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Keto Cream Cheese Waffles with Almond Flour

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This is the best keto waffle recipe ever! Fluffy keto waffles with cream cheese and almond flour, perfect for breakfast or a quick dessert with only 1.9 grams of net carbs per serving.

Bonus, these low-carb waffles with almond flour are also gluten-free and diabetes-friendly!

Keto cream cheese waffles

These are the best fluffy keto waffle recipe I have ever made. I call them pancake waffles because it is inspired by my keto cream cheese blueberry pancake recipe.

If you have a mini waffle maker and are looking for a great keto waffle recipe easy enough to whip mini waffles in less than 5 minutes in the morning, this is it.

This recipe comes to be the most fluffy, soft, and sweet keto mini waffle recipe. So let me share my tips to recreate this easy recipe for keto cream cheese waffles in your kitchen.

Are Regular Waffles Keto?

No, regular waffles are made with high-carb wheat flour as well as sugar and milk that take net carbs per serving to more than 40 grams.

Is Cream Cheese Keto?

Cream cheese is a keto-friendly dairy product, so it’s an excellent ingredient to make keto-friendly waffles.

How To Make Keto Cream Cheese Waffles

There are many ways to make keto waffles.

You can make keto cheese waffles with eggs and cheese like my keto chocolate chaffle recipe.

But if you are craving a classic sweet Belgian waffle that is fluffy on the inside and slightly crispy on the border, I recommend this keto cream cheese waffle recipe instead.

I personally prefer cream cheese waffles over keto chaffle recipes. They are ultra-fluffy, soft, and taste like regular Belgian waffles you can eat in Europe, but sugar-free!

To watch this recipe a different way, check out my web story: making the keto cream cheese waffles!

Choice of Ingredients

You only need a few basic ingredients to make keto waffles with almond flour and cream cheese.

  • Ultra-fine almond flour – almond meal works as well, but I don’t like the gritty texture or dark spots it creates in keto baking recipes. Instead, I recommend ultra-fine golden-white almond flour. It creates the most delicious light and fluffy keto cakes and keto pancakes. For more on keto-friendly flours, read my Keto Flours Guide.
  • Large eggs – the size of eggs does matter. If they are too small, the batter will be too thick and dry. This recipe uses egg whites and egg yolks.
  • Cream cheese – I like to chop cream cheese into cubes. It blends easily. Also, I recommend placing the cream cheese at room temperature for 20 minutes before making any keto recipes calling for cream cheese. It gives time for the cream cheese to soften, and it blends much better as well. In case you are wondering, Cream Cheese is a perfectly keto-friendly ingredient!
  • Vanilla extract
  • Erythritol Learn more about keto-friendly sweeteners.
  • Baking powder

Combining Ingredients

This almond flour waffle batter must be prepared in a high-speed blender to cream a smooth low-carb pancake waffle batter with no gritty flavor.

The blender is not optional, don’t try to make this recipe without, or the waffles won’t be fluffy and gritty. You won’t get the same texture with whisking the ingredients in a bowl.

Blending

These are the easiest keto waffles with almond flour! All you have to do is blend all the ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth. The order doesn’t matter.

There’s no dry ingredients or wet ingredients first here!

If some almond flour doesn’t blend and sticks to the sides of the blender jug, stop the blender. Then, using a silicone spatula, scrape down the almond flour into the center of the jug.

Close the lid and blend again until all the ingredients are perfectly blended. You want to form a smooth, slightly thick golden yellow batter that resembles a pancake batter.

Letting The Batter Rest

To make the best almond flour keto waffles that are fluffy, light, and slightly crispy on the edges, give your batter a 10-minute rest at room temperature.

This gives you time to clean dishes and preheat your waffle iron.

How to make keto cream cheese waffles

Using Mini Dash Waffle Iron Maker

I highly recommend a mini-waffle maker to make keto waffle recipes.

It is perfect for making single-serve waffles, controlling carbs, and quickly baking a delicious waffle for a low carb breakfast.

How To Bake Keto Waffles

This is a keto recipe for mini waffle makers. It means that you can bake this keto waffle batter in a single-serve mini waffle iron.

That said, these keto waffles with cream cheese bake perfectly in regular waffle makers as well.

