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Crispy Almond Flour Waffles

Olena Osipov
4.7 from 21 votes

Almond Flour Waffles on a plate garnished with pomegranate seeds

Almond Flour Waffle Recipe

We do not follow a gluten free diet but my kids love these almond flour waffles for a change. They just taste different from whole wheat waffles. A combination of applesauce, oats and almond meal give the waffles a nutty taste and fluffy texture.

Oh, and they come out crispy with a few simple tips. You like that? Us too.

Usually you need to add oil to the batter to prevent waffles from sticking but I found spraying the griddles with cooking spray each time did the job. Since I already added so much applesauce I didn’t add any oil.

a stack of crispy almond flour waffles in a bowl

Crispy Waffles?


These gluten free waffles with almond flour are crunchy if you cook them a minute or two past the “ready” indicator time. Almost “starting to burn” look – I love it. They taste especially crispy right after cooking.

Later on they absorb moisture and become softer but still super tasty. If you store almond flour waffles uncovered on the counter they will keep their crispiness. For about a day. After that I transfer them to a container to prevent from drying out completely.

To crisp up softened almond flour waffles, place them in a toaster for a few minutes. Easy-peasy!

almond flour waffles cooking in a waffle maker

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Almond Meal or Flour?

Almond flour, almond meal or even hazelnut meal work. As you can see from a picture below, I used hazelnut meal because that’s what I had on hand.

And let’s talk about oat flour for a second. It adds to the crispy texture of waffles and makes them more affordable. Because let’s be honest nuts are expensive. I have not tried this almond flour recipe without oats so can’t tell you.

Tip: Batter consistency should be of normal pancake-waffle consistency. Not too runny and yet so a spoon doesn’t stand in it.

hazelnut meal and batter for almond flour waffles recipe

Can I Make Ahead and Freeze Waffles?


You can prepare batter the night before and refrigerate it overnight. Make waffles in the morning.

To freeze, cook almond meal waffles and let them cool. Then place in Ziploc plastic bags and let out as much air as possible. Freze for up to 3 months. Pop frozen waffle into a toaster and enjoy! Waffles are one of the best healthy freezer meals and snacks.

Tip: To be environmentally friendly, I wash and reuse plastic bags. Please do so too. Helps a whale or two. Sad truth is we produce more plastic than we can recycle.

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Crispy Almond Flour Waffles

Almond Flour Waffles Recipe that will exceed your expectations. Delicious healthy waffles with super simple ingredients. See for yourself!
4.72 from 21 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 14 servings
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Olena Osipov


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce unsweetened
  • 1 1/4 cups any milk I used unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups oat flour finely ground oats - use GF if necessary
  • 2 cups almond flour almond or hazelnut meal
  • Cooking spray I use Misto


  • In a large mixing bowl, lightly whisk eggs. Add applesauce, milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, baking soda and salt; whisk until well combined. Add oat flour and almond flour, mix well.
  • Preheat waffle maker. Spray top and bottom griddles with cooking spray each time and make waffles according to your waffle maker's instructions. Amount of batter depends on the size of your waffle maker. I used about 1/3 cup batter per waffle.

Store: Refrigerate in air circulating container for up to a week or freeze for up to 6 months.

    Freeze: In a Ziploc plastic bag for up to 3 months.


      Serving: 2waffles | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2mg
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      Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

      My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys, a wife to Alex and we reside on magical Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. This is our healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I grew up on real food. As an adult, I struggled with diets for years because none worked long-term. Now for over 10 years, I cook easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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      1. Great recipe! We don’t love eggs in our house, so I replaced two of the whole eggs with egg white. I separated and whipped the whites to a fluff before adding to the batter. Super fluffy that way!! Yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

      2. 5 stars
        AWESOME !!!!!! My young adults enjoyed them. I had hoped to freeze a few …… no luck. We ate them with Caribbean styled sausage , that was a delicious combination

      3. 5 stars
        Great waffles, soft, fluffy, nutty flavor, healthy, my kid loves them! Easy to make, I usually make a double batch and freeze the rest.

      4. 5 stars
        This is my favorite waffle recipe. I make flax eggs instead of regular eggs, so good. My grandsons love them too!

      5. 5 stars
        I absolutely LOVE these waffles!! I add chia seeds and flax meal and they are amazing!! Thank you for sharing!

      6. Hi, my daughter is on a very restricted diet and these waffles sound delicious and would be perfect for her other than the applesauce. She cannot have much fruit and I think the amount of applesauce in them would be too much, can you suggest a substitute for the apple sauce? Thanks

      7. 5 stars
        The best waffles I have ever had in my life!!! I mean literally!!! I made it with coconut milk and no applesauce but put berries and a little ice cream on top! To die for!!!

