Paleo plantain waffles. 4 different recipes. No almond flour.

by purelytwins

Love waffles? Don’t want a super complicated or long ingredient list to enjoy a good waffle? Look no further. These plantain waffles are super simple to make and take just minutes. Learn how to make paleo waffles using no almond flour. 4 different waffles: basic plain waffles, protein packed waffles, cocoa waffles and spinach waffles.

Love waffles? Looking for gluten-free grain-free recipes that are nut free? Here are 4 easy to make and healthy waffles recipes using no flour. These waffles are made from plantains, eggs and coconut oil. No almond flour! for these paleo waffle recipe.

Never thought this would happen but yesterday as Gary was heading out for work our garage door wouldn’t open. Both of our cars were parked inside. He was able to take Michelle’s car into work. Luckily we didn’t have any urgent plans that morning. We are renting the home we are in and let the landlord know about our issue. We were able to get an electrician to come out later that morning to fix it. Yay. Now we have a fully working garage. Something I won’t take for granted again.

Seems so silly but when you can’t access your car it kinda freaks you out. It’s funny how you can take the little things in life for granted like garage doors working so you can get to your car. Who would have thought you wouldn’t be able to leave your house due to garage doors not opening? Has this happened to you before?

In our home we like to be preventive about things when we can but find it difficult to do with certain things like garage doors.

Today’s recipe has nothing to do with garage doors. It has everything to do with our obsession with waffles!

If you’re new to purely twins world you might have noticed we love plantains and we make a lot of recipes out of plantains.

We love making plantain waffles because it makes making our plantain bread super quick. As using the waffle maker cooks faster than the oven. The biggest reason why we tend to make waffles more over our bread–the time factor. #truth

How to make quick and healthy grain-free, gluten-free waffles using plantains. No nuts.

Let’s make this together.

We hope you enjoyed the video.

Make sure to share these grain-free waffle recipes with your friends.

After sharing how we make our plantain bread a few different ways we felt like it was time to share how we make our waffles in 4 different ways.

We eat these waffles a lot. Like A LOT. Just about every day.

We are okay with that. It works for us and makes us happy.

You have to enjoy what you eat.

Other people eat oatmeal every day.  Then others eat sweet potatoes daily. We eat plantains. #plantainloversclub

Easy healthy waffle recipe. The ONLY recipe you will ever need. It's so easy to make and NO flour. These waffles are made from plantain and eggs. Gluten-free. Grain-free. Paleo. NUT free.

These waffles satisfy us so much and we love them. Can you tell?

We love them so much we had to share with you how we make them. Most of the time we enjoy some form of waffle for our post-workout meal.

These waffles are easy to make and easy to digest, which makes them great for others that are busy and want a quick healthy meal. We enjoy these waffles usually for lunch or dinner.

If you are in the market for trying something new when it comes to waffles give one of these variations a try.

Quick and healthy savory waffle recipe to enjoy for any meal. Protein packed too! Gluten-free paleo plantain waffle recipe made without almond flour.

Promise you will fall in love with how easy they are to make and how soft and tasty they are.

These waffles can be made sweet or savory. We have enjoyed them all different ways as you saw in the video. We like topping them with different things – all depending on our mood.

Paleo plantain waffles made 4 different ways with minimal ingredients and no almond flour.

Chocolate for breakfast? YES! Healthy too. Just 4 ingredients. NUT-FREE Paleo waffles. 10 minutes later you have yourself healthy chocolate waffle recipe to enjoy for breakfast or anytime of the day. Gluten-free waffle recipe that the whole family will love.

Few notes about the ingredients.

You can use plantain flour or another flour for the plantains if you can’t get access to real plantains. One note about plantain flour – it does provide a little bit more dense and chewy texture and it works best with eggs.

If you want to follow the protein waffle you can use any protein powder of your liking. Make sure it is one you like because you will taste it.  You could also try to use gelatin (green bottle) if you like.

If you want your waffles sweet make sure to use more ripe plantains (which will also make the waffles softer in texture) and add in a few drops of stevia or 1 tablespoon sweetness of choice.

We sometimes like to add in coconut flour to provide a softer texture. It is optional.

The chocolate waffles are more “milk” chocolate like not a rich chocolate waffle.

