Yuca and banana waffles with tapioca substitution

If you’ve been following me for a little while you may have notice that I’ve gone Yuca(n) crazy.

When I found out about yuca’s uncanny ability to mimic dough, it got me really excited. We Paleo folks don’t get to eat much doughy, bread-like stuff.

To satisfy my random cravings for dinner rolls, waffles or pizza I learned how to bake, Paleo-style.

That’s why I bought my first waffle maker after going Paleo. Such a smart purchase, as I’m in love with it’s ability to make grain-free waffles in just a few minutes, while unattended.

And I also discovered that boiled yuca root mashed with bananas and a touch of oil make amazing waffles. The bananas sweeten the dough and create a slightly caramelized crunch on the outside.


Naked yuca waffle

It can be challenging to find yuca root, but there are a few solutions.

You can buy it online here or simply substitute tapioca flour. Tapioca comes from yuca root, is easy to find and also inexpensive. It’s tasty too, so it makes a great substitute.

I made the waffles below with tapioca flour and purple yams.


I’ve also made savory tapioca waffles without  the bananas and bacon bits baked in. You can top savory waffles with Paleo fried chicken or make pizza waffles like I did.

PIzza waffles

The recipe for my yuca or tapioca waffles can be found on one of my favorite Paleo blogs. Ashley from Myheartbeets.com introduced me to tapioca flour with her Paleo naan bread. It’s only fitting that I published my tapioca/yuca waffle recipe on her blog.

I also share my recipe for dried fruit compote jam. It’s the perfect topping for breakfast waffles.


Get the recipes here and be as happy as my little dog…



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