These coconut flour waffles are grain-free and gluten-free, and they’re my new favorite breakfast “bread”.
Coconut flour is loaded with fiber, and the eggs in this recipe make it full of protein (though I promise it doesn’t taste eggy). Add coconut oil, and you’ve got your good fats… this recipe really couldn’t be more perfect.
And my favorite part about these gluten-free waffles? Beyond all the healthiness of the ingredients… they don’t get soggy the way conventional waffles do!!! With a “regular” waffle, I would never venture to put a fruit topping directly on top — not me! I hate soggy waffles. But these, probably because of the eggs, don’t tend to get soggy. I can’t imagine a better waffle.
Seriously, these are the waffles of my dreams. Spongy, flavorful, and guilt-free.
One recipe makes 4-5 little squares, or one large Belgian waffle. So I usually double it to cook for my husband and I.
Grain-free Gluten-free Waffles:
- 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
- 3 eggs, room temperature if possible
- 3 Tbsp milk
- splash vanilla extract
- Optional – 1 Tbsp maple syrup, honey, or other sweetener
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3 Tbsp coconut flour
Simply mix everything together, and let the ingredients meld for about 5 minutes while your waffle iron gets warm. The coconut flour seems to react better if it has time to “soak” so please don’t leave out this “melding” time.
Then, thinly spread over your waffle iron – I didn’t need to use nonstick spray for these. You’ll want to just barely cover the “hole” lumps of the waffle iron, because this batter expands a lot.
Close the iron and wait several minutes, until the steam stops coming out quite as much. If you want, you can open it to peek… it won’t hurt anything. When the steam isn’t as crazy, and the waffles are starting to brown, remove them to a plate.
Repeat until all of your batter is used up.
If you want to, you can serve it with a fruit topping. I used strawberries the day I took these pictures, but I also made blueberry topping another time and it was just as good.
Fruit waffle toppings:
- Put fruit in a small saucepan. Strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries are perfect for this.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium or medium-low.
- Add a small splash of vanilla extract and a little bit of sweetener (optional) if your berries are quite tart.
- Simmer while you make your waffles.