These raspberry chocolate chip waffles (gluten free and vegan) are the best way to do weekend brunch at home! They're crispy on the exterior, fluffy on the interior, and studded with rich dark chocolate chips and sweet, tangy raspberries.
Tomorrow is Mother's Day, and we all know the best way to treat mom is to make her delicious food! What better way to show love than delicious, homemade food, right? She'll especially appreciate a huge brunch spread that includes waffles.
My mom (aka the beauty pictured below, who also happens to be my business partner!) always made waffles on the weekend. She still does whenever we sleep over! I'm guessing it was the easiest way to feed three ravenous children, plus the other 5 friends that inevitably showed up.
Seriously - our house was a hub of activity when we were growing up. We always had friends over, and my mom was always entertaining us with fun activities and delicious food. She was (and still is!!) the cool mom that our friends actually wanted to be around.
When I was in high school, my mom coached our cross country & track teams. On Saturday mornings when we didn't have meets, she'd host "waffle runs" from our house. The whole team (myself included) would go out for a long run and come home to huge plates of freshly made waffles, scrambled eggs, fruit salad and more. Best coach/mom ever, right?
Recently, we finally nailed down a great homemade gluten free and vegan waffle recipe. They're crispy on the exterior, fluffy on the interior, and absolutely delicious!
We've found that they work best when cooked on higher heat, so crank up the dial on your waffle maker to about 7-8. We've also found that this recipe works better with round waffle makers.
Raspberries and chocolate chips are the perfect addition to homemade waffles. You could also add some bananas or strawberries to the mix - yum! When it comes to toppings, the possibilities are endless.
I personally like to keep it simple with maple syrup and fresh berries, but I definitely wouldn't say no to whipped cream. When I was a kid, I used to eat my waffles with yogurt on top...is that weird? No idea where I came up with that, but it was pretty good!
Looking for more gluten free and vegan brunch recipes? Here are a few of our favorites:
- Vegan Frittata
- Fluffy blueberry pancakes
- Polenta "Eggs" Benedict
- Cinnamon Coconut French Toast
- Scrambled Tofu Breakfast Tacos
These raspberry chocolate chip waffles (gluten free and vegan) are the best way to do weekend brunch at home! They're crispy on the exterior, fluffy on the interior, and studded with rich dark chocolate chips and sweet, tangy raspberries. Best topped with more fresh berries and plenty of maple syrup.
- Aquafaba drained from one 15 oz can of chickpeas
- ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 cup gluten free flour blend
- ⅓ cup oat flour
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 1 ½ tablespoon cane sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum (only use if your GF flour blend doesn't contain any)
- 1 ½ cup dairy free milk
- 3 tablespoon melted dairy free butter
- ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- Maple syrup, fresh berries for topping
- Heat waffle maker to medium-high.
- Drain the liquid from a can of chickpeas into the bowl of your stand mixer (or a regular mixing bowl if you're using a hand mixer). Save the chickpeas for making hummus, roasted chickpeas, or anything else you use chickpeas for!
- Add cream of tartar, then turn on mixer at medium-high and whip for 8-10 minutes, until aquafaba forms stiff peaks.
- Meanwhile, whisk together gluten free flour, oat flour, almond flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda and xanthan gum.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, butter and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients into dry and whisk until well incorporated. Gently fold in ¾ cup whipped aquafaba with a spatula. The batter should be light and fluffy.
- Fold in chocolate chips and raspberries.
- Be sure not to overfill your waffle maker - add just enough to cover and cook for 5-7 minutes. If not eating right away, let cool on cooling rack to prevent them from getting soggy.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Waffle Maker
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: raspberry chocolate chip waffles