These Vegan Orange Poppyseed Gluten Free Waffles are the perfect Healthy Mother’s Day Brunch recipe that are packed with fibre and natural sweetness!
It’s almost Mother’s Day and I’m excited to get spoiled! Just kidding, honestly, I’ve been spoiled already just with my sweet new little family- motherhood is the best gift of all. Okay, so now that I’ve said all the stereotypical mom things that you read in Hallmark cards, let’s get to another really important issue- BRUNCH. These Vegan Orange Poppyseed Gluten Free Waffles are insanely delicious any time of year but you can bet your boots they will make an irresistible brunch option for Mother’s Day.
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Why This Recipe Works
These gluten free waffles are SO SO SO delicious, refreshing, and a perfect option for Mother’s Day. I also love this recipe because it’s
- Completely vegan and gluten-free, perfect for those with dietary restrictions!
- Packed with nutrients from the fresh fruit
- A PERFECT and unique way to win over any mom on Mother’s Day!
Flaxseed- Flaxseed is a common ingredient to make a vegan egg substitute! Flaxseeds also are packed with fiber and healthy fats!
Poppyseeds- If you love lemon poppyseed ANYTHING (like me) you’re going to love the orange poppyseed combo. Just like flaxseed, these little seeds are also packed with fiber and healthy fats.
Toppings- One thing I love about this recipe is how customizable you can be with the toppings! I love my combination of different fruits + the almond yogurt which makes for a DELICIOUS and refreshing topping for these gluten free waffles.
How To Make This Recipe
Step 1: Combine the flax and almond milk in a bowl and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Step 2: Preheat your waffle iron and spritz with non-stick cooking spray. In the meantime, mix together the almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, poppy seeds, Orange Juice, orange zest, flax egg, and maple in a bowl.
Step 3: Add about ½ cup of the batter to the waffle iron and close. Cook according to your waffle irons directions until golden brown.
Step 4: Top your waffles with orange segments, yogurt, pistachios, poppyseeds, orange zest and maple syrup.
Don’t have a waffle iron? No biggie. You can totally use this batter to make fluffy pancakes. I recommend just adding a few extra tablespoons of orange juice just to thin out the batter a touch, but if you like them super thick, then keep it as is.
For my liquid, I use freshly squeezed orange juice which adds natural sweetness to your gluten free waffles so you don’t actually have to add much sugar. I also add some orange zest and a touch of maple syrup to round everything out. You can top these bad boys however you like, but to stay on theme, I bust out all of the beautiful citrus and call it a day.
By using a flax egg vs a regular egg, you can keep this recipe completely vegan! For the yogurt topping, coconut yogurt is another super delicious dairy-free yogurt option.
I honestly think grapefruit, lemon zest, grapes, and even pineapple could pair well with these gluten free waffles! Just depends on what you’re craving.
Yes! I personally like to make waffles and store them in an airtight container in the freezer. Then whenever I’m ready to eat them, I pop them in the toaster for a bit.
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Vegan Orange Poppyseed Waffles
- Combine the flax and almond milk in a bowl and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Preheat your waffle iron and spritz with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a bowl, mix together the almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, poppy seeds, Orange Juice, orange zest, flax egg and maple.
- Add about ½ cup of the batter to the waffle iron and close. Cook according to your waffle irons directions until golden brown.
- Top your waffles with orange segments, yogurt, pistachios, poppyseeds, orange zest and maple syrup.
Updated on April 24th, 2022
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.