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Belgian Waffles with Coconut Flour

Belgian Waffles with Coconut Flour


Today, I am sharing something so familiar, yet so different. Obviously, you've figured it out that I made Waffles with Coconut flour. They are gluten free, dairy free and very delectable. 
I've tried "a few times" to make them and that my friends ended up in disaster, and the reason why? Well... Let me tell ya' I never worked with Coconut flour before, despite all my time spend reading about it, I wasn't ready to expect an unexpected mess. Flour is so fragrant, the pleasant aroma hit you right away as you open the bag, it is also very healthy and in every possible way delicious, but it soaks in so much liquid that it becomes spongy and that was my mistake number one, little mistake that I didn't expect; I added very little liquid to the flour, but when I added more milk, it was even worse. Round two waffles! Better! Round three... Way better, but not quite perfect yet! I was determined to make a waffle, no matter how many times I'd fail, thankfully it was not as many as I was expecting. By the time I made waffles for the third time, I had a kitchen full of dirty dishes, paper towels all around, two bowls full of unused "failed" batter or better If I say "dough", and one batch tossed down the sink disposer, and I was standing there covered with as much flour as you can imagine, very much frustrated, thinking like a mad scientist where it went wrong while regular waffles with all purpose flour were cooking in the waffle maker for my dear kids, making me crave them that much more. Then it finally clicked! 
Anyhow... 
They came out pretty good, don't you think?! What I did, actually was adding less flour to the liquid (mixed eggs), and slightly mixing it, while adding more milk. The mixture or the batter was perfectly incorporated. If you see the pics, you will know exactly what I did. I made it a few times more and voila... I was pretty happy and pleased with the outcome. 

So... Let's talk about healthy benefits of this delicious flour. 
  • Coconut Flour gluten-free, it's also rich in dietary fibers, which reduce our risk of developing heart disease, lower cholesterol levels and protect us from cancer and diabetes (balances blood sugar and insulin levels and increases insulin sensitivity)
  • Boosts thyroid function and metabolism. 
  • It is high in protein and healthy fats. 
  • The taste is slightly sweet, but it's not that much noticeable. It's actually perfect in baked goodies, and I can't wait to experiment more with it. 
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Belgian Waffles with Coconut Flour

Belgian Waffles with Coconut Flour
Yields: 2 saving
Ingredients:
  • 3 eggs, lightly mixed
  • Sweetener to taste (I used 1/4 cup sugar)
  • 2 tbsp. Organic Coconut Oil, (melt if it's too tough to scoop)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking soda
  • Pinch of Salt 
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Coconut milk * a few splash more if needed 
  • *Oil for brushing the waffle iron/maker
Topping options:
Fruits
Maple syrup, honey, etc. 
Powder sugar 
Belgian Waffles with Coconut Flour

Directions:
  1. Mix eggs, then add sweetener (read notes), and coconut oil, mix well then add coconut flour, following baking powder, baking soda, a pinch of salt, stir and add milk last. You might want to add more if it's too thick. 
  2. Combine everything well, until the texture is smooth. The batter will be thicker than traditional waffles, but not far off. 
  3. Preheat the waffle maker, brush oil on the waffle iron and scoop the batter in and pour over the waffle iron. Close the lid and wait until it is ready to open. 
  4. Once waffle is done, be careful when you remove it. The texture of the waffles with coconut flour is different so they rip easily. Carefully start from one corner and remove at ones. 

NOTE**
  • Use a sweetener that supports your diet. I used sugar, but let's say you'd like to use liquid stevia, so I'd suggest for you to use like 1 teaspoon or to taste.
  • As for coconut oil, you can melt the coconut oil in the pot of warm water, placing a jar in and waiting for a few minutes until it's easy for you to scoop. 
  • I said it in the directions, but I feel the need to say it again: These waffles are NOT your typical traditional waffles, they are very soft, and they rip easier than when made with all purpose flour. 
  • You can also use low fat 'regular' milk, even soy milk would work fine. 
  • Any other add-ins: cinnamon, nutmeg, powdered ginger etc. 

Belgian Waffles with Coconut Flour


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Sandra 


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22 comments:

  1. I haven't experimented with coconut flour, so it was really interesting to read about your experience with it, Sandra. These waffles look like they were well worth the effort! What a lovely way to start the day!

