Gluten Free Buckwheat Waffles are full of flavor and my new favorite waffle style! The aroma they give off while baking is so enticing, reminding me of all things cozy and comforting about breakfast. I’ve added nutmeg to the cinnamon for a touch of autumn spice. Topped with sweet cherries, then a pour, not a drizzle of amber maple syrup for a perfect waffle experience!
Tips for Buckwheat Waffles
- Want a hint of cocoa in your waffles? Substitute a 1/4 cup of buckwheat flour for cocoa powder and enjoy a Chocolate Buckwheat Waffle stack!!
- Mix Buckwheat Flour with Gluten Free All Purpose Flour in a 50/50 ratio to lessen the Buckwheat potency (I think its yummy with full buckwheat!)
- Add in 1 tsp of vanilla for another flavor adjustment.
- Batter should be easy to pour but not runny.
- Buttermilk can be used instead of Almond Milk, but then you will need 1 cup of buckwheat flour to keep the mixture from being to thick.
- To freeze waffles for later: Place them side by side on a parchment paper lined baking tray in the freezer(~2 hrs). Once they have frozen wrap individually in freezer wrap and store for up to 3 months. To reheat simply microwave or pop in the toaster!!
What is Buckwheat Flour?
Buckwheat Flour is ground buckwheat, a fruit that closely resembles wild rhubarb. It is not categorized as a grain, but as a pseudo cereal. A Gluten Free flour with high quality proteins rich in magnesium, copper, and fiber. Buckwheat can give off a bitter flavor, so its best to add spices or mix as a ratio of buckwheat and wheat flours.
Check out this Chocolate Buckwheat Waffle Recipe from Bon Appetit!
Gluten Free Buckwheat Waffles
- 1 ½ Cups (192 g) Buckwheat Flour
- 1 Tbsp Coconut Sugar
- 1 ¼ tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- ¼ tsp Kosher Salt
- ½ tsp Cinnamon Powder
- ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
- 1 ¼ Cups (310 ml) Vanilla Almond Milk
- 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter melted
- 1 large egg
- Sweet Dark Cherries
- Amber Maple Syrup
- Combine all DRY ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk together.
- In a separate small bowl combine all LIQUID ingredients and whish together.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir with spoon. Let batter sit for 3-5 minutes to amplify flavor.
- Spray waffle iron with non-stick coconut spray.
- Ladle batter onto waffle iron and cook for 8 minutes or until done.
- Serve with fresh cherries and maple syrup!