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If there is one hypnotising smell at a food market, hands down it has to be the smell of waffles cooking – especially during the winter season. Most Advent Christmas markets in Europe have a waffle stand and I am convinced it acts as a marketing tool to send the waffle aroma out there to bring in the crowds.

If you love waffles and miss treating yourself to some, this gluten-free recipe will tick all the boxes for that perfect breakfast or snack. If your children have trouble waking up in the morning for school – make waffles. I assure you that the smell of them cooking will wake them up easily and they’ll be in a great mood!

Ready to cook?

Don’t forget to buy a waffle maker if you haven’t got one. There are plenty on the market varying from reasonably to ridiculously priced. I chose a well-known brand with just the basic functions for under 50 euros. It works just fine.

What to serve with waffles

Like pancakes and French toast, waffles classically go well with maple syrup and fresh berries, but there is a crazy list of toppings that you could experiment with, from Nutella & nuts to banana & caramel sauce.

Savoury Waffles

Not only are the toppings endless, but so are the different types of waffles on offer. Give these gluten-free corn & cheese waffles a try for something different. 

gluten-free corn waffles on a plate

Waffle Day

There’s even a Waffle Day on the 24th of July, so make sure you mark that down in your calendar to celebrate…with waffles, of course!

A couple of gluten-free waffles on plate surrounded by berries

Gluten-Free Waffles

by Sandra, Fun Without Gluten
This recipe is for a classic, plain gluten-free waffle to serve with an assortment of berries and a generous drizzle of maple syrup.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Batter Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Course Breakfast, Kids' Snacks, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 14 waffles



  • 300 g store-bought or homemade gluten-free flour 
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 75 g butter, melted
  • 4 eggs, at room temperature
  • 65 g sugar
  • 350 ml milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • an assortment of fresh berries, to serve
  • maple syrup, to drizzle over


  • Bring the milk to room temperature or heat up slightly in the microwave for 15 seconds on the high setting.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the melted butter, eggs, milk, sugar, salt and vanilla together.
  • Sieve the flour and baking powder into the mixture
  • Cover and leave to rest for 30 minutes
  • Heat up your waffle machine for 5 minutes at the maximum setting.
  • Carefully grease the waffle grids with butter using a silicone brush or a wad of paper towels.
  • Ladle just under ½ cup of the mixture into each grid. The thin batter will spread out on its own, but if it hasn’t reached the sides, add a little bit more.
  • Close the lid and only open it after 3 minutes. Opening too soon may disrupt the cooking and tear the waffle. If the waffle is cooking too quickly, lower the temperature slightly.
  • Remove each cooked waffle to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm. The waffle may seem floppy when removed from the waffle machine, but after a minute or so, they will stiffen up nicely.
  • Serve with maple syrup and fresh berries.
    gluten-free waffles on a plate with maple syrup drizzling over them


  • Keeps for 2 days chilled
  • Suitable to freeze
Keyword gluten-free breakfast dish, gluten-free vegetarian, gluten-free waffles
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These waffles freeze well. Simply wrap several waffles in foil and store them in an air-tight freezer container. Can be toasted or oven re-heated straight from the freezer.


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