Easy Coconut Flour Waffles

These delicious, thick, and fluffy coconut flour waffles are so simple and easy to make! They are gluten free, dairy free, paleo, low carb, and a great healthy alternative to traditional waffles. 

plate with Easy Coconut Flour Waffles on a wooden round board with maple syrup on the side

Thick & Fluffy Coconut Flour Waffles 

 

It’s always nice to switch it up at breakfast and explore healthier alternatives. These coconut flour waffles make for a great opportunity to go “outside the box” and try something new! If you haven’t used coconut flour in cooking or baking yet, you are in for a lovely surprise. It’s a wonderful gluten free flour alternative with a fine, fluffy texture and works great in pancakes and waffles. 

These fluffy and thick Belgian style waffles are made with a blend of coconut flour and tapioca flour, maple syrup and applesauce, eggs, almond milk, and they contain a touch of nut butter for healthy fats. They are great for those with gluten or dairy intolerances. 

Easy Coconut Flour Waffles on a plate topped with fresh berries and syrup being poured on top

What is Coconut Flour?

 

Coconut flour is a fine flour made from dried coconut. It is very rich in fibre, and also contains healthy fats. It is  naturally grain free and is also considered a superfood as it contains many vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 

Coconut flour has a light, mildly sweet flavour and can be found at most bulk food stores like Bulk Barn, on Amazon, or at many natural grocery stores or in the natural foods section in the baking goods area. 

side view of Easy Coconut Flour Waffles on a plate topped with fresh berries and coconut

Is Baking/Cooking with Coconut Flour Healthy? 

 

Coconut flour is a great grain-free and gluten free flour alternative to try. It is very high in fibre and also contains healthy fats as coconuts are naturally high in fat content. Coconut flour also happens to contain some protein as well along with iron, magnesium, and vitamin C. 

Coconut flour can help with blood sugar stabilization and can also help boost digestion because of it’s fibre content. And, according to Healthline, “Coconut flour may help you shed excess weight because it offers both fiber and protein, two nutrients shown to reduce hunger and appetite “. 

Overall, coconut flour is a great healthy flour alternative to try! 

Large white marble board with bowls containing ingredients for Easy Coconut Flour Waffles

Ingredients in Coconut Flour Waffles

 

To make these delicious and healthy waffles you only need a handful of whole food ingredients that are gluten free and dairy free.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Coconut flour (Nutiva’s Brand* is great)
  • Tapioca flour
  • Eggs
  • Unsweetened almond milk
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Almond butter
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Unsweetened applesauce

 

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Close up of Easy Coconut Flour Waffles topped with fresh raspberries and blackberries

How To Make Coconut Flour Waffles

 

To make these tasty Belgian-style waffles you’ll need a generic non-stick waffle iron or waffle maker (it can be square or round) and you can follow the steps below:

large bowl with wet ingredients for Easy Coconut Flour Waffles including eggs and apple sauce, pouring in almond milk

1.Add wet ingredients to a medium sized mixing bowl, and whisk until mostly smooth. 

Large bowl with coconut flour waffle batter

2. Add in the coconut flour and other dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until completely smooth and no clumps remain (the batter will be relatively think – not thin like pancake batter).

large bowl filled with Easy Coconut Flour Waffle batter and a white spatula

3. Preheat your non-stick waffle iron then pour batter over the waffle iron. 

4. Close the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the waffle maker signals it’s done (my waffle maker has a light that turns green when the waffle is finished cooking)

waffle iron with Easy Coconut Flour Waffle inside

5. Carefully remove the waffle using a butter knife and transfer to a plate, then repeat the process until all the batter is used. 

6. Top waffles with your favourite toppings and enjoy!

 

white plate with pieces of Easy Coconut Flour Waffles topped with berries and maple syrup

Recipe Variations & Substitutions

 

The wonderful thing about this perfectly sweet gluten free waffles is that they are very versatile and are a blank slate for a variety of additions and substitutions. I love getting creative with a basic recipe to change it up depending on the season and the occasion. Here is some inspiration for you! 

  • Chocolate Chip: Pour 1/4 cup of dark chocolate chips into the waffle batter before cooking for a delicious chocolaty twist!

 

  • Jammy Swirl: Add some fruity flare to these pancakes by swirling 1/4 cup of your favorite, naturally sweetened jam into the batter before cooking. Then, to add even more fruit, top the waffles with your favourite fresh berries. 

 

  • Hulk Waffles: Instead of mixing the batter in a bowl, add all of the ingredients to a blender and add in 1 cup of fresh spinach. Blend until completely smooth then cook for pancakes packed with green goodness. 

 

There are so many delicious ways to enjoy these waffles and they are super easy to make, that’s a win-win in my books! You can also use the batter to make Coconut Flour Pancakes if you are in a pancake mood!

two plate with Easy Coconut Flour Waffles on a wooden round board with maple syrup on the side

Have you ever cooked or baked with coconut flour? Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later! 

plate with Easy Coconut Flour Waffles on a wooden round board with maple syrup on the side

Easy Coconut Flour Waffles

Yield: 4-6 waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These delicious, thick, and fluffy coconut flour waffles are so simple and easy to make! They are gluten free, dairy free, and paleo friendly.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (a runnier consistency is better to prevent clumps!)
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (54g)
  • 3 tablespoons tapioca flour (24g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

    1. Add eggs, syrup, almond butter, applesauce, almond milk, and vanilla to a medium sized mixing bowl, and whisk until mostly smooth.
    2. Add in the coconut flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, and baking powder and stir with a spatula until completely smooth and no clumps remain.
    3. The batter will be relatively think (not thin like pancake batter).
    4. Preheat a non-stick waffle iron or waffle maker then pour 1/3 cup of batter to the middle of the waffle iron if it’s circular, or place 2-3 tablespoon portions to the middle of the squares for a square waffle maker.
    5. Close the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the waffle maker signals it’s done (my waffle maker has a light that turns green when the waffle is finished cooking)
    6. Carefully remove the waffle using a butter knife and transfer to a plate.
    7. Repeat the process until all the batter is used.
    8. Top waffles with your favourite toppings.
    9. Enjoy!

Notes

  • The batter will be thicker, not like a runnier pancake batter, this is normal!
  • Coconut flour is very absorbent, it is not like other flours can needs a lot of liquid. Substituting other flours such as almond flour for the coconut flour will not work in this recipe.

 

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Have a wonderful day!

Christal // NITK

 

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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