Tapioca Flour Waffles

tapioca flour waffles

Waffles are a breakfast staple, but did you know that you can make them with tapioca flour? Tapioca flour is a gluten-free starch that is made from the cassava root. It is a popular ingredient in many Asian and Latin American cuisines, and it is also gaining popularity in the United States as a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour.

Tapioca flour waffles are just as delicious and fluffy as traditional waffles, but they are also healthier. Tapioca flour is low in calories and fat, and it is a good source of fiber. It is also a good source of resistant starch, which is a type of starch that is not digested in the small intestine. Resistant starch has been shown to have many health benefits, including improving gut health, reducing blood sugar levels, and promoting weight loss.

If you are looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast option, tapioca flour waffles are a great choice. They are easy to make and can be customized with your favorite toppings.

Waffles are a classic breakfast food that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. They are typically made with wheat flour, but this can be a problem for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease. Tapioca flour is a gluten-free alternative to wheat flour that can be used to make delicious and fluffy waffles.

Tapioca Flour Waffles

How to make Tapioca Flour Waffles

Tapioca flour waffles are fluffy and have a unique flavor. I often add a spice or a blend of spices, but I find them best with just a dash of freshly grated nutmeg.

To make tapioca flour waffles, you will need a waffle maker. I find it easier to spray the griddle section of the waffle maker with a non-stick spray instead of brushing it with regular oil because it delivers less oil and has a lighter texture. This makes the waffles fluffier and easier to coat.

Tapioca Flour: Tapioca flour is a starch extracted from the cassava root. It is a white powder that has a neutral flavor and texture. Tapioca flour is a good source of carbohydrates and fiber, and it is also low in calories. Some of the health benefits, include: improved gut health, reduced blood sugar levels, promoted weight loss, reduced inflammation and improve cholesterol levels

Nutmeg: Nutmeg is a spice that is made from the dried seeds of the nutmeg tree. It has a warm, nutty flavor and is often used in baking and desserts. Nutmeg is also a good source of antioxidants.

Baking powder: Baking powder is a leavening agent that is used to make baked goods rise. It is made from a combination of baking soda, an acidic ingredient, and a cornstarch. When baking powder is mixed with liquid, it produces carbon dioxide gas, which causes the baked goods to rise.

Eggs: Eggs are a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. They are also used in baking to bind ingredients, add moisture, and provide structure. In this recipe, the eggs are separated so that the egg whites can be whipped to create a light and fluffy texture for the waffles.

Milk: Milk is a good source of protein, calcium, and vitamin D. It is also used in baking to add moisture and flavor. In this recipe, the milk should be at room temperature so that it will mix evenly with the other ingredients.

To make tapioca flour waffles, combine the tapioca flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and oil. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix, or the waffles will be tough.

Pour the batter onto a greased waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve the waffles with your favorite toppings, such as maple syrup, fruit, or whipped cream.

How to use tapioca flour:

Tapioca flour can be used in a variety of recipes, including baked goods, sauces, and gravies. It can also be used to make tapioca pearls, which are used in tapioca pudding and other desserts.

Here are some tips for using tapioca flour:

  • Tapioca flour is a very absorbent starch, so you will need to use less than wheat flour.
  • Tapioca flour does not contain gluten, so it will not produce the same chewy texture as wheat flour. However, you can add a small amount of xanthan gum to tapioca flour recipes to improve the texture.
  • Tapioca flour thickens quickly, so it is important to add it to recipes gradually.


Tapioca flour can be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.

tapioca flour waffles
tapioca flour waffles

Notes and Tips

  • Use fresh tapioca flour. Tapioca flour can go stale quickly, so it is important to use fresh flour for the best results.
  • Do not overmix the batter. Overmixing the batter will make the waffles tough.
  • Grease the waffle iron well. This will help to prevent the waffles from sticking.
  • Cook the waffles until they are golden brown and cooked through.

Here are some topping ideas for tapioca flour waffles:

  • Maple syrup
  • Fresh fruit, such as blueberries, strawberries, or bananas
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • Apple Sauce
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Peanut butter
  • Nutella
  • Nuts, such as walnuts, almonds, or pecans

Tapioca flour waffles are a delicious and gluten-free breakfast option that everyone can enjoy. They are easy to make and can be customized with your favorite toppings.


Tapioca Flour Waffles

Tapioca Flour Waffles, light, fluffy and delicious.
4.56 from 9 votes


  • 2 cups of tapioca flour
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 1 cup milk at room temperature


  • In a standup mixer fitted with the whipped paddle, on high speed, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. While the egg whites are whipping, in another bowl, lightly beat egg yolks. Add milk and slowly add the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Fold stiff peaks egg whites into batter.
  • Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.
  • Serve with your favorite fruits or syrup.


Milk and eggs must be in room temperature.
Lactose free milk will make the waffles a bit crispier than regular milk.


Serving: 1grams

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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    1. Hi Maggie, thanks for reaching out to us. Take a look at this article: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/egg-substitutes
      I have tried most of the substitution with other baked goods. I prefer using yogurt, mashed bananas and tofu as substitutions. You may want to try yogurt or mashed bananas. Just remember that the waffles may not be as fluffy as you would like them to be. Let us know how the waffles came out. And again, thanks for reaching out.

  1. I wonder if there is a trick to making them a little less gummy? I like the recipe but my waffles are quite on the gummy side

    1. Hi Tessa! Thanks for your comment. Did you over fold the mixture? The mixture should be gently folded until combined. And also did you beat the egg whites until stiff peaks are formed.

  2. This looks amazing Gemma, loved the fact you used tapioca flour. It’s my go to flour right now for many recipes. Unfortunately I don’t have a waffle maker. Perhaps I can make some pancakes using your recipe instead?

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