These Coconut Flour Waffles are waffle perfection – fluffy and soft yet slightly crispy on the outside. Made with coconut flour, these waffles are gluten-free, paleo and dairy-free.
I’m really getting the hang of this coconut flour thing, guys.
I remember when I avoided the stuff like the plague but now? Now I’m all about it. Well, except for in cookies. I don’t think it makes a good cookie but that’s probably because it doesn’t crisp on the outside enough for me. Or become chewy. I like the crispy, chewy cookies.
Aaaaand I’ve officialy just claimed the title of most awkward blog post intro. Sorry about that guys. Can we blame it on the fact that it’s Friday? 😉
Let’s get back to these coconut flour waffles, shall we?
About a month back I was working on a freelance project that involved a few waffle recipes, which is how these coconut flour waffles were born. I was tinkering around in the kitchen with my different flours trying to figure out which mixture I liked best and though the final recipe for the freelance project was oat flour based, I secretly kept this one for you guys.
Not that it’s really a secret, it’s just a waffle recipe after all, but you catch my drift, right? Point is, I saved the best for you guys 🙂
What makes these waffles so amazing? Well, apart from the fact that they are grain, gluten and dairy-free, they are also ridiculously fluffy. Seriously though, how does coconut flour do it?!
I think the thing that freaks me out the most about working with coconut flour is just how much gosh darn liquid needs to be used. This recipe uses 6 eggs, guys – SIX! And that’s for just 1/3 cup of coconut flour. Insane.
That being said, it’s kind of a sneaky little way to increase the protein in the waffles too, which I think is pretty neat. No one thinks about protein in their waffles [unless they are purposely trying to make protein waffles], so it’s kind of like an additional bonus that no one even considers.
And while I do tend to hoard my eggs because of how often I eat them, I have had no issues forking over 6 eggs for these coconut flour waffles when the craving hits – which has happened a lot lately! I’ve actually been rotating between these waffles and my PB&J Quinoa Breakfast Wrap when it comes to breakfasts to bring with me to the gym. These waffles are perfect for those days that I workout immediately after I teach my class – I just shove a triangle into my mouth and get to work!
And now for one of my favorite parts about these waffles – not only are they low in carbs [for those of you who care about that – aka not me], high in fiber and sneaky in protein but they are also 100% sugar free.
Yep – there’s no sugar added to these waffles at all. No maple, honey, coconut sugar, banana, stevia, white sugar etc. They just don’t need it! I’m not a huge fan of shoveling sugar into your body in the morning anyway, however if you need some added sweetness go ahead and drizzle on a bit of pure maple syrup. I tend to eat my waffles as shown in these photos – plain and loaded with berries!
Then again I also eat waffles with my hands. Is that weird? Please don’t say that’s weird…
You know what else these coconut flour waffles would be perfect for? Memorial Day breakfast!
Does anyone have any plans for the holiday weekend? Ninja and I are just going to hang out with Daddy, Mom #2 and my siblings but I am 100% making these waffles for breakfast Monday morning. Topped with strawberries and blueberries they make the perfect patriotic breakfast, don’t they?! Though I can already guarantee that Ninja will be drowning his in syrup…
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- 6 eggs, whisked
- ¼ cup coconut oil, softened
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- pinch cinnamon
- Preheat your waffle iron to medium heat. Spray with cooking spray.
- Beat eggs and coconut oil together in a large bowl until smooth. Add remaining ingredients and mix until there are no lumps remaining.
- Using ½ cup of batter at a time, cook waffles according to waffle maker directions.
- Serve with fresh berries, syrup, yogurt or other toppings of choice.
Do you have any plans for Memorial Day?