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Gluten Free Yeasted Buttermilk Waffles

Gluten Free Yeasted Buttermilk Waffles
Soft and flavorful on the inside with a great crisp on the outside. Enjoy them with the honey-ricotta spread and a drizzle of honey for the perfect bite!
Yield 9 large waffles



  • 1/2 cup warm water (110-115°F)
  • 1 (0.25oz) package (7g) or 2 1/4 teaspoons Red Star Active Dry Yeast
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Honey-Lemon Ricotta Spread

  • 15 ounces (1 1/2 cups) ricotta cheese
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons honey (to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


  • Blueberries
  • Honey


  • Prepare the Lemon-Honey Ricotta: Stir together all ingredients for the lemon-honey ricotta in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use. Note: if your honey is hard or crystallized, heat it for about 8 to 10 second in the microwave, until liquid, then allow it to cool before adding it to the ricotta.
  • Prepare the waffles: In a large mixing bowl, combine the warm water and yeast. Stir together and allow mixture to sit 5 to 10 minutes. Add the buttermilk, melted butter, and maple syrup and stir to combine (wet mixture).
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour and sea salt. Pour the flour mixture into the bowl with the wet mixture and mix until all clumps are out. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to sit at room temperature for least 3 hours or overnight.
  • Add the beaten eggs and baking soda to the waffle batter and mix until combined.
  • Heat your waffle iron and spray with cooking oil. Measure out about 1/2 cup of batter and pour onto the hot waffle iron. Replace the lid and allow waffle to cook until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Repeat for remaining batter.
  • Serve waffles with honey-lemon ricotta spread, a drizzle of honey, and fresh blueberries.


Recipe by The Roasted Root.

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LizTD | Reply

5 stars
This is my go to recipe. They are amazing. They freeze well and can be reheated in an air fryer, which makes them a bit crispy and also more tasty. Just wish that the recipe included nutritional info since I now have to count carbs!

Paul | Reply

5 stars
Five stars. Maybe it’s hard to go wrong with waffles, gluten free or no, that have this amount of butter and buttermilk, but these waffles do deliver. Great, creamy taste surrounded by a beautiful golden brown exterior. I’ll make these again and again.

Lucinda | Reply

Could you please make this recipe printable. The print tab just opens the same page in a new window. Thanks

Red Star Yeast | Reply

Hi Lucinda – What browser are you using? You should see a printable page in the opened tab. Here is a direct link:

Maria | Reply

4 stars
These look awesome! can’t wait to make this.

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