Make your mornings a little sweeter and more special by making these easy gluten-free chocolate chip waffles! Whether you make these gluten-free waffles as heart shapes or a traditional round or square shape, they’re delicious!
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Do you make special treats for your family for Valentine’s? Since I have two boys, they’re really not into Mom doing a lot for Valentine’s day. But they like when I leave out a little silly card, some candy, and make a heart-shaped treat. Sometimes I make their favorite gluten-free peanut butter banana muffins in heart shapes. Sometimes I make these gluten-free chocolate heart-shaped cakes. These are perfect for a gluten-free Valentine’s breakfast or anytime!
This year, I’m making these heart-shaped gluten-free chocolate chip waffles for them again since they were declared the best gluten-free waffles ever!
I could have just made heart-shaped gluten-free waffles, but I add chocolate to pretty much anything I can so of course I had to here! I wanted the waffles themselves to be dairy-free, and also for the chocolate to be small amounts, so of course I reached for my go-to Enjoy Life semi-sweet mini chips.
I find Enjoy Life semi-sweet chocolate mini chips at my local stores like Walmart and Fred Meyer. You can buy Enjoy Life semi-sweet mini chips directly from Enjoy Life’s store here, or from Amazon here.
Notes on ingredients and substitutions for these gluten-free chocolate chip waffles:
- Gluten-free flour: Any quality gluten-free flour blend should work well here. Avoid any that have bean flours or coconut flour in them. If your flour blend contains xanthan or guar gum, omit the xanthan gum listed in the recipe as it is not needed. I used King Arthur Measure for Measure gluten-free flour in these, which contains xanthan.
- Dairy-free Milk: Use your favorite dairy-free milk. I’ve tested these with flax milk and with almond milk. I’ve used plain and vanilla – either is fine. Sweetened or unsweetened is fine too. If you can have dairy, you are welcome to use dairy milk.
- Oil: I recommend using a neutral tasting oil like corn, canola, vegetable, or light tasting olive oil.
- Baking powder: Yes it really does call for 4 teaspoons of baking powder. The baking powder is needed to make the waffles rise and be fluffy. I use this baking powder that is labeled gluten-free as well as being aluminum free. Baking soda is not the same thing; please don’t substitute it here.
- Chocolate Chips: I recommend using Enjoy Life semi-sweet chocolate mini chips. They’re certified gluten-free and free of the top 14 allergens.
- Whipped topping: Completely optional but enjoyed by all. I’m loving the new dairy-free whipped topping options, including spray bottles of whipped topping that are made with coconut or almond. So good on these! If you want a low carb option, try this keto whipped cream recipe.
Now I put out bananas, raspberries, whipped cream and chocolate syrup for my family to top their waffles with. My husband just went for the fruit for his. My oldest son had everything on his. And my youngest son, who definitely got my sweet tooth, added a huge pile of whipped cream and drowned his in chocolate syrup. 🙂
We also topped ours with chocolate syrup. I’ve found some dairy-free ones available at the stores, but you can actually make your own. If I’d had any of this homemade chocolate sauce from my friend Chrystal, I would have used that! It’s on my must make list and it uses the same mini chips that I’ve used in these waffles!
I hope you’ll enjoy these sweet gluten-free chocolate chip waffles as much as my family did! I’ll be making these again and again – though not always heart shaped! I know my kids will eat them up gladly, no matter what shape I make!
Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Waffles Recipe:
*If your flour blend has xanthan gum or guar gum already, then omit the xanthan gum called for in the recipe. See blog post for specific product recommendations. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
*If your flour blend has xanthan gum or guar gum already, then omit the xanthan gum called for in the recipe.
See blog post for specific product recommendations.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
I hope you and your family enjoy these gluten-free waffles with chocolate chips as much as my family did!
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