Gluten Free Chocolate Oatmeal Waffles

I have always been a sucker for chocolate mixed in with breakfast. Whether you add a touch of chocolate syrup to some pancakes or a handful of chocolate chips to pumpkin or banana muffins, the addition of chocolate just gets the day off to a great and delicious start. When craving some waffles the other day I knew I needed to make them gluten free but for my first gluten free waffle I didn’t want to disappoint myself and end up with a grainy gritty tasteless weaved mass. It’s my OCDness popping up its ugly head. I have this thing where I don’t like to mess up. Any of you know what I am talking about? If I am going to spend time and energy doing something- I want it to be good dangit! This has never really been an issue with me in cooking until now. In this new Gluten Free venture I am not as confident as I used to be in making certain things and breads top that list. So again- not to disappoint, I decided to make sure these waffles were hands down amazing by adding simple ingredients that I knew would up the anty so to speak and mask any hint of gluten free that might jump out at cha!

In this instance, chocolate + oats was the winning combination. I took the idea of the biggest loser oatmeal pancakes (turned them into waffles) and played around with it a bit with a few substitutions and additions. I substituted gluten free oats for the regular ones and pulsed all but 1/4 of the oats until they resembled flour (hence oat flour) and left the remaining 1/4 cup of oats to toss in with the mix to give you little surprises of oats with every bite. Time out- Do you even realize how amazing oat flour is? It is wonderful to use in baking because its adds the perfect chewy texture to your baked goods and has a lower glycemic impact, contains lots of fiber and more minerals. Not to mention with a little research I found out it is also less inflammatory as compared to other flours. Oats have also been shown to help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes, and help stabilize blood sugar.

I then added in hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and coffee extract (optional) alongside cocoa powder and mini chocolate chips. A touch of yogurt adds the perfect amount of sweetness without being to overpowering the rest of the ingredients and the outcome was a rich perfectly chewy yet slightly crispy waffle that was full of flavor and left you wanting more. I would beg to say my kids liked them considering they have asked for these chocolate waffles everyday since then.

Want to know the best part? Are you ready? Its those 2 little words every mom likes to hear- MAKE AHEAD! Mix the waffle mix before you go to bed at night and have it ready and waiting for you in the morning to toss into your waffle maker. Couldn’t be easier. Well, I guess it could be if I was there making you breakfast but we all know that aint’ gonna happen:) I would if I could!

Gluten Free Chocolate Oatmeal Waffles
  • 1⅔ cups gluten free rolled oats
  • 3 TBSP butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon of coffee extract (optional)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 ounces of plain yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  1. In a blender, pulse/grind your oats until it smooth and resembles flour. In a large bowl stir together the now pulsed oat flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, chocolate chips and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add in milk, yogurt, extracts, eggs and butter. Mix ingredients together until blended. Heat a waffle iron to medium high heat. Spray with non-stick cooking spray. For each waffle pour ¼ cup of batter onto griddle.Cook until golden brown. Repeat with remaining batches, spraying the waffle iron as needed.


  1. Jo

    I am soooo making these!!! 🙂 Thanks for a great gluten-free recipe! I will use splenda to make it sugar-free, too!! 🙂

  2. Sues

    I’m OK with gluten, but still think these look awesome! I love the idea of adding oats AND coffee!

  3. val

    Hand over the syrup, I’m in heaven.

  4. Erica

    These look AMAZING! I think I need to make breakfast for dinner!

  5. Mary

    Oh my Goodness! I could probably get my teenagers out of bed with these!
    Mary x

  6. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Oh these look so delicious! We try not to eat hardly any white flour products so these are high on my list to try!! I think they are going to be a big hit.

  7. Kiran @

    Loved that you used yogurt in this recipe. Super duper yummy waffles — my ultimate breakfast indulgence 🙂

  8. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    Absolutely fabulous Belle!
    🙂 Mandy

  9. ChgoJohn

    These would be oh, so very good to wake up to. Yum!

  10. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Must make this for the weekend breakfast! Yummy!

