Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Paleo Waffles

Paleo Waffles
(this recipe is a modification of a Pancake recipe from  

2 Large Eggs
1/4 C. Agave Nectar (I used 1 T. Raw Honey or Pure Maple Syrup)
1 T. Vanilla Extract
1/4 C. Water
1.5 C. Blanched Almond Flour
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 T. Arrowroot Powder
1/2 Apple (I used Gala), grated
1/4 C. Shredded, Unsweetened Coconut
Coconut Oil, for greasing
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, honey, vanilla, and water, until smooth.
  2. Add the almond flour, salt, baking soda, arrowroot powder, and cinnamon. Mix thoroughly, 
  3. Add apple and coconut. Mix to combine.
  4. Scoop or ladle (approximately 1/4 C.) into heated (and greased, if needed) waffle iron. Cook approxiamtely 1 minute*, or until golden brown.
  5. Serve with 1 T. warm maple syrup (use the real stuff).
*My waffles only took about 1 minute to cook through, so keep an eye on them.

These waffles are delicious!!! They will not produce that crispy outer crust that your normal, sugar-laden waffles provide, but they will offer a flavorful, soft, and satisfying breakfast option. Try these waffles (in moderation, of course), you will not be disappointed. 

Other ideas/suggestions (obviously there are many, but here are a few):
-Substitute 1/2 C. Ground Flaxseed for 1/2 C. of the Almond Flour, for an extra boost of Omega-3
-Omit the apples and add 1/4 C. Frozen Blueberries and 1/4 tsp. Ground Ginger
-Omit the apples and add 1 Diced Banana and 1/4 tsp. of ground nutmeg


Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...


jencereghino said...

Yes. Do it! I'm making a savory version this weekend so...

This batter is SO easy...it was actually the result of having only two eggs in the fridge (together we usually eat 6 or 7).

Carina said...

I tried this recipe right as our family was going Paleo in an effort at appeasement. While they liked the flavor, they fussed about the texture so I experimented with some changes and ended up with this (makes 4.5 7" round waffles):

4 eggs plus 2 egg whites (separate and beat the whites to foamy peaks w/ a pinch of sea salt)
2 T vanilla
1/2 cup So Delicious unsweeted coconut milk
1.5 cup Nut flour (your choice almond, pecan, flaxseed or all combined)
3 T Coconut flour
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch fresh ground nutmeg
Instead of shredded apple and coconut, I used 2/3 cup organic apple sauce.
I mixed all the wet ingredients, save the egg whites, with the dry ingredients. I then folded the mixture into the egg whites trying to preserve as much volume as possible. After cooking, the result was a very airy and light waffle. They still are softer than regular waffles but the edges crisp in the toaster when reheating.
Each waffle is: 350 cal, 16g protein, 18.5g carbs, 25g fat

jencereghino said...

Thanks for checking out my blog and sampling this recipe. I will definitely try your version when I get home!

I hope the Paleo adventure is going well for you! I'm spreading the word, during my visit with girlfriends, in SF. They think I'm a little wacky, but I think results speak for themselves and have them considering the omission of sugar and grains, at least...it's a start. :)

Andrea said...

I'd like some, please.

Dr. Momma Laelle said...

Just eating these for breakfast now! Love how moist they are. Not missing the crispy crust at all :-) . Thanks!

Krista said...

made these this morning for my little waffle monster, he loved them!

Kitty said...

Downloaded and printed out this recipe probably a year ago but didn't try it till this past Sunday. I must say, this is awesome! The batter was exactly the right consistency for my belgian waffler; I was in heaven. My son and I made a feast of them!

Anonymous said...

I tried your recipe this morning and it turned out great. The waffles were delicious and fluffy, but very filling. I was worried about the batter sticking to my waffle maker but it didn't (maybe because it had a little grease from a previous use). Definitely a make again. Thanks!

Roger Stones said...

I used Carina's modified recipe and loved it! I found a need to add quite a bit more almond milk for softer batter- & with some fruit and maple syrup, these are quite like the real thing!

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