Coconut Flour Protein Waffles

Healthy Coconut Flour Waffles with honey Coconut Flour Protein Waffles

When we went grain free, I thought I had given up the waffle iron forever. In fact, it sat in our attic for a year until the kids asked if we could make waffles again. I played around with a lot of ideas and eventually came up with this protein packed recipe for grain free, dairy optional, coconut flour waffles that are fast and easy to make! Just don’t try to eat as many of these as you could regular waffles- they are extra filling!

For a fast, on the go breakfast- make a waffle, cut in half and put eggs and bacon/sausage inside to make a fast and healthy breakfast sandwich! Check out some other breakfast ideas here.

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Coconut Flour Protein Waffles
Recipe type: Breakfast
  1. Crack the eggs into a medium sized bowl and beat with whisk or immersion blender
  2. Add the melted butter or oil, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and mix well
  3. Add the coconut flour and mix well (immersion blender is best for getting rid of clumps)
  4. Batter should be thick. If it is too thin, add a little more coconut flour.
  5. Spoon into heated and greased waffle iron and cook until light brown and firm to touch (about 3 minutes on mine)
  6. Serve with a pat of butter and some homemade strawberry syrup (heat frozen strawberries and blend) or pure maple syrup or almond butter.

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Reader Comments

  1. Amanda says

    Wow – these were awesome! Just made them for my six-year-old this morning. He is normally opposed to ‘new’ things…but he loved these with a little honey. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Stephanie says

    These are a hit :) Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! They are perfect for a treat in my kids lunch box too!

  3. Kelly smith says

    What kind of waffle maker do you use?  I think my daughter would eat more waffles if I could find a classic (as opposed to Belgian) style waffle maker.  Belgians are just too thick for us, but I can’t seem to find a decent classic waffle maker!

    • says

      We use a George Foreman with changeable plates (grilling, eggs, etc)
      with the waffle plates. it was a wedding gift, but I’ve seen some
      regular waffle makers online for decently cheap too.

    • says

      We use a George Foreman with changeable plates (grilling, eggs, etc)
      with the waffle plates. it was a wedding gift, but I’ve seen some
      regular waffle makers online for decently cheap too.

    • says

      We use a George Foreman with changeable plates (grilling, eggs, etc)
      with the waffle plates. it was a wedding gift, but I’ve seen some
      regular waffle makers online for decently cheap too.

      • Ashley says

        Hi Wellness Mamma,

        I have been searching the internet for days to find an electric waffle iron that is either cast iron or ceramic or stainless steel, to avoid toxic “nonstick” surfaces like Teflon. I do not have a stove top, so I cant use the traditional cast iron ones. I found a George Foreman grill with waffle plates like you use, but they are “nonstick”, implying they are teflon. The only other electric option I have found is the Oster Duraceramic (which claims the surface is PFOA and PTFE free and thus teflon free). The company that makes the “duraceramic” coating does not disclose what chemicals they are using (, so it’s toxicity is unknown.

        Can you suggest an electric waffle iron that is KNOWN toxic-free? I just want to make some waffles :(

  4. Sarita says

    How about using almond flour or some kind of ground nuts if you don’t want coconut for breakfast? (and bananas? mmm…) I will have to try this. Breakfast is definitely the hardest meal for me to go grain free on!

  5. Clouse30 says

    My kids absolutely loved these!! I made these as a special treat this morning and they gobbled them up. Then with the leftovers, I used them at lunch as a bread replacement. Thank you!!

  6. says

    I made these as our breakfast for dinner today!  I have a waffle iron that makes small rectangular waffles, and this recipe made 12 of them.  I found them easy to make and they cooked up nicely, although I had to leave them on the iron for a LONG time to get them nice and brown and crispy on the outside.  My kids (7 and 9 years) ate 2 each, the 9 yo said they were “a bit too fluffy but not too bad.”  I think that was simply because he’s not used to homemade waffles, he prefers the Eggo kind.  I ate mine with peanut butter, butter and maple syrup – YUM.  

