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Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Dessert Waffles

Gluten Free Chocolate Waffles

This morning I had an intense chocolate craving. So…I made a little treat for the special boys in my life. Oh, okay. They may have been for me, too.

I knew that they would not be able to resist these Gluten Free Dairy Free Chocolate Waffles. The generous part of me knew it would be a fun surprise for them to start off their Valentine’s Day weekend.  The selfish part of me was just trying to satiate my own aching sweet tooth.

Either way, these were a huge hit and a home run.

I was about a second too late to catch a photo of my three year old licking the vanilla yogurt dusted with chocolate shavings off of his plate.  He is not one to leave any part of a good thing. This morning was no exception.

I think I almost caught my husband doing the same thing as his pint-sized son.  He looked awfully guilty about something as he put his all-too-clean plate in the dishwasher (okay, I wish) in the sink.

These sound a lot more naughty than they really are.  There are definitely some redeeming nutritional qualities about them so that you do not have to feel too guilty as you fill your family up with this breakfast specialty.

So the next time you have that chocolate craving hit you before you have even had your first cup of coffee, these waffles just might be the answer to satisfy it.

Gluten Free Chocolate Valentine's Waffles

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chocolate Dessert Waffles

(Easily Nut-Free and Egg-Free)


  • 3/4 cups All Purpose Gluten-free Flour Blend
  • 1/4 cup finely ground blanched almond flour, such as Honeyville (FOR NUT-FREE: use 1/4 cup more All-Purpose Flour)
  • 1/4 cup Buckwheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, preferably organic (I use Rapunzel Organic Cocoa Powder)
  • 2  teaspoons Baking Powder (aluminum and gluten-free)
  • 1  teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
  • 2 Large Organic Free Range Eggs, separated (FOR EGG-FREE: mix 3 tsp of Ener G Egg Replacer with 4 Tbsp water or non-dairy milk.  Whisk until as foamy as possible)
  • 1 cup plain non-dairy (or dairy) milk of choice (I used Coconut Milk)
  • 3 Tablespoons Organic Coconut Oil
  • Vanilla Yogurt of choice (Dairy-Free or Dairy), for topping
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Shavings (created using grater or micro-plane), for topping (I used SunSpire Fair Trade Organic 65% Cacao Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar)


1.  In medium bowl, sift together all-purpose flour blend, almond flour, buckwheat flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt.  Once blended, mix in the sugar.

2.  In another bowl, whisk together egg yolks (or egg substitute), milk  of choice (dairy-free or dairy), and oil (or melted Vegan butter, or dairy butter).  Combine until smooth.

3.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently fold until just incorporated (do not over-mix).

4. If using eggs, in separate bowl, using a hand mixer, beat whites until soft peaks form.  Then gently fold whites into the blended batter.  Again, do not over-mix.  You do not want to deflate your batter.

5.  Let batter sit for five minutes while allowing your waffle iron to heat up.  Make sure to brush the waffle grates with oil.  For a 7 inch round waffle iron, add about 2/3 cups of batter to the center and quickly spread.  Close lid and cook according to iron directions.

6.  Serve topped with Dairy-free (or dairy) vanilla yogurt and semi-sweet chocolate shavings (or maple syrup, or chocolate syrup, or caramel sauce, or whipped cream….).

Chocolate Waffles

This is what my boys licked off of their plates – it was their favorite part.






Happy Valentine’s Day, my faithful Cook It Allergy Free friends. We will be at home enjoying a dinner of King Crab Legs with the family (Nana, Papa, Auntie, and Cousins) since we do not like to hit up the restaurants on this crazy night. What do you do on Valentine’s Day?


This post is linked to:

Slightly Indulgent Tuesday

Hearth and Soul Hop

  1. On February 14, 2011 Laurel said

    Yes – please, thank you.

  2. On February 14, 2011 Celiacs in the House said

    My, those look so decadent and naughty, but I knew they would be good for us too with you on the job. I can just picture your guys cleaning their plates. We stay in and make dinner at home and eats lots of chocolate. Boring, but gluten-free!

