Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Homemade Tahini or Peanut Butter Waffles Recipe- Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free Options

 photo IMG_0013_zpsuqvvfzak.jpgI grew up with a waffle maker at home, so I never really had the experience of buying waffles. Waffles are just another amazing breakfast to have at home, that can be made cheaply or less cheaply, healthily or less healthily... and I am really grateful for my waffle maker that I have. I have a cast iron waffle maker that I bought for myself for my birthday, I just have to pick it up from the post office...

Anyhow, I'll be honest, I don't actually tend to use a recipe when I am making waffles- its usually just "a little bit of this and a little bit of that" until it comes out perfect. Its more the texture of the batter than anything else that'll predict if the waffle will be good or not, so I just throw in whatever goodies I'm thinking of, goodies usually meaning stuff to add extra protein, like peanut butter, tahini, chickpea flour, or whatever.
But, for you, I measured out an exact recipe, but feel free to play around with it- it really is versatile.

And if you don't have a waffle maker? Just fry this up in a frying pan and make it into pancakes.

Tahini or Peanut Butter Waffles Recipe- Gluten Free, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free Options

2 cups green buckwheat flour, or all purpose gluten free flour mix (containing xanthan gum) or wheat flour or whole wheat or spelt flour if not gluten free
3/4 cup coconut sugar or 1/2 cup white sugar, or some other sweetener to taste- if using liquid sweetener, use less water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
2/3 cup tahini or natural peanut butter
2 cups water
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon (optional)
1/3-1/2 cup raisins or chocolate chips (optional)

1. Mix the dry ingredients together (other than the raisins/chocolate chips, if using), ensuring uniformity.

2. Add the liquid ingredients and mix well. (Then add the raisins or chocolate chips, if using.)

3. Put into a hot waffle iron, being careful not to overfill or it'll spill over the sides.

4. Cook until your waffle iron signals that it's ready. (Mine has a green light that turns on when ready.)

Enjoy! We usually eat these plain, no toppings necessary.

Are you a fan of waffles? Ever make them? How do you make them? Does this look like a recipe you'd try?


  1. I put in flax seed in too! Ive added pureed butternut squash (instead of apple sauce) and what germ.

  2. I love waffles! My sister just gave me a book that explains how to use the waffle maker to make grilled sandwiches, so that's my next thing to do. (That way there's no guilt for having yet another appliance lying around). Really like the idea of using tahini and will give it a try. Thanks!


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