I realize I haven’t shared a recipe in a while. Ever since doing the Whole 30 Challenge at the end of last summer I haven’t been eating like I used to. I’ve committed to being gluten free and Paleo when possible. I notice such a difference in my energy level and the positive effects on my emotional well-being when I eat this way.
Because of this diet change, I kind of thought others wouldn’t be as interested in my recipes. But, as I go through Pinterest and even look at the New York Times best selling Dinning List, I think I’ve underestimated the audience. Two of my favorite food blogs have books in the top 20! Check out Nom Nom Paleo and Against All Grain.
The great thing about these waffles is that they are good, soft and fluffy. And they happen to be Paleo, Grain-Free. As with all the recipes I like to share, I want to share them because I think they are good and you’ll enjoy them. If they also happen to be helpful to your diet then that’s even better! I know this change in my diet has definitely been positive for me.
These waffles are also great for Valentines day breakfast. The pecans in the batter turn the insides pink!
Paleo Grain Free Waffles
Adapted from Against All Grain
Makes 2 waffles
1 cup raw pecans
1/3 cup coconut milk (or other non dairy milk)
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons coconut flour
1 1/2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
- Place the pecans, eggs, milk, oil, syrup and vanilla in your blender. Any blender will do, you don’t need a high speed one for this recipe! Blend well for about a minute or until it looks very smooth.
- Now add the salt, baking soda, coconut flour, and arrowroot to the blender. Blend until the the dry ingredients are incorporated.
- I let the batter sit for a minute as I let the waffle iron heat up. Grease your waffle iron with coconut oil if you need to. Then spread the batter into the bottom of your iron. The waffles will rise, so keep that in mind when filling it up.
- Cook the waffles for about a minute. I know mine are done when steam starts coming out the sides and the waffles come off the iron easily.
Cover with your favorite toppings and enjoy!