  7. Lisa says

    VERY curious to know how you grease your waffle iron?  I used to use olive oil in a sprayer until I learned the dangers of heating it.  I’ve got a belgian waffle maker, and can’t figure out how to grease it with coconut oil or butter.  Suggestions?

      • Trish Vandusen says

        I use a Misto Brushed Aluminum Olive Oil Sprayer for my coconut oil. i fill it and when i know i will be using it i fill the sink with enough hot water to let it stand to melt the coconut oil. spray and on your way ?

    • Megan says

      I keep a nylon basting brush in with my coconut oil by the stove for oiling things like this. If the oil is hard, I take a basting brush and place it on the waffle griddle to warm it up then stick it in the hard oil. Enough will melt on to the basting brush to oil most things, repeat until everything is oiled.

    • Sylvia says

      I add sesame oil to what ever oil I choose to use. It naturally contains sesamin whuch gives it a higher burn rate and has been shown when added to other oils such as butter, olive oil etc to give them a higher burn rate.

  8. Natalie says

    I shouldn’t have seen this recipe!  Now I’m addicted :P  Seriously though, I love them and they are filling but not so good for my waste and now I don’t know how to stop eating them.  haha 

    Would you say almond flour is less carby then coconut flour?  I gain weight easily with carbs… ;(  

  9. Aura says

    I love these; I though I would never have a waffle again after going grain-free! I was wondering, though…Do these freeze well for those days I want waffles and I’m too lazy to make fresh ones?

  10. Alexandra says

    Wow, these look fabulous! My waffle iron has been sitting in a cabinet unused for about 3 years and I’ve been debating getting rid of it! Would it be ok to add a bit of baking powder or soda to get them to rise a bit?

    Love your blog by the way. Thanks for all you do to keep us educated on creating a healthy lifestyle for our families!

  11. Daisy Ryan Adkins says

    We love these! I sent the recipe to a friend who is on a pretty strict diet right now, and these fit right in with what she needs to eat! But she doesn’t have a waffle maker. Can see make these as pancakes, perhaps?? Thanks so much!!

  12. Jessie says

    I made this today and they came out really bad. I don’t blame the recipe I believe I messed it up. Did anyone have an overwhelming cinnamon taste? I divided the recipe in half. The waffles cooked well but when we went to eat them they were so bitter. I think the problem is too much cinnamon or that I used vanillain instead of vanilla (I didn’t look up how much I should use so I used 1tsp). I want to try it again with the full recipe.

  13. says

    I made these this morning and they were a really nice base. It would be super easy to spice them with whatever you want really or even consider making them savory minus the vanilla! I added some raisins for toddler appeal and served with organic butter, a dab of honey, and sliced banana. Yum! We halved and got 3 waffles and as others have mentioned, one is enough, even for an adult!

  14. Rach says

    I noticed in a lot of recipes using coconut flour, so many eggs are used. Is it necessary to use that many eggs? I love eggs and know that they’re good for you (pastured, organic anyway), but at $4 a dozen, it’s not affordable for me to use 8 eggs for one recipe. Is there a way to reduce the amount of eggs, and if so, would you need to add something else in? Would love to try these!

      • Rach says I understand. I’m trying to cut out some wheat & gluten and trying to keep my 2 yo son away from it, so I’ve been trying more recipes with coconut flour. I’ve used ground flax seed mixed with water to replace eggs, just because I didn’t have any on hand and needed something right away, but that’s not something I normally do. When I can get some cheaper eggs, I’ll try the waffles. Thanks! BTW…if you took the photos of the food, we have the same plates…lol!

  15. says

    I found a recipe for waffles that my family loves, but calls for all- purpose flour. On a whim I used the same recipe but used a blend of flour (almond, coconut and tapioca flour). They turned out great and very very filling. :) Not sure on your take on flour blends. I have found that coconut flour by itself seems to be a bit dry. Maybe I am doing something wrong….

