Buckwheat Waffles and Awards

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We had a much needed break over the long Memorial Day weekend. We got to sleep in a little and enjoy a more leisurely breakfast which was really nice. On such mornings, I like to prepare something that I would normally not do on a weekday. It was also an excuse for me to use that relatively new waffle iron I purchased from CSN. I won a giveaway coupon hosted by Natasha of 5 Star Foodie sometime back and used that to buy this wonderful waffle iron. It makes nice, thick, and airy waffles.

Fresh, homemade waffles are such a treat as they are light and fluffy. These are gluten-free as they are made with brown rice and buckwheat flours. Buckwheat, despite its name is not related to wheat and is not a cereal or grass. It is a fruit seed and contains no gluten, making it suitable for celiacs and those with gluten sensitivities. Flour made with buckwheat is a little tan with tiny dark flecks. It has a distinct nutty and earthy flavor. Baked goods using buckwheat flour has a nice speckled look and a fragrant aroma.

Please note that most Japanese soba or buckwheat noodles are not gluten-free. They are usually made with a mix of buckwheat and regular wheat flours. There are gluten-free buckwheat noodles out there but I have yet to come across them.

Buckwheat Waffles

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: 6 eight-inch waffles

Buckwheat Waffles


  • 1 cup (150g) buckwheat flour
  • 1 cup (150g) brown rice flour
  • ¼ cup (30g) corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups (480ml) coconut milk**
  • ¼ cup (60ml) canola oil


Place buckwheat flour, brown rice flour, corn starch, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk to get it well combined.

In another bowl, beat egg for about 1 minute. Pour in coconut milk and canola oil. Pour this mixture into flour mixture. Stir to get ingredients well mixed and a smooth batter forms.

Pour ½ cup batter onto a pre-heated waffle iron and cook until golden brown, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Serve immediately with butter, maple syrup, or jam.


**Please use regular milk if you prefer.


These waffles have a nutty aroma to them. They are delicious warm, slathered with butter and drizzled with maple syrup.

I received a couple of awards from two wonderful blogs I recently discovered. Tina of Pinay in Texas Cooking Corner has many mouth watering and authentic Filipino dishes on her blog. She also shares the Filipino culture and traditions which is always fascinating to read. Chris of Gourmet Fashion has lovely gourmet dishes using mostly organic ingredients, some grown by her hubby in their vegetable garden. You can’t get fresher ingredients than that! Please do visit their blogs.

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8)

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47 Responses

  1. Pachecopatty says:

    Hi Biren, Congratulations on your awards. I love discovering new blogs and how nice to be recognized by one of them this way. I haven’t had breakfast and your buckwheat waffle is looking very good. I’ll take mine with butter and lots of maple syrup;-)

  2. This is very healthy and good.

  3. Lyndsey says:

    I picked up a waffle iron for myself at Christmas (the only way I can get exactly what I want) and used it just once. I need some recipes that will work, my first one – pumpkin waffles was a flop (my family loved it I didn’t). I can’t make just regular waffles, hehe! I will try these, I like buckwheat pancakes. Thanks for the info!

    • Biren says:

      I like the nutty flavor buckwheat gives to pancakes and waffles. Do let me know how it worked out for you.

  4. This buckwheat waffle looks amazing! Wonder what buckwheat tastes like, I’ve never had it before… Many congrats on your well-deserved awards!

  5. Congratulations on your awards! You have a lovely site, you truly deserve them!
    Your waffles looks wonderful! Have not tried buckwheat waffles before. Been wanting to get a good and reliable waffle maker for ages as mine has gone bananas more than a year ago. Saw a beautiful Cuisinart Waffle Maker at one of the shopping centre, price is a whopping RM999.00! Sigh….!

    • Biren says:

      Aww…thanks for the compliment!

      Wow, RM999.00 is pretty steep for a waffle iron! I wanted one of those flip ones but they were out of stock. This worked really well too.

  6. Anncoo says:

    Biren, Congratulations on your awards. Love your buckwheat waffle, sounds so delicious and healthy. I don’t have a waffle iron, thought of getting one as Great Singapore Sale is ON now for a month. Do you need anything from here?

    • Biren says:

      Thanks Ann! I would love to go shopping at the Great Singapore Sale. So sweet of you to ask. I will let you know if I think of something. :)

  7. Jill Colonna says:

    Biren, well done on the awards. Look at the amazing colour of your waffles. So full of flavour. Trust you to add that clever twist of coconut in there. They sound fabulous!

