Blueberry Coconut Waffles – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Low Carb Coconut Flour WafflesFor my second column on Easy Eats Magazine, I decided to tackle breakfast.  And I wanted it to be something the whole family would enjoy, which meant going gluten-free AND low carb.  We all love waffles, and they always feel like a treat.  Plus the leftovers are easy to freeze for future breakfasts. 

My kids are creatures of habit.  Left to their own devices, they would eat the same thing for breakfast, day in and day out.  For my son, it would be all manners of cereal.  For my two daughters, it would be toast with peanut butter.  Day in and day out.  I am up against some time-honored breakfast foods if I am trying to get them to be more gluten-free.  I suppose I could simply go out and buy gluten-free bread and gluten-free cereal to replace the conventional versions, but where’s the fun in that?  I like a challenge, and I like enticing them away from their gluten-filled favorites with breakfast items that seem like special treats, but are actually much healthier than any breads or cereals.  If I can sneak some extra nutrients in there, more power to me.

Low Carb Waffle Recipe

My children are equally predictable on the rare occasion that we go out for breakfast.  Their choice almost inevitably falls to either pancakes (preferably Mickey Mouse shaped) or waffles, with a side of bacon.  The bacon I don’t mind, but now that I understand the dangers of a sugar- and gluten-filled diet, I can’t help but shudder inwardly at those heavy rounds of fried flour.  I remember how, as a kid, I thought pancakes and waffles the ultimate in breakfast food, but I always felt uncomfortably full after eating them.  Given that going out for breakfast is a special thing, I don’t override their choices.  But I do take inspiration from the fact that they love pancakes and waffles so much.

For the rest of the article and the recipe, please see Easy Eats Gluten Free Magazine.

Gluten Free Waffle Recipe

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Comments

  1. Great choice to make waffles! They look so so delicious!

  2. These look amazing!

  3. I love the blueberry coconut combination!

  4. Can’t wait to finish the article. I’m with your kids…I always choose pancakes or waffles when I go out for breakfast!

  5. I tried some gluten-free waffles this weekend and really enjoyed them! Love the addition of blueberries and coconut (for the texture alone)

  6. These are fantastic! I have 2 1/2 year-old twin boys and they love them! Adults and kids alike can truly enjoy these delicious waffles!

  7. These would be great to make ahead of time and store in the freezer for those busy mornings!

  8. Carolyn, these look absolutely fantastic! And my kids would eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner…day in and day out! LOL, kids!

  9. Tiffany would go for pancakes if I make her every day, but mostly she gets oatmeal and fruit for breakfast. Give me a couple more month until she can take decisions all my herself. Not looking forward to all of them :)
    Great breakfast choice Carolyn!

  10. I need to get a waffle iron so I can give these a try Carolyn. Your kids are so fortunate to have a mom who makes homemade waffles for them!

  11. I’m not a kid but I still love me some mickey mouse shaped pancakes :)

  12. I wish I had had waffles for breakfast. These look wonderful. I really need to get my hands on coconut flour. It is the one special flour I haven’t used. Crazy considering I am a nut for coconut :)

  13. These rock! I shared them today on my site :)

  14. These look amazing Carolynn!!

  15. Oh my gosh these waffles look incredible. I’ll take a stack!

  16. I’ve been on a complete waffle crave with this pregnancy and these sound delicious!

  17. Can you tell me what the net carbs are on these? I can’t find it. Thank you…

  18. I want to make these but only have coconut flour. Any suggestions? Can I use only the coconut flour? if so how much?

  19. Where can I find the recipe? the link is not working… thank you

    • Not sure if they have deleted the page. Email me through my contact form and I will send you a hard copy. Thanks!

      • The whole site seems to be down or gone.

        • Hi Caroline,

          Thank you very much for the information – I was also trying to get the recipe in order to encourage more gluten free low carb eating for my children! I would be very grateful to get the recipe, I low coconut flour.

          Thanks
          Deirdre

  20. Joanna Bellini says:

    I hope Im not dense or something….but I’ve looked high and low for the nutritional breakdown on your page, and the recipe page……am I missing it??? thanks.

  21. Just found your website. Love it! The link to the recipe doesn’t seem to work. Where else can I find the recipe? Thanks. .

    • Email me through my contact form and I will send it to you. I really need to add it to my site, since they changed their links!

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