Grain Free Waffles; Guest Post From Against All Grain. (Gluten/Dairy/Refined Sugar Free)

Grain Free Waffles; Guest Post From Against All Grain. (Gluten/Dairy/Refined Sugar Free)

Grain Free Waffles

My dear readers, this month has been extremely busy for me with lots of travel. Making it difficult to spend as much time as I would like developing new recipes to share. In light of this I enlisted my sweet and incredibly talented friend Danielle Walker to create a new recipe just for you! Danielle blogs at Against All Grain- which is one of my absolute favorite websites for recipes in this genre! Be sure to check out her site, I promise it will be a thrilling experience.

Enjoy this unique waffle recipe!


Grain Free Waffles

Grain Free Waffles

I am thrilled to be guest posting for Brittany today. I’ve been prowling around her site for some time now admiring all of the mouth watering desserts, and was honored when she asked me share a grain-free recipe with all of her readers.

These waffles came to fruition after my first failed attempt at my now favorite sandwich bread recipe. The batter reminded me of that of waffles, so I dusted the cobwebs off of my Belgian waffle maker and gave it a go. My husband is skeptical of grain-free pancakes and waffles after tasting quite a few versions I've tried from various websites, so I really wanted to surprise him with this one. They turned out perfectly: slightly crunchy on the outside, and moist and fluffy on the inside. After his first bite, he told me that these were the closest to "regular food" that I've ever made. That's quite a compliment in my book as it's always my goal for us to feel satisfied with our grain-free meals, and not left feeling deprived or missing the things we used to eat. Our waffle maker will never collect dust again, as we now make these at least once a week! You can top them with your favorite toppings - be it fresh berries, bananas, coconut whipped cream, or pure maple syrup.

Be careful to check the waffles before your waffle iron signals they are done. After making these quite a few times, I've found that they are done as soon as I stop seeing steam and long before the indicator light turns green. Grain-free baked goods are always best cooked at slightly lower temperatures and tend to burn a bit quicker than regular flours if you're not careful. All waffle irons differ in temperature and cooking times, so just keep a close eye on them!

Grain Free Waffles

Grain Free Waffles


Grain Free Waffles; Guest Post From Against All Grain.

Yield: 6 Large Belgian waffles


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup almond milk (or any non-dairy milk)
  • 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour


  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Combine the eggs, cashews, milk, honey, and melted coconut oil in a blender. A high-speed blender isn’t necessary (I use a simple Waring blender), although it will make the process easier. Blend until very smooth and creamy. You may need to stop the blender and push the mixture down the sides a few times to get it all to blend really well.
  3. Add the salt, baking soda, and coconut flour, then blend again for about a minute until the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet.
  4. If you’re iron requires oil, spread a little coconut oil on both sides. Pour the batter into the waffle iron so it just covers the bottom portion of the iron, being careful not to overfill it as these do rise quite a bit and will spill over.
  5. Cook the waffles for about a minute, more or less depending on the heat of your waffle iron. If they release easily with a fork when you open the lid, they are probably done.
  6. Repeat until the batter has been used up.

Eat these immediately for the best flavor and texture, but they will also reheat well in a toaster.



Danielle Walker is the author and creator of the grain-free recipe blog, Against All Grain ( She has amassed over 120 grain-free recipes that are also free of refined sugar and lactose. She is first and foremost a devoted wife and loving mom to her wonderful husband and rambunctious toddler, but finds joy in her spare time developing tasty recipes for those on restricted diets. Using grain-free flours such as coconut and almond flour, she creates familiar comfort foods that leave people with food allergies feeling satisfied rather than deprived. Her passion is to share with everyone that eating a diet of real, healthy foods does not mean living in a world of bland and uneventful food.

All of the recipes on Against All Grain are grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and low to minimal dairy.

Brittany Angell

46 comments | Leave your own

  1. Beth @ Tasty Yummies

    Wow these waffles are absolutely beautiful and I love how simple they are. I cannot believe they are totally grain-free. The compliment your husband gave about it being close to “real food” sounds just like something my hubby would say. He is constantly saying things like “wow, normal people could eat this and not know the difference”. hahah!

  2. Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

    Gorgeous waffles! they sound absolutely delicious! i also love Danielle’s blog — her recipes are so fabulous and photographed beautifully! thanks for sharing!

