Extra Crispy Waffles 2 Versions: Paleo or Gluten Free & Vegan.

Extra Crispy Waffles 2 Versions: Paleo or Gluten Free & Vegan.

Its 5:00 am..and I am bright eyed and bushy tailed. (This is so not the usual for me) I'm in the process of trying to adjust my thyroid medication script and as any hypothyroid person knows..with med changes often often comes wonky symptoms..like not sleeping at night and then being exhausted the next day. Since thats the direction I'm headed- I figured I'd type up this ginormous post right now, since I'll be too brain dead within a few hours to possibly write this without forgetting an important ingredient or detail!

Waffles are my current obsession.. and I have a strong suspicion they will be yours too, when you see all the recipes I have coming your way in the next few weeks. Waffles make the most insane tasting sandwiches. When having multiple allergies, or trying to follow Paleo.. bread is usually the first thing to go.. Of course there are all kinds of recipes available to make bread- but I know personally that I usually just don't bother.

But waffles, I can find time for- I mean who can't find time for them? They take less than 15 minutes start to finish. So when I realized how incredible a waffle could taste as the bun to a burger, as the base of a grilled cheese sandwich (and SO much more) I went waffle crazy.

The 1st key to a perfect waffle sandwich is that the waffle MUST be Crispy. And not just crispy but extra crispy and they should be soft on the inside. Since I knew good waffle recipes can be tricky to come by..I decided to create 3.. I really can't stand the idea that anyone might miss out.

The second key to a perfect waffle is to use a waffle iron that makes super thin waffles. Sure, a belgium waffle maker will work..but I don't like them nearly as much.

The first version is a basic Gluten Free/Vegan version using grain based flours. The second is Paleo- and then check out the recipe notes under the Paleo recipe to learn how to make the egg free/ paleo version!

Gluten Free/ Vegan Waffles


  • 1 Cup Sorghum Flour (or 1 1/4 cup Superfine Rice Flour)
  • 1/2 Cup Potato Starch
  • 1 tsp. Potato Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 Tbs Granulated Sugar (any variety)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Oil or melted butter (dairy or non-dairy)
  • 1 1/4 Cup Milk (dairy or nondairy)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice or Vinegar


  1. Pre-heat waffle maker.
  2. Mix all ingredients to create waffle batter
  3. Spray griddle with oil and pour batter onto pre-heated griddle. Times may vary. Recipe will yield between 4- 10 waffles depending on the thickness of each waffle you make.


Instead of the Sorghum flour- brown rice flour flour (or white rice should) should work. Just don't use any flours labeled as "superfine" as they tend to soak up far more liquid and will throw off the proportions of this recipe.

The potato FLOUR in this recipe is essential (yes, its different than than potato starch) its what makes these waffles extra crispy. If you can't find any in stores order some online- I often get it from Nuts.com or Bobs Red Mill.. (Note: If you want to learn more about Potato Flour and how to use it- I have a whole chapter in my books about it..)

For the sugar- any granulated variety will work such as Palm Sugar, Cane Sugar, Sucanat etc.



Paleo Waffles


  • 1 packed cup of blanched Almond Flour
  • 1/2 cup Tapioca (starch)
  • 2 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • 2 TBS of granulated Sugar (any variety!)
  • 1/4 Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/4 cup + 1 TBS of mild flavored oil or melted butter (dairy or nondairy)
  • 1/2 cup of Milk (dairy or nondairy)
  • 1 tsp. Lemon Juice (or Vinegar)


  1. Pre-heat waffle maker.
  2. Mix all ingredients to create waffle batter
  3. Spray griddle with oil and pour batter onto pre-heated griddle. Times may vary. Recipe will yield between 4- 10 waffles depending on the thickness of each waffle you make.


To make this recipe EGG FREE : Instead use 1 1/4 cup Almond Flour and only use 1/2 cup of milk. Leave out the egg and keep the rest of the recipe the same. Your batter for this version is going to be pretty thick- and your waffles are going to be crispy and soft on the inside- and ever so slightly gummy. I wasn't able to work around the slight gumminess 100% without the egg..but thought they were still very delicious.

Cant have almond flour? Another nut or seed flour should work. (such as Hazlenut Flour, Cashew Flour, etc.) Coconut flour will NOT work. Sunflower seed flour tends to turn green when used with baking powder- theres a strong possibility that could happen in this recipe since I used a fair amount of baking powder.

For the sugar- any granulated variety will work such as Palm Sugar, Cane Sugar, Sucanat etc.


Happy Waffle Making!!



Brittany Angell

192 comments | Leave your own

  1. Peg in Kensington, California

    They both sound good. I will have to try them. I am a big fan of Barbara Kafka’s Intolerant Gourmet waffle recipe, although I must admit that I am not a big fan of garbanzo bean flour. The batter on those seems to be better the second day.

  2. Sara Perkins

    Any suggestions on a good waffle iron?

