buckwheat waffle recipe

Gluten Free Buckwheat Waffle Recipe

  • Author: Teri
  • Yield: Makes 4-5 waffles, depending on the size of your waffle maker. You can double this baby easily. 1x


This gluten free buckwheat waffle recipe is simple but makes a filling breakfast, since it’s packed with whole grains and fiber. The hearty buckwheat flavor makes the perfect fall waffle!



  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 cups dairy-free buttermilk (see note below to make this)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • Toppings:
    • maple syrup + sea salt (love this sweet & salty combo!)
    • almond butter + sliced banana + extra cinnamon
    • warmed fruit + walnuts (microwaving chopped apples until slightly tender with a little honey and cinnamon is amazing!)


  1. Preheat your waffle iron. I use a medium-high setting, but play around with it based on your iron.
  2. Mix the buckwheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  3. In separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, melted coconut oil, vanilla and egg. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir with a spatula or wooden spoon just combined. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Pour batter onto the hot waffle iron, and cook until the waffles feel slightly crisp to the touch. Repeat until all the batter is gone.


  • To make buttermilk, measure 1 tablespoon + ¾ teaspoon white vinegar into a 2-cup capacity liquid measuring cup. Pour in unsweetened almond milk until you reach 1 1/4 cups. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes before using. It will look a bit crazy. That means you did it correctly.
  • Keep your waffles warm in a 200* oven while you cook the remaining batter.
  • These freeze well! Just stick them in a freezer ziplock bag and then reheat on a medium-low setting in the toaster.
  • If you eat these while sitting next to mini pumpkins, they taste better.