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Healthy Gluten Free Oatmeal Waffles Recipe

This Healthy Gluten Free Oatmeal Waffles recipe is easy, sugar free, perfectly crisp and golden on the outside with a fluffy inside. Made without flour, these oat waffles are made easily in a blender!

 gluten free oat waffles

Weekend mornings are never complete without a tall stack of pancakes or waffles at our home. Waffles without eggs Oatmeal WafflesBlueberry Waffles or Pumpkin waffles —> are all family favorites.

I like my waffles crispy on the outside yet light and fluffy inside and bonus points for easy prep. This healthy oat flour waffles satisfies it all – Just dump all ingredients into a blender, blend and make waffles (There is no need to grind oat flour separately). And, these are made without flour —-> Seriously the best gluten free waffles recipe! Have you tried the pancake version? Check out this Oatmeal Flour Pancakes.

Pancakes or Waffles

I have personally not tried it, but we have a few readers make pancakes with this oatmeal waffle batter with success (here is a reader’s feedback). If you do not own a waffle maker or just prefer pancakes, here are some delicious recipes: Almond Butter Pancakes, Eggless PancakesSheet Pan Pancakes and Blueberry Pancake muffins.

Gluten free Waffles are

  • Easiest recipe (just add all ingredients into a blender)
  • Healthy
  • No flour
  • Sugar free
  • Crisp and light
  • Made with coconut oil
  • Uses old fashioned oats
  • Freezer friendly

Ingredients:

Oats – Use old fashioned oats not quick cooking or instant. And gluten free oats to make it gluten free.

Eggs – Cold or room temperature

Milk – Whole or reduced fat preferably

Coconut oil – Use liquid coconut oil (melted and cooled)

Baking powder, Vanilla extract and salt – Flavoring and leavening.

How to make easy gluten free waffles from scratch? 

This is one of the easiest breakfast recipes that you will ever make –

Step-1 : Add all ingredients (oats, eggs, milk, liquid coconut oil, baking powder, vanilla extract and salt) into a blender and blend.

Step-2: Make waffles according to the manufacture’s instructions.

gluten free waffles

Expert tips:

Blender – Any blender that you have available will work.

Coconut oil

If adding room temperature liquid coconut oil (not warm or hot), then proceed onto making waffles right after you blend. 

If adding warm liquid coconut oil, then let batter rest for about 10 minutes (this will allow it to thicken) before making waffles. 

Butter – Substitute melted and cooled butter instead of coconut oil. 

Color – Cook waffles until they get golden brown! It took about 5 minutes in my waffle iron.

Make sure the waffle iron is pre heated before pouring the batter.

Grease the waffle iron – This ensures that the waffles does not stick to the iron. I like to spray mine with non-stick cooking spray.

Can I make this dairy free? Use almond, coconut or oat milk instead of regular milk.

Serving suggestions:

Waffles are best served warm for breakfast with a dab of softened salted butter, warm maple syrup and fresh berries.

Waffle toppings – Other delicious topping suggestions include Chocolate sauce, Nutella, sliced bananas, honey, almond or peanut butter, jelly or sweetened whipped cream.

How to keep waffles warm?

Place cooked oat waffles on a wire rack lined baking sheet and keep in a 200° F oven, until serving time. The wire rack will ensure air circulation around the waffles, maintaining the crispness.

How to freeze leftover Waffles?

I usually make a double batch of this recipe, place cooled waffles in a ziplock bag and freeze for several weeks. My favorite way to re heat them is to pop one or two in a bread toaster, until hot and crisp. Great for weekday mornings!

Oatmeal waffle recipe variations:

If you like banana, then try this oatmeal blender waffles with banana.

Switch up flavorings – Use ground cinnamon and/or nutmeg instead of vanilla extract.

Stir in blueberries or chocolate chips into the batter.

Use melted butter instead of coconut oil.

oatmeal waffles

Frequently asked questions:

How many calories in oatmeal waffles?

Each waffle contains 137 calories, 6 grams of fat, 2 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein.

Can you make oatmeal waffles without flour?

