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Old… OLD World Waffles

September 29th, 2009
Yummy Waffles

Yummy Waffles

I was perusing through my kitchen cabinets the other day when I came upon a waffle iron. Of course I immediately got a huge craving and decided that I had to create some Primal Waffles.

Here is what I came up with and it will definitely not disappoint. These were quite good. It has been long enough since I had a “normal” waffle so it is hard for me to compare but I would say that these are easily as good if not better!

Old… OLD World Waffles

- 8oz Organic Cream Cheese
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 half cup shredded coconut.
- 4 eggs
- 1-2 teaspoons vanilla
- dash of cinnamon

Waffle Syrup:
- Fruit! Any you like but I have found that frozen strawberries that are put in the microwave and then chopped and mashed makes a great natural syrup!

1. Pulse half cup of shredded coconut in a food processor or blender until you have a kind of coconut flour. (some people may remember this from some of my other recipes) This makes a great coconut flour that is full fat and less dry than pre-made almond flour which is usually de-fatted.
2. In a mixer or mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well to create a batter.
3. Cook your batter on the waffle iron. If you dont have a waffle iron, you could probably make them pancake style in a pan on the stove.
4. Enjoy them how you like them! We did some organic butter and the heated frozen strawberry natural syrup.

Came out perfect!

Came out perfect!

40 Responses to “Old… OLD World Waffles”

  1. Norm

    hey! I seem to be having problems with making this coconut flour, the coconut i buy its already shredded and my blender & my food processor “flour”?

    ps. love your site just found it the other day

  2. ToddBS

    This looks awesome. Waffles are one of the things I miss from the wheat-eating world (one of the very few things I miss). I’ll have to give this a go.

  3. Roger De Rok

    Looks amazing, wish I had a waffle iron to try it, so I’ll probably do them as pancakes!

  4. Andy

    Nice recipe. Too bad we got rid of the waffle iron. About the only word of caution is that some shredded coconut (i.e., Mounds) is absolutely loaded with sugar.

  5. Ron

    I might have to try these as well. By the way, I tried making primal pancakes… They literally knocked us out! Any idea as to why that might be?

  6. Roger De Rok

    You can buy bags of unsweetened shredded coconut in the baking section of the grocery store.

  7. Yavor

    You are killing me man! I’ve had breakfast like an hour ago (a nice salmon tw) and yet I now have huge cravings lol!


  8. LPrice

    You are an evil, evil man!! ;)

  9. Chelsea

    Do you suggest letting the cream cheese sit out until it’s at room temperature first? I really wanna try this and might have to go buy a waffle iron…:)

  10. Son of Grok

    I get shredded coconut already as well. If you put it in a food processor, you will further grind it down to where it is a kind of flour.

    Good caveat.. make sure you get UNSWEETENED coconut

    What do you mean knocked you out? you mean made you sleepy? It could be because of the high calorie content if you used a lot of almond flour or it could be due to one of your other ingredients?

    Good to see you man. It has been a while!

    Nothing evil about these!

    You could probably leave it out but i didn’t even bother. Put it right in out of the fridge.

  11. Yummy

    WOW! You are super creative!

  12. Roger De Rok

    As if this post didn’t make me want them bad enough, I get this text message in my inbox while I’m at work today:
    “Oh man. This left over waffle out of the fridge is so good! Think Baskin Robbins waffle cone.”


  13. JF BK

    Great site! I have been using a lot of your recipes lately, one question on these though. Do you know of any good subs for the cream cheese? Thanks.

  14. Ron

    Yeah, made us take a nap. One of those naps that you’re still groggy from when you awaken.

    Got the recipe here:

    I doubled the amounts, but it’s not like we ate all of the pancakes. Just thought maybe it was some sort of weird almond effect of which I was unaware.

  15. Brad

    Made these tonight. They were great! As proof, my wife ate an entire waffle, and she is a carbaholic. She usually hates anything that isn’t made from flour and sugar. I ate mine with only organic butter as a topping, but I gave it to her with unsweetened berry mixture and a little whipped cream. Even the kids liked them!

  16. Joe Matasic

    Is your unsweetened coconut moist? I buy dried unsweetened coconut flakes from Whole Foods in the bulk section for my wife’s Fage and stuff like coconut shrimp, etc. Just wondering if I should buy a bag of the unsweetened stuff that would probably be much more moist.

  17. Deanna

    Yum! I’ve made primal pancakes before, and I didn’t have a problem with them knocking me out. For syrup, I heated up some fruit in a pan, mashed them up, then added a bit of coconut milk and let it all thicken.

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  19. Ira Mann

    This sounds like a wonderful recipe. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing it.

  20. Chris

    Wow, I tried these last night. Had to make them pancake style as I don’t have a waffle iron. Excellent! Just used some fresh fruit and a little bit of homemade applesauce on top.

