Vegan Buckwheat Waffles – gluten free, low in sugar

Need a simple, delicious gluten free and vegan waffle recipe? Try these Vegan Buckwheat Waffles!

Vegan Buckwheat Waffles - gluten free, low in sugar |

I’ve never owned a waffle iron. Can you believe this? My family was a waffle free family until very recently! A very lovely friend of mine gifted me a cute waffle iron for Christmas, and I’m in love. I’ve already made several different kinds of waffles (including savory ones!), but today I want to bring you a very simple, yet delicious recipe: Vegan Buckwheat Waffles! Spoiler alert: the batter includes maple syrup! 😉

Vegan Buckwheat Waffles - gluten free, low in sugar |

As buckwheat has a rather strong taste on it’s own, I mixed it half/half with fine oats. You can’t tell that there are any in the waffle, once they are done, but I’m convinced they help making the waffle fluffier on the inside. These vegan buckwheat waffles are not extremely sweet, just lightly through the added maple syrup in the batter. I personally rather add more maple syrup (or other sweets toppings) onto the waffle once it’s done. That is personal preference though, and if you want the waffles to be very sweet on their own, I would suggest you double the amount of maple syrup you add to the batter.

Vegan Buckwheat Waffles - gluten free, low in sugar |

By the way, there is also soon another buckwheat based recipe coming your way, namely buckwheat pancakes! Yes, I love buckwheat (you might be able to tell from my Chocolate Banana Buckwheat Mugcake or my Rainbow Buckwheat Bowl) . It was probably ingrained into me as a child, when my Granny made me buckwheat flour porridge (Heidensterz!). But for now, enjoy this vegan buckwheat waffles recipe:

Vegan Buckwheat Waffles
Serves: 4-5 waffles
  • 1 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup fine oats
  • 1 tbsp baking powder (a level tablespoon, not a heaping one!)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 shake cinnamon (up to your liking)
  • 1 tbsp powdered chia seeds
  • 1¾ cup coconut milk (light, or any other milk of your choice)
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  1. Sift flour, mix in oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and powdered chia seeds.
  2. Add 1 cup of coconut milk and stir well.
  3. Add in maple syrup, coconut oil and slowly add in the remaining coconut milk until a smooth batter is reached (you might not need to add all of the liquid!)
  4. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes, as the powdered chia seeds will gel up and also the other ingredients will soak up liquid. The batter will thicken.
  5. If the batter has become too thick after 5 minutes, add in some of the (remaining) coconut milk. The batter should be a bit thicker than what you would use for pancakes.
- My waffles are about 18cm/7inces in diameter, and the batter makes about 4-5 waffles for me.
- If you are celiac, make sure the oats are certified gluten-free, as they are sometimes contaminated!

Vegan Buckwheat Waffles - gluten free, low in sugar |

41 thoughts on “Vegan Buckwheat Waffles – gluten free, low in sugar

    1. Yes!!! Buckwheat is so amazing – I grew up with it, but at some point forgot about it. I’m so glad that I rediscovered buckwheat thanks to Instagram 😀

  1. These sound delicious, I love the maple syrup in side! And good to know I’m not the only one who would still put some on top haha. A waffle iron is a wonderful Christmas gift! The gift of all new recipes to explore and most delicious breakfasts 🙂

    1. The new waffle iron definitely inspired me to get more creative in the kitchen again! 🙂 They are not super sweet, so I definitely add some maple syrup on top too – it’s just so so good 😀

    1. Please do! They are super easy to make and I love the taste 🙂 Let me know when you try them, I would love to hear your feedback!

    1. Hahahaha, yeah I always add a ton of cinnamon to everything as well 😉 I really have a hard time giving a certain amount in recipes, because I just put so much of it in everything!

    1. Are Belgian waffles the square ones? Let me know when get time to try them – I always love to hear feedback 🙂

  2. I love waffles! I don’t have a waffle maker at home (need to get one!), but we always had homemade waffles growing up. These sound delicious!

    1. I guess I’m not the only one then who didn’t have a waffle maker at home 😀 But really, it’s such a game changer. I heard though, that you can make waffles in a griddle pan as well, in case you have that at home 🙂

        1. Yes, Jamie Oliver writes about this method! I’ve never tried it though. But yes, you won’t have those pockets in the waffles with this method.

    1. Thanks Kelly! You should really give buckwheat a try – it does have a distinct flavor, so I would really recommend mixing like in this recipe. I personally love the flavor, but not everyone does 😉

  3. I love these waffles Kat! I love waffles so much in general, love their crispy edges. Love that you used buckwheat, it’s so healthy. I don’t like all buckwheat either because it has such a sandy texture that’s not very appealing in the end, so adding another flour like you did is so great! These look fabulous!

    1. Thank you so much, Brandi! Hahaha, I never noticed a sandy texture, to be honest; but I know that the taste is to strong for some people, so I’d rather mix it with something else. And I personally think that it makes the waffles fluffier on the inside too this way. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Ginny! I try to use ingredients that are easy to get (well, except probably from when I use superfood powders), why make things more complicated than necessary 🙂 Hope you soon get around to trying it!

    1. Buckwheat waffles taste so good, Molly! You should definitely give it a try. I also just like to pack a plain one as a snack on the go 🙂

  4. Haha! I think I am the only one who haven’t made waffles before! 🙂 Gotta try them, though. They look very pretty. Bookmarked!

    1. I hadn’t made waffles myself at home either! I only ate them at other places or made some at a friend’s place. If you don’t have a waffle iron, you can also use a griddle pan for making waffles, I think Jamie Oliver promotes a method for that 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!

  5. They sounds delicious! I love buckwheat but have yet to try it in waffle recipe. It’s such a great food for vegans to eat as it is a complete protein like quinoa.

    1. I didn’t know that it’s a complete protein, it makes sense though because buckwheat holds me over for such a long time! And thank you 🙂

  6. Hahaa!! I probably find 4 different iron in the cupboard of my mums home 😀
    But we always used to make the same recipes, lol. I’d love to try these waffles next time I’m home!

    1. You could go “borrow” one of her waffle irons, you know! 😉 Homemade waffles are just amazing and free from junk and excessive amounts of sugar like the store bought ones. 🙂

    1. Hi Ethel, I haven’t tried it, but I’m sure you can! You just need to adjust the amount of liquid and they will definitely have less texture, than with the oats mixed in. They only other flour I’ve tried them with was coconut flour, and that did not work. Apart from that, play around a bit, I hope they turn out well!

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