Paleo Flourless Lemon Poppy Waffles

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:20 Serves 4


  • 3 large yellow plantains (minimal to moderate spotting okay)
  • 1/4 cup organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (omit for AIP)
  • optional: food-grade lemon essential oil


  • Peel and slice plantains. Place in a high-speed blender along with the remaining ingredients except the poppy seeds. Blend until smooth and scraping down the sides as needed. If you would like a stronger lemon taste, you can add a few drops of lemon oil.pan>

  • pan>Stir in the poppy seeds until well combined.

  • Pre-heat your waffle iron. Once heated, brush with additional olive oil on both sides of the waffle iron to prevent sticking.pan>

  • Scoop about a heaping 2/3 cup of batter into center of waffle iron.pan>

  • Cook in waffle iron for 5 minutes (timing really depends on your unit) until cooked through and bread-like in the center. Remove from waffle maker with a fork once the exterior is a crispy golden brown and pulls away easily from the iron. Transfer to a wire rack. You can keep them warm in a 275 degree oven while you cook the rest!pan>

  • Repeat steps 3 through 5 until all batter is used up. See below for serving suggestions.pan>


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