Blueberry Paleo Protein Waffles

Blueberry Paleo Protein Waffles / FOOD / GLUTEN FREE / DAIRY FREE / NICOLEMCARUSO.COM

If you read my last post, you may have heard that we are expecting our second baby in December. Because pregnant mamas have to eat a bit more protein than usual, about 70 grams per day is recommended by the Mayo Clinic, I devised a recipe for paleo blueberry waffles that satisfy any carb craving, and provide a lot of healthy fats, amino acids, and protein. 

Besides all of the wonderful healthful aspects of these waffles, they just taste good! Not too sweet, not too dense, and the leftovers make them an easy to snack to grab throughout the day. They have a fluffy sponge texture (think cake), exploding warm blueberries in nearly every bite, and a wonderful cinnamon flavor that will have you and your family wanting to double the recipe the next time around.

Blueberry Paleo Protein Waffles / FOOD / GLUTEN FREE / DAIRY FREE / NICOLEMCARUSO.COM

BLUEBERRY PALEO PROTEIN WAFFLES

4 FREE RANGE EGGS

1/4 CUP COCONUT FLOUR

2 TBSP COCONUT SUGAR

1/4 TSP BAKING SODA

2 TBSP SOFTENED COCONUT OIL (I USE BULLETPROOF BRAIN OCTANE OIL)

1 TBSP GELATIN (I USE BULLETPROOF COLLAGELATIN)

1 TSP ORGANIC CINNAMON

1/4 CUP FROZEN ORGANIC BLUEBERRIES

With a simple (cheap) waffle maker I found at Home Goods, I whisk up this mixture until it's smooth, and pop a tablespoon or two onto the hot surface. The blue light turns off, and voila! 

This recipe would also work for pancakes, though I like how the Dash waffle maker cooks evenly and doesn't require hefty amounts of oils to keep from sticking, since it is a non-stick appliance. You should yield about 5-6 waffles, so it may need to be doubled if you plan to freeze the rest for easy, homemade breakfast all week.

Blueberry Paleo Protein Waffles / FOOD / GLUTEN FREE / DAIRY FREE / NICOLEMCARUSO.COM

I usually top mine with ghee or more Bulletproof Brain Octane oil to get lots of healthy fats (and no added sugars), but feel free to spread on some butter and drizzle over with maple syrup. These are the real deal. Also, if you like a crunchier waffle, try toasting them for a few minutes to crisp up the edges. 

Nicole M. Caruso

I was born in Manhattan to two native New Yorkers who met working in the Garment Industry. Fashion was the family business. Suburban Connecticut is where I grew up and often daydreamed about someday attending New York Fashion Week.

When I was in college studying Communication & Media, I met the man of my dreams. We married nearly one year after our first date, and have been adventuring together ever since. While we moved around the country for his job, I freelanced as a makeup artist, worked in retail, and blogged about style & beauty as a creative outlet. 

Moving back to New York led to serendipitously working for two major fashion houses, where I learned the ins and outs of the industry, and attended Fashion Week both backstage and in the tents. Soon after, Verily Magazine brought me on as Beauty Editor, which was my dream job. It combined all of my passions and hobbies into one, and granted me a deeper understanding of print and digital media. One year after that, I had my daughter and experienced true fulfillment in motherhood. 

Everywhere I have traveled, I have met incredible women who inspired me to be the best version of myself; to wake up every day feeling confident and ready to Carpe Diem. I want to inspire women to explore their feminine genius by investing in their self-worth. This lifestyle blog is the place where I can share my worldview, my experiences, and my tips and tricks to live a more fulfilling life, which include expert style and beauty advice, tips for healthy living, and reflections on marriage and motherhood.