Chocolate buckwheat waffles are gluten-free, vegan and packed with protein. The waffles are delicious, healthy and easy to prep ahead of time, and even freeze to be heated in a toaster as you need them.
Chocolate Buckwheat Waffles
Buckwheat waffles are easy to make, freezer-friendly, gluten-free and made with only a few ingredients. They are easy to make ahead and freeze. Then, remove what you need and put them in the toaster, perfect fast breakfast!
I made mine chocolate and into a heart shape, but you of course can leave off the chocolate, and use a regular waffle maker. Really doesn’t matter.
This recipe is also awesomely gluten-free which is important to me because I’m not so sure gluten is all that great for any of us.
How Healthy are Buckwheat Waffles?
Buckwheat, which is the main ingredient in these waffles, is super healthy. First off, buckwheat is not a nut. It actually a gluten-free whole grain. The flavor is sort of like almonds. And it’s super nutritious: 1/4 cup of buckwheat flour contains 4 grams each protein and fiber.
You can use actually buckwheat groats in this recipe, but soak them overnight first to remove any bitter resins, then put them in the blender or process to blend up into a batter before adding the other ingredients.
You can find buckwheat groats in the bulk grain area in healthy markets like Whole Foods. Or you can get them on Amazon – look for the Bob’s Red Mill brand.
I prefer using buckwheat flour which is getting easier and easier to find, and still presents that wonderful earthy nutty flavor that straight groats do.
How to Make Buckwheat Waffles?
Stir together the dry ingredients – buckwheat flour, cacao, baking powder. Add in the plant milk, syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla and salt. Blend or stir up by hand until you have a pourable batter.
I know waffles can be tricky. Both the machine and the batter can cause issues, but I am happy to say at least this time for me both this batter and this waffle maker produced perfect waffles !
I also have another gluten free waffle recipe in my cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients. It is an avocado and oat flour waffle on page 43. Check it out!
Here is another popular gluten free recipe of mine that uses buckwheat, chocolate buckwheat flourless brownies. This recipe is no bake and actually uses soaked buckwheat groats and the result is amazing!
Tips To Make These Buckwheat Waffles
Waffles can be tricky, depending on the waffle maker and amount of time you stir the batter. So get to know your own waffle maker to be sure you can get a great result. Most waffle makers require that you rub them with olive oil the first time only.
Regarding the amount of time needed to stir these waffles, stir just until blended so that are not rubbery.
Because these are buckwheat waffles, I would not advise that you swap the flour. You can however, choose to not make them chocolate – just leave off the cacao powder and add a bit more vanilla.
I hope you love my buckwheat waffles. I am a firm believer that gluten-free recipes are actually good for every one!
A Few Of My Vegan Chocolate Treats
Chocolate Bark Recipe with Nutella
Homemade Protein Bars
Chocolate Protein Bars
Vegan White Chocolate
Chocolate Quinoa Scotcheroos
Chocolate Covered Chickpea Snack
Butternut Squash Fudge Recipe
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Chocolate Buckwheat Waffles
- Stir together the dry ingredients - flour, cacao, baking powder. Add in the plant milk, syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla and salt. Blend or stir up by hand until you have a pourable batter.
- Stir in cacao nibs for a bit of chocolate crunch, not too many though or they will melt and stick to the waffle maker surface.
- When I first bought my heart waffle maker, I rubbed olive oil over the surface and through the nooks and crannies, and then rubbed it off again. I am told this 'seasoning' is only needed once.
- I know waffles can be tricky. Both the machine and the batter can cause issues, but I am happy to say at least this time for me both this batter and this waffle maker produced perfect waffles ! The outside was crunchy and inside moist. I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know in comments if you make them!
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in biology, immunology and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.