Grain-free almond flour waffles made quickly and easily using your blender. Top these paleo waffles with your favorite goodies for the ultimate breakfast or snack!
I’ve never fancied myself a particularly polite eater, and waffle feasting is no exception.
I really think waffles were designed to be eaten with the hands. I’ll set out to slay a waffle or 5, and although the experience begins with said waffles neatly arranged on a plate (or in a bowl, because that’s how I roll) with inappropriate amounts of toppings,
I always seem to drop the fork, scoot the toppings to the middle of the waffles, and eat them like tacos.
Spoiler alert: I do the same thing with pancakes.
It may be the number 1 Most Gratifying Experience I’ve had in weeks. Which is probably why waffle tacos are their own essential food group in my diet.
I posted this recipe for Paleo Waffles with Strawberry Compote a couple years ago using coconut flour, and I think it’s high time we re-visit the topic using almond flour, whaddya think?
I use a combination of almond flour and tapioca flour, which generates an awesome waffle that holds together with flying colors. Way I see it, you want them sturdy, you know, for all the topping, stacking, and folding you’ll be doing.
You can get funky fresh with this recipe by omitting the oil and adding one large ripe mashed banana.
You can add fresh or frozen blueberries to the batter, chocolate chips, you name it, this is your rodeo. For an ultra rich waffle, use full-fat coconut milk in place of almond milk.
Truth be told, I usually eat my waffle tacos as a mid-morning or afternoon snack. I make waffles ahead of time and eat on them throughout the week come 10am or 2pm-ish when there’s a lull in energy.
You see, I’m just so into my morning veggie scramble, that I reserve other breakfast foods like pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, and/or chia seed pudding for when I’m foraging for snacks.
Toppings? I thought you’d never ask.
I topped these beauties with a dollop of coconut whipped cream, strawberry chia seed jam, fresh chopped strawberries, hemp hearts, and honey. Go big or go home, as they say. You can also go with your favorite fresh seasonal fruit, yogurt or nut butter…get frisky!
- If you don’t use tapioca flour in your baking regularly, you can omit it from the recipe and replace it with 1 cup more almond flour.
- If you need an AIP version of waffles, check out this amazing recipe from Tasty Yummies for Autoimmune Protocol Waffles.
- I used a mini waffle maker to prepare these waffles. It made 9 small waffles, so if you use a regular-sized waffle maker, you should end up with 4 or 5 full-sized waffles.
Get them tacos…err…I mean, waffles!
If you love waffles, also check out my Paleo Chocolate Chip Pecan Waffles, Paleo Pumpkin Waffles, Banana Walnut Waffles with Cinnamon Bourbon Syrup, and my Gluten-Free Sourdough Waffles!
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Grain-Free Almond Flour Waffles
Grain-free paleo waffles made with almond flour. Dairy-free, fluffy, moist and delicious
- 1-1/2 cups almond flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
- Pinch sea salt
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted and cooled
- 2 tablespoons honey, or pure maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Add the ingredients for the waffles to a blender and blend until smooth. Allow batter to sit 5 minutes. Plug in your waffle iron and lightly spray with cooking oil.
- Once the waffle iron is hot, pour batter in the center and cover with the lid. Allow waffles to cook a little longer past the green light of the waffle iron, about 3 minutes (to 5 minutes for crunchy waffles). Repeat for remaining batter.
- Top waffles with coconut whipped cream (or yogurt!), homemade jam, fresh chopped fruit, hemp hearts, and/or almond butter. Get wild!
Nutrition InformationYield 9 Serving Size 1 of 9
Amount Per Serving Calories 117Total Fat 9gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 8gSugar 4gProtein 3g
Wednesday 1st of April 2020
What is the difference between this almond waffles versus the almond pancakes that can be cooked as waffles from 2011?
Tuesday 12th of February 2019
Can we substitute coconut oil with olive oil instead?
Wednesday 13th of February 2019
Hi Linda! Absolutely! Hope you enjoy. xo
Wednesday 26th of December 2018
HI there! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I love that it is nutritious and filling. I felt that they didn't quite crisp up enough for my liking, so I added a 1/8 teaspoon of baking powder to the above measurement. With this addition, they turn out a little more crispy on the outside, yet they still have that nice waffle chew on the inside. Thought I'd share!
P.S. I'm using one of the 8 inch waffle irons, which might be why mine weren't as crispy in the first place.
Friday 6th of July 2018
Does anyone know the nutritional info on this?Or at least the macro breakdown of carbs, protein and fat? (though I'd like to know calories as well). Thanks in advance!
Monday 18th of February 2019
I added the nutrition facts to the recipe card :D Hope you enjoy!
Tuesday 19th of June 2018
I have a question about the notes. Do I replace the 1/4 cup tapioca flour with 1 cup of almond flour? It seemed likely to be too much. I love the pumpkin waffles btw.
Monday 18th of February 2019
You can replace the tapioca flour with almond flour but the waffles won't fluff up as much and won't hold together as well. :D
Saturday 16th of February 2019
That's what I was wondering.