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Paleo Waffles question

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Created August 15, 2012 at 12:38 AM

New to paleo and I just wanted to double check and make sure this paleo waffle recipie is ok because it is to darn good tasting to be true.

3 eggs 1c cashews 1/3c coconut milk 3tbsp sugar free maple syrup 3tbsp coconut milk 3tbsp almond flour(almond meal) Salt

Everything would seem to check out except the syrup but is the rest ok? If so everyone should try it!

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on August 18, 2012
at 01:30 AM

I agree with the fruit....mush it up. I actually do this with cherries that I boil first...then I use the cherry "broth" in an adult beverage with a stevia :) You don't have to use the nuts in the original poster's recipe. I just put a little coconut flour in with a couple of eggs...maybe throw in a splash or two of coconut milk.

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on August 17, 2012
at 06:18 PM

I'd love to be your downstairs neighbor :)

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on August 17, 2012
at 04:36 PM

Matt, I wouldn't eat these every day. Too many people new to this end up not getting the results they want because they depend too much on "Paleo-fying" the same foods they were eating before: Paleo pancakes, Paleo muffins, Paleo brownies, etc. They are good for an occasional treat, but honestly, you'd be better off with eggs & veg for breakfast, or leftover dinner from the night before. These pancakes aren't "bad" for you, but in terms of health and nutrients, there are much more practical choices - and they probably require a lot less hassle to prepare, too.

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on August 17, 2012
at 01:17 AM

Thank you so much for that recipe!

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on August 15, 2012
at 03:19 PM

Is the Grade A syrup more refined?

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on August 15, 2012
at 03:02 PM

The OP didn't specify what kind of sugar-free "maple syrup" he was using. Anything with "maple flavoring" is not real food.

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on August 15, 2012
at 02:42 PM

Erythritol is pretty benign and stevia is essentially harmless.

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on August 15, 2012
at 02:41 PM

^I concur. Grade B Maple Syrup is superior to Grade A in every way.

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:07 PM

Jake, start here: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/embalm.html. Also, though xylitol has been shown to be beneficial in oral health, it has a laxative effect; use on your teeth, but don't ingest it. If you are going use syrup, go with the real thing or use coconut cream, honey, etc.

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on August 15, 2012
at 04:49 AM

Grade B Maple Syrup is stronger and tastier.

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on August 15, 2012
at 04:40 AM

I'd eat it as frequently as you used to eat waffles. This will just substitute paleo ingredients.

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on August 15, 2012
at 03:58 AM

What necessarily makes it worse than the real thing, though? I feel like this is a claim that is unsubstantiated in a lot of areas. Obviously my gut reaction (and gut reaction) is to say the same, but where do we back it up - particularly if you're looking at a fake maple syrup made with stevia or erythritol, etc.

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on August 15, 2012
at 02:10 AM

+1 Great answer.

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:46 AM

Could you eat this daily? Sure. Just remember its very calorie dense. Workout the nutrition data on 4 of these pancakes and post it.

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:37 AM

I wouldn't recommend eat it daily- it is paleo friendly, and not necessarily totally unhealthy, but it's not a well-balanced meal either

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:29 AM

also, you probably don't need the cashews. That plus the almond meal makes a heavy Omega 6 waffle.

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:29 AM

Please don't use sugar-free! Get the Grade A stuff or use raw honey in its place.

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:28 AM

Would this be something ok to eat daily , a couple times a week or once a week type of deal.

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:27 AM

Don't use "sugar-free" anything. The chemicals used to create "sugar-free" are worse for you.

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:27 AM

Supposed to be coconut oil, but everything else looks ok.

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:14 AM

Sugar free maple syrup?

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:14 AM

If your gonna do this just go all out and use REAL maple syrup ;)

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at 01:09 AM

Any reason there are two instances of coconut milk?

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:29 AM

Please note: Paleo-ified junk food is still junk food. However, if you are going to eat this, dump the "sugar-free" maple syrup. It isn't maple syrup and is worse for you than the real thing.

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on August 15, 2012
at 02:10 AM

+1 Great answer.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11048)

on August 15, 2012
at 01:07 PM

Jake, start here: http://www.holisticmed.com/aspartame/embalm.html. Also, though xylitol has been shown to be beneficial in oral health, it has a laxative effect; use on your teeth, but don't ingest it. If you are going use syrup, go with the real thing or use coconut cream, honey, etc.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11048)

on August 15, 2012
at 03:02 PM

The OP didn't specify what kind of sugar-free "maple syrup" he was using. Anything with "maple flavoring" is not real food.

Ba99a15e6bf870b81286791617050593

(671)

on August 15, 2012
at 03:58 AM

What necessarily makes it worse than the real thing, though? I feel like this is a claim that is unsubstantiated in a lot of areas. Obviously my gut reaction (and gut reaction) is to say the same, but where do we back it up - particularly if you're looking at a fake maple syrup made with stevia or erythritol, etc.

