Crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside, these vegan almond flour waffles are grain free, paleo, and the perfect weekend breakfast!
Are you team waffles or pancakes? If you’re reading this, I’m going to take a wild guess and assume you’re team waffle. But then again, I’m writing this and I’m usually team pancake so I probably shouldn’t assume! Despite my love for a tall stack of fluffy pancakes, I have to say, these vegan grain free waffles are one of my favorite recipes to date! They have such a great flavor and smell delicious as they’re cooking! The recipe does call for almond flour, but if you have a nut allergy, you can try this belgian waffle recipe here!
If you follow me on instagram, you may know I’ve been struggling a bit with digestive issues lately. My diet has changed a lot over the past year, and I’ve been trying out different styles of eating to get a better grasp on my digestive issues and skin. While I by no means consume an entirely grain free diet, I do like to experiment with different ways of eating to see how I feel, and of course, to better help my clients! That being said, I have lowered my grain consumption the past few weeks and have noticed a lot of positive changes.Overall, I do think these almond flour waffles are easier to digest than other grain based waffles out there, but that’s just me!
How to make waffles
There aren’t many vegan AND grain free waffle recipes out there. Most contain eggs (which is used as a binding agent), so I subbed for a flax egg plus apple sauce and almond butter to really seal the deal! Plus a touch of vanilla and maple syrup to give these almond flour waffles and unbeatable flavor! All you’ll need to do is make your flax egg, combine all the dry ingredients, add in the wet ingredients, and whisk together until you have a batter. Next, add about 1/3 of the batter to a hot waffle iron and cook until it beeps. I love serving these with berries and maple syrup.
A few notes about these waffles
- These waffles store really well in the fridge or freezer! If you plan to eat them within two days, the fridge works well. However, if you want to make a big batch for easy breakfasts, the freezer is your best bet. They should keep for at least 2 weeks!
- These waffles are also delicious with some cinnamon thrown in, and you can even experiment with some cacao powder for a chocolate touch!
- You can use regular egg in place of the flax egg if desired. This will yield an even fluffier and lighter waffles.
These almond flour waffles are…
- Naturally gluten and grain free
- Crispy yet fluffy
- Made with simple and nutritious ingredients
- Filling & delicious!
- Both vegan AND paleo
- An easy and reliable recipe- tested 4 times!
Crispy on the outside but soft and fluffy on the inside, these vegan almond flour waffles are grain free, paleo, and the perfect weekend breakfast! They store well in both the fridge and freezer which makes them perfect for meal prep.
- Combine the ground flax and water in a bowl, whisk together and set aside to thicken.
- Add the almond flour, tapioca starch, baking powder, and sea salt in a large mixing bowl and mix together.
- Add in all remaining ingredients and whisk together. Stir in the flax egg.
- Heat a waffle maker and add a touch of coconut oil to prevent sticking.
- Use a ladle to scoop out the batter into the waffle maker.
- Repeat until all batter has been used.
- Serve with maple syrup and berries. Best if eaten right away.
Once prepared, these waffles will store in the fridge for 3 days or in the freezer for several weeks.
Be sure to use blanched almond flour and not almond meal for this recipe.
You can use any nut butter in place of the almond butter, but do not sub the almond butter for oil or more apple sauce as this will cause the waffles to be very gummy.
- Serving Size: 1 waffle
- Calories: 192
- Sugar: 5.8g
- Fat: 7.8g
- Carbohydrates: 27.3g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 3.3g
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