Usually I can’t call my recipes Paleo because I use so much dairy, but these have zero dairy, and of course they’re grain-free, gluten-free, and delicious.

Anneliese and I both THOROUGHLY enjoyed them. And at first she thought they were cookies, and kept signing “more cookie.” No, dear, these are waffles. So then she would ask “full peese!?” (full=waffle)


I really must find her hair brush… she looks like a bit of a rag-a-muffin. Oops!

Nothing to do with the recipe, but I used to pour batter on the whole waffle maker to make a giant square waffle. Now I like to do a little blob in each mini square to make smaller ones. I’m not sure why I hadn’t thought of that before, because I always cut them apart before anyway.

Also? Whenever I would get pecan waffles at Waffle House (I don’t know how long it’s been…ages) I noticed that they sprinkled the nuts on top before closing the waffle iron, rather than mixing them into the batter. I like that, and it gives me the option of having some with nuts and others without. In case I wanted some nutless ones… sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don’t. You know.


This recipe made 12 little squares, though I have to admit the last 2 or so were pretty dinky. So say 10-12 to be safe. In any case, it feeds 3 people just fine.


… even if one of those 3 people is a VERY hungry toddler.


Paleo Banana-Pecan Waffle Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 5 eggs (mine were on the small side, so 4 large ones may be fine)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed (the more ripe they are, the sweeter the waffles will be)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil
  • Chopped pecans


  1. Plug in/preheat your waffle iron.
  2. While that heats up, mix everything else together, except for the coconut oil and pecans.
  3. Once the waffle iron is warm, drop a little bit of coconut oil in each square (I did about 1/2 teaspoon). My waffle iron is non-stick but for some reason, these wanted to stick. The coconut oil fixed that issue though.
  4. Drop a blob of batter into the center of each waffle-spot.
  5. Optional — sprinkle some or all of them with chopped pecans.
  6. Close the waffle iron and wait for yourself to psychically know the waffles are done. Or some waffle makers have a light that will help you… or you can pay attention to how much steam is coming out, and what it smells like. If it smells like waffles and there’s not a lot of steam, you’re probably good.
  7. Take the waffles out and eat them. I was going to put butter on mine, or some organic fruit spread (omg yum), or homemade whipped cream (no sugar necessary)… but they were so good I ended up just eating them plain. I’ll probably fancy them up a bit more when my husband comes home and I make them for him!



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  1. I feel like I was missing something from the recipe… I made it exactly as listed and the batter was so thick, I couldn’t get it out of blender, and that was after adding 5 XL eggs. I must have different almond flour or something. I ended up having to add about 3/4 cup of almond milk just to get it to really thick batter consistency. I’m glad I did, however, because adding the extra liquid made it so I ended up with 6 small Belgium waffles, which was perfect for my family and our sleepover guest. After I added the milk and tried my first bite with real maple syrup, this quickly became my all-time favorite waffle recipe, paleo or not. The nuts and banana flavor are simply amazing! I can’t wait to make these for my sister-in-law who has severe wheat and dairy allergies! Thank you!

    • I really think it depends on the bananas, somehow. I have to add extra milk sometimes too. I’m glad you loved it!

      • Probably did have to do with the bananas, as I used 2 Costco-sized bananas! 😛 LOL. They’re definitely large than your average variety. 🙂 Thanks again for the amazing recipe. I’m already craving another round.

  2. This recipe is wonderful. Made them this morning. My husband doesnt like the usual paleo waffles because they can be too eggy so i tried using only 2 eggs and they came out terrific. Thanks

  3. Thank you for the great recipe! Both my husband and I really liked them! I just started a Paleo diet and we taste tested these with another waffle recipe and these won!!!

    • My mom and made these today. Awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. 🙂

      • You’re very welcome! I was just thinking about these this morning… I need to make them soon. mmmm.

  4. Do you know about how many calories one of the waffles are?

  5. Could you sub canned pumpkin for the bananas? Would that work?

    • Probably, except that the sweetness of the bananas would be missing. Try it but add some honey or maple syrup if you want the sweetness.

  6. Mmmmm I need to buy me a waffle maker! 😀 Haven’t had waffles in literally years, ever since going gluten free and paleo. I make gluten free coconut flour pancakes, but haven’t tried making paleo waffles 😀 My mom has a waffle machine, I think I’ll try when I visit her. Thanks for the recipe, bookmarking it for the future!

