Super Seed Buckwheat Waffles (gluten-free, vegan)


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Buckwheat waffles are made from buckwheat flour and several different seeds. They’re gluten-free, vegan, healthy and amazingly delicious. A great way to switch up your breakfast routine.

Super seed buckwheat waffles. Gluten-free and vegan.

Buckwheat Waffles

I can’t believe that this time last year instead of wandering vibrant, hilly streets of downtown Lisbon I was hopping on my motorbike to explore the hidden, glistening beaches of the Bukit Peninsula in Bali. Postcard-perfect beaches with world-famous surf breaks (and hardly a tourist in sight!).

Please, someone tell me how does a year fly by so quickly?! I mention in Roaming Free how sights, smells and taste greatly impact our memories of travel…and with Portugal it’s all about fresh seafood. But when I was in Uluwatu, on the Bukit Penninsula, one of the best meals I had was in a cozy, surfer-vibe cafe called Land’s End. The name? Oh, quite fitting if you look on a map.

So in the middle of nowhere, I find this cafe serving up nourishing, organic, healthy food (think: fresh juices, fruit salads, pitaya smoothie bowls, etc). And I know for sure I’ve hit the jackpot. But one item on the menu caught my attention. A gluten-free super waffle!

Super seed buckwheat waffles. Gluten-free and vegan.

Super seed buckwheat waffles. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.

Super seed buckwheat waffles. Gluten-free and vegan.

Buckwheat Waffle Ingredients

Made from only ground seeds, buckwheat flour and coconut water, the super waffle was hearty, filling and energizing. I don’t think I even ate lunch that day because it was sooo filling (which is why the surfers all love it!). The original was served up with with fresh fruit and a little Javanese honey on the side (here’s my Instagram pic).

So when All Clad sent me their classic waffle maker the first waffle that popped in my mind that I knew I had to make was the super waffle. My version is a combination of buckwheat flour, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and flaxseed. Gluten-free goodness. It’s dairy-free as the only liquids are coconut water and coconut oil and yes, shockingly, it’s nut-free as it’s just seeds my friends.

Mix the ingredients all together, ladle it into a classic waffle maker (*note – I’m not sure how this recipe would work with a Belgian waffle maker) and you’ve got a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Don’t forget to serve these buckwheat waffles with tons of fresh fruit…Bali-style. Enjoy!

PS – For more information on gluten-free travel in Bali, make sure to read my Bali Island Guide. And for a more chocolatey waffle breakfast.

Super seed buckwheat waffles. Gluten-free and vegan.

Super seed buckwheat waffles. Gluten-free and vegan.

Super seed buckwheat waffles. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan.

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(gluten-free, vegan) Super seed buckwheat waffles. Nutrient-dense waffles made from buckwheat flour, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds.

Super Seed Buckwheat Waffles (gluten-free, vegan)

5 from 7 votes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 waffles
Author: Lisa Bryan


These healthy, gluten-free buckwheat waffles are made from buckwheat flour and several different seeds. They're also vegan and nut-free.



  • Place the sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds in a food processor and pulse until finely ground into a flour. Transfer the seed flour to a bowl and add the buckwheat flour, ground flax seeds, coconut sugar, baking soda and salt. Whisk all dry ingredients together.
  • Add the coconut oil and coconut water and whisk into a batter.
  • Heat a waffle maker and pour a ladle-full of batter onto the waffle plates. Cook until golden.
  • Serve with sliced banana, strawberries and maple syrup.


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 928mg | Potassium: 686mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3.7mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buckwheat waffles, vegan buckwheat waffles, vegan waffles
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Thanks to All Clad for sponsoring this post and sending me this gorgeous classic waffle maker.

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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. I only have a Belgian waffle maker, since some time has passed since the post is it still possible? If so, what would I change?

  2. Didn’t have coconut water so used half coconut milk/half water, also doubled the coconut sugar.  Ground my own own buckwheat flour. It all turned out great!

    Probably the extra sweetness compensated for the stronger flavour of grinding my own own flour. 

    How should I store these? I’m the fridge or counter or freezing?

    Thanks a lot for a yummy recipe! I topped it off with your strawberry chia jam and little one loved it!5 stars

    1. You can keep this in the fridge for about 5 days, or you could store them in the freezer for up to 3 months!

  3. If I wanted to omit the sunflower seeds would I just replace them with the same amount of pumpkin seed flour?

  4. The taste is perfect…but pls provide guidance on waffle iron cooking because mine would not release from sticking to both sides of the waffle iron. I tried without greasing and with greasing the waffle iron, but to no avail. Also, how high shd the waffle iron heat be set? I wound up making them into pancakes, but would very much appreciate your feedback in order to make them as waffles.

  5. Make sure you use storebought buckwheat flour and don’t try to just use buckwheat you ground yourself – makes for untasty and sticky waffles!

  6. I made these thinking my keto, allergic to eggs daughter could actually eat these. Turns out these are delicious and my very finicky young eaters loved them snd asked for seconds. 5 stars

  7. Delicious! With this recipe, I won’t feel guilty at all even when I eat waffles everyday for breakfast. ;)5 stars

  8. A delicious way to get a superfood into your diet. These will be going down for brunch this Saturday.5 stars

  9. I’m loving this healthy waffle recipe! Dying to try your Buckwheat waffles! They look like pure perfection15 stars

    1. Thank you Kari! Those are from Crate and Barrel but they’re seasonal as they’re outdoor plastic plates. :)

    2. Ha! I never would have guessed they were plastic! C&B should offer the real deal — they’re so pretty!

      Thanks for replying so quickly. I just discovered your blog and YouTube channel and I am enjoying both immensely! 

      1. Agree. But these are great to take to the beach! ;) And you’re welcome! So happy you love my recipes and videos Kari. x

  10. I can confirm that these work well as pancakes too… having made up the batter this morning, i turned on my waffle maker to discover it had broken :( So fried these up in a bit of coconut oil and they came out perfectly. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Your recipe gives me the idea to carry along this waffle mix to use when I’m in a hotel that has a waffle maker!! I am in this situation fairly often, and I’d love to have this yummy waffle!

    1. That’s such a fabulous idea Sherry!! Especially as none of the ingredients require refrigeration. Brilliant! :) x

  12. Time definitely flies! And score on All Clad sending this waffle maker – love this waffle recipe.

    1. All Clad is the best! I’m slightly obsessed with all their products. ;) x