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on August 15, 2012
at 02:42 PM

Erythritol is pretty benign and stevia is essentially harmless.

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:20 AM

Looks good, just use real maple syrup instead of sugar free, unless your obese, then you might as well banish 'pancake' from your vocabulary.

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:46 AM

Could you eat this daily? Sure. Just remember its very calorie dense. Workout the nutrition data on 4 of these pancakes and post it.

753e1b824fbe0b11c797a244b1a4c7e3

(369)

on August 15, 2012
at 01:37 AM

I wouldn't recommend eat it daily- it is paleo friendly, and not necessarily totally unhealthy, but it's not a well-balanced meal either

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on August 15, 2012
at 04:40 AM

I'd eat it as frequently as you used to eat waffles. This will just substitute paleo ingredients.

Aa92fb54d10074cb257a183ec9b5e64b

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:28 AM

Would this be something ok to eat daily , a couple times a week or once a week type of deal.

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on August 17, 2012
at 04:36 PM

Matt, I wouldn't eat these every day. Too many people new to this end up not getting the results they want because they depend too much on "Paleo-fying" the same foods they were eating before: Paleo pancakes, Paleo muffins, Paleo brownies, etc. They are good for an occasional treat, but honestly, you'd be better off with eggs & veg for breakfast, or leftover dinner from the night before. These pancakes aren't "bad" for you, but in terms of health and nutrients, there are much more practical choices - and they probably require a lot less hassle to prepare, too.

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on August 15, 2012
at 01:58 AM

Here's a Waffle Recipe that my kids love. There is NO sugar IN the batter (that easily comes from the syrup or fruit put on top of the waffle before eating).

WET: Blend or Wisk until glossy:

  • 6 Eggs
  • 4 TBS Coconut Oil, melted (or Butter, of you prefer)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

DRY: Sift Together:

  • 1/3 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt (or to taste)

Combine WET & DRY ingredients (a blender is recommended for this). Let the batter sit for 5 minutes as coconut flour is highly "absorbent" and will suck the moisture out of the mix. Add water as necessary to thin the mix to the proper waffle batter consistency.

Pour into your well greased waffle iron and keep an eye on it. They cook rather quickly. if they stick to the iron you've tried to take them out too soon or you've added a sugary sweetener to the batter (tsk, tsk).

Incidentally, this recipe also works as pancake batter, just don't thin it as much. You can chop up some apples or add blueberries to the the batter...

The recipe also adapts to a wonderful Paleo "bread" by substituting the vanilla and cinnamon with Italian seasoning or Adobo or something more savory and (optionally) substituting the coconut oil with butter. Put the batter in a well greased muffin-top pan/mini-loaf pan/cupcake pan and bake at 350-375 for 15-30 minutes (til a toothpick in the middle comes out clean). The cooking time will depend upon the size and shape of your "mold." Cool, then cut in half lengthwise and you've got the beginnings of a great sandwich that is high in protein and contains only good carbs. We use this for our kids lunches (the mini-loaf pan makes the perfect size sandwich for them).

Cheers!


Nutritional Information (for "Waffles") (Calculated via MyFitnessPal.com)
Yeild: 4 round waffles
Per Waffle: 283 calories / 8g Carbs / 6g Fiber / 12g Protein / 22g Total Fat / 16g Saturated Fat


Nutritional Information (for "bread") (Calculated via MyFitnessPal.com)
Yeild: 8 Mini-loaves
Per Loaf: 141 calories / 4g Carbs / 3g Fiber / 6g Protein / 11g Total Fat / 8g Saturated Fat

C0c839648b31512515daaffe8e4e9ad1

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on August 17, 2012
at 01:17 AM

Thank you so much for that recipe!

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on August 15, 2012
at 04:48 AM

How many waffles does this make? 1 cup of cashews alone is 749 calories. http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-cashew-nuts-oil-roasted-i12586?size_grams=129.0

Instead of the maple syrup, I would put berries or bananas on top and some whipped coconut cream if you want something sweet!

It was easy for me to overeat on paleo treats, so when I do make them I only make enough for two servings / give the rest away / feed to the husband / throw it out my balcony window.

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on August 17, 2012
at 06:18 PM

I'd love to be your downstairs neighbor :)

C0237fd9e277fcef496d538beda1f35b

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on August 18, 2012
at 01:30 AM

I agree with the fruit....mush it up. I actually do this with cherries that I boil first...then I use the cherry "broth" in an adult beverage with a stevia :) You don't have to use the nuts in the original poster's recipe. I just put a little coconut flour in with a couple of eggs...maybe throw in a splash or two of coconut milk.

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