Paleo Tigernut Waffles (AIP-friendly, Egg-free, Vegan)

AIP Waffles made with Tigernut and Cassava Flour (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free and AIP friendly)

Fluffy, crispy and perfect catalysts for getting that fresh fruit into your body for breakfast!! These waffles are: nut-free, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free… shall I go on? Everyone wins with these delicious AIP waffles!

AIP Waffles made with Tigernut and Cassava Flour (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free and AIP friendly)

When I want a treat for breakfast… I’m turning to my waffle iron. Just when I thought I couldn’t fit any more appliances in my kitchen, I said “to heck with that” and ordered it off Amazon. So worth it, guys. I do love a good pancake, but recently I’ve had to give up eggs for the AIP (Autoimmune Paleo Diet) and it is HARD to make a good AIP Pancake, let me tell you. But making AIP waffles is apparently quite easy 🙂 And… they’re amazing so, win-win.

Since I love getting protein at breakfast and usually go lower on carbs (that’s what works best for me) – I like to add in some protein powder at times. If I’m eating this as a dessert, I’ll leave the recipe as is. I like Dr. Axe’s Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein Powder – FYI. And VOILA. This recipe is very versatile, tastes great in sweet or salty dishes AND freezes very well. You can make these in bulk, freeze, and take one out to toast for any weekday morning.

AIP Waffles made with Tigernut and Cassava Flour (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free and AIP friendly)


4.25 from 4 votes
AIP Waffles made with Tigernut & Cassava (Paleo, Vegan, Egg-free)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

A lower carb waffle that’s allergen-friendly. These delicious waffles are crispy, fluffy and so flavorful! (AIP, Paleo, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Vegan)

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 226 kcal
Author: Alison Marras
  • 3/4 cup Tigernut flour
  • 1/2 cup Cassava flour
  • 1/4 cup Arrowroot flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup Coconut milk full or low-fat works
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil liquid
  • 3 tsp Apple cider vinegar
  • optional: protein powder
  1. First, heat your waffle iron. Mix all dry ingredients together with a whisk in a large bowl.

  2. In a smaller bowl, combine all liquid ingredients and stir well to combine.

  3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and whisk together until you have a batter. It will be on the thicker side - if you're adding any protein powder, just pour in a little water (a tsp at a time) to help with any clumping).

  4. My waffle iron calls for 1/3 cup for each waffle, so I use a measuring cup to scoop the batter and pour in the centers - read your manual to confirm the amount and do the same.

  5. Close waffle iron and use according to your manual. I use mine on medium heat and wait for the light to go off before opening or sometimes I peek before then! Find your groove with your machine.

  6. As you're making the waffles, place them each on a grate so they don't get soggy and you can store in the oven on a keep warm setting until you're ready to serve.

  7. Serve or store these in the freezer for later use - simply pop them in the toaster before serving.

Nutrition Facts
AIP Waffles made with Tigernut & Cassava (Paleo, Vegan, Egg-free)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


*Recipe adapted from Tasty Yummies

My waffle iron here.

AIP Waffles made with Tigernut and Cassava Flour (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-free and AIP friendly)


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  • AmandaJune 14, 2017 - 3:17 pm

    My waffle iron is my one of my favorite purchases too! I will never turn down a griddled catalyst, any time of day. 🙂


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  • Janille DuttonMarch 16, 2019 - 1:28 am

    Love this! It’s so difficult to find egg, dairy, and gluten-free anything! I added organic coco powder to the second half of my batch :D. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasMarch 17, 2019 - 4:59 pm

      YAY!! That sounds delish.ReplyCancel

  • CriistinaApril 10, 2019 - 3:55 am

    This recipe is so delicious.  I keep going back to it over and over again.  I can’t eat coconut so I sub in avocado oil and homemade tigernut milk. My favorite waffle recipe ever!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasApril 11, 2019 - 4:33 pm

      So happy to hear you love it!! Thanks for sharing 🙂ReplyCancel

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  • LynnJuly 28, 2019 - 1:47 pm

    I am excited to try these waffles!  Typically, how much protein powder would you add?  thank you!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasJuly 30, 2019 - 5:03 pm

      You’ll love them! I’d recommend making them without protein powder first just to see how the consistency should be of both the batter and the waffles, when I add protein powder, I mix everything without the protein powder first and then add it in slowly because it will usually absorb some liquid and you’ll likely want to add some more water to get it back to a similar consistency as it was without it. I normally add 1-2 servings of protein powder. Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • EmmaSeptember 30, 2019 - 9:24 am

    I have an intolerance to cassava / tapioca is there a substitute I can use for this flour please?ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasOctober 18, 2019 - 4:56 pm

      I haven’t tried another flour but perhaps arrowroot?ReplyCancel

  • Theresa ChoMarch 1, 2020 - 5:20 am

    These were incredible!!!  Made these for my husband who’s on the AIP diet, but the rest of the family loved them too. I used coconut yogurt in place of the milk, so I had to use a little more to thin out the batter. But the texture and flavor were spot on, they rivaled the best wheat waffles I’ve made. Thank you!! ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasMarch 7, 2020 - 10:15 pm

      YAY! My non-AIP friends and family also love them as their favorite waffles – it’s so great when it works out like that!ReplyCancel

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  • EvanJune 28, 2020 - 3:14 pm

    These waffles are fantastic! A lot of AIP Waffle recipes go really heavy on the honey or plantains which is fine if you don’t mind the flavor. I personally like a more delicate and hearty flavor and this recipe was exactly what I was looking for. The texture and flavor were spot-on but my first batch came out somewhat dry. I added an extra quarter cup coconut milk, went up to 1/3 cup coconut oil, and added a tablespoon of vanilla extract (you can leave out to make more AIP friendly). They came out PERFECT! ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasJuly 2, 2020 - 5:31 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed them! I agree, it’s nice to have a lower-sugar option in the morning 🙂ReplyCancel

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