What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein found in grains like wheat, rye, and barley. It’s what gives bread its chewy texture and helps it rise. Gluten also helps baked goods hold their shape- so without it they can be crumbly or flat.
Why are people choosing to go gluten free?
People follow a gluten-free diet for many different reasons. Some people cannot eat it because of an immune response that triggers inflammation and makes it hard to absorb nutrients in food, like celiac disease sufferers. Others may choose the lifestyle as part of their effort at weight loss or improved health habits, while others might do so out of religious conviction or preference.
People following this type of diet should keep in mind how much they can enjoy grains from other sources such as rice noodles (made with tapioca starch) and quinoa pasta made from red amaranth flour rather than semolina wheat which is often used on traditional pastas.
What is the Paleo Diet
The paleo diet is a high-protein, low sugar and carbohydrate diet. You can eat as many vegetables as you want but no processed or refined sugars like cake icing or ice cream are allowed. This type of food plan will help your body release excess weight while also giving it the proteins needed for muscle recovery after strenuous exercise sessions such as aerobics classes at Peak Fitness Club in San Jose!
The Paleo Diet (also known by its full name: The Paleolithic Dietary Approach) is an eating regimen that resembles what human hunter-gatherers ate thousands of years ago – before agriculture was introduced to our diets about 10,000 years ago…
Paleo gluten free waffles
These hearty, paleo waffles are crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They’re gluten, dairy, refined sugar-free and will satisfy everyone in your family because they’re easy to make!
These classic paleo waffles are crispy on the outside, fluffy and light on the inside, freezer friendly*, family approved and can be made is a variety of ways! (*Freezing: After cooking for maximum 8-10 minutes in waffle iron. Cool completely before stacking them up next to each other with parchment paper in between.)
When I set out to make this recipe, I wanted a waffle that would have just the right taste and texture. I wanted it to be sweet but not overpowering in flavor or texture. It needed it to be crisp outside and soft inside.
Classic Gluten Free Paleo Waffles
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Serves: 6
- 3 whole eggs
- 1/2 cup organic coconut milk full fat or light
- 6 Tbsp coconut oil refined, melted and cooled to almost room temp
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
In a large, dry bowl mix together flour, baking powder and salt.
In a separate container or small mixing bowl whisk together the egg yolks*, coconut milk, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and stir until no lumps remain.
If separating the eggs, beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff peaks form, and then gently fold into the rest of the batter.
Preheat the waffle maker and brush it with coconut oil.
Place batter in center of waffle iron. Gently spread the batter just a bit before closing as per your instruction manual. Cooking times will vary according to your model, but this recipe should yield 4-6 servings – or more depending on the size of your waffle maker.
Top with berries, nut butter, coconut whipped cream, and additional maple syrup. Personal favourite is Pip and Nut almond butter.