breakfast gluten-free pancakes/waffles/french toast vegan

Lemon Buckwheat Waffles

February 20, 2014

A part of me wants to talk about how I have writer’s block, but that’s boring.

A part of me wants to talk about my love of lemon, but that’s old news.

A part of me wants to talk about how I saw a man on the Subway eating a whole chicken with his hands, but that’s irrelevant.

lemon buckwheat waffles

A part of me wants to talk about how I’m kind of obsessed with these pictures, but that goes against my modest nature (ahem sarcasm)

A part of me wants to talk about how I attempted to photograph my latest oatmeal recipe before eating anything and the wicked witch of the west came out to play, but today we’re talking waffles.

A part of me wants to talk about how I wished you guys had voted for the oatmeal instead of the waffles in my Facebook and Twitter poll because I actually have something to write about the oatmeal, but you didn’t.

lemon buckwheat waffles 2A part of me wants to talk about the incredible coconut water I tried yesterday, but instead I’ll harass the company until they let me do a giveaway so you can get it fo free yoooo.

A part of me wants to talk about how I  would rather be watching The Real World right now, but….so shameful.

A part of me wants to talk about how awesome these Lemon Buckwheat Waffles are, but instead I talked about absolutely nothing.

Lemon Buckwheat Waffles {Gluten-Free & Vegan)

by The Healthy Maven

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Keywords: cook breakfast dairy-free gluten-free vegan lemon

Ingredients (yields: 4-5 waffles)

  • 2 chia eggs (2 T chia seeds mixed with 6 T warm water)
  • 2 cups buckwheat flour
  • 1/3 cup of coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 T maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • zest of one lemon
  • juice of one lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup of coconut flakes (optional)


1. Turn on waffle-iron and let heat up.

2. Make chia eggs and set aside.

3. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients.

4. Combine vanilla, maple syrup, applesauce, almond milk and lemon juice and zest. Stir in chia eggs.

5. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add pinch of salt. Waffle batter will be thick.

6. Spray waffle iron with non-stick spray or grease using melted coconut oil.

7. Add a 1/2 cup of batter to iron and follow waffle iron instructions to tell you when the waffle is done.

8.Top with mixings of choice.

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  • Reply
    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    February 20, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Part of me what’s to have a massive rant right now about something which correlates directly with our upcoming post….

    But I can chillax and calm my nerves over these waffles…so glad you posted this OVER oatmeal because I have the damn waffle maker here! Seeing as you’ve hyped up the lemon flavouring, I may aswell test it out too.

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    meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles
    February 20, 2014 at 6:31 am

    Please tell me you put your phone on silent and took a picture of the guy eating the chicken. Please say you did this (because I would have).

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    erin @ The Almond Eater
    February 20, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Before even reading this I was going to say that I love your photos! Always improving 🙂 These obvi look amazing and I for one am glad you posted the waffles because I don’t like oatmeal…… I’m weird I know. Also a man ate a whole chicken?? How disturbing. Or maybe it would’ve just made me hungry..

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    Cara's Healthy Cravings
    February 20, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Yum! I love the mix of buckwheat and coconut flour, I am sure these would go over quite well in my house!
    A part of me wants to tell you that I wish I could eat oatmeal three meals a day, but then I would feel bad for my husband 🙂

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      I feel ya Cara!!! I totally could too.

      We should grab the buckwheat pancakes from Sadie’s sometime!

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        Cara's Healthy Cravings
        February 27, 2014 at 9:48 am

        Fabulous idea! Delicious pancakes and a meetup = a great combination 🙂

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        December 18, 2017 at 10:50 am

        Davida, Where can I find the buckwheat pancakes recipe from Sadie?

