I have been wanting to make a waffle recipe for so long! I love crispy waffles even more than pancakes. While I was shopping with a friend in Denver I saw a tiny little waffle maker and had to make it mine. I mean, what better to inspire recipe creation than a tiny little waffle maker? Of course this recipe works with a regular waffle maker as well.
I did have just one little problem with making waffles. Making pancakes for the blog about killed me. It was by far the most frustrating recipe testing experience that I’ve had in 1 1/2 years of this blog, haha. I almost gave up so many times! I also made my husband eat many, many mushy, mealy pancakes. Barf. So I was afraid that waffles would be that same experience, all over again.
Just imagine my delight when I pulled off that first waffle, and the outside was golden brown and crispy, and the inside was soft and cakey! Nailing a recipe on the first try is the BEST. I tend to do quite a bit of planning and research before attempting a recipe and really formulate what I want to try, and the techniques and ingredients to use. So I can nail a recipe on the first try, and just tweak the spices at the end. But baking, that’s 100% different and way more difficult, especially with grain-free baking. I know that waffles aren’t technically baking, but close enough.
But, I nailed these on the first try! They’re very neutral in flavor, but that’s the beauty. You can top them or add any flavorful ingredients you want and they’ll take on all that flavor. My favorite toppings are the classic butter and maple syrup. But I’m never opposed to some berries or curd or jam. I’m salivating just thinking about it. But you throw whatever you want on there. You can even prep these on the weekends and then refrigerate or freeze them. Then just pop them into a toaster to crisp them up again before eating. Most importantly, enjoy them!
Crispy Grain-Free Waffles
3/4c almond flour
3/4c arrowroot starch
3T apple sauce
1 1/2t aluminum-free baking powder
1 1/2T avocado oil
Plug in your waffle maker and allow it warm up while you make your batter.
In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients, until the batter is well combined.
Oil the waffle maker, then scoop in 3T of batter (for the mini waffle maker) and let it cook for 3-4 mins. If you intend to freeze these and eat them another time, you may want to par-cook them just slightly.
Once the waffle is done, eat it! Or, if you’re saving them for later, allow them to cool on a rack until they’re room temperature. Then pop them into a sealed container and refrigerate or freeze them.
If you make these waffles, snap a photo for me! Post your picture on Instagram, and tag me at #ideatthatfoodtoo. You can also Pin this picture so you don't forget to make these next time you need a treat!