soft grain-free waffle recipe

by purelytwins

Hey luvs,

Glad everyone enjoyed our behind the scenes video and new 10 minute ab routine.

As we mentioned we had a productive weekend working but we did enjoy some free time. Which for us means –> recipe testing! haha

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plantain waffles with kefir

Over the weekend we think we found our new favorite pancake recipe.

But wait — isn’t this picture of a waffle???

Yes. We were hoping for crispy waffles but instead these waffles reminded us more of pancakes. They had more of a pancake texture and flavor. If that makes sense.  The texture of these waffles are nice and soft. Melt-in-your-mouth.

Nothing wrong with that though as we love our pancakes.

plantain pancake waffles

Making waffles is fun though.

Here is what we did:


grain-free plantain simple waffle recipe

quick and easy grain-free soft waffle recipe.

  • Yield: 6 large waffles 1x


  • two large plantains (peeled, about 300g)
  • 4 local large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ghee (butter or coconut oil)
  • 4oz (1/2 cup) goat kefir (could try yogurt or a puree)
  • Top:
  • with any topping that you like
  • – we topped ours with more goat kefir and coconut oil


  1. Peel your plantains.
  2. Toss all ingredients into a blender.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  4. Heat up waffle maker.
  5. Pour batter into waffle maker and cook according to waffle maker directions.
  6. We got 6 waffles.
  7. Size and quantity may vary depending on waffle maker.
  8. This could also be made as pancakes.


  • Serving Size: 2

kefir plantain waffles for breakfast

Perfect with some goat kefir mush on top! We stirred in some coconut oil and psyllium husk into goat kefir to make a creamy topping for our pancake waffles. Not that sweet but we liked it. Learning to like less sweet things.

mmmm cannot wait to make these again

Moving onto some fitness happenings over the weekend.

yoga cross training

We also tried a new yoga DVD that we finally ordered after loving Travis Eliot’s 30 minute yoga short and sweet DVD.

The Ultimate Yogi – Yoga cross training

It is an hour long yoga, but we only did 45 minutes.  We were only planning on doing 30 minutes of it, as we were short on time, but we were enjoying it so we did a little bit more. We still managed to leave our yoga mat feeling strong, focused, relaxed and ready for the day!  We look forward in doing this yoga from time to time. We really like Travis’s yoga style so we hope to continue to try out more of his yoga.

beef plantain dinner

The other night we enjoyed a lovely dinner outside – grass-fed beef with plantain chips, turnips,  arugula, coconut oil and black sea salt.

Simple balanced meal and oh so good! 

plantain bread runny egg yolk

And we could not end a blog post without mentioning runny egg yolks 😉 we love them especially with some plantain cake (a new recipe we filmed coming soon to purelytalk)


Shout-out time :

baking plantains

Plantain love is taking over the world 😉

plantain bread love

plantain bread grainfree making

Lots of plantain bread love.

The love of making our favorite gluten and grain free plantain bread continues.

xoxo we love you all

Have a wonderful Tuesday.

till next time,

L and M

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 27, 2013 - 10:32 am

The pancake waffles look amazing! I really need to get on the plantain bandwagon! These sound so good!

Jojo @ RunFastEatLots August 27, 2013 - 11:06 am

Waffles are up there on my list of favorite foods! I wish I had a waffle iron, but do I really need yet another appliance?!

Lisa August 27, 2013 - 11:54 am

You know what’s sad, that I can’t remember the last time I had a waffle! I left my waffle maker at my Mom’s house for some reason and can’t find it now. I’m kind of determined to find it one of these days, since this is majorly tempting me 🙂

Jess @ JessieBear What Will You Wear? August 27, 2013 - 1:01 pm

Oooh love this recipe!

Debbie (Accidently Delish) August 27, 2013 - 9:29 pm

keep the plantain recipes coming! i love them and you ladies obviously know how obsessed i am with creating new things as well. you started such a craze, but it’s a craze i am so happy to be part of!!

purelytwins August 28, 2013 - 10:44 am

thanks sweetie 🙂 hugs

Meg @ A Dash of Meg August 27, 2013 - 9:37 pm

wow look at everyone making your recipes! that’s so great, sisters! so great <3 i love your recipes so much, but still need to buy plantains! i think i'll make the sweet potato version first, though. just have to locate that recipe now…

those waffles look great! i will try those too!

purelytwins August 28, 2013 - 10:44 am


Chris August 28, 2013 - 7:59 am

Looks great! I wonder if they can be made without eggs.

purelytwins August 28, 2013 - 10:44 am

you can always try, they probably will turn out more soft and very moist.

Brittany Blankenship August 28, 2013 - 9:54 am

Do you think this would work with sweet potatoes?

purelytwins August 28, 2013 - 10:42 am

you can try, we think so.

Paula Pascual September 4, 2013 - 11:55 am

I added some sweet potato, coconut manna/butter, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract to the batter. DELICIOUS!!!!

purelytwins September 4, 2013 - 1:26 pm

so happy to hear it Paula 😉 YUM!!

Rande McDaniel @ The Vegetable Centric Kitchen September 8, 2013 - 2:50 pm

We rarely make the same thing twice at our place but my fiancee loved these! Thanks for sharing!

purelytwins September 8, 2013 - 4:58 pm

so happy to hear it Rande 🙂 xoxo

Agathi January 22, 2014 - 2:20 pm


Just wondering if there is a substitution for eggs and goat kefir. I am allergic to them.

purelytwins January 22, 2014 - 6:05 pm

sorry we are not sure if you can replace the eggs since we use 4 of them. we have other vegan waffle recipes on our site. sorry


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