  3. Stephanie

    I cannot express how happy I was to see this pop up in my Facebook feed. My boyfriend use to joke that I was fueled by coffee and waffles, but now being dairy/soy/gluten free, I had to give up waffles. I tried gluten free frozen waffles but just did not like them. THANK YOU for bringing back my fuel!

  4. Liana

    I can’t wait to try these! I have to make the paleo/egg free version due to allergies…..in the note where you explain how to do substitutions to make them egg free, you say to ” Instead use 1 1/4 cup Almond Flour and only use 1/2 cup of milk. ” The original recipe already calls for 1/2 cup of milk….just wondering if this is correct before I warm up my waffle iron and get cooking πŸ™‚

  5. Lauren Lucille Vasser

    Yummmm! You are amazing. Can’t wait to try these.

  6. sona

    Hi Brittany, this is a great recipe. Cant wait till I can try it. Im doing the Virgin diet and trying to heal leaky gut (I have alopecia) so I cant have this yet because of sugar. How long does it take until you know you can occasionally have sugar again without exacerbating leaky gut? When I’m able to eat foods without bloating?

  7. Cassidy @ Cassidy's Craveable Creations

    These look delicious! I think almond flour makes the best tasting waffles!!! Thanks for your recipe πŸ™‚

  8. ticamom

    Could these be frozen after making them?

  9. ticamom

    OMG I just made these and they’re AWESOME! Just like an eggo waffle (in a good way, meaning, no one would ever know it was paleo!) but actually better because I always thought the eggo waffles lacked some crispiness/texture (found them a bit gummy). But I digress, point is, everyone MUST TRY THESE! Thank you so much!

  10. Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    Oh my gosh woman! You are a machine!! I cannot wait to try these. Now I just need the time to actually make waffles. πŸ˜‰

  11. Becky

    I want to try theses. But wonder, which version is in the pics. Also which version is used for the sandwiches?

  12. Julie

    Love your recipes – thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to make these, but don’t have tapioca. Do you think arrowroot could be used in its place until I get tapioca? (I know you can substitute in small quantities in some recipes.)

    1. Karen Otis

      My first comment on any recipe ever! Crispy is something I really missed being Gluten free/ Corn free and sometimes Grain free. These waffles are so nice and crispy!! But to answer your question about arrowroot in place of tapioca…. I substituted arrowroot in place of tapioca and my waffles were great.

  13. Jenna

    I just made these, and I was super excited about them! However, something went terribly wrong. I made the Paleo version. After being in my waffle iron for about a minute, they were extremely gummy. It looked like raw, uncooked dough. I used granular erythritol in place of sugar. Could that be the problem? I also forgot to thaw my tapioca starch (I keep it in the freezer). Did I ruin the recipe by using it cold? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am determined to make these again!

  14. Melissa

    I made the paleo with egg: WOW! Just ate a turkey and melted swiss sandwich and it was delicious. I will be making these on weekends and freezing for all my sandwiches. Thank you.

  15. Fran

    I don’t often leave comments but when something is exceptionally good I feel I have to. I recently went grain free to heal some health issues and had resigned myself to just not having pancakes or waffles. Everything I’ve tried has been more of a weird eggy soufflΓ© type texture in the shape of a pancake or waffle. I’d rather just skip it. Until today when I tried your paleo version of these waffles! Not only were they really good for a “paleo” version but we liked them better than the waffles I used to make when we were just gluten free! So thank you! I smothered mine with strawberries and whipping cream and munched away while thinking loving and happy thoughts about you! πŸ™‚

  16. stephanie

    Sugar Free option: Made the Paleo version, but omitted the sugar completely. Turned out great. Crispy on outside. I usually omit sugar or reduce it significantly in pancakes, waffles, etc. Basically because you are going to put syrup on it anyway. However, it didn’t effect the integrity of the waffle or the crispiness (which I was a bit concerned about). I did however, only have a Belgium waffle maker. I can definitely see where you recommend a regular waffle maker. I only got about 4 waffles, that weren’t entirely filled. So, I agree that a regular waffle maker would work so much better. It didn’t stop me from enjoying your creation though. Yummmmmmm! I fried up an egg & made an egg sandwich after I had some with syrup. Oh MY!!!! Thanks for a great recipe.

    FYI: for a regularly GF Belgium waffle option, Elizabeth Hasslebeck has a fantastic GF waffle recipe in one of her books that is fantastic in a Belgium waffle maker. They taste so great that my gluten eating family literally begs for them. They are made with rice flour, millet & flax. I haven’t tried Brittany’s GF option (I can’t do sorghum).

  17. Jenna

    I made the basic paleo recipe. Thanks!

  18. Keira

    Are there any other flours you can use for the GF version?
    And would Chesnut flour work for the paleo/vegan version?
    Thanks so much!! Really looking forward to trying these πŸ™‚

  19. Andrea

    Wow! I think I am addicted. I made the Paleo Waffles and absolutely love them!

