May 5, 2014

Gluten Free Blueberry Waffles

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Gluten Free Blueberry Waffles!

One of my latest guilty pleasures is stalking Paleo & Whole30 focused Instagram accounts. I’m not sure why, but I find it fascinating to see how it all works. There are some really good weight loss Instagrams that I’m into too. It’s so dang inspiring.

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One of the accounts I follow is @againstallgrain (Danielle of Against all Grain). She’s lives in the Bay Area too! I checked out her latest cookbook from the library and was intrigued by all of her Grain Free/Dairy Free options. First on the list of things to make? Blueberry Waffles. I was hoping they’d be a good option for Cooper, who told me two days ago that he now loves blueberries. I wonder if he’s been reading his favorite Curious George  book again when he’s supposed to be sleeping? That’s a big fat YES.

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As someone who loves waffles, I think these are pretty good for being gluten & dairy free!  The best part is getting a fat juicy blueberry every few bites. How did Cooper fare? Well, he decided he only likes uncooked blueberries this week. So two of these waffles were made sans blueberries. Still good and still kid approved. I wonder if he’d like it if I made them with strawberries? Bananas? Chocolate? He did like these vegan Banana Walnut Waffles and these Gluten Free Coconut Waffles were a hit too (aaaahhh baby Cooper!!).  Will these waffles replace my flourless pancakes obsession? Who knows…

And we’re off!  This post was brought to you by my SUNNY kitchen window.

The light! It’s crazy bright these days.

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We blend everything except the blueberries in a high speed bender.

Coconut flour does wonders.

Note to self: Ask readers if they have any good recipes that involve coconut flour.

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BATTER. The cashews make it creamy. It’s thick & smooth! Cashews also make it dairy free!

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We heat up our waffle maker waffle maker and add the blueberries on top. This totally feels like that Curious George book except there isn’t a mischievous monkey in my kitchen. Oh wait… there is and he ACTUALLY gets in trouble instead of getting away with being naughty.

Side note: Do other people find Curious George annoying? It’s like that kid that gets away with everything. I just can’t.

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Look at those blueberries! They’re bursting with juice!

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Flip them over onto a plate. Top with a little maple syrup.

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You could stop right here…and dig in. BUT WAIT!

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Why don’t we add some homemade coconut butter and some extra blueberries?

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There we go.

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#paleofriendly #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree #isthiswhole30 #idontknow #ithinkyoucantdomaplesyrup#imgonnaeatitanyway #shutterbeanbreakfast #quititwiththehashtags #seriously

Here are a few of my favorite healthy eating Instagram accounts:

@heidiapples  Heidi and I have such similar taste in food. I love everything she posts.

@eating_whole   Lauren’s feed inspires me daily! I love seeing how she eats & feeds her daughter.

@mmmoky_  Moky is a 17 girl who lives in Rome. It’s nice to see a teenager eating so well! I love her smoothies and how she styles her food.

@againstallgrain  Good grain-free/dairy-free food. Danielle is such an entrepreneur! I like seeing what she’s up to.

@amazon_ashley  A mom of three who is doing the Whole30/Paleo thing. She’s on a weight loss journey and her food makes me hungry.

@bondiharvest  A mixture of great nature photos with good food. You should check him out on Youtube. I want to make everything he posts. So inspiring!

Gluten Free Blueberry Waffles

recipe slightly adapted from Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great

  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup raw cashews or macadamia nuts
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2-3 tablespoons coconut butter, for serving

Preheat waffle iron. Place all the ingredients except the blueberries into a high speed blender and blend at low for 30 seconds, then increase to high and continue blending until batter is smooth, about another 30 seconds.

Spoon the batter into the waffle iron, filling halfway and spreading evenly. Sprinkle a handful of blueberries over the batter. Close the lid and cook for 45 seconds to 1 minute, until the steam stops rising from the machine and the waffles easily release with a fork.

Keep waffles warm in the oven while you finish making the rest of the waffles. Top with maple syrup, additional blueberries and coconut butter.

*** Reprinted with permission from Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great by Danielle Walker (Victory Belt Publishing, 2013).***

  • Jessica Rose

    Thanks for this…now following some of the guys on bloglovin.


  • Maryea {happy healthy mama}

    These look fabulous! Thanks for sharing your favorite IG accounts to follow, too. I love finding new foodies to follow.

