These fluffy and delicious Gluten Free Blueberry Waffles are packed with juicy ripe blueberries, sweet banana, and sweetened with pure maple syrup. This easy recipe is not only gluten-free, it’s also dairy-free and nut-free thanks to the use of Planet Oat Original Oatmilk. These waffles make a lovely breakfast or brunch that everyone will enjoy!
This recipe is sponsored by Planet Oat who I am excited to be partnering with throughout 2021. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
The Best Gluten-Free Blueberry Waffles
Few things are better than a delicious fresh stack of waffles on a slow weekend morning (or really any morning for that matter!). Topped with fresh fruit, a hot cup of coffee, and all of your favorite sides, they make the heart of a perfect breakfast or brunch.
These healthy gluten-free blueberry waffles are made with simple, real food ingredients like hearty whole grain oats, perfectly ripe and sweet bananas, fresh blueberries, warm cinnamon, and sweetened with pure maple syrup.
Not only are they delicious, they are also completely dairy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free thanks to using Planet Oat Original Oatmilk as the liquid of choice.
It gets better though because these waffles are made entirely in the blender! Yes that’s right – all you have to do is add all of your ingredients to a high-powered blender, blend, and you are basically done. It cannot get better than that.
Ingredients You’ll Need
Gluten-Free Old Fashioned Oats: Instead of traditional white flour, these pancakes use old-fashioned oats as the base. If you have gluten sensitivity or allergy be sure to grab certified gluten-free rolled oats.
Ripe Bananas: Another key ingredient in this batter are ripe bananas. They add a delicious flavor and some natural sweetness.
Eggs: To help bind everything together.
Planet Oat Original Oatmilk: This helps to create a smooth, creamy, and fluffy waffle batter. Planet Oat Original Oatmilk is completely dairy-free and nut-free!
Vanilla Extract: These waffles use a good amount of vanilla extract for that delicious vanilla flavor that works so well with both oats and fresh blueberries.
Cinnamon: This warming spice adds a depth of flavor that pairs well with the blueberries.
Melted Ghee: This gives the waffles a delicious buttery flavor. You could also use avocado oil or melted coconut oil if you prefer.
Fresh Blueberries: The flavor of fresh ripe blueberries in these waffles is absolutely delicious. The blueberries burst while the waffles are cooking and become even more juicy.
Why I Love Using Planet Oat Oatmilk In This Recipe
Making recipes that everyone can enjoy is important to me and that’s why I am excited to share a bit more about using Planet Oat Oatmilk in this recipe.
These waffles use Planet Oat Original Oatmilk as the liquid base which helps the batter come together. I know many people have nut allergies or may need to avoid using nuts when cooking for others, which makes this oatmilk a great option.
Planet Oat Original Oatmilk is rich, creamy, and also free from dairy, gluten, soy, peanuts, and tree nuts which makes it a great option for everyone no matter their dietary preferences or needs!
I love using Planet Oat Original Oatmilk in this recipe because it allows me to create fluffy waffles. You could also try using Planet Oat Vanilla Oatmilk to up the vanilla flavor even more!
How to Make Fluffy and Delicious Gluten Free Blueberry Waffles
Step One: First, add the bananas, gluten-free old-fashioned oats, eggs, Planet Oat Oatmilk (I used Original), vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, maple syrup, ghee, and baking powder to a high-powered blender. Blend until the batter is completely smooth.
Step Two: Next, add the blueberries to the batter and stir until well-combined. Allow the batter to rest for a few minutes. This will allow the oats to soak up some of the moisture. While your batter is resting, heat your waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s settings.
Step Three: Once the waffle maker is fully heated, spray it with a little oil. Fill the waffle maker with batter, close the lid and let cook until the waffle is golden brown and beginning to crisp. This takes five to six minutes in my waffle maker.
Step Four: Transfer the cooked waffle to a wire cooling rack or baking sheet. Repeat this process until all of the waffle batter has been cooked. Be sure to give the waffle maker a quick spray of oil before adding fresh batter each time.
Step Five: Serve the waffles with additional toppings like fresh blueberries, powdered sugar, and maple syrup. Enjoy!
Can I Use Frozen Blueberries?
Yes! If you do not have fresh blueberries you can definitely use frozen blueberries instead. For the best results I recommend letting the blueberries thaw and then draining them completely before adding them to the batter.This will ensure that there is no extra liquid added to the batter which could change the texture.
Can I Use Quick Oats?
