Light & Crispy Waffles

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. 

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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Preheat waffle iron. 
  2. Add egg whites to the bowl of stand mixer and beat until soft peaks form. Set aside. 
  3. In a separate large bowl combine egg yolks, apple cider vinegar, coconut milk, vanilla, and maple syrup. 
  4. Sift in the cassava flour 1/2 cup at a time and mix until fully combined. 
  5. Mix in the salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. 
  6. Allow batter to stand for 5 minutes. 
  7. 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. 
  8. Spoon batter into hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown and crispy. 
  9. Serve with your favorite fruit compote or some amazing vanilla bean ghee like this one from Fourth & Heart! 
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