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
Vegan Tigernut Flour Waffles (Paleo, Nut Free)
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 4-5 miniature waffles 1x
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.
- 2 flax eggs (2 Tbsp ground flax + 6 Tbsp water)
- 1 cup tigernut flour (112g)
- 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ cup water
- 2 Tbsp avocado oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 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.
Keywords: waffles, breakfast, tigernut, tigernut flour, Paleo, Vegan, Allergy Free, nut free, egg free
I loved this recipe, but have ran out of flaxseeds since making these waffles so much! Is it possible to use a real egg in this recipe? I have no sensitivities to eggs.
Thank you for your wonderful recipe!
I'm so glad you like them 🙂
Real eggs should work. But I haven't tested it myself so cannot guarantee anything. Let me know if it turns out.
Do you think the oil can be left out or substituted? What would you use for a substitute?
The oil is added for texture purposes. You can substitute it with another liquid (like water or milk) but it will change the texture a little.
Thank you so much for this recipe! I’m prediabetic and successfully lowering my A1C through WFPB hi fiber focused dieting. Tigernut flour has been my new favorite thing because it’s sweet and palatable, and so high fiber, it fills you up without spiking blood sugar! Unfortunately most recipes out there with tigernut seem to be half starchy additives like tapioca flour which somewhat defeat the point for me, or the recipe does not seem to hold together without real eggs. This recipe is perfect! Easy, no added starches, so moist and sweet it doesn’t need butter or syrup, and holds together perfectly! I’ve found my new breakfast staple. Thanks again!
Hi! I'm so glad you like this tigernut waffle recipe 🙂 You're right, many tigernut flour recipes contain tapioca flour because it helps so much with the texture of baked goods. But I'm glad this recipe fit your dietary needs. Thank you for the review!
I have tried a few AIP waffle recipes and all of them (including this one) stuck to the waffle maker. Ending up in a real mess to clean up. Any suggestions ?
I always grease my waffle maker with a little bit of coconut oil and that works for me.
Thank you for this amazing recipe! So delightful 💞 I do regular egg bc that’s okay for me and a touch less sugar and they are just so good and super simple to make!
I'm so glad you like them! Thank you for leaving a review 🙂
How many regular eggs do you use?
I've only tested this recipe using flax eggs, but it should work with 2 large eggs instead of the flax ones.
Thanks! It's perfect!
Yay! So glad you like them 🙂
I halved the recipe and used 1 egg instead of flax. I don’t react to eggs. They did not stick to the waffle maker. The taste is fabulous! Thank you for sharing!
Thank you for sharing your substitutions! I'm so glad you like them 🙂