These Vegan Tigernut Flour Waffles are great for a simple, nut free and egg free Paleo breakfast. They are made with tigernut flour, sweetened with a bit of coconut sugar and free of all common allergens.
When I went on an elimination diet earlier this year (due to my baby's eczema) I had to get creative with allergy friendly recipes. Tigernut flour was one of my go-to Paleo flours. It works well in egg free baking and I love that it has a naturally sweet flavor.
What are Tigernuts?
For those of you that don't know, tigernuts are not actually nuts, but small root vegetables. These little root vegetables are nutrient dense and a great source of prebiotic fiber.
Tigernut flour is simply made from finely ground tigernuts. It is naturally sweet - perfect for baking! Although, it can be used in savory dishes as well.
Some of my favorite ways to use tigernut flour is in:
And of course waffles!
These tigernut flour waffles are delightfully sweet, fluffy and a kid favorite. My recipe is:
- nut free
- dairy free
- egg free
- refined sugar free
This healthy waffle recipe can be kept plain, or include mix-ins such as: chocolate chips, blueberries, shredded coconut, cinnamon, etc. It's such a versatile recipe!
Ingredients in Vegan Tigernut Flour Waffles
For these waffles, you'll need the following ingredients:
- tigernut flour
- ground flax (or ground chia seed)
- coconut sugar (or any granulated sugar/sweetener)
- baking powder
- water (or nut/seed milk)
- avocado oil (or olive oil)
- vanilla extract
How to Make Vegan Tigernut Waffles
These simple, grain free waffles are made in one bowl and cooked on a mini waffle iron. This recipe makes 4-5 miniature waffles.
First, make the flax eggs. To do this, combine 2 tablespoons ground flax with 6 tablespoons water. (I grind whole flax seed in a coffee grinder.) Stir, then let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
Next, mix in the remaining ingredients. Mix until the batter is a thick, smooth, uniform texture.
Preheat your waffle iron and add 2 heaping tablespoons of batter. Close the waffle iron and cook the waffles until done. They will take longer to cook than a waffle that uses eggs. When the waffles are done they should be slightly crisp on the outside and golden brown in color.
Paleo and Vegan Waffle Toppings
I topped these waffles with fresh blueberries, sunflower seed butter, hemp seeds and bee pollen. Some other healthy, Paleo and Vegan topping options include:
- melted coconut butter
- nut or seed butters
- fruit: fresh, freeze dried, defrosted frozen fruit
- cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips
- coconut cream
- dairy free cream cheese
- mashed avocado
These Tigernut Flour Waffles are perfect for a simple Vegan, Paleo and allergy friendly breakfast. They are made with tigernut flour, lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and kid friendly.
- Make flax eggs by combining 2 tablespoons ground flax with 6 tablespoons water. Stir, then let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
- Add remaining ingredients to flax eggs. Mix well.
- Preheat miniature waffle iron.
- Pour 2 heaping tablespoons batter onto preheated waffle iron and cook until done*
- Repeat step 4 until no more batter remains.
*Cooking time will take longer than a "normal waffle". When done, the waffles should be slightly crisp on the outside and golden brown in color.
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