Perfect Crispy-on-the-Outside Paleo Berry Waffles

Grain-free, GF, Dairy-free

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Say hello to your new Brunching best friend.

These Perfect Crispy-on-the-Outside Paleo Berry Waffles are soft, fluffy, and lightly sweetened on the inside AND, as the name insinuates, crispy on the outside.

This recipe has ended my quest to finding truly crispy grain-free, gluten-free, Paleo waffles.  If you have been on a similar quest, I hope these waffles end your quest too!

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Perfect Crispy-on-the-Outside Paleo Berry Waffles | Perchance to Cook,

I actually never intended to make this recipe, which is my favorite type of recipe!

I was recently visiting my parents and wanted to make my Paleo + Gluten-Free Mashed Blueberry Waffles because I am obsessed with them and I knew they would love those healthy waffles over the weekend.

But we didn’t have all of the ingredients needed.

And then my mother and I divided up the recipe— she took care of the wet ingredients, while I mixed up the dry ingredients.

She used a handheld mixer and really beat the mixture until it got all bubbly.

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(In my other recipe I mixed everything up in a food processor, but the texture was not bubbly)

So, we basically just kind of winged it, using my other recipe as inspiration.

I used a mixture of almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca flour, and arrowroot flour here.

This resulted in a batter with a super light yet thick texture. This was so different from my other recipe, that I was not sure what the result would be.

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I kind of was expecting the worst, but the result was the best!

Seriously, these Perfect Crispy-on-the-Outside Paleo Berry Waffles are perfection.

I was so happy with how great a texture and taste these had, without even trying!

My family really loved them and kept saying they were surprised at how delicious they were with my using such “alternative” ingredients haha… aka Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free ingredients.

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Also, I finally found a good waffle maker.

And by found, I mean, I used my mother’s waffle maker and realized how big a difference a really good waffle maker can be with cooking waffles.

It’s called the Villaware Belgian Waffler and I just love it.

It’s expensive, but my parents have had it for years and years, and their waffles always come out so great and even.

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I spent $50 on one recently and already wish I had a different one. You have to pour the batter into a hole in the top, and this results in batter sometimes coming out the top. If you grease it, it falls down through the cracks. It’s just a bit messy and not as reliable or easy to use as the Villaware one.

Once my husband and I figure out where we are going to finally settle down, that will be one of my first purchases. 🙂 🙂

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Note: this recipe makes 5 square waffles (that are 5 inches long per side) , which I think would feed about 3-5 people, depending how hungry everyone is and if there are any other sides paired along with the waffles.

This recipe can easily be doubled to make larger waffles or a larger amount of waffles.

I actually doubled the recipe the other day and it was great to have extras to snack on all day, and to freeze. 🙂

Happy waffle brunching!

Perfect Crispy-on-the-Outside Paleo Berry Waffles | Perchance to Cook,

Perfect Crispy-on-the-Outside Paleo Berry Waffles | Perchance to Cook,

Perfect Crispy-on-the-Outside Paleo Berry Waffles | Perchance to Cook,
Perfect Crispy-on-the-Outside Paleo Berry Waffles
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Servings: 5 waffles
Author: Dominique Fasano | Perchance To Cook
  1. Put the blueberries, strawberries, eggs, olive oil, unsweetened almond milk, honey, and maple syrup into a bowl and mix with handheld mixer until well mixed and bubbly in texture--- about 1.5 mins on the highest speed setting.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the almond flour, tapioca flour, arrowroot flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and cinnamon together with a fork.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix with a fork.
  4. Then, spray oil onto your waffle maker and preheat it until it is ready to be used. ( I set my waffle maker setting to 5 out of 7 heat)
  5. Pour the waffle batter into your waffle maker ( I used a Villaware Belgian Waffler). Cook until the waffle is golden brown in color and crisp on the outside. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  6. This recipe yields 5 waffle squares that are 5 inches long per side. This would be good for about 3-5 people.



  1. This look good. I will definitely try this

  2. This looks awesome, a must try. I love waffles too.

    1. Thank you! Let me know if you try them!

  3. Ooh you made me hungry! Those waffles look perfect.

  4. This is the recipe I have been looking for for a longgggg time. I’ve been frustrated with waffles (and waffle makers – we’ve gone through a few that just didn’t perform well) so I am so excited to try this out. But first, I need to check out your waffle maker. A little pricey, but I guess you get what you pay for. And at this point, I’m really ready to invest for amazing waffles like this!! Yum!!

    1. It is pricey! The waffle maker that I used for this recipe has been working perfectly for 8 years! Sooo kind of worth it 🙂 Let me know if you try this recipe! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  5. This looks delicious!!! I am so down to try this recipe!! Is it possible to make this with less flour combination? Like maybe two flour options versus 4?

    1. Umm it’s all kind of a science, so I don’t know what would happen if you changed it up with only two flours. I would try my Paleo + Gluten-free Mashed Blueberry Waffles recipe instead, it’s made with only almond flour and tapioca flour. 🙂 🙂

  6. This looks so good! Nice recipe. I am definitely gonna try this. 🙂

    1. Thanks, let me know if you do!

  7. I collect waffle recipes. Thes are very interesting.

    1. haha great thing to collect!

  8. Oh my goodness yummy! And I love that these are gluten free! I’m going to see if my hubby is up for making these for me for Mother’s Day!!

    1. oh what a good idea!! They would be perfect for Mother’s Day!

  9. These look amazing! Love your healthy spin on this classic recipe 🙂

    1. Thanks, they don’t even taste healthy, which is the best part!

  10. This looks amazeballs ! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  11. These look SO good! I’m definitely going to have to try this recipe!

    1. Thanks!Let me know if you try them!

  12. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us! (Note to self: Buy waffle maker!)

    1. yes that is step one! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  13. Oh these look so yummy! Waffles are a blessing on earth lol I will need to try these!

  14. These waffles look incredibly good! I love trying recipes that take one of my old “unhealthy” favorites, and transforms it into a healthy alternative. I’m looking forward to making a batch of these and storing them in the freezer for a quick and healthy breakfast anytime!

    1. Me too, healthifiying an unhealthy favorite is one of my favorite things to do! 🙂

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