      8. 4 stars
        These waffles taste fantastic. I had just one cup of applesauce so threw in a frozen banana to make up for it. They take much longer to cook then I was expecting (15 minutes) and break apart when removing them. I oiled the waffle iron between and also added a bit of oil to the batter. So yummy ?

        1. 5 stars
          Just to update you I’ve made these loads of times since my original comment. They are my go to waffle now and I’ve got the hang of cooking them!! Thanks for a great healthy recipe. Unfortunately my kids don’t like them but that means I always have extras to freeze for myself for later!

      9. 5 stars
        I made these into pancakes and was pleasantly surprised that they didn’t turn out doughy. I divided the recipe into thirds for just my husband and myself and thought the dough looked a little thick (my husband hates doughy pancakes) but they turned out great. I did not have any almond milk on hand so just used water but it didn’t seem to make a difference to the great flavor. A keeper. Thank you.

      10. 5 stars
        I have tried almond flour waffles with buck wheat flour and flax egg and works great. I use 11/2 cups almond flour and 1 cup buck wheat flour. I used dates, apple sauce and 1” cube jaggery to sweeten.

      11. 4 stars
        I thought I had a waffle maker, turns out I don’t anymore but they make decent pancakes as well in case anyone was wondering. ?

          1. 3 stars
            Hi! I want to make the these waffles right now but am a bit confused about how many eggs are needed? It says 1 and then says 2, so is it 3 eggs or just 2?

            1. Silly me, was fixing the recipe and got rid of flax eggs and forgot to add up the eggs. Sorry about that. 3 large eggs. Wouldn’t mind your real review after.:)

        1. I was wondering so thank you! Definitely not getting a waffle maker but definitely want to try this.

      12. 5 stars
        I was sceptical about almond flour waffles but not anymore. My kids love them! Thank you so much!

      13. 4 stars
        I came across these and they looked perfect for the “clean” eating I’m starting. I just made a batch, but for some reason they don’t stay together? The pull apart and half is on each side of the maker. Do I need to add more of something to help keep them together? I’m kinda bummed cuz I planned on freezing some.

        1. Hi Jesse. Let them cook longer. Sounds like you are opening your waffle maker too soon before waffles get a chance to cook through. I made these a thousand times, literally. Should work.:)

      14. This recipe looks great! Do you think it would work if I subbed pumpkin puree for the applesauce? I’ve been craving pumpkin lately! If not maybe I’ll make them according to the recipe and top with pumpkin.

        1. Hi Melissa. Yes, I think it will work. Sub applesauce with pumpkin and top with pumpkin.:) Add some cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice too. Why not?!

      15. This may seem silly but are oats gluten free? Want to make these for a gluten free brunch I’m planning after my whole30 I’m having but not sure if oats are? Also I’m not sure if you have heard of the whole30 but I really feel like you’re recipes would be a good way to keep eating clean after the whole30. What do you think? Really love your recipes BTW. Found my way here through FB thanks! Love your recipes they remind of stuff that I like to eat but shouldn’t! Can’t wait to make that zoodle lasagna!

        1. Hi Melissa. Oats themselves are gluten free but often they are processed in facilities and on equipment where wheat products are processed too. Thus, if someone has true gluten intolerance or has Celiac you have to buy certified gluten free oats. They exist. Bob’s Red Mill has one. I know many fitness enthusiasts eat gluten free and paleo right now because it is a fad. Just like low fat and sugar free was for years.
          I have heard of Whole 30 and I know it is a diet. I honestly do not do diets because they do not work and are unrealistic to sustain on a long-term basis for a busy family of 4 with careers and kids. It is a temporary fix. I tried many diets. Moderation of whole foods and treats is the key for me. Majority of my recipes are made with whole foods so for me it is the ultimate choice. Plus real life with 2 kids in a mix and I do my best to eat most whole foods but sometimes I don’t, and do my best, and don’t kill myself over it for days. Not sure what is worse health wise – not eating whole foods or stressing about not eating whole foods.
          Glad you are enjoying my recipes.:)

      16. So looking at these waffles made me go on amazon and order a waffle maker 🙂 I’ve been buying a lot of Nature Path $5+ boxes of waffles lately, because this is something that my son loves in the mornings and is easy. I bought a few bags of raw organic nuts there as well. Looking forward to trying these soon!

        1. Haha, they look cute, right?! I usually make a double or triple batch of batter and just mass produce waffles while cooking something else. I feel like a conveyor that day.:) My boys love waffles too. That $5 box is enough for one breakfast for them. Let me know how Sebastian likes these. I also have this recipe which I love but all my boys prefer these gluten free ones. I buy those nuts too, whenever I can. Pricey a bit but so much healthier.

      17. 5 stars
        These were really good, thank you! I used Coconut milk and sprinkled a handful of coconut sugar in to “smooth out” the almond meal flavor. Kids gobbled them up AND I have extra for another breakfast this week. Perfect!

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