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These grain-free strawberry shortcake waffles are easy to make, and are packed with so much flavor. They’re perfect for weekly breakfast prep, and more than worthy for a festive brunch!
Strawberry Shortcake Waffles are just what you need this close to Valentine’s Day! These waffles are healthy to make as-is and eat on-the-go, or you can fancy them up with whipped cream, fresh strawberries and mint for the masses. And they can easily be prepared in advance and reheated. These strawberry shortcake waffles are a must-make from now until the end of summer!
what makes this waffle recipe grain-free
This strawberry shortcake waffle recipe is grain-free and dairy-free made using almond meal, coconut flour and maple syrup. This is a real-food, clean waffle recipe as far as ingredients go, using only natural sweeteners.
This recipe is naturally gluten-free and naturally vegan/plant-based.
They are not whole30 approved because of the maple syrup + vanilla extract.
You can easily turn these waffles into keto waffles by swapping the maple syrup with another low-carb sweetener like Monk Fruit or erythritol – but I haven’t tested it that way, so I couldn’t tell you for sure the quantities – play around with it and let me know how they turn out!
what toppings are best for strawberry shortcake waffles
- fresh strawberries
- fresh sprigs of mint
- maple syrup
- whipped cream
how to make homemade whipped cream
For these strawberry shortcake waffles, Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream Alternative is the way to go. Look no further than your local Walmart, friend. You can go right to the diary refrigerated section for Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream Alternative, which whips like dairy.
While I can personally tolerate dairy, I do try to enjoy it in moderation so I’m no stranger to dairy-free whipped cream alternatives, but have never seen a non-dairy like this.
Usually, I just use canned coconutmilk (the fat off the top), which works okay but doesn’t quite whip up like dairy and has a little bit higher of a carb count. Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream Alternative is not only dairy-free, but has 0g sugar per serving, and is keto friendly, making it the perfect whipped cream for our grain-free strawberry shortcake waffle recipe!
Any standard waffle recipe needs liquid, and while traditional waffle recipes call for cow’s milk or buttermilk, any liquid will do from water to almondmilk. But why not go for the good stuff when it comes to flavor. I like to sub in three tablespoons of Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream Alternative when whipping up these waffles; lending a super creamy flavor that makes these waffles taste rich without the guilt. I promise.
You can find everything you need to make this waffle recipe at your local Walmart.
If you’re making Strawberry Shortcake Waffles for brunch, set up a coffee bar and make sure to offer Silk Dairy Free Half & Half Alternative. A seriously creamy dairy-free half and half that’s made using creamy oatmilk and coconutmilk, this dairy-free half and half is keto friendly and has 0g sugar per serving.
Can these waffles be made in advance?
This grain-free Strawberry Shortcake Waffle recipe is just like any boxed waffle mix in that yes, you can make these waffles ahead of time. One of my favorite things to do is make a double or triple batch of strawberry shortcake waffles and either freeze (up to 3-months) or have in the fridge to reheat throughout the week.
These waffles can easily be crisped back up in the toaster, toaster oven or regular oven. If you’re reheating after freezing, you would just want to thaw completely before heating. If you want crispy edges, reheat in a toaster oven, regular oven, or skillet. If you’re grabbing and going (ahem and eating these in the car), the microwave is just fine too.
other dairy-free breakfast recipes you’ll love
- fig jam chia seed pudding
- maple-chai overnight oats
- whole30 blender hollandaise sauce
- paleo pumpkin waffles
grain-free strawberry shortcake waffles
- 4 large eggs - whisked
- 3 tablespoons Silk Dairy Free Heavy Whipping Cream Alternative
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup almond meal - finely ground - also called almond flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- pinch of sea salt
- sliced strawberries, mint, maple syrup, whipped cream - to top
- In a medium size bowl, combine 4 whisked eggs, Silk Heavy Whipping Cream, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Mix well to combine until smooth.
- Whisk in baking powder, almond meal, coconut flour, and sea salt. Mix until well combined and no lumps remain.
- Grease your waffle iron according to the manual's instructions; then, pour batter into the waffle iron and cook waffles until done (when the light on your iron indicates done) Repeat this process until the batter is gone; recipe makes 2-3 large waffles depending on waffle iron size.
- Top with ghee, sliced strawberries, mint and a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.
- Place a metal mixing bowl and metal whisk into the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Pour Silk Heavy Whipping Cream into bowl. Whisk just until the cream reaches stiff peaks. Store any unused portion in an airtight container for up to 5 hours. When ready to use, rewhisk for 10 to 15 seconds.