The Best Grain-Free Protein Chocolate Chip Waffles Ever

by laury on January 30, 2013 · 19 comments

Okay, okay.  I know I am patting myself a little too hard on the back there, but these were the bomb.

Grain Free Protein Hemp Waffles

I’ve been trying to find a really good grain-free waffle recipe. Most of them use protein powder, and I think they are super dry and rubbery. Others, again dry or bland, nothing Ella would eat. She was begging me for olives and cashews the one morning as she spit out the grain-free waffle.

This waffle, however, was Weezy approved.

WeezyWaffle

A few key ingredients, chocolate chips of course…

Grain Free Waffle Bite

And lots and lots of stiff fluffy egg whites:

eggwhites

Stick a can of full fat coconut milk in the fridge, and tomorrow morning you will be able to scrape off your coconut cream from the top of the can…

Coconut Cream

I love Wednesday mornings. It’s the only morning I don’t work (I work Sat and Sunday AM so there’s no sleeping in then), so Wednesday is a special time for Weez and I. I always like to make us at lease one special meal to share that day, instead of my usual rush around and heat up frozen muffins that I baked ahead of time.

This morning we got up and make the waffles.

I can’t wait for breakfast again tomorrow. We froze the extras, and I am willing to bet it will be even MORE delicious toasted!

The very best part? Nothing processed. No protein powder…all real whole foods (unless you count the chocolate chips, but I say they don’t count ‘Winking smile )

Grain-Free Waffles

Grain-Free Waffle Stack

I mean, I hope I’m not talking myself up too much here but umm, yea, I am telling you these are my new favorite!

Grain Free Waffle with Fage

I loved them with some Fage total on top. Amazing.

Talk soon!

I hope you’re getting your supplies ready to make these tomorrow morning! Please let me know how they turn out!

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1 danielle @ Clean Food Creative Fitness January 31, 2013 at 8:53 am

These sound amazing. I love that they are all whole foods too. Nothing better than that!

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2 Maria@healthydiaries January 31, 2013 at 9:31 am

I love topping my waffles with yogurt too! These waffles looks delicious, but I just have a question about the flax seeds. Is it bad to heat them like it is to bake with nut flours? I’ve thought of using ground flaxseeds in my baking, but I was scared they would go rancid and turn toxic. That would be awesome if they didn’t cause I’d love to use some!

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3 laury February 6, 2013 at 11:44 pm

I use ground flax to bake with a lot. What Melissa said is quite interesting! I am not worried about it going rancid after my own research and talking to M. However, now I am wondering about the estrogen….

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4 Lisa January 31, 2013 at 11:10 am

You’re a genius! My Mom’s “normal” waffle recipe has the stiff egg whites in it, and for some reason I haven’t tried it with coconut flour waffles…
There really is something wonderful about waffles :-)
I’d def put fage on them!

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5 laury February 6, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Waffles are amazing. I do not eat them enough!

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6 the delicate place (@misathemeb) January 31, 2013 at 3:28 pm

@maria flaxseeds won’t go rancid in baking…exposure to air helps them oxidize more quickly and therefore go bad. no need to worry about that in this recipe. i do however use flaxseeds very sparingly but that is because i am sensitive to phytoestrogens and flaxseeds are one of…if not THE most potent source of phytoestrogens on the planet! i would never advise trying to utilize flax as a source of omega-3s. i hate to say it but plant based omega-3s aren’t directly bioavailable. the best sources still come from oily, fatty fish :)

regardless of my feelings on flax, this is def something i would make from time to time! i love that you have no added protein powder and they are made from whole foods–i’m impressed! also, is the coconut creme off the top not the best thing ever haha?

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7 laury February 6, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Thank you! So so so interesting! I did not know that about flax. I have been avoiding soy for that reason! Now, how do you know you are sensitive to phytoestrgens?

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8 purelymichelle January 31, 2013 at 11:01 pm

yum!! these waffles look great!! Lori and I have been on a waffle (and pancake) kick lately

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9 Dana February 1, 2013 at 10:52 am

Can i come live with you so you can cook for moi?

xoxo

DLMB

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10 laury February 6, 2013 at 11:42 pm

We’d need a bigger place ;-)

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11 Felicia February 8, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Love these posts! I always top my grain free waffles or pancakes with yogurt and (hardened) coconut oil for fat/flavor/crunch texture. Add a little frozen blueberries and pumpkin and that was my exact breakfast this morning :)
As for the carragean- I know angela from oh she glows recently did a post on it http://ohsheglows.com/2013/01/07/carrageenan-in-our-food/

I’ve come to terms with knowing that you basically can’t trust anything anymore. We can try our best, but we can’t be perfect either you know? The best we can do is keep educating ourselves and keep things really simple. Simple doesn’t have to mean boring either!

Not sure your thoughts on raw milk, but if there is any farm by you that you can trust for raw cow or goat milk, thats a great option too. A farm by us sells raw milk from GF cows and goats, and every week someone goes to check and make sure they are within the regulations of staying bacteria free and keeping things super clean. Just something to think about! Have a good weekend!

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12 laury February 13, 2013 at 12:15 pm

I totally agree, Felicia! What can we trust??!! So frustrating!

I’ve considered raw goats milk, but I just still feel weird about it. Even if I visit the farm and everything, it still skeeves me out. I have read a lot about how beneficial raw milk is but I just can’t do it!

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13 Felicia February 9, 2013 at 11:30 am

I also just realized i commented on the wrong post. Opps. Hhaha :)

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