Coconut Flour Waffles

Update: This recipe has been edited to accommodate all of the errors that many of you have had while making these.  I have adjusted the ingredients to be better suited for all types of waffle irons and pans.  I am continuing to test this recipe as many of you continue to have problems with it.  Since there have been no issues on my end I rely on feedback from people who make it.

Holy crapola, am I losing it?!  Yesterday’s post is called, “Tuesday Things 12.10.12” if I am not mistaken.  If I am correct, that means my brain has blown it’s last fuse.  TODAY is Tuesday!!  WOW…The truth is that I am really not quite sure what is going on in the world outside of Arizona State University.  I considered changing the post title but figured that it would set off some lingering cataclysmic event in my brain.  I need the tiny bit of brain that is left for my last final in a week.

Moving along to somewhat normalcy… Coconut Flour Waffles.  Most of you who read this won’t even know that coconut flour exists.  Well, it does, and I have a love-hate relationship with it.  The aroma is to die for and the texture is soft and silky.  The downside is that it requires almost twice the amount of liquid as would be required by AP flour.  Due to the flour’s sponge-like properties, I shoved the canister in the back of my pantry and almost forgot about it.  When I found it the only thing I could think of was pancakes or waffles.  I never consume the two and are not really fond of either of them, but on occasion I enjoy them.


These waffles do not crisp up quite like regular waffles do, and are instead fluffy pillows with syrup craters.  That’s right, syrup craters.  They serve no other purpose rather than to act as a vehicle for the syrup to get to my mouth.  Yum.

What I love about this recipe is that it is a one-bowl type process.  Dump all ingredients in one bowl, mix, and set aside until the waffle iron is heated.  Waffle iron?  Is that right?  Honestly, the only words that sound correct are diverticulitis, orbicularis oris, brachial plexus, and the like.  Yikes bikes, my friends, yikes – bikes.

This is when I sign off and say I’ll see you tomorrow because the last thing I should be attempting to do is make sense.  Enjoy these waffles/pancakes! :P

Coconut Flour Waffles
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Soft, fluffy waffles that are a funky twist on an classic.
  • ¼ c coconut flour
  • ¼ c oat flour (I throw rolled oats in my blender until it is flour)
  • ⅓ c nut butter
  • 2 flax eggs (1 flax egg = 1 tbls flax mixed with 3 tbls water)
  • 1 and ¼ c coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbls sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  1. Mix all ingredients together and set aside for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Check consistency of batter to make sure it is not too thick or too thin. If too thick, add more coconut milk. If too thin, add a teaspoon of coconut flour at a time and let rest again.
  3. Heat waffle iron and grease with coconut oil
  4. Pour appropriate batter amount, depending on your waffle iron size, onto iron and close
  5. Cook until golden brown


I said it was a one-bowl process, but I rolled with two.  So shoot me.

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Whisk all ingredients together and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

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Grease it up, baby!

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Mine held about 1/2 c – 3/4 c batter.

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Press it.

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Sneak a peek on it’s fluffiness.

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Hello, golden!

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Nub of Earth Balance and slathered in syrup (the real stuff) and washed down with a mug of Dandy Blend.

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Am I the only non-5 year old who still cuts up their pancakes and waffles into bite sized pieces?

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Enjoy! :D

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  1. Looks like I need to break out the waffle maker! It’s buried somewhere but now you have me wanting waffles :) Oh, and don’t worry about forgetting the day – you have a good excuse with being so busy!

  2. Must be INCREDIBLE! (And I never even noticed the day mix-up…see, we’re all that busy.Don’t fret!)

  3. I tried to make these, but it just left a huge burnt mess in my waffle iron. I ended up having to turn them into pancakes!

  4. I did use coconut oil….it stuck and burned like crazy. Maybe it’s my iron?

  5. True! Next time I will try adding some to the batter and see what happens.

  6. Help! I am trying to make these, but what am I doing wrong. They just bubble like a liquid that is boiling and don’t “cook up” into anything (both on my iron and as pancakes) what did I miss?

    • Hi Jessica! If you are making pancakes I would try reducing the coconut milk amount used and increasing the flax if they are not cooking for you. With pancakes, try cooking them at a lower heat for a longer amount of time. If that does not work, please let me know. I make this recipe at least once per month so I want to make sure that you are able to enjoy them also! :)

  7. THanks! If I do make them as waffles, which is what I tried first, what do you suggest I try differently? how long do you leave them on the waffle iron before they start to firm up? Does the batter need to be pretty thick?

    • Your waffle iron should be timed. Mine took 2.5 rounds to set up perfectly where I felt comfortable removing them. As mentioned in my post, these are soft waffles and do not crisp up like you expect from a traditional waffle. This is due to the low fat and protein content.

  8. Summreshine says:

    I followed this recipe exactly. Used coconut oil and everything. Ruined my waffle maker, it burnt so bad! We now have to get a new one. Tried them as pancakes and they wouldn’t form. Very disappointing :(

    • I am so disappointed to hear that there have been issues making this recipe! I have not had any issues making them as waffles, so that surprises me. As pancakes, I always have to cook them low and they are delicate to flip but never an issue forming. I will be remaking the recipe and will be toying with different ratios of starches and other gluten free flours to see if that helps you.

  9. I also made it and it did not cook. Just burned on my waffle iron!!!! Had to take so much time to clean my waffle iron early in the morning starving lolz. So I added buckwheat flour to the rest of the batter and made pancakes with it. Turned out crispy and delicious. Would not recommend making this recipe without a type of flour or egg especially as a waffle!

  10. It’s upsetting that so many people have had issues because I have made these 4 times for my family and have had ZERO issues with the recipe. I recommend using a high quality waffle iron, make sure your waffle iron is well greased with coconut oil, and make sure the iron is screaming hot. My family and I love this recipe Christina and even my pickiest eater requests them for breakfast!

  11. Katie Dodger says:

    I finally had time to make these today and they were so good! Definitely took patience to cook them but they were so delicious and fluffy!

    • Christina says:

      Whew, I am so happy to hear that this recipe has worked for some! Still disappointed it has not worked for all though :(

  12. These were so good. I had to be patient while they cooked but it was worth the wait. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Kind of wish I read these comments first as mine also turned out bad like the others before me :( I even tried twice! The batter would not cook no matter how long I left it in there for and the parts touching the waffle iron would stick and burn even though I thoroughly greased it.

  14. They smell amazing but burned my iron.. And I am best at making waffles.. Seriously.. I even worked with it in norway waffle country number 1.

  15. Can I sub baking soda for powder? I can’t tolerate bk. powder. Thanks!

  16. I just tried making these, but nothing turned out. Neither as a waffle (bubbly, liquid-y) nor as a pancake (I spatula-d out the batter from the waffle iron, shaped into pancakes, and didn’t cook).

    BRIGHT SIDE: the uncooked batter tastes amazing. Which I only got one spoonful before cooking the rest.

    I won’t attempt again. But I suggest giving it a try since there’s a 50/50 chance of your waffles making it. And at least dip your finger in the batter to taste its amazing tastiness. :’)

  17. Could I sub almond milk for the coconut milk?
    And if I can, would I need to make any adjustments to try this recipe for pancakes instead of waffles?

  18. The batter was a hot mess, I spent an hour cleaning my waffle iron.

  19. Not sure where the improvements to the recipe were? I have a huge mess now UG! I couldn’t even get pancakes out of them…

    • More nut butter and oat flour was added. I am sorry to hear it is not working for you. I am continuing to use other pans and waffle irons to see what is going wrong for many people.

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