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.

 

Gluten Free Waffle Recipe

 

This recipe and article originally appeared on Easy Eats Gluten Free Magazine. However, the magazine appears to be defunct and as a courtesy to you, I have republished the recipe here. I am no longer exactly sure how many servings the recipe made, so 6 to 8 is an estimate.

Blueberry Coconut Waffles – Low Carb and Gluten-Free

Yield: 6 to 8 waffles (4x4 inches)

Serving Size: 1 waffles

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup finely shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp granulated erythritol (or sugar)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup milk or almond milk
  • ¾ cup frozen blueberries
  • Coconut oil for the waffle iron

Instructions

  1. Preheat waffle iron. Preheat oven to 200F and place a metal cooling rack over a large baking sheet.
  2. In large bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, almond flour, shredded coconut, erythritol, baking powder and salt. Stir in eggs, melted coconut oil and milk. Carefully fold in blueberries.
  3. Once waffle iron is hot, grease generously with coconut oil and then spoon about ¼ of the batter into the hot iron. Spread evenly over iron with back of a spoon. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. Once cooked, transfer to prepared baking sheet and keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining batter.

Notes

Serves 6 to 8. For 8 servings, each has 7.41 g of carbs and 3.41 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 4 g.

Food energy: 199kcal Saturated fatty acids: 12.22g Total fat: 16.50g Calories from fat: 148 Cholesterol: 116mg Carbohydrate, by difference: 7.41g Total dietary fiber: 3.41g Protein: 5.79g Sodium: 237mg

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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!

  22. I cant get to the recipe! The link is not working. Can someone post it please. I really want to make these!!

  23. The link is broken – can you fix it or re-post your recipe??

    Ive made this 10times and love it but still need the recipe :)

    • Just posted it now! Since you’ve made it so many times, can you tell me how many waffles it makes? I don’t have that in my notes any more. I guessed at 6 to 8.

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