vegan gluten-free buckwheat banana waffles recipe

Buckwheat Banana Waffles

  • Author: Audrey @ Unconventional Baker
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 3 large waffles
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Dessert


Fluffy soft waffles that are super simple to make and are gluten-free, vegan, and made with no added oils or refined sugars.



  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or another plant milk)
  • 1 small ripe peeled banana (about 155 gr before peeling)
  • 4 tbsp creamy almond butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ cup buckwheat flour

optional: oil spray or some non-dairy butter for seasoning the waffle maker*

Optional Toppings:

  • powdered coconut milk for dusting**, maple syrup, raspberries or other fresh fruit or berries, ice cream, your favorite jam, etc.


  1. Preheat waffle maker to a medium-high setting (or to whatever your preferred setting is). Have an an oil spray standing by (if using).
  2. Place all waffle ingredients, except buckwheat flour, in a power blender and blend until completely smooth. Add the Flour and blend once again to combine.
  3. Pour a third of this mixture (or whatever amount is suited for your waffle maker size) into your pre-heated (and oiled if needed) waffle maker and bake for 7 minutes (until steam stops rising from the waffle maker). Carefully remove the waffle onto a plate with the help of silicone-tipped tongs (or something similar). Note: it will crisp up very slightly as it cools on the plate. Repeat with the remainder of the batter.
  4. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy straight away.


*If you have a good non-stick waffle maker, or if your waffle maker is already seasoned, then you can skip the oil. Otherwise a light spray coat does the trick nicely (I used this coconut oil spray).

**For the coconut milk powder, if using, be careful that the brand you purchase is actually dairy-free because some can contain dairy in addition to coconut. I linked in the ingredients list a brand that’s vegan so you can see an example of what to look for.