Monday, March 19, 2012

Tapioca Flour Waffles

Ah... more waffles. Not much more than waffles or pancakes makes my weekend mornings happy. OK, great coffee and the shining sun too ;)

I never would have thought of making waffles with tapioca flour. In fact, I never really would have thought of buying tapioca in a flour form (I usually have the pearls on hand for when I make tapioca pudding). While dining out at a pleasant vegetarian restaurant, City O' City, in Denver I ordered the Savory Waffle made with tapioca flour. They were so light and the consistency was about perfect. I simply had to try to make them on my own.

Tapioca Flour Waffles

2 cups tapioca flour (I found at Vitamin Cottage)
2 tsp baking powder
1 cup almond milk (or other milk alternative)
4 egg yolks (beaten)
4 egg whites (beaten)


In a large mixing bowl, blend together the flour, baking powder, milk and egg yolks. Heat your waffle iron to low-medium (if not seasoned out a tiny bit of coconut oil in there). Beat the egg yolks and blend in with the larger mixture, stir well until lumps diminish and it looks like a batter. Whip the egg whites and fold into the batter.

Well, I cannot take credit for this recipe, I found it on this breakfast website. It was to make four waffles, but with my iron, it made eight. Hey, the more waffles the better for me :)

For some unknown reason, the first batch (same batter) came out 'flaky' while the next came out- well, kind of perfect. So, I'm not sure what happened. I'm guessing perhaps I didn't blend the egg whites in enough. Either way, they both turned out yummy.

'Flaky' version

'Non-flaky' version

Since I fist had a tapioca flour waffle for dinner, this has gotten my mind thinking about all sorts of fun waffle ideas for dinner. They were a tad bland so I'm excited to try different variations- perhaps rosemary or italian, dark chocolate chips, pumpkin....mmm so many options... 

This is a Primal recipe, though it may stir some debate as it is a starch and very high in carbohydrates due to the tapioca. I say, if you can afford the extra carbs in the morning and plan on having an active day, go for it (maybe not go it for it everyday...)

Enjoy (with pure maple syrup ;))


  1. These are absolutely delicious! I add honey and vanilla and they're perfect. Thank you!

    1. Aren't they great? I need to make them again soon. I love to add fresh lemon to mine too. Mmm... I bet fresh rosemary would be good. Yum! Thank you for your comment! :)

  2. do you have any recommendations to replace the eggs?

    1. Hi, the eggs really pull this recipe together. Tapioca is very very fine and I can't think of anything that would hold it together quite like an egg. You could try the Enger-G substitute, or you could try taking 1 tablespoon flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water (set for 10 min to gel up) per egg and/or applesauce or a combination of those... Good luck!