Gluten-Free Chocolate Waffles

Kyra Williams for The Upside Blog

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You can’t decide if you want a vibrant smoothie or something you can eat with a fork. One sounds much more virtuous than the other, but that’s only because you haven’t tried these chocolate waffles yet. They’re made with gluten-free, paleo-friendly ingredients that deserve a spot on your diet plan. Just top them with fresh fruit, and the waffling will be over.

Chocolate Waffles on Plate on Teal Blue Wooden Table |


1 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or coconut milk)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. salt


  1. Preheat waffle maker per manufacturer’s directions.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together wet ingredients: milk, melted coconut oil, eggs, syrup and vanilla.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together dry ingredients: flours, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and whisk to combine. Batter should be thick and smooth.
  5. Working in batches, add approximately 1/2 cup batter to one small waffle well. Adjust the amount of batter based on your waffle maker.
  6. Cook the waffles all the way through, but be careful not to overcook.
  7. Carefully remove cooked waffles from your waffle maker and transfer to a plate. Repeat until all batter is used up.
  8. Serve warm with your favorite toppings, such as fresh fruit, ice cream or vegan caramel sauce.
Kyra Williams

Kyra Williams hasn’t always been fit. She used to be quite the opposite, in fact. During her college years, she lived on pizza and beer and packed on an unhealthy amount of pounds, due to total inactivity. One day, something clicked, and Kyra knew it was time to lose the weight. Since that time, she’s fallen so in love with fitness that she’s made it her life’s work to help others to make the changes they need to become fit, active and healthy.

Kyra is a self-employed, NASM-certified online personal trainer and nutrition expert, Crossfit Level One Trainer, USA Weightlifting and USA Powerlifting Coach, and she’s helped women all over the world through her online training services and training programs. For more info or to connect with Kyra, visit