Coconut Waffles with Maple Cream

gluten freen coconut waffles

Dear Joy,

I could send you a text but I'm much better at typing on a keyboard. You might already know this from my never-ending typos. I have big thumbs. We both have big hands. I'm telling the world this. It's true. Anyways HELLO! I took your advice. I didn't tell Casey that your Toasted Coconut Waffles were Gluten Free! He had no idea! He devoured one and then he proceeded to climb back into bed to sleep it off. You apparently invented amazing waffles that require slumber! Way to go! Honestly, I think he just wanted to dodge cleaning up my mess in the kitchen...and it worked. I'll have to try that when he makes me something to eat...which will be never. Wait. He does make rice... in the rice maker. I'm gonna collapse on our bed like one of those fainting goats when he makes his next batch. Watch me.

coconut flour!

Coconut flour. You're right. It's pretty awesome. I mean...I know how much we looooove our coconut oil, but FLOUR?!! I think I might have tried a few tablespoons of it on its own. It's sweet, savory and not boring like regular flour. I'm thinking it could be a good substitute for the whole wheat flour in the Coconut Shrimp I made. Do you think that would work? Have you used it for that application yet? It was cool to see how it expanded in the batter. I was worried for 2.5 seconds and then BAM the batter was all pudding like. You know your stuff. I bet you have made many many MANY gluten-free people jump for JOY with this recipe. Do you get sick of that pun?


I was going to make my own apricot compote for the waffles, but I couldn't find my dried apricots! I think I used them all up in that late night batch of Apricot Pistachio Granola last week. I stood in front of my pantry for 10 minutes willing a bag of apricots to appear. It didn't work. Have you ever willed food to appear? Did it work? So I didn't have any apricots BUT I did have a banana and some dark chocolate. I sprinkled those both on top. YIKES. It was like dessert for breakfast! It required a glass of water but that didn't stop me from cleaning my plate.

Anyways, I like you & your taste buds. I also like that I can text you at 7:50am on a Sunday morning with a picture of my steaming waffle maker because I know you're already awake. Thanks for being a person who doesn't like to waste a Sunday morning.

Your bud,


And we're off!

Gather your ingredients. Ignore the peanut butter. I didn't use it. Or eat some while you're working.

ingredient PARTAY

Toast up your coconut!


Coconut oil, eggs, agave, vanilla & mashed bananas get a whisking!

mixa mixa mixa

Put the coconut flour, baking soda & salt into a bowl. Whisk!

coconut flour , salt & baking soda

Now add the coconut flour to the wet ingredients. Throw in some additional toasted coconut. Let the batter sit.

dry ingredients + coconut

Scoop batter onto the waffle iron. Put the cooked waffles in the oven at 200F to keep warm.

the batter spreads

And while your batter is all steamy and cooking, make the maple whipped cream!

waffling in progress

Hello maple. Hello whipping cream.

hello maple

Hello new favorite thing.

maple whipped cream

Take a potato peeler and shred some dark chocolate.

hello dark chocolate

And here's a waffle that got all fancy!


Stay awake. Don't fall asleep.

gluten freen coconut waffles

Joy--Cooper says thank you for the fantastic waffles!

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He thought the whipped cream was ICE CREAM!

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He ate two waffles while us adults could only finish one. That's my boy!

Coconut Waffles with Maple Whipped Cream

Makes about 5 waffles

(recipe slightly adapted from Joy the Baker)

For the waffles:

  • 1/3 cup sweetened or unsweetened shredded coconut, toasted
  • 4 tablespoons melted coconut oil, or unsalted butter
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons mashed bananas

For the maple whipped cream:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Toppings for the waffles:

  • maple whipped cream (see recipe above)
  • sliced banana
  • shaved dark chocolate

Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F.

Place coconut on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for about 6 minutes until golden brown. Take coconut out of the oven and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together coconut oil, eggs, agave nectar, vanilla extract, and mashed bananas.  Whisk until well incorporated.

