SCD AlmondWaffles

Gluten-Free Almond Flour Waffles

Please welcome guest blogger and author, Erica Kerwien, to share with us a recipe from her book, Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet: Over 100 Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Recipes that are Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free. Her book is said to be the most comprehensive and delicious cookbook on the topic. This full-color book has over 100 recipes that will satisfy an entire family–not just those members who follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. 

Several years ago my oldest son was diagnosed with Crohn’s, which is an auto-immune disease that affects all or part of the digestive system. At times it can be very challenging to eat and maintain proper nutrition. In my search to help my son, I heard about a special diet (called the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, or SCD) used by people who have Celiac disease, Crohn’s and other digestive issues. I started a food blog, Comfy Belly, to share recipes so that others could benefit from my ideas and I would now have a reserve of recipes to use.

Almond Flour Waffles

I have fond memories of meeting my grandmother on Manhattan’s Upper East Side for the best Belgian waffles in town. The narrow, hole-in-the-wall diner had the most enormous waffle makers I had ever seen.

The size of your waffles will depend on your waffle iron, too, and there are many to choose from. My latest model has a nonstick surface, but if you’re not into that, there are waffle makers that have cast-iron surfaces. While I don’t need to grease mine, I usually give it a quick rub of butter or oil before I begin. It’s also a good idea to fully warm up the iron to ensure that the first waffle is just as good as the next. To crisp your cooked waffles, place them in a dehydrator or oven at 150°F/65°C for up to 30 minutes.

Makes 6 to 8 waffles, depending on your waffle maker

  • 1 cup blanched almond flour (or other nut flour)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons honey

1. Preheat your waffle iron on a medium setting. Grease as needed, or according to the manufacturer’s directions.

2. Place the almond flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon (if using) in a mixing bowl. Blend together using a whisk.

3. Add the eggs, vanilla, and honey and whisk until well blended.

4. Pour about ¼ cup batter into the heated waffle maker (more or less, depending on your waffle iron) and close the lid.

5. When the waffle is ready, transfer it to a plate and add your favorite topping like seasonal fresh fruit and honey. Seal and store any extra waffles in the refrigerator for a few days, or freeze them for up to a month or so.

Please take a moment to check out all the other great recipes from Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet: Over 100 Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Recipes that are Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free.

Reprinted with permission from Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet: Over 100 Easy, Healthy, and Delicious Recipes that are Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free by Erica Kerwien © 2013. Published by Ulysses Press.  Photography courtesy of Ulysses Press.

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  1. Anna R.
    Anna R.April 18,13

    This is fantastic! Tried these and they are DELICIOUS. I am always looking for new and creative gluten-free recipes and would absolutely love to own a copy of this book.

  2. Saskia
    SaskiaApril 18,13

    i’m really going to make theese! they look so yummie. My boyfriend has always a reaction to almonds, so i’m going to make these with hazelnut flour.

  3. Eric Klekamp
    Eric KlekampApril 19,13

    My daughter can’t wait to try these this weekend. Yum!

  4. Stevie
    StevieApril 19,13

    Hi Anna, that’s great to hear. I plan to make them this weekend. I’m so happy that Erica shared this recipe with us. Her book is fantastic by the way.

  5. Stevie
    StevieApril 19,13

    Saskia, let me know how it turns out with hazelnut flour. They sound divine!

  6. Therese
    ThereseApril 19,13

    These look great! I’ve made pancakes this way, but never waffles.

  7. megan
    meganApril 19,13

    I have been eating way less carbs ever since doing a ketogenic diet… learning how our bodies process energy gave me a huge wake up call, I can see how people would be intolerant to various foods.



  8. Lisa
    LisaApril 19,13

    these look fantastic and so simple! Thanks for the tip on keeping them crispy.

  9. Kathi
    KathiApril 20,13

    I’ve developed a gluten intolerance, love to find reliable recipes using gluten-free flours. Would love a copy of this book!

  10. Ingrid
    IngridApril 22,13

    Learning to modify my diet and these sound like a delicious way to make that transition. Can’t wait to try them.

  11. Rebecca K
    Rebecca KApril 22,13

    What a wonderful recipe. Will be trying this one soon. Thank you so much.

  12. Susan
    SusanApril 22,13

    This is great. My husband has been recently diagnosed with diabetes and a book like this looks like it would be worth it’s weight for sure.

  13. Georgia Clarke
    Georgia ClarkeApril 22,13

    At last A cookbook that makes eating healthy tasty as well!!

  14. Suellen Jennings
    Suellen JenningsApril 23,13

    This sounds great! My son and I both have digestive issues!

  15. Misty Townsley
    Misty TownsleyApril 29,13

    Thank you! I just found your site and have been browsing for a couple of hours.
    I’m definitely bookmarking and trying this recipe!

  16. Noemi
    NoemiJuly 17,13

    I know this web page presents quality dependent content and other stuff, is there any other site which offers these stuff in quality?

  17. Kelsey
    KelseySeptember 21,13

    Ohmygoodness they’re like real waffles!!! Fluffy and light.. my new go-to!

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    Having read this I thought it was very informative. I appreciate
    you taking the time and energy to put this informative
    article together. I once again find myself spending
    a lot of time both reading and posting comments. But so what,
    it was still worth it!

  19. Maura SMITH
    Maura SMITHFebruary 15,15

    I just made these in my new Belgium Waffle Maker..I added a little extra flour as my eggs were xlarge and batter was thin..I added some Organic Blueberies..VOILA!! YUMMY to the 10th degree :) Will be making these again soon…New to your site but will be back

  20. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)
    Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)April 4,15

    These were very tasty! I think I’ll add blueberries next time like someone else mentioned. Only thing is the batter only made 3 medium sized waffles.

  21. Merry
    MerryJuly 31,15

    This sounds great! My son and I both have digestive issues!

  22. Jenny S
    Jenny SJanuary 10,16

    Only had almond meal on hand. Had to whisk between each waffle, but they turned out well. Batter didn’t look hopeful… they puffed up quite well. Kids couldn’t get enough!!

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