Our Favorite Gluten-Free Waffles

gluten-free waffles
Chrystal Carver
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Calories: 158

These crispy, golden waffles are perfect for any breakfast or brunch. This recipe is simple to make, calls for minimal ingredients, and can be easily doubled or tripled to feed a crowd. Serve with pure maple syrup. It can be made egg-free; see instructions.

For Egg-Free Favorite Waffles, omit 2 eggs. Combine 2 tablespoons golden flax meal with 6 tablespoons hot water or hot milk of choice; let sit 5 minutes to thicken and cool. Use this mixture to replace 2 eggs in step 3. Reserve 1/4 cup from 1 cup milk in the recipe; use reserved milk to thin batter, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed.

Contributor Chrystal Carver is a gluten-free food blogger and author of Sweet & Simple Gluten-Free Baking: Irresistible Classics in 10 Ingredients or Less.

Yields 16 servings


  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch (not potato flour)
  • 1/2 cup tapioca starch/flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1+ 3/4 cups milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil or oil of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


1Preheat a non-stick waffle iron.

2In a large mixing bowl, combine rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch/flour, xanthan gum, sugar, baking powder and salt.

3Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Mix just until batter is smooth.

4Pour batter onto preheated waffle iron (about 1/4 cup for 4-inch waffles). Cook until golden brown.

5Remove from waffle iron. Keep waffles warm while cooking remaining batter.

1 waffle contains 158 calories, 8g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 29mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 19g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, 2g sugars, 2g protein.