In the mood for gluten free waffles but don’t want to make enough to feed a crowd? This simple gluten free waffle recipe makes two waffles, just enough for one person. It’s so quick and easy to make, you can have a plate full of healthy homemade goodness in less than 10 minutes.
When You’re Gluten Free, but you Love Breakfast…
It’s no secret to my family that I love breakfast. Well, let me correct that. I love breakfast foods. I like it so much I don’t limit eating it to just the mornings. I’ve been known to have breakfast for lunch or dinner. Heck, I’ve even had it as a snack.
I come by it honestly though. We never ate out much when I was a little kid, but when we did, it was almost always for Saturday morning breakfast. Daddy usually picked a little mom and pop cafe and my meal of choice was eggs, sausage, grits and toast.
One Saturday morning we drove a few towns over to eat at a Waffle House. Game. Changer. I saw pecan waffles on the menu and it looked good. It was love at first bite. Waffles have held a special place in my heart ever since.
When I had to go gluten free and low carb, I was crushed. As much as I liked eggs and bacon, I really missed traditional breakfast foods like pancakes and waffles.
Of course, GF recipes for waffles were one of the first ones I tried, all with varying levels of success. They never quite hit the spot though. Some were so flat they were more like crepes, others (okay most of them) honestly tasted awful. Oh, how I missed that fluffy waffle-y goodness.
Most LCGF waffles lack flavor and fluffiness, and if you do find one that’s halfway decent it makes a large batch. That’s why I love this easy almond flour waffle recipe.
How do you Make Gluten Free Waffles from Scratch?
My gluten free waffle recipe for one person is actually a variant of an almond flour pancake recipe I saw in a keto FB group. I read what someone said in a comment how they bet it would make a good waffle, and I thought hmm…I bet it would. I gotta try it out!
When I developed this recipe, I did it with the idea of making it just for one serving. I’m the only person in my household that will eat gluten free and low carb, so I’m not interested in a recipe that makes a whole bunch. Yeah, I could and freeze what I don’t eat, but honestly I don’t like to do that because it doesn’t taste as good as fresh.
For waffles and pancakes I like to use almond flour instead of coconut flour. I feel like it makes the waffles crisper on the outside and fluffy on the inside more than the coconut flour would.
I make this almond flour waffle recipe in my mini Dash waffle maker. I’d never seen these before I joined the LC Facebook group, and I really can’t believe I’ve gone this long without one. I love it because it’s just the right size for a single serving.
This recipe makes 2-3 pancakes in a Dash mini. I know you’re probably thinking, why 2-3? Shouldn’t it make the same amount each time? Well, I don’t know why, but usually when I make this recipe it makes two, but every once in a while it will make three. The only thing I can think of is maybe the egg I’m using just happens to be larger. Let me know if it varies for you, I’d love to know if it’s just me! LOL
These healthy homemade waffles aren’t just simple to make, they’re super versatile, too. I’ve added fresh blueberries and Lily’s stevia chocolate chips. I’ve also added walnuts and pecans, which makes it taste pretty darn close to those Waffle House pecan waffles I had when I was little.
Sprinkle your add ins before you close the lid and let your Dash do its thing. Don’t forget to top your waffles with grass fed butter and Lakanto low carb syrup and you’ll have yourself a quick and easy gluten free breakfast that will keep you full and satisfied until lunch.
- 3 tbsp Almond Flour
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 tbsp Melted Butter
- 1 Egg
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Chocolate chips, pecans, walnuts, berries, etc.
- As the waffle iron heats, mix all ingredients in a small bowl.
- Spoon batter into the iron. Be careful not to overfill the well.
- Sprinkle add ins on top of batter and close. Cook 3-5 minutes until done.
- Top with Lakanto maple syrup or honey and enjoy.