    • Biren says:

      Ahh…you noticed that I used coconut milk. I had a carton sitting in the fridge that needed to be used. Worked really well with the buckwheat flour.

  8. So glad you had an opportunity to relax – and what fluffy lovely pancakes to wake up to!

  9. Adora's Box says:

    Congratulations on your awards, Biren. I love your healthy buckwheat waffles. They do look delicious and I can imagine it would be nice to have with something savoury, too (fried chicken perhaps?).

  10. Mary says:

    Congratulations on your well-deserved awards. There will be lots more of them in your future. I’ve never cooked with buckwheat and your waffles would be a perfect spot to start. They look delicious. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  11. How nice! You won a giveaway coupon! We have a waffle maker from Costco (the one it flips and all fancy) but we haven’t used it for a while. It’s time to take it out! I like how creative you are using buckwheat instead of regular flour. I don’t have that kind of imagination or flexibility in my cooking skills (zero!). Looks so delicious!

  12. Congrats on your awards! They are well deserved! The waffles sound great! Love when I can justify eating fresh waffles!

  13. Kathy Gori says:

    These waffles look great! I have a friend who just found out she’s gluten sensitive and I have a new waffle iron also! Looking forward to giving this a try

    • Biren says:

      Thanks Kathy! Homemade waffles taste so much better than the frozen store bought ones. Enjoy your waffle iron!

  14. I’ve never had waffles with buckwheat, love this healthier alternative, Biren :)!! I’d definetely try it once I have buckwheat flour in my pantry!

  15. These sounds delish!! I’ve had buckwheat pancakes before and loved the texture so I can only imagine how these taste!!

  16. kristy says:

    Biren, I’ve bookmarked this and going to make this soon. I like it gluten free. Btw, some gluten free recipes does use gluten gum. What else can we replace that with? Cornstarch?

    • Biren says:

      Kristy, do let me know how it worked out for you. Guar gum or xanthum gum is used in gluten-free baking to bind the ingredeints together as rice flour, tapioca flour, corn starch, etc has not gluten or elasticity in them. Egg helps but either one of these gums are still needed for breads and cupcakes. However, I did not use any in these waffles.

  17. Zoe says:

    Gluten free Waffles!!! I’m excited and inspired reading your post! Got to tell my husband that I want a waffle maker!!!

  18. rebecca says:

    oh these look fab, I want a waffle maker great breakie

  19. Christine says:

    Congratulations on your awards.

  20. Elin says:

    Biren…this is so healthy. I want a waffle maker !!! :)

  21. Blackswan says:

    Congrats, Biren! I love waffles but I’ve not tried this version. Hope u’re recovering from the attack of the blogging thieves. Let’s pray our posts won’t get stolen anymore……..

    • Biren says:

      Thanks Shirley! I had to file a DMCA complaint with their web host as the post is still on their blog. It seems some people do not understand that they cannot steal posts from other people…really sad!

  22. I love the look of that waffle! Sounds amazing made with buckwheat and brown rice flours!

  23. Joanne says:

    I love being able to really sit back and enjoy breakfast, and these waffles look like the perfect way to do so! I love that they have buckwheat in them…whole grain goodness!

  24. Parsley Sage says:

    I totally have waffle iron envy. I have one I use all the time but its not NEARLY as pretty as yours! Great, yummy recipe too :)

  25. Hi Biren – It’s so nice to meet you too. Congrats for receiving your lovely awards. I can’t wait to read through your back posts. Your photos are wonderful.

  26. tigerfish says:

    Buckwheat waffles! That must be healthy!

  27. I don’t think I’ve ever seen buckwheat used in a waffle before, but these look awesome. I think I’d love that nutty flavor. Now I need to find me some buckwheat. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Congratulations on the awards too. You deserve them.

  28. Glad you had a relaxing Holiday! I love buckwheat ans adore your waffles here :) Congratulations on you well deserved awards :)

  29. Congrats on your awards Biren! They are well deserved!

    I ate a couple of times buckwheat but never used the flour. Next time I visit the health-store I’m going to look for a pack. Your waffles sound and look delicious.
    Thanks for sharing

    Happy weekend

  30. Shilpa says:

    I absolutely love buckwheat – I did not even think that you could make Waffles out of this.. This recipe is bookmarked … Many thanks for sharing..


  31. Biren those waffles look yummy! Especially with all that butter on it! LOL Congrats on the awards they are well deserved. =)

  32. Marc says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I made them this morning. They turned out quite perfect. The waffles were crispy, nutty and dense. I substituted the cornstarch with potato starch and it worked just fine. I’ll be using this recipe again.

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