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Keto Waffles

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These crispy almond flour Keto Waffles are an easy breakfast recipe to fix your waffle cravings.

They are light, fluffy, and crispy with only 4.4 grams of net carbs per serving so you can indulge with no guilt.

Keto Waffles

What Are Keto Waffles?

Keto Waffles are the low-carb version of the classic waffle recipe.

Classic waffles are made with sugar, all-purpose wheat flour, and milk that are not keto-friendly ingredients.

Vegan Waffles use low-carb milk and can be made with low-carb flour but they tend to use applesauce to replace the eggs.

So this Sugar-Free Keto Waffles recipe is the way to enjoy this delicious dessert or breakfast on a keto diet.

Why You’ll Love These Waffles

These are the best keto waffles because they are absolutely delicious and they are:

  • Crispy On The Outside Like Classic Waffles
  • Fluffy On The Inside
  • Gluten-Free
  • Grain-Free
  • Low-Carb
  • Keto
  • Paleo
  • Ready In 10 Minutes
Keto Waffles

How To Make Keto Waffles

Making these low-carb waffles is done in under 10 minutes for a quick keto breakfast.

Ingredients

  • Almond FlourAlmond Flour is the best low-carb flour. I prefer using ultra-fine almond flour to avoid the gritty texture that coarser almond meals can bring. If you need some inspiration to use almond flour, read my favorite almond flour recipes. For possible swaps read below.
  • EggsEggs are keto-friendly ingredients. I like to pick free-range eggs for the best taste.
  • Coconut Oil – Use unrefined melted coconut oil for this recipe.
  • Almond Milk – Or Heavy Cream. For keto waffles, it’s essential to use unsweetened plant-based milk. Regular milk is not keto-friendly, and some plant-based milk alternatives have added sugar.
  • Vanilla Extract – Skip the vanilla for savory waffles, and replace it with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. The vanilla adds delicious flavors to sweet waffles.
  • Erythritol – Skip the sweetener for savory waffles, and replace it with 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder. Erythritol is my go-to keto sweetener, but you can use any of the crystal sweeteners, even a blend such as Monk Fruit Erythritol. Read my article on the best sweeteners for your keto diet.
  • Baking Powder

Making The Waffle Batter

Whisk the eggs, heavy cream, melted coconut oil, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl.

Tip: Make Sure The Coconut Oil Isn’t Hot

Coconut oil melts over 73°F (23°C) but if you heat it up too high to melt faster, you might cook the eggs when the hot oil is mixed with them.

Whisk the dry ingredients (almond flour, crystal sweetener, and baking powder) into the liquid ingredient mixture until the batter is smooth.

Let the batter rest for about 10 minutes to thicken.

Cooking The Waffles

Preheat a waffle maker for at least 5 minutes or until the waffle iron shows it is at temperature.

Use melted coconut oil or avocado oil to grease the irons with a pastry brush. This prevents the keto waffles from sticking to the waffle maker.

You can also use a cooking spray to do the same.

Pour four tablespoons (1/4 cup) of batter per waffle. If you have a double waffle maker, you can cook 1/4 cup on each waffle iron.

For mini waffles, you can make half of the batter and cook 2 tablespoons per waffle. For larger batches, you can feed a crowd with a double batch. Double the recipe and make twice as many waffles.

Bake the keto waffles for about 3 to 4 minutes in the waffle iron.

Depending on how hot and thick your waffle maker is, and how crispy you like your waffles, the cooking time might vary between 2 minutes 30 seconds, and 4 minutes.

The longer you bake them, the dryer and crispier the keto waffles will be.

Release the waffles from the waffle maker using a fork and transfer them to a cooling rack to let them cool down for 2 to 3 minutes before serving.

