Crispy Grain Free Waffles

Crispy Grain Free Waffles

I’m not going to lie to ya’ – it took me a couple attempts to get them perfect, but finally I’m more than excited to share the recipe for my Crispy Grain Free Waffles 🙂

It started out innocent enough, just craving waffles. Not just any waffles but super CRISPY Waffles!  The problem was I didn’t have a waffle maker and I wasn’t willing to use a teflon/nonstick coated one either. Luckily we were able to find an inexpensive Ceramic Coated Waffle Maker! Not saying it’s 100% safe BUT it is much healthier than the other options.



They are Paleo & Primal Friendly too! Now – Here’s the real exciting news…. you can FREEZE them! and they can be quickly reheated for breakfast! Yep you heard me right –  you can make a giant batch and freeze them! Pop them into the toaster!

Crispy Grain Free Waffles

Crispy Grain Free Waffles

Crispy Grain Free Waffles

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Servings: 6 waffles



  • Preheat your waffle iron
  • Combine all ingredients and gently mix - just to combine - a few lumps are ok
  • Using a ladle, scoop batter into your hot waffle iron
  • Cook your waffles according to the waffle makers manufactures instructions
  • We leave ours go extra long to make sure they are super crispy
  • Serve immediately OR cool on a wire rack (so they stay crisp)
  • Cooled waffles can be frozen and reheated in the toaster for quick breakfasts 😉
  • Enjoy!


One recipe will yield approximately 7 large thick, round waffles
Plan 1/2 a round waffle per person - One whole waffle is a lot of food!
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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe’s a winner! I’ve been making this recipe weekly since 12/26/2019 when I received a ceramic waffle iron for Christmas. My husband and son say they’re the best waffles, ever. I now add one mashed banana to the recipe along with 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon cloves, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/8 teaspoon allspice. Yum!

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious, taste as good as the wheat ones. Just had a question, what does the lemon juice do to the batter? It is the first time I use it in a waffle recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    These are awesome! I have tried several different grain free waffle recipes and none even come close to these. Nice and crispy. I have a waffle iron that makes 6 waffles (not as deep as the round iron) and this recipe yielded 15 waffles.

  4. I made these and they turned out perfectly crispy! I forgot to put in the ghee-coconut oil but they turned out awesome crispy!! I will be making these again the same way leaving out the oil,they were the best waffles I’ve ever made.

  5. I rarely comment on recipes but this was so spectacular that I felt I needed to. I made this for my family last night and everyone (three picky boys, a picky husband, and a picky grandma) raved about them. I saw all of the healthy ingredients and had a backup recipe on hand in case they didn’t like these but it wasn’t needed. In fact, they said I should never use another recipe ever again! I sprinkled enjoy life mini chocolate chips over the batter before cooking, but left the rest as the recipe directed. It didn’t even need syrup or fruit on it. They also were delicious toasted in the toaster the next day. Thanks for this great recipe!

  6. Perfect crispy waffles, great texture and flavor! AWESOME RECIPE!!!
    We live at high altitude which requires slight modifications to most baking recipes. In the case of these wonderful waffles, I suggest to add 1/16 upto 1/8 cup of coconut flour to thicken up the batter. Just do not overdo on the coconut flour because it absorbs liquids from the batter faster than you imagine and you might end up with a batter that is too thick.

  7. I gotta say, I am not a big recipe commenter. But oh wow. I just popped the first one of these out and took a coupla bites, and they are REALLY good. Like really, really good. So, yum. And thank you for inventing these you clever clever woman.


  8. These waffles are THE BEST. Just amazing. Super crispy on the outside and moist/fluffy on the inside. To me, they tasted like deep fried waffles…mind you, I’ve never had deep fried much of anything in my life but if there were such a thing as deep fried waffles, this is probably what they’d taste like. Ha! I used pure coconut milk from a can. I’ve been Paleo/grain free for 3 years and its one of the best “treat myself” recipes I’ve tried! So good! Ah!! Thank you!

