Paleo Pecan Waffles, y’all!

Who says you cannot eat good ol’ Southern food while following a Paleo lifestyle? Jennifer Robins (aka Predominately Paleo) proves with Down South Paleo that you have your Chocolate Chip Georgia Pecan Pie and eat it, too! Down South Paleo includes over 100 gluten-free, Southern dishes that include soul food, Tex-Mex, creole, Gulf seafood, and good ol’ home cooking recipes.

To tempt you even more, here are just a few of the recipes in Down South Paleo:

  • Grandma’s Grain-Free Biscuits + Gravy
  • Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake
  • Mama’s Fried Chicken
  • Down Home Chicken + Dumplings
  • Sweet + Savory Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
  • Gulf Coast Crab Chowder with Bacon + Chives
  • Crispy Beef Tacos
  • Deep South Grain-Free Grits
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Deep South Fried Pickles
  • Nut-Free Biscuits + Dairy Free Butter
  • Bourbon Street Banana Bread Pudding + Caramel Sauce
  • Naturally Sweetened Sweet Tea

5 Foods to Cook in a Waffle Iron That Are Not Waffles:

Did you know you could cook food in waffle irons other than waffles? After you make this delicious recipe for Paleo Pecan Waffles with Dairy-Free Butter, I have created a list of 5 other foods you can make in your waffle iron.

  1. Waffle Iron Scrambled Eggs. Simply whisk the eggs as usual and pour on a greased waffle iron. Cook for 1 to 3 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.
  2. Waffle Brownies. Cook your favorite Paleo brownies in a waffle iron instead of the oven. Make the Paleo brownie batter according to directions and pour on a greased waffle iron. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until desired doneness.
  3. Waffle Donuts. Just like waffle brownies, make the Paleo donut batter and cook in a greased waffle iron for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Waffle Cinnamon Rolls. Your favorite Paleo cinnamon rolls recipe cooked in a waffle iron for 3 to 4 minutes instead of being baked in an oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Waffle Quesadillas. Place your favorite quesadilla fillings between two Paleo tortillas. Place on the waffle iron and cook for 4 to 5 minutes,

I hope you enjoy this Paleo Pecan Waffles with Dairy-Free Butter from Down South Paleo. They are grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and nightshade-free but full of deliciousness!

For more waffle recipes, please check out my Paleo Waffle Recipes Roundup post.

Paleo Pecan Waffles Recipe



  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. In a high speed blender, combine pecan pieces, tapioca flour, eggs, water chestnut flour, flax milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, and baking soda. Blend on high until waffle batter is creamy, about 1 minute.
  3. Pour batter into greased waffle iron molds, being careful to not overfill.
  4. Follow waffle iron’s instructions on cooking time, typically about 5 minutes for the waffle to cook through.
  5. Serve with Dairy-Free Butter and top with fruit or additional maple syrup.

Dairy-Free Butter Recipe



  1. In a high speed blender, combine ingredients and blend on high until creamy.
  2. Pour mixture into a glass container with a lid. Freeze for 30 minutes or refrigerate until solid.
  3. Spread the butter mixture on the warm waffle or any other warm Paleo bread or baked goods.
  4. Store in the refrigerator any unused butter.

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