Keto Waffles

Keto Waffle Toppings

These keto waffles can be enjoyed as a sweet keto breakfast or a savory healthy low-carb breakfast. The following toppings are the best:

  • Maple Keto Waffles – Drizzle some Homemade Keto Maple Syrup on top of the waffles and add a few coconut flakes. You can also use store-bought sugar-free syrup.
  • Keto Nutella Waffles – since Nutella is not keto-friendly, you need to use an alternative. Use my Keto Nutella Copycat Recipe and spread it on the hot waffles. Spread any chopped nuts on the top like peanuts, almonds, or pecans.
  • Keto Berry Waffles – Add your favorite berries such as blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries on top of the keto waffles and drizzle some Keto Caramel Sauce on the top.
  • Peanut Butter Jam Keto Waffles – For delicious PB&J Keto Waffles, pour some of my homemade peanut butter, almond butter, or store-bought peanut butter and some of my Keto Jam Recipe.

Allergy Swaps

If you have allergies to some of the ingredients, you can make the following swaps:

  • Almond Flour: you can replace the almond flour with sunflower seed flour.
  • Coconut Oil: substitute coconut oil with melted butter if you have an allergy to coconut.
  • Erythritol: any crystal sweetener would work such as allulose, tagatose, or xylitol.

The eggs cannot be replaced with egg replacers or egg alternatives such as flaxeggs.

Storage Instructions

You can store these keto waffles in the fridge for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

Rewarm them in a waffle maker or bread toaster.

You can freeze cooked waffles in zip-lock bags and defrost them the day before eating them.

Rewarm the keto waffles either in an iron waffle maker or bread toaster oven.

Keto Waffles

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Make Savory Waffles?

Yes, you can use this almond flour waffle recipe to make delicious savory keto waffles.

Simply remove the sweetener and add some of the following to the waffle batter:

  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs like Italian herbs, oregano, dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated cheese like cheddar or mozzarella

Can I Make The Recipe In A Blender?

Yes, you can combine all the ingredients of this low carb breakfast in a blender to make it even faster.

You can also use a hand mixer if you don’t have a blender and don’t want to whisk manually.

Do I Have To Make Them Sugar-Free?

No, you can use this recipe to make healthy almond flour waffles. Just sub the sugar-free sweetener for coconut sugar.

Can I Add Chocolate Chips?

Yes, you can add sugar-free chocolate chips to the batter before cooking.

What Is The Difference Between Waffles And Chaffles?

Chaffles look like waffles but the batter is made with shredded cheese as the primary ingredient while regular waffles and keto waffles use flour.

Keto Waffles

 

Keto Waffles

Keto Waffles

4.4gNet Carbs
These crispy almond flour Keto Waffles are an easy breakfast recipe to fix your waffle cravings with only 4.4 grams of net carbs.
Prep: 4 mins
Cook: 6 mins
Total: 10 mins
Yield: 5 mini waffles (4 tbsp batter each)
Serving Size: 1 waffle (4 tbsp each)

Nutrition

Net Carbs 4.4g
Fat 31.3g
Protein 12.2g
Calories 343.7kcal
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Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, heavy cream, melted coconut oil (make sure it's not burning hot, or it will cook the eggs!), and vanilla extract.
  • Whisk in almond flour, erythritol, and baking powder until the batter is smooth. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes to thicken.
  • Preheat a waffle maker 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 4 tablespoons of batter per waffle.
  • Bake for about 3-4 minutes in the waffle iron. Play with time from 2 minutes 30 to 4 minutes to reach your favorite texture. The longer you bake them, the dryer they will be. Release the waffle from the waffle 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 them the day before. Rewarm either in an iron waffle maker or bread toaster.
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 waffle (4 tbsp each))
Calories 343.7 Calories from Fat 282
% Daily Value*
Fat 31.3g48%
Saturated Fat 11.4g71%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.2g
Cholesterol 148.8mg50%
Sodium 149.5mg7%
Potassium 57.7mg2%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3.6g15%
Sugar 1.5g2%
Protein 12.2g24%
Net Carbs 4.4g
Vitamin A 216IU4%
Vitamin B12 0.4µg7%
Vitamin D 0.8µg5%
Calcium 147.5mg15%
Iron 2.1mg12%
Magnesium 5.2mg1%
Zinc 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    4 Thoughts On Keto Waffles
    • This waffle recipe is cheese free so perfect for you. In dishes,you can add a pinch of nutritional yeast to add a cheesy flavor without using dairy. Otherwise some dairy-free cheese are good and low carb most of the time.

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