I love making waffles or pancakes for weekend breakfasts. Who’s with me on this? There is just nothing better than a steaming cup of coffee and a huge Belgian waffle or stack of pancakes on a cozy Saturday morning. And these Buckwheat Belgian Waffles are the perfect way to start off a wonderful weekend!

Buckwheat Belgian Waffles- Crispy on the outside, light and airy on the inside, healthy, gluten free, and SCRUMPTIOUS beyond belief!

How to Make Light and Fluffy Buckwheat Belgian Waffles:

When I set out to create a waffle that is fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside, healthy, and scrumptious tasting; I scoured various websites and blogs to come up with the perfect recipe. I didn’t use any one or even two recipes to come up with my own creation…. it was pretty much a melding of several various recipes, along with information on how to get that light, fluffy texture that I was after.

Buckwheat Belgian Waffles- Crispy on the outside, light and airy on the inside, healthy, gluten free, and SCRUMPTIOUS beyond belief!

My first try didn’t go so well and my waffles tasted like cardboard, of course, I still managed to eat them. But my second try was beyond wonderful. I was so pleased, but the real test was Brad. His waffle was actually reheated in the microwave and he still LOVED it! And just so you know; I experimented with reheating leftover waffles {after it was stored in the freezer} and they were fabulous reheated in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 1-2 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts
Buckwheat Belgian Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 large waffle)
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 158
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.6g 27%
Saturated Fat 3.4g 17%
Cholesterol 69.1mg 23%
Sodium 397.9mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 33.1g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4.3g 17%
Sugars 4.8g
Protein 9.4g 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:6 large waffles
Buckwheat Belgian Waffles
Prep Time:
12 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
17 mins
 
Light on the inside, crispy on the outside, healthy, gluten free and SCRUMPTIOUS beyond belief!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups buckwheat flour all-purpose or whole wheat flour will work
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. coconut sugar granulated sugar will work
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs separated
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted (other oils will work)
  • 1-3/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk any milk will work
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Prepare waffle iron with natural cooking spray and turn it on to warm it. (As you continue to make all of the waffles, be sure to spray the waffle iron each time with cooking spray. These waffles will stick, if you don't.)
  2. Very carefully separate egg yolk and white. It is important to try to keep all of the yolk out of your whites. Set egg whites aside.
  3. Use a mixer to beat all ingredients (including yolks) together, except egg whites. Transfer mixture to a large bowl {unless you have more than one mixer}. Clean mixing bowl and beaters.
  4. Beat egg whites at a high speed for about 4 minutes and until soft peaks have formed.
  5. Stir egg whites into the waffle batter.
  6. Use a 1/2 cup measuring cup to spoon mixture out and onto waffle maker. {This amount may vary depending on the size of your waffle maker. I have a standard size Belgian waffle maker.}
  7. You can heat your oven to 200 degrees F. to keep waffles warm, if needed.
Recipe Notes

These waffles store well in the freezer. Reheat them in the oven at 350 degrees F. for a couple of minutes.

Author: Kim
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buckwheat Belgian Waffles, easy buckwheat waffles, gluten free buckwheat waffles

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Buckwheat Belgian Waffles- Crispy on the outside, light and airy on the inside, healthy, gluten free, and SCRUMPTIOUS beyond belief!

Benefits of Buckwheat Flour:

This was my first time cooking with buckwheat flour and I really liked the nice nutty flavor. I chose to use buckwheat flour because it is not from wheat at all, but is the seed of a fruit and is closely related to the wild rhubarb.  Buckwheat is gluten free and allergen friendly. It is good for the cardiovascular system and is linked to lower blood pressure and a lowered risk of developing  high cholesterol. This is because it is rich in flavanoids which are phytonutrients that help protect against disease by acting as antioxidants.

Buckwheat Belgian Waffles- Crispy on the outside, light and airy on the inside, healthy, gluten free, and SCRUMPTIOUS beyond belief!

These waffles held up perfectly to plenty of maple syrup…. no soggy waffles on my plate! And if you want a light and airy waffle, don’t skip out on separating the egg whites and beating them alone.

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Something to think about…..

Have you ever used buckwheat flour?

Waffles or pancakes? While I love my pancakes, there is no breakfast quite like the Belgian waffle. I’m not going to lie, it’s my favorite!

Any fun Friday plans? Madelyn and I have pedicures on the agenda….. what better way to spend a Friday afternoon?!?!