However, keep in mind when using a mini waffle iron that your keto waffles will:

  • Bake slightly slower – mini waffle makers tend to lose more heat on the sides, and you usually need 1 extra minute of baking to reach the same texture as you will have in a regular waffle maker. The average baking time for keto diet waffle recipes is 3-4 minutes in a mini waffle iron maker.
  • Need only a tiny bit of oil on the iron – use a cooking spray or pastry brush to brush coconut oil or avocado oil on the irons. I noticed that you don’t need to oil the mini waffle iron between each waffle you bake! Only re-oil the irons when they look dry after baking 3 or 4 waffles.
  • Overflow easily – always measure the batter carefully following the recipe recommendation.
  • Be soft just after baking – mini waffles are baked at a slightly lower temperature, and they need to cool down for a few minutes to get crispy.

How Many Mini Waffles?

This keto cream cheese waffle recipe makes 13 mini waffles. Each waffle is made of 2 and a half tablespoons of waffle batter. It means that each waffle contains:

  • Net carbs: 1.9 grams
  • Proteins: 5.3 grams
  • Calories: 121 kcal
  • Fat: 10.2 grams
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How Does It Compare To Chaffles?

Keto Waffles with cream cheese don’t use mozzarella cheese while it’s the main ingredient for chaffles. As a result, they are lighter, fluffier, less crispy, and not as dry as sweet chaffle recipes.

In fact, chaffle recipes can get very dry and hard if overbaked, even just for 1 minute. This is because they use lots of cheese that hardens as the waffle cools down.

You won’t get that weird texture with this keto cream cheese waffle with almond flour. Even if you are a beginner and slightly overbake these waffles, they will stay light and fluffy.

How To Serve Keto Cream Cheese Waffles

You can use this keto waffle recipe to make a sweet or savory waffle.

Sweet Keto Waffles

Stack 2 or 3 mini waffles on a plate and top them with some of the keto toppings below:

  • Butter – Soft or melted butter. It’s delicious with a touch of cinnamon.
  • Nut Butter – peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower seed butter.
  • Keto syrup – sugar-free syrup with maple, vanilla, or chocolate flavored.
  • Keto fruits – fresh berries like strawberries, raspberries, boysenberries, and blueberries.
  • Unsweetened whipped cream
  • Keto jam
  • Keto ice cream 
  • Sugar-free Chocolate Chips
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Savory Keto Waffles With Cream Cheese

You can also use this mini waffle maker keto recipe to make savory waffles. If so, make sure you remove from the recipe the following ingredients:

  • Erythritol – this is a sweetener, don’t add this if you intend to make savory keto waffles with this recipe.
  • Vanilla – swap for 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or onion powder.

Then, use your savory cream cheese keto waffles to make a:

  • Keto breakfast sandwich – use 2 mini keto cream cheese waffles as sandwich bread slices and fill them with bacon, fried eggs, and avocado and cheese.
  • Keto taco waffle – fold the waffle in half and fill it with your favorite keto taco filling.
  • Keto pizza waffle – use one cooked waffle as a pizza base, top with tomato passata, ham, cheese, and pepperoni, and bake until cheese is melted.

Storage Instructions

Any low carb waffle recipe can be frozen in a ziplock bag or airtight container. They also store very well in the fridge for up to 3 days in a sealed container.

Rewarm your keto waffles in a bread toaster or mini iron maker for a few seconds or slide them into a toaster oven for a minute.

I don’t recommend oven or air fryers to rewarm waffles. Even on low heat, these methods always dry out waffles. They lose all their fluffy soft texture.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Coconut Flour?

I haven’t tried this recipe with coconut flour. Keep in mind that you can never swap almond flour and coconut flour with a 1:1 ratio. To substitute, you have to adjust.

Coconut flour contains four times more fiber than almond flour. Consequently, it is way more liquid absorbent, and it dries out baked goods very quickly.

If you want to use coconut flour, always use a fourth of the amount of almond flour suggested in the recipe.

Alternatively, try my Coconut Flour Waffle recipe.

Can I Make This Recipe Egg-free?

No, this low carb waffle recipe won’t work with egg replacer like flax eggs.

Can I Remove The Cream Cheese?

No, this recipe requires cream cheese to work. For classic keto waffles, try my keto waffle recipe.

More Keto Waffle Recipes

Below I listed my other favorite keto waffle recipes, sweet or savory zucchini waffles with parmesan shredded cheese, both delicious for a quick keto breakfast.

