Vegan Gluten-free Oat Waffles

5 from 4 votes
Made with oats and gluten-free flour, these waffles are light, crispy, airy and nutty. They're a wonderful sweet breakfast to enjoy on the weekend, when you have a little more time to relax and enjoy.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Rest time: 30 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
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Feb 16, 2020 (Last updated Sep 28, 2022) by Hannah Sunderani

Vegan Gluten-free Oat Waffles

Looking for the very best vegan gluten-free waffle recipe? Well, here’s your winner. Made with gluten-free oats and gluten-free flour, these waffles are light, crispy, airy, naturally sweet and nutty in flavour. They’re a wonderful sweet breakfast to enjoy on the weekend, when you have a little more time to relax and enjoy. Certainly, there is no better way to start the morning than these warm and comforting waffles.

Personally, I love oat waffles because they’re more flavour to traditional waffles. They are nuttier in flavour with a natural sweetness. You can enjoy these waffles on their own, or add your favourite toppings. I like maple syrup and chia jam.

In addition to the oats, I’ve also used a gluten-free flour blend to make this recipe not just vegan, but entirely gluten-free too. All-in-all the it’s a simple waffle recipe with less than 10 ingredients.

Now, let me tell you exactly how to make these vegan gluten-free oat waffles so you can enjoy them pronto!

Vegan gluten-free oat waffles

The ingredients:

Ingredients - Oat Waffles

What I love most about this recipe is just how simple it is. This recipe requires less than 10 ingredients, and prep is easy. For this recipe you will need:

  • gluten-free all-purpose flour blend
  • gluten-free oats
  • arrowroot powder (or corn starch)
  • coconut sugar
  • baking powder
  • oat milk (or almond milk)
  • apple cider vinegar
  • neutral oil

Toss into a blender and mix to combine. Now you’ve got a fluffy batter to make gluten-free waffles with.

waffle batter

Tips for making this recipe

As I mentioned above, these vegan gluten-free waffles are easy to make. But a few tips will help you nail this waffle recipe every time.

First of all, it’s best let your batter rest and thicken. I like to leave mine for at least 30 minutes. Or, ideally one hour. If the batter gets too thick, feel free to add splashes more oat milk. The batter should be thick, but a tad runny. Like pancake batter.

Secondly, gluten-free waffle batter takes a bit longer to cook than normal batter. So, you might like to give your waffle an extra minute in your waffle machine. Now, each waffle maker will have different recommended cooking times, so check your machine’s recommendations.

The waffle maker I used is by Cuisinart, and a green light comes on after about 3-4 minutes. However, since it’s a gluten-free batter I leave mine for one minute extra for a more golden waffle.

Vegan gluten-free oat waffles

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Cuisinart WAF-V100 wafflemaker, Silver

This is the waffle maker I used to make this recipe.

Vitamix E310 Explorian Blender, Professional-Grade, 48 oz. Container, Black

This is the blender I use. But any standard blender will work with this recipe. 

Vegan gluten-free oat waffles

And there we have it, a very easy vegan and gluten-free oat waffle recipe. No doubt, these gluten-free waffles are light, crisp, airy, naturally sweet and nutty in flavour. They’re so tasty that they can be enjoyed on their own. But feel free to customize the toppings to your favourites. Enjoy this gluten-free waffle recipe for a cozy weekend breakfast with your loved ones. I’m sure they will love it as much as we do.

And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.

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Vegan Gluten-free Oat Waffles

5 from 4 votes
Made with oats and gluten-free flour, these waffles are light, crispy, airy and nutty. They're a wonderful sweet breakfast to enjoy on the weekend, when you have a little more time to relax and enjoy.
Vegan gluten-free oat waffles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Rest time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Serves 4 belgium waffles


  • 1 1/2 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour blend
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free)
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot powder (or corn starch)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2.5 cups oat milk + 1/2 cup more for thinning (or use almond milk)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil + 1 tbsp (ex. avocado oil, coconut oil or rapeseed)
  • pinch sea salt


  • In a blender add gluten-free flour, oats, arrowroot powder, coconut sugar and baking powder.
  • Combine 2.5 cups oat milk with apple cider vinegar, mix well. Add to blender with neutral oil and a pinch sea salt. Blend until smooth consistency.
  • Cover and let waffle batter sit for at least 30 minutes to thicken. Then, stir batter to test thickness, if too thick add splashes more milk, blend on low to combine. (I added 1/2 cup more oat milk.)
  • Spray inside of waffle maker with oil, close and turn on waffle maker to medium setting. When pre-heated, gently pour batter into waffle maker until almost full. Close and cook as instructed by waffle machine (about 4-5 minutes total), or until golden brown*.
  • Remove from heat and top with your favourite jams, fruits and maple syrup.


*Gluten-free batter often takes a little longer to cook than regular. Follow waffle maker instructions for cooking, but note that you might need to leave for 1 minute longer than instructed. (Until waffles turn golden brown in colour. I left mine for about 5 minutes total). 
DO AHEAD: Batter can be made overnight. Cover and leave in fridge. If consistency is too thick, add splashed more milk and blend on low. It should be like pancake batter consistency; thick but slightly runny.
Nutrition facts is a rough estimate, based on 1 large Belgium waffle.



Calories: 512kcal | Carbohydrates: 72g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Calcium: 321mg | Iron: 4mg

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  1. I dont know whst happend but mines turn out very gooey. They were so soft that it was very difficult to turn them. Fi
    I put them on the air fryer and turn out more firm and crispy. 🤷‍♀️ Anyway the taste was awesome.

    • Hi Andrea! You can absolutely make this recipe without the apple cider vinegar. The acv is used to make a “vegan buttermilk,” but it works perfectly with just plant-based milk as well. Another option to make the buttermilk is using lemon juice instead of ACV, in case it’s of interest. 🙂

  2. We love these waffles, I added some chopped blueberries too for my 10 month old and they were delicious!
    Do you know if this mixture can be frozen?

  3. Hi Lauren! I’m so glad that you and your kiddies enjoyed this recipe! It’s always my favourite compliment to hear that one of my recipes was kiddie approved. Enjoy those waffles and thanks for the sweet comment. 🙂

  4. These were delightful! They were so easy to make and it was not a difficult recipe. I loved how everything was done in the blender. I Now have two food allergy kids who are happily eating waffles. Thank you! 🙂

  5. Hello, do you need a blender for this recipe? I do not have one. 🙁
    I’m sorry for bothering you, but these look very good and I would love to make them.
    Thank you very much

    • Hi Brooklyn. You don’t need a blender for this recipe, instead you can mix all the ingredients in a bowl. But the waffles will be a little more “rustic” since we are not blending the oats into a smooth batter.

      Alternatively, you can buy “oat flour” from the grocery store, which is just oats that have been ground into a fine powder. Then you can mix everything in a bowl and have the same consistency as the recipe featured above. 🙂 Hope that helps! Enjoy the waffles!!

  6. I have not mastered my waffle making skills yet, as they are much more finicky than pancakes, but this batter recipe is amazing! So much better than traditional waffles. I recommend!

    • Thanks for the sweet comment Krystal! Yes, waffles can be a bit more tricky than pancakes. But once you get the hang of it you’re set! Glad you enjoyed the waffle batter and hope you try this recipe again soon!