  20. Sherri

    Made the Paleo version tonight and had them with ham, tomato, and cucumber. Yummerific!! I used coconut milk (more like cream), olive oil for the oil, and arrowroot for the starch and the waffles turned out quite “buttery”. My DH asked me if the waffles were hard to make and could I make more. πŸ™‚

  21. Sherri

    Regarding the “gummy” waffles that Jenna referred to, my question is regarding the length of time in the waffle maker, was it enough? I made the Paleo waffles and I had the waffles cook until the steam quit (or had very little left) escaping from the waffle maker. My waffle maker is a Belgian type (non-stick) and that is how I make my waffles: cook until very little steam is escaping.
    I did find that opening the waffle iron after cooking I had to wiggle it a bit, but the release came and I was able to help the waffles out with a fork.

  22. Tiffany

    I made the paleo version and they were PERFECT!! All five of my kids were begging for more:) I have tried so many grain free waffle recipes so I was hesitant but I am so glad I made your recipe. This was the first recipe we tried from your site so now I am off to try more. Thank you so much!!

  23. Erin

    I just made a double batch of the Paleo version of these and oh my they are delicious! Thank you so much for this recipe! πŸ™‚

  24. Melissa Campbell

    I’ve made the gluten free/vegan recipe above about 6 times and the batter turns out different everytime. Sometimes it starts out thin and gets thicker (like it should) and other times it just stays really runny. I noticed that if I put my melted butter in there and stir then add the milk mixture, that it clumps up and stays runny. Maybe something with the hot butter and cold milk. What do you suggest? What order do you put the wet ingredients in? BTW – when the batter does turn out, these waffles are the bomb!! So amazing!! Thank you!

    1. Alisha

      Hi, Melissa,
      I haven’t made these waffles yet so I am not speaking from experience with this particular recipe, but in other grain-based GF/vegan recipes I’ve made that call for milk and melted butter, if I heat the milk enough so that the butter does not chill when mixed with the milk, sometimes it works a lot better. πŸ™‚

  25. Lesley

    Would liquid egg substitute work for the Paleo version instead of just omitting the egg? I’m not vegan, but just have to watch my cholesterol. I can’t wait to try these.

  26. Shelley

    Thanks for a great recipe! I made the Paleo Version last night and these are the best paleo waffles I have ever tried…so crispy and the flavor is amazing!!! My husband agrees. πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  27. Dawn

    I made your waffles last night and used them to make Monte Cristo sandwiches (grilled hame and cheese with raspberry jam on the side for dipping) and they got RAVE reviews around the house. My husband said over and over again how wonderful and crispy they were. My only wish is that they were less greasy. I did have trouble with the butter not mixing in very well, but I was also wondering if I could reduce the amount of butter without affecting the crispiness of the waffles.

    Thank you for your ingenuity in GF foods! πŸ™‚

  28. Nicole

    I have no words for how delicious these are….Truly, none! Feeding my gluten loving husband these and I know he will be fooled, until he sees me bite into them! LOL

  29. Sophie

    Can’t get my head around how great the Paleo Waffles turned out!! I diverged slightly from the original recipe by omitting the granulated sugar and replacing this by a small tsp of honey. Same amazing cripsy result!
    I rarely leave comments, but boy did these bad boys deserve some praise, so thank you Brittany!
    As someone trying to follow a primal way of eating in The Netherlands, where this is still rather unheard of, it’s recipes like yours that make my life so much easier at times.
    The whole family loved the waffles and I’m certain these will become a staple in our house!

  30. Laura

    Made the grain free and egg free version this morning. Amazing, not gummy at all. I have been missing waffles since I haven’t been able to eat eggs.

  31. Lesley

    Would I be able to replace the tapioca starch with any of the lower carb flours (except coconut)? I’m pre-diabetic and need to watch the carbs. Do you think quinoa, buckwheat or teft would work?
    I really want to make these.

  32. Simone

    I am OBSESSED with the paleo waffles. They are the best i’ve ever had! i’m having a bunch of my girlfriends over tonight for a waffle bar dinner πŸ™‚ thank you so so much!

  33. Susan P

    i’ve made your waffles (paleo version) for the BLT hamburger you suggested and also as waffles. I think i got 4 1/2 out of my Belgian waffle maker (very deep pockets) when I used them as regular waffles. When I used them as the “bun” for the burger, I omitted the sugar completely and they were awesome!

    I do have a question though: and maybe I missed someone else asking this – can you substitute chia seed gel for the egg? I have barely started experiementing with chia seed gel so I have no idea how it reacts to anything really, but for people who must be egg free and like the crispy without the gummy (I think you said without the egg it might be a bit gummier), I thought it might be an idea to ask. Thanks!

  34. Simone

    Quick question, has anyone tried adding fruit to the batter before cooking? Do I need to change the recipe or do I just add fruit?
    thanks so much!

