Oat and Buckwheat Waffles with Rhubarb Compote

Naturally gluten-free with a light and moist crumb and wonderful flavor, these Oat and Buckwheat Waffles are then served with a homemade rhubarb compote and dollop of vanilla cream, making this a thoroughly heavenly dish you can enjoy for breakfast or brunch!

oat and buckwheat waffles recipe gluten free rhubarb compote vanilla cream

Ready for some waffles that not only taste incredible but are actually good for you, too?  These are some of our favorite go-to waffles served with a variety of syrups, and paired with this Rhubarb Compote and Vanilla Cream they are simply amazing!  Made with oat and buckwheat flour, these waffles have a great flavor, texture and are highly nutritious!

Let’s start with the Oats:

grinding whole oats

Oats have such a terrific flavor, it’s no wonder they’re a breakfast staple.  You’ll love the subtle oatmeal-like flavor of these waffles.  Oats have a specific type of fiber known as which has been shown to have a lot of benefits.

Next we have Buckwheat:

grinding whole buckwheat

Most people think of buckwheat as a type of grain cereal but it isn’t a grain at all.  It’s actually a fruit seed and is in the same family as rhubarb and sorrel (so it’s perfect that we’re pairing it with a rhubarb compote).  It has a wonderfully sweet, nut-like flavor.  Buckwheat is high in fiber which comes with a whole host of health benefits.  Buckwheat has a rich supply of flavanoids, particularly rutin which extends the action of vitamin C.  Buckwheat is also a great source of several essential vitamins like manganese, magnesium and copper.

So what better way to start your morning or to enjoy an afternoon snack than to sit down to these Oat and Buckwheat Waffles?

Instead of drenching it with the usual high-sugar syrup, we’ve got a delicious rhubarb compote that’s topped with vanilla-infused whipped cream.  It’s a lighter, healthier, but thoroughly delicious breakfast option.  But they’re not just for breakfast – enjoy them as a dessert snack any time of day!

And if you happen to eat gluten-free, these waffles are naturally GF.  And you’d never guess it!

oat and buckwheat waffles recipe gluten free rhubarb compote vanilla cream

These waffles call for oat and buckwheat flour.  You can find oat and buckwheat flour in any health food store and in some well-stocked grocery stores.  You can also purchase them online HERE and HERE.

Rhubarb Compote Recipe

If you can’t find rhubarb or it’s not in season when you find this recipe, use any fruit of your choice and just following the directions as written.  Some great alternatives are strawberries, apricots, plums and apples.

It’s super simple, you just add the diced fruit to a medium saucepan with the cane sugar and a tablespoon or so of water (if you’re using a fruit with lower liquid content omit the water).  Bring it to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and let it simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes or until the fruit is soft and the mixture has thickened up.  Depending on the water content of the particular fruit you may need to simmer it longer.  It thickens up nicely and has the consistency of fruit preserves.

This can be made in advance and refrigerated for several days.

rhubarb compote recipe

Vanilla Cream Recipe

Place the chilled whipping cream and sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl and beat on high until it begins to thicken. Add the vanilla paste and continue to beat until it forms stiff peaks.

This too can be made up to a day in advance.  Store it in the fridge covered with plastic wrap.  If the liquid separates from the cream just beat it again.

vanilla cream recipe

Oat and Buckwheat Waffles Recipe

Preheat your waffle iron.

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl.  Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, honey, vanilla paste, butter and coconut oil until combined. Work quickly to prevent the coconut oil from solidifying.

adding dry and wet ingredients to separate bowls

Whisk in the buttermilk.

adding buttermilk to wet mixture

Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture in two batches, whisking just until combined (do not over-mix). Let the batter sit for 10 minutes.

Prepare your waffle iron.  I’m using my Cuisinart Vertical Belgian Mini Waffle Maker

oat and buckwheat waffles recipe gluten free

To maintain their outer crispiness, serve immediately. (While the remaining waffles are being cooked you can keep the finished ones, single layer, in the oven at 200 degrees F.)


For optimal texture, serve the waffles immediately.  Serve them either whole or cut into segments.

Spoon some of the rhubarb compote over the waffles.


Then spoon some some vanilla cream over the rhubarb compote.


If you like, garnish with a fresh mint leaf for a splash of color.

NOTE:  Feel free to omit the rhubarb compote and cream and serve with maple syrup, blackberry syrup, or any other syrup of your choice.



oat and buckwheat waffles recipe gluten free rhubarb compote vanilla cream

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Originally published on The Daring Gourmet April 11, 2016

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