Really yummy gluten-free waffles

Written by
Diana Dutcher
on May 30, 2020
Gluten-free waffles (with zucchini and protein)

When I first thought about making gluten-free waffles, I thought they sounded weird. Waffles were supposed to be one of those totally guilty-pleasure type foods with gluten-galore… right?

No so! I assure you, gluten-free waffles can be delicious and you can still gain a good amount of nutrition from them.

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Nutrition Profile (1 waffle)
206 kcal
6.7 g protein
21.9 g carb (1.9 g fiber; 20.0 net carb)
10.8 g fat

Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini, washed with skin on, grated
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 6 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour (all-purpose or bread mix), see Note below for my recommendations
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder, see Note below for my recommendations
  • 3/4 water or so to adjust the consistency

Directions

  1. Grate zucchini with a small size grater
  2. Add wet ingredients – eggs, milk, vanilla, oil (don’t add the water yet)
  3. Add dry ingredients – buckwheat flour, GF flour, baking powder, sugar, protein powder
  4. Mix together with a fork
  5. Add water to adjust the consistency until you get a batter that flows a bit but still holds its shape well
  6. Heat waffle iron
  7. Spray lightly with avocado oil
  8. Scoop 1/3 cup portions into the waffle iron and cook to desired level

Ingredient notes:

  1. Gluten-free flour mixes can be hit or miss. I like to blend my own with 1 1/4 cup rice flour, 1 1/4 cup sorghum flour, 1/2 cup amaranth flour, 3/4 cup cornstarch, 3 tsp cornstarch and 1 tsp salt. I keep this on hand at all times and substitute into recipes to make them gluten-free.
    I have also enjoyed Cup 4 Cup GF all-purpose mix, and Bob’s Red Mill GF all-purpose mix. I don’t personally don’t like the taste of the King Arthur GF blend.
  2. Protein powders: for vegan protein I prefer the taste and texture of Ripple protein powder. For non-vegan protein I like the Young Living Pure Protein Complete – vanilla for this recipe and chocolate for breakfast shakes.
Gluten-free waffles (with zucchini and protein)

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Written By
Diana Dutcher

I am an educator and entrepreneur who is passionate about non-toxic living. I get to be with my five kiddos (8, 6-year old twins, and 4-year old twins) in the mornings and teach in the afternoons or evenings. It’s a beautiful abundant life 💖

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