Sourdough almond flour waffles are a perfectly fluffy and delicious meal to enjoy for breakfast! They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and have a grain-free option, as well.
All about those breakfast foods.
Besides dessert, my favorite meal of the day is definitely breakfast. And yes, I do consider dessert a meal. Because it can be nutritious, you know. But anyway… back to the breakfast foods.
Though I mostly opt for smoothies or leftovers for breakfast, I still do enjoy regular breakfast foods. Things like pancakes, muffins, bagels, donuts, brownies… I love them all. And waffles are one of my personal favorites when it comes to a good breakfast.
It might sound strange to you, but when it comes to a choice between pancakes and waffles, I actually think waffles are easier to make. Probably because I don’t have to flip them. I really. really. hate flipping pancakes. Though I do always have my kids flip them for me… One of the perks of having lots of kids – they get to do all the things you don’t like in the kitchen.
I know, I know, #momoftheyear.
Sour all the dough!
Sorry for rambling. Back to the waffles. My family loves waffles as much as I do, whether they’re making them or not. And their favorite version of waffles is sourdough. That’s probably their favorite version of pancakes and bread, too, and I’m glad of it. Not only is sourdough delicious, it’s actually the healthiest way to eat grains.
That’s right, if you’re going to be eating grains – even gluten-free ones – sourdough is the way to go. As the dough ferments, it breaks it down for you. In the end this leaves you with an easily digestible food. And it just so happens to have a delicious tang to it, too!
While a lot of gluten-free-ers freak out about traditional sourdough, I’ve not ever had a problem with it if it’s prepared properly. So I do use a regular whole wheat sourdough starter most of the time <gasp!>. But never fear, if you’re wanting to try these and you…
- have a legit wheat allergy/intolerance
- are way too nervous about the what-ifs of regular sourdough, or
- have a completely gluten-free house and don’t want to contaminate it with regular flour
…I’ve still got you covered. Check out my gluten-free sourdough cracker recipe and make these with the 100% gluten-free starter from the bottom of that post. You can use that to make these sourdough almond flour waffles.
Love these sourdough almond flour waffles? Check out these delicious grain-free recipes!
- Dark Chocolate Triple Berry Muffins
- 3-Ingredient Grain-Free Bagels
- Personal Pan Dark Chocolate Paleo Breakfast Brownie
- Easy Egg & Potato Breakfast Muffins
- Paleo Mocha Chia Pudding
- Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl
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Sourdough Almond Flour Waffles
Free from gluten, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1 cup bubbly sourdough starter (use this gluten-free one or try this grain-free quinoa one)
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups almond flour
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder (learn to make your own)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (learn to make your own)
In a large, non-reactive bowl (such as glass, ceramic, or stainless steel) combine sourdough starter, water, and almond flour. Let stand overnight, or for about 7 hours.
Preheat waffle maker to medium heat.
To the soured batter add remaining ingredients.
Grease waffle maker and pour in 1/4-1/3 cupfuls of batter, depending on the size of your waffle maker. Cook for about 4 minutes before removing to a plate. Repeat with remaining batter.
These sourdough almond flour waffles are modified from this recipe.