These healthier waffles have perfectly light and fluffy centers and glorious crispy edges – the perfect waffle! They are so easy to make, made in just one bowl, and made with better-for-you ingredients. These healthy, paleo-friendly, almond flour waffles are the perfect way to make your morning extra delicious.
What Do These Healthy Waffles Taste Like?
These waffles are chewy but crispy, slightly dense and cakey, but still light and fluffy. They are just perfectly sweet to be enjoyed on their own or topped with some seasonal fruit and a drizzle (or glug) of maple syrup. They are hands down the most delicious healthy homemade waffles and I am certain that after you make these once you’ll be busting out the waffle iron on the regular.
What Ingredients Are Used to Make Waffles From Scratch?
These waffles are made better-for-you as they contain no refined oils, flours, or sugars. They are paleo-friendly meaning they are gluten free, grain free, and dairy free. Here’s a look at the ingredients used to make these waffles from scratch!
- Milk of Choice – For these dairy free waffles, use any milk you like! Check out this post to see how to make your own nut milk! I use homemade almond milk in this waffle recipe.
- Eggs – To make these waffles perfectly fluffy!
- Almond Flour – To make these waffles paleo-friendly, almond flour is the perfect base for the batter. I use and love Bob’s Super Fine Almond Flour.
- Tapioca Flour – Helps thicken the batter without making them too dense.
- Coconut Sugar – The best granulated sweetener for refined sugar free baking. I use and love Nutiva’s Coconut Sugar for the reasonable pricing and excellent quality.
- Coconut Flour – Coconut flour gives these waffles the perfect cake-y texture.
- Baking Powder & Baking Soda – Both leaveners are used to make these waffles perfectly light, fluffy, and crispy.
- Salt – Just a dash, for balance.
How Do You Make Waffles From Scratch?
Making waffles from scratch could not be easier! These waffles whip up in a flash and made in just one bowl! I like to mix the waffle batter in my two cup pyrex measuring cup with a spout so I can easily mix then pour the batter from the same glass! Yay for less dishes!
Here’s a look at the steps:
- Mix wet ingredients together. Just whisk the eggs and milk together.
- Add the dry ingredients and stir everything together until the batter is thick and well mixed.
- Heat the waffle iron.
- Pour the batter. This recipe makes 2 large waffles or several smaller waffles. I like making five(ish) 1/4 cup waffles.
- Cook waffles until golden brown and crispy. All waffle irons are different so follow the instructions for your specific iron. I cooked these for about 3 minutes on the highest setting.
- Add your favorite toppings. Seasonal fruit or berries and some maple syrup perhaps!
Make Ahead: You can make these waffles, freeze any leftovers separately on a baking sheet, then transfer to an airtight container for later! When ready to enjoy, just toast or microwave them!
What’s The Best Waffle Iron? I have this waffle iron. I love it because it’s exceptionally easy to use, there are only three temperatures which makes finding the right one simple, and there’s a light on each side to let you know when the waffle is done. But the best part is that the plates are removable and dishwasher safe for the easiest clean up! Unfortunately, it’s (currently) out of stock on the Hamilton Beach site and my exact model is only available through third-party sellers on Amazon. This is a very similar model.
Is Pancake and Waffle Mix The Same?
Although very similar, pancake and waffle recipes are actually different and for best results, I would not recommend interchanging them. The main ingredients in both breakfast eats are the same: eggs, flour(s), milk, sugar, and leaveners. But because the perfect waffles are sweet, airy but cakey, and have crispy edges, and the perfect pancakes are fluffy, soft, and chewy, some modifications need to be made. We add more sweetener (coconut sugar), reduce the (nut) milk, and add a touch more baking powder (for those crisp waffle edges) to create the perfect pourable waffle batter.
These healthier homemade waffles are the best kind of breakfast! So quick to prepare, fun to make, and incredibly satisfying! Plus, those crispy waffle edges make the perfect palette for all your favorite toppings! This healthy and easy waffle recipe is a delicious way to celebrate the weekend or make a weekday morning feel like the weekend! Is there really anything better than that?
paleo friendly (gluten/grain/dairy free), naturally sweetened, oil free
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Perfect Paleo Waffles
These healthier waffles are light and fluffy with perfectly crispy edges to stand up to all the toppings and maple syrup you like! Quick and easy to make, in just one bowl, and made with better-for-you ingredients!
paleo-friendly (gluten/grain/dairy free), refined sugar free, oil free
- 1/3 cup milk of choice
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup (116 grams) almond flour, packed
- 1/4 cup (30 grams) tapioca flour
- 1/4 cup (36 grams) coconut sugar
- 1 tbsp (8 grams) coconut flour
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- dash sea salt
- In a medium mixing bowl or in a measuring cup with a spout whisk together the milk and eggs until bubbly and well mixed.
Add in all remaining ingredients and stir together until just fully incorporated.
Heat waffle iron according to instructions, spray with cooking oil if necessary, and pour desired amount of batter into the waffle iron. Cook for about 3-5 minutes or until waffle is lightly browned and fluffy. Recipe makes 2 large waffles or several smaller waffles.
- Repeat with remaining batter.
Add your favorite toppings and a drizzle of maple syrup!
Make Ahead: You can make these waffles, freeze any leftovers separately on a baking sheet, then store in the freezer in an airtight container for later! When ready to enjoy, just toast or heat in the oven!
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