  11. jackie @ marin mama cooks

    Hey girl! These waffles look great! I’m so with you on adding chocolate chips to any kind of quick bread. It just makes any quick bread or muffin taste better 🙂
    I feel for you on this whole GF thing. I had a reader ask abut a good GF flour to use in my quinoa cakes to replace the AP flour. I emailed my GF friend who is an expert and she gave me all these different mixtures depending on what you needed the flour to do. It was super confusing. I mean I would think that someone has invented a good tasting GF flour by now. I will forward her email to you, as she has some helpful recommendations in there that may not be to confusing to you. I’m glad that you’re finding some GF recipes (through countless hours of hammering away) that not only you like better but your kids as well. xoxo, Jackie

  12. Eva Taylor

    I know what you mean about the OCDedness! I have a friend who is gluten intolerant so I try to make something ‘normal’ for her when she and her hubby come by, but baking gluten free is an entirely different process. The ‘flours’ do not behave like the regular gluten versions and you end up having to use about 10 different ingredients to make one ‘flour’ (potato, corn, quinoa, etc etc etc), it’s enough to make your head explode. I have a cook book that uses quinoa flour in baking and there is a lovely waffle recipe I am just dying to try. I like to eat GF as much as possible because I just don’t think the gluten is all that good for you.
    Of course, chocolate chips just make everything amazing and delicious! Here’s to making ahead!

  13. Bree {Skinny Mommy}

    Yum! These look great and I am pretty sure my kids would devour them in a second!

  14. yummychunklet

    Ooh, what a great looking waffle. So golden brown and crispy looking!

  15. Veronica's Kitchen

    Did I hear chocolate waffle for breakfast? It’s too good to be true! I like the ideas of using oat for the flour, how clever you’re!

  16. kitchen flavours

    Your waffles looks wonderful! I need to buy myself a waffle maker! Have been thinking about for so long!!!

  17. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    Yeah I think I’d be asking you for these everyday as well. 😉

  18. Geni

    These look downright decadent! I’m so impressed that you knocked them out of the park on your first try!

  19. Balvinder

    They look really good and and I love the extra flavor of coffee extract in chocolate waffles. Oats give a really good texture to many gluten free things.

  20. Liz

    You would NEVER guess these were gluten free…they look perfect! I think you’ll have your baking confidence back in no time with winners like these 🙂

  21. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    See, you are already a pro with GF recipes that look so delicious!! I allow my kids to eat sweet breakfast on weekends and “I” look forward to it most. 😉 These waffles look YUM!

  22. Joanne

    i’m always up for adding chocolate to any meal…especially breakfast! these waffles look wonderful!

  23. Jed Gray (sportsglutton)

    The coffee extract would not be an option for me. Need these, want these, will have em!! Great job Jessica. 🙂

  24. Asmita

    These waffles look amazing! i love the forks with it. So cute!

  25. Rachel

    These look amazing! Love the idea of using oats…and yes, I’m very down with chocolate for breakfast!

  26. Shea Sayers

    Oooh boy. I’ve been craving breakfast foods lately, and these waffles look DELICIOUS!! Anything that combines chocolate with breakfast food is a win to me!!

  27. Kiran @

    I cannot wait to try this! Love waffles and the added chocolate is just testing my patience to make this, ASAP!

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  29. Heidi

    I am making these right now and in the directions you say to add butter – but I don’t see butter in the ingredient list. Should there be butter in these?

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    1. CLP

      Not only the butter amts are missing, but it also mentions oats pulsed into flour in ingredients but in the directions it says use the flour then add the oats. So what exactly are the quantities for oat flour and for the oats left as they are?

      1. kbelleicious

        Hi CLP! thanks for your interest in this recipe. I apologize for the missing butter amount. It should read 3 TBSP and I will fix that promptly. However, per the instructions you will pulse/grind the oats into oat flour and then mix that together with the other dry ingredients. When I state to add the rolled oats to the flour that is a typo. It should read simply add oat flour mixture sugar, cocoa, baking powder, salt, chocolate chips and cinnamon. Again, thanks for stopping by and sorry for any confusion the recipe gave you! Life gets crazy and sometimes I am busier than a bee and my typing gets the best of me! LOL!

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