I had to share these Blueberry Coconut Waffles with you because they were so good. These delicious, gluten-free waffles are also crisp on the outside, and light and fluffy on the inside. Waffle perfection.
Coconut and blueberries are always a great combo, especially when you add a splash of maple syrup. I used coconut oil in place of butter and stirred in some shredded coconut, which gave these waffles extra flavour and crispness.
Waffles Freeze Well
While it's a treat to enjoy waffles for breakfast on a weekend, who has time on a busy weekday morning? The solution: make extra waffles and freeze them. Then just take out as many as you need, pop them in the toaster, and off you go. If you have a toaster at your workplace, take them along for a desk breakfast. Your co-workers will look at you jealously while they eat their cereal.
More Eggs In Your Waffles For More Protein
Coconut flour is a very dry flour, so this blueberry coconut waffle recipe has a lot of eggs. Which means extra protein. I like that because usually, waffles and pancakes are a carb-loaded breakfast that will leave you hungry in a couple of hours. Protein at breakfast will keep you full and satisfied for much longer. I also used coconut flour in this moist and delicious Coconut Banana Bread, and these Coconut Shrimp Tacos, so check out those recipes if you are looking for more ways to use it.
I used frozen blueberries for these waffles, but fresh ones work well too, and you can use any berries that you like. Strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries would all be equally delicious. Maple syrup is my choice for topping, but you can top them with whatever you like. They're even great with peanut butter (extra protein score).
A Waffle Making Secret: Beat Your Egg Whites
Separating and beating egg whites, then folding into the batter is a waffle secret than results in fluffy, tender waffles. It's a small extra step, but I notice the difference if I don't do it. Here's the science behind it, if you're interested; How To Make Extra Fluffy Waffles
Sugar-Free Blueberry Coconut Waffles
While most waffle recipes contain sugar, I prefer to leave it out. In this recipe, blueberries add just the right amount of sweetness on their own, and maple syrup will sweeten them up even more. Unsweetened waffles are more versatile because they can be sweet or savory after they are cooked.
Blueberry Coconut Waffles
- 1 cup coconut flour
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 4 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 5 eggs two of them separated
- ½ cup coconut oil melted
- 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- Preheat waffle iron
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, coconut, baking powder, and salt
- Use an electric or stand mixer to beat the separated egg whites until slightly stiff, setting aside.
- In another bowl, whisk together remaining eggs and yolks, milk, and melted coconut oil.
- Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients, stirring quickly to prevent clumping.
- Fold in blueberries, then egg whites.
- Use a ladle to pour batter on waffle iron, and cook according to your waffle iron.