We don’t put sugar in our waffles therefore the texture is not crispy as traditional waffles.


How to make plantain waffles – 4 different ways

4 simple ways to enjoy grain-free gluten-free waffles that are based out of plantains not almond flour. Making waffles made easy with just using a few simple ingredients. Basic waffle ,protein powder waffle, chocolate waffle and a green monster waffle made with spinach. Looking for a new and fun way to enjoy waffles try one of these recipes out.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 4 large waffles 1x



Basic Waffle

  • 200g plantain, peeled (7oz)
  • 4 eggs
  • 12 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour (optional)

Protein Waffle

  • 200g plantain, peeled (7oz)
  • 4 eggs
  • 12 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup protein powder

Green Monster Waffle

  • 200g plantain, peeled (7oz)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon tahini or any nut butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • handful of spinach, about 1 cup

Chocolate Waffle

  • 200g plantain, peeled (7oz)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or vanilla (optional)


  1. Heat waffle maker.
  2. Peel plantain.
  3. Place plantain and remaining ingredients (depending on what recipe you follow) into a blender.
  4. Blend waffle ingredients in blender until smooth.
  5. Pour batter into waffle maker and let cook according to manufacturer recommendations or how you like your waffles baked.
  6. Remove once done and enjoy with favorite toppings.
  7. Top with sweet or savory toppings.


  • Serving Size: each recipe serves 2

If you are in the market for fun and creative ways to enjoy the classic waffle make sure to give one of these recipes a try.

Green MONSTER waffles! A fun way to eat your spinach. Green plantain waffles make for great bread to use as sandwiches. Gluten-free. Paleo.

One great thing about these waffles is that they don’t take a lot of ingredients to make and they are nut free.

These aren’t like your traditional waffles where you add sugar and milk (or buttermilk). We omitted those ingredients as we wanted to use as little ingredients as we could. Less is more, right?

Do you like waffles? Do you like sweet or savory waffles?


Lori and Michelle

You may also like


HeatherJohnson June 23, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Yay! Yay! Yay! Which waffle maker do you use (brand) I’m looking to invest in one and want one that stands up to a lot of use…and I KNOW your waffle maker gets a lot of use (wink wink)

Mary July 10, 2016 - 9:27 am

I just whipped up a batch of the chocolate ones and they were worse than cocoa flavored cardboard. LOL I wonder what went wrong. I’ve been doing GF/Paleo for 6 years now, so the ingredients are nothing new. Any ideas?

purelytwins July 10, 2016 - 5:49 pm

Have you made our plantain waffles before? We don’t add sweetness and we use raw cacao which is bitter, so not sure what you used.

Bri September 23, 2016 - 1:48 pm

I just tried these! I did a a typical “this looks good, what do I have” recipe modification so mine included duck eggs (so pretty large) and a half scoop of chocolate protein powder. Plenty sweet enough and filling! Thank you for the recipe. 🙂

purelytwins September 24, 2016 - 3:53 pm

Awesome glad you liked them with your modifications 😉

Tolu March 30, 2018 - 10:33 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Son wanted waffles. For some reason I googled plantain waffles and your website came up.

These turned out so well.

This is a keeper.

Once again, thank you!

purelytwins March 30, 2018 - 2:10 pm

Glad to hear you enjoyed the waffles.

Oksana November 8, 2018 - 7:19 pm

Whenever I make plantain waffles, the first batch is alright and the second sticks to both sides of the waffle maker and is torn apart. I tried oiling and not oiling – same thing. I tried it in two waffle makers. Any idea what’s going on?

purelytwins November 8, 2018 - 8:51 pm

Are you adding OIL ( a fat) to the batter or just to the waffle maker? We found that we have to add in coconut oil to our waffle batters to prevent any sticking.

Marissa April 28, 2019 - 9:47 am

Does this recipe use ripe plantains or green ones? Thank you!

purelytwins May 15, 2019 - 7:56 pm

You can use both but it works best with green/yellow ones

christina April 29, 2019 - 9:59 pm

What stage of ripeness are your plantains? green? barely yellow? yellow with some black spots? mostly black?

purelytwins May 15, 2019 - 7:56 pm

You can use both but it works best with green/yellow ones

Comments are closed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More