Quinwaffles Recipe

Completely vegan, packed with protein, rich in fiber and perfect for any kind of diet, quinoa is the plant-based superfood that is as easy to work into your day-to-day dining as it is to prepare. The Complete Quinoa Cookbook by Catherine Gill features over 100 recipes featuring this versatile ingredient including the fun, easy waffle recipe everyone should try.


When writing my books, I always include a contribution from my kiddo. She helps me come up with the idea, as well as helping to write and create the recipes. All my family members are awesome taste testers; it really is a group effort! A big thank you to my wonderful kiddo for coining the term Quinwaffle and helping me with this recipe. You will love the texture that cooked quinoa adds to these waffles when they are prepared, and they are a great, nutritious way to start the day!


Makes approximately 6 waffles


Dry Ingredients

1½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ cup brown sugar

Wet Ingredients

2 tablespoons ground flaxseed, mixed with 1 tablespoon water (to be used as egg replacer)
3 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1⅓ cup vegan milk
½ cup cooked quinoa, any type
1 ripe banana, mashed
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract



Follow your waffle maker manufacturer’s instructions to preheat and use your waffle maker. Mix dry ingredients together in one bowl and wet ingredients together in another, separate bowl, before combining both wet and dry ingredients together. Use this batter in your waffle maker, again following the manufacturer’s instructions for cooking times. Cooking times will vary, but it is typically 2–4 minutes per waffle to cook them to perfection. Serve with your favorite waffle toppings.

Tip: Excellent waffle toppings include vegan butter, fruit jams or preserves, fresh fruit, non-dairy whipped topping, nut or seed butters, or whatever you can think up!