    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Thanks Wendy! I, of course, have to try and add something so that I can not feel too guilty for sending them off with a treat like this for breakfast! ;0)

  3. On February 14, 2011 Iris said

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Those look wonderful and get the cooking wheels in my mind turning.

    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Thanks, Iris! By the way, thanks so much for adding me to your blogroll! You are on mine ;0)!

  4. On February 14, 2011 Barbara said

    Those look sinfully delicious! I am going to get some more So Delicious coconut milk yogurt today. I think I’ll try using the vanilla flavor!

    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Thanks Barbara! The Vanilla So Delicious is perfect in this recipe!! The waffles also freeze well, so you can have them for a couple of days afterwards too! 😉

  5. On February 14, 2011 Maggie said

    Happy Valentine’s Day Kim! These waffles look and sound perfect. Your boys are so lucky, I hope you got a good present for Valentine’s Day 🙂 I can’t wait to get a waffle maker, I’ll be hitting up your site right away! xo

    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hey Maggie! I hope you get that waffle maker SOON!! As for presents for Valentine’s Day, my husband just came home with TONS of new vegetables for me to plant in my garden! For me, that was a perfect gift since we do not normally do V-day up very much! Hope you got something nice,too!! 😉

  6. On February 14, 2011 Alisa Fleming said

    Yum Kim, these look so delicious. I’m totally bummed that our waffle maker conked out last week. We must get another one soon!

    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Alisa, bummer about that waffle maker! I actually like making waffles better than pancakes because it seems to go so much faster (and the batters are not really that different). Hope you had a great V-Day!

  7. On February 14, 2011 Shirley @ gfe said

    Heavenly waffles, Kim, but I’d still probably top them with our bees’ honey. We just love that so. 😉 I want to be a kid in your house. 😉

    Eating out on Valentine’s Day is almost never a good experience … restaurants are not at their best with massive crowds of folks who are often grumpy from waiting and unmet expectations. LOL Home is best. Tonight was just roasted chicken, baked potatoes, and green beans for us. Saving the rest for this weekend!

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!


    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Shirley, we actually did top them with your honey the next day! Conner was so cute..he said “Shirley and Smokey’s honey is better than any honey you have ever brought home from the store”
      And, for the record, you can come be a kid in my house ANY time you want!

      • On February 17, 2011 Shirley @ gfe said

        Wow, what a fabulous review that is! Can’t wait to share with the beekeeper himself. 😉 Your boys are fast becoming our favorite children! 🙂


  8. On February 14, 2011 Stephanie said

    Wow! Those look soooooooooooooo delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Thanks, Stephanie!! Hope you are feeling better and having a great week!

  9. On February 14, 2011 InTolerantChef said

    Looks yummy! I have a question about the sugar, in Australia we can get palm sugar in soft moist dark brown cylinders or in hard yellow tablets. Is the one you use different again from these?

    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi InTolerantChef! I have not seen palm sugar in cylinders or tablets before – mine comes in a bag and is just like loose sugar granules. But, I would think that as long as you can dissolve it somehow, it would work fine. You can also just use brown sugar in this recipe too, though (have done that before as well)!!

  10. On February 15, 2011 Diane-thewholegang said

    Why oh why do I live so far from you. I would volunteer to be your taste tester any day. I got a new waffle iron and now I know what I’m making first.

  11. On February 15, 2011 Jess (ATX GF) said

    Holy cow, these look spectacular!!!!!

    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Thanks, Jess! By the way, that artichoke pizza of yours for day 9 looks absolutely amazing (left a comment, but most likely in Spam as usual).

