I tried out my Mom’s waffle maker one day and absolutely loved it. I knew I needed to buy my own. I settled on this one, since it was inexpensive. Now I’m wishing I hadn’t cheaped out, and bought the same model as my Mom’s, simply because it is prettier. They both work well though, and will make some great AIP waffles!
I’m really trying to limit my fruit to just berries so this avocado berry cream has been my most recent treat. Avocado and berries puréed and topped with warm berries. Easy and delicious!
I decided to top my waffle with the berry cream instead of maple syrup, since I’m trying to limit the sweets, and of course, Valentine’s Day is coming up! Who doesn’t love pretty pink and purple waffles? But let’s be real, a little honey or maple syrup would taste amazing drizzled over it all!
Yield: 2-3 waffles
Blueberry Waffles with Berry Cream (AIP/Paleo/Sugar Free)
- 1 cup cassava flour
- 1/4 cup tigernut flour
- 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 1/4 cup warm water
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup blueberries, frozen or fresh
- 1 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
- Maple syrup or honey, optional
- 2 avocados
- 1 cup frozen mixed berries
- Preheat waffle iron to highest temperature.
- Place berry cream ingredients in a blender, purée until smooth. Set aside.
- Mix together warm water, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla.I
- n a separate bowl, whisk together cassava flour, tigernut four, arrowroot starch, salt, and baking soda.
- Pour the coconut oil and water mixture into the dry ingredients. Mix until combined.
- Gently fold in blueberries.
- Spread batter on waffle iron, cook until crispy! *This is not your regular gluten waffle batter, the batter will be thicker and it will have to cook longer. I let my waffle iron go for two runs, then I flip it and let it go once more, to get that extra crispy waffle!
- While the waffles are cooking, warm up the mixed berries, either in a small saucepan over medium heat, or if you’re lazy like I am, you can just dump them in a microwave safe dish and warm them up in the microwave.
- Top the crispy waffles with some berry cream and warm berries.
Holy yum! These waffles look incredible! And that berry cream is dreamy! I love the use of the avocado to make it creamy! Great Blog 🙂
Thank you Bethany! Avocados are the best! ????
I just discovered your site. I can’t wait to try this and other recipes! Please keep sharing new ones!
Thanks Peggy! I will 🙂
Is there anything you can substitute for tiger nut flour. Im not a fan and it doesn’t seem to like my body anyways.
hmmm I have only tried it with tigernut flour. Banana flour may work or if you tolerate nuts you could try almond flour. Hope this helps!
YUMMY! just what I have been craving and everything I have been missing, these are amazing
Thank you Kim!!! I’m SO happy you enjoyed them 😀
A few notes of my experience making these waffles:
*how* these waffles are baked is key.
My waffle iron has a setting of 1-5. The first waffle went in I had on 2, unknowingly. I left it in for about two rounds and then took it out. Very crispy. I probably would have only left in in for 1 1/2 in retrospect. At that point I was still making more waffles so I didn’t know how it would taste until later. After the first waffle I noticed the setting at 2 and thought it needed to be higher. I moved it to 4/5. Absolute disaster. The temp was too high where the batter stuck to the iron making it a crumbly mess. Not salvageable.
Overall, the one that did turn out on the lower setting was good. Good taste overall. I added honey to the berry cream instead of maple syrup.
hmmm interesting! I do find they cook up differently depending which waffle iron you use. Thanks for the tips Emily!
OK tomorrow is Mother’s day and I’m going to give these a try. I just bought a ceramic waffle iron and made another recipe last week. They came out very well. I’m sure these will as well. Looking forward to making them. Thank You Rebecca.
oh I’m so glad to hear you made these for Mother’s Day <3
OMG – these are so good, even my non-AIP hubby loved them. Would you mind if I re-post on my blog with a link to you?
Hi Louise so glad you enjoyed. Would love for you to share about them on your blog, but would prefer if you to link to the recipe. <3
I bought some Anthony’s cassava flour and it smelled rancid and tasted rancid, too. Yuck! But, since so many people seem to use this flour, I thought there must be something wrong with it. So, I spent another $20 and purchased Otto’s cassava flour. The smell and taste was a bit milder but it was still awful and I can’t seem to cover it up with anything. Is this normal or am I just getting bad batches of flour. I’m very disappointed, please answer! HELP!!!
oh wow, that’s disappointing. I’ve never had a bag of cassava flour that has smelled rancid. It does have it’s own smell and taste but I definitely wouldn’t describe it as rancid..
One more question! What does a apple cider vinegar do for this recipe?
The acv activates the baking soda, helping it to rise a bit 🙂
Hi! Could these be pan fried like pancakes as I don’t own a waffle maker? Thanks!
hmmm to be honest I’ve never tried frying them. If I did I would probably make sure there is enough oil to prevent sticking to the pan. Hope this helps!
JPK, did you ever try them out as pancakes? I’m interested to see if it worked.
Hi. Is it really necessary to use the arrowroot? I found it made some parts “gummy”. Did anyone else have that issue?
Hi Julie, I haven’t tried it without the arrowroot starch. Cassava does have a tendency to be gummy but I haven’t experienced the gumminess with this recipe. You can always try a different starch, perhaps green banana flour? Again I haven’t personally tried it though. Hope this helps!
Hi Rebecca, This looks delicious. I don’t own a waffle maker. Do you think the batter would also work for pancakes? Thanks for your advice!
hmmm that’s a good question! I have not tried making this recipe without a waffle maker. I’m thinking it may work but I can’t be 100% sure. Maybe you can also try baking in the oven? Just a thought. Let me know if you give it a try!