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Healthy Waffles Recipe

How about a Healthy Waffle Recipe that tastes unhealthy? Yes, that was the goal and we have succeeded. These light and fluffy healthy waffles are gluten, dairy and sugar free.

You have to trust me on this one.

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Frozen Waffles Versus Healthy Waffles Recipe

If you ask most children how to make a waffle, they will head right to the freezer. Open a box of unhealthy frozen waffles and pop them in the toaster. This is sad and we honestly should do more for these kids. Yes, once in awhile is okay. Matter of fact, our kids love the Vans Ancient Grains Gluten Free Waffles. They still contain some cane sugar and canola oil, so we definitely do not make them a part of our weekly menu.

However, they also know how we make real waffles — on a waffle iron. If you need to stock your freezer, double the batch. They keep frozen perfectly. Just pop them in the toaster and flip them 1-2x to toast up perfectly.

Just Make this Healthy Waffles Recipe

The good news is, healthy and delicious waffles DO exist! But until someone comes up with a truly healthy ready-made frozen waffle, you do have to make them yourself.

If the idea of learning how to make waffles from scratch makes you want to crawl right back into bed, don’t fret! Making waffles is one of the absolute easiest things on earth to cook. Seriously.

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How To Make Healthy Waffles Recipe

Making this homemade healthy waffles recipe is so incredibly easy that I decided to ask my kids to make it on their own one morning. Within about 15 minutes, they had the first batch of waffles in the waffle maker.

All you need is a high speed blender and a waffle maker. For Christmas, we bought our son this Cuisinart Waffle Maker and it’s been amazing. It’s a great appliance, easy to clean the pop-out waffle griddles and even the kids can use it safely.

Swap Refined Flour for Gluten Free Whole Grain Flour

The best gluten free swap for refined flour is King Arthur’s cup-for-cup whole grain flour. Trust me, it tastes exactly the same but with no inflammatory properties.

Swap Refined Sugar for Dates

We love using dates as a natural sweetener in our foods. You literally cannot taste the difference, but the dates are just as sweet.

Use Coconut Cream Instead of Milk

I went one step further to make this healthy waffles recipe truly healthy. I swapped out the milk for some coconut cream. The cream gives the waffles a wonderful texture and savory sweet flavor.

healthy waffles recipe

Quick and Delicious Healthy Waffles Recipe

This recipe for healthy waffles is going to help you make perfect, delicious and super healthy waffles in less than 10 minutes. And I promise nobody will be able to tell they are 100% whole grain, wheat free, dairy free and have no added sugar.

Made and taste-tested by kids, this is very likely to become a breakfast favorite staple for your family.

Plus, if you want to make these delicious waffles a little more fun, add a little cacao powder for Chocolate Healthy Waffles along with a bit of coconut sugar. Details are in the recipe card below.

healthy waffles recipe

Healthy Waffles Recipe Toppings

As for how to make waffles outrageously delicious? Add some fresh fruit, homemade coconut cream and real maple syrup. Yum!

We love skillet seared peaches with wild blueberries and a dollop of whipped cream made with coconut milk.

We also love using our fresh strawberry sauce recipe. This strawberry sauce is organic with no refined sugar. It freezes beautifully too. 

Add a Waffle Topping While Cooking

If you want to jazz up the healthy waffle recipe itself, you can always add one of the following ingredients after you pour the batter into the waffle iron. Note: do not stir the ingredients into the batter.

  • Thin slices of banana + a dash of cinnamon
  • Cacao nibs
  • Dairy-free chocolate chips, like Enjoy Life
  • Frozen wild blueberries, thawed and patted dry with paper towels (Note: wild blueberries are smaller than the more typical cultivated blueberries and their small size is ideal for waffle-making)

Healthy Waffles Recipe

This Healthy Waffle Recipe makes the perfect light and fluffy waffles without losing the flavor.  They are gluten, dairy and sugar free too!

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


For Chocolate Healthy Waffles Recipe add:


  1. Turn your waffle maker on to your desired heat level.
  2. Add the eggs, water, vanilla extract, coconut cream and dates to a high speed blender and process on high for 1 full minute.
  3. Add the gluten free flour, baking powder and baking soda to the blender and process for another 30 seconds or so, or until all ingredients are well blended.
  4. Carefully pour the batter into your waffle iron in batches and cook according to manufacturers directions (lean toward the waffles being a little deep golden and crisp!). Serve immediately.
  5. Not ready to make them quite yet? Transfer the waffle batter to a mason jar and refrigerate until you are ready to make the waffles. The batter will last up to 3 days.

Last Step! If you loved our recipe, leave us a review below. This helps future recipe makers and ensures continued high-quality recipes for years to come!


Coconut “Cream” is the thick, rich and non-watery part of canned coconut milk. To get the “cream” you need to refrigerate your coconut milk for 5 or 6 hours or pop it in the freezer for at least an hour. Once the coconut milk is cold, carefully remove the top with a can opener and use a spoon to scoop out the hardened coconut “cream” off the top. The “cream” is what you will be using for the waffle recipe. You can reserve the liquid water for other smoothies.

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Healthy Waffle Tips – Make Ahead Waffes

Over the years, I have found make-ahead breakfasts to be one of the very best ways to reduce morning household stress. This healthy waffler recipe batter is super easy to make-ahead because the batter can be made up to 3 days in advance and then stored in a mason jar in the refrigerator. If you have the batter prepared, all you have to do in the morning is heat the waffle iron and pour in the waffle batter. It takes 3-minutes.

If you have the time, make a double batch and store the cooled waffles in the fridge for up to 3 days or the freezer for a few weeks.

P.S. Looking for More Healthy Breakfast Ideas?

If you like the whole grain waffle recipe, I hope you will check out more Clean Cuisine healthy breakfast ideas HERE! 

Ivy Larson

In 2010, Clean Cuisine was launched because Ivy Larson wanted to share her anti-inflammatory lifestyle and delicious recipes using ingredients in their most natural and nutrient-rich state. In 2020, Ivy passed the website to Aimee and Madison. Since then, they have been adding new recipes and nutrition posts while updating old recipes and articles. Thanks for visiting Clean Cuisine!

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Linda E Clark

Monday 28th of September 2020

Can I replace the eggs?

Madison Suttles

Monday 28th of September 2020

Hi Linda,

While I've never tried replacing the eggs in this particular recipe, I am egg free as well, and a ratio of 1 tbsp flaxmeal to 3 tbsp of water, allowed to gelatinize over a few minutes seems to work great quite consistently for me! -Madison

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