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    Elise @
    February 20, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I totally agree with you , these pictures came out great! I have been on a huge chocolate chip waffle kick since we have been staying over at a hotel for work lately, but I bet these homemade waffles blow those out of the water

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    Tina Muir
    February 20, 2014 at 7:25 am

    A part of me wants to tell you that you should give us the oatmeal recipe soon! Another BIG part of me wants to tell you those waffles look great, and I need to find myself some buckwheat, and another BIG part of me wants to tell you that you are so awesome! Your posts are always so loveable! Your personality shines through! Keep it up!

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    Shashi @
    February 20, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Gorgeous photos Davida! Loving these waffles with the buckwheat/coconut and lemon flavoring! But you forgot something major – shipping me a couple of these – Get to it girrl! 🙂

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    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
    February 20, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Sometimes you just have to ramble off some contents of the mind! I mean, I found it pretty fascinating that a guy was eating a whole chicken with his hands on the subway.
    Also, I want these waffles!!! And yes, the photos are beautiful 🙂

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    Beth @ Running with the Sunrise
    February 20, 2014 at 8:32 am

    These look so amazing! I’m currently staying with my in-laws and my waffle maker is buried somewhere in the basement, but I’m totally trying this recipe once my hubby and I get our own place! They sound absolutely delicious and I think they’d be great with blueberries on top. 🙂

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    Kim @ BusyBod
    February 20, 2014 at 8:33 am

    These pictures… literally, I saw the preview pic in my bloglovin’ feed and I thought to myself “I need to remember to tell her in my comment how amazing her photography is,” I swear I’m not just saying that because you mentioned it (although I laughed when you did, great minds?). And I feel you on writer’s block lately. Oof.

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat
    February 20, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I love your photographs Davida! They always make me want to eat my computer monitor! 😉

    I have had no experience with buckwheat flour before. I always tend to use almond or coconut flour, but I’m thinking I should really branch out because these waffles look fabulous!

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    Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
    February 20, 2014 at 8:44 am

    a part of me wants to tell you that I had lemon pound cake on Monday and now I’m kind of understanding the lemon obsession thing. Not bad at all…

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    Alex @ Kenzie Life
    February 20, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Keep the lemon recipes coming! A part of me wants to tell you that yesterday was a rare crappy day for me, but I still think something magical is just around the corner 🙂

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    Ang @ Nutty for Life
    February 20, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Girl these pictures are so fab! I have to tell you that there’s this thing called the Dixie Stampede which is a dinner show and they give you food and no utensils so you have to eat it all with your hands and so I’ve eaten half a chicken with my hands. Me and the guy at Subway could be bffs.

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    February 20, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Part of me wants to tell you I am angry at myself for eating breakfast before reading… lol now I wish I made these!

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    Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body
    February 20, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I love lemon flavored edibles. This recipe is perfect because I have some chia seeds I need to use up!

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    February 20, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Hahahaha you’re soooo modest. Love it. And I love you because I consistently do my best to read your blog on my iPhone. The pictures are still beautiful on here as well. Glad you posted the waffles.

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 11:07 pm

      Mostly I’m happy to hear it’s working on your iphone because THM refuses to work on my phone or iPad….it’s been so frustrating!

  • Reply
    February 20, 2014 at 11:16 am

    Those photos are incredible!!! The boys like waffles – I really should make them more often. Breakfast tends to get the short stick here since on weekdays everyone gets up at different times and eats on their own. On the weekends Chris is usually the breakfast maker which works for me!!

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    February 20, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Every part of me wants to tell you I legit laughed out loud at the mental image of the man eating chicken. Every part of me wants to tell you this post was adorable, and EVERY part of me NEEDS these waffles. YUM.

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 11:13 pm

      A part of me wants to tell you that I think you’re awesome and I wish I could share my bodum with you!

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    February 20, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    I want to hear more about the guy eating the whole chicken. You can’t just dangle that in front of us and not elaborate. RUDE!

  • Reply
    February 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    A man eating a whole chicken!? What the what!?

    Your love for lemon is like my love for passionfruit & coconut (I think they go together personally).

