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3-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Waffles (V, GF, OIl-Free)

These 3-ingredient chickpea flour waffles are a wonder: golden, fluffy, and crispy-edged, they are naturally vegan, oil-free, grain-free & gluten-free.

I love a good waffle, especially if it is golden, fluffy, crispy at the edges, and drizzled with maple syrup. Are you with me?

If your answer is “yes,” then you simply must give my 3-ingredient wonder waffles a try.

Recipe Benefits

These chickpea flour waffles are everything you want in a healthy, delicious waffle. Specially, they are:

  • grain-free
  • vegan (no eggs, no dairy)
  • gluten-free
  • sugar-free
  • frugal (make that cheap)
  • filling
  • versatile (add in different spices, extracts, etc)
  • super-nutritious

I know, it sounds too good to be true. But trust me, it isn’t!

Ingredients for the 3-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Waffles

  • chickpea flour (it may also be labeled garbanzo bean flour, besan, or gram flour)
  • baking powder
  • Optional: vegetable oil (only a very small amount to help prevent sticking , It can be omitted)

You will also need som regular tap some water and (optional) salt for the basic recipe.

Step by Step Instructions

These waffle could not be simpler to prepare.

Step One: Whisk the Dry Ingredients

In a medium or large bowl, whisk the chickpea flour, baking powder and (optional) salt.

Step Two: Add the Wet Ingredients

Add the water and (optional) oil to the bowl. Whisk thoroughly to ensure that the batter is completely blended and smooth.

Step Three: Preheat the Waffle Iron

Preheat the waffle iron to medium-high heat while the batter sits.

Step Four: Add the Batter to the Waffle Iron

Ladle the batter into the preheated waffle iron and cook according to waffle iron manufacturer’s directions (generally about 2-5 minutes), depending on the type of maker).

That, dear readers, is it!

Eat Immediately, Or Store for Later

Eat the waffles immediately (yes, please!) or refrigerate or freeze ahead for an instant breakfast (simply toast to reheat–no need to defrost if frozen, just head straight to the toaster).

As much as I love eating the waffles hot and plated (hello, maple syrup), the quarters are ideal for portable eats, too!

Variations and Add-In Options

Since it is a challenge to eat syrup-coated waffles on the move, consider adding some sweetener, or finely  chopped dried fruit, or mini chocolate chips to waffles you plan to take on the move. Check out my notes for suggestions of how much to add.

A splash of vanilla is great, too, and, if you want to up the nutrition, replace the water with an equal amount of the milk of your choice.

You can also head in a savory direction (lunch! dinner! snacks!) with the addition of chopped fresh herbs, savory spices, black pepper, sriracha or hot sauce.

And lest any of us forget, waffles are quick bread, which means this is also a recipe for the easiest, most amazing, grain-free bread recipe. Bring on the sandwiches!

Hungry? Me too! I’m off to make a waffle sandwich… 🙂

Yield: 6 big waffles

3-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Waffles {vegan, grain-free, gluten-free}

3-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Waffles {vegan, grain-free, gluten-free}

Grain-free waffles, made only 3 ingredients (chickpea flour, baking powder, & an optional smidge of oil, plus water and optional salt). They can be varied with spices, vanilla, or savory herbs for breakfast or a perfect quick bread! 

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes


  • 1 and 1/2 cups (180 g) chickpea flour
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt (more or less to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons (10 mL) baking powder
  • 1 and 1/3 cups (310 mL) water
  • Optional 2 tablespoons (30 mL) vegetable oil (your choice of type; sub with more water for oil-free)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour, baking powder and salt. Add the water (and optional oil, or more water), whisking until blended and smooth.
  2. Preheat a standard waffle maker to medium-high heat.
  3. Spray the plates of the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray; ladle or pour in about 1/2 cup (125 mL) batter.
  4. Cook the waffle according to waffle maker directions (for most makers, until a light changes color). The waffles should be a deep golden color (adjust settings as needed).
  5. Remove waffle and repeat with remaining batter.


Keep the waffles warm: You can keep the waffles warm in a 200˚F oven as you prepare all of the waffles.

Storage: Store the completely cooled waffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days, or the freezer for up to 6 months. Rewarm the waffles by toasting (pop-up toaster or toaster oven).

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

1 whole waffle

Amount Per Serving Calories 129Total Fat 6.2gSaturated Fat 3.6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 272mgCarbohydrates 13.7gFiber 2.5gSugar 2.5gProtein 5.3g

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Monday 9th of January 2023

Wonderful waffles! very tasty. I cut the recipe in 1/3 for just me. I have a Dash wafflemaker - 4.5 minutes was a good time.

I've been looking for recipes that my boyfriend and I can both eat - He is diabetic and I follow a low oxalate diet (for kidney stones). Chickpea flour is one of two flours that are good for both of us. (He can't use syrup, but that is another issue)

I used Bob Red Mill Chickpea Flour which is tested at 4.55 mg oxalate per 1/2 cup which is LOW!! Thank you, I had two lovely waffles that were actually good for me.

I will certainly be looking at other recipes of yours.

Thank you


Sunday 15th of January 2023

I am thrilled that these were such a success for you and your boyfriend, Beth! I have a host of other chickpea flour recipes, I hope that more will work for you two :)


Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

Great and SIMPLE recipe. Thank You. I let it sit for 15 minutes and I thought the batter was going to be too runny, but I trusted the recipe and it came out perfect. Thank you! They’re perfect for my toddler’s wheat sensitivity. Thanks again for a great simple and nutritious recipe. I will definitely try more of your recipes. God Bless.


Monday 2nd of May 2022

I am so glad you enjoyed these, Dee!


Saturday 22nd of January 2022

Hi, may I ask if there is any alternative to using baking powder, such as Vitamin C powder, or whisking the batter? I can't eat bicarbonate of soda and I know that's an ingredient in baking soda. I'd love to try baking these waffles and all your delicious breads!


Saturday 7th of January 2023

Would a flax egg work (1 T ground flaxseed and 3 T water)?


Saturday 22nd of January 2022

Hi Shel! That must be such a challenge. Vitamin C does not work as a leavener. Can you eat yeast? Instant yeast could be a good alternative. Whipped aquafaba (whipped chickpea liquid. I do not have a recipe but it is easy, you can google it) could work well (I am assuming you cannot eat eggs/ are vegan. But if not, eggs are an option, too). I wish I could be more of a help!


Sunday 14th of February 2021

I like to have a little sweetener in my waffles. What kind would you recommend and how much? Looking forward to trying these!


Saturday 22nd of January 2022

Hi Danielle! Just about any sweetener you like, but my preferences are coconut sugar or maple syrup. Just a few teaspoons should be just right . A bit of vanilla (1/2 to 1 teaspoon) is great, too 😊

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