Waffles (grain / dairy / gluten / sugar free, paleo)

I’ve finally found it!  Seriously, I think maybe I’ve tried 50 recipes for grain-free waffles (or pancakes) and they all suck.  One time, I tried out a new recipe when my mother-in-law was in town.  Poor thing.  They were so bad.  She of course, graciously ate them anyways, but man.  Some recipes are just bad.  Untilllllllll, these.  They taste so good, the texture is identical to their traditional counterpart, and there is literally zero added sugar.  The ingredients might surprise you a little bit, but give em a shot.  I promise they won’t disappoint. My kids have not enjoyed any of my Paleo waffle attempts until this one – they both gobbled them up! Also, they freeze beautifully, so double the batch and stick extras in freezer for a quick breakfast or on the go snack.  We just pop them in the toaster frozen, and in a couple of minutes they are ready to go.

waffles, grain, dairy, sugar, gluten free, paleo

  • 1 banana
  • 1 apple, peeled and cored
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon 100% pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Oil for greasing waffle iron (we use ghee or bacon fat – coconut oil would be good choice too) 
1.  Puree banana and apple in food processor.
2.  With whisk attachment in place on electric mixer, whisk almond butter on high for 2-3 minutes until smooth and fluffy.
3.  Add apple/banana puree and the remaining ingredients to the bowl with the almond butter.  Whip on medium speed until fully combined.
4.  Grease hot waffle iron (do this in between each waffle to ensure they don’t stick to iron)
5.  Ladle batter into waffle iron until about 60% full, so as not to overfill the iron.  Cook approximately 4-5 minutes or until waffle is golden brown and crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside.  Enjoy!
NOTE:  Makes about 6 waffles, depending on the size of your waffle iron.


*Use organic ingredients whenever possible.
**Adapted from Eat Like a Dinosaur.

10 thoughts on “Waffles (grain / dairy / gluten / sugar free, paleo)

  1. Gosh, so happy for finding this amazing recipe. I’ve had delicious waffles before at this Resort in Mexico, they serve everything healthy. like a cleansing. And these are amazing, cannot wait to try this on my family. Thank you.

    • hey Afton – I always find it in the bulk section at Central/Ballard Market (I’ve seen it at Whole Foods and PCC too), but you can get it online too…. it is bascially just like corn starch, only without the grain…. 🙂 let us know how you like the waffles! -Erin

  2. My office just had “Pancake Friday” and everyone brought in fixins to contribute to breakfast. I brought in this recipe for pancakes, though I wasn’t sure how they would hold up as pancakes instead of waffles. They held up great and they were a huge hit! They cooked faster than the other pancakes, and were a little delicate, but still flip-able. I was surprised how many people were happy to have a paleo/healthier version. I doubled the recipe and they disappeared! Thanks for sharing this recipe and all the others, I love your site!

    • Hey Samara! Thanks so much for sharing! We haven’t tried them as pancakes yet, great to know it worked! Love that everyone at your office was pleased! Way to go! Enjoy your weekend! -Erin

  3. These are really nice waffles. I’ve made them numerous times and always turn out great. They do cook a little faster than traditional white waffles, but if you watch it you won’t be disappointed. Thanks for the recipe flaxandhoney:)

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