    Your photos are always so amazing! I wish I was as good as you!

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl
    February 20, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I’m totally going to say hello these lemon waffles one morning soon. They look great and have to smell awesome.

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    Kristina @ Damn Ten Pounds
    February 20, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Part of me wants to know more about this man on the subway. Are Canadian subway cars magically germ free or did he have a tub of Purell handy before ripping into chicken with his hands? I’m both mystified and horrified.

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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food
    February 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    A part of me now wants a waffle maker. Another part of me also wants to hear more about the chicken-eating man on the subway. A part of me also wants to buy a camera so that I might have pretty photos of my food too.

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    Amanda @ .running with spoons.
    February 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Part of me wants to tell you that you made waffles look sexy. Like… the kind of breakfast you’d eat after a crazy wild night sexy. But part of me thinks I shouldn’t mention it because it just makes me sound like a weirdo. Oops.

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    February 20, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Oh lord…I just gagged a little about the story with the man and the chicken….BLEH! That’s just nasty. I don’t do meat on the bone…ESPECIALLY not on a flippin Subway!
    Anyway, these look amazing! Im a huge lemon lover too. The lemon and blueberry combo is one of my favorites!!

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    February 20, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    I love your pictures!

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    Nicole @ FruitnFitness
    February 20, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    These really do sound good, but I would like to hear about the guy eating the whole chicken with his hands. The writers block, I have been so tired at night and stressed with school and work that other than talking about stress I’m lost.

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    Jo @ LivingMintGreen
    February 20, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Um… the guy eating chicken with his bare hands is ALL I want to talk about. I hate your damn waffles now – WHERE IS THIS MAN. BRING HIM TO ME.

    Arman says you guys are road tripping to Alberta? Why didn’t you tell me? Why do you hate me?

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien
    February 20, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Lemons all day err’ day! They really never get old. Writer’s block has been the death of me lately. I think every post I write is abut nothing but then it some how turns into a weird, irrelevant smorgasbord that gets me to the recipe in some form or another. Whatever works, yo!

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    Katie @ 24 Carrot Life
    February 20, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Girl. Not only do I not have a waffle maker but I don’t have buckwheat flour and there’s no way I’m finding that here in Mexico. I’ll just have to wait until you cave and post the oatmeal recipe…cuz I know it’s going to happen!

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 11:21 pm

      posted it as soon as I could just cause I felt horrible you had nothing involved in this recipe! At least you have sun and warmth right?!

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    Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate
    February 20, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    So I adore lemon. And buckwheat. And I just got a hand me down waffle maker. These must be signs, no?

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    February 20, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    *raising hand* Um, I would very much like to hear more about the whole chicken-eating weirdo on the subway, please. On another note, I just found your blog and so far really like it. I will be perusing to try and find more healthy recipe ideas. Nice to meet ya!

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    February 20, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    OMG I’m cracking up right now… just because of what you texted me about this post. But I really want to make these, I’m just terrible at making waffles. I’ll just have to wait to come to Toronto so you can make Ang and I waffles for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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    February 20, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    You should brag about these pictures They’re incredible…so much so, you don’t even need to talk about the waffles. They sell themselves.

  • Reply
    Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    February 20, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    A part of me wants to tell you that I loved reading your rant about everything BUT waffles (which look very yummy BTW)!! 🙂

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      hahaha it’s kind of remarkable how I wrote an entire post about waffles and only mentioned waffles in the last line. I’m such a food blogger fail!

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    Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits
    February 21, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Hi Davida,
    Wow, you made me remember when I was little when my grandmother used to make buckwheat pancakes. I loved them but no one else in my family now does so I never make them. Maybe they’d go for the waffles?

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      I hope so!!! I actually had banana chocolate chip buckwheat pancakes the other day and they were fabulous! I bet your family would totally gobble them up! I didn’t notice the buckwheat at all with the banana and chocolate 🙂

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    February 21, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Ahhh writer’s block….the bane of a blogger’s existence. It happens! Your rambling was entertaining though 🙂 And these pictures ARE incredible! The fact that those pancakes are lemon makes it even better!

