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Acne Safe Waffle Recipe

Weekends are for sleeping in and eating breakfast as a family, right?! Wouldn’t some acne-safe waffles be great on a Saturday morning with your family?

There’s nothing quite like bonding over deliciously hot homemade waffles on a Saturday morning. For some, eating waffles is unfortunately off limits due to the high gluten or dairy content which can cause acne flare ups and full blown breakouts for clients with a sensitive or acne prone skin type. Fear not! Diet restrictions don’t have to keep you from enjoying your favorite breakfast ever again with our Acne Safe Waffle recipe. These waffles are light and fluffy and you’ll never guess that they’re free of dairy and eggs!

Doll Up Those Waffles

Waffles are fun because you can serve them with something savory or sweet. Let’s talk about how you might doll up your waffles for an amazing acne-safe treat.

How about adding some yummy semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter for a sweet treat?

There’s a great myth floating around the internet that chocolate is bad for acne. It’s actually not true as long as you stick with dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate. Milk chocolate is on our “do not eat” list because of the added milk.

These are a perfect weekend breakfast especially when topped with whipped rice milk or whipped coconut milk. And go ahead; put a scoop of non-dairy strawberry ice cream on top… you deserve it!

Acne Safe Waffle Recipe

Dry Ingredients:

½ Cup (80g) white rice flour or brown rice flour

½ Cup (45g) oat flour (or simply grind oats in your blender)

1/3 Cup (52g) potato starch or cornstarch

1 tbsp chia seeds ground (or flax seeds)

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

Wet Ingredients:

2/3 Cup (160 ml) light coconut milk

1 tbsp lime or lemon juice

2 tbsp maple syrup or agave syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

For two colored waffles:

2 tbsp maple syrup or agave syrup

1 tbsp plant-based milk (coconut, almond or oat)



  1. I recommend measuring the ingredients in grams on a kitchen scale.
  2. Combine the wet ingredients in a mug or small mixing bowl and set aside.
  3. Process the oats in an electric coffee grinder or blender. Blend until they turn into flour (or just use store-bought oat flour).
  4. Add all dry ingredients to bowl.
  5. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients and stir with a spoon or whisk until just combined (don’t over mix). The batter should form some bubbles because the baking soda will react with the lime/lemon juice.
  6. Heat your waffle machine (I use low to medium heat). Once it’s hot, lightly brush it with oil, spoon 2-3 tbsp batter (per waffle) in it, and cook for about 5 minutes (or as per the instructions of your waffle machine).
  7. For two-colored waffles split the batter into two parts. Add the remaining ingredients (cocoa or cacao powder, maple syrup, plant milk) to one-half of the batter and whisk. Spoon a light little batter into your heated waffle machine then some chocolate batter.
  8. Serve your waffles with maple syrup, a chocolate sauce or fruit and enjoy!

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