Paleo Waffles & Breakfast Bar

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).

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Waffles on a white plate surrounded by berries. A hand is pouring maple syrup on top.

Got the Breakfast Blues? Make this 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!

Collage of photos showing the step by step process of how to make Paleo waffles. Smash the banana, mix all the ingredients, pour into the waffle maker and cook.

Paleo Waffle Recipe

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!

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!

Close up of the cooked paleo waffles on a white serving tray.

To make the waffle recipe:

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.

To make it ahead of time:

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? Of course not. 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.

All the topping ingredients laid out on a white marble board.

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. I served maple syrup, honey, sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, some almond butter for drizzling (better yet, serve RX bar Maple Almond Butter), and 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!

Finished Paleo Waffles plated on a white plate, topped with berries and maple syrup, served with a side of bacon.

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!).

If you like this recipe, check out some of my other Paleo Breakfast recipes:

A collage of images showing the ingredients and finished waffles laid out on a bar with the words "Paleo Waffle Bar" for Pinterest.

And if you’re looking for more entertaining ideas, you’ve got to check out my Prosciutto Wrapped Pears (Whole30) or my Snack Board Crudités with Dips (Whole30!)

If you make these waffles, I’d love to see! Tag me on Instagram @cookathomemom!

Paleo Waffles laid out on a white serving dish, surrounded by small dishes with all the toppings.
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Paleo Almond Flour Waffles & Waffle Bar

The best ever Paleo waffle recipe! Make them for meal prep or for your holiday brunch!

Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Entertaining Ideas, Paleo Breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 waffles
Calories 263.31 kcal

Ingredients

Paleo Waffles

  • 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

Toppings

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • maple syrup

Instructions

Make the Waffle Batter

  1. Peel and smash the banana with a fork. Lightly beat the eggs, and mix together with the other ingredients in a medium bowl.

  2. Cover and set it aside for about 20 minutes.

Prep the Waffle Bar Toppings and Sides

  1. While the batter sits, wash the berries. Slice and hull the strawberries. Cook the bacon.

Cook the Waffles

  1. Heat your waffle iron. Spray it or brush it lightly with coconut oil.

  2. 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.

Serve

  1. 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).

  2. Serve the waffles with all the toppings and a stack of plates and forks and tell your guests to dig in!

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes about six 6-inch waffles. If you need to adjust the servings the recipe makes (less or more), adjust the servings number above the ingredients and it will automatically adjust the measurements for each ingredient.

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Almond Flour Waffles & Waffle Bar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263.31 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.99g28%
Saturated Fat 4.06g25%
Cholesterol 140.62mg47%
Sodium 83.48mg4%
Potassium 333.5mg10%
Carbohydrates 18.55g6%
Fiber 5.29g22%
Sugar 8.82g10%
Protein 10.96g22%
Vitamin A 255.71IU5%
Vitamin C 34.85mg42%
Calcium 137.29mg14%
Iron 1.98mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.