  35. Nicole

    Pure waffle genius!!! I just made the Paleo waffles in my Belgium waffle maker since I haven’t been able to get out to buy a cheapo one that makes smaller ones and I must say that this recipe is pure perfection! I can’t use tapioca since it’s not nice to my tummy so I subbed arrowroot and they are still beautiful and amazing. My 3 boys loved them too! Now I’m even more excited to get to make sandwiches out of the smaller ones when my new waffle maker is delivered later today πŸ™‚

  36. badams

    I love your site and can’t wait to try this recipe (basic paleo)! Is there a substitute for tapioca starch and arrowroot as I don’t eat either? Would the recipe turn out just as good if I left out tapioca starch and arrowroot?

  37. badams

    Brittany, I guess I must add that I am trying to follow Dr. William Davis’ wheat belly diet thus, the reason for none of the starches and wheat. But again, I am going to try the waffles as they look so yummy! πŸ™‚

  38. Jennifer

    I made the gluten free waffles in my waffle stick maker and then turned them into grilled cheese dunkers for tomato soup. Big hit!! Thanks for all your awesome recipes!

  39. jessica nicole

    I finally got around to making the Paleo version and all I can say is OMG! I’ve been Paleo for almost 2 years and I have tried and failed at so many waffle recipes. I can honestly say that these are the best waffles ever! Thanks for an AMAZING recipe!!

  40. Tisha

    Oh My Goodiness! These are fantastic! I just made the Paleo version of these waffles for our Saturday morning family breakfast and they were a hit at my house…picky eaters and all! I used a homemade palm sugar maple syrup and drizzled it on top. These are the best waffles I have ever made…gluten waffles can’t touch this! The batter was really thick and I was tempted to add liquid to thin it out, but they cooked up just fine. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Thanks for this great recipe. You are the best!

  41. Jacque Page

    Just tried the Vegan recipe. I added just a touch of agave syrup for the sugar, of course after it was moist batter. The batter was gummy, but after cooking, I ate all three waffles. I meant to only eat one. πŸ™‚ I really like the LED light on my Cuisinart waffle iron which shows green for ready and red to let it cook more. The waffles come out great and no thinking. One minute would not be enough to cook the batter thoroughly, so that might be what happened for Jenna. Also, I think really cold or really warm ingredients can definitely throw off any recipe mix. I’ve done it before with too cold an egg or too warm melted butter. I would try the next recipe now, but I’m too full! Thank you!

  42. kim

    Two things you need to know. 1) I just made these -Paleo with egg. 2) I love you.

  43. Sarah

    Hi Brittany

    I just made the Paleo version and they were soooooo good!! I served them with bacon and maple syrup. My fiancΓ© has no allergies and raved about them, he wants them again tomorrow! Thank you so much!!

  44. Thea

    OMG – just made the Paleo, egg-free version….pure heaven!!!! Thank you!

  45. Lisa

    Hi there, very excited to try the egg-free paleo version for my son who really misses waffles. I’d like to freeze some so please tell me how you package them for the freezer. Thanks!

  46. Chelsea

    Oh. My. Gawd!! I’m seriously in love with you. These are *the* best waffles EVER! Even before going Paleo I could NOT for the life of me find a good crispy waffle recipe, and this is just too perfect! The arrowroot powder worked like a charm, and I did stevia instead of the sugar and also added 2 tsp of vanilla extract. This recipe is gold! Thank you!! My bf is going to be so stoked when he tries these! πŸ™‚

  47. Kim

    Hi Brittany..Do you make your waffles with a regular waffle maker or a pizzelle maker?

  48. Kristi

    Was wondering if pulverized/blended instant potatoes would work as a substitution for potato flour? Especially if I were making a savory waffle sandwich. Guess the only way to know is to try.

  49. Via

    I made the Paelo waffle this morning! Amazing to my taste buds as I’m WF-GF-Paleo ! I was baking
    biscuits before the ‘waffle revelation’ !! Hubby gave 2-thumbs up-more please…I made us a second batch right away to have for snacks or for a hasty burger meal! I used ‘arrowroot starch/flour’ + coconut oil melted(low heat,then slightly cooled).I mixed all the dry together;added almond milk,lemon juice,oil..mixed that and at the end added the egg.I also added ceylon cinnamon to dry mix before adding wet mix.Light tasty batter…onto Belgium waffle maker…then lifted the lid to perfect waffles!
    Served with blackberry jam and side of eggs..I’m ‘in joy-land today’…thanks just doesn’t say everything
    but it’s a start! You gotta know you’re a genius in the kitchen πŸ™‚ love to you ***

  50. diane

    These paleo waffles are ridiculous!! I add vanilla and
    my kids love them!

  51. Via

    *Could anyone tell me how many calories are in one batch using the Paleo with egg recipe…how do I figure that out ? That way I could figure out how many calories are in 1 waffle? Oh,my these are sooo
    good to eat!

