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Grain Free – Paleo Waffles with Coconut Flour (GF, DF, AIP)

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Grain Free – Paleo Waffles with Coconut Flour (GF, DF, AIP)

If you are looking to turn traditional waffles into a grain free paleo treat, this recipe made with coconut flour is for you!

I created this one on a hot Sunday morning in Laguna Beach, when I was setting up a quick home made brunch that was healthier that the waffles you get when you eat out in a restaurant.

I feel like making your own food is always the best option to maintain your healthy eating habit, so most of the time I prefer to eat at home and only grab a drink when I am out.


These paleo waffles are a winner: they are free from grains, dairy and eggs and they have a delicious flavor given by the naturally sweet flavor of the coconut and tigernut flour.

Tigernut flour has a nutty taste that, combined with the delicious hint of coconut flour, allows you to keep the amount of maple syrup on the low end.

The Waffle Machine I used is this one, it’s non stick and it works perfectly without brushing the plates with any extra oil!!

Here’s your recipe. It’s quick, easy and a great relief for those that are trying to eat grain free and don’t want to give up a nice waffle brunch!

Grain Free – Paleo Waffles with Coconut Flour






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    For the Grain Free Waffles
  • 30 gr Cassava Flour
  • 15 gr Arrowroot Flour
  • 15 gr Coconut Flour
  • 20 gr Tigernut Flour
  • 100 gr Banana (1 small banana)
  • 90 gr Coconut Milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsb freshly squeezed Orange Juice
  • 25 gr Maple Syrup
  • 3 gr (1 1/2 tsp Baking Soda)
  • 20 gr Apple Cider Vinegar

For the Toppings

  • 1/2 Papaya
  • 2 dried Figs
  • 2 tbsp shredded Coconut Flakes
  • 10 gr shaved 100% Dark Chocolate* (avoid if on the AIP)
  1. Turn on your Waffle machine.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Combine banana, coconut milk, orange juice in a blender and process until you get a smooth liquid.
  4. Pour the liquid over the flour mix, add in the maple syrup and mix well.
  5. Lastly, add in the baking soda and the apple cider vinegar and mix well. You’ll get a pretty thick batter, spread half of it on the waffle machine with a spoon.
  6. When you first grain free waffle is ready, cook the second one with the remaining batter.
  7. Top each waffle with some diced papaya, dried figs, shredded coconut and shaved dark *chocolate (*avoid if on the AIP) and enjoy!!

So, how do you like them? I feel like the rich, buttery taste of the papaya makes for a perfect topping for these paleo waffles! And can you taste the sweet touch of coconut flour?!? I love it!

As always, let me have your feedback either via comment, email or on my social media! And if you are looking for more grain free desserts, check out my “AIP Italian Cookbook” that features over 45 Auto Immune Paleo recipes and a fun AIP ingredient guide!!

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  • Louise Gagne December 11, 2017 2:00 pm

    Hi, as I’m allergic to bananas, is there something I can use in it’s place in this recipe. I know you may not have tried anything else, but it would be great to know what to substitute for banana. Thank you so much for all you do and for your free e-book,

    • ambra December 12, 2017 1:36 am

      Hi Louise, and thanks so much for your message! Banana is commonly used as a binder and I doubt that by blending any other fruit alone you would get the same results. I think you could try to either use the same amount of canned pumpkin or 1/2 the amount of applesauce mixed with a scoop of powdered collagen to thicken it. This is if you want to keep the recipe AIP, otherwise, you can go ahead and add one whole egg!
      Hope this helped and I can’t wait to see your waffles!!

  • Cindy August 19, 2018 1:03 pm

    Any idea how to make this without coconut products? Coconut is on my food sensitivity list so I really try to avoid it.

    • ambra August 21, 2018 3:56 am

      Hey Cindy, if you can have nuts, you can replace coconut milk with any nut milk (or a sugar free fruit juice if you can’t tolerate nuts) and replace coconut flour with more tigernut flour. I haven’t tried this version so I cannot guarantee, but that’s what I would I try.
      Let me know how it goes!!

  • Chantal Davis November 9, 2018 6:19 am

    Is the orange juice necessary for the recipe? I’m one of those few unfortunate souls for whom orange juice is a no go 🙁

    • ambra November 13, 2018 1:10 am

      No worries Chantal, that is just for sweetness. You can use apple juice instead or just more coconut milk!

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