For this recipe, I recommend using old-fashioned oats which are often referred to as “rolled oats” instead of quick oats. Quick oats will change the texture of the waffles so it is best to stick with old-fashioned for these waffles.
Tips and Tricks for the Best Waffles
- For the best flavor, be sure to use really ripe bananas. They should have plenty of brown spots.This is a great recipe to make when you have a few older bananas on the counter you need to use up.
- Blend your batter to a completely smooth consistency before adding the blueberries. The length of time it takes to blend the batter will depend on the power of your blender.
- Be sure to give your waffle maker a quick spray or swipe of oil before adding the batter. I recommend using coconut oil or avocado oil. Doing this for each fresh batch of batter will ensure that they do not stick and can be removed from the waffle maker easily.
- A trick I like to use when cooking waffles is paying attention to the steam that comes out of the waffle maker while the waffle is cooking. Once you notice that steam has stopped coming out from the sides of the waffle maker, check your waffle for doneness.
- While these waffles are not as crisp as waffles made with traditional flour, they do crisp up a bit in the waffle maker. If you want to ensure they are as crispy as possible, avoid stacking the waffles on top of each other while on the cooling rack or sheet pan. This will keep the waffle edges crispy.
How to Serve Your Gluten Free Waffles
These waffles are really delicious all on their own with just a drizzle of maple syrup. Serve them alongside a hot cup of coffee swirled with a little Planet Oat Oatmilk Creamer for the perfect breakfast or brunch treat.
Of course you can always take the waffles to a new level with just a few simple touches. Here are a few delicious serving suggestions:
- add a few sliced bananas and fresh blueberries to the top of each waffle
- spread or drizzle on a bit of blueberry compote or jam
- instead of maple syrup, try a drizzle of your favorite honey
- a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt (use dairy-free if you need) is always a delicious option
- adding a generous dusting of powdered sugar to these waffles is my personal favorite way to serve them
How to Freeze and Reheat Waffles
Another great thing about these delicious waffles is that they freeze and reheat incredibly well!
To freeze your waffles:
- Let the fully cooked waffles come to a complete cool first. You don’t want to place steaming hot waffles into a cold freezer.
- Once your waffles are completely cool, layer the pancakes between wax or parchment paper. This helps the waffles from sticking together and makes it easier for you to remove individual waffles from the freezer.
- Transfer the layered waffles to a freezer safe storage bag or container. If you are using a freezer safe bag, try to remove as much air as you can from the bag. The waffles should be good for up to three months in the freezer.
To reheat your waffles:
- Reheat in the oven. You can wrap the waffles in a sheet of foil and pop them in the oven at 350 degrees for around ten minutes until they are completely warmed through.
- Reheat in the microwave. If you are a little shorter on time, you can use the microwave to reheat your waffles! Place the waffles onto a microwave safe plate in a single layer and place the frozen waffles into your microwave and reheat for thirty seconds at a time until they completely warmed through.
More Delicious Breakfast Recipes You Will Love
Gluten Free Banana Oatmeal Pancakes
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
Healthy Carrot Cake Pancakes
Strawberry Overnight Oats
Gluten Free French Toast Casserole
I hope you give these Gluten-Free Blueberry Waffles and Planet Oat’s delicious Oatmilk a try!
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Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Casey Colodny / THE MINDFUL HAPA
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 1/2 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup Planet Oat Original Oatmilk
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons melted ghee
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 6 oz blueberries, rinsed and drained
- Add the bananas, gluten free oats, eggs, Planet Oat Original Oatmilk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, maple syrup, ghee, and baking powder to a high-powered blender.
- Blend until the batter is completely smooth.
- Next, add the blueberries to the batter and stir until well-combined.
- Allow the batter to rest for a few minutes.This will allow the oats to soak up some of the moisture. While your batter is resting, heat your waffle maker.
- Once the waffle maker is heated, spray it with a little non-stick spray (I used avocado oil non-stick spray), fill the waffle maker with batter, close the lid and let cook until the waffle is golden brown and beginning to crisp. This takes 5-6 minutes in my waffle maker. Once the steam stops coming out from the sides of the waffle maker, I like to check for doneness.
- Transfer the cooked waffle to a wire cooling rack or baking sheet.
- Repeat this process until all of the waffle batter has been cooked. Be sure to give the waffle maker a quick spray of oil before adding new batter each time.
- Serve the waffles with additional toppings like fresh blueberries, powdered sugar, and maple syrup. Enjoy!
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