Sunday, January 11, 2015

Allergy Friendly Waffles (AIP, Coconut-Free, Paleo, Vegan)

Six weeks ago my mom finally gave me her old waffle iron. I was super stoked. There are so many delicious Paleo waffle recipes out there I have been dying to try. So of course the next day, I whipped up a batch and they were perfect. Fast forward to 3 days later, and I am officially starting my Autoimmune Protocol Journey (read more about it here).

This means no more eggs, nuts, or any dairy at all, which in my mind meant no waffles for me. I attempted a few other recipes I found online and let's just say, they didn't go so well.

It took a few weeks for me to recover, but yesterday, while watching the show 'The Kitchen,' I had an idea. There was this very easy pizza recipe I found the other day that created a dough that baked well. Since I was treating the mix as a dough rather than a traditional waffle mix, I realized that if you drop portions of the dough in the waffle iron it might work. And it did!!

I am so excited to share this recipe with you. These waffles hold up like real waffles and can even be frozen and reheated in the toaster. What's better is they are sugar-free, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and even coconut-free, making them the perfect Allergy Friendly Waffles.

Allergy Friendly Waffles


  • 1 green plantain, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup of organic pumpkin puree or mashed sweet potato
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoon of avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • A pinch of sea salt


1. Preheat waffle iron.
2. Combine all ingredients in blender and mix until combined into a paste.
3. When waffle iron is ready, brush with coconut oil or avocado oil to grease it.
4. Using a 1/4 measure cup, scoop just under a 1/4 cup of the mix and place it in the center of each waffle impression.
5. Close the iron and cook for 7 mins.
6. Carefully remove and enjoy as you would your favorite waffle. This will likely not fill out the whole waffle pattern, but that is to help it from spreading too much and keep the waffle fluffy.

This mix will make 8 of these mini waffles. Again, these will freeze just like your regular waffles and can be reheated in the toaster oven.


  1. Glad my old waffle iron is being put to good use!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks!! They are super yummy. Let me know what you think, if you give them a try.

  3. I don't have a waffle maker, but I'm excited to try this recipe pancake style! Hope it works! Thanks for posting!

  4. Making these for my picky kids this morning, fingers crossed!

    1. And they gobbled them up! Yay! Thanks so much!

    2. Yay!! That is so awesome. I love hearing waffle success!

  5. Hi! I have made these in donut form (mainly cos I don't have a waffle iron!) & they turned out great! Thanks for the recipe. I have put up my slightly adapted version on my blog - I hope that's OK? Alice

  6. I just made this recipe and I'm eating them now and wow, super yummy, better then my last plantain waffle recipe! I love the addition of the pumpkin which I think helps in keeping the waffle soft and moist in the middle I did add 1tsp apple cider vinegar and 1/2tsp soda. It was a quick and easy recipe to follow :) This will be my new recipe. thank you

    1. Just curious...why do you add ACV and soda (I'm assuming baking soda?)

  7. I just found this and I just made this and yes, I did pair it with AIP meatloaf for dinner....(you know you're on AIP when you can say that without blinking!). These were delicious!

    1. Yum! Waffles and meatloaf, now that is a combo I would be interested in trying. So glad you liked them!

  8. could you use a banana instead of a plantain?