Absolutely! You don’t need oat flour to make waffles. This recipe is conveniently made in a blender, which grinds the rolled oats along with other ingredients, hence saving an additional step.

easy healthy gluten free oat waffles

More gluten free breakfast recipes:

Air fryer Oatmeal

Almond Flour Banana Muffins

Apple Waffles without Flour

Carrot Oatmeal

Baked Apples

Oatmeal Cups

Almond Butter Bars

Baked Oatmeal

Omelette made in Air fryer

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Instant Pot Oatmeal

easy healthy gluten free oat waffles
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Healthy Gluten Free Oatmeal Waffles Recipe

This Healthy Gluten Free Oatmeal Waffles recipe is easy, sugar free, perfectly crisp and golden on the outside with a fluffy inside. Made without flour, these oat waffles are made easily in a blender!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blender oatmeal waffles, gluten free blender waffles, oat waffles, oatmeal waffles recipe
Author: Maria Doss

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth (it took about 3 minutes in my blender). Let batter rest while you preheat waffle iron (this helps the batter to thicken slightly).
  • Grease waffle maker with non-stick cooking spray. Pour about 1/3 cup batter into each waffle plate and cook according to manufactures instructions until golden. (I cooked for 4 minutes in my waffle iron). 
    Remove waffles onto a plate and repeat with remaining batter. 

Notes

Coconut Oil
If adding room temperature liquid coconut oil (not warm or hot), then proceed onto making waffles right after you blend. 
If adding warm liquid coconut oil, then let batter rest for about 10 minutes ( this will allow it to thicken) before making waffles.
Substitute melted and cooled unsalted butter instead of coconut oil. 

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Recipe Rating




Emily

Tuesday 16th of November 2021

Great texture and I love how I can just put it all in my blender - but right after making first batch I realized something wasn’t right - no sugar in recipe! Not sure if this was a goof up so wanted to leave a comment to point it out. I topped them with coconut sugar though and they taste good now :) I’ll make again but just with a little coconut sugar inside next time - thanks for the recipe!

Maria Doss

Thursday 18th of November 2021

Hi Emily, Glad you loved the waffles. It is not a mistake, there is really no sugar in the recipe! These are created as a super healthy waffle recipe, however waffles are generally enjoyed with maple syrup which takes care of the sweetness. Thanks for the feedback, Maria

Krissy

Tuesday 31st of August 2021

These are so good!!! I made A double batch and froze them for meal prepped breakfast! I eat Oat meal every day and this was a great change up! I added A bit of honey to sweeten it a bit too.

Do you have the nutrition information for these?

Maria Doss

Tuesday 31st of August 2021

Hi Krissy, Glad you loved these waffles. Unfortunately, we began adding nutritional info only in the last couple of years, so the answer is no! We are extremely sorry, Maria

angelica

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

eating them as we speak with lots of butter yummmmmmmmmm!!!! my son who is super picky also loved them.. thanks so much

Maria Doss

Thursday 26th of August 2021

Hi Angelica, Glad you loved the waffles, Maria

Sarah

Sunday 16th of May 2021

Just made these and they came out great! Love that there is no sugar for my daughters ( 4 and 1 yrs old). And they enjoyed helping make this easy recipe too. Thank you!

Maria Doss

Sunday 16th of May 2021

Hi Sarah, Glad your kids enjoyed these waffles, Maria

Anna Testa

Sunday 7th of March 2021

Love these Waffles. I’ve made them every Sunday since I found the recipe over a month ago!

My daughter has Celiac and cannot eat Oats ether do you have a substitute suggestion fir the oats?

Also wonder if I can reduce the oil a little or substitute a portion of it with another fat source sat 1/4 cut butter plus 1/4 cup of coconut oil. I’m finding the coconut oil flavour comes through a little more than I need.

Maria Doss

Monday 8th of March 2021

Hi Anna, Glad to know that you love these waffles.

I'm so sorry that these waffles are not tested with other grain flours. All other waffle recipes in our website, also include wheat/oat flours. Sincere apologies for that!

Regarding the oil, this recipe for healthier waffles - https://www.kitchenathoskins.com/2021/01/05/healthy-banana-waffles/, is very similar but without using any addition of oil/butter.

Hope it helps, Maria