These easy vegan gluten-free Lemon Blueberry Waffles are crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside and perfect for brunch or breakfast! Super simple to make in one bowl.
Lemons and Blueberries – the best combination ever and especially in waffles! These gluten-free lemon blueberry waffles are my latest obsession. The lemon zest adds a nice lemony, refreshing, mouth-watering flavor, while the fresh blueberries add little fruity bursts of sweetness. Kids and adults alike will love these vegan waffles!
And yes, you can FREEZE these gluten-free waffles so you will have them ready every time you’re craving them! I used a mix of almond flour, oat flour and potato starch and find this yields at waffles just how we love them: cripsy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside.
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Glutenfree Lemon Blueberry Waffles
- 1/2 cup (56 g) almond flour
- 1/2 cup (60 g) oat flour
- 1/4 cup (40 g) potato starch
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/4 cup plus 1-2 tablespoons of club soda
- 1/3 cup blueberries
- In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients - oat flour, almond flour, potato starch, baking powder, salt, and sugar - and mix really well.
- Then add in the lemon juice, oil, lemon zest. Add in a 1/4 cup of the club soda and mix in. Add in more, 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Let the mixture sit for 2 minutes. It will start to thicken out and you can add more soda accordingly so that you have a pancake-like batter.
- Don't add any more club soda for 5 minutes because the batter does thicken a bit more because oat flour will thicken it up. But you don't want too much moisture.
- Fold in the blueberries. Prepare your waffle iron by brushing a little bit of oil on it.
- Once heated, add the batter and make your waffles.
- Regular flour: Use my all purpose flour waffles and add lemon zest and blueberries to the batter.
- Pancakes: If you plan to make the batter into pancakes, add 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 1/4 cup of club soda.
- Oat flour substitute: You can substitute the oat flour with different flours for variation. If you use darker colored flours, the waffle or the pancake will take up the color of the flour.
- You can use fresh or frozen blueberries. If you use frozen, don't thaw them.
- we use a blend of almond flour, oat flour, and potato starch for that perfect crispy on the inside of juicy on the inside
- baking powder gives these a rise
- salt is an essential ingredient for all waffles as it balances out the sweetness
- a small amount of sugar gives these the perfect sweetness
- lemon juice adds some freshness
- as fat, we add some neutral-tasting oil. This helps with crispiness. You can omit it if you prefer
- club soda helps give the batter that perfect rise. Glutenfree baking needs a rose before baking along with during baking and club soda does that. You can also use whipped aquafaba here
- lemon zest adds lemon flavor
- no blueberry waffles without blueberries – you can use fresh or frozen
- If you plan to make the batter into pancakes, add 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 1/4 cup of club soda.
- You can substitute the oat flour with different flours for variation. If you use darker colored flours, the waffle or the pancake will take up the color of the flour.
- You can use fresh or frozen blueberries. If you use frozen, don’t thaw them.
How to make Lemon Blueberry Waffles:
In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients : Your oat flour, almond flour, potato starch, baking powder, salt, and sugar . You want to mix really well to make sure the baking soda get distributed evenly.
Then add in the lemon juice, oil, lemon zest as well as 1/4 cup of the club soda. Mix in using a hand whisk. Add in more, 1 soda tablespoon at a time.
Let the mixture sit for 2 minutes. The waffles batter will start to thicken out and you can add a tiny bit more soda! You want to have a pancake-like batter.
Don’t be tempted to add any more club soda for at least 5 minutes because the batter does thicken a bit more because oat flour will thicken it up. You definitely don’t want too much moisture in your batter or the waffles will be soggy.
Fold in the fresh or frozen blueberries. Prepare your waffle iron by brushing a little bit of oil on it and heat it up.
Once heated, add the waffle batter and make your waffles.
This recipe yields at 6 mini waffles and about 3 regular waffles. You can easily double it to make a bigger batch.
Turn these into pancakes
If you plan to make pancakes, add 2 tablespoons of yogurt and 1/4 cup of club soda to the batter.
What can I use instead of oat flour?
You can substitute the oat flour with different types of gluten-free flours for variation, like gluten-free all purpose flour. If you use darker colored flours, the waffle or the pancake will take up the color of the flour.
How to serve gluten-free blueberry lemon waffles?
Is there anything better than blueberry waffles topped with melty vegan butter and maple syrup? This combo is absolutely heavenly. But I’ll also take these waffles served with coconut whip anytime!
How to Freeze Glutenfree Waffles
You can freeze these waffles so you can make them ahead of time for breakfast the next morning! After cooking them in the waffle iron, allow them to cool down. Then freeze them in single layers separated by a small sheet of parchment paper. I place them in a large freezer bag or wrapped in freezer paper.
To reheat your waffles, simply toast them in a toaster oven or pop them into your toaster until heated through and crisp.
Made these this morning! Doubled the recipe and ended up with 5. 5 scant waffles in an 8 inch iron. They were thin on the edge and didn’t quite fill the iron with 1/2 cup batter.
Needed to cook on high as the medium when cooked was to fragile Iift in one piece.
I used lemon sparkling water so I replaced the lemon extract with vanilla.
Vegan Richa Support
So delicious! We subbed club soda with Kombucha instead, since its just what we had on hand. So wholesome, so tasty. We have never gone wrong with your recipes!
Hi! We are not GF and I don’t have all these flours. Can I use all purpose flour to replace all 3? What’s the best easiest way? Thankyou!
Use my regular waffles and add lemon zest and blueberries tk the batter https://www.veganricha.com/easy-vegan-waffles/
What’s the sub of club soda /aquafaba in this?
Nothing. you can Use just non dairy milk but they won’t be as fluffy
Delicious flavor but my matter was very very thick — could it be because I used water from my home Soda machine instead of Club soda ?
Yes add more soda. Flours can absorb differently. We’re the waffles fluffy?
No they were dense
I think the machine soda might have been too flat then
Not sure if its because I used cornstarch instead of potato starch ?
Is the whipped acquafaba in place of club soda in the same amount? 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp? Thanks can’t wait to try these!
These look amazing!
Can I sub the almond flour with anything else (allergies)? Just more oat flour would make them much more dense, right?
Vegan Richa Support
thanks !! oat flour will be drier. It won’t be dense if you add club soda. You can use all oat flour , it’ll need more maple syrup to eat
Where did you get that ADORABLE mini waffle iron? I have to have one.
On Amazon. They are dash mini waffle makers
I made my own oat flour in the food processor and made these waffles and they were absolutely amazing I love them
hi can u plz tell what type of waffle maker machine you use?
Vegan Richa Support
I have a mini waffle maker by dash