The Best Baked ‘Cheese’ Waffles (Gluten free, Vegan)

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 25 minutes
Yield: serves 1Categories: Breakfast, Soups/Sides
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These baked cheese waffles are so delicious and really easy to make. It never really occurred to me to make savoury waffles until I had them in Prague and experienced how good they are first hand! These waffles have a cheesy flavour due to the nutritional yeast in them and act as a perfect base for an array of different savoury toppings making this a really versatile recipe!

For this recipe you will need a silicone waffle mould which are relatively inexpensive if you buy them online. I actually based this recipe on my baked blueberry waffles so you may notice the basic batter recipe is the same. I just removed the sugar and blueberries and substituted them for nutritional yeast, paprika and herbs to give it a lovely savoury twist.

I have noted the bake time for my baked cheese waffles to be 18 minutes but allow up to 20 as ovens do vary. You will need to let them cool slightly before removing from the mould once cooked so they don’t collapse.

I really like these baked cheese waffles for breakfast or brunch but you could also make them for dinner if desired. They are lovely topped with avocado, spinach and mushrooms or you could even add them to a fry up in place of toast or hash browns. For more savoury breakfast ideas why not try my easy sweetcorn fritter or courgette fritter recipes.

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  • 50g 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp gluten free plain flour
  • 60ml 3 tbsp + 2 tsp soya milk
  • 25ml 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp mixed herbs
  • pinch of black pepper
  • pinch of sea salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl or jug and combine until a thick batter forms
  2. Spoon the mixture out evenly into your silicone waffle mould
  3. Bake in a preheated oven for 18 - 20 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius


  1. Mel

    I made these today as mini waffles, next time I would add more nutritional yeast for a bit more flavour but otherwise these were my first success cooking gluten and dairy free.

    • Natasha Gelder

      Hey Mel! I’m glad they were a success! Always feel free to adapt seasoning in my recipes to suit your personal preferences – you could even try a mixture of the nutritional yeast and a dairy free parmesan style cheese to make them really ‘cheesy’ next time!


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