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As the weather gets warmer, I get happier; summer is my favorite time of year. I enjoy being outside and feeling the warmth of the sun on my skin. On warm mornings I like to get up, make a cup of coffee and head outside to drink it. It makes me feel warm inside and out!
Caramel-flavored coffee is my absolute favorite coffee drink. I love it at Dunkin’ Donuts® and get it every time we stop in. That is why I was thrilled when I found Dunkin’ Donuts® Caramel Creamer when I was at Walmart. It has an authentic caramel taste since it is made with only real cane sugar. It’s like stirring homemade caramel into my cup! I also picked up the Dunkin’ Donuts® Vanilla Creamer while I was there. It is a perfect balance of rich vanilla flavor and extra smooth creamer. It is great for my first cup in the morning and every cup after! Now my morning coffee outdoors is even more special.
Crispy grain-free waffles
For a special treat, I will make something more than coffee and Dan and I will eat breakfast in the sunroom. We open all of the windows and enjoy the breeze while we eat. Recently I made these awesome grain-free waffles for breakfast in the sunroom. I like making waffles during the warm weather because it doesn’t involve sweating over a hot stove.
Why grain-free waffles? Why not? The idea of trying to work around a dietary restriction is fascinating to me. Although I don’t love cooking, I do love puzzles and making a grain-free waffle that looks, tastes and feels like a regular waffle is like a recipe puzzle.
As with other waffle recipes, these grain-free waffles have eggs, butter, and baking soda. However, instead of regular flour, this recipe features almond meal/flour and coconut flour to make them grain-free.
The other ingredient I changed up was the milk. Instead, I added Dunkin’ Donuts® Caramel Creamer to give it an extra special flavor. Plus, it pairs very nicely with my coffee. If I want to make the waffles keto-friendly, I use heavy whipping cream in place of the creamer.
Look at how crispy these waffles turn out! Crunchy on the outside, but still fluffy on the inside like other great waffles.
Beware, these really fill you up. Although I show two waffles on the plate, most people will probably only eat one and kids might not finish one. That is due to all of the extra protein from the almond meal. Since the waffles are sweet from the Dunkin’ Donuts® Caramel Creamer and a bit of maple syrup, I sometimes don’t even put additional maple syrup on these waffles. I just cut them up and dunk them in my coffee. So good!!
Yields 5 waffles
Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. These waffles are grain and gluten-free. Plus, they can easily be made keto-friendly.*
5 minPrep Time
25 minCook Time
30 minTotal Time
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup almond meal or almond flour
- 1/3 cup Dunkin’ Donuts® Caramel Creamer (for Keto-friendly, use heavy whipping cream)*
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (reduce to 1 tbsp or replace with stevia for keto-friendly)*
- 3 tbsp butter, melted
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- Preheat waffle maker according to directions.
- Combine all ingredients until dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet.
- If needed, spray waffle maker with a non-stick spray or coat with melted butter or coconut oil.
- Pour the batter into the waffle maker until the bottom is covered.
- Close waffle maker and let waffles cook for 5 minutes.
- Repeat until all batter has been used.
Waffle makers vary. Make sure to test with the first waffle to determine the length of time needed for the waffles to set and get browned.
* Macros with substitution of heavy whipping cream and 1 tbsp maple syrup:
Protein = 9.6