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  8. Hi,
    I made a couple of changes and they came out more like the waffles my husband likes (fluffy).
    I omitted the pumpkin pie spice (he’s not a fan) but more importantly I used a pinch of salt only and a whole teaspoon of baking soda.
    I also used 1/4 cup of Coconut sugar from the health food store.
    We sprinkled shopped walnuts on the top during baking and did drizzle just a little (1/2 tsp.) raw honey on top before serving, as a little extra treat.
    They were awesome!

  9. I made these this morning and they were sooooo delicious! I just mixed some chopped, toasted pecans right into the batter and drizzled a little maple syrup on top. I couldn’t even tell they were not made with regular flour!

  10. I like them better than real waffles. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  11. They’re ok, but certainly not a replacement for the real thing

  12. I made these for myself this morning, and they were so delicious! I can’t wait for the leftovers tomorrow! Thanks for the recipe. It’s so nice to have this option when I’m in the mood for an extravagant breakfast. Now I don’t have to stare longingly at my husband’s traditional waffles. 🙂

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  15. These waffels are so good I like them better than non-paleo waffles I used pepitas in them instead of pecans they were so tasty

  16. This is by far my most favorite wheat free recipe ever! I made almond milk this morning and used the almond meal in place of the almond flour and i purred the heck out of my banana’s. i skip the nuts because I’m feeding 1 year old dont want her to choke on them. but otherwise my whole family LOVES these! thank you 🙂

  17. I was looking for a delicious and easy paleo banana waffle and this came up. I made these for breakfast with friends today and it was absolutely perfect!!

    I followed the recipe exactly. I topped them with fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries cooked down into a syrup, chopped pecans and agave nectar. No butter needed, YUM!!

    Thank you for this! I always have ripe bananas in my freezer so this is definitely a go to!

  18. I was digging in my cupboards the other day and found an old waffle press. I’ve been wanting to make a healthier waffle so thank you so much for this recipe! I’m definitely going to try it 🙂

  19. Thanks for sharing. I have to try these!

    And Anneliese looks beautiful even without a hair brush 🙂

  20. Can’t tell you how much I’ve missed my waffle iron the last two years! These waffles made an amazing dinner tonight :)) Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with everyone. They were light and absolutely delicious!

  21. Made these today, my kids loved them! I omitted the pecans, but otherwise made them exact. My 6 year old had them with pure maple syrup and my oldest had them with a pineapple coconut cream (canned coconut milk fat whipped and fresh minced pineapple stirred in) and they both ate 3!!

  22. Hi, new to your world and love it! I have a 7 month old who has eczema, so I’m in the process of going dairy and gluten free to see if it helps since I’m exclusively breastfeeding. It seems daunting but seeing a recipe such as this, gives me hope:)

    Question: what pancake maker is this? I need to buy one pronto.


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  24. I made this in a non-stick skillet as pancakes this morning and they turned out beautifully! Thanks for the recipe!

  25. This recipe makes me sad! I got rid of my waffle iron when we fully dedicated ourselves to paleo/primal eating. I’ve always wanted a Belgian waffle maker; maybe this is the excuse!

  26. I agree they look like cookies too. Did you make them yourself?

    Congrats for having a very cute baby!


  27. My husband was looking over my shoulder as I was reading this post, and he said, “Oh my G-d, can we make these this weekend?”

    I said, “Um, yeah!” 🙂

    • haha that is FANTASTIC. I hope you both love them. I made them again yesterday and they were sooo good. and so quick to just whip up a few.

  28. Those look SO good!

    I make something similar for pancakes. Just eggs, banana, baking soda and cinnamon. I’m making SOMETHING with my waffle iron tomorrow because these are making me really want waffles!

    • i’ve made similar pancakes for Anneliese before… but with a lump of almond butter mixed in too. She loves them.

      Enjoy your waffles tomorrow! Whatever kind you make.

  29. OMG! This looks amazing! I have really been craving waffles or pancakes recently. I might have to try this this weekend! And an organic fruit spread would be great on top! Do you think the batter would work for pancakes as well? I don’t have a waffle iron. Thanks for sharing this!! 🙂

    • Probably! I haven’t tried this particular one as pancakes but I really don’t see why not. 🙂

      You’re so welcome! I hope you enjoy it. And let me know how the pancakes work out!

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