Fluffy Gluten-Free Waffle Recipe! With Ice Cream & Tahini Hot Fudge For Dessert

By Amanda Paa – Updated April 23, 2021
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Waffles for dessert, with ice cream and hot fudge sauce

Today, I’m taking a hot minute to gush over this fluffy waffle recipe, topped with ice cream and tahini hot fudge

Leave it to a girls weekend, tucked away in a northern cabin, to take a chance on waffles for dessert — and later, vow to have them annually at our little escape from the real world. BECAUSE YUM. 

It all starts with fluffy waffles, gluten-free to boot, made with teff flour and yogurt for a soft, cakey texture. The teff has this delicious, malty flavor that smells just as good as it tastes. The scent reminds me of walking into an old fashioned ice cream shop! And the flavor is reminiscent of a waffle cone. 

Maybe that’s where the idea to make these into ice cream sundaes began?

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These waffles are super versatile, and just as good for breakfast with traditional maple syrup and butter. Or almond butter and jam, like these ones

But for an indulgent treat, Alanna and I turned them into dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, her genius Vegan Tahini Hot Fudge (she posted the recipe here!), and toasted hazelnuts for crunch. The chocolate sauce is warm and smooth, with hints of sesame. 

The steamy waffles and hot fudge melt the ice cream, vanilla milk spilling into each square. Dessert heaven. 

Gluten-Free Waffles with Tahini Chocolate Sauce and Ice Cream

A few notes for this recipe:

    1. You can freeze leftover waffles and reheat in the oven or toaster on busy mornings, or when a midnight dessert craving strikes. 
    2. Sarah brought this stovetop Belgian waffle maker, and it works great. Just make sure to spray the surfaces with some avocado or coconut oil before adding batter. 
    3. The batter will be thick, and that’s how it is supposed to be. Just use a spatula to lightly spread it out in the waffle maker before closing the top. 
    4. What ingredient makes these waffles extra fluffy? A small amount of cornstarch

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Fluffy Waffle Recipe -- gluten free waffle recipe, hot fudge photo

Gluten-Free Fluffy Waffle Recipe

A gluten-free, fluffy waffle recipe. Super versatile, even for dessert! Serve it with tahini hot fudge sauce.
4.67 from 9 votes
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :20 minutes
Total Time :30 minutes
Yield: 3 -4 waffles
Author: Amanda Paa



  • 1/2 cup teff flour
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • top with: ice cream
  • Tahini Hot Fudge
  • toasted hazelnuts


  • Whisk dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together wet ingredients, until smooth.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry, and stir until no flour streaks remain.
  • Let batter sit while heating your waffle iron.
  • When waffle iron is hot, add a heaping 1/2 cup batter and cook until edges are crispy. Do not overcook, or the waffles will be a bit dry.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and tahini hot fudge!

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June 5, 2019


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  1. Michael

    Hello! These look amazing. What waffle iron do you use?

  2. Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen

    I wish I could eat these for breakfast and dessert every day!! So delicious!

    • amandapaa

      just made them again this morning! :)