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These clean eating waffle cones prove you really can have it all while following a clean eating lifestyle.

Warning. This recipe could be hazardous to a grumpy mood. And maybe even your eating plan if you overdo it. But everyone needs a treat on occasion, and these are definitely clean!

Waffle cones are the epitome of childhood. I don’t know any kids who haven’t had one and I certainly remember them being any amazing treat when I was lucky enough to get one as a child.

A view of a stack of Clean Eating Waffle Cones, from almost the top looking down at an angle. The top cone is filled with cut strawberries that have been drizzled with chocolate and sprinkled with almond pieces. The stack of cones sits in a glass mason jar mug.

It seems that just when you thought your favorite ice cream couldn’t taste any better, here comes a waffle cone! I mean, there’s just something about them that makes anything you put in them taste better. Even ice cream, and that’s a tough act to follow, especially for a kid.

Being that I’m a clean eater and all, I do my best to make sure that Mini Chef eats clean when he’s with me. But like any parent, I love to occasionally give him a treat. It’s just so much fun to watch his little face light up. His eyes glimmer, he becomes very alert to what I’m doing in the kitchen, and he becomes so curious about what I’m making for him that he can’t help but stick his little fingers into things to give them a try.

With raw egg, I didn’t want to let him taste the batter on this. But boy did he dive in when it was finished! He ate an entire, plain, waffle cone, and then wanted another with something in it. I don’t keep ice cream in the house, so I resorted to fruit with a bit of chocolate and nuts over the top. I can tell you that the ice cream was not missed. In fact, he thought he was getting the most special treat ever and a good majority of it was fruit! So both of us were pretty happy that afternoon.

You can fill these with almost anything too. Another idea would be to fill these with my Caramel Popcorn recipe, Kettle Corn or some Banana Ice Cream in your favorite flavor. The possibilities are pretty endless! But any way you fill them, they are a wonderful treat for kids of all ages and just about any time of year.

The same stack of Clean Eating Waffle Cones shown head on. There is a white and red checkered cloth under the jar and you can clearly see the layers of stacked cones.

So bust out your favorite cone stuffing and whip up a batch of these clean eating waffle cones. Because summer just got a whole lot better…

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CLEAN EATING WAFFLE CONES RECIPE:

Clean Eating Waffle Cones Recipe

Clean Eating Waffle Cones

A far healthier approach to your favorite ice cream accessory!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 116kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/3 cup Sucanat (affiliate link) or coconut sugar (date sugar might work but you'd probably have to use 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (affiliate link)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil in liquid state

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the egg, egg white and salt. Whisk lightly to mix up the egg a bit.
  • Whisk or blend in the sugar. Note that the sucanat does not dissolve well, but do the best you can.
  • Add the flour and mix well, being sure to get rid of any lumps.
  • Slowly whisk in the coconut oil.
  • On your heated and oiled waffle cone iron, spread 3 tbsp. of batter over the iron and close the lid up tight. I found it was best to pour the batter right onto the center and let the iron distribute it evenly.
  • When the waffle is done, transfer to a heat-safe surface (they will be hot!!!) and roll the waffle up with the cone form. Let the waffle cool for a few minutes on the form, seam side down while you start the next waffle on the waffle maker.
  • Storage: These do not have a long shelf-life. But I found the best way to store them was to simply keep them in the fridge in a gallon-sized ziplock bag.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Data is for the cones only.

Nutrition

Serving: 1waffle cone | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 48mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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6 Comments

  1. Ooh! I wonder if these would work with gluten-free all-purpose flour. I think I’ll haveto try it. Add in some banana soft serve and it would be the perfect healthy treat (my opinion, of course :-)).

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Sarah – It should hold up if the mix is done right. Let me know how it turns out!

  2. Would you mind sharing what kind of waffle cone iron you use?
    Thanks!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Kelly – It was the Chef’s Choice brand. But there are lots of brands out there.

  3. what can I use instead of a waffle cone iron? I don’t have one and want to try this recipe. I miss ice cream cones.

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Rebecca – You need the form to wrap it around. If you can get that, you could just make these as thin pancakes I would imagine.

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