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Gluten Free Waffle Dessert

Updated on January 9, 2015
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Bronwen is interested in food, diet, and creating recipes, as she has prepared family meals and organised church and home functions.

Waffles with Blueberries
Waffles with Blueberries | Source
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Gluten Free Blueberry Waffles

Sometimes it can be difficult to think of a dessert that is suitable for a mixture of guests that include those who are gluten free and those who can eat anything. These waffles are suitable for either and can be served simply with a syrup topping for the family or dressed up with toppings for a festive occasion.

I have found that waffles can make a delicious gluten free dessert and the toppings can be varied in many different ways. In the photo above, for example, the waffle is served with supermarket blueberry ice-cream and topped with blueberries mixed with homemade low-fat ice-cream.

  • The Waffle-maker: I have a waffle-maker suitable for my microwave oven and it's great. It makes little square waffles that can be cooked so quickly and there's no chance of their burning. However, the recipe below works for both a microwave waffle maker, a traditional waffle-iron or an electric stainless steel waffle-maker. The latter may be bigger and the batter recipe given here will make fewer waffles, so you may need to double the quantity of ingredients.

Mango Puree
Mango Puree | Source

Gluten Free Mango Waffles

The recipe given here is for gluten free mango waffles. In the photos below, the waffles are served with mango gelato, covered with mango puree and topped with grated chocolate.

  • The mango puree: This was made with the pulp of two mangoes flavoured with two tablespoons of lemon juice.
  • The chocolate: The chocolate I used was a block of 70% cocoa chocolate that was grated and then sprinkled over the sauce.

The Toasted Waffles
The Toasted Waffles | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Around six to eight waffles


  • 250 g Gluten Free Self-raising Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 125 g Unsalted Butter, melted, but not too hot
  • ¾ cup Milk, Low fat
  • 1 dessertspoon Olive oil
  1. Separate egg yolks and whites.
  2. Whisk egg yolks into the milk.
  3. Beat the mixture into the sifted flour.
  4. Add melted butter and beat until smooth.
  5. Fold in the stiffly beaten egg-whites.
  6. Brush the waffle-iron with olive oil and heat well, or if using the microwave oven brush the waffle-maker with the oil.
  7. Pour the batter onto the iron or waffle-maker until the base is covered and close the receptacle.
  8. If using the waffle-iron, cook for about 4 minutes, turning after about two minutes. If using the waffle-maker, about 1.45 minutes usually works in my microwave oven, but as ovens vary you may find you need slightly more or less time.
  9. Repeat Instructions numbers 6 - 8 until all the batter has been used.
Place the Mango Gelato on the Toasted Waffles
Place the Mango Gelato on the Toasted Waffles | Source

Some Extra Hints

They Freeze: These Gluten Free Waffles can be made some time before they are needed as they freeze very well. Simply thaw and toast them prior to serving.

Hot or cold, they're Crunchy: If you want the waffles to remain hot, add the toppings and serve quickly, but if you are slow it doesn't matter as they taste great anyway and the toasted waffles remain satisfyingly crunchy.

Have Extras on Standby: It's a good idea to have some extra waffles and toppings on hand as they were so popular that my guests came back for a second serving.

Pour the Puree over the Gelato and Garnish with Grated Chocolate
Pour the Puree over the Gelato and Garnish with Grated Chocolate | Source

© 2015 Bronwen Scott-Branagan


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      rdsparrowriter 2 years ago

      Looks very delicious :) Thank you for sharing :)

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Wow I will print this recipe and keep it into my kitchen file with my other Gluten free recipe. I will have to look out for 250 g Gluten Free Self-raising Flour in a health store, but your desert photo looks scrumptious. Shared and voted.

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      ignugent17 2 years ago

      Looks really good and your plates are very pretty. Thank you very much for sharing. :-)

      Voted up and more.

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      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      This recipe for gluten-free waffles is fantastic! Mangoes are a great fruit and I've never thought about including them in waffles. This makes an elegant dessert. Voted up and across (Not Funny) and pinning, sharing and more.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      This sounds wonderful! I do check in with you about your gluten free array of foods--I find it difficult to find good gluten free recipes but your are really very good!

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Mango waffles! Sounds interesting anyway. More mangoes in my diet would probably not be a bad thing.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      These look scrumptious! Thanks for sharing.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

      This is an excellent article about how to make a delicious dessert. I will try it here soon, to make it. Although, I am not sure if it being gluten free will taste good. But, I will be sure to let you know. The plates you used to serve are just as appealing as the dessert itself. Shared, up ++++

      Your awesome! :-)

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Its no wonder your guests came back for a second helping, these waffles even look delicious! Again you've given us a gluten free recipe that is more than worth trying. Now where's my waffle iron?

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      Delicious! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I love gluten free reading this is a highpoint of my day. Thank you!

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thank you so much for this recipe. My daughter is in need of gluten free foods so I will be sharing this with her

      Angels are once again on the way to you this morning

      Pinned G+ shared voted up+++

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Thank you so much for this recipe. My daughter is in need of gluten free foods so I will be sharing this with her

      Angels are once again on the way to you this morning

      Pinned G+ shared voted up+++

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      can i use sandwich maker to make waffles?

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      Cynthia 3 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      BlossomSB: I made the mistake of reading this hub in the evening and now I am really running the risk of killing my New Year resolution regarding not eating after 6pm-- this recipe looks very yummy and I am putting it on my FB page at Gotta Be Gluten Free. I'm also pinning, sharing and tweeting to the hordes of GF-eaters out there who continue to look for tasty recipes! Thanks for the post! ~Cynthiaxx

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      I have never heard of a microwave waffle maker until now. This waffle recipe looks great and your photos are absolutely gorgeous.

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      North Wind 3 years ago from The World (for now)

      Besides the fact that this dessert looks so yummy, Blossom, I have to comment on your beautiful plates. I have one tea cup that remains from a set of my grandmother's that looks a bit like that and I have always wanted to get plates like that just because they make any food look good. Those plates make me want to have tea right now!

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      Gorgeous images and a really nice looking recipe. I love waffles and this looks amazing. I hope to make these sometime soon. I have one of those gorgeous old fashioned waffle irons which sit on the top of the stove. I can't wait.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The opening photo is very attractive, Blossom! The plate, the waffle and the topping all look lovely. I've never made waffles at home before, but I'm very tempted to after reading this hub. The toppings sound delicious.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Yummy, you sold me at that very first photo! Looks scrumptious and I must try these.

      I am so glad you have your comment section going on this one now! I will share in case those who attempted to comment before may want to return.

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Thank you, my new hub friend, 'sallybee', for pointing out that somehow I omitted to add the 'comments' section - hope it's rectified now.