutes. Then plug in waffle iron and turn to highest setting.
- Using a 1/4-cup measure, scoop 1/4 cup of the batter and place in the center of the waffle iron. Close lid and cook until done.
- Repeat with the remaining batter to finish the batch; you may need to add a bit of milk if the batter becomes very thick. Waffles may be frozen or stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.