  16. Dana Garland says

    These came out tasting great but were very dry… did I over cook them? Put too much coconut flour in them?…

  17. Evelyn says

    THANK YOU!!!! This has saved our mornings. Half of the family like eggs, the other half gags…. almond flour pancakes, while yummy, the omegas are not something I want everyday, and the almond flour is EXPENSIVE by comparison!


    I also sifted the coconut flour…

  18. Courtney says

    These were surprisingly good. I didn’t think they would really taste like waffles. My only suggestion is that a blender be used to mix it up. The coconut flour really clumps, leaving dry pockets of flour in the waffles if not mixed properly. They were a tad dry, so I will try adding some applesauce or mashed banana in replace of some oil, and maybe some flax or chia seeds in replace of a few eggs to save money. Thanks for the great recipe.

  19. Julie Randall says

    Just made these and they were great. Quick and easy and low in sugar. I used a blender and butter instead of coconut oil. Yum city. Thank you.

  20. Norman says

    Wow… I really want to try this. I love waffles but never eat them cause I don’t want all the carbs. Thanks for sharing. BTW.. Really like your blog (I just found it) :-)

  21. Kristina says

    Really wanted to make these but was almost out of eggs! I used 1 egg and replaced the rest with flax meal… nobody else do that! Not good, haha

  22. Bec says

    Just made these substituting a banana for one of the eggs (just because that’s what was in my kitchen!) and they were great. Very easy recipe. Just starting to move to low sugar free household so first comment from my daughter was “they’re not sweet!” but she did enjoy them once she got used to the idea they’re different from our usual ones :-)

  23. Diana says

    My 5 kids 18, 16, 9, 7, and 4 loved these. I used butter instead of coconut oil and it gives them a yummy buttery flavor. We top them with pureed strawberries and blueberries.

  24. Els says

    I’m sorry but this really didn’t work for me. As a Belgian used to eating grain, dairy and refined sugarfree, I did not expect a similar taste as the classic wafle. The very dry texture and heavy egg taste made me experiment further with the dough, unfortunately without any luck or better tasting results..

  25. Kristin says

    I have too much coconut flour, so I saw this recipe and wanted to try it. I used it for fried chicken and waffles. I did used regular flour for the chicken, but I’m not gluten free, I just enjoy eating less of it.
    I added a little beer and apple cider vinegar to the batter. I made them on my George Foreman, and 8 minutes at 400 seemed to be the ideal winner. I suggest greasing the plates, because the first couple of mine stuck. I used Paula Deen’s recipe for easy fried chicken, but maybe I’ll find an alternative flour next time. I made a compote out of beer (Oktoberfest- hey it’s fall), turkish apricots, dried bananas, and a diced apple, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, honey, real maple syrup. I served that with the chicken and waffles. Amazing! My boyfriend who is a chef said it was the best thing I’ve ever made! Thank you for the recipe!

  26. Doc says

    I am still perplexed with the use of all the eggs! What else can be used in place of that many eggs? I recently bought some Xanthan Gum. Would that work to replace some of the eggs? How much would I use? Also, I read comments about using flax seed. How much flax seed to water works? Thanks!

  27. Bec says

    I use mashed bananas, one for each egg I want to replace. (I usually do half egg and half banana for the waffles). 1tbsp of chia seeds and 3 tbsp of water is a good egg replacer too. For waffles you might want to blitz the chia in a food processor or coffee grinder so its smoother.

  28. Leny says

    I loved them. I tried to make them crispy but they were only a little bit crispy but that didn’t make them too bad.

  29. Sammie says

    I just made these this morning in my new Belgian waffle maker – LOVED the result!! I have the kind that you flip, and this was it’s maiden voyage. NEXT time, I’ll leave in maybe a minute or so longer to brown just a tad bit more. I also used MCT oil in place of coconut oil (1/4 C), then used a smidge of melted butter on top w/SF maple syrup. I’ll definitely make these again, having them on hand for breakfast would be awesome! Thank you :)

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