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Maple-Pecan Chocolate Chip Waffle Cookie Recipe {Gluten-Free}

This recipe is gluten-free and packed with delicious, sweet flavors. These crispy cookies are a treat that everyone will want you to make again and again.

Makes about 2 dozen

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword desserts for breakfast, gluten-free cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 258 kcal


  • 1 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup gluten-free oat flour, finely ground (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans, finely ground (see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free AP flour, gluten-free oat flour, buckwheat flour, ground pecans, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, syrup, egg and vanilla, and mix until smooth.
  4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and gradually incorporate the wet ingredients. Mix only until you have a smooth, even blend, with no dry spots. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  5. Once your waffle iron is preheated (most have a light that goes off when it's ready), use some of the extra butter to grease the iron where you'll drop the batter. Use a tablespoon to drop about 1 tablespoon of batter onto the hot iron. I use a 1 1/4-inch cookie scoop for this and it's perfect. I can fit two on each side of my waffle iron, you might be able to fit more or less. The cookies will spread a lot, but if the edges meet, they should easily separate. Close the lid and open when your waffle maker indicates they're ready (again, usually a light goes off).
  6. When they're done, open the lid and let them sit for about 30 seconds, and then use a rounded knife or small wooden spatula to very gently lift them off of the iron. (A non-stick waffle iron is the best for this recipe.)

  7. As you remove the cookies, place them on a baking rack to cool them completely.

Recipe Notes

You can get oat flour here -- or -- you can make it by adding your oats to a food processor fitted with the blade attachment, and simply blending until it's a fine powder.

You can use a food processor or a spice grinder to to grind the pecans -- they should be as finely ground as possible.