Belgian Waffles

Belgian Waffles | The Gluten-Free Homemaker

I didn’t make waffles before being diagnosed with celiac disease, and I didn’t think about making them gluten-free until son #3 recently asked if I could. As a result, I received a Krups Belgian Waffle Maker for Christmas. It makes four waffles at a time which I decided would be best for our family of five.

I looked over several recipes and ended up modifying this recipe from RecipeZaar. I doubled the recipe as well as made some changes. My recipe made almost 16 rectangular Belgian waffles. They were light and fluffy and quite a treat to eat. We’re looking forward to more of them!

Belgian Waffles
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 cup potato starch
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 3 cups sour milk
  • ½ cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  1. Combine the flours, starches, baking powder, salt, sugar, and xanthan gum in a large bowl.
  2. In a medium sized bowl combine the milk, oil and eggs. To make sour milk add 1 Tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice per cup of milk and let sit a few minutes.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk together. Batter can be slightly lumpy.
  4. Pour onto a hot waffle maker. For large Belgian waffles, I cooked them 5 minutes.
  5. Remove and top with syrup, fruit, and/or whipped cream.


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  1. SG says

    This recipe reads like it will work and your experience says it does so I will try it. I bought an inexpensive waffle iron since going GF but the batch I made were not good – went right in the trash! Thanks for posting. I like the light and fluffy confirmation!

  2. Karen says

    Just made these and they are very good. My 12 year old daughter and I are just starting out eating gluten free and she said that she wouldn't even know they weren't regular waffles.

  3. Holly says

    That recipezaar recipe is my waffle recipe. I make it at least once a week. I usually add some vanilla. I have added pumpkin in the past as well and decresed the amount of liquid to accomodate and then added pumpkin pie spice. It is a great recipe. I will have to try your adaptation. Recipezaar is one of my favorite gf recipe sites.

  4. Anonymous says

    I made these for tonight, and they were amazing! The best waffles I've ever made, gluten-free or not. Thanks for the great recipe!

  5. Anonymous says

    Just wanted to say that I used this recipe to make plain pancakes. I had to add about another 1/4 C sorghum and probably another 1C of Brown rice flour to make it a bit thicker. I added some cinnamon and Allspice as well as some vanilla. They taste very good.

  6. Sue says

    OMG, these waffles were delicious. All my kids loved it. This is our first gluten free recipe for waffles and it is definitely a keeper. Thanks so much,

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