the paleo waffle. perfected.

Hey y’all! I hope everyone had a good weekend. Saturday night was my last Delta Gamma formal :(. I can’t believe I am about to graduate. Honestly, I don’t feel like my time is up! I wish I could have the two years I spent at UCSB back so I could re-live them here at UCD. But then again, if I had never gone to UCSB, I probably would never have gotten to compete at collegiate nationals in triathlon. That was truly the experience of a lifetime. So, I’ll just tell myself that those 3 hours were worth the two years of the insanity that is Isla Vista.  Saturday night was a blast, and if you have ever been to a sorority formal, you probably know they can be quite the sh!t show.

But not to worry, we kept it pretty classy!

Sunday was spent studying for a bio midterm, memorizing MCAT physics flash cards, and writing a 23 page lab report on the effects of parasympathetic and sympathetic input to the heart. You know, from that lab where I showed you the picture of frog. Some of y’all didn’t like that very much…

Also as tradition on Sundays, I made waffles to freeze for the upcoming week. I have been working on this recipe for over a month now and I have finally perfected

the paleo waffle.

all dolled up with nowhere to go – except inside my belly.

and here they are naked

And do not fret if you don’t have a waffle maker! I bet these can easily be made into perfect paleo pancakes.

Perfect Paleo Waffles

Recipe: Makes ~7 waffles or 3 1/2 servings

Ingredients –

  • 4 whole eggs, pasture raised

    8 egg whites (these can be cheap eggs since you aren’t using the yolk which contains the fat)

    1/3 cup coconut beverage, unsweetened (can sub almond milk)

    2 tsp vanilla

    2-3 droppers NuNauturals liquid stevia, or sweetener of choice (to taste)

    few shakes of cinnamon (optional)

    1/4 tsp salt

    half of a very ripe banana, well mashed

    2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

    1 tsp baking soda

    1/2 cup coconut flour

Mix all wet ingredients with a hand held mixer. Add dry ingredients and mix again. Pour into a preheated waffle iron. Remove from waffle iron when indicated. Enjoy with nut butter, grassfed butter, coconut shreds, the possibilities are endless.


  • for a gingerbread waffle, add a 1/2 tsp ground ginger, a pinch of nutmeg, and 1/2 tbsp molasses
  • for a maple bacon waffle, substitute the coconut oil for bacon grease and add 1 tbsp of maple syrup. Bonus points for also crumbling in crispy bacon bits!


Another nudie pic…

Seriously, these waffles are awesome. They required over 5 rounds of tweaking, but they are finally moist, fluffy, lightly sweet, and not a weird eggy texture. And they are grain free, sugar free, dairy free, and every other type of free you could possibly be. 

I consider 2 waffles (plus toppings of course!) a meal because each waffle packs so much protein and fiber. Check it!

So two waffles is 20 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber! Slap on a few tablespoons of nut butter and youve got yourself a meal!

So, since it is technically

I will start with today’s breakfast.

two paleo waffles (surprise!) with birthday cake cashew butter and toasted coconut shreds on 1, and Barney’s almond butter on the other

And lunch was another bacon grease salad.

This one was such a winner. It had romaine, onions, tomatoes, carrots, and sprouts tossed with honey mustard bacon dressing and topped with a ton of turkey, two slices of crispy bacon, and blue cheese.

FYI: Blue cheese and bacon were made for each other. And beef.

Snacks included an apple and a Kind bar. And dinner was another tossed together salad before CrossFit. The WOD was uhhhmazing.

  • 1 minute L sit
  • 800 meter run
  • 30 squat clean  (75 lbs)
  • 100 double unders
  • 30 headstand pushups (I used a box)
  • 100 double unders

Post WOD I made my nightly snack that I have been hiding from you all for months. I seriously eat this almost every night before going to bed.

Coconut Dream Bowl

Recipe: Serves 1. Only.

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • couple drops of stevia
  • pinch salt
  • dash coconut beverage
  • a high fiber coconut muffin crumbled in (recipe to come!)
  • topped with: toasted coconut shreds, coconut macadamia nut butter, and/or sliced almonds

Directions – Mix together the yogurt, vanilla, stevia, salt and coconut beverage. Crumble in the muffin and top with toasted coconut shreds, nut butter, nuts, whatever!

Alright, I’m out. Have a wonderful day!

46 thoughts on “the paleo waffle. perfected.

  1. Awww 😀 All good things must come to an end, but that only means a new door is opening for you! Congrats on graduating this year!!!!

    And holy fazoli. I gotta, gotta, make these waffles. I see a triple batch goin in my freezer.

  2. the waffles! I’m going to use the recipe for pancakes since we don’t have a waffle maker, but I know they will be delicious! can’t believe you’re almost graduating…and that is was almost 2 years ago that I met you at Whole Foods in Austin! 🙂

  3. So jealous of your stunning beauty & mouthwatering waffles!!! 😉
    I wish you really good luck in your upcoming exams!!

  4. So, I noticed you’ve been posting a lot of really delicious-looking paleo recipes lately. Are you fully paleo? (I am 🙂 ) Could you talk about that a bit?

  5. love your dress! so pretty! I’ve been wanting to try things from paleo. I’ll have to bookmark this!

  6. Thank you so much for the recipe !! Now I need some coconut flour !

    And your dream coconut bowl… yum !!
    Apparently you are really into coconut lately !

  7. I stumbled upon your blog by Google-searching for “whole grain costume”.

    No clue how it was related…..BUT! I’m so glad I searched for that phrase because I love your blog, your writing style, your food pics, etc. Congrats on graduating!

  8. Lauren, have you watched the “Primitive Nutrition” series on youtube? I know you are busy, but I suggest you watch some of it…It’s certainly astounding that I once thought the paleo diet was the “way to go.”

  9. Your dress is so cute and sassy!!
    I just found your blog but can’t wait to read summoe of it.
    And yum! Definitely just bookmarked the waffle recipe for after my Whole 30..already salivating and wishing I had a waffle maker 🙂

  10. Dang it! I want me some paleo waffles… trouble is I still need a waffle-maker. Hope the recipe is posted soon! I would love to see more paleo lunch/breakfast ideas! You dah best.

  11. Had the waffles today, all I had on hand was almond flour and I added over a cup and the batter just would not thicken. I ended up running to the store to get coconut flour, as that was the last of my almond, and it was worth it! Lovely texture for being an egg-based product!

  12. Hi Lauren, will you ever post your waffle recipe again? I remember salivating over it, actually bought a waffle maker and am sad to see that it was taken down. Of course I respect your need to keep it private, and if need be, I can look up other recipes, but I remember thinking yours looked amazying so I thought I’d ask *just* in case!

    Take care – I miss your updates / recipes, but I assume that’s because you’re doing well “offline”!


  13. Any chance you’d be willing to email the waffle recipe to me? I would love to try them. They look amazing. I promise to not blog about them or publish the recipe online.

  14. Hi,
    I’d love to get this waffle recipe! I made it a few times several years ago and loved it! I didn’t save the recipe and was sad to find it was removed from your site. Please re-post or email, if possible! 🙂

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