Simple Gluten Free Waffles

Looking for super simple gluten free waffles that taste like the real deal? You are going to swoon over these almond flour waffles made with a coconut flour + almond flour base. We topped ours with a homemade strawberry chia compote!

Looking for an all-purpose grain free waffle that tastes like the real deal? You are going to swoon over these almond flour waffles made with an almond flour + coconut flour base topped with a homemade strawberry chia compote! They're paleo, gluten free, and meal-prep friendly!

Girl, get out that waffle iron because we’ve got the best almond flour waffles that are only seen in your dreams. We’re big breakfast people over here at Fit Foodie Finds and almond flour is one of our favorite flours to cook with because it’s naturally gluten free and low carb. Our Almond Flour Pancakes are to die for and our Sweet Potato Crust Quiche…to die for. Today, we are using almond flour as the base of this gluten free waffle recipe and you only need a few additional ingredients to get cooking.

Best Gluten Free Waffles

Why do we love these homemade waffles so much? Well, they are…

  • Gluten free and grain free
  • Paleo-friendly
  • Easily keto-modifiable
  • Made with 8 simple ingredients
  • High protein (38 grams)

Plus, waffles are just the greatest thing on this Earth to make at home on a Saturday or Sunday Morning. Speaking of at home…If you’re wondering what the best waffle iron is to buy, we have a variation of THIS Cuisinart one. It’s actually a double waffle iron so you can make 2 at once, It’s also not badly priced at under $75.

How to Make Homemade Waffles

Go get your waffle maker and let’s get cooking. You’ll have these amazing paleo waffles ready in less than 20 minutes!

Step 1: Assemble Ingredients

  • Super-fine almond flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Baking soda
  • Eggs
  • Coconut oil
  • Honey
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Vanilla extract

Ingredient notes: for this gluten free waffle recipe there are unfortunately no subs for the super-fine almond flour or coconut flour. These two flours are pretty much stand alone flours and hard to sub 1:1. Do feel free to use another liquid sweetener for the honey and any milk you desire! PS: this has not been tested with flax eggs, but we do have a great vegan waffle recipe HERE.


Step 2: Mix Batter

Begin by mixing together all of the wet ingredients minus the melted coconut oil* in a large bowl. Then, mix together dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix. Finally, add coconut oil and mix again.

*Coconut oil note: the reason we add coconut oil at the end is to prevent it from solidifying in the wet ingredients. Often times milk and eggs right out ofthee fridge will make the melted coconut oil solidify and we don’t want that to happen!

Step 3: Cook

Now it’s time to cook your almond flour waffles! Set your waffle maker to medium/high heat and give her a good spray with cooking spray on both sides. Then, using a 1/3 cup scoop, spoon batter into the waffle maker. Close and let cook for about 2 minutes. The cook time will vary from waffle iron to waffle iron, so you just need to get to know yours! Repeat with the rest of thebatter.

Step 4: Top & Eat

Now it’s time to top your waffles and eat them too! In the recipe below, we’re sharing a quick tutorial on how to make this easy strawberr chia compote. You only need a few basic ingredients incuding: fresh strawberries, orange juice, and chia seeds. If you want something a little bit more basic, here are a few more toppings ideas!

  • peanut butter
  • maple syrup
  • honey
  • walnuts
Chia compote

Paleo Waffles

Healthy Waffles Recipes


Simple Gluten Free Waffles

Looking for super simple gluten free waffles that taste like the real deal? You are going to swoon over these almond flour waffles made with a coconut flour + almond flour base. We topped ours with a homemade strawberry chia compote!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 1x
Category: Breakfast
Method: Waffle Iron
Cuisine: Gluten Free


For the Gluten Free Waffles

  • 1 cup super-fine almond flour*
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Strawberry Chia Compote

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


For the Gluten Free Waffles

  1. First, preheat waffle iron to medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a medium-size bowl, whisk 3 eggs. Then, add in honey, almond milk, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until combined. Finally, add in melted coconut oil and mix until smooth. The batter should be a little bit thicker than pancake mix*.
  5. Spray your waffle iron with coconut oil spray on both sides and pour in about 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup of batter. Close and flip. Cook for 1.5 to 3 minutes, depending on how hot your iron is. REPEAT.

For the Strawberry Chia Compote

  1. Place strawberries, orange juice, salt and honey into a saucepan over medium/high heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Next, turn heat down to low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Stir and mash the strawberries occasionally.
  3. When strawberries and orange juice have reduced and thickened, remove from heat.
  4. Stir in chia seeds and place in refrigerator for at least an hour.
  5. Remove from fridge, top your waffles, put the rest into a jar, and refrigerate for later.


  • There are many kinds of almond flour out there, but we recommend a super-fine ground one such as THIS one by Bob’s Red Mill.
  • As you are making your waffles, the batter will continue to thicken. Option to add more almond milk by the tablespoon.


  • Serving Size: 1/4
  • Calories: 423
  • Sugar: 25
  • Sodium: 343
  • Fat: 27
  • Carbohydrates: 38
  • Fiber: 8
  • Protein: 13

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