My partner and I love waffles. They are so so SO tasty!
But most of the grain-free/paleo versions out there just don't have the crisp that I'm looking for OR they weigh a ton of bricks! This is where cassava flour really helps us out! This is a minimally processed starchy flour made from... you guessed it, cassava root (also called yuca)! I really like Otto's Cassava Flour (find it on Thrive Market for the best price!) and Anthony's Cassava Flour. It's clearly pricier than standard flours, but it's totally worth it for a tasty treat. Plus it's great for folks who can't do nut-based treats.
Serve these with some warm butter or ghee and maple syrup or top with fruit compote and whipped coconut cream!
Light & Crispy Waffles
Yields: 8 Large Belgian Style Waffles
- 3 eggs, yolks and whites separated
- 2.5 cups full fat coconut milk
- 2 cups cassava flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbls maple syrup or honey
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat waffle iron.
- Add egg whites to the bowl of stand mixer and beat until soft peaks form. Set aside.
- In a separate large bowl combine egg yolks, apple cider vinegar, coconut milk, vanilla, and maple syrup.
- Sift in the cassava flour 1/2 cup at a time and mix until fully combined.
- Mix in the salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Allow batter to stand for 5 minutes.
- Gently fold in the egg whites with a rubber scraper. Don't over-mix here otherwise you'll knock the air out of the batter.
- Spoon batter into hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown and crispy.
- Serve with your favorite fruit compote or some amazing vanilla bean ghee like this one from Fourth & Heart!