  3. Amy

    Could you substitute another nut…say macademia? We’re allergic to the cashews, unfortunately. 🙁

    1. Alyssa

      I made these today with macademia nuts because I didn’t have cashews and just couldn’t wait to make these any longer. They turned out AMAZING! Give them a try with macademias! You won’t be sorry.

  4. Renae

    These look fantastic! Do you think an egg replacer work (Ener-G)?

  5. Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa

    Can I just say, wow! These look absolutely amazing – light, fluffy and you would never know they are gluten-free. With a boyfriend who still eats gluten-free (I’ve been living gfree for almost two years with an intolerance), he loves it when I make recipes that taste “normal”. We love having waffles on Sunday and have been using my gluten-free flour blend (with toasted quinoa flour), but I like that these are grain free. Will definitely be testing them out 🙂 Danielle has the best recipes!!

  6. Alexis

    Mmm those look so good. Could you just do them as pancakes for those of us w/o waffle irons do you think?

    1. Paula

      Just made them into pancakes, they were very good. I cooked them at a low temp. and added another 1/8 of a cup of milk ( I use coconut milk) They worked as pancakes better once I thinned them with the extra 1/8 cup of milk. They did work just the way they were but the pancakes were really thick, so the first few were not done on the inside that’s why I lowered the temp and then they worked great. So if you want fluffy thick pancakes use the recipe as is just cook them at a low-med temp – otherwise thinner pancakes add the extra milk.

  7. Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free

    O my goodness, these look amazing!!! They look just like the waffles you could buy at IHOP 😛 I need to buy some cashews-thank you!!

  8. Marty

    Too bad they have eggs in them. They look great will have to try a substitute.

  9. Dawn @cuter than gluten

    Sounds really cool. I think I will give these a try. I am always trying to make crazy things in my waffle iron after becoming a fan of the Waffleizer blog. Hopefully your waffles won’t stick too much. Can Cashew butter be used as a sub for raw soaked cashews? Just curious- I have the raw ones here.

  10. Annette Landers

    Lovely!!! My daughter has been WANTING waffles for a couple weeks now~ this is my answer!! Perfect! You mentioned coconut whipped cream??? Do you have a recipe for that ? And… other question- could or have you ever substitued the cashews with another nut? Wonder if almonds or pecans would work? Thank you!!

  11. PAT

    These waffles sound absolutely delicious. I was ready to make the recipe for dinner tonight, but I realized I didn’t have a waffle iron, but I will have one by tomorrow.

  12. Jonathan

    Yum! I always love how “mistakes” often yield the greatest discoveries. Thank you for this beautiful guest post, Danielle!

  13. Platipus03

    Didn’t have coconut flour and used almond meal instead – absolutely delicious!!! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Melody

    Has anyone tried to cook ahead and freeze them…then toast them for breakfast?..looking for a quick paleo breakfast option for the hubby. 🙂

    1. Stephanie - Epic Beauty Guide

      Melody, I have done that for my fiance, but with a slightly different gluten-free recipe (there were no nuts in it) and they froze perfectly! I toasted them in my little counter top toaster and they were nice and crispy.

    2. Kristen

      Melody, I made a double batch of these, exactly as the recipe is stated above. They froze perfectly and reheated great in the regular toaster. After re-heating, they are a touch on the dry side, but add some grass-fed butter or applesauce, and they perk back up!

  15. Wendy

    This worked great! I used Macadamia nuts and canned coconut milk, since I had those on hand. The waffles were light and fluffy! I topped them with almond butter, fresh blueberries, and a touch of maple syrup, and my 4yo called it blueberry pie. I just wish I had a better waffle iron- it makes HUGE waffles (only 4 from this recipe), and while it is easy to not burn them or anything, it has never worked to get the outside crispy.

  16. madeline

    I just want to say thank you ! my son who (7yrs old) is on a gf-cf -sf and gain free diet was so happy to have ur waffles. He said it was delicious ! Thank you ! u dont know how long i was looking for the Right waffles for him.
    Thank you !!

  17. harpchick

    I used blanched whole almonds in place of the cashews and it turned out perfectly. Thanks so much for the recipe!

