Simple Gluten-free Buttermilk Buckwheat Waffles

Gluten-Free-Buttermilk-Buckwheat-WafflesI hate breakfast in bed. I will happily get out of bed, eat breakfast and then go back to bed but I do not want the challenge of balancing a tray on my bed full of sticky food and hot coffee. If it spills I know I will have to do at least some clean up and that is just not worth it. If you like feeling like an invalid and want to eat in bed, then have at it, but I am firmly on #TeamBreakfastAtTables.

I wouldn’t say I’m a waffle aficionado, but I really love waffles. I tolerate pancakes, but I would eat waffles with whipped cream and strawberries every single day of the week. Since I love them so much, when they are served and they are not up to snuff I am deeply disappointed. I think I almost cried one morning when we went out and I ordered the ‘English Waffles’. These were waffles that were supposed to have English custard and fruit on top. What I got was most cantaloupe and few berries and the custard was a lumpy, gritty slop. I scraped the custard off along with the disgusting cantaloupe, which I think smells rotten and tastes like it smells, and dipped the pathetic excuse for a waffle into the Cool Whip type crap that was on the side. Even if the waffle is so-so, if they had served strawberries that had been frozen, and thawed, and whipped cream I would have been happy.

A note on the ingredients. I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Flour, which is available in most large grocery stores in our area (Southern Ontario). The buckwheat flour I used is light buckwheat flour which I bought at a local health food store. I also have regular buckwheat flour (Bob’s Red Mill brand) that I bought at a Fresh Co which is a cheaper grocery store. That buckwheat flour is kind of a grey colour which results in a darker waffle but still quite nice. It would be comparable to using a very fine whole wheat in place of all purpose flour.

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Simple Gluten-free Buttermilk Buckwheat Waffles #SundaySupper

Simple gluten-free buttermilk buckwheat waffles that use light buckwheat which makes a nice light coloured buckwheat waffle.

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 cup light buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 xanthan gum
  • 2 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup light olive oil or vegetable oil, plus more for brushing waffle maker
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla


  1. Turn on your waffle maker to a medium heat.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together with a whisk in a medium bowl.
  3. Melt butter in the microwave and set aside. In another medium bowl, mix the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and oil together.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet with a whisk. When well mixed, whisk in the melted butter. If the batter is very thick, add another tablespoon or two more of buttermilk.
  5. Brush the waffle maker with some oil and add batter according to the manufacturer's instructions. My waffle make takes 3/4 cup batter at at time.
Recipe Type: Breakfast


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  1. says

    #TeambreakfastAtTables...this cracked me up! Waffles totally have the upper hand on pancakes. The crispy outside and the chewy center? The little squares for capturing syrup or whipped cream? Yeah, waffles are the best. I am so excited to find this gluten free version! My mom has to be gf and I love finding new recipes she can enjoy!
  2. says

    Love that you used buckwheat flour! I use it in crepes, but hadn't thought to use it in waffles (or pancakes)! I love the battle of waffles vs pancakes. It's odd, but I've never made waffles, and yet I love how syrup and fruit get pooled in their indentations. I need me a waffle iron, it seems.
    • Christina says

      I really like the buckwheat mixed with the GF Flour. It seems to make it lighter. I'm really glad I found the light buckwheat flour but the darker whole grain buckwheat flour made delicious waffles too. I just didn't photograph those. My family was sitting at the table waiting for me to join them :).
    • Christina says

      I wish I could have this every morning although I can never limit myself to just one, I usually make sure there are no leftovers. That makes for very tight-fitting pants.
  3. irene says

    I see you used LIGHT buckwheat flour in this recipe. Is there a difference between light buckwheat flour and buckwheat flour?
    • says

      You can use either for this recipe. The difference is comparable to white all purpose flour and whole wheat flour. I find that buckwheat flour (not light) is more readily available at the grocery store in the gluten free section. I have to get light buckwheat flour from a bulk food store or the health food store. I've made these waffles with both types of flour. Hope that helps :).


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