Basic Paleo Waffles | Nut & Coconut Free
I am so excited about my new waffle maker! Thank you sweet husband and children for the new toy I call this recipe a “Basic Waffle,” because all I want to do is go all crazy playing with this new toy and make…I don’t know…savory waffles, stuffed waffles, chocolate waffles, ice-cream sandwiches…what else?? hehe. Well, it will all have to wait because I am doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox and Autoimmune Protocol at the moment. They will also have to wait a little bit, because this detox has taught me that although I am a baker at heart, I need to spread out my sweet treat testing and tasting. I still have some weight to lose and I need to consider my health. Although the treats I bake are healthy, they should be eaten in moderation. I have had several requests recently for recipes that are nut-free as well as coconut-free. So, these waffles are made using ground Raw Sunflower Seeds and Arrowroot Flour. The key to a perfect waffle is having a crunchy outside and light, airy inside. I think this recipe totally achieves that. Be sure not to skip over the step that requires you to separate the eggs and whisk the whites.
This recipe makes 3 large circle waffles with my new waffle iron. I couldn’t find a link on amazon to the Cuisinart Breakfast Central (it also makes omelets), but this Waffle Maker is similar and should give you an idea about recipe serving size.
- ½ cup Raw Sunflower Seed flour (I grind my own)
- 1 cup Arrowroot Flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 room temperature eggs separated
- ½ cup apple sauce room temperature if possible (to keep oil from re-hardening)
- 3 tablespoons oil of choice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- Melt coconut oil and set aside.
- In a large bowl combine the egg yolks, apple sauce, vanilla and maple syrup. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine sunflower seed flour, arrowroot flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Now add your oil to the large bowl of liquid ingredients (hopefully apple sauce has warmed up and oil doesn’t clump)
- Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well.
- Whisk egg whites, and gently fold them into the mixture.
- Pour into preheated waffle iron