Soaked Gluten-Free Waffles

 Soaked Gluten-Free Waffles from


Waffles are a favorite breakfast in our household. My children ask for these waffles regularly.  I like to make double and triple batches and freeze the extras so that we have a quick breakfast for busy mornings.  They freeze wonderfully.  For special occasions, I serve these waffles for breakfast with butter, maple syrup and a little whipped cream.

With a little preparation the night before, these waffles are a snap to throw together in the mornings.  The freshly milled flour is soaked overnight to reduce the phytic acid and allow your body to absorb more of the nutrition from the grain.  I normally mix up my dry ingredients and put them in a covered bowl the night before.  In the morning, all I have to do is to melt a little oil, beat my eggs and whisk it all together.

I used a mixture of sorghum, rice and buckwheat flour milled in my WonderMill on the pastry setting.  You can change which flours you use or the ratio, so long as you have 1-1/4 cups of flour total.  If you like a lighter and crispier waffle, you can use 1 cup of flour and 3/4 cup of tapioca starch.  You can substitute cornstarch for some or all of the tapioca starch, if needed.


waffle batter with wondermill


Melted oil is critical to having your waffles turn out correctly.  The melted fat is what spreads throughout the batter and keeps it from sticking to the waffle maker.  Sugar can also make a waffle batter stick to the waffle maker. I normally only put 1 tsp of sweetener in the batter or leave it out all-together in order to avoid any problems with sticking.  Using a drizzle maple syrup on top of the waffles keeps the kids from realizing that there’s no sugar in the batter.

If you don’t wish to soak the flour the night before or you forget, you can simply stir all of the wet ingredients together in one bowl, stir all of the dry ingredients together in another bowl and then stir the wet into the dry, then make your waffles as normal.


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Soaked Gluten-Free Waffles
Recipe type: breakfast
Serves: 5
  • ½ cup sorghum flour
  • ½ cup white rice flour
  • ¼ cup buckwheat flour
  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened almond or dairy milk
  • 1-1/2 Tbs lemon juice
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil or butter
  • 2 eggs, beaten, or use egg replacer
  • 1 tsp rapadura or other sweetener
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sorghum rice and buckwheat flours with the milk and the lemon juice. Cover and allow to sit overnight.
  2. The next morning, uncover the flour mixture and whisk in the melted oil, eggs and rapadura. Set aside.
  3. In a separate, small bowl, whisk together the starch, baking powder and sea salt. Whisk into the wet ingredients.
  4. Cook according to the instructions of your waffle maker. For my waffle maker, I have it set to a medium-high time setting in order to get the waffles done all the way through.


About Cooking Traditional Foods

KerryAnn Foster runs Cooking Traditional Foods, the longest running Traditional Foods Menu Mailer on the internet. KerryAnn has ten years of traditional foods experience and is a former Weston A. Price Foundation chapter leader. Founded in 2005, CTF helps you feed your family nourishing foods they will love.

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7 Responses to Soaked Gluten-Free Waffles

  1. earthmama says:

    Is the 1/2 cup tapioca starch correct? That seems like a lot. Is that really a healthy thing to be eating a lot of? Is there a substitute or could less be used?

  2. A half-cup is correct. The recipe uses one and a quarter cups of flour to a half-cup of starch. 1:1, 2:1 or 3:1 for the ratio of flour to starch is very standard for gluten-free recipes. If you go with all flour, they tend to turn out too heavy since there is no gluten to stretch and lighten the recipe. But some starch is necessary for lightness and the right mouth-feel for the finished product. I find that going higher than 3:1 creates a poor texture and a baked good that is too heavy. Lower than 2:1 sacrifices nutrition and gives a lot of empty carbs. This recipe is 5:2, so it’s right in the middle between 2:1 and 3:1.

  3. sarah says:

    Have you tried this with a flax egg replacement?

  4. Inga says:

    Hello, this looks delicious – I will have to make it this weekend! Would this recipe work as a pancake batter? Could some coconut flour be added instead of sorghum? Can I replace almond milk with coconut milk? Thanks.


  5. Inga says:

    I could not wait till the weekend and made these this morning 🙂 As I don’t have a waffle maker, I made them as crepes – they turned out beautifully! I replaced almond milk with home made coconut milk and sorghum flour with about 1/4 cup (maybe a tad more) home made coconut flour. I think they would work well as pancakes too, but would need slightly more flour I think, as the batter is quite runny. Thanks Kerry Ann, my search for a perfect pancake/ waffle batter has ended!

  6. Genet says:

    Hey there !!!! This looks SOOO good.
    A couple of questions for you Kerry . .. .are you using white rice flour or sweet white rice flour ?
    And what type of rice do you mill ? Long or medium grain ?
    Also have you ever tried to refrigerate these or freeze and pop in a toaster later ?
    Sorry for all the questions.
    Looks wonderful !

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