  52. stephanie ewals

    I have been gluten free for almost 3 years and these waffle recipes were fed to my non gf husband who is super picky. He liked them both but preferred the gf/vegan version as it wasn’t as sweet and almondy tasting. I thought they were both pretty good but struggled with the gf/vegan ones sticking to my waffle maker even after brushing coconut oil and eventually tallow on the waffle maker so they were almost frying in oil. I used brown rice flour and it worked well. Thanks for the good recipes!!

  53. Laura

    These look amazing cant wait to try them! Can they be made then frozen?

  54. Barbara

    Somehow, this recipe did not work for me, I used an Oster flip waffle maker and they came out cakey. Also, it sure did not make 4 to 10 waffles. The mix started to thicken too much so I had to quickly add more almond milk, what is the secret to making these better than what I experienced. Please help!! I’ve been Gluten free for two years and sure would love to eat a waffle again. Thanks.

  55. Barbara

    Brittany, sorry for so many emails but this is my first time in years of making waffles. So now the last one that I just cooked turned out wonderful, i’t probably just a matter of practice for me. I do love the taste of them much better than another recipe that I tried, thanks again.

  56. Mirandroid

    These are sooooo dang good. I made the Paleo version in my standard square (non Belgian) waffle maker. I poured them pretty thick and did one side for 10 mins, then flipped them and cooked for another 5 min. I accidentally left out the lemon juice, which probably would have given them more of a buttermilk taste, but I’m OK without it. Tomorrow there will be sandwiches!

  57. Stephanie

    Hi Brittany!
    I can’t thank you enough for this recipe! My boyfriend is the cook in our house (I’m more the baking type) so it’s rare that he asks me to make something…until now πŸ™‚ He can’t get enough of your paleo waffle recipe, in fact since finding it, I’ve made it about once a week and it has come out great every time! I leave out the sugar and use red palm oil….awesome, awesome, awesome!

    Thank you soooo much for all you do and your wonderful recipes! (we are also big fans of the pizza crust) Keep up the good work πŸ™‚

  58. Barbara

    Hello, I’m having a tough time finding Tapioca Starch, can Arrowroot powder be used in it’s place>

    1. Sherri Robinson

      I found Tapioca Starch (also known as Tapioca flour) on Amazon. πŸ™‚

  59. Charity

    I made the first recipe, gluten free. So yummy! But they all stuck to the waffle iron and pulled apart when I lifted the lid. Any thoughts on this? I totally ate them anyway, but am I doing something wrong? Thanks!

  60. Stephanie E

    I don’t know what I am doing wrong. First batch of paleo with egg came out perfect. Both times I’ve made the GF version they stick to my waffle maker no matter how much I grease them up. I have tried two different waffle makers and they stick terribly. I am using coconut oil instead of butter because I can’t have dairy. Last week I used full fat coconut milk and this week homemade almond milk. Both times I used Bob’s Red Mill brown rice flour. Flavor is good they are just a mess though. Help.

  61. Shelly

    Thank you so much! We just switched to the low carb, gluten free diet due to my families health. It was so nice to finally eat something that tasted as good or better than the real thing. We have really struggled with the change, we have seen really good results with the diet, but I swear my kids were starting to plan a revolt LOL.
    I was able to make blueberry syrup with fresh berries, and ideal sugar substitute that was delicious with your waffle recipe. Again thank you πŸ™‚

  62. Stacy

    I can’t wait to try these. I am currently supposed to be eating GF, soy, diary, grain free. It is so difficult. I am trying to figure out lots of tummy issues! I’m wondering what type of oil you prefer using in the Paleo recipe? I would like to avoid butter. Would coconut oil work? Thanks!

    1. Sherri Robinson

      I used coconut oil with no problems!

  63. Andreanne

    Hi Britany!
    I’ve been dying to try one of your waffle recipes ever since you started that waffle-kick! Finding a waffle maker that makes thin waffles (and that isn’t worth a fortune) seems like an impossible task in Candada. Fortunately, I have a friend going to Watertown NY to shop this weekend and she kindly offered to check out a few Walmarts on the way for me. I was wondering if you could kindly share the brand/model of the waffle maker you have since it’s very affordable and seems to work perfectly! Your help would be immensely appreciated! Then hopefully my husband can stop harassing me to know when he’ll get to try this waffle burger I’ve been promising him for weeks!! πŸ™‚

  64. Belenda

    OMG! I just made the Paleo version for the family. We (adults) are all low carb, so, even the Paleo version is a little carby for us, but, these tasted like the real deal! I only had arrowroot starch, so, subbed that for the tapioca. But, these will be made many times over now. Well, as a treat due to the carbs – but – WOW! finally something that tastes good and has no gluten. HAPPY HAPPY

  65. Lori

    Absolutely incredible! My favorite Paleo waffle. Since I don’t do the baking powder, I subbed out 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp cream of tartar. Worked like a charm. So, so delicious!! Thanks for this amazing recipe!!

  66. Marisa

    I seriously have to make a double batch every time because I keep eating them as they come off the griddle! So delicious! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  67. Abby

    How would you store these if not freezing immediately? In a ziploc? Are they okay on the counter for a day or two, or do they need to be refrigerated?

