We bought a new waffle maker just in time for the Holidays. Instead of a big Holiday dinner we are planning a lavish brunch before opening gifts and running outside to play in the snow (North) or beach (South). What I love about these waffles is they are grain-free and paleo, so no bloating or sugar spikes and inflammation afterward. Anyone living with inflammation will tell you that simple carbohydrates aren’t the friend of someone with IBD. The negative response they have to pain, inflammation, and digestive upset can be prompt and intense. 

Home-made baking powder

Commercial baking powders are not paleo and often contain aluminum. I found a great and simple recipe by Whole New Mom who blogs a lot about clean living. It’s a straightforward formula that I’ve included in the recipe. If you are not strictly paleo, be sure to check the label and purchase aluminum-free baking powder to ensure you are buying the cleanest quality product. 


Top with fresh berries and fruit, and drizzle with pure maple syrup – free of any corn syrup and flavorings. This recipe makes 2 x 8inch waffles.

Paleo Blueberry Waffles

  • 1/2 cup Almond flour
  • 1/2 cup Tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup Oat milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 dash Cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 tsp Coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp Home made baking powder (recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries + 2TBS for batter
  • Pure maple syrup

Paleo – aluminum free baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Arrowroot powder
  • 1 tsp Cream of tartar
  1. Heat waffle maker, brush with coconut oil

  2. Mix all ingredients except blueberries and maple syrup in a mixing bowl, whisk until smooth with no lumps.

  3. Let stand for 5 minutes until batter thickens. Add 2 TBS blueberries and stir once with a spoon once.

  4. Spoon a half cup of batter onto hot waffle maker. Cook for a few minutes until golden brown. Repeat until you have 2 x 8 inch waffles.

  5. Serve hot drizzled with pure maple syrup and fresh blueberries.

This recipe is high in protein and grants 100% of daily vitamin D (20mcg) intake. You can make it with any fresh fruit, frozen berries work inside the waffle as well. 

This recipe offers a paleo baking powder recipe as commercial baking powder is not paleo, so if you’re not strict paleo then you can substitute for aluminum-free baking powder if you wish. 

Need more protein? Adding hemp protein (ground hemp hearts) can add several grams of protein per serve and keep you satiated for hours. You can also add mushroom powders – Tremella is a mild-tasting mushroom powder, and an excellent way to boost collagen and provide anti-inflammatory and hydrating support to your skin. 

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