Easy Cassava Flour Waffles (Paleo, Grain Free)
These easy Cassava Flour Waffles are so fluffy and delicious! They have that classic waffle texture and taste, but they are made with significantly healthier ingredients. A healthy breakfast that is super easy and tastes like my childhood favorite? Sign me up!
Why You’ll Love These Waffles
These Paleo waffles are bound to become your new go to! Here is why they are the best.
- These grain free waffles are made with only one bowl.
- This recipe is made with only 6 ingredients.
- Add your favorite toppings! Top with maple syrup, nut butters, fresh fruit, and chocolate chips.
- In addition to being Paleo, these waffles are Grain Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free and Sugar Free.
- Unlike most gluten free waffles, these are made without tapioca flour, without almond flour, without oats, without nuts, without baking powder, without xantham gum and without buttermilk.
- Make these waffles alongside some Cassava Flour Pancakes and Cassava Flour Banana Bread for the ultimate breakfast or brunch spread. For more ideas, check out my Breakfast recipes page.
- For more tips and tricks with cassava flour baking, check out my guide to Cassava Flour: Everything You Need to Know.
First, mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Mix until no clumps of flour remain.
Next, turn on waffle maker. Once heated up, spray both sides with nonstick spray.
Pour half of the batter into waffle maker. Cook according to waffle iron instructions. My strong waffle maker took about 3 minutes.
Once waffle is golden and crispy, carefully remove from waffle iron.
Next, spray waffle iron again and add remaining batter. Repeat process.
Finally, top with desired toppings and serve!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Making gluten free waffles from scratch is very similar to making regular waffles. The only difference is using a gluten free flour. In this case, cassava flour is used.
Yes, cassava flour is Paleo.
Cassava flour is a great substitute for white flour. In fact, its texture is very similar to that of all purpose flour.
Yes, cassava flour is significantly healthier than white flour. It is less processed and contains no gluten and no grains.
I do not suggest replacing the eggs in this recipe.
No, cassava flour is not inflammatory. It is said to be anti-inflammatory and full of antioxidants.
Due to its lack of gluten, cassava flour does not rise much while baking.
Expert Tips and Substitutions
Mix waffle batter well, until completely smooth.
Use canned coconut milk (NOT coconut cream). Shake can before opening. Then measure.
Do NOT spray waffle iron while it is heating up. Spray it with nonstick spray just before adding waffle batter. After first waffle is done, spray again before making second waffle.
All waffle irons are different. I recommend reading the manual to figure out how long to cook waffles. I use a strong Belgian waffle maker and my waffles took about 3 minutes.
Once waffles are golden and crispy and easily slide out of waffle maker, they are done cooking.
Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Melted coconut oil can replace the melted butter for a dairy free option.
Another dairy free milk can be used in place of the canned coconut milk, but the batter and waffles might be thinner.
For a recipe with normal gluten free flour, try these Gluten Free Waffles.
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Get the Recipe: Easy Cassava Flour Waffles (Paleo, Grain Free)
- Waffle maker
- First, combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir until no clumps of flour remain.
- Then, turn on waffle maker.
- Once waffle maker is ready to go, spray liberally with nonstick spray.
- Then, pour batter into waffle maker. Cook according to waffle maker instructions.
- Cook until golden and crispy. Mine took about 3 minutes total. Then remove from waffle maker.
- Next, make second waffle. Spray waffle iron with nonstick spray and repeat process.
- Finally, carefully remove waffle from maker and serve.
- Shake canned coconut milk before use. Then, pour and measure.
- Stir waffle batter until smooth. No flour clumps should remain.
- I suggest using canned coconut milk (NOT coconut cream). It is thicker and more creamy than other dairy free milks. Almond milk can be substituted but waffles might be a little thinner.
- All waffle makers are slightly different. Mine is a classic Belgian waffle maker that produces 7 inch waffles.
- Even if your waffle maker is “nonstick” I suggest spraying with nonstick spray. This really helps to get the cooked waffle out.
- Cook until golden and crispy.
- Top with fruit, nut butters, maple syrup, chocolate chips or desired toppings!
- Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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