Pistachio Almond Waffles with Cherry Vanilla Sauce

These grain-free waffles use almond flour instead of wheat flour for added protein. Because they’re gluten-free, they work best on a mini waffle iron, but making 4 full-size waffles is an option, too.

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Prep Time
20 min
40 min



  • 1 10-oz bag frozen pitted sour cherries, thawed

  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract (TRY: Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract) 

  • 1 tsp arrowroot 

  • 2 tbsp raw honey, optional 


  • 1¼ cup almond flour   

  • 3/4 cup tapioca starch 

  • 1/2 cup arrowroot  

  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar 

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 

  • 3 large eggs 

  • 1/2 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt + additional for garnish 

  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil 

  • 2 tsp almond extract 

  • 1/3 cup chopped pistachios


1. Prepare sauce: In a blender, purée cherries and vanilla until smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes, until slightly thickened. In a small bowl, dissolve arrowroot in 1 tbsp water; stir into cherry mixture. Simmer mixture for an additional 1 to 2 minutes, or until thick and smooth. Stir in honey (if using).

2. Prepare waffles: Lightly mist a mini 3-waffle iron with cooking spray and preheat. In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, tapioca, arrowroot, coconut sugar, baking soda and salt. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, yogurt, coconut oil and almond extract. Stir wet ingredients into dry. Stir in pistachios.

3. Spoon batter into each waffle compartment. Close lid and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until waffles are done. (NOTE: Waffle irons vary considerably in heat, so check your instruction manual.) Repeat with remaining batter, making a total of 12 waffles.

4. To serve, arrange 3 waffles on each plate. Pour warm sauce over top and dollop each serving with yogurt (if using).

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 3 mini waffles with sauce
  • Calories 644
  • Carbohydrate Content 70 g
  • Cholesterol Content 144 mg
  • Fat Content 34 g
  • Fiber Content 7 g
  • Protein Content 18 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 9.5 g
  • Sodium Content 521 mg
  • Sugar Content 26 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 16 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 7 g

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