  12. On February 15, 2011 Christine said

    I realized that I have spent a REALLY long time staring at the photos of these waffles and wishing that I have a waffle maker. Maybe I can borrow my parents’…

    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Christine! That is too funny! Yes. You should borrow your parents waffle maker – perfect idea! 😉

  13. On February 16, 2011 The Teenie Foodie said

    Wow this these look like incredible! The photo is stunning and I they look so scrumptios, something you would find in a hotel breakfast! I don’t have a waffle maker but your recipe soudns great so maybe Ill get one… 🙂
    Lucky kids to be welcomed by this in the morning!

    Teenie Foodie

    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Teenie Foodie!! Thanks so much! Hope you get your waffle maker soon! 😉

  14. On February 16, 2011 Heather Jacobsen said

    These look so delicious! Now I have a reason to buy a waffle maker! 🙂

    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Heather! Thanks! Wow! It looks like a lot of people are in need of a waffle maker! Wish I had an extra one to share! LOL

  15. On February 16, 2011 nicola @ gfreemom said

    My little guys keep asking for homemade waffles. Need to invest in a waffle iron, now that I’ve seen this. Yum!

    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Nicola, I am thinking you must be getting a waffle maker soon! So many AWESOME gf waffle recipes out there to try! 😉

  16. On February 16, 2011 Butterpoweredbike said

    I don’t believe in guilt, especially when it comes to food. It’s such a joy to share a treat like this with your family. What a great recipe. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Good Point, butterpoweredbike! There should be no guilt involved with food! Thanks for letting me share it with Hearth and Soul this week!

  17. On February 16, 2011 Gluten Free Diva said

    Oh, you little devil you. These look scrump-sh-lee-oh-so! Do I have to wait until next Valentine’s Day to try them????

    • On February 17, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Ellen, maybe I will stow a few of these in my suitcase in a few weeks to share with you! 😉

  18. On February 16, 2011 amy said

    Wow, these waffles look and sound healthy and delicious! Don’t think I’ll miss the gluten or dairy at all.


    • On February 22, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Amy! You will not even notice that these are Gluten AND Dairy Free. They are slightly addicting. 😉

  19. On February 17, 2011 Amy said

    These look absolutely delicious! I cannot wait to try them. The mix of ingredients already proves they’ll be tasty!

  20. On February 18, 2011 Jason@JLHealth said

    It never hurts to have a tempting dish like this….especially around V-Day. I really shouldn’t be commenting this close to meal time! Wow that looks good!!

    Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop this week.

    • On February 22, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Hi Jason! Thanks for letting me share my waffles over at the Hearth and soul hop last week! 😉

  21. On February 20, 2011 Rebecca Bochenek said

    I fixed my husband these waffles this morning and he said they are the BEST waffles ever! I used ground pecans for the almond flour and brown rice flour for the buckwheat.

    • On February 22, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Rebecca, I just have to tell you that comments like this literally make my entire day!!! This is the best compliment ever! I am SO happy that your husband liked them so much! And I can only imagine how delicious these would be with the pecan flour instead of the almond flour. I love love the slightly sweet flavor of pecans! 😉 Thanks for coming back and letting me know these were such a success!!

  22. On March 24, 2011 Sophie said

    I made them & they tasted absolutely FABULOUS, my friend!

    They were DIVINE!! My husband & I licked our plates as well!,…:)

    • On April 6, 2011 Cook It Allergy Free said

      Sophie, I somehow missed this comment!! Sorry I am just replying to it! I am SO excited that you and your hubby liked the chocolate waffles!! I just love to get these comments! They totally make my day! And a little plate licking in your home is never a bad thing! LOL
      Thanks for coming back and letting me know these were a success!! 😉

  23. On November 30, 2012 yvonne said

    The ingredients are great. Since I don’t have a waffle maker, do you think I can make the batter as a pancake batter?

    • On November 30, 2012 Kim-Cook It Allergy Free said

      HI Yvonne! If you make these as pancakes, I would add a bit more liquid to the recipe (maybe 1/4 cup or more) so that the batter is more pourable. I have not tried it this way yet so let me know if it works out for you!

      • On November 30, 2012 yvonne said


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