Gluten-Free Frozen Waffles

Plain, Flavored, Fortified and Even Mini Waffles

A celiac disease  or non-celiac gluten sensitivity diagnosis doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite convenience foods – like frozen waffles. Gluten-free food manufacturers have stepped up to provide many gluten-free frozen waffle options – almost as many, it seems to me, as are available in the conventional frozen waffle section.

You can enjoy apple cinnamon waffles or waffles fortified with omega-3 fatty acids, or choose traditional favorites like plain or blueberry waffles. If you’re a parent looking for kid-friendly gluten-free foods, mini-waffles might do the trick.

Here are the main gluten-free frozen waffle brands on the market:

Kellogg's Eggo

Eggo gluten-free frozen waffles
Courtesy of Kellogg's

Kellogg's offers one type of frozen gluten-free waffle: cinnamon flavor. Be aware that these waffles contain oats (here's more on that: I'm Gluten-Free. Should I Eat Oats?).

The waffles also are fortified with multiple vitamins and minerals, including calcium and iron. They are not produced in a dedicated gluten-free facility.

Kinnikinnick Foods

Kinnikinnick Waffles
Kinnikinnick Waffles. Copyright © Kinnikinnick Foods

Dedicated Canadian gluten-free manufacturer Kinnikinnick Foods makes two varieties of frozen waffles: original and cinnamon/brown sugar. Both contain eggs and corn, but are free of other major allergens, including dairy, soy and yeast.

Kinnikinnick waffles are available in a variety of grocery stores and health food stores throughout the U.S. and Canada.All Kinnikinnick products are made in a gluten-free facility that's also free of oats.

Nature’s Path

Nature's Path Waffles
Nature's Path Waffles. Copyright © Nature's Path

Nature’s Path Organic, which specializes in health food, stresses products filled with nutrients, and the company’s gluten-free frozen waffles are no exception.

Nature’s Path markets four different gluten-free waffle flavors: Buckwheat Wildberry, Chia Plus, Pumpkin Spice, and Homestyle. Nature’s Path frozen waffles are available nationwide at retailers such as Wegman’s, The Fresh Market and Whole Foods.

They are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO), which requires products to contain less than 10 parts per million of gluten.

Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's Waffles
Trader Joe's Waffles. Copyright © Trader Joe's

For those of us lucky enough to have a Trader Joe’s nearby, the quirky market chain offers two different types of frozen gluten-free waffles: plain and banana.

The waffles aren’t always in stock, so it might be best to buy in bulk when you find them, especially if this is your frozen waffle-of-choice.

Van’s Natural Foods

Van's Mini Waffles
Van's Mini Waffles. Copyright © Van's Natural Foods

Van’s Natural Foods makes six varieties of gluten-free waffles: plain, apple-cinnamon, blueberry, flax, buckwheat and minis. All are dairy- and egg-free and made with whole gluten-free grains.

Van’s waffles tend to be widely distributed and are available in many, if not most, areas of the country – even supermarkets with limited gluten-free sections often carry one or two varieties.

Van's gluten-free waffles are certified gluten-free by the GFCO.

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