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Gluten Free Chocolate Waffles

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A fun spin-off of regular waffles, these gluten free chocoalte waffles are delicious and ridiculously easy. Serve them as a traditional breakfast or for a fun dessert!

Homemade gluten free chocolate waffles are nut free and can easily be made dairy free also. They make a delicious breakfast but you can also serve them as dessert!

My kids love using them to make ice cream sandwiches by putting a scoop of vanilla ice cream in the middle of two waffles.

This recipe is a spin-off of my classic gluten free waffles recipe, which we’ve been making for over 10 years now. And if you like chocolate, you’re gonna love my quinoa chocolate cake!


Gluten-free chocolate waffles are made with just a few simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, and they’re so fun to serve!

Berries & Cream

Top with whipped cream (or coconut whipped cream for dairy free) and fresh or frozen berries for a beautiful breakfast

Ice Cream Sandwich

Fill two chocolate waffles with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an easy and delicious gluten free ice cream sandwich!

Peanut Butter Cup

Smear a gluten free chocolate waffle with peanut butter or almond butter for a more filling option. Top with chocolate chips for an over-the-top experience 😉

The possibilities are endless!

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Bob’s Red Mill 1:1

This is my favorite gluten free flour blend to use in waffle recipes. It’s also an inexpensive option, which is great! You can find in almost any grocery store as well as online.


This option works OK, but will yield a thicker batter because Cup4Cup gluten free flour blend has a higher amount of xanthan gum.

This actually is the best option if you’re going to be making ice cream sandwiches with your gluten free chocolate waffles, as I find the texture to be more cakey and they hold up really well.

King Arthur Measure for Measure

Is also a great option.

Other Gluten Free Flour Blends

Really, just about any gluten-free flour blend should work. The only ones I do not recommend are Namaste and gfJules, as they both have much more xanthan gum.

Step by step photos showing how to make gluten free chocolate waffles. Add all the wet ingredients to a bowl, then the dry ingredients. Whisk into a medium-thick batter and scoop into a mini waffle maker.


Store uncooked batter in an airtight container in the fridge up to 3 days. It will thicken a little as it sits, but will still cook up well. Feel free to thin it out just a bit with a little milk if it seems too thick.

To store cooked waffles, make sure they have cooled completely. You can then store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week, or in the freezer for longer.

If you decide to freeze them, first put on a baking sheet in a single layer and freeze, then add to a freezer bag for longer storage.


You can make chaffles in any waffle maker you would use for regular waffles, but I definitely recommend a mini Dash waffle maker.

The Dash mini waffle maker makes them the perfect size for individual portions, great for on-the-go or to pop in the freezer for later.

I have tried using a regular waffle maker and it works OK as well, but I did prefer the texture of the ones made in my Dash. If you’re cooking for a crowd, you can use multiple mini waffle irons or this one that makes 4 at a time.

When you make these gluten free chocolate waffles, I would love to hear about it! Snap a pic and tag @LifeAfterWheat on social media or come back to this post and leave a comment or review.

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a plate of gluten free chocolate waffles slightly overlapping on a plate. Covered in whipped cream, strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries

Gluten Free Chocolate Waffles

Yield: 12 mini waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Quick & easy gluten free chocolate waffles are delicious & use simple ingredients. Serve them as a traditional breakfast or a fun dessert!


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups milk (regular or dairy free)
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cup gluten free flour (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoons salt


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs until smooth.
  2. Add milk, vinegar, oil, and vanilla and whisk until fully combined.
  3. Add cocoa powder, gluten free flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Whisk just until combined. There will be some lumps.
  5. Preheat a waffle iron (I used a Dash mini waffle iron) and spray it lightly with oil or gluten free cooking spray.
  6. Add waffle batter (1/4 cup for the Dash mini waffle maker) and cook according to waffle iron instructions.
  7. Top with whipped cream and berries, chocolate syrup, powdered sugar, nut butter, or vanilla ice cream.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 255mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 5g

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