Saturday, June 30, 2012

Delicious Grain Free/"Paleo" Waffles

This was originally my pancake recipe but we've been using it to make wonderful waffles for a while now.  It makes waffles that are nice and crunchy on the outside, yet fluffy on the inside.  And the taste is out of this world topped with some fresh whipping cream (or whipped coconut milk), maple syrup and berries.




Delicious Grain Free/"Paleo" Waffles

2 cups almond meal (I use my own homemade almond meal/flour)
4 eggs
1/2 cup sparkling water ( I like to use one with Orange essence), you may use regular water  but  the sparkling water is what helps make them fluffier.
4 TBSP oil of your choice (if you use coconut oil, be sure to melt it first)
1-2 TBSP  maple syrup 
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda


Preheat your waffle iron.  In a medium mixing bowl combine all of the dry ingredients and mix well.  Then add the all the remaining wet ingredients and mix to combine.   Next using a hand mixer beat the batter ingredients for 1 minute, this will help make a fluffier batter and better waffles.   Lightly grease your waffle iron and place about 3/4 cup of batter (or the amount per the directions for your particular model of waffle iron).  I cook my waffles for 5 minutes and they turn out perfect every time, but you will need to experiment with your waffle iron to find the amount of time that works best for yours.  Remove from waffle iron and serve with your desired garnishes.

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14 comments:

  1. Made these this morning, they are very good! In my waffle maker (the Cuisinart with four square waffles) they came out a little too thick with a half cup of batter each, so next time I will try even less. Best grain-free waffles we've tried so far!

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  2. Thank you Meredith, I must have a large waffle maker! LOL! Glad to hear you enjoyed them though and hopefully your comment will help someone else who may be having the same problem as far as the amount of batter.

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  3. Made these this morning for the family and they were delicious! These will definitely go into our arsenal of grain free breakfast alternatives. It's so hard to find grain free breakfast options for the kiddos! Thanks!

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  4. Excellent recipe! They are so light and fluffy. My kids devoured them. Thanks for this recipe!

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  5. How many 4-section waffles does this make?

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  6. You are welcome s. Wells and Nathan, I love hearing that others are enjoying them also! Thanks for commenting!

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  7. Joel, I'm so sorry but I really don't have a good answer for you on that one. I've found that the sizes of waffle makers can really vary, thus making it hard to predict just how many it will make for you. I have a large waffle maker apparently, because it takes quite a bit of batter to make a full four square waffle, so I think I might get less than someone else might.

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  8. These are awesome! Thanks for sharing

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  9. Have tried several recipes to replace the cheap frozen waffles we used to get...and OMG, these are amazing!!!! Thanks for helping me make the transition to paleo easier for my kids!

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  10. You are welcome Teresa! This is what me daughter just requested this morning for her birthday breakfast! So thankful it's helping someone with the transition! Yay, that is such great news, thanks for sharing and good luck with the transition.

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  11. Thunder92, Thank you, you are welcome!

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  12. They are great! I just made some this morning with sauteed apples in coconut oil on top! AMAZING! Thanks so much. It makes about 3 to 4 waffles.

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  13. I just made these using Diet Sprite (because I already had it). Excellent! This recipe is definitely a keeper.

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