Have you made this keto waffle recipe with almond flour and cream cheese? Share a review or comment below. I love to hear your feedback on my recipes and the delicious toppings you used on your waffles.

Keto cream cheese waffles

Keto Cream Cheese Waffles

1.9gNet Carbs
These Keto Waffles with Cream Cheese are easy fluffy almond flour waffles perfect for breakfast.
Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Total: 5 mins
Yield: 13 mini waffles (2 tbsp batter each)
Serving Size: 1 mini waffle (2 tbsp each)

Nutrition

Net Carbs 1.9g
Fat 10.2g
Protein 5.3g
Calories 121.4kcal
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Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Add all the keto waffles ingredients into a blender.
  • Blend on high speed until creamy and smooth. If some batter sticks to the bottom or sides of the jug, stop the blender, and use a spatula to unstick the batter on the sides/bottom. Blend again for a few more seconds.
  • Pour the batter into a mixing bowl and let the batter rest for 3-5 minutes.
  • Preheat a mini waffle iron (or regular waffle iron) for at least 5 minutes or until the green light of your waffle iron tells you it is ready to be used.
  • Slightly oil the surface of the irons with a pastry brush and coconut oil or avocado oil. Don't overoil the iron!
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of batter per keto waffle – I use a mini waffle iron maker for this recipe.
  • Bake for about 3-4 minutes in a mini waffle iron. They cook 1 minute faster in my large waffle iron so play with time from 2 minutes 30 to 4 minutes to reach your favorite texture. Release the waffle from the waffle iron maker using a fork, transfer on a cooling rack and cool down for 2-3 minutes before serving.
  • Serve with sugar-free maple-flavored syrup and butter.

Storage

  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Rewarm in an iron waffle maker or bread toaster.
  • You can freeze the cooked waffles in zip lock bags and defrost the day before. Rewarm either in an iron waffle maker or bread toaster.
The nutrition panel is for a mini keto waffle of 2 tablespoons of batter. Double the net carbs if you are making large waffles using 1/4 cup batter each.
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Cream Cheese Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 mini waffle (2 tbsp each))
Calories 121.4 Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.2g16%
Saturated Fat 2.6g16%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 67.4mg22%
Sodium 100.6mg4%
Potassium 38.3mg1%
Carbohydrates 3.1g1%
Fiber 1.2g5%
Sugar 0.8g1%
Protein 5.3g11%
Net Carbs 1.9g
Vitamin A 202.2IU4%
Calcium 59.7mg6%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    42 Thoughts On Keto Cream Cheese Waffles with Almond Flour
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  1. 5 stars
    Just made these and followed the recipe exactly as posted and they turned out so good!! Will definitely make again!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh Yes, these are a WINNER !!! I like the fact they are made without all the cheese and are so light and fluffy. I did not add any sweetener or flavoring as I will mostly use these for sandwiches. Otherwise I made the recipe as stated and used 3 T. in my Dash mini waffle maker, they came out perfect! I used some to make grilled cheese sandwiches and my honey thought they are the best waffles EVER! Will definitely make these instead of chaffles from now on. AWESOME = )

  3. 5 stars
    Best “low carb” waffle ever. Hubby actually said “wait, these are keto?” Thank you for a keeper waffle, I’ve been searching for one for over 5 months now!

  4. 5 stars
    Hi! I will agree these are the best. My husband and I have been doing keto since July of last year. We’ve lived off of these, and they’ve pretty much got us through with substituting for many things. Bread, waffles of course, pizza, etc.

    I make it with a bit of water and have never used a blender and it comes out smooth every time! It just all depends on the order of the ingredients that you mix in the bowl.

    I start with cream cheese. Heat it in the microwave for about 30 secs (depending on how much you make of course and we usually make 4 servings so we have extra) add swerve or whatever powdered sweetener you prefer, mix that, then add your almound flour (we use Pillsbury its way less gritty than other brands I’ve tried), add 1/8 cup of water if you’re doing 4 oz of cream cheese, mix, add 4 egg whites and 4 eggs with the yolk, mix again then add your vanilla, and its so smooth!

    Of course you may find your way much easier, but we can most definitely agree on the fact that these are so good, and the original chaffle does not compare to these 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Thank you so much. I have been making Chaffles but I am really tired of all the cheese. I will make this recipe tomorrow morning. I started the Keto Diet last August and have lost 40 pounds. So sorry it took
    me so long to find this life style. I feel so much better.

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