  • S

    Those waffles look awesome, but we have a nut allergy here so I’ll have to continue making them nut free.

    My least favorite thing about Curious George is why didn’t they leave the poor little guy in the jungle?

  • Erin

    These look fantastic! I still have a freezer full of blueberries from last summer…hmm.

    Thanks for sharing your favorite IG accounts! New inspiration is always welcome.

  • Sophie Harriet

    Wow these look incredible! Waffles aren’t the most common breakfast food here in Ireland, so I’d definitely be keen to spice things up and give them a try!

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

    Ohhh I love a good waffle!

  • Ibbs

    YIPPEE a Tracy recipe I can make – totally dairy free 🙂
    Though I don’t have a waffle maker, so will improvise with pancake instead
    x x x
    {The Lobster & Me}

    • Tracy

      Good luck! Let me know how it goes 🙂

    • Maureen

      If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can always use a grill pan. You end up with one big wavy waffle instead of smaller ones, but they taste just as good.

  • Carissa

    These look delicious! I love blueberries in waffles & pancakes so much. Can’t wait to try these.

  • Mira C

    Hooooooo my gosh these look so good! I will definitely make these this week!

  • cocinaros

    Riquisimos! Tienen un color precioso! Me muero por probarlos… me encanta el coco!

  • Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

    i have never tried coconut flour but grain free things always interests me. thanks for sharing this. i am pinning this to try sometime soon,

  • Amberlee

    Thanks for the GF recipe! I’m new to the whole GF thing after discovering that my years of migraines and joint pain are due to gluten. Boo, I like baguettes too much for this business. Oh well, new food adventures await…

    Oh & Joy the Baker has a nice strawberry cupcake recipe on her blog that uses coconut flour. Yumm!

    • Tracy

      Boo indeed! I’m glad you figured out what the culprit was though. So yay for that!

  • Taylor

    These look so delicious! Breakfast foods are my favorite, but filling up on pancakes, french toast, and waffles aren’t really the best way to start the day (so many delicious carbs!) so I’m always trying to find a good recipe that can substitute and make it healthier.


  • Claire @Lemon Jelly Cake

    I’m really curious to try this. I don’t usually seek out gluten free recipes, but this one sounds so good (waffles! blueberries! breakfast!) and I like that I wouldn’t have to buy a bunch of ingredients I might never use again. 🙂


    I’m hoping my blog has some good coconut flour recipes 😉 I’m Paleo as well, and if you like teenagers with healthy-ish eating habits, I’m 15! I’m with Cooper here though – uncooked blueberries are the best!

  • Heather

    Glad to see you recreated one of Danielle’s recipes! I bought her book a few months back and oh my! I couldn’t get enough of her recipes, just this past weekend I made her Gluten free Pad Thai she showcased on the Dr.’s shows, the sauce was to die for!

  • Caz

    hmmm these intrigue me, but does the coconut flour/oil make them overly cocnutty? I’m not a huge fan of coconut, but so many gluten/dairy free recipes make use of it.

  • Katie

    This could just get a milk and wheat-lover to go gluten AND dairy free. Beautiful! Thanks for the Instagram tips.

  • Amy

    Yummy! My grandmother recently gave me an antique stove top waffle iron so I can’t wait to make use of it with some new-fashioned waffles.
    I use coconut flour in some of my recipes it gives quick breads a wonderful texture but you need to add extra moisture as it is very absorbent. This gluten free coconut banana bread is my little sister’s favourite for breakfast or post run snack http://thoroughlynourishedlife.com/2013/02/25/promise-me-this-gluten-free-coconut-banana-bread/
    Thanks for our next breakfast treat Tracy!

  • Kate

    These look great! I need to stop putting it off and buy a decent blender, so I can make these and yummy smoothies! Thanks for sharing some of your favorite IG accounts!

  • Ashley

    The sunshine + shadows are so much fun in these photos! And obviously, yay waffles!

  • Susan G

    Another recipe to add to my growing list of recipes to try that include Coconut Flour, which for some reason seems so hard for me to buy! The closest health food shop that has it is half an hours drive away, and I was actually there on Sunday, with it in my hands. Then I realised that I left my purse at home. P.S. Yes, I love the full sunlight you’ve got going on here.

    • Tracy

      oh daaaaaaaang. I did that when I was shopping with Cooper the other day. NOT FUN.

