Grain-Free Vanilla-Scented Waffles

I love setting goals for myself. I love the feeling of ticking off a box on a list I’ve created, so when a new year comes around, I’m all about building that list and setting those goals to live a more healthy lifestyle. But, then comes the matter of actually doing the things on that list…and that’s a different story.

The more my love of baking and cooking and especially baking grows, the harder it gets to resist the temptation to bake constantly and experiment in the kitchen. I just live for those moments in the kitchen when I actually create something seriously good! But alas, its time to take a break from refined sugars for a while, so in comes healthier baking!

Lately, I’ve been craving brunchy things so often. I guess eating oatmeal in Tupperware containers or eating toast with peanut butter at my desk job every morning has me seriously craving good breakfast and especially waffles! So, in my attempt to “healthify” my favourite indulgent foods, I decided to pick up my Sweet Laurel Cookbook once again. I had totally forgotten that there was a recipe for waffles in this cookbook. Score! Vanilla-scented waffles were just what I needed.

These waffles smell amazing and are actually fluffy and delicious. They’re grain-free, paleo, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Just perfect for when my body screams for something less…inflammatory but my mind is fixated on waffles and only waffles.


Makes 2-4 waffles

  • 1/3 cup full-fat coconut milk (or other alternative milk – I used almond milk)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1-1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • Coconut oil spray or coconut oil with pastry brush for greasing waffle iron
  • Fresh fruit (optional)
  • Powdered sugar (optional)
  • Pure maple syrup (optional)


  1. Preheat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions
  2. Combine the almond milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, vinegar, flour, baking powder, salt, and eggs in a blender and pulse until a batter forms
  3. Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour a quarter of the batter into the waffle iron and spread evenly with a spatula. Cook according to manufacturer’s instructions. Repeat with remaining batter, greasing in between batches.
  4. Serve waffles hot with fresh fruit and pure maple syrup

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Sanah is a self-proclaimed foodie, avid baker and a serious music junkie with a Bachelor's of Business Administration from the University of Guelph-Humber. Her work involves writing for various entertainment and fashion blogs such as On The Scene Network and Toronto Men's Fashion Week.

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