I don't think I've ever purchased a frozen waffle. Yes, my parents bought them when I was a child, but I have never personally purchased a box. In fact, I tend to steer clear of pre-packaged frozen foods unless I'm really not in the mood to cook. I find making my own waffles, like these simple Coconut Waffles, so easy and fun!
These Coconut Waffles are Paleo friendly, soft and fluffy in texture. Also, they have a rich coconut-vanilla flavor, are low in sugar and require less than 10 simple ingredients.
Homemade Waffles Vs. Store Bought Waffles
It shouldn't be any surprise that homemade waffles can be made healthier than store bought ones. Even mixes using gluten free, grain free flours and no artificial ingredients can contain quite a bit of sugar. And if the ingredients truly are "perfect", then there's often a high cost associated with the product. In other words, it's much cheaper to make your own.
What I like most about making waffles from scratch is that you can customize the ingredients, texture and flavor to your liking. With a mix, that isn't always possible.
However, I would always choose a mix over a frozen waffle. Frozen waffles typically need preservatives to preserve taste and texture. I find fresh baked waffles much more appealing.
Best Paleo Store Bought Pancake & Waffle Mixes
In my opinion, it's best to stick to making waffles and pancakes from scratch. However, if I had to make pancake or waffle batter from a box, these are my top brand choices:
Because, sometimes having a pre-made waffle mix is just too convenient to pass up. I get it! And these brands use simple, healthy ingredients in their pancake and waffle mixes.
Best Coconut Flour Waffle Toppings
These Coconut Waffles were topped with adaptogenic coconut butter, shredded coconut, bee pollen and cinnamon.
My favorite sweet waffle toppings include:
- roasted coconut butter
- nut butter
- homemade sunflower seed butter
- melted chocolate
- dairy free yogurt or cream cheese
Do you make your own waffles at home or do you tend to buy frozen? Or perhaps not eat waffles at all? What are your favorite waffle toppings?
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Light, fluffy and crisp coconut waffles. Low in sugar, nut free, dairy free and great for a healthy, satisfying breakfast.
- Whisk eggs. Stir in remaining wet ingredients and mix well.
- Add in dry ingredients, mix well.
- Pour batter on pre-heated waffle iron and bake until done.
Keywords: waffle, low sugar, breakfast, Paleo, nut free