If you are like me, Paleo breakfasts can sometimes be a challenge. Trying to come up with quick and easy breakfasts on the fly during a busy workday can be difficult. This Paleo Waffles recipe has been a life-saver for me. Not only do i get to enjoy them on a lazy Sunday morning, but I also make up double batch of them that I can put in the freezer. Then on my work days, I can just pop the frozen waffles in the toaster like Eggos and have a hearty, healthy breakfast on the plate in under 2 minutes.
Seriously! You have to try these. They are so delicious and loaded with protein/coconut oil goodness. You can also use them as the bread in a sandwich. Or your favorite chicken & waffles dinner. Just because you have chosen to go Paelo doesn’t mean you have to give up the things you love, you just need to adapt them to your new lifestyle.
Paleo Waffles Recipe
(makes 6-8 waffles)
1 1/2 c almond flour
1/2 c flax meal
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 c buttermilk or coconut milk
Turn on your waffle maker so it is pre-heating while you mix the batter.
Place all dry ingredients in a bowl. Combine wet ingredients and add to the dry. Stir with a spoon until well blended. (don’t use an electric mixer) If the batter is too thick add a little more milk. Place approx. 1/4 c of batter for each square waffle (depending on the size of your waffle maker) Close the lid and allow to cook until the steam stops coming out of the waffle maker or until the indicator light comes on (if your waffle maker has this feature). It only takes about 2 minutes to cook.
I like to use a fruit syrup as my topping instead of maple syrup because it is less sweet and full of antioxidants.
Paleo Waffle Fruit Toppings Recipes:
Mixed Berry Syrup
1 pint blueberries
1 pint raspberries
juice of one large orange (approx. 1/2 c)
3-4 dates, chopped
Place all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer stirring occasionally. The dates act as a natural sweetener and will thicken the syrup slightly. If you like a sweeter syrup, just add a few more dates. If you like it less sweet, reduce or omit the dates.
Apple Cinnamon Syrup
1-2 apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 cup unsweetened apple juice or cider
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg and cloves (optional)
Place all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer stirring occasionally. The dates act as a natural sweetener and will thicken the syrup slightly. If you like a sweeter syrup, just add a few more dates. If you like it less sweet, reduce or omit the dates. The results will be a thin, sweet applesauce type of topping.
Cool sauces completely and store in the fridge in a jar or air-tight container.
Tip: Allow waffles to completely cool before placing them in zip bags for freezing to prevent them from creating steam in the bag and sticking together.
- paleo waffle recipe