I used to consider waffles and pancakes to be a weekend indulgence. But, now that I have kids, I make them almost daily! Don't worry, I keep things healthy with recipes like these Paleo Blueberry Buckwheat Waffles. But, I don't think I ever imagined that I'd be cooking pancakes and waffles so frequently.
These grain free waffles are made with less than 10 ingredients. They have a delicious, nutty buckwheat flavor that is nicely complimented by the tartness of fresh blueberries. Additionally, this buckwheat waffle recipe is free of the top 8 allergens, it's Paleo approved and Vegan friendly.
Prepping Waffle Batter for an Easy Paleo Breakfast
To make breakfast as simple as possible, I will usually make a large batch of batter early in the week. My boys get 1-2 waffles or pancakes each morning, along with some fruit.
Breakfasts like this actually started when I found out my oldest had an intolerance to eggs. (He can have them now, but sparingly.) Because of the digestive issues he was experiencing, I started creating more allergy friendly recipes. Hence, these easy Blueberry Buckwheat Waffles.
I understand that cooking waffles can seem like such a chore, but if you prep your batter ahead of time, then waffles are pretty simple to make. Just prep a large batch on the weekend, store it in the fridge and make 1-2 waffles for breakfast throughout the week. I suppose you could also bake your waffles ahead of time, but I think they taste better fresh.
Toddler Approved Blueberry Buckwheat Waffles
These waffles are not only a healthy, grain free breakfast option, but they are toddler friendly as well. The ingredients are nut free, egg free, dairy free and easily digestible.
Plus, what toddler doesn't love blueberries?! If yours is one of the few who does't, try adding a different berry or chopped fruit. Chocolate chips on special occasion don't hurt either 😉
Ingredients in Allergy Free Blueberry Waffles
These waffles contain a combination of grain free flours: buckwheat flour and cassava flour. Together, these two flours create a perfect waffle texture - fluffy, crisp and moist.
In addition, they contain ground chia seed instead of an egg. You may swap this ingredient with ground flax. If you use an egg in place of the chia seed then you may need to change the amount of water in the recipe.
- buckwheat flour
- cassava flour
- ground chia seed
- baking powder
- maple syrup
- vanilla extract
- fresh blueberries
What Toppings are Best for Blueberry Buckwheat Waffles?
These Blueberry Buckwheat Waffles are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The tartness of the blueberries compliment the nutty buckwheat flavor so well, making these perfect for eating on their own.
However, if you want to add toppings, here are some suggestions:
- Coconut cream - simply add some coconut cream from a can of full fat coconut milk. For a sweeter option, mix it with a bit of maple syrup.
- Fruit - Additional fruit is great for any pancake or waffle topping. Fresh berries are easy. Also, warming up frozen berries and mashing them with some melted coconut oil makes great berry syrup.
- Nut or seed butter - always a tasty option. These would pair well with almond butter, tahini, peanut butter or cashew butter.
- Coconut butter - melted coconut butter is a delicious, low sugar choice. My favorite is my recipe for Roasted Coconut Butter.
- Yogurt - another excellent topping. If you don't tolerate dairy, try almond milk or coconut milk based yogurt.
These waffles are such a hit at my house that the last waffle is usually fought over!
When I first started making this recipe my youngest son hadn't yet been born. Back then, 5 waffles were enough to share between the whole family (along with a side of eggs and fruit for me and the hubby). However, these days I have to double the recipe to satisfy everyone's hunger.
Buckwheat flour is a great grain, free Paleo baking flour. If you're looking for more buckwheat recipes, here are a few:
These allergy free Blueberry Buckwheat Waffles are Paleo, Vegan and perfect for toddlers and kids.
- Combine all dry ingredients (except blueberries) in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
- Add in all wet ingredients. Stir well.
- Fold blueberries into batter.
- Pour batter onto preheated mini waffle iron.
- Bake until done.
- Repeat until no more batter remains.
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