Vanilla Apple Cider Waffles

by Maggie on January 23, 2014

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When I was a little girl I loved Eggo Waffles. Can you blame me?

My favorite part about eating them was making sure every little square was covered in syrup. Perhaps that’s where my love of all things sweet was born.

When we switched to a gluten-free diet, we generally avoided store-bought waffles as they’re pretty void of nutrition, and you know how I like my foods to be full of nutrients!

Last year I discovered Iris’s waffle recipe (she’s the lovely one behind The Daily Dietribe and Your Fairy Angel), and since then we’ve been making waffles on a weekly basis. My boys love them – Pete likes his smothered in peanut butter and Callum likes maple syrup in every single square. Just like his Momma!

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I’ve been playing with Iris’s super friendly waffle recipe (which also makes great pancakes) and I came up with this recipe for Vanilla Apple Cider Waffles. I think you guys will love it! And if you don’t have a waffle maker, you need to get one asap. This is the one we have.

Vanilla Apple Cider Waffles

Gluten-Free Vanilla Apple Cider Waffles

Inspired by this recipe.

  • 1 cup teff flour
  • ½ cup certified gluten-free oats
  • ½ cup tapioca flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons dairy-free unsweetened plain yogurt (we like this one)
  • 1 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk
  • ¼ cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 14 drops vanilla stevia (about ¼ teapoon)
  • 2 tablespoons liquefied coconut oil

1. Preheat waffle maker to desired setting (ours is set at 3).
2. In a large bowl combine teff flour, oats, tapioca flour, baking powder, cinnamon and sea salt.
3. Add yogurt, milk, apple cider, vanilla, stevia and coconut oil.
4. Mix until well combined – add a little more apple cider (or water) if mixture is too thick.
5. Spoon into waffle maker and wait until they’re ready – ours beeps when they’re done.
6. Let cool in the waffle maker for a moment, then remove to wire rack to cool, or until ready to serve.

How do you like to top your waffles? 

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Molly (Based on a Sprue Story) January 24, 2014 at 7:39 am

I was never a waffle person, so I haven’t tried any of the store-bought GF ones, but you make yours look awfully tempting! Syrup in every square sounds about right. 🙂


Maggie January 24, 2014 at 8:34 am

Thanks Molly 🙂


Miriam January 24, 2014 at 11:39 am

The recipe sounds wonderful and I would like to try it. But I don’t use stevia and would have to use another sweetener – preference is xylitol or erythitol. Can you give me an idea of how much sweetness you are injecting with the stevia because the quantities would be so different.


Maggie January 27, 2014 at 9:21 am

Thanks Miriam. It’s a minimal amount of sweetness, the original recipe called for 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar. Does that help?
I hope you really enjoy them!


Emily Stokes @ don't miss dairy January 24, 2014 at 12:30 pm

This sounds so yummy 🙂 I love making pancakes with coconut oil–I think they taste like funnel cake! This makes me want to go out and buy a waffle maker.


Maggie January 27, 2014 at 9:23 am

Thanks Emily – I love using coconut oil too. And anything that tastes like funnel cake is a win in my books 🙂 You can use this as a pancake batter too!


Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts January 24, 2014 at 5:18 pm

I love her recipe! I even made savory waffles for sandwiches using it. It was so easy to make a few changes and come up with different waffles for different uses. Your version looks awesome, Maggie!



Maggie January 27, 2014 at 9:24 am

That’s a fabulous idea Shirley, I’m going to try that. I try to avoid too many yeasted products but I always LOVE a sandwich!
Have a great day,
maggie xo


Iris January 27, 2014 at 9:26 pm

These look great, Maggie! I’m so glad you liked my basic recipe and that you’ve been able to adapt it for your family. Teff and oats sounds like a winner to me.



Maggie January 31, 2014 at 8:51 am

Thanks Iris – and thank you for the inspiration 🙂
Happy baby growing!


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