  18. Gwen B.

    Tried these tonight and they were AMAZING. Went right back and made a second batch for the freezer. I’ll reheat them one morning before school. If they reheat well, next time, I’m going to do this recipe x 4 so we’re stocked up. They’re THAT GOOD. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Danielle

    Thanks everyone! So happy you enjoyed them 🙂

  20. Randa

    Hi there! Made these this am using my immersion blender, and I’m not sure if there is a different science with that mechanism but my batter was thick like thick mashed potatoes. I added in more coconut milk to get it looser. The waffles tasted yummy, but I bet in a regular blender would have been more smooth & creamy (translating to light & fluffy once cooked in waffle-maker).

    Question: were the cashews supposed to be soaked beforehand? I didn’t, but am wondering if that could account for the thicker consistency of my batter.

    Thanks for the recipe! 🙂 We enjoyed our waffles this am.

    1. Randa

      Just wanted to pop in and clarify that, despite the amazing similarity of our names, the commentor below me (Randi) is not me! 🙂

      I would love to hear back on whether or not Danielle used soaked or non-soaked cashews, and if anyone else tried the recipe with an immersion blender and got it to work as-is without the extra liquid. I’ve had a food processor on my wishlist for a while… maybe I just need to bite the bullet on that.

  21. Randi

    I have made these twice now and they are awesome! Thanks for the recipe!! I use my vitamix and the batter mixes up in seconds!

  22. Lauren

    Has anyone tried making these as pancakes, rather than waffles? I’ve made them many times as waffles (THEY ARE AMAZING), but sometimes I just don’t feel like hauling out my waffle iron… think it would work?

  23. Laura G.

    I made this waffles for dinner. We are fairly new to Paleo (grain free/dairy free) eating and we are trying new recipes. He said this waffle recipe is his FAVORITE Paleo recipe to date! Thank you for this awesome and healthy waffle recipe! It will be a staple in our home.

  24. momof6

    Can you use cashew butter instead of the raw cashews?

  25. Debra

    Made these this morning for breakfast. Me, kids and even chef husband loved them! I used a vitamix, so the cashews were super ground up. Thanks!

  26. Vashti

    WOW WOW WOW! I loved these, so amazingly delicious!!!! I didn’t even need syrup, they were perfectly sweet and soft and fluffy. This recipe is a keeper <3

  27. Sarah

    Could you substitute Unsalted but roasted cashews?

  28. Radha

    These are so f’n gooood!! I’m mad I have to share them with my tots lol

  29. Sandi

    can you use pecans in stead of cashews? I have a lot of pecan trees.

  30. Melanie

    momof6, I used 3/4 cup cashew butter and 2 T coconut oil instead of three and they were fantastic!

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  36. Michelle

    These waffles were so good, but the coconut flavor was a little over powering for my liking, so next time I may try reducing the amount a tad and/or using butter.

  37. Hollie

    I LOVE these waffles (and AAG in general) and we make a version of them often. But, I would like to say… we make half of this recipe and it only makes two large waffles. I’m confused how you would get 6 large waffles out of this. Anyway, that’s not really the point, we make it work for us. I did want to mention it would be nice to include the nutritional information. It’s about 270 calories per serving the way it is described, but again, for my family 1/2 of this recipe only serves two people. We don’t eat a lot and our waffles are by no means more than one portion. And for us, that means our waffles are ringing in at about 404 calories each – without any toppings. Just in case anyone is wondering here is a breakdown for the entire recipe:
    Calories Fat Cholesterol Sodium Carbs Sugar Fiber Protein
    1,618 115g 633mg 772mg 106g 55g 24g 43g

    Per serving (6 servings)
    Calories Fat Cholesterol Sodium Carbs Sugar Fiber Protein
    404.5 19g 105.5mg 128mg 17.6g 9g 4g 7g

  38. Maria

    Made these this morning for my 2 year old and hubby. AWESOME flavor but couldn’t get them to not come apart in the waffle iron 🙁 I had to make them egg-free because my nursing babe seems to be intolerant. I tried 1 tsp. ground flax with 1/4 c. water for each egg but it did not work. Any suggestions? PS. Just ordered the AAG cookbook and can’t hardly wait to get it in the mail!!

  39. Leah

    These are AMAZING!!!!! Literally they have changed my life, I’ll never go back to regular waffles! I thin out the batter with just a little more liquid and they’re PERFECT pancakes!! Thank you so much!

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