Weekend entertaining just got a lot easier! These Paleo Almond Flour Waffles are part of the best ever waffle bar, because my paleo waffle recipe includes collagen for extra protein! Best of all, these waffle bar ideas have a little something for everyone (even your second cousin Karen who has something to say about everything).
🧇 Paleo Waffle Bar
I don’t know about you, but I really like having a big, fun breakfast for my family when they visit from out of town (which is every holiday, ever). What I don’t like is spending a ton of time in the kitchen first thing in the morning just to end up with a huge mess by 8am.
So I like to make these waffles, set them out with a bunch of fun toppings, and let my guests have fun making their own plates. It makes the morning a lot more fun for everybody!
🍌 Recipe Ingredients
These waffles are made a little differently than traditional flour-based waffles. They’re made with almond flour, and they’re lightly sweetened with a banana instead of refined white sugar. There’s nothing artificial here! Here’s everything you need:
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Oil
- Almond Milk
- Vanilla Extract
- Baking Powder
I also always include collagen in my waffles recipe, because it adds protein and supports joint health. It binds the waffle mix, too, so two birds, yay!
✔️ Step by Step Instructions
First, take your ripe banana, peel it, and smash it up with a fork. Mix in all the other ingredients, then allow it to sit for about 20 minutes. Almond flour doesn’t absorb liquid as quickly as white flour, so you need to give it a little time.
Then lightly spray your waffle iron so it doesn’t stick, and cook about 1/3 cup at a time cook according to the waffle iron’s instructions.
They come out crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, exactly what you’re looking for in a waffle!
⏲️ Make it ahead
Mornings are busy enough! You can definitely make the waffles the night before, wait until they’re cooled, and then cover and refrigerate them. In the morning, lay them on a baking sheet and put them in the oven at 350 for about 5 minutes.
Are they absolutely perfect, and exactly as they’d be if you made them fresh? No.
But they’re still really yummy and hold their texture a lot better than traditional waffles. Plus once you top them with all fruit, nut butters, and maple syrup, you won’t even notice.
🍓 The Toppings!
Here is where you really get the opportunity to have some fun and customize what you serve.
The ingredients for the waffle bar brunch are fairly simple:
- Waffles (duh), but the star of the show is the toppings.
- Maple syrup
- Sliced strawberries
- Almond butter for drizzling (better yet, serve RX bar Maple Almond Butter)
- Sliced almonds for a little crunch.
And you can serve fun things on the side, too! Cook up eggs, sugar free and nitrate free bacon and sausages (I like Naked Bacon best). You can even include prosciutto or smoked salmon with the waffle bar. People will love it!
If you’re looking for a fun drink to serve with the waffle bar, I think a fresh mocktail would go beautifully with this at brunch, don’t you? Check out my Strawberry Basil Smash mocktail, or my Grapefruit Sage Sparkler (both are Whole30 compliant!).
More Paleo Breakfast recipes:
- Paleo Grain Free Oatmeal
- Chorizo Potato & Kale Frittata (Whole30)
- Southwest Waffle Iron Omelet (Whole30)
- Pepperoni Pizza Frittata (Whole30, Low Carb)
If you make these waffles, I’d love to see! Tag me on Instagram @cookathomemom!
Paleo Almond Flour Waffles & Waffle Bar
- 1 banana smashed
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup almond milk
- 2 scoops collagen
- 1 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- maple syrup
Make the Waffle Batter
- Peel and smash the banana with a fork. Lightly beat the eggs, and mix together with the other ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Cover and set it aside for about 20 minutes.
Prep the Waffle Bar Toppings and Sides
- While the batter sits, wash the berries. Slice and hull the strawberries. Cook the bacon.
Cook the Waffles
- Heat your waffle iron. Spray it or brush it lightly with coconut oil.
- Spoon about 1/3 cup of the mixture into the waffle iron and close. Cook according to the manufacturer's instructions. On my waffle iron, it takes about 4 minutes to cook.
- As the waffles are cooked, remove them and set them on a large pan or baking sheet. If you'd like to keep them warm while as you cook, you can cover the baking sheet with foil and set it in your oven on very low heat (300 or less).
- Serve the waffles with all the toppings and a stack of plates and forks and tell your guests to dig in!