At the Livewell Clinic, we recommend that many of our patients try the paleo diet to restructure their cravings and eating habits. The effect on their health is easy to see, and we love to help people maintain this lifestyle. Here’s a great paleo breakfast recipe from Dr. Zac himself – waffles that he loves to make at home with his family!
1 packed cup of blanched almond flour
1/2 cup tapioca (starch)
2 tsp. baking powder
2 TBS of granulated sugar (any variety!)
1/4 tsp. salt
1 large egg
1/4 cup + 1 TBS of mild flavored oil or melted butter (dairy or nondairy)
1/2 cup of almond milk
1 tsp. lemon juice (or vinegar)
- Pre-heat waffle maker (make sure it’s well greased!)
- Mix all ingredients to create waffle batter
- Spray griddle with oil and pour batter onto pre-heated griddle. Times may vary.
Recipe will yield between 4-10 waffles depending on the thickness of each waffle you make.
Recipe notes from Dr. Zac:
-To make this recipe EGG FREE : Instead use 1 1/4 cup almond flour and only use 1/2 cup of almond milk. Leave out the egg and keep the rest of the recipe the same. Your batter for this version is going to be pretty thick- and your waffles are going to be crispy and soft on the inside- and ever so slightly gummy. I wasn’t able to work around the slight gumminess 100% without the egg..but thought they were still very delicious.
–Can’t have almond flour? Another nut or seed flour should work (such as hazelnut flour, cashew flour, etc). Coconut flour will NOT work. Sunflower seed flour tends to turn green when used with baking powder- there’s a strong possibility that could happen in this recipe since I used a fair amount of baking powder. Although if you want green waffles…go for it!
-For the sugar: any granulated variety will work such as palm sugar, cane sugar, sucanat, etc.
There you have it! If you end up making them, make sure to send us a picture. Hope you enjoy!