Grain-Free Waffles

While I’m gathering my thoughts on grocery shopping with kids and pantry stocking for a diet like GAPS (or Paleo or SCD or Primal or Primal…), I would like to post our great waffle recipe.  We eat leftovers for snacks later in the day with almond butter and jam.  I also freeze some for a subsequent FAST breakfast.  You can toast them like you do Eggos and eat them in the mini-van on the way to school!  (If you do this, maybe add a little more honey, vanilla, and some cinnamon to add flavor since you won’t be adding any syrup on them.)


Ingredients for 6 waffles:

5 eggs
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoonful vanilla extract
2/3 cup water
2 cups blanched almond flour
1/2 teaspoonful sea salt
1 teaspoonful baking soda
3 tablespoonsful coconut flour
Olive oil to oil waffle iron

1.  In a medium-sized mixing bowl, put all ingredients together.
2.  With a handheld electric mixer, mix until smooth and combined well.  About 1 minute.  The batter looks like the consistency shown in a photo below at the end of the post.
3.  Oil the waffle iron well.  I use olive oil generously, but not enough to “stand” in the wells of the waffle iron.  I use a brush that we use for brushing on marinades when grilling to get down into wells.
4.  Ladle the batter onto the waffle iron.  I use about 1/2 cup for each waffle, more or less, but I use a 1/4 measuring cup to put the batter onto the waffle iron in 2-3 different locations on the iron.  Then I “smoosh” the batter around a bit to “connect” the dots.
5.  Close iron and allow to cook until waffle iron light goes off.  I get mine out with silicone-lined tongs, a silicone spatula, or a fork.
6.  Serve with your choice of syrup.  We do use maple syrup, despite the fact it’s “illegal” on GAPS/SCD, but only because my dad makes and sells maple syrup.  It’s free to me!  Using warmed honey diluted with a little warm water to thin it and a bit of mashed strawberries would be nice, too.

The cosistency of the waffle batter.

The consistency of the waffle batter.

How I get the waffle iron well-greased.

How I get the waffle iron well-greased.

How much batter I use on the waffle-iron.

How much batter I use on the waffle-iron.

Olive oil, waffle iron, tongs, 1/4 cup measuring cup scoop

Olive oil, waffle iron, tongs, 1/4 cup measuring cup scoop

Photo shows how filled the waffle iron is with the amount of batter I used.

Photo shows how filled the waffle iron is with the amount of batter I used.

6 thoughts on “Grain-Free Waffles

  1. Pingback: Paleo Parents’ Grain Free Granola | the homeschooling doctor

  2. Katy

    I made these grain-free waffles today!!! I felt so good about making a waffle I could stand behind. In the past I have made waffles and actually felt bad as my kids had seconds and thirds – I know how I feel when I eat 3 grain waffles, and they get hung over too. The recipe could also be called Guilt-Free waffles. 🙂

    I don’t know what I did, but my batter was not as thick as Terri’s. I am blessed enough to have had my child share preschool with Terri’s so I tried to contact her while the waffle iron finished heating up (moment of mini-panic). I pressed on and in those moments of waiting for a response, the batter thickened slightly (I suppose to about grain waffle consistancy) and then I decided to go for it. They didn’t get crisp if that is what you are expecting. The end result was delicious! The texture differed from a grain waffle (nuttier) but I enjoyed it and there were no comments regarding that from the kids.

    In the end, I cracked myself up with my thought of “roll out the red carpet for my Mother-of-the-Year award because I made another meal I feel good about feeding my kids”. It matters that much to me. This recipe is an easy way to get rid of some mom guilt.

    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Thank you, Katy! I love that! “Guilt-free” waffles! Thank you for pointing out that they don’t crisp up as much as wheat flour waffles. That is so true! They are more moist and warm. Any mom who navigates the waters of nutritional change in these times IS a MOTHER OF THE YEAR!!! Your comment made me feel shiny! Thank you! XOXO–Terri

  3. Tess

    Just wanted to say thank you,…these are delicious! Made a double batch for the first time today, as my kids just love them. I am thinking of freezing some, & hope they come out well. Thanks for taking the time to post all this for us,…you are terrific!

    1. thehomeschoolingdoctor Post author

      Dear Tess, Thank you SO much! Mine always freeze well, although I do put a slip of waxed paper between them. If I don’t, I make sure they thaw thoroughly. I hope your family is thriving and doing well. Warmest wishes to you.



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