Cinnamon and Cardamom Spiced Paleo Waffles
Who doesn’t love a deliciously fluffy, buttery waffle for breakfast? I know not a soul – especially here in the South where they even serve waffles for dinner (chicken n’ waffles, anyone?).
Even though I LOVE a good waffle, I just started enjoying them again recently. Prior to that I hadn’t touched a waffle in years.
And that’s for two reasons:
1- I hadn’t found a good gluten-free waffle recipe
2- I hadn’t figured out a way to make waffles without using non-stick cookware
And number 2 was definitely more of a problem than number 1.
The thing is, we don’t use non-stick cookware. I guess, technically well seasoned cast iron is non-stick, but you know what I mean.
We don’t use cookware that has a spray-on chemical finish – and that’s for multiple reasons: the biggest one is that when the pan is heated, those chemicals leach into the food. The Environmental Working Group wrote a great article on why you should avoid non-stick cookware here.
Well, if you’ve ever tried to find a waffle iron that isn’t non-stick then you know that it’s pretty much impossible.
The closest thing I found was a cast-iron skillet that looked like it was supposed to be used over an open flame at a campfire.
I had given up my search for a while but then we went on vacation with some friends last year. She introduced me to these silicone waffle molds.
And here’s why I love them:
1- They are free from non-stick “technology”
2- They are made in Europe, where safety standards are typically higher than what they are in America
3- I don’t have to babysit a waffle iron
4- I can make large batches of waffles in a short period of time
5- They are super easy to clean!
I mean, who needs a waffle iron when you have these?
Even if I found a waffle iron that wasn’t non-stick at this point I really don’t see the need. The benefits of these waffle molds so far outweigh any benefits of a traditional waffle iron…I just wouldn’t even bother.
What’s even better is that I’ve found the perfect gluten-free waffle recipe and the kicker…it’s GRAIN-FREE AND PALEO!
What I LOVE about these waffles is that yes, they are grain-free and yes, they are delicious, but they are also very filling. Because they are made with coconut flour they stay with you for hours.
We can eat a couple of these waffles in the morning and we’re full enough to have a late lunch without issue. I love how they satisfy without the use of processed carbs.
I make these waffles in big batches and freeze them. They make a quick and easy breakfast for my kids during busy mornings. This recipe makes 16 waffles, but you can easily divide it in half for 8.
For the Coconut Flour Haters
I know what you’re thinking right now – because you’ve tried some recipes made with coconut flour and they came out dry and they tasted like cardboard. I get it- I know that baked goods made from coconut flour can be a hit or miss thing.
I’m telling you, this recipe is not a miss. It’s delish. And if you don’t make these waffles to find out how truly tasty they are…well, all I can say is that you’re giving yourself a cruel punishment that you absolutely do not deserve.
You will LOVE this one! You can thank me later. 🙂Print
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