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Fluffy Cinnamon Gluten-Free Waffles | A Couple Cooks

Gluten Free Waffles

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 (2 Belgian waffles) 1x


These gluten free waffles are magic: made with almond flour and eggs, they’re so fluffy your friends and family won’t believe they’re gluten-free!


  • 2 tablespoons melted butter, plus 1 teaspoon for waffle maker if necessary (or sub coconut oil for dairy-free)
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch or cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large eggs, separated into yolks and whites
  • 1/2 cup canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Rhubarb compote, to serve (optional)


  1. If your waffle maker doesn’t have a nonstick surface, grease with 1 teaspoon melted butter or coconut oil. Heat according to manufacturer directions.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, arrowroot starch or cornstarch, cinnamon, baking powder, and kosher salt.
  3. In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, melted butter, coconut milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  4. With a handheld or stand mixer, beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks, approximately 1 minute. Soft peaks hold for a second, then fall back onto themselves. This will look like a light white foam.
  5. Stir the egg yolk mixture into the dry ingredients. Gently fold in the egg whites until just incorporated.
  6. Add the batter for one waffle to the waffle maker and cook until lightly brown (a standard circle size waffle maker makes 4 and a Belgian waffle maker makes 2). Gently remove and repeat with the remaining batter. Serve immediately. If desired, serve with rhubarb compote.


Waffles will keep tightly sealed in the refrigerator for 2 days. Reheat them in a 300ºF oven until softened and warm to the touch. You can also freeze them up to 1 month. Reprinted with permission from The Laura Lea Balanced Cookbook by Laura Lea Goldberg

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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