Coconut Flour Waffles (Gluten Free & Dairy Optional)

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When we went grain free, I thought I had given up the waffle iron forever. Instead we ate a lot of variations of frittatas and breakfast casseroles or repurposed leftovers.

The waffle iron 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 recipe. Unlike regular waffles these are packed with protein and can even be made dairy free as well.

Making Waffles With Coconut Flour

Coconut flour is a protein and fiber-packed alternative to normal wheat flour. If you’ve never cooked with coconut flour before, it takes a little practice to learn to use correctly. You should definitely be made aware that coconut flour acts like a sponge. It soaks up whatever liquid it’s mixed with. For that reason, most recipes that use coconut flour call for only a small amount.

This one uses just half a cup and is whisked together with eight (yes, eight) eggs. The extra eggs are needed to create the right texture with these waffles.

We really like cinnamon (plus it has great health benefits), so I put about a tablespoon of cinnamon in these. Feel free to reduce that amount if you’re not as crazy about the spice as I am.

These coconut flour waffles really are delicious, just don’t try to eat as many of these as you could regular waffles — they are extra filling!

Waffle Breakfast Sandwiches

For a fast, on-the-go breakfast, make a waffle breakfast sandwich. Cut a waffle in half and put eggs and bacon/sausage and maybe a slice of cheese inside.

Leftover waffles are also great crisped up in the toaster or on a baking sheet in the oven.

Coconut Flour Waffle Recipe

A protein and fiber rich waffle recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Calories 405kcal
Author Katie Wells


6 waffles



  • Preheat waffle iron.
  • In a medium size bowl beat the eggs with whisk or immersion blender.
  • Add the melted butter or coconut oil, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt and mix well.
  • Add the coconut flour and mix well. The batter should be thick. If it is too thin, add a little more coconut flour.
  • Spoon into preheated and greased waffle iron and cook until light brown and firm to touch.
  • Serve with a pat of butter and some homemade strawberry syrup, pure maple syrup, or almond butter.


Nutrition Facts
Coconut Flour Waffle Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 waffle)
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 388mg129%
Sodium 650mg28%
Potassium 137mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1185IU24%
Calcium 93mg9%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


This recipe makes 6 waffles for my size of waffle iron, but may make more or less depending on yours.
Make a big batch of these and freeze for an easy breakfast later. To reheat, just pop them in the toaster or oven.

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These coconut flour waffles are made with coconut flour and eggs for a protein pack and healthy breakfast. Low carb and grain free.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


125 responses to “Coconut Flour Waffles (Gluten Free & Dairy Optional)”

  1. Cari Avatar

    5 stars
    Have recently been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, so am looking for things to replace my beloved bread and cereal…These waffles are fab and really filled me up! Thank you

  2. Marilyn Avatar

    I tried these and I used coconut oil in them. They are really dry. Would butter have worked better?

    1. Sarah Avatar

      This recipe doesn’t really work with coconut oil. I would recommend looking at a different recipe because I have had delicious waffles while being paleo, but this one was too dry. 🙂

  3. Pat Avatar

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe! I had one this morning and saved one for later as suggested! I was able to not feel hungry all morning. Delicious!!!! Can’t wait to try your others! Tons of protein too.

  4. Monica Avatar

    5 stars
    Hello! I am excited about your Coconut Flour Waffle because of the protein content! However, I prefer avoiding so many egg yolks…Would this work with less yolks or even only egg whites? Would I add in extra whites and/or an additional fat source? The yolks do also have protein, but I already est so msny eggs…
    Many thanks!!!

  5. Merle Avatar

    Have you found or can you recommend a non-toxic waffle iron? Is cast-iron the only option?

  6. Diana Avatar

    What waffle maker do u recommend? I have a Teflon covered one but I’m looking for a safer option

  7. Tim Avatar

    2 stars
    Extremely dry and eggy. Even with copious amounts of butter and a compote they were downright nasty. There’s not even a hint of coconut flavor. I think cutting back slightly on eggs and adding coconut milk, which some other recipes do, would result in a vastly superior waffle.

    This recipe is not edible as is. A lot of the comments on this site are likely fake. They’re not light and airy as some describe. And definitely not delicious.

    1. Katie - Wellness Mama Avatar

      Sorry you didn’t like them. My own children love them and apparently lots of other people do too. Recipes are all subjective though, so just because one person likes something obviously doesn’t mean that everyone else will, and vice versa…

  8. Rachel a Chalmers Avatar
    Rachel a Chalmers

    3 stars
    they looked great. didn’t stick. they had no flavor. even added some milk, sugar, and strawberries to batter the second time. not for me. I can’t eat veggies or waffles like this for breakfast. I would starve.

  9. Staci Avatar

    4 stars
    I’m new to experimenting with Gluten Free options for medical reasons and decided to try these out. They were a great hit with the 1 and 3 year old(Eggo all the way so that they ate them is great!) I was inspired and started trying different flavor variations. I did a “banana Bread” version by reducing the oil in half and adding a mashed banana. they were still great and I only noticed less browning in the fuller areas by reducing the oil. I tried another again reducing the Oil by half and adding in 4T of pineapple juice and adding ginger, cin and vanilla to make an attempt at a Hawaiian bread inspired one. again they came out good but I would try to make the flavors a bit more prominent the next time.

  10. Grace Avatar

    Would it be okay to use some whey protein powder in this recipe? (or any source of protein- I’ve also got sprouted brown rice and pea protein). Wondering if it’d make the texture too eggy/spongey/tough.

    1. Rikka Zimmerman Avatar
      Rikka Zimmerman

      HA! Maybe the problem is you’re using chocks. Thanks for the laugh.

  11. Charlotte Avatar

    Would this same recipe work to make pancakes? I don’t have a waffle iron and every time I attempt to make pancakes with other coconut flour recipes it completely fails. However the thickness and look of your waffles seem great! Alternatively do you have a pancake recipe if you don’t think this will work?
    Thankyou! 🙂

  12. Jim Avatar

    I made these. Much quicker than ever regular waffles. They worked. TY. I might try whipping the egg whites next time just to see if it can approach a regal wheat waffle a little more. No complaints about this recipe, I will come back for more wheat alternatives. TY again.

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