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taiyaki recipe

A New Recipe for Taiyaki– Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low Carb

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 1 person


  • taiyaki pan
  • cooking chopsticks



  • 3 whole eggs
  • 22-25 whole almonds
  • 3 tsp coconut flour heaping teaspoons
  • 2 pinches sea salt
  • 2 pinches black tea times optional
  • 2-3 dashes cinnamon


  • ½ banana
  • 6-8 blueberries approximately
  • 2-3 cherries or raspberries
  • 5-7 macadamia nuts optional


  • extra virgin coconut oil enough to coat the top and bottom of pan with a thin layer


Prepare Batter

  • Chop almonds into a powder.
  • Put the chopped almonds, coconut flour, and salt in a bowl. Mix.
  • Add dashes of cinnamon and black tea leaves (optional)
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  • Add eggs and mix until smooth with a fork or whisk.
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  • Set bowl of batter aside.
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Prepare Fillings

  • Thinly slice banana or dice until becomes "mush".
  • Wash cherries and slice into halves or thirds.
  • Wash blueberries and keep whole.


  • Holding paper towel with cooking chopsticks or fingers, coat the fish molds (bottom inside and top inside) with coconut oil.
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  • Place taiyaki pan on gas stove. Turn on stove to low or medium heat.
  • Once the coconut oil has melted, pour batter to fill the bottom two fish molds up to the edge.
  • Using chopsticks or spoon, spread batter so the entire fish mold is covered, especially the head, tail, and fins.
  • Using a spoon, put fruit fillings on top of the batter.
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  • Pour a thin layer of batter on top of the fruit filling.
  • Close the taiyaki pan tightly and latch the handles together with the hook.
  • After about 2 minutes, turn the taiyaki pan over (180 degree).
  • Open the pan to check if the bottom of the "fish" is golden brown.
  • If not yet golden brown, close pan, flip it back over, and repeat this process as needed.
  • Once it's ready, cook the opposite side of the "fish" until golden brown.
  • Open the taiyaki pan, and flip upside down. The fish should stick to the top inside of the pan.
  • Gently use a toothpick or chopsticks to carefully remove taiyaki from the pan.
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  • Place taiyaki on a drying rack or plate.
  • Use cooking scissors to cut off any excess batter from the edges of taiyaki.
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  • Serve warm.
Keyword breakfast, eggs, gluten-free, grain-free, low-carb, paleo
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