Gluten-Free Buckwheat Coconut Waffles with Cocoa


Gluten-Free Buckwheat Coconut Waffles with Cocoa

Buckwheat coconut waffles with cocoa are hearty, nutty, and scrumptious in addition to being gluten-free and vegan. Perfect weekend breakfast!

Overhead shot of ingredients measured out into small bowls on a marble background.Overhead shot of a cut open passion fruit on a small wooden cutting board.

We are having a buckwheat pancake/waffle minute in our home. Each time I start to make us a sweet breakfast on the weekends, I’m grabbing the bag of buckwheat flour. It has this exceptionally wholesome and nutty flavour that simply makes me feel all glow-y and relaxing. Generally I’m blending it up with other flours and flavours (and constantly great deals of cinnamon such an excellent flavour pairing) to get the most out of it.

It took me a long period of time to like this pseudo grain! I utilized to be rather conscious its strong flavour. I swear it seemed like I was consuming soap! We remained in los Angeles a couple of years back and having breakfast at one of our preferred areas when I took pleasure in buckwheat pancakes for the very first time. The dining establishment was offered out of my very first 3 choices for breakfast (this is the only time this has actually ever taken place to me lol), so I purchased the buckwheat pancakes on a whim/out of a small sense of disappointment hehe. They included some fruit, maple syrup, and I included a little side of sweet cashew cream.

Obviously they were scrumptious therefore rewarding. I have not turned my back on buckwheat because. With these buckwheat coconut waffles, we integrate the buckwheat flour with almond meal, carefully shredded coconut, ground flaxseed, and a little cocoa powder. Cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla, and appetizing non-dairy yogurt make them taste so excellent. This is such a wholesome waffle! I like the thick however still spongy texture. They have a lot going on flavour-wise that they hardly require maple syrup or garnishes. However naturally I needed to go additional difficult on the garnishes for these pictures. Could not withstand!

Hope you attempt these. They are such a feel-good breakfast reward. I based this dish on the gluten-free banana waffles from my cookbook, which have a sweeter, more macaroon-like ambiance. Either choice would make a great breakfast for your valentine/valentines/galentines.

Close of shot of waffle batter being stirred in a clear glass bowl.A hand lifting a hot waffle out of a waffle iron with a fork. There is steam billowing out.An overhead shot of cooked waffles on a royal blue baking sheet.Overhead shot of buckwheat coconut waffles with coconut. Waffles are plated with a dollop of vegan yogurt and some passion fruit on top of a brown speckled plate.

Gluten-Free Buckwheat Coconut Waffles with Cocoa

Buckwheat coconut waffles with cocoa are hearty, nutty, and scrumptious in addition to being gluten-free and vegan. Perfect weekend breakfast!

PREPARATION TIME 20 minutes COOK TIME 20 minutes OVERALL TIME 40 minutes

Course Breakfast, Breakfast Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 5

Author: Laura Wright


  • Waffle Iron


  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (or sunflower seed/hazelnut meal)
  • 1/4 cup carefully shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon great sea salt
  • 1/2(* )cup + 2 tablespoons non-dairy milk 1/4
  • cup non-dairy vanilla or plain yogurt, plus additional for serving (see note) 1
  • tablespoon melted coconut oil, plus additional for cooking 2
  • tablespoons maple syrup, plus additional for serving 1/2
  • teaspoon vanilla extract Guidelines

Preheat the oven to 170 ° F or set it to a “warm” setting. Location a baking sheet on the leading rack.

  • Preheat a waffle iron to the greatest or 2nd greatest setting.
  • In a medium bowl, blend together the buckwheat flour, almond meal, coconut, cocoa powder, ground flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon, arrowroot, and salt. As soon as integrated, include the non-dairy milk, non-dairy yogurt, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla. Carefully stir the mix with a spatula till totally integrated. The batter will be extremely thick!
  • Gently grease the waffle iron with coconut oil. Drop a level 1/3 cup of the batter into the center of the waffle iron and press the cover down. Wait on the timer to go off. The ended up waffle ought to be dry to the discuss leading and a deep brown colour. The edges will still be a little damp/granular looking. If your waffle isn’t there yet, bring the cover pull back and keep cooking it.
  • Really thoroughly draw out the waffle from the waffle iron with a fork, gradually raising one edge. The waffle will feel fragile and a little undercooked. This is alright! It will continue to establish in the warm oven.
  • Transfer the prepared waffle to the baking sheet in the oven to keep warm. Repeat the waffle making procedure with the staying batter.
  • Serve the buckwheat coconut waffles warm with maple syrup, additional dollops of non-dairy yogurt, and fruit of option.
  • Notes

The most popular or 2nd most popular setting of your waffle iron is perfect for these.

  • My preferred vegan yogurt brand names are: Lavva, Anita’s, and Culina.
  • These waffles will appear delicate and too wet on the edges when you open the waffle iron! A fast rest in a warm oven is all it requires to firm them up and get them to the best texture.
  • I enjoyed consuming these with additional non-dairy yogurt, maple syrup, and some appetizing enthusiasm fruit. Paradise!
  • This is not a fluffy Waffle House-style waffle! It’s thick, hearty, and nutty. Simply preparin’ ya;-RRB-
  • Published in fall, breakfast, earthy, gluten totally free, fast, spring, summertime, sweet, vegan, winter season

Overhead shot of buckwheat coconut waffles with coconut. Waffles are plated with a dollop of vegan yogurt and some passion fruit on top of a brown speckled plate. Conceal 18 remarks


  • Can’t wait to make and consume these gorgeous waffles ❤

    Reply Chelsea Cufaro

  • Hi! Could you potentially utilize this mix to make pancakes? I do not have a waffle maker. Thank you!