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    February 21, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    Haha love this post… Pshhh writers block whaaaa?! Taking raw healthy ingredients and making it something delectable is write up my alley girl!! First time on your blog! Love it 🙂 totally making this. Kinda obsessed with lemons here… 😀

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    Lee at Veggie Quest
    February 21, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Davida, these look INCREDIBLE. They’re on my must-try list, and I just pinned them! Found you on Hello Veggy’s Healthy Vegan Friday. Thanks for sharing!

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    February 22, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Even though you talked about nothing, this was one of my favourite posts yet!! You talked about so much while talking about nothing at all- AWESOME!

    So awesome, that I want to make these immediately, but alas, no waffle iron. I really must just bite the bullet on that one!

    • Reply
      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 11:33 pm

      Just buy a cheap one! they’re equally as good as the pricey ones 🙂

      It’s kind of amazing how I basically said nothing in this post. Blogger fail lol

  • Reply
    Heather @ Run Like a G!
    February 22, 2014 at 10:28 am

    A part of me wants to tell you that this post was awesome!

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    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats
    February 23, 2014 at 5:26 am

    No wonder you want to brag about the photos, they look absolutely amazing!

    I laughed at that random man in subway eating a whole chicken, what in the weird??

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    February 24, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Hi Davida! This is beyond odd….no wonder I couldn’t keep up with your posts 🙁 so sorry! For some reason, my feedly isn’t showing your recent posts and I just resolved it by adding the current feed/link again, it must have happened after you had a new site design. Yummmm, that’s some yummy looking waffles – I love a bit of tangy flavors from the waffles! I love the photos!

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 26, 2014 at 11:32 pm

      errrrrrr Feedly! I’ve emailed them a million times about this issue but they still haven’t sorted it out!

      But It’s always so nice to see your face around here 🙂

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    Consuelo - Honey & Figs
    February 25, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Oh well, a part of me wants waffles and is crying because she wants them now.
    Oh, kidding. “A part of me” is actually “my entire person”.

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    Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
    March 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Part of me wants to tell you that I love your FREAKIN FACE!! Another part of me wants to tell you that I don’t even like lemon, but I’m pretty sure you could talk me into one of these sugar dusted waffles. Part of me wants to know more about the chicken fingers man. Part of me wants to tell you that I’m sorry for getting so far behind in your posts. Part of me thinks you should know that I’m leaving you a good sized broccoli bomb right now instead of taking a nap. Part of me wants you to take pity on me and mail me cookies. 😉

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    February 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    I am allergic to coconuts so what can I replace coconut flour with that would be a better consistency.
    thank you

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      Davida @ The Healthy Maven
      February 12, 2017 at 1:41 pm

      Unfortunately it’s hard to find a perfect substitute for coconut flour. You could try almond meal, but I can’t promise they’ll turn out!

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    March 6, 2017 at 8:36 am

    When I look for a new recipe on a weekly basis I always read the comments it helps me pick a recipe . While your waffles look amazing it’s hard to really know from the viewers how good they are . Sometimes they give you some tips of replacing some ingredients with other things , but then I come across some websites that they just talk about girls stuff or ramble , here I am scrolling down and wanted to find comment about the recipes but can’t find one about it !! they don’t make the recipes and it’s not really helping me picking out your recipe over another one . Anyway I will make your waffles and post a real comment maybe it will help someone , i love to hear comments of different cooks it makes a huge difference for trying a new recipe . I am an avide cook always wanted to cook different recipes with healthy ingredients . Can’t wait to try this one an post my comment tomorrow ….thank you

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      August 25, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      Brigitte….same for me, I scroll looking for a comment or two from someone who actually made the recipe and commented. So – you posted in March…have you made these waffles yet?

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