  9. Love these! I have tried so many no grain “fluffy” waffles that tasted like cardboard. These are light, fluffy, crispie and taste great! I used honey in place of the sugar and cut it in half. Thank you and my grain eating husband thanks you that I will make waffles again!

  10. This is the best gluten free waffles recipe I have ever tried. I never comment on recipe blogs, but this time I had to. I have been chasing a perfect one for the last 6 months… and I finally found it. Thank you so much!

  11. Love this recipe the best out of all that I have tried! I have made it several times for my daughter and her boyfriend when they are visiting and it is a favorite of theirs too. I also have frozen the leftover waffles and then used them later after toasting them and they are just as good as freshly made. This time I tried a slight variation and thought I might share it. At Costco you can now get a product by Nutiva called “Superseed”. It is made of a blend of chia, ground flax, hemp, and coconut. I put in a 1/4 of a cup of this to the batter and then increased the liquid to keep the consistency correct. I love the extra fiber and texture it gives. My favorite way to serve it is smothered in almond butter, fresh berries and then a dollop of whipped cream! Sooooo gooood!! 🙂

  12. I just made these and they are PERFECT! The first paleo recipe I can find where the waffles are actually crispy! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Is the lemon juice for flavor, or does it serve another purpose, like making a sort of buttermilk in combination with the milk?

    1. Sara – Each and everyone of us will have our own unique paleo template for eating, however there are established standards in the community – Paleo is not a low-carb diet and grain free starches such as tapioca/arrowroot are widely accepted.

      I wish you the best in your paleo journey.

  14. 5 stars
    Amazing!!! My new favorite recipe, thank you so much. I had been craving this but didn’t have a waffle iron (just ordered the one you list above). I made them exactly as directed but cooked on a griddle as pancakes. They were perfect, just the best ever, restaurant quality. My hubby said these were his new favorite also, so I deleted all previous grain free recipes from my saved files. Thanks again, look forward to trying out the grab-n-go – I bought the book.

  15. 5 stars
    I have been experimenting with many different grain free waffle recpies. These are the best!. I did leave them cook a bit longer so that they would be more crisp and my husband likes lemon so added a bit more juice and a touch of coconut extract-yummy!

  16. 5 stars
    I’ve made this recipe a few times now. They really do reheat quite well. I have two kids and go to school full time on top of being pregnant. I usually make a double batch and freeze most of them. My waffle iron makes four squares at a time, so it makes way more than seven. These are perfect for when we’re tired of eggs every morning.

  17. Wow!!!! These waffles turned out amazing and you are a genius for having created this fantastic recipe!!! Thank you!

  18. Hayley, I don’t have a waffle maker, but was considering buying a silicone waffle mold for baking waffles in the oven. I really don’t have room for another appliance! What are your thoughts on this? Do you think your recipe would work with the silicone mold?

    1. I don’t have any idea. In complete honesty I’ve never baked in silicone at all. Let me know if you try it out. 🙂

  19. I’m new to this whole grain free gluten free lifestyle. These look great as waffles are one of the things I’ve missed most. I have a question: is there a difference between using tapioca and arrowroot? Is one slightly better than the other? What is the purpose of this ingredient? Sorry if it’s a dumb question. Thanks!

    1. You can use either in the recipe – I prefer tapioca since it’s much more affordable. It’s what makes them crispy!

  20. 5 stars
    I just wanted to thank you for this wonderful recipe! I have been making these waffles about once a week.

  21. 5 stars
    These were excellent! Very crispy, but i did bake them a little longer than the beep on my machine told me. I just kept peeking at them. I froze some, so I want to see how those are when I use them.
    Thanks. These are just great!

  22. 5 stars
    I’m making them right now as I write. I have to admit that the first one wasn’t very crispy, but it was because I was impatient, and had to give it a taste before it had time to crisp up. 🙂 The flavor was excellent, though, and I absolutely loved it anyway.
    I decided to write you to distract me from wanting to try another one before it’s ready again. I just peeked, though, and it’s looking good!

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