Coconut Flour Waffles (Gluten Free & Dairy Optional)

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.

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Coconut Flour Waffle Recipe

A protein and fiber rich waffle recipe

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 waffles
Calories 405kcal
Author Katie Wells



  • 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.


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.  


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 388mg | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1185IU | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2.2mg

More Healthy Breakfast Ideas

What is your favorite waffle recipe? Have you made a healthy version of an unhealthy favorite? Tell me below!

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

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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