These almond flour waffles are so easy to whip up, using only a handful of natural ingredients.
We created these light, crispy waffles as a simple, yet delicious way to get more protein into our family’s mornings (and because they’re a great alternative to store-bought freezer waffles.) They can be served with maple syrup, topped with berries, garnished with whipped cream, used as a base for eggs, or used in place of bread in sandwiches. If you frequent FULLforLife, you know how much we love freezer-friendly meals.
They’re keto, paleo, gluten-free and grain-free, making them the perfect low-carb choice for you and your family!
A few tips and techniques
- Choose almond flour that is blanched and finely ground (not to be confused with almond meal, which tends to be grainy).
- Measure your flour correctly. Measuring flour incorrectly is one of the most common mistakes people make while baking. While weight is the BEST way to accurately measure your flour, not all of us have scales at home.
- Start by stirring the flour in case it’s packed tightly in its container.
- Don’t scoop out the flour from the container or bag directly with the measuring cup. Spoon the flour into the measuring cup until it mounds above the rim. Don’t pack the flour down into the cup while doing this.
- Use the non-serrated side of a dinner knife to level off the top until you have a smooth flour surface (you’ll probably need to do this a few times before it’s completely level).
- We use unsweetened almond milk to thin out the consistency of the batter, but any milk is fine.
- Don’t over mix your batter. Over mixing often results in denser, flatter waffles.
- These waffles get fairly crispy in a typical waffle iron. If you want them crispier, you can toss your waffles in the toaster or toaster oven for a couple of minutes after they come off the waffle iron.
This waffle mix is the perfect base for any kind of waffle you like. Half of our family are chocolate lovers while the other half prefers blueberries. This recipe works great because we can whip up a batch of batter, pour it in the waffle iron and toss whatever add-ins each person prefers.
Our favorite topping is grass-fed butter and a little 100% pure maple syrup. Another favorite is a homemade berry sauce like this 3-Ingredient Blueberry Jam.
Here are a few ideas for toppings:
- Lemon curd
- Maple syrup
- Nut butter
- Fried eggs
What’s a simple way to grease my waffle iron?
Basting and pastry brushes are a must-have in any kitchen and a PERFECT way to grease your waffle iron. You can use them to apply an egg wash, coat a piece of bread with oil, baste a piece of meat or grease a pan. Basically, they can make a big difference when cooking, baking and grilling.
Some ways to “reinvent” your leftovers:
- Sliced into strips with dipping sauce (a healthy meal or snack): Served cold with a side of plain yogurt that’s mixed with a drizzle of maple syrup as a dipping sauce
- Waffle sandwich: Fresh berries and a smear of goat, cream or cottage cheese as the filling, sandwiched between two waffles (served hot or cold)
These almond flour waffles are so easy to whip up, using only a handful of natural ingredients. We created these light, crispy waffles as a simple, yet delicious way to get more protein into our family’s mornings. They can be served with maple syrup, topped with berries, garnished with whipped cream, used as a base for eggs, or used in place of bread in sandwiches. They’re keto, paleo, gluten-free and grain-free, making them the perfect low-carb choice for you and your family!
- Preheat the waffle iron to high heat. Grease lightly (we use a basting brush and coconut oil).
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat eggs (this helps the waffles stay fluffy and light). Add milk, yogurt, EVOO and vanilla. Stir until smooth.
- Add almond flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Gently fold batter until combined, careful not to over mix. (It should be light and fluffy.)
- Transfer half the batter into heated waffle iron. If adding berries or chocolate chips, top batter with add-ins. Close and cook waffles until the waffle iron indicates it’s ready or steam stops coming out, about 4-6 minutes. Remove waffles from iron and repeat with remaining batter.
- Optional: For a crispier waffle, toast waffles in the oven, toaster oven or toaster. (This will depend on the type of waffle iron you use and how much it crisps up waffles.)
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
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