  68. Fran

    For awhile now your paleo version have been my go to waffle recipe. Tonight I wanted to try a pumpkin spice waffle but most of the recipes I was seeing didn’t look very promising. The thing I love about your recipe is that it makes a light waffle that isn’t gummy or a weird texture. So I tweaked your recipe to make our Pumpkin Spice Waffles and oh my goodness did they turn out excellent! I kept everything the same except I added pumpkin pie spice and instead of your measurements for coconut oil I did 1/4 cup pumpkin puree and 1 TBS coconut oil. I happened to have some pumpkin spice flavored Torani coffee syrup so I whipped some of that into some whipping cream and that’s what we topped our waffles with. Heaven! Thank you again for such a wonderful recipe!

  69. Neelu Patel

    Hi Brittany,

    Thanks so much for the recipe. I can’t wait to try it. Can I substitute Xylitol for the sugar?


  70. Sherri Robinson

    I just made this (paleo version)… I added vanilla and used half butter and half coconut oil. They were amazing! I used a mini waffle maker to make them and I couldn’t be more please! Love your ideas! Keep them coming!

  71. Neelu Patel

    Hi again!

    I just made the GF version and added egg. They were absolutely delish! Thank you, you are a life saver! I was craving these so bad and couldn’t believe how great they turned out. My hubby loved them too and I’ll be making them for my kiddies this weekend.

  72. Serenity

    Just made egg free paleo version. Changed my life. Also, for those who can’t have baking powder you can use one part baking soda and two parts cream of tartar mix and use immediately. –works like a charm these waffles are heaven sent for me. Thank you!!

  73. Donna

    Can I substitute arrow root flour for tapioca starch? Would I use the same quantity?
    Thank you!

  74. sweet t

    Based on the race reviews i made a double batch of the paleo waffles yesterday for breakfast. My hubby and i looooooved them!! They are perfect and so so filling!! Then for dinner i made a grilled cheese waffle sandwich which was also amazing and then today i made waffle French toast!! So good!! I think i will be making and freezing these just so i dont go into waffle overload every weekend he he he

  75. Artemis

    I loved your Paleo waffles they came out crispy and delicious. My kids love them. Thanks

  76. Nicole Beers

    I made the paleo version today and they were delicious!! I’ve tried other recipes but these are far closer to the real deal! I didn’t have any tapioca, so I used corn starch. Also I added an extra egg and fluffed the whites first before mixing, I added cinnamon too! Excellent recipe, thanks for sharing!

  77. Jennifer

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Paleo version. I actually make them into pancakes because i don’t have a waffle make. I just decrease the oil.

  78. Beth

    This was a FANTASTIC waffle recipe! I think this is the winner for our paleo household, we’ve tried several that we like but this one is more true to generic waffles that my husband is more accustomed too! GREAT JOB!!

  79. Elizabeth

    I have recently found your blog via paleomg and I am in love! Your recipes are fun and delicious, keep up the Great work :).


  80. Crystal Rediske

    Hi Brittany! Would these freeze well? Just made a batch today, so GOOD! Want to stockpile on them!

    1. Crystal Rediske

      Oh! Found it in old comments, excited to batch cook and freeze these awesome waffles!

  81. Mary

    Happy New Year!
    I just made the basic waffle recipe, I followed it with no substitutes
    my batter was more the texture of soft cookie dough. Is that the correct texture? I used coconut oil and coconut milk.

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  83. Lani Allenegui

    Can Tapioca powder be replaced with arrowroot powder?

  84. Rachel Marcisin

    OMG these are stupid good. This is THE waffle recipe. I started with a single batch, then immediately doubled it upon tasting the first one. I’m so glad I found your site!

  85. shirley

    Thank you. The paleo waffles are delicious.The batter thickens while others are cooking, that’s normal for almond flour. Don’t add more liquid, it still works perfectly. Add more oil to your waffle iron than you think is necessary to ensure they don’t stick.Very slightly warm the milk or cool the melted butter so it mixes well.

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  87. Amber

    I can’t have any added sugar, so perhaps, can I use maple syrup or honey???

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  89. Amy Ayers

    I just posted this on your Facebook page, but wanted to make sure I put it up here as well.

    For me, the true testament to the success of a recipe is having my kids eat it, enjoy it, and then ask for it again. When this comes from my VERY picky, opionated 6 1/2 year old (he makes comments about taste, texture, etc), it’s something to take note of. I just gave my boys a choice between 2 options for breakfast…..eggs (which he LOVES), or leftover waffles reheated in the convection oven. He chose waffles. Thank you SO MUCH for your extra crispy waffle recipe. Both of my boys love it!!!

  90. Angie

    I leave the sugar out and it these are awesome as grilled cheese (as you have in one of your other recipes). They taste better to us this way. Great recipe!

