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Paleo Waffles – Gluten Free

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I’m not really a fan of single-use kitchen appliances and gadgets, like a belgian waffle maker, but the more I cook, the more I acquire, and it hurts me a little every time I do it. Then I have a need to use these single-use tools and they make my life boat loads easier and then I forget why I don’t like them. But it did take me an awfully long time to break down and get the waffle iron for some perfect paleo wafflers. I mostly just didn’t want another bulky appliance to have to plug in and store, like a toaster.

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So after much research, I found a stovetop waffle iron that I fell in love with, with a great serving size. It’s just so perfect because there are minimal moving parts and it’s slim so it’s easy to store in a small amount of space. You can actually submerge the whole thing in water to clean it, no electrical parts!

Paleo Waffles Recipe

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Grain-Free Waffles

I had tried a few different paleo/gluten-free waffle recipes, without all-purpose flour but none of them had that “crunch” that I wanted so I decided to mess around with my own recipe and found that the addition of tapioca flour was the magic ingredient to get that crispy exterior.

These paleo waffles are the closest you’ll get using gluten-free ingredients.

Paleo Waffles

Waffles are usually considered a sweet breakfast food, but one of our absolute favorite ways to eat these waffles is with Sloppy Joe’s. I mean, Sloppy Joe’s are fine on their own sans bread, but given the choice between a pile of meat and a pile of meat on a waffle, I think we all know what you should choose.

And when you make these waffles, you should definitely make at least a double batch and freeze the extras to have them on hand, with some cream when the craving strikes.

Paleo Waffles | Our Paleo Life
Paleo Waffles | Our Paleo Life

Paleo Waffles

Yield: 8 waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cup Almond Flour
  • ¼ cup Tapioca Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder, corn-free, see notes
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Eggs, divided
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Grass-Fed Butter or Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1-1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Topping Suggestions

  • Sliced Bananas
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Honey-Sweetened Jam
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Raw Honey
  • Coconut Milk Whipped Cream
  • Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
  • Almond Butter

Instructions

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in the mixing bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. If you don't have a food processor, a blender should do the trick.
  2. Whether by hand, hand mixer, or stand mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add the remaining wet ingredients (egg yolks, almond milk, butter/coconut oil, and vanillto the dry ingredients and pulse until evenly combined. You should have a slightly thick but smooth batter.
  4. Fold in the egg whites until just combined, making sure not to deflate them.
  5. Heat your waffle iron according to the iron instructions (get it to a medium heat). Lightly brush a light olive oil or melted coconut oil on the waffle iron.
  6. Fill the waffle iron with the batter according to the iron instructions. Don't overfill.
  7. Cook until steam stops rising and you can easily open the waffle iron. Time may vary depending on what type of iron you're using.
  8. Repeat until all the batter is gone. I can make 8 waffles with my iron.
  9. Gently remove the waffles and serve hot with your favorite toppings.

Notes

  • If a corn-free baking powder isn't available, substitute 1 tsp baking soda and 2 tsp cream of tartar.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 waffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 123mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g
Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar-free waffles with a wonderful crunchy outside, the perfect container for all sorts of delicious toppings.

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Deanna Beech

Sunday 27th of January 2019

These were great! I agree that they don't make 8, so next time I'll make a double batch.

Thanks :)

Kylie

Friday 9th of February 2018

We’ve just used our waffle iron for the first time, using this recipe. I followed it exactly, and it made some perfectly delicious waffles. My kids love them and I do too - they’re pretty well how I remember ‘real’ waffles tasting. Thanks :)

Hallie

Friday 3rd of November 2017

the waffles were good, but I reduced the baking soda by half. also, I have no idea how you got eight waffles out of this, unless you are considering the one large waffle as four by dividing it up on the waffle iron lines

Suzie

Wednesday 13th of September 2017

Is it really 1 TBS of baking soda? Ours are very bitter. Trying to figure out why. 1TBS seems like a lot for the ingredients.

Nicole

Monday 20th of March 2017

I greased my nonstick waffle maker, yet these stuck to it like nothing I've seen before. A complete fail. I followed the recipe as written, no substitutions. I was able to make pancakes with the batter that wasn't stuck on my waffle iron. They did taste very good. But this was still my most disappointing Pinterest fail, my waffle maker took ages to clean. :(

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