American waffles just got a fabulous makeover with our vegan and gluten-free avocado waffle recipe. And we're so happy to share it with you today!
How did we make vegan and gluten-free waffles? We skipped butter and flour and used avocados and oats instead. The result is colourful waffles as rich, fluffy, and tasty as the originals.
Simply whizz all the ingredients in a blender, pour the oatmeal batter into your waffle machine and let the waffles cook until golden and spongy. Easy!
In less than 20 minutes, blender to plate, you'll have some scrumptious avocado waffles, perfect for a sweet breakfast or Sunday brunch.
We love this recipe because it's a healthier and allergen-free alternative to traditional American waffles, as there is no flour, no eggs, and no dairy.
Mashed avocados are an amazing substitute for butter in vegan waffles as they make the batter rich and creamy without adding too many fats.
Ground oats can replace flour in gluten-free pancakes and waffles recipes while adding extra fibres and a hint of sweetness to the batter.
So make a big batch of these avocado waffles for the whole family to enjoy and savour them with your favourite toppings!
How do you make waffles with avocado?
To make waffles with avocado, simply peel and stone the avocados, blend them until smooth, and add them to the waffles batter mix instead of eggs and butter.
Make sure the avocados are very ripe as they'll be creamier and tastier.
How do you make waffles without eggs and butter?
You can make egg-free and no-butter waffles using mashed ripe avocados instead.
You can replace butter with avocado in a 1:1 ratio and substitute each egg with two tablespoons of avocado mash.
Avocados contain healthy fats, have a creamy and velvety texture and help bind the ingredients.
So, they're perfect for replacing butter and eggs in waffles and pancakes while keeping them rich and moist.
How do you cook avocado waffles?
Cook these avocado waffles exactly as you would with classic waffles, using a waffle machine.
Pour the oatmeal avocado batter into the hot waffle maker griddle, filling all the groves, and cook the waffles until spongy and golden.
If you don't have a waffle maker, you could use a sandwich maker o even a griddle pan, but the waffles will look different.
Are these waffles gluten-free?
Yes, our vegan avocado waffles are also gluten-free, as we used oat flour instead of classic wheat flour.
We'll show how to make oat flour from simple porridge oats using a blender.
Because oat flour doesn't bind the waffle batter as well as wheat flour, we mixed it with a little starch.
Starch is essential in gluten-free recipes like these avocado waffles as it binds the ingredients, thickens the oatmeal batter, and adds texture to the waffles.
What goes well with these waffles?
You can serve these avocado waffles with a drizzle of maple syrup and a sprinkle of diced avocados and berries like strawberries, raspberries or blueberries.
Other avocado waffles topping ideas include:
- Porridge Oats
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Avocados (peeled and stoned)
- Lemon Juice
- Oat Milk
- Maple Syrup
In a food processor, blitz oats with starch, baking powder, soda, and salt until you have a fine, flour-like mix.
Then, add peeled and stoned avocados, lemon juice, oat milk, and maple syrup.
Whizz all into a smooth, creamy, and pourable batter.
Heat your waffle maker and spray the griddles with vegetable oil.
Pour in enough avocado batter to fill all the groves and level it with a spatula (1).
Close the machine lid and cook the waffles according to the manufacturer's instructions.
We cooked ours at max temperature for 7 minutes, but you can cook the waffle for more or less, depending on your machine.
Just make sure the waffle is golden brown, spongy, and cooked through (2).
Repeat step 3 until you have used all the batter.
Serve your vegan avocado waffles warm with a drizzle of maple syrup, and top them with dice avocado and berries if you like.
You can add a few drops of vanilla essence or almond extract to the waffle batter for extra flavour.