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Say hello the easiest breakfast recipe! These Paleo Waffles are made with almond flour and are light, fluffy and the perfect gluten free weekend breakfast.
If you love my almond flour pancakes, then you must try this semi-similar and equally delicious paleo waffles.
As you may know, I've always been an "eggs-for-breakfast" kinda gal. But, often times on the weekend, I like to make something different. Enter: gluten free waffles made with almond flour. They're light, yet slightly crispy on the outside and SO easy to prepare.
Almond flour - Make sure to use almond flour, not almond meal
Tapioca flour - This is going to help bind the waffles together, so don't omit it! If you need a substitute, you can try using arrowroot or cornstarch (though cornstarch isn't Paleo)
Eggs - Can probably sub flax eggs (3 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 7 tablespoon water), though I haven't tested it myself. According to Paleo Grubs, if you're following a strict paleo diet, you may want to omit flaxseeds, but they do have plenty of health benefits.
Coconut oil - Coconut oil tends to be my oil of choice in any kind of "sweets" recipe; but, you could sub avocado oil if you prefer.
Almond milk - or sub light coconut milk
Step 1: Melt coconut oil. The first step is to melt the coconut oil and then let it come to room temperature.
Step 2: Whisk wet ingredients. Next, whisk the eggs, almond milk and maple syrup together. Then, whisk in the cooled (room temperature) coconut oil.
Step 3: Add dry ingredients. To that same bowl, add the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, and salt and whisk, being careful not to over-mix the batter.
Step 4: Use a 1 cup measuring cup to scoop the batter into your waffle iron, then close it and wait for it to alert you that your waffles are done!
The nice thing about homemade waffles is that your waffle iron does most of the work for you!
FAQs and tips
- I love getting my almond flour from Costco -- you get a giant bag of it for $13 and it lasts a lot longer than the smaller bags at a traditional grocery store.
- Make sure you let the coconut oil come to room temperature before you add it in with the other wet ingredients; otherwise, it'll solidify when it mixes with the cold eggs and/or milk
How should I grease my waffle iron?
Make sure to use avocado oil spray to grease your waffle iron. It's has a high smoke point, it's Paleo-friendly and it will help prevent the waffles from sticking.
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- Melt coconut oil and set aside; allow it to come to room temperature.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk and syrup together; then, add in the coconut oil.
- To that same bold, gently whisk the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, and salt together, being careful not to over-mix. The batter should be fairly runny.
- Heat your waffle iron, then pour the batter into it and let your waffle iron do the work! Once the "ready" button comes on, use kitchen tongs to carefully remove the waffle and place it directly onto a cooling rack for a few minutes before eating.
- Serve waffles with fresh fruit and additional maple syrup.