A joyous moment has occurred: we have figured out a recipe for grain-free waffles! I started with this recipe and tweaked it so that it wouldn’t stick in our waffle iron. Make no mistake that these waffles are a treat, but they are still Paleo as they contain no grain and are sweetened with just a bit of honey. Of course we went and topped them with loads of butter, real maple syrup, and fresh strawberries. Yum! I’m pretty sure this was one of the best mornings of Dylan’s life since we allowed him to watch two airplane videos on Netflix (we generally do zero screen time at our house) and he got to eat a waffle for the first time ever!
Paleo Almond Flour Waffles (makes 2.5 full-size Belgian waffles)
- 1 cup of blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
Preheat your waffle iron. Whisk together the dry ingredients and then add the wet ingredients in the order listed. Whisk thoroughly so that the batter is uniform. It’ll be a bit gritty since you’re working with almond flour, but should not contain any sizable lumps. I recommend greasing the waffle iron lightly with coconut oil or grapeseed oil (you want an oil that can handle high heat). We did not grease the iron for our first waffle and had serious issues with sticking even though our waffle iron has a nonstick coating; subsequent waffles released easily because we’d greased the iron. Adding more oil to the batter only seemed to make the resulting waffles heavier, I don’t think it helped with the sticking. So, grease your iron and pour your batter in. We used about 2/3-3/4 cup of batter per waffle but just use however much will fill your iron. You will need to whisk the batter before you fill the iron each time because the ingredients settle out really quickly. We set our iron on a light-medium setting and they got plenty browned. Almond flour will brown (and burn!) much more easily than wheat flour so keep that in mind. Top your waffles however you like and enjoy! If you have leftovers you can wrap in foil and seal in a freezer bag, they store well in the freezer and reheat well in the toaster oven.