Plate with a Gluten-Free Vegan Oatmeal Waffle topped with fresh fruit and syrup
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Vegan Gluten-Free Oatmeal Waffles

A crispy-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside, vegan + gluten-free waffle that's lightly sweet and incredibly satisfying. Healthy enough for a weekday breakfast and special enough for a weekend brunch.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6 (waffles)
Category: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 Month (layered between parchment paper)
Does it keep? Store in freezer.


  • 1 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup melted vegan butter (such as Earth Balance)
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup potato starch (not flour)
  • 1/4 scant cup tapioca flour
  • 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp sugar


  1. Combine almond milk and vinegar in a large liquid measuring cup and let set for a few minutes to curdle/activate. Then add melted butter, vanilla extract and agave nectar and whisk. Set aside.
  2. Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whisk until well combined.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until well incorporated. Let set for 10-15 minutes while your waffle iron preheats. (I set mine to 4 out of 5 for a crispier waffle, but adjust yours according to preference.)
  4. Once waffle iron is ready, generously coat with non-stick spray or vegan butter and pour on about 1/3 cup of batter. Cook according to manufacturer instructions and then remove and place on a baking rack in a 200-degree F (93 C) oven to keep warm. Do not stack and instead keep them in a single layer to ensure crispiness remains.
  5. Serve immediately with desired toppings. Store leftovers in a freezer safe bag and reheat in the toaster for best results. Will keep in the freezer for up to a couple months, although they're freshest within the first couple weeks.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 6 waffles)