  • Carley Grorud

    I have the All Against Grain cookbook and LOVE these waffles. You totally don’t feel like you’re eating healthy when you eat these. You can have Grade B maple syrup on Paleo but not on #Whole30. In fact you couldn’t eat theses waffles on Whole 30. But Whole 30 is craziness! I only made it 20 days. #Whole20

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I’m kind of in love with these waffles. They look so good, and with the cashews inside I’m craving them!

    My husband is doing Whole30 right now. And I want to die, ha. 🙂

    • Tracy

      hahaha! I cannot imagine my husband EVER doing the whole30. Good luck to you!

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    So this is why I woke up to a whole bunch of new followers 🙂 Thank you, lovely, how nice. I followed the links you posted & baby Cooper is entirely too much to handle. I will definitely make these!! Thanks. Favourite coconut flour recipes: http://www.topwithcinnamon.com/2014/04/flourless-browned-butter-brownies-gluten-free-grain-free.html (best amazing wow). & then these were fun, not as good as regular ones but still pretty darn good: http://applesundermybed.com/2013/12/20/coconut-baked-doughnuts-with-macadamia-maple-glaze/ xx

  • Bailey Wallace

    OH. MY. GOD. I cannot wait to make these in my parent’s waffle maker! But I may not share and eat them all myself. =]

  • Heather Christo

    thank you SO much for these instagrams to follow Tracy! If I can just figure out how to make these sans eggs, my kids will be in business!

  • Millie

    I live for blueberries in pancakes and waffles! I love the juiciness that they bring to the table!! Also, these sound amazing with coconut and cashews!! Yum!!

    • Tracy

      They’re so juicy. And I love how pretty they are when they’re cooked. That purpley-blue!

  • TheBBRcast

    Thank you for the recipe!

  • jackie

    Just made these. They are wonderful!! Thanks so much for posting the recipe. Never ceases to amaze me what can be made with things other than wheat flour. 🙂 You’re the best, Tracy – I love your site so much.

  • Tracy | Pale Yellow

    I have a whole bag of coconut flour leftover from needing 1/4 cup for a brownie recipe, I can’t wait to turn these into pancakes! Or maybe I’ll just buy a waffle maker…

  • michele

    these waffles are so freakin delicious, thanks for posting!!!

  • lauren

    Ahhhh these look amazing. I miight actually make waffles before work tomorrow. My 10 month old prefers pancakes and waffles for breakfast over anything else, and I like that he can feed himself so I like to make a bunch and freeze for weekdays. How much batter do you use? My waffle iron is giant and deep, I kind of want it to go so I can get a normal sized one.
    I just went and pinned some of those recipes and followed some of those instagrammers. I am easily influenced!
    Baby cooper was so cute! He looks the same, but mini 🙂

  • Kristen Howerton

    I am totally obsessed with these whole30 accounts too! Adding the new ones right now . . .

  • Kali

    Oh, I loved how hilarious the hashtags are. Makes me think of the Jimmy Fallon #hashtag videos.

  • Shabnam

    These look amaze! Do you have a good waffle iron reccomendation?

  • Bree

    I love that you’re looking at the paleo and whole30 accounts! I’ve been following your blog for years before I ever transitioned to paleo and still love looking at your recipes even when I can’t necessarily make them for myself. I’ve eaten paleo/primal for about a year and a half now, completed 4 whole30s (one with my husband, who I thought would never do it, but he humored me in January and did it), and I have never felt better. I’m currently undergoing a 21 day sugar detox, so no maple syrup, but these waffles look amazing for when I’m done. One thing that paleo has really taught me is how to enjoy real food and the real flavors of food. Now when I eat something processed I can taste the fake. I also love how instagram has turned it into food porn. When I’m needing inspiration I stalk the hashtags to see what everyone else is cooking up.

  • Erica

    Hi Tracy,

    So good to see you enjoying coconut flour. Just fyi, I have a book that is about to be/or is coming out with tons of health coconut flour recipes (with lots of gluten-free and nut-free recipes!) I’d love to send you a copy for review, if you’re up for it.

    Best wishes,

    • Tracy

      Your publisher contacted me! I can’t wait to see your cookbook. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

  • Lisa Bowden

    These are amazing! The best waffles I have ever eaten. In. My. Life.

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