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AIP Chocolate Waffles Recipe

Louise | March 11
AIP Chocolate Waffles Recipe #aip

It’s all too easy to focus on what you can’t eat on AIP. Change your perspective to focus on what you can eat, including this delectable AIP chocolate waffles recipe.

Why Regular Waffles Are Not AIP Friendly

If you’re like many folks, you think waffles come from a box. These waffles can take one of two forms. Either they’re intact pseudo waffles you pop in a toaster, or they’re ground down into a fine powder so you can just add water.

Fun fact – just about everything that powder contains is not OK for autoimmune protocol.

There’s flour (usually in multiple forms), sugar (also in multiple forms), and soy (again, in multiple forms).

Homemade waffle recipes also have hazards for your diet. Flour, sugar, eggs, and vegetable oil are things to watch out for. Not to mention the syrup that most people waterfall over their waffles.

How to Make AIP Waffles

There’s an art to making a fine waffle. It should be fluffy and cloud-like, with just a touch of toastiness on the outside.

It needs to be firm enough to hold your topping, in this case, a little honey.

Getting a waffle to achieve the requisite level of fluffiness using AIP ingredients is a fine art.

To get it done, I used a gelatin-water combo, cassava flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda. I reached this particular mashup through a lot of trial and error!

Finding flour alternatives is tricky with AIP, because you can’t use the wheat-based ones and you can’t use the nut-based ones. What’s left?

Cassava flour is a great choice for AIP, as it does not contain gluten, grain, or nuts. It’s got a neutral taste and is similar to wheat flour.

One potential issue with cassava flour is that it’s very high in carbs. If you have issues with your blood sugar, this is not a good choice for you!

To achieve the chocolate flavor, I added a couple of tablespoons of cacao powder (not to be confused with cocoa powder).

Once you have the base of the recipe down, you can play around with different flavors and toppings. Just make sure that whatever you add is safe for AIP!

More AIP Gelatin Recipes

Gelatin is a handy ingredient for your AIP baking and cooking needs. It sure helps these waffles!

It also works great in a variety of other recipes, from smoothies to gummies to baked goods. Check out 39 of my favorite AIP gelatin recipes.

AIP Chocolate Waffles Recipe #aip

AIP Chocolate Waffles Recipe #aip

AIP Chocolate Waffles Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


Simply delicious, crispy on the outside, and chocolate.


  • 2 teaspoons (4 g) of gelatin
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of hot water
  • 1 cup (120 g) of cassava flour
  • 2 Tablespoons (12 g) of cacao powder
  • salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 g) of cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 g) of baking soda
  • 1 1/4 Tablespoons (19 ml) of ghee, solid weight, then melted
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of runny honey, plus additional to drizzle
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) of boiling hot water, approximately


  1. Sprinkle the gelatin powder over the hot water in a small bowl. Set aside to keep warm while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Mix the cassava flour, cocoa powder, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted ghee and honey. Add the gelatine mixture, along with the hot water, stirring continuously, until you achieve a thick slurry consistency. (This will be approximately 4.4oz.)
  4. In the meantime, heat a greased waffle maker. Add the batter, cooking the waffles until crispy. Remove carefully and serve with a drizzle of honey.

NOTE: This recipe was made using a waffle maker that makes two 5 x 5-in (13 x 13cm) waffles. If your waffle maker is bigger, simply double the recipe.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Calories: 377
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 71 g
  • Fiber: 6 g
  • Protein: 4 g
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