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Cinnamon & Vanilla Quinoa Waffles with Smashed Blackberry Sauce

A fantastic thing thing about these Cinnamon and Vanilla Quinoa Waffles with Smashed Blackberry Sauce is they are gluten-free, for those with gluten allergy or intolerance! They can also be kept completely dairy-free with the use of a plant based protein powder such as hemp, rice, or soy.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Quinoa
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 waffles
Calories 67kcal
Author Wendy Polisi


  • 1 heaping tablespoon Quinoa Flour
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Vanilla Protein Powder I used North Coast Naturals Whey Isolate, you can substitute a vanilla soy, hemp, or rice protein powder for dairy-free
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Flaxseed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 egg white or 2 tablespoons liquid egg whites
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 packet stevia I use Krisda brand, can substitute with ½ tablespoon pure maple syrup, honey, or agave nectar


  • In a bowl combine the quinoa flour, protein powder, coconut flour, ground flaxseed, cinnamon, and baking powder. Mix well so all ingredients are incorporated and there are no clumps.
  • Add in the almond milk and egg white and stir to combine.
  • Add in the applesauce and vanilla extract and stir again to combine. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes while your waffle iron (or pan) heats.
  • Once heated, add the batter to the waffle iron (if making pancakes, use a non-stick or lightly greased pan over medium heat, and add in small batches of the batter, allow 1-2 minutes to cook before flipping, these take a little longer to cook than the average pancake!)
  • Cook for about 4 minutes until waffle iron light signals the waffles are done.
  • While the waffles are cooking, add the blackberries to a small bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, mash with a fork and stir in the stevia, or other sweetener.
  • Pour over the cooked waffles (or pancakes) and enjoy!


Per 2 Waffles: 195 calories, 18g carbohydrates, 6g fats, 16g protein, 10g fiber, 6g sugar


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 0.3mg