Coconut-Almond Gluten-Free Vegan Waffles
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Coconut Almond Easy Gluten-Free Vegan Waffles, with Creamy Topping

For coconut and almond fans who enjoy relatively easy baked goods, this may be one of the best vegan waffle recipes around. These boast a mild sweetness from coconut palm sugar, a light and crispy texture, and extra protein from almond meal. The recipe for the Simple Coconut Cream topping, shown drizzled atop the waffles in the photos, is further below. Makes 4 (7-inch) round Belgian waffles, and ½ cup of cream.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegan
Keyword: gluten-free vegan waffles
Servings: 4 waffles
Calories: 738kcal
Author: Dave W.

Ingredients

Waffles

  • cups warm water
  • ¾ cup coconut milk use pure coconut milk, not a reduced fat or watered-down version
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar may also be called coconut palm sugar
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • cups almond meal
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Simple Coconut Vanilla Cream Waffle Topping

  • ½ cup coconut milk again, full strength, not a watered-down variety
  • 2 teaspoons coconut palm sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Waffles

  • Combine the warm water, coconut milk, coconut sugar, and ground flaxseed in a medium bowl, and whisk until well mixed.
  • Combine the almond meal, tapioca flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, and stir or whisk until thoroughly blended.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until well blended.
  • Preheat the waffle iron for 3 to 5 minutes while allowing the batter to stand.
  • Stir the batter another 5 to 10 strokes, breaking up any clumps of flour that haven’t absorbed moisture.
  • Spray both grids of the waffle iron generously with oil. This is important even with “no stick” irons.
  • Pour or ladle the batter into the center of the iron, covering no more than two-thirds of the iron’s surface for the first waffle. Adjust the amount as needed for subsequent waffles.
  • Bake each waffle for 3 to 5 minutes, or until it reaches the desired level of brownness and can be easily removed. Spray the iron grids with oil prior to each additional waffle.
  • Top with Simple Coconut Vanilla Cream, if your taste buds so desire (recipe below).

Simple Coconut Vanilla Cream Waffle Topping

  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until well blended.
  • Pour over your favorite vegan waffles with fresh fruit, chocolate sauce, or other toppings.

Notes

Thanks to Megan Lilah Martin for the groovy arrangements in the photos.