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Dinner in the Life of a Dad—Coconut Flour Waffles. My kids can't get enough of these!

Um, hi everybody. So, um, sorry that I haven't written anything in a long time. Would you believe me if I said I was busy? No? Oh well. Even if you don't believe me, I promise that I have been really busy—work has been crazy and there's been a lot going on at home, and I just haven't been able to dedicate the time to writing.

But never fear, for I have another post for you all, and it's one that has been often requested by people whose lives have been affected by CSID. Today's recipe, if you weren't able to deduce it from the title of the post, is for waffles. Yes, I will share with you my recipe for low-carb, CSID-friendly waffles. My son Jayson loves these, and Samantha has even said that they aren't at all bad. Okay, fine, they're pretty good considering that they contain no grains whatsoever.

What is great about this recipe is that it is easily scaled up or down depending on how many waffles you want to make.

Skip the tutorial and go straight to the recipe.

Step 0:

Dinner in the Life of a Dad—Coconut Flour Waffles. waffle iron being preheated to medium heat
Grab your favorite waffle iron and set it to medium heat. You should also probably turn it on at this time.

Step 1:

Dinner in the Life of a Dad—Coconut Flour Waffles. 4 eggs broken into a container Dinner in the Life of a Dad—Coconut Flour Waffles. picture of 1/4 cup milk Dinner in the Life of a Dad—Coconut Flour Waffles. picture of 1/8 cup oil
Crack 4 eggs out into a medium container and add 4 Tbsp milk and 2 Tbsp oil. Whisk to combine.
Dinner in the Life of a Dad—Coconut Flour Waffles. picture of wet ingredients being blended with a stick blender
Or, if you are lazy like me, use a stick blender (^_^).
So, you don't have to use cow's milk and vegetable oil if you don't want to. I use lactose-free milk because that is what I have on hand, but you could use whichever milk-like substance you prefer or can tolerate. Before you change which oil you use, remember that not all fats are created equal, and that I have only tried this recipe with vegetable/canola oil. That isn't to say that other lipids won't work, and I've never tried them, so go crazy and experiment.

Step 2:

Dinner in the Life of a Dad—Coconut Flour Waffles. picture of the dry ingredients measured out onto a plastic plate
Combine 5 Tbsp coconut flour*, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp cinnamon, then add to the egg mixture. Whisk to to combine. The mixture will thicken slightly and should look similar to regular waffles batter.
If you have no problems tolerating a small amount of wheat flour but still want a lower-carb waffle option, the texture of these waffles greatly benefits from the replacement of 1 Tbsp coconut flour with 1 Tbsp wheat flour. Just saying.

Step 3:

Dinner in the Life of a Dad—Coconut Flour Waffles. Use a regular waffle iron to make these delicious waffles in minutes.
Deposit a heaping 1/4 cup in the middle of your preheated waffle iron and close the lid. Exercise patience while waiting for the waffle to cook. Or wait impatiently if you are Jayson.
Dinner in the Life of a Dad—Coconut Flour Waffles.
When the light turns from red to green your waffle is done.
Dinner in the Life of a Dad—Coconut Flour Waffles. Super easy recipe for a gluten-free, low-carb breakfast!
Remove and repeat for your remaining batter.
Because this batter is so high on eggs I would recommend giving the iron a quick spritz with cooking spray to prevent an unfortunate sticking occurrence coupled with a destroyed waffle.
Also, my waffle iron has a light that turns green when it's ready to use, red when you put the batter in, and green again when the waffle is done. If you don't have this function, just follow your iron's manufacturer's instructions.

Dinner in the Life of a Dad—Coconut Flour Waffles. another picture of my son smiling while eating the waffles

Coconut Flour Waffles:  Yields 4 medium (8-inch) waffles

Wet Ingredients Dry Ingredients
4 large eggs 5 Tbsp coconut flour
4 Tbsp milk 1 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp oil 1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Wet Ingredients
4 large eggs
4 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp oil
Dry Ingredients
5 Tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Preheat your waffle iron to medium heat. Whisk together the eggs, oil, and milk. Combine the coconut flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon, then add to the egg mixture, whisking to combine. Deposit a heaping 1/4 cup batter in the middle of the iron and cook until done. Remove and repeat with the remaining batter.
Serve with butter and syrup, if desired.

