Brown Rice Waffles

5 from 2 votes

Brown Rice Waffles

Course Breakfast, Whole Grains
Cuisine American
Keyword waffles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 Waffles
Calories 287 kcal


  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds OR cashews, almonds, etc.
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut (Can use 14 oz coconut milk, instead, and omit the water.)
  • 1 Tbsp flax seed
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch OR arrowroot powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp maple flavoring OR 1 t. vanilla, optional
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice warm or cold


  1. BLEND uncooked rice and all the ingredients, except the cooked rice, until very smooth.

  2. ADD cooked rice and blend well. It will be thick, so you may need to add a little more water and help it along with a spatula.

  3. LET it sit for 5 minutes for flax seeds to activate. Then add a bit more water to desired consistency.

  4. POUR into preheated, oil-sprayed waffle iron.
  5. COOK for 3-4 minutes on the highest heat, or until golden.

  6. SERVE immediately or cool on racks.

  7. REFRIGERATE or freeze for easy meals later on!

Recipe Notes

Some people ask me, why do you blend uncooked rice AND cooked rice in the same batch? Basically the raw rice, once blended, becomes the equivalent to flour in your recipe. You always use raw flour in waffles, right? Then the cooked rice is the thickener and adds body to the batter–just like oats do when you add them last. So don’t let the uncooked and the cooked rice confuse you!

I have a small round Cuisinart waffle iron. It cooks waffles so hot that they are done in 3 minutes! Sure makes waffles go a lot faster!

Also, if you have a large blender or Vitamix, you can double the recipe in one blender load.

If you’d rather do millet waffles, you will need to cut the water down a little, and make sure that you are using cold leftover millet or really thick millet. Millet doesn’t thicken as well as rice does, so the batter tends to be more runny. However, the end result is that millet waffles are even fluffier than the rice ones!

Nutrition Facts
Brown Rice Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 waffle)
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 243mg11%
Potassium 218mg6%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

4 thoughts on “Brown Rice Waffles

  1. For those of us who do the millet waffles which were very good, you need 1 1/2 cup of the millet flour total and I found 1 1/2 cup liquid (I used half and half aquafaba and water) to be sufficient. Thanks for a great recipe. Finally a light waffle that is GF!

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