Forget about those waffle recipes that cook up like hockey pucks. You would never guess these waffles are gluten free – they’re that delicious – and they will likely become your go-to recipe!

On the Lyme Diet, dairy may be restricted but many can tolerate goat milk. If you use goat milk, these waffles cook up crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. If you are a Lymie that can’t tolerate dairy, almond milk will work too, but I find they don’t turn out as crisp.

Adding ground flax seed to the oat flour is optional, but it’s a great source of fibre and omega 3. I buy the seeds then grind them and store them in the freezer so they’re readily available when needed.

Since I stopped eating sugar I find I don’t miss it, so I don’t use Stevia when I make these – especially if I’m making a fruit topping. I prefer my waffles on the savoury side – just slathered with some melted goat butter, but feel free to add in some Stevia to sweeten if you prefer.

Coconut oil has anti-inflammatory properties, so it’s a perfect fat to use on the Lyme diet. Keep in mind though; the coconut oil will re-solidify as soon as it comes in contact with cold eggs, so be sure to take your eggs out in advance or put them in a bowl of warm water to come to room temperature. You will likely need to warm the milk too for the same reason.

Yield: 4 large or 6 small waffles (will depend on the make and size of your waffle maker)

  • 1 ½ cups Oat Flour (or 1 ¼ cups Oat Flour + ¼ cup ground Flax Seed for added fibre and omega 3)
    (you can make your own Oat Flour in a food processor with 2 cups of oats)
  • ¼ tsp Cinnamon – (optional)
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg – (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder (gluten free)
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup Goat Milk or Almond Milk (slightly warmed in microwave)
  • 1 tablespoon Stevia for baking (I use the Krisda brand) – (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil (liquify in microwave)

1. Preheat a toaster oven to 200 degrees F to keep waffles warm while you are preparing the rest.

2. Preheat your waffle maker.

3. Whisk all the ingredients to combine.

4. Pour batter into waffle maker and let it bubble before closing lid of waffle maker.

Squeeze of Lyme 0035. Cook until golden.

Squeeze of Lyme 010I use the waffle maker pictured below (Proctor Silex): I leave each waffle in for 3 minutes, but your timing may vary depending on the make and size of your own device.

Gluten Free Oat Waffles 001As you finish each one, put it into the toaster oven to keep warm, then pour the next one and repeat until all the batter is used.

Top and eat.

These waffles freeze really well. Just cool and pop into Ziploc bags.

Oat Waffles_Nutrition Facts

Optional Topping:

  • 1 tablespoon Goat Butter
  • 1/2 cup of your choice of fruit (i.e. blueberries, 1 sliced banana, 1 peeled and chopped apple, a handful of sliced strawberries – or your favourite fruit combination!)
  • Pinch of Cinnamon

1. Heat a nonstick pan on med-low heat

2. Add the butter, your choice of fruit and cinnamon

3. Sauté until hot (this won’t take long)

4. Pour over waffles.

With fruit topping added, each serving’s nutritional value is:

Oat Waffles with Topping_Nutrition Facts