These Chocolate Tigernut Waffles are the best eggless, nut free Paleo waffles out there! They are made with tigernut flour, cocoa powder and flax eggs. In addition, this easy chocolate waffle recipe is Vegan and kid friendly.
Ask my kids what they want for breakfast, and 9 times out of 10 it will include something with chocolate! Chocolate pancakes, chocolate oatmeal, chocolate mug cakes... I can't decide if I should be proud of their love for chocolate or concerned!
But, being a chocolate lover myself, I can relate to their desire for starting the morning with something sweet and indulgent! And these Chocolate Tigernut Waffles are the perfect way to satisfy that morning sweet tooth, yet keep things relatively healthy.
These waffles are:
- grain free and gluten free
- egg free
- dairy free
- low in added sugar
- crisp on the outside and soft inside
- kid friendly
Basically, these are the best grain free Vegan waffles. They are healthy and gut friendly since they don't contain any gluten, dairy or eggs and they are low in added sugar.
You AND your kids can be happy with these eggless chocolate waffles!
Ingredients in Chocolate Tigernut Waffles
This easy waffle recipe contains a list of Paleo, Vegan and allergy friendly ingredients. Here's what you need:
- tigernut flour
- cocoa powder
- ground flax
- baking powder
- maple syrup
- avocado oil
- vanilla extract
My favorite brand of tigernut flour is from Anthony's Goods. This brand produces high quality, delicious tasting tigernut flour at a decent price.
For this recipe, I used dutch cocoa powder. Personally, I prefer the taste of dutch cocoa to plain cocoa powder, but any variety will work for this recipe.
I buy whole flax seeds and grind them into a flour using a hand held coffee grinder. This ensures that my ground flax is fresh and hasn't spoiled (meaning tastes better and is better for me). I usually grind up about ½ - 1 cup of whole flax seed every other week and store in an air-tight container. For longer storage, I recommend keeping in the fridge.
Most baking powder is not Paleo friendly since it contains cornstarch. I make my own Paleo baking powder. It is made with 3 simple ingredients and is grain free, gluten free and works just like the conventional stuff!
Avocado oil is my number one choice for this recipe. Not only is it a healthy Paleo and Vegan oil, but it is also tasteless. However, substituting with olive oil or liquid coconut oil would work too.
How to Make Tigernut Flour Waffles
These waffles cook just like any normal waffle. I use a mini waffle iron to make my waffles (I find mini works better for Vegan waffle recipes), but any size should work.
First, make the batter. This is done by combining all the dry ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Then, mixing in the wet ingredients.
Let the batter sit for 5 minutes and preheat your waffle iron.
Next, scoop about 3 tablespoons of the batter onto the preheated waffle iron. Cook until done.
It's that easy!
How to Keep Waffles Crisp
These waffles come out of the waffle maker crisp on the outside and soft on the inside - my favorite kind of waffle texture. They actually keep pretty crisp compared to other waffle recipes I've tried.
But, if you want to further crisp the waffles, then preheat your oven to 250 degrees F. After each waffle has finished cooking, place it on a wire cooling rack in the oven. Once all the waffles have cooked, you can serve them.
How to Store Waffles
This recipe only makes a small batch of waffles; five miniature waffles to be exact. So, leftovers aren't really a thing.
But, feel free to make them ahead of time and store them in the fridge or freezer. You can reheat them for a few minutes in the oven or microwave.Print
Chocolate Tigernut Waffles
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 5 mini waffles 1x
Paleo and Vegan chocolate waffles made with tigernut flour. Kid friendly, low in added sugar and perfect for a sweet but healthy breakfast.
- ½ cup tigernut flour (50g)*
- 3 Tbsp cocoa powder (18g)
- 3 Tbsp ground flax (18g)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup (depending on taste preference)
- 1 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup water
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine tigernut flour, cocoa powder, ground flax and baking powder.
- Mix in remaining ingredients.
- Let batter sit for 5 minutes to thicken. While waiting, preheat miniature waffle iron.
- Pour about 3 tablespoons batter onto preheated mini waffle iron.
- Cook until done.
- Repeat steps 4-5 until all batter has been used up.
*If tigernut flour has clumps, sift prior to using. Measure by spoon and level method or simply by weight.
Keywords: waffles, tigernut flour, chocolate, Paleo, Vegan, Nut Free, Egg Free, breakfast, allergy friendly
My waffle iron was out of service so I made them into pancakes instead. These were so good I've only recently started using tigernut flour and this is by far the best recipe I've tried for tigenut flour.
Thank you for sharing Elle! I'm so happy to hear they turned out 🙂 My boys love this recipe as well!