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Vegan Gluten-Free Oat Waffles (easy, healthy)


Vegan gluten-free oat waffles, made with some help from chickpea flour. Fast, easy and healthy, they are a great new take on classic waffles!

How to Make Oat Waffles without Eggs

Oats and chickpea flour work in structural and delicious harmony in egg-free recipes. For example, these multipurpose, 3-Ingredient Chickpea Flour and Oat Crepes, as well as this winning Chickpea Flour and Oat Quick Bread.

The reason is simple: in the absence of the binding protein of eggs, many an oat flour (or any gluten-free flour) recipe can fall flat, apart, or both.

Protein-rich chickpeas to the rescue! Chickpea liquid (from cans of chickpeas) can be used to mimic egg whites (the magic of aquafaba) in eggless recipes, and chickpea flour (+ water) can replace the structure of whole eggs.

Adding to the list of examples here at Power Hungry is this simple, versatile recipe: Healthy Oat Waffles, which are vegan, gluten-free, easy, and delicious!

The batter is quick, and begins with whole oats. Grind 1 and 1/2 cups of rolled oats in a food processor until they are a fine flour. Next, whisk the oat flour with 1/2 cup chickpea flour, as well as baking powder, and salt. You can always add sweet spices, like cinnamon or ginger, but I kept the essential recipe just that: essential.

These are waffles do have some oil, which helps them become crisp and, most importantly, prevents them from sticking to the waffle plates. No one needs to clean up stuck-on waffle batter! For that reason, I have not experimented with an oil-free option.

Water, a bit of sweetener (coconut sugar), and vanilla (yes, I consider vanilla essential :)) finishes the smooth, moderatly thick batter.

Next, make the batter in your waffle maker according to the directions, with the heat set to medium-high (the oats need a bit of extra heat to make a browned, crisp-edged waffle).

Breakfast is served!

I love to make waffles ahead of time and then toast them later. You can freeze them, too, so why not make a double, or triple batch!

Don’t waffle; make these ASAP!

More Vegan & Gluten-Free Waffles to Try:

  1. Grain-Free Vegan Banana Waffles {oil-free)
  2. 3-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Waffles {grain-free}
  3. Vegan Almond Flour Waffles {Oil-Free, Grain-Free}
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vegan oat waffle on a plate topped with blueberries

Vegan Gluten-Free Oat Waffles (easy, healthy)

  • Author: Camilla
  • Yield: 5 waffles 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Gluten-free oat waffles, made vegan with the help of some chickpea flour for structure. Sweetened with coconut sugar and scented with vanilla, they are a delicious new take on classic waffles.




  1. In a food processor or high speed blender, process the oats into a fine flour.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oat flour, chickpea flour, baking powder and salt. Add the water, oil, coconut sugar, and vanilla, whisking until blended and smooth.
  3. Preheat a standard waffle maker to medium-high heat.
  4. Spray the plates of the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray; ladle or pour in about 1/2 cup (125 mL) batter.
  5. 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).
  6. 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 1 week, or the freezer for up to 6 months. Rewarm the waffles by toasting (pop-up toaster or toaster oven).

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 waffle
  • Calories: 99
  • Sugar: 3.4 g
  • Sodium: 104.1 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.6 g
  • Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: vegan oat waffles, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free waffles, easy vegan oat waffles, chickpea flour, oats, gluten-free, nut-free



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Karey Kumli

Sunday 3rd of January 2021

I cook often with chickpeas, could I substitute chickpea puree for the flour and water? The flour would be yet another thing ro store in a small space, and doubtless more expensive as it has been processed. I'm eager to try this recipe, and several others here, but only with your guidance, as I fall flat on my own while experimenting! Many thanks :)


Friday 31st of January 2020

I read the recipe to say 1.5 all chick pea flour but you talk about a combination of oat and chickpea flour. Will you please clarify for me? Thank you, I want to try these!!


Friday 31st of January 2020

Sorry about that Vickiy, it was showing my recipe for grain-free waffles (all chickpea flour). I have corrected the problem. Enjoy!


Monday 21st of October 2019

Hi there, thank you for the recipe. would it still work if I leave out the chickpea flour, the sugar and vegetable oil?

Or maybe use coconut oil instead of vegetable oil? What is its purpose? Thanks


Monday 21st of October 2019

Hi Annika,

The recipe will not work without the flour. You could experiment with other types of flour, but I am not sure how they would work here. The sugar adds flavor, as well as helps the waffles brown. It also makes the waffles more tender. The waffles will still work without it (i.e., come out as waffles), but the flavor and texture will be different.

Yes, you can use coconut oil (any type of neutral vegetable oil works here). Oil adds tenderness to baked goods. You could leave it out, but the waffles will be less tender. This is minimalist, alternative recipe, so there is not a lot of room for leaving things out. But you are always welcome to experiment!

Amy D.

Wednesday 11th of September 2019

Looks tasty and nice and easy. Can I use oat flour (like from Bobs Red Mill) instead of grinding oats? Thx!


Thursday 12th of September 2019

Sure, Amy!

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