  91. Caia Johnson

    I’ve been playing around with the egg-free paleo version. At first I made it as written (used coconut sugar and coconut oil, blanched almond flour, etc) and wasn’t crazy about the texture or the flavor. I tried using ghee for the fat, added a flax egg (1Tbsp flax + 3 Tbsp water left to gel) and a powdered sugar substitute, plus a scant teaspoon of powdered vanilla bean. Very tasty, and great texture. Crispy on the outside, I think the ghee & flax egg made the difference in texture. This morning I did the same but used cashew flour (from TJ’s) – combined with the powdered vanilla bean, it was like a sugar cookie waffle! Pure awesome. Next time I would blitz the cashew flour in a food processor or high-powered blender though.

  92. Anne Nelson

    These are amazing!!! Spot on!!! I made the paleo version! While they have a lot of butter in em, it’s totally worth doing burpees while making them!!! πŸ™‚

  93. Lisa Magel

    Hi Brittany, sorry to be a pest, but I have to ask whether you have a substitute for the potato flour in this recipe, and many others. I KNOW it is great to work with, and wish I could use it, however, am allergic to nightshades, which makes gluten free baking that little bit more challenging!!! Any Ideas? I have Quinoa Flour? I also don’t do too well with Almond flours….can do in small amounts! Best wishes!

  94. Julie C

    I have never been able to eat a Paleo waffle without anything on it and liked it. I made these and my first one got stuck because I forgot to grease the waffle iron but I found myself gobbling up the broken pieces lol. I then made the rest which came out great and I made grilled cheese with bacon – delicious! and I love that they only use one egg!

  95. Lynn Princl

    Just made the paleo version this morning and used coconut oil…taste phenomenal!!

  96. Rachel

    This is my go-to waffle recipe!!! Love your site πŸ™‚
    Even my non-paleo boyfriend loved them!

  97. Debbie Desjardins

    Thank you Brittany for bringing joy back into my life. I just joined your group this week and have been craving waffles for a while. I made the paleo recipe this morning. You are amazing to have created theses recipes. If every other recipe is as good as this one I will be able to feel like I am living again.

  98. Debbie Goodyear

    These are the best waffles I’ve ever eaten in my life! I made the Paleo Version and I’ll be using them for strawberry shortcake when we pick fresh berries. After a few seconds of the steam releasing, they are crispy and great alone or with just a drizzle of honey or your favorite syrup! I’m going to make them for my grandchildren when we go visit!

  99. Yvonne Crozier

    I have now made both versions of these waffles and enjoyed them both thoroughly, thanks! I had held off trying the paleo version because so often recipes that call for almond flour are so heavy… these were fluffy and yet crispy… great!

  100. Rachel Zimner

    I am pretty excited to try the Paleo and Gluten Free versions out, however I don’t own a waffle iron and I’m pretty sure my husband will have my head if I buy anymore contraptions for our small apartment. What are your thoughts perhaps using this recipe for pancakes? Do you think it would work out?

  101. Teresa

    Just wondering if I could make the paleo waffles low carb by substituting w/ psyllium husk instead of tapioca starch & omitting sugar? Have you ever tried that or know of anyone has w/ any success?

  102. Maggie

    I made these and loved the texture and flavor! But, they were ruined because of the overwhelming baking soda “flavor.” You know, the kind that strips all of the moisure from your mouth?!?! Can you help me please?

    1. Wendy

      The recipe calls for baking powder not baking soda. When made with the right ingredients these waffles are amazing!

  103. Wendy

    These waffles are delicious!!! My daughter ( who wants nothing to do with anything “paleo”) tasted the first one and said “These are the best waffles you’ve ever made.” That’s saying a lot because we were quite fond of our beloved whole wheat waffles. This is the first recipe I have made from this site but it definitely will not be the last! Thanks!

  104. Christichris

    Ihank you so much for this recipe! I haven’t been to the grocery store, so I replaced the egg with flax meal/water and used potato starch instead of tapioca starch. They were still amazing!

  105. Debbie

    I made the paleo version with flax “eggs” and 2 changes. I substituted unsweetened applesauce for the oil and eliminated the sugar. The waffles didn’t have the oil coating and the sugar wasn’t missed. They are wonderful! I am a big fan of your recipes. Thank you for sharing the results of all your work!

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  107. Lindsay

    O. M. G. These were the best thing I have eaten in a long time! I’ve been a fan of your site for a while, but this is the first thing I have made and they were amazing. If I wasn’t already convinced to buy your new book because of your awesome Instagram pics, these definitely convinced me. Great job!

  108. Jen

    I finally made your waffles, and wow, they are fantastic! Taste like a ‘boxed’ waffle I used to eat (Trader Joes multigrain waffles). I used a $3 waffle maker from an estate sale which worked great. Wonderful…..crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Excited to try the savory version as bread. You’re a brilliant recipe developer. P.S. these were great even with the error I made using baking soda instead of baking powder -oops. I just added a bit more sweetener to cover the bitter taste of the baking soda on the second batch and they were still great. I also added a bit of coconut flour because I was trying to make half a recipe and the batter was a little runny so I added about a tablespoon of coconut flour to thicken a bit. Wonderful! Thank you for all your hard work with your recipes.

