Grain-free and Sugar-free Waffle Review

I love waffles, but the traditional variety is really just a step down from cakes or cookies. My husband also aims at eating grain-free (a non-pregnant me usually does as well). I was thinking that waffles for Saturday morning breakfast would be delightful, if only I could try out a grain-free, sugar-free variety. I came across Health, Home and Happiness’ waffle recipe and decided to give it a try!

  • The recipe (below) calls for 2-4 table spoons of fruit puree. I made my own cinnamon apple concoction (1 apple peeled and cored, diced and simmered with 1 tsp vanilla, 1-2 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp maple syrup, and 1 tbsp water until soft, then mashed) and added the 4 table spoons (1/4 cup).
  • I’m out of honey, so I used maple syrup, but only added an additional 2 tsp
  • I also added 1 tsp additional vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon

The result:

  • My Belgian waffle maker made 6 waffles
  • The waffles didn’t crisp up as much as I like, but they weren’t super soggy, either
  • The large amount of egg gave them kind of a foamy texture
  • I couldn’t taste the fruit in them
  • They were certainly edible, but I might try some changes next time, and make more fruit compote to eat them with!

Here is the original recipe:

 

Coconut Flour Waffle Recipe

Makes approximately 8 waffles

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons melted butter, ghee, or coconut oil (Buy Butter or Coconut Oil here)
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (Buy Coconut Flour here)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2-4 tablespoons pureed apple, pumpkin, banana, pear, or other mix in (optional– the waffles pictured above are pumpkin)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt (Buy Sea Salt here)

Directions:

Preheat waffle iron (I always use high), grease generously with coconut oil or ghee. Mix all ingredients until smooth. Pour batter onto waffle iron, and using a butter knife or the back of a spoon, spread the batter to evenly distribute over the iron. Cook 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Repeat with the remaining batter, keeping cooked waffles covered with foil in a 200 degree oven to keep warm if you wish.

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