    Reply Laura

    • Hi Chelsea,

      One commenter reported that this dish did not work as pancakes as composed. Another commenter replaced a routine egg for the flax egg and had success making them as pancakes. Unsure on your individual dietary preferences/choices, however this is the feedback that has actually been reported up until now!
      Reply Miranda

  • These look incredible! I remain in the marketplace for a waffle maker may I ask which one you’re utilizing?:-RRB-

    Reply Laura

    • Hi Miranda!

      I have a verrrrrry old, extremely fundamental Cuisinart waffle maker. I do not believe they even make it any longer! Having stated that, I would not think twice to purchase this brand name once again. It has actually stood up to the test of time for me.
      Reply Cassie Thuvan Tran

  • You might an excellent point on buckwheat! A great deal of individuals can not surpass its exceptionally Earthy taste along with its rough and gritty texture. On a color spectrum, some individuals might view buckwheat as gray (another sensory hostility)! Nevertheless, these waffles look definitely TO CRAVE. I went to Coffee shop Thankfulness also. I never ever purchased the buckwheat pancakes prior to and I believe I’m losing out!

    Reply Molly

    • yum! simply made these for breakfast and they kicked my friday off right! Felt indulgent however likewise healthy- hard combination to attain. Made a couple of replacements- no waffle iron so I made these as pancakes, likewise left out the flax seeds and utilized 1 egg. worked like an appeal- scrumptious! Thanks for an excellent dish, Laura!

      Reply Anita Sabados

  • I do not have a waffle iron so I normally simply make intriguing waffle dishes as pancakes. For anybody who does the very same thing this one didn’t operate at all! Stuck to my pan and was irretrievable. I like buckwheat and I make certain it would be excellent made as directed!

    Reply Laura

    • Hey There Anita,

      Disappointment that it didn’t work for you as pancakes, however I truly value your feedback here as this was certainly the leading concern that I got about this dish.
      Reply Kate

  • I made these utilizing the specific dish as pancakes and they ended up excellent!

    Reply Herbert Sydney Johnson

  • thank you

    Reply Susan Vocalist

  • Damn, lady! Are your foods as great as they look and sound?? If so, I’m instantly a substantial fan! I can’t wait to attempt these out!

    Reply Rui

  • These are SO remarkable! Made them two times (double batch) in simply one week:P Turned them into 2 other tastes by a. changing out cacao and cinnamon with matcha and sweet plum powder b. leaving out maple syrup and changing out cacao + cinnamon with garlic powder, herbs de provence and more salt … the texture was so rewarding & whatever was very basic to do, keeps truly well in the freezer! thank you a lot laura!

    Reply Alison

  • Hey There! I have actually been making your dishes for many years now and believed it had to do with time I connected to state hi!

    My spouse and I both enjoyed this dish, which was a surprise for hubby because he was truly suspicious of the buckwheat.

    We consume eggs in our home, so after following the dish to a “T” the very first time, I chose to alter the flax for egg in batch # 2, and to do the normal waffle strategy of separating the whites and yolks and beating the yolks to stiff peaks prior to folding in. This made an even more normal waffle texture high, fluffy, airy. Both techniques are absolutely various so I’m uncertain which I choose truthfully, since the thick cakey original does match the taste profile.

    Likewise, these are a million times much better with the recommended appetizing yogurt topping. Do it, even if you believe it sounds strange. It is a best match for the buckwheat.

    Reply Veronica

  • These sound definitely decicious. would the dish still work without including the coconut to the batter? A few of my relative dislike coconut.

    Reply Laura

    • Hey There Veronica!

      I would change the shredded coconut with another 1/4 cup of almond meal if you require to make this coconut-free.
      Reply Megan

  • Laura, these were wonderful! I made a couple of swaps based upon what I had readily available and some allergic reactions. So they might not have actually ended up precisely as meant, however they were still scrumptious, so this dish acted as an excellent guide. I utilized half pumpkin seed meal and half rolled oats in lieu of almond/hazelnut meal, and utilized kefir (I am not vegan) rather of yogurt. I sprayed in a bit more flax to offset the kefir, which is a bit runnier than yogurt. I like a toothsome waffle, so the coconut and my addition of oats truly took this over the leading! I served them with some berry jam and bee pollen. I’m going to freeze the leftovers and consume them all through today. These were truly filling and such a great break from my normal breakfasts.

    5 stars
    Reply Cristel

  • I have actually made these two times now. They are incredible! Very first time precisely as composed in my waffle maker.

    5 stars
    2nd time I attempted them as pancakes and they worked completely also. The only modification I made was utilizing mashed banana rather of yoghurt. So Im uncertain what the other commenter did incorrect however they certainly worked for me as pancakes. Next time I make this dish, I may even attempt to bake them as muffins.

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