Last updated February 1, 2019 by Lisa Richards, CNC

Gluten Free Waffles

Here is a delicious gluten-free waffle recipe that you can serve for breakfast, as dessert or whenever you feel like a tasty snack! It’s very low in carbohydrates, and contains lots of healthy protein and fats to keep your energy levels high.

This recipe contains no added sugars or gluten, both of which can contribute to poor gut health. I use coconut instead of regular flour, but with a little experimentation you can use alternatives like buckwheat flour too.

Why is avoiding gluten so important? There is more and more evidence that gluten can increase inflammation in the gut, and not just in those that are Celiac. Non-Celiac gluten intolerance is widespread and can have major consequences for your health and wellbeing.

Even if you’re not on a Candida diet, I would recommend avoiding gluten wherever possible. Gluten weakens the junctions that form your intestinal walls, leading to leaky gut syndrome, allergies, low energy, and more. Cutting gluten out of your diet can lead to some remarkable health improvements.

If you just started the Candida diet, you can top off these waffles with some organic butter. If you’re on the later stages of the Candida Diet and have begun to reintroduce more foods, try the Granny Smith Applesauce recipe listed further down the page. Enjoy!

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Gluten free waffles
Gluten Free Waffles
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 2 8-inch waffles
Calories: 351 kcal
Author: Lisa Richards
  • 4 egg whites
  • 4 egg yolks
  • cup canned coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp. alcohol free vanilla
  • ½ tsp. or 1 packet Stevia
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, seeded and quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Stevia, to taste
  • Cinnamon, to taste
  1. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. In a medium bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form, set aside. In a small bowl whisk egg yolks, coconut milk, coconut oil, alcohol free vanilla and stevia, set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add coconut flour, baking soda and salt, stir to combine. Add egg whites and egg yolk mixture to the coconut flour mixture, stir gently to combine, then let batter rest for 1 to 2 minutes. Pour half of the waffle batter onto a preheated waffle iron. Repeat with remaining batter.
  4. Serve waffles topped with a little butter. If you are on the later stages of the diet, try the Granny Smith Applesauce below!
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine apples, water and lemon juice. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until apples become very soft and are falling apart, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, mash with a potato masher or pulse in a food processor for a smoother texture.
  3. Add stevia and cinnamon to taste. Applesauce can be stored in covered containers in refrigerator for 1 to 2 weeks.

Avoiding gluten is such an important part of maintaining good gut health, but it’s not that easy if you’ve been eating glutenous foods your whole life! I created the Ultimate Candida Diet program, with Dr Eric Wood, to improve gut health and reverse Candida overgrowth. It contains more than 100 recipes that are completely free of added sugars and gluten. Find out more here.

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  1. Be Kassapian says:

    5 stars
    This looks excellent – can’t wait to share it with my Detox Clients – Kill Those Sugar Cravings Dem this week – perfect timing!

  2. Marci Huebert says:

    5 stars
    I enjoy your daily information regarding Candida, and the great recipes that are alwasy with it. I have tried several time to make copies of a few of the recipes but I end up with 6-15 pages of information that I don’t necessarily want, I can always go back to your site if need be. Is it possiable to put an attachment on the recipes, so if all I was wanting to do is to print the recipe. Just a suggestion.
    Thank you for the great information and recipes.
    Marci Huebert

    1. Lisa Richards says:

      Hi Marci, you just need to click on the PRINT THIS RECIPE button 🙂

    2. Eileen Rees says:

      I copy and paste into Word – it works great and I have a copy if I need it again.

  3. marilia says:

    can these waffles be stored in the fridge?

    1. Lisa Richards says:


  4. Hannah says:

    This is an absolute life saver! What stage/phase of the candida diet is this suitable for?

    1. Lisa Richards says:

      It depends on how strict you’re being 🙂 I would definitely say stage 2 and possibly even from the beginning for some people.

  5. Emilie says:

    Hi. Is the coconut milk the one from then can with the creamed coconut on top or the one from a tetra pack? Thank you

    1. Lisa Richards says:

      From the can 🙂

  6. Mary says:

    Do you know if I can make pancakes with this recipe and use coconut milk from the carton and vanilla with alcohol?

    1. Lisa Richards says:

      Yes you could try making pancakes with this recipe. The coconut milk should be the one from the can though, not the carton. Vanilla with alcohol is OK to use if you can’t find alcohol-free.

  7. Lorna says:

    Any ideas on how to make these ( using as pancakes – no waffle maker) vegan? (I used to sub. applesauce for egg)… I know I can use flax meal + water blend as egg replacer with current dietary needs but the specificity of the yolks and whites separately makes me wonder if that would work in this case? Also any alternative vegan topping suggestions for someone not yet tolerating ANY fruit would be great!

  8. Lorna says:

    Also, on the topic of sweeteners – wondering about any personal experience or guidance… if Stevia seems to flare symptoms is there a possibility that another sweetener may be tolerated or more likely I am just not there yet? (Very difficult for me to obtain ingredients) Thank you!

    1. Lisa Richards says:

      Yes, certainly. You might do better with something like erythritol or monk fruit. Or even, depending on what stage you’re at, some unsweetened apple sauce.

    2. Cheryl says:

      I used 3 drops of “sweet monk’ . It worked well.
      They turned out perfect every time I have made them too. Delicious!

  9. Ceilidh Hjelmeland says:

    5 stars
    I needed a bit more coconut milk, mine were too thick. Other than that, really good recipe!

  10. Merlene Earlam says:

    love them soooo good

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