Celiac’s Disease is actually pretty rare in the Western World. This autoimmune disease wreaks havoc on those victims who ingest gluten, a common protein found in wheat and other grains. Unfortunately, most of our baked goods are made from refined wheat. Cookies, cereals, crackers, brownies, cakes, bread, pasta and many more processed foods boast flour.
But those afflicted with gluten-sensitivity number more. Estimates suggest that anywhere from 50-75% of Americans are affected negatively by gluten, most often seen through “brain fog,” bloating, dysbiosis, joint pain, abdominal pain in more.
So why not avoid those unpleasant issues altogether? The beauty of breakfast is that there are tons of low-carb, high fat/protein options, such as bacon, sausage, egg, and steak. But all of us have a hankering for pancakes, waffles, muffins, and other bakes goods on occasion. (Check out our recipes for gluten-free muffins.)
The beauty of something like waffles and pancakes is that gluten-free flours are amply available. You could use coconut, almond, or even coffee flour to get away from the gluten issues. (Check out our Review of non-Wheat Flours to see which fits your taste and consistency.)
Now as a whole, waffles are not too nutrient-dense. Mostly empty carbs even when using the non-flour flours. Add some much-needed fat and protein to your waffles by topping it with almond butter and cocoa nibs. Drizzle on some organic maple syrup and you are good-to-go!
Should you use cow’s milk in the recipe? Or one of the non-dairy alternatives? Check out our Review of non-dairy “Milks.”
Looking for some recommended non-flour flours. Try these from Amazon:
Viva Organic Coconut Flour
Bob’s Red Mill Almond Flour
Gosh-Darn Gluttonous Gluten-Free WafflesPrint This
- 2 cups gluten-free flour (preferably coconut)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups unflavored coconut milk
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Combine the dry ingredients.
Stir in the milk, butter, and eggs.
Pour a ladleful of batter onto the waffle iron and bake until done. (Approx. 5 minutes).
Serve immediately while warm.
Layer with cinnamon, almond butter, and melted dark chocolate or cocoa nibs to give it a superfood, keto kick.
Or layer with fresh berries or natural, organic maples syrup.