Yesterday I received a package from an Estonian online shop that sells ecological products. I ordered coconut oil, coconut ghee (coconut oil + regular ghee), hemp seed flour (it seemed interesting) and coconut flour. It was my first time to buy most of those things (aside from coconut oil) and I was very excited to try everything.
So this morning (or lunch) I decided to make some waffles from my coconut flour. OMG, people. They were so good! I literally added no seasonings and the taste of coconut really came out strong. If you don’t like coconut you probably won’t enjoy these. Maybe if you add some seasonings like cocoa and camouflage the taste of coconut, then you will.
I just had to come and write a blog post about them right after I finished eating.
The recipe made me 2 big waffles. As always, the waffles are low carb, sugar-free, grain-free, gluten-free. Plus, this time also dairy-free which makes them also OK for primal eating and paleo.
What do you need?
20 grams of coconut flour
10 grams of melted butter / oil
a splash of sweetener
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
10 grams of butter (for frying)
How to make them?
First of all, get your waffle maker preheating to high heat.
Whisk up your eggs well. Add in the coconut flour, baking soda and mix again. Now add in some sweetener according to your taste and also the oil or melted butter. Whisk until there are no lumps. Let the batter sit there for some minutes so it can thicken a little bit. If needed, add some water (I didn’t need any).
Brush your waffle maker with some butter and add in half of the batter. Fry until the waffle is nicely golden brown. Do the same with the other half of your batter.
Serve with whatever you like: sour cream, whipped cream, berries, nuts, nut butter or plain. I put some coconut ghee on mine and they were really really yummy.
What about nutrition?
Coconut flour seems to be pretty high in carbs although a big part of them is insoluble fiber. Total carbs per 100 grams is 64,7 g, fiber 38,5 g, so net carbs is 26,2 g. The 20 grams of coconut flour that I added in this recipe will give you 13 g of total carbs, 7,7 g of fiber and 5,3 g of net carbs. It’s not that bad in my opinion.
The whole recipe (without toppings) is 500 kcal, 28 g of protein, 39 g of fat, 14 g of total carbs (of which 7,7 g is fiber, so net carbs = 6,3 g).