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  110. Marloes

    You are kidding me with these. I haven’t had waffles in YEARS, and these were just A-MAZE-BALLS. I made the Paleo with a quarter of the sugar and they were soooo good. Made them with potato starch/flour as I could not find tapioca. The recipe translates well trans-atlantically, by the way (Sweden here). That may sound strange, but the different productions of ingredients makes a huge difference sometimes. Chapeau lady!

  111. Michelle

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe! I want to try the Paleo waffle my question is can you make a couple of them place the batter in the fridge and make more tomorrow while the batter hold up? Thank you again! Big fan

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  113. Laura

    Hi, if I’ve never had a waffle iron and I’m thinking to order one… what brand and model would you recommend? πŸ™‚

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  115. angelack

    Hi, can you tell me how much almond flour you used by weight in the Paleo version? Thanks!

  116. Sabeaux

    I made these for my BF and his friend and they both said that I *rocked it*!!! After the anguish of multiple failed waffle experiments, I’m delighted to make these a permanent staple in my repertoire!!!
    I used a GE Flip Round Belgian waffle-maker and they were perfect. I also made a grilled cheese triangle with Kerrygold Dubliner and Jarlsberg on a cast iron skillet with a Lodge grill press.

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  118. Elizabeth Turner

    I love these! We’ve been making them for a while (paleo version) but now my daughter is on bali diet and can’t have tapioca. would arrowroot work? Thank you!!!

  119. Lori Mc

    Ok, and additional 1.5 tbsp of tapioca starch, plus 1 tbsp almond flour gave me a useable waffle. Thank you for this recipe – BTW, I live outside of Reno, NV – we have low humidity and are a higher elevation.

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  121. Jami

    The best paleo/primal waffles I’ve found! My kids love them too!

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  123. Kristie

    Whoa!!! I never post comments but these waffles are awesome! I can actually feed these to my entire picky family with confidence that they are better than even gluten containing waffles I have made in the past. I have tried a ton of paleo waffle recipes out there, and had really lost hope. Was just looking for something I could enjoy myself while making a separate recipe for everyone else. When I took the first bite, I was blown away… You just made my weekends so much easier. I am already thinking about making a mix of the dry ingredients to put in a canister to make it even quicker. thank you so much for all the hard work you do.

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  128. Sara Beth

    My son asked for waffles for his birthday breakfast but we are GFCF and egg free. These waffles were absolutely perfect! I did your egg substitution and left them on the waffle iron a little longer than usual and they were crispy and delicious. My son said they tasted like “sunbeams and rainbows!” Quite possibly the best waffles I’ve ever eaten. I’m making a double batch straight away! I also like that it doesn’t use up all my almond butter like some other egg free Paleo waffle recipes that call for a cup of almond butter in a single recipe. I keep all of these recipes on hand and this was super easy to whip up. Thank you for sharing!!

  129. Emily

    Hi Brittany

    I am confused by the note about superfine flour above. It says TO use superfine in the ingredients list but then states NOT TO use that in the note, could you clarify?


  130. Lisa Magel

    Tried these this morning – Substituted Sweet Potato Flour for the Potato, and Arrowroot for the Potato Starch due to an allergy to Nightshades! I know Potato flour must be great – but for those with NIghtshade allergy or sensitivity (or inflammation issues), it’s a no go! The waffles tasted great, but were very difficult to get off the waffle iron. Had to leave in longer and use lots of oil. I’ll continue to tweak, for a Nightshade free version that does not fall apart in the iron. Otherwise they were brilliant and I’m so happy for a recipe that is not with almond meal and coconut flour as both are hard to digest for many too!

  131. Tiana

    I have been looking for a good GF vegan waffle and I’ve finally found it!! I made your Paleo version, and just substituted a flax egg for the 1 egg. I used unsweetened almond milk, left out the sugar and used extra light olive oil. I made them in my belgian waffle maker and they were divine! Seriously, made my day. Thank you!

  132. Birgit Kerr

    Can’t wait to make these!
    Conflicting info in the first recipe though. As sorghum substitute it says “superfine rice flour.” Then further down in substitution notes it says NOT to use superfine rice flours as it will throw off the ratios.
    Yes or no on superfine?

  133. Tiana

    Love the paleo version! I just substituted the real egg for a flax egg and made them in my Belgian waffle maker and they were perfect!! Thank you!

  134. milligansnorth

    I make the paleo with eggs version-better than any regular ole’ gluten/grain waffle I’ve ever had! I have 4 kids, two of which are teen boys, so I always quadruple the recipe. In the spirit of autumn, I added 2 t.cinammon, 1 t. Nutmeg, and 2 grated apples (to my quadrupled batch), and they are DIVINE!

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