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The Best Crispy Waffle Recipe (gluten free, nut free, paleo) |

The Best Crispy Waffle Recipe (gluten free, nut free, and paleo)

  • Author: Katja from Savory Lotus
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 standard waffles 1x


The Best Crispy Waffle Recipe. A good waffle should be crispy.  It should be light.  And it should ooze with butter flavor. Gluten free. Nut free. Paleo.


  • 3/4 cup cassava flour (like this)
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder (like this)
  • 1 tsp baking powder (I like THIS corn free brand)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp  milk of any kind
  • 1/4 cup butter or ghee, melted
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • butter/ghee for waffle iron


  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Combine cassava flour, arrowroot, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.  Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together egg, milk, melted fat, and optional maple syrup.  Once waffle iron is hot, add dry to wet and mix until thoroughly incorporated. Batter should be thick.
  4. Liberally brush melted butter/ghee on waffle maker. Scoop mixture onto hot waffle iron.  I did about 1/2 cup per waffle. Each waffle maker will vary.  Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.


  • Feel free to use any milk that you like.  If using full fat coconut milk, I would add an extra 2 tablespoons of water as it is very thick.
  • If you don’t have milk, this recipe works just fine with water as well.
  • Baking powders traditionally have GMO corn in them. You can find a corn free brand HERE,   I prefer to make my own:  1 part baking soda, 2 parts cream of tartar, and 2 parts arrowroot powder.
  • Don’t be tempted to take waffles off waffle iron too early, be sure to let them get nice and golden brown.