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Gluten Free Waffles Recipe (cinnamon + sugar)

Delicious healthy waffles that are gluten-free, dairy-free, and sweetened with smokey coconut sugar and aromatic cinnamon. Make a bunch and enjoy right away with the family or freeze these waffles for later.

gluten free waffles recipe

I have twin girls (Leyla and Sarah) who are doing online kindergarten for the 2020 school year. It’s been challenging, but I’m glad to be cozy with them while temperatures start to drop.

There is nothing better than keeping my pajamas on, hitting that brew button, and whipping out these already made waffles from the freezer. Easy peasy. Without a doubt, the twins love eating these waffles before class begins. ♡

Gluten-Free Waffles Ingredients You Will Need

EggsMake sure you have large eggs.
Coconut sugarAdds a nice smokey flavor.
Vanilla extract I used alcohol-free vanilla.
CinnamonWill give these waffles additional sweetness and a wonderful aroma.
Almond milkUse unsweetened almond milk or any unsweetened milk of choice.
Gluten-free flourI used King Arther gluten-free Measure for Measure Flour.
Other essential ingredients Like kosher salt and baking powder

Make sure to use dairy-free butter ( if that’s your thing) and warm maple syrup to top your waffles with.

how to make gluten free waffles

Tips for Making Healthy Gluten-free Waffles

Have your kitchen tools on-deck. It’s helpful to have a whisk to help incorporate the wet ingredients better. In addition, a measuring cup to ensure each waffle will yield the same size.

Separate the wet from the dry ingredients. Always start with two large bowls. Again, one for the wet ingredients and one for the dry ingredients. Always add the dry ingredients to the wet a little at a time, folding and mixing until finished.

Allow the batter to rest for at least 10 minutes. While the batter rests, the starch cells will start to absorb the liquid, thus creating a thicker consistency.

I just know YOU are going to make the best-ever waffles!

Healthy American style how to make gluten free waffles with cinnamon and sugar

How to Freeze Gluten-free Waffles

  • While making waffles, avoid stacking them over each other. Instead, lay each one on a baking sheet. Allow cooling completely.
  • When ready, transfer the baking sheet to the freezer. This will ensure each waffle is properly frozen before adding the waffles to the same bag.
  • If you directly put the waffles into a bag and into the freezer without freezing them flat on a baking sheet first, they will all stick together. Eventually, you will find yourself cutting them apart with a knife. Nobody has time for that!

Read the recipe from start to finish. You will better understand the flow of the recipe and identify any unfamiliar words or methods.

Shop for the ingredients beforehand. When you shop ahead, you are less likely to swap out ingredients for what you don’t have, thus creating a complete recipe fail!

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Did you make this recipe? Don’t forget to leave a comment below and an honest rating. ♡

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Gluten Free Waffles Recipe (cinnamon + sugar)

  • Author: ashley
  • Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20
  • Total Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 American size waffles (not belgian) 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Delicious healthy waffles that are gluten-free, dairy-free, and sweetened with smokey coconut sugar and aromatic cinnamon.



Wet ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla (I used alcohol-free)
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt ( or a pinch) 

Dry ingredients 

  • 1 and 3/4 cup gluten-free flour blend ( I used King Arther’s) 
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder


1/4 cup coconut sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon to sprinkle on top of each waffle right before closing the waffle lid.


Preheat your waffle maker. Have two mixing bowls ready. 

Prepare the wet ingredients

In one of the mixing bowls, add the eggs. Whisk to break the yolks. Next, add the coconut sugar, vanilla extract, almond milk, and kosher salt. Mix until dark homogenized liquid forms, set aside.

Prepare the dry ingredients

In the other mixing bowl, add the gluten-free flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. Whisk the dry ingredients until well-combined. 

Putting it all together

Add the dry ingredients in with the wet a little at a time. Mix and fold until a thick batter forms. Set aside for 10 minutes. 

When ready, dollop the batter into the waffle maker and sprinkle the coconut + cinnamon mixture on top of the batter right before closing the lid. Cook according to your waffle maker’s time frame. 

Enjoy while hot or freeze for later. 


Why add salt to the wet ingredients? Because we are not using a recipe that requires yeast, adding salt to the wet ingredients is ok and will help dissolve the salt better resulting in evenly distributed seasonings. 

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Waffle Maker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy waffle recipe, gluten free waffle recipe, healthy waffle recipe cinnamon sugar

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