This classic childhood breakfast staple is given an allergen friendly  makeover! It is fluffy, it is crisp, it is inherently delicious! Husband and toddler approved!

Waffles. A classic, homey, and nostalgic breakfast staple for most. They are inherently delicious and can be eaten in a number of ways. Dressed up simple with fruit and maple syrup or real fancy as a sandwich with bacon, lettuce, and avocado. Um yes. Now I am hungry.

I think we can all agree that waffles need to be in our lives. For those who are missing some of their childhood favorites, these are a great compromise!

For a long time, waffles were a distant memory for me. When I think of them, I am immediately transported back to my childhood - sitting at the counter with my older sister eating an Eggo waffle about to hop on the bus to school. I actually cannot think of waffles without thinking of my sister. They were her favorite. I personally loved homemade waffles more… especially the ones at the breakfast buffet we would go to after church. I would almost always get a Belgium waffle made in the waffle iron, and it was such a treat.

I actually created this recipe for my husband who lovingly eats along with me on this journey. Waffles were a huge part of his childhood too. As a member of the Eggo generation, he too has memories of having waffles for breakfast every day. Let's just say we've come a long way from the glorious days of Eggo waffles for breakfast; nevertheless, I still cherish these golden memories. Thus, I set out to create something that still brought us together as a family but didn’t wreak havoc on our health. My goal was to create a waffle with great taste that was crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Texture is important to me, as is the over-all sweetness - but I didn’t want them to be sugar bombs. These waffles are CEP compliant, so I decided to use tigernut flour to give the waffle that sweet and nutty flavor everyone enjoys. If you are unfamiliar with tigernuts, they are not nuts! Nuts, right?! Tigernuts are tubers, and they are a natural prebiotic packed with fiber, magnesium, AND potassium. I love tigernut flour for this reason, as it helps make these waffles delicious and a tad more nutrient dense!  Waffles make me happy. These waffles make me even more happy. So go be happy and make a double batch to freeze for your convenience! 

Tigernut Waffles with Fresh Berries (CEP, AIP, Paleo)

Prep Time  -  Cook Time  -  Total Time

   10 min            25 min          35 min  

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup tigernut flour

1/4 cup sweet potato starch 

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

3 teaspoons lemon juice (half of a large lemon)

2 tablespoons maple syrup (or raw honey)

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1 can full fat coconut milk (I use arroyo D)

1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder

Directions:

*preheat your waffle iron

1. Mix all of your dry ingredients: tigernut flour, sweet potato starch, baking soda, sea salt, vanilla powder in a medium sized bowl using a whisk. If your tigernut flour is a little clumpy make sure you get all the clumps out before mixing in your wet ingredients

2. In a separate bowl, mix all of your wet ingredients together:Lemon juice,maple syrup, melted coconut oil, and coconut milk

3. Slowly pour your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients and mix together until you get a smoothe batter like consistency. If it is too thick add a little water or coconut milk but you do not want it too thin Like pancake batter.

4. Ladle enough about 2 Tbsp. of batter on each waffle square to cover the surface of your waffle iron and cook until crispy...not burnt. My iron took about 10 minutes

**We served ours with some fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup, but sautéed apples and ginger with coconut butter is also delish!

Kellie is a wife, mamma, health coach, and recipe developer for MyCrazyJourney. Celiac disease, digestive issues and a plethora of food intolerances led her to AIP in 2014 and the CEP in 2017. She and her family have since adopted a modified version of these templates. Her goal is to inspire others to take their health into their own hands by cooking foods that are creative, fun, and contributive to health and wellness. Kellie's background is in art and education, but she has always had a passion for food and it's powerful healing properties. Many of her creations are inspired by her experiences and designed to be enjoyed by the entire family! You can find Kellie here at MyCrazyJourney writing guest posts and on Instagram.

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