Are There any Gluten-free Eggo Waffles? - Celiac Disease
Dec 1 2009

Are There any Gluten-free Eggo Waffles?

No. There are many frozen gluten-free waffles available but none are the Eggos brand. Since there is apparently a shortage of Eggo waffles in the country, some glutenoids might need to try a gluten-free waffle to get their frozen waffle fix. There was some flooding at the Eggo plant in the Atlanta area a few months back and the production was shut down – or so it was first reported. The fact is that the plant had closed prior to the flooding due to listeria being found at the facility. According to the CDC, this particular type of bacteria is harmless to most people. The Kellogg’s company expects to have everything back up and running in early Spring 2010.    

We’ve tried all the versions of gluten-free waffles we could find and prefer the Kinnikinnick brand of those we can buy from the store. The best waffles I’ve had to date are from a small 100% gluten-free bakery in FL called Island Gluten Free Bakery. They make the largest gluten-free waffle on the market but the only way to get them is to pick them up in Sarasota or order online. They are not currently available in stores.    

Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, most health food stores and many mainstream grocery stores stock gluten-free waffles in the freezer case. Some brands to look for are listed below.

  • Van’s – read label carefully as the company makes gluten containing waffles as well as gluten-free versions.
  • Kinnikinnick – made in dedicated gluten-free facility.
  • Trader Joe’s brand  
  • Lifestream – read label carefully as this line also makes gluten waffles.
  • Ian’s – read label carefully as this line also makes gluten waffles.

If you want to make your own waffles, there are two exceptional pancake and waffle mixes on the market. Pamela’s Pancake & Baking Mix contains almond flour which makes for a light and fluffy waffle. The mix from Gluten-Free Naturals contains soy flour, which I think mimics wheat flour very well. We only use the Gluten-Free Naturals mix for pancakes these days. You need to use a waffle iron that is not used for gluten waffles in order to ensure your gluten-free waffles remain so after cooking. Waffle irons are very difficult to clean thoroughly.   

Some gluten-free mix lines that offer a pancake/waffle mix are:

This is not a comprehensive list. Many independently owned bakeries sell their own gluten-free mixes, including some pancake/waffle mixes. If you favorite mix isn’t listed, please add it in the comments below.

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