In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, salt, and baking soda.  Work the mixture with your fingers to ensure that the coconut flour doesn’t have any lumps.

Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.  Mixture will begin to thicken as you whisk.  Add the toasted, shredded coconut and whisk to incorporate.  Allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes while you plug in and preheat the waffle iron.

If you have a round waffle iron like I do, use about a 3/4 full ice cream scoop's worth of batter for each waffle.

To make the maple cream, whisk together heavy cream and maple syrup, in a medium bowl, until soft peaks form.

Make the waffles, add a big dollop of whipped cream on top with a few slices of banana & some dark chocolate shavings. Throw some of the toasted coconut on top of the waffle and call it a day. Clean the kitchen before you go into a coma. Don't be lazy.

***Shutterbean Notes***

-When I put the coconut oil in the eggs, it hardened. My eggs weren't at room temperature but it worked out fine! Don't be scared. It melts when you make the waffles.

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  • May 15, 2011

    Dear Tracy and Joy,

    You guys are the cutest. Also, I really need to buy coconut flour.

    Janet (pronounced Goyk)

  • May 15, 2011

    It looks amazing and definitely sleep inducing, and hooray for being gluten free!

    I'll be making this next weekend.

  • May 15, 2011

    These are so dreamy looking. Both you and Joy are amazing for making these. Yum.

  • May 15, 2011

    These are smashing! I also bookmarked these from Joy's site. So. Yummy.

  • I need to get me a waffle maker!!!

  • Sarah K.
    May 16, 2011

    I totally printed this recipe last week! I have to go and find coconut flour today because obviously, these can't wait any longer ;)

  • May 16, 2011

    that last shot is adorable! and the waffles look great

  • May 16, 2011

    SO adorable - I'd make these just because of that smile! Fun post! (exclamation marks completely on purpose :D )

    • May 16, 2011

      heehee! I tend to overuse exclamation marks. But I'm glad yours are on purpose.

  • May 16, 2011

    Oh you two are casting a coconut spell on me..... I might just smear this banana ice cream all over it and call it a morning.....

  • May 16, 2011

    You and Joy are making me want a waffle maker! How ghetto would it be to try using my Foreman grill? (pretty ghetto...especially when it all drips out) I do want to try coconut flour though. Fun post!

  • May 16, 2011

    Why must you make me drool?

  • liz
    May 23, 2011

    i loved these waffles. i mean pancakes. forgot to pack my waffle maker to prepare recipe at a friends house. they were DELICIOUS as pancakes, oh and without the baking soda as well.
    thank you tracy and joy for this recipe and adorable blog posts!

  • lesli
    January 27, 2013

    can you tell me what kind of waffle iron you have?? love it!!!

  • Jenna
    April 30, 2013

    I just made these & they were AMAZING. Also love the fainting goat video (I only just found this post when I was looking up coconut oil/ butter recipes so I'm a bit behind!) Reminded me of the yelling Oprah goat video which always reminds me of you Tracy!

  • June 26, 2013

    They can simply be constructed of cardboard boxes and aluminum foil.
    A crock pot that can be removed from the heating element (or base) is helpful for browning meats.
    After you gain some experience, you can begin to
    improvise with chicken or beef broth, wine, tomato juice,etc.

  • erinlucy
    October 23, 2014

    i was searching for a compote recipe on yer blog (i couldn't find one - do you have one?) and i stumbled across this post. LOOK at baby Cooper! SO cute

    • Tracy
      October 23, 2014

      oh! I don't. What kind of compote are you looking for?

      • erinlucy
        October 24, 2014

        something fruity to have with your killer granola! But it's coming into summer here, is that a bad season for compote? What a crazy sounding question.

        • Tracy
          October 25, 2014

          oh! i would cut up some peaches or nectarines and stew them with a little cinnamon and sugar. PERFECTION!

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