  21. Josh

    I made these over the weekend. Turned out pretty good. I saved the left overs and had some for a snack the other night. I broke them up, threw them in a bowl with some heavy cream and voila! I had a bowl of “cereal”. It was actually quite tasty like that.

  22. John FitzGibbon

    You can make a fermented fruit syrup which is really good with yogurt and I bet with these waffles.
    The recipes are in the nourishing traditions cookbooks, I like them a lot.

  23. Jen

    AMAZING! Made me so happy, thank you…

  24. Michael - Fat Loss Tips

    Now that’s what I’m talking about… old school waffles. Looks delicious!
    Time to be on the look out for a waffle iron;)


  25. CandiceStone

    I’ve tried lots of low-card/paleo waffle and pancake recipes and these are by far the best … delicious and really easy to make. I made a half portion in my Tribest blender and got three perfect waffles.


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  27. David Capurro

    Howdy Son of Grok,

    I really like this recipe, thanks for posting it. I am new to this style of eating… before I started the lifestyle change (I don’t like calling it a diet), I was eating a bagel and an English muffin for breakfast almost every morning. I was totally craving carbs in the morning, and these pancakes/waffles nip that craving in the bud. I don’t have the room for a waffle iron in my current kitchen, so I’ve been making them pancake style in a frying pan.

    I have made a few additions/changes which I find very tasty:

    – I use equal amounts of coconut and almond meal. I guess I’m a sucker for coconut!

    – After I process the coconut down to a flour-like consistency, I add the almond meal and process it a little more so that it kind of sticks to itself, much like when you grind beans for espresso. I have an 11-cup Cuisinart which does the job nicely.

    – I add a whole banana to the batter in the Cuisinart, and then blend it in.

    – I pan fry them in just a touch of coconut oil, which helps it not to stick and imparts a wonderful aroma and flavor. I also add a little coconut oil to the batter.

    – After cooking, I finish them off with fresh strawberries from my local grocery store, which I hand-crush before adding to the pancakes.



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  30. Jimbo

    I made these as pancakes, and LOVED them! My wife (not primal) and 20 month old son loved them too. I slightly “cheated” because I used 100% real maple syrup (rather than the HFCS stuff in the stores) but only a little bit! I’ll try the fruit syrup next time.

    With recipes like these its easy to eat primal.


  31. jgirl

    oh yeah, these are worthy of great praise! thanks~ jgirl

  32. amy

    I am new to Paleo and am confused about the dairy. I thought that dairy(cream cheese, yogurt, butter, heavy cream ) were not on the program. Your diet sounds more like Adkins. Is your program different than the real Paleo diet?


  33. courtney g.

    These look great, but I have a coconut allergy. Is there something I can sub the coconut with? I really want to try these.

  34. Kevin

    @amy This is more PB (Primal Blueprint) than strict Paleo. PB allows dairy sometimes, though even there some consider it a treat. The general consensus is that if you don’t have a problem with dairy it’s not that bad with raw, grassfed, and organic being best if you can get it. Atkins takes way more liberties with processed foods. Check out if you want a better idea of what PB entails.

    @ courtney g. – I’m not exactly sure what you can sub for the coconut but we’ve made them without before as pancakes and they were still delicious.

  35. Lizz

    I made these tonight. They’re pretty tasty, but very rich! I spread just the tiniest amount of real maple syrup on top and then put a big dollop of homemade whipcream (organic heavy whipping cream from grass fed cows, but not raw). Delicious. I only was able to eat 1 1/2 pancakes and a few pieces of bacon and I was stuffed. Yum, yum.

    I’d love to try these as a waffle, but we don’t have a waffle maker. As a pancake it was yummy, but I’ve used other non-grain recipes that weren’t as rich (water instead of cream cheese!) that I liked just as well. I’m not counting calories, but since I do have 30 lbs to lose I think that these might be a very special decadent treat rather than a Sunday-morning regular guest.

  36. Jed Robertson

    These are really very good! Quite high in calories, but acceptable for my low-carb diet. I found the recipe made enough for 10 of the regular size square waffles (3″ x 4″?). 2 waffles are enough for anyone. I used a generous amount of butter and a carb-free syrup. I had to grind the quantity of unsweetened coconut in the blender, but I measured the grams and will visit my local health-food store for coconut flour. Since I intend to make these waffles OFTEN, I think the milled coconut flour will speed up an already quick preparation. Love ‘em!!!

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  39. Mom

    This is a horrible recipe!!! Most tasteless crap, with horrible texture. The dog wouldn’t eat it. It also stuck badly in our waffle maker, almost had to throw it out. Don’t waste your expensive ingredients on this horrible recipe. Big waste of time and money.

  40. Mom

    Try this fabulous/delicious/great texture/easy to make waffle recipe instead:

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