These gluten-free vegan gingerbread waffles are super easy to make and packed full of warming spices. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these waffles are the perfect festive breakfast, ready to be served with a drizzle of peanut butter.

Gluten-free vegan gingerbread waffles

Nothing reminds me of the holiday season more than gingerbread. As soon as I’ve got ginger biscuits baking in the oven, or a gingerbread house under construction, I instantly feel Christmassy. Not only does it make the entire house smell amazing, but I love how the warmth of the spice balances the cold winter weather.

Stack of vegan gluten-free waffles on a plate

With these vegan gingerbread waffles, I really wanted to reinvent the overly sweet and sugary image of waffles that a lot of us have in our heads. The gingerbread flavor ensures these waffles are not too sweet which means they can be enjoyed for breakfast without leaving you feeling sluggish. Although, of course, you can feel free to experiment with sweet toppings like fresh fruit or vegan cream.

Gingerbread waffles with a drizzle of peanut butter

About these gluten-free vegan gingerbread waffles

You make these vegan gingerbread waffles by layering festive spices like nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, to create a rich and tender taste. They’re spicy and comforting, which is exactly what you need at this time of year.

Gingerbread waffles on a plate

It’s taken me a while to perfect my waffle recipe, but now the texture is amazing. When you bite into them, you’re met with a crispy exterior, but inside the batter is fluffy and melts in the mouth. Plus, once you’ve collected your ingredients, the recipe is surprisingly easy; this means maximum flavor for minimum effort!

Gluten-free waffles on a plate

Ingredients and substitutions

These vegan gingerbread waffles require a few ingredients, but each one adds a different dimension to the flavor.

Ingredients for vegan gingerbread waffles
  • Rice flour. Rice flour is my go-to flour as it’s naturally gluten-free.
  • Cornmeal.
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. All the festive spices!
  • Coconut sugar.
  • Baking powder.
  • Xanthan gum. This is vital in gluten-free baking, as it helps to bind the batter together. Even though you may have never heard of it, it’s actually stocked in most large supermarkets.
  • Plant-based milk. You can use whichever you prefer.
  • Olive oil. A lot of my recipes are oil-free, but for these waffles oil is used to create their fluffiness.
  • Flax eggs. To make the 2 flax eggs needed for these waffles, you stir together 2 tbsp ground flaxseed and ¼ cup water, and set aside for 5 minutes.

How to make these gluten-free vegan gingerbread waffles

Firstly, lightly grease and preheat your waffle iron.

Then add the rice flour, cornmeal, cinnamon, coconut sugar, nutmeg, baking powder, ground ginger, and xanthan gum to a large mixing bowl and whisk together.

Now add the plant based milk and mix with the dry ingredients. Then add the olive oil and flax eggs, mixing together once more.

Now add the plant based milk and mix with the dry ingredients. Then add the olive oil and flax eggs, mixing together once more.

Vegan waffle in a waffle iron

Add around ½ cup of the batter to the centre of the waffle iron, spread it out slightly using a spatula, and close. Cook for around 5 minutes per waffle, until golden and crispy on the outside.

Tips and tricks

  • After cooking, if you stack these vegan gingerbread waffles on top of one another straight away then they’ll go soggy. To avoid this, place them on a wire cooling rack for 2 minutes after baking.
Gingerbread waffles stacked on a plate

Storing and freezing

Once cooked and cut into triangles, you can freeze these waffles for up to 3 months. They can be reheated in a toaster or toaster oven.

Stack of gluten-free waffles on a plate

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Gluten-free vegan gingerbread waffles

Which food reminds you of Christmas? If you make these vegan gingerbread waffles then please tag me (@earthofmariaa) so I can see your creations. Remember to comment below and leave a star rating, so I can see what you think about this recipe.

Gluten-free vegan gingerbread waffles

Get the Recipe: Gluten-free Vegan Gingerbread Waffles

These gluten-free vegan gingerbread waffles are super easy to make and packed full of warming spices. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, these waffles are the perfect festive breakfast.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • ¾ cup cornmeal
  • ½ tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • ½ tbsp xanthan gum
  • 1½ cups plant-based milk
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 flax eggs, see recipe notes

Equipment

  • Waffle iron
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula

Instructions 

  • Lightly grease and preheat your waffle iron.
  • Add the rice flour, cornmeal, cinnamon, coconut sugar, nutmeg, baking powder, ground ginger, and xanthan gum to a large mixing bowl and whisk together.
  • Now add the plant based milk, mix with the dry ingredients, and then add the olive oil and flax eggs, mixing together once more.
  • Add around ½ cup of the batter to the centre of the waffle iron, spread out slightly using a spatula, and close. Cook for around 5 minutes per waffle, until golden and crispy on the outside.

Video

Notes

2 flax eggs are made by stirring together 2 tbsp ground flaxseed and ¼ cup water, and setting aside for 5 minutes.
Serving: 4g, Calories: 618kcal, Carbohydrates: 76g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Sodium: 202mg, Potassium: 335mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 14g, Calcium: 204mg, Iron: 2mg
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Vegan gingerbread waffles