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.
If you're in need of some sides to serve alongside these waffles, be sure to check out my almond butter baked oatmeal cups and this shakshuka recipe.
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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- ⅓ cup coconut oil melted and cooled to room temp
- 3 eggs room temperature
- ¾ cup almond milk
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 ½ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup tapioca flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 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.
Racheal Williams McQueen says
A good basic Paleo waffle recipe, I made it exactly as you instructed and they are quite tasty. It looks like a good recipe to use as a base to create various flavor variations with additional ingredients - definitely a great addition to my recipe collection, thanks!
I'm so glad you liked them!
Hilary Manion says
This recipe is great! I might try chopped pecans and maybe some ground flax just to give it some ‘heartyness’! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
Love that idea -- so glad you liked the recipe!
Delicious! I modified slightly to suit my needs and still delicious! Terrific recipe and still adaptable!
jack li says
your paleo waffle recipe is very tasty and delicious.its made our breakfast enjoyable.hats off. thank you.