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  2. Wow, the waffles look so delicious, Sandra! I have never worked with coconut flour before and I don't think I had any dish made of coconut flour. I'm curious how it's like. The subtle sweetness in flour sounds really nice, and I love coconut to begin with! Your pretty waffle pictures made me hungry!

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  3. Great job for not giving up :) Perfection is what we see in these waffles. Yummm!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

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  4. Your waffles look so delicious and are beautifully presented!

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  5. oooh I have coconut flour in the fridge right now just waiting to be used in something great like these waffles!!!

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  6. Well this was my first use of coconut flour while the batter was definitely thicker when I was a custom to and you were not kidding about how delicate these waffles are but I do enjoy the flavor of coconut and I found a different syrup flavor took it away for instance I have a peach syrup which really brought the coconut flavor out and regular maple syrup seem to take it away I enjoyed this and I will be making them again thank you for a great recipe. The really fun part was watching the kids trying for the first time without me telling them what they were they also seem to enjoy them big plus!

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    1. Nope, I was not kidding. It is just pitiful that I wasted so much flour, but I had to test it. I am really glad that you and your kids liked it though. Thank you for trying. Cheers!

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    2. I went through the same experience you had in trying to come up with the right recipe. I ended up using the same amount of ingredients you did as i used to make this recipe with regular self rising flour for my kids. I was very dissapointed with the flour as the waffle consistency is so different and breaks easily. Also, the waffles are very dry to taste, worst than energy bars.

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  7. My batter was definitely biscuit consistency and I followed the recipe.... but they came out tasting pretty good. I think they need more oil...

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    1. Hey, I am glad you tried it. I did say add more milk, if needed... I'll try adding more oil to see if that will be better. Thank you, Alli!

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  8. Hi Sandra, thank you for sharing your recipe. Before testing it out I did read the comments since it was my 2nd time attempting to use coconut flour,1st time being a fail. Anyhow,I did tweak it a bit following your advice on adding more milk & oil. My changes were 4 egg,1 tbsp raw honey, 1/4 cup coconut oil &1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk,the remaining ingredients remained the same and made 3 servings. Yay they were delicious!!!!! Thank you so much your recipe,my health,heart,& tummy appreciate it!!!!

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    1. Fantastic! As a honey lover, I must try adding honey next time. Also, I haven't tried it with almond milk. Thank you for commenting, I really appreciate it! I am so happy to hear that it turned out delicious!

      Cheers!!!!

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  9. I made it but added 1 and a half cups of almond milk and let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken up. they were delicious and easy to make! It tasted a little bit eggy but when I added some melted butter and syrup it was fine. My chef friend says to use egg whites or egg whites and 1-2 yolks instead if something tastes eggy.

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    1. Sounds like yours were success :) I am so glad to hear. These are def different, but delicious. Thank you for trying and for your egg tip

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  10. Just found this recipe as I was looking for one with the ingredients I had on hand. These were delicious and amazing! I also made them as pancakes. My kiddos and I like them better than "normal" waffles. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I am so glad to hear! Thank you so much for trying my recipe:)

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  11. Those of us on the ketogenic diet love you... just changed out the sugar to splenda and swerve, and used heavy cream. Fabulous!

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    1. Niceee! I am making them from time to time and I am so happy that there no more mess when I make them. Thank you so much for trying this recipe.

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  12. Made these today - totally delicious. Used xytol sweetner, added cinnamon, almond milk, and light butter spread instead of the coconut oil. Great taste, texture and so easy! Yum!

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  13. Just made these for my kids and they liked them just as much as our wheat flour waffles! The only change I made was to use milk kefir instead of coconut milk. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  14. These were amazing! I did add cinnamon, almond extract, vanilla extract and used almond milk instead of coconut milk. Best to follow this recipe to the "T", to make it simple on yourself!

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  15. I'm doing low carb so I used Splenda. I also used a protein shake instead of milk. (And I added vanilla....I just think anything with sugar and eggs needs vanilla. LOL) Wonderful! Topped with Smucker's s/f syrup I get a whole waffle for about 7g net carbs.

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