Crispy AIP Waffles (Paleo, nut-free)

Have you been missing out on your favorite sweet and savory treats? WHat would you say if we told you that you didn’t have to anymore? We can understand how difficult it can be to give up all of your beloved favorite treats when you are following a new diet, which is why we are here to help you with this. 

Waffles are the perfect food to make if you are looking for either a sweet or savory snack, and they are highly versatile, as you can add so many different toppings to them to suit what you are craving. Thankfully, we have the perfect recipe for AIP, Paleo, and nut-free crispy waffles that you can use to help satisfy your waffle cravings. 

Trying any new diet can be difficult, especially when it is restricting all of the things that you would normally eat. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. It is all about finding the ingredients that you can use, and putting them together to replicate your favorite foods. This way, you can still enjoy your normal treats but in a healthier way.

Crispy AIP Waffles

In this article, we are going to share with you our recipe for crispy AIP waffles, which also happen to be suitable for a Paleo diet, and they are even nut free for those with allergies and sensitivities. Whether you fall into any of these categories, or you are simply looking for healthier alternatives, this waffle recipe could be perfect for you. 

These waffles are really easy to make, they will be ready in minutes, and you can usually make them with ingredients that you would already have in your pantry if you are on the AIP diet. As well as all of this, these waffles are absolutely delicious, and you can top them with a variety of different toppings to satisfy all of your cravings. 

Many people on the AIP diet will have foods for breakfast that aren’t typically categorized as breakfast foods. However, if you want to introduce some of those beloved breakfast favorites into your morning routine, then just keep reading to find out exactly how to do so.

About Our AIP Waffles

Something that you should know about these waffles before you get started as they are of the cripier and thinner variety. The waffles that we are going to tell you how to make aren’t the soft and fluffy type that you can get, and they wouldn’t be categorised as belgian-style.

However, what we will say about these waffles is that they are absolutely delicious, and they are perfect when they are served warm, straight after cooking them. Sp, even though they are not the soft and glorious waffles that you would purchase pre-made or in a dessert store, they will still satisfy your waffle cravings with a buttery flavor that you can sink your teeth into.

You will also be keen to know that these waffles are egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and seed free to cater to as many allergen and dietary requirements as possible. They also contain all of the things that are needed to make them AIP-friendly, yet they will still leave you feeling extremely satisfied. This is one of those breakfast items that will make you feel like you are able to bring a normal breakfast back into your diet, which is what many people are craving when their diet is limited by certain ingredients. 

Ingredients That You Will Need to Make Crispy AIP Waffles

When it comes to the majority of the ingredients on this list, you will probably find that you already have many of them in your AIP pantry. However, just in case you don’t, here are the ingredients that you will need to make these stunning crispy AIP pancakes.

Tapioca Starch

The first thing that you will need for this recipe is tapioca starch, and Anthony’s is a great brand for this. This is because Anthony’s is a brand that is consistent when it comes to quality, and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to purchase their products. However, any tapioca starch or tapioca flour will work. 

Coconut Flour

Another thing that Anthony’s is great for is coconut flour, but any coconut flour will work. However, it is worth keeping in mind that some flours can be quite clumpy, so you will need to make sure to use a whisk or fork to get rid of them.

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is the perfect ingredient for this recipe as it is a liquid, it has no taste, and it is really easy to use without messing up. However, if you don’t want to use avocado oil, you could also use melted coconut oil, palm shortening, olive oil, or lard. This will all depend on your personal preferences when it comes to oil. You will need to consider how the taste or consistency of the oil you use may affect your dish. 

Coconut, Tigernut, or Banana Milk

You are also going to need either some coconut milk, tigernut milk, or banana milk to make the consistency of the mixture thinner. If you are not a fan of any milk products, you could also just use plain old water in a small amount. However, these three types of milk will offer the waffles more flavor, making them taste better. Alternatively, you could go ahead and make your own coconut milk to save money using shredded coconut and water.

Do I Need a Waffle Maker to Make Waffles?

Yes, if you want to follow this recipe, you will need a waffle maker to turn them into waffles. However, if you don’t already have a waffle maker and you don’t want to go out and buy one, you could use a pan and turn this into a crispy pancake recipe instead.

Can I Make These Waffles Ahead of Time?

You could make these waffles ahead of time and reheat them later, but the truth is that they are best-served as soon as you have cooked them. However, what you can make before-hand is the batter, which can be mixed up to 4 days before you want to make your waffles. Once you have the batter, you can pour it into the waffle maker when you are ready to eat them.

Although, if you do decide to make these waffles ahead of time, it is typically best to reheat them in the microwave. They will lose some of their crispness if you do this, but putting them in the toaster usually makes them too crispy. You can store these waffles in the fridge for a few days or store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How to Freeze Crispy AIP Waffles?

If you want to freeze your waffles to save them for a later date, you will need to place them on a baking sheet and put them into the freezer for at least 4 hours. Once the right amount of time has passed, you should remove them from the freezer and take them off the sheet. After you have done this, you should place them in a freezer-safe container or bag. This will allow you to just take out one or two waffles without them sticking to the bag.

Can You Add Toppings Into the Mixture?

You could add blueberries or any toppings into the batter before you cook the waffles, but more often than not, the waffles will not come out as well as they would without any added extras. This is because they stick to the waffle maker more and then fall apart. Although, you can see our list of toppings to put on your waffles after you have cooked them below.

Waffle Topping Ideas

One of the most common waffle toppings is fresh blueberries and some coconut whipped cream. It can also be a nice idea to add a dash of maple syrup into your cream to add some extra flavor.

Alternatively, you could just go traditional and only add maple syrup to the top of your waffles for a classic treat. If you are someone that likes to add a little crunch to their food, then you might even give tigernut granola a try on top of your waffles. The sky is your limit when it comes to waffle toppings as long as they are permitted by your dietary requirements. 

AIP Waffle Recipe

The recipe that we are going to show you below will provide you with 2 servings of waffles. The total preparation time for these waffles is 5 minutes. They also take 7 minutes to cook, making the total time to make these waffles 12 minutes. This is the perfect breakfast for a rushed morning. 


  • 2/3 cup Tapioca Starch
  • 3 tbsp Coconut Flour
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 cup Avocado Oil or melted Coconut Oil
  • 3 tbsp Maple Syrup or Honey
  • 2/3 cup Coconut Milk, Tigernut Milk, or Banana Milk
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil or Coconut Oil for greasing the waffle iron


  1. Preheat your waffle maker to the medium-high heat setting
  2. Mix all of your ingredients together, while whisking to get rid of any clumps
  3. Once the waffle maker is heated, use your oil to grease it
  4. It is now time to spoon your batter into the waffle maker
  5. Cook the waffles for around 5 to 7 minutes, or until they are slightly browned
  6. Next, you can simply remove them from the machine and serve straight away

These waffles are best served immediately, but they can be reheated in the microwave if necessary.