This recipe was printed from Dinner in the Life of a Dad (
Coconut Flour Waffles 4 medium waffles Gluten-free, low carb, coconut flour waffles. Can also use this recipe for pancakes. 00:02:00 00:05:00 4 large eggs 4 Tbsp milk 2 Tbsp oil 5 Tbsp coconut flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  1. These were really good, thank you!

  2. These were good. I could really taste the baking soda so I will back off the amount.

  3. Wasn't paying attention and followed the directions and had to throw out a double batch of these. Waffles always use baking powder NOT soda. Pretty disappointed.

    1. I'm very sorry that you had a bad experience with this recipe. The reason this recipe uses baking soda instead of baking powder is that baking powder contains corn starch, and I was trying to formulate a recipe which contained no added starch.
      We have been in the process of moving, but once all of my kitchen appliances are out of storage I can take another look at the recipe to optimize the leavening system.
      Thanks for your comment, and I hope that you try some of the other recipes on the blog.

    2. This is a delicious recipe. In all fairness, many wheat flour free recipes do NOT use baking powder. I have a favorite almond flour recipe for waffles and it using baking soda. Love this recipe as much as my fav almond flour recipe. Excellent. One could use less baking soda, depending on taste and its still fine.

  4. I don't have a waffle iron. Would this recipe work as pancakes?

  5. These turned out fantastic! Made a few extra to freeze for breakfasts on the go. I did not have any problems with the baking soda vs. baking powder. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Glad you enjoyed these! My kids occasionally broke into the freezer and ate these frozen they liked them so much.

  6. Made these with coconut oil and 50/50 half n half and heavy whipping cream. Also, did half baking soda/powder based on previous comments. We're new to LCHF so the taste was like that of others....eggy and dry. But with whipped cream it was pretty good. I did drizzle butter and 1/2 tsp real maple syrup (only 2 carbs that way;) )

  7. Do you know the nutritional values at all? Carb count? Thanks! ��

    1. Hi Jalina,
      I use myfitnesspal to calculate my nutrition facts. Regarding this recipe, when I use that tool I get the following information regarding carbs:
      total carbs: 6g
      dietary fiber: 3g
      sugars: 2g
      I hope this helps. By the way, I have been adding nutrition info for all of my recipes. You can find it on the recipe index.
      Thanks for your interest in the recipe. (^_^)

    2. I bake with coconut flour but this recipe tasted horrendous... baking soda is a no no.

    3. Anonymous,
      I'm sorry you had such a bad experience. I was curious, so today I made a batch of these waffles and I have to admit that I was disappointed as well.
      I haven't personally made these in a while, as my boys now tolerate a recipe with gluten, oat flour, almond flour, and coconut flour.
      This recipe is , to put it simply, very bland. I was attempting to create an extremely low carb recipe, and that included not using a sweetener. I also didn't include vanilla for some bizarre reason. When I added some honey and some vanilla to this recipe the flavor was much better.

  8. Waffles tends to stick to my waffle maker even when sprayed with a regular cooking oil, I would recommend Vegalene Grid Iron (formally known as Waffle Off) by Par-Way Tryson if you experience the same problem.

  9. These were great! I did add a lot more milk - it was way too thick for me - but I will definitely make them again.

    1. Hi Kristi,
      I'm really glad you enjoyed the waffles. I have found that sometimes using a rounded tablespoon instead of a flat tablespoon (or even a scant tablespoon) can make a big difference in the final thickness of the batter. Also, sometimes I have had differences between bags of coconut flour, or how old it is. The best thing to do is just adjust the final viscosity like you did.
      If you liked this recipe, you may also enjoy my improved version, found here at Coconut Flour Waffles: Take 2.

  10. Thanks for such a delicious breakfast recipe
    I'm so happy to have stumbled onto it (thanks to Pinterest)
    I'm ready to dig in now! Mmmm

  11. Just made it. The texture and the look of the waffles were great. But the taste was horrible. It was bitter because of too much baking soda. I followed the recipe exactly but I'm not sure how it happened to me.

  12. I served my three year old first and as I was serving up myself and cooking my husbands our boy walked up and asked if he could spit it out... which rarely happens... I tried his and mine... to much soda.... its got an acrid taste that while palatable the more you eat the more that part of the flavor sits on your tongue and has a burning feeling... looked at other similar recipes and they ask for half the soda....

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  15. What a great recipe of coconut flour waffless and now we can made it easily at home for also wrote the wet and dry Ingredients used in it for making the waffless like coconut powder,baking soda,salt,eggs etc.