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These Keto Zucchini Waffles are cheesy almond flour waffles, 100% gluten-free with only 2.3 grams of net carbs per serving.

They are delicious savory keto breakfasts or light dinners served with cream cheese and lettuce.

Keto Zucchini Chaffles

What Are Keto Zucchini Waffles

Keto Zucchini Waffles are easy low-carb waffles that are made with a healthy portion of zucchinis and a touch of almond flour for the texture.

They are rich in micronutrients such as Vitamin A, B12, C, and Vitamin D, but also minerals like Iron, Zinc, Calcium, and Magnesium.

With only 2.3 grams of net carbs, they’re also very keto-friendly.

How To Make Zucchini

There is nothing easier than these keto waffles, and even non-keto eaters will devour these savory waffles in no time.

Ingredients

All you need to make the most delicious crispy zucchini waffles are:

  • Zucchini – grated, skin on to add fiber. Make sure you squeeze out the extra juice from the zucchini before adding it to the batter, or they release juice, and the water gets too moist. Zucchini is one of the best keto-friendly vegetables!
  • Eggs
  • Cheese – I love a combo of parmesan and mozzarella, but mature cheddar would work as well. Just make sure to pick a keto-friendly cheese!
  • Garlic powder or fresh garlic
  • Salt
  • Almond flour or almond meal – both work. Learn more about keto-friendly flours with my guide!

Grating The Zucchinis

The first step to making these Zucchini Waffles is to finely grate the zucchinis.

You can do this with a box grater or (my favorite) use a food processor with the shredding attachment.

Tip: Squeeze The Zucchinis

When the zucchinis are shredded, they are still full of water. This would thin out the batter and make it way too runny.

To prevent that, put all your grated zucchini in a clean towel and squeeze it as hard as you can to release all the water.

Making The Batter

Combine all the batter ingredients in a large mixing bowl before adding the grated, squeezed zucchinis.

Use a silicone spatula to combine it well. Make sure there are no flour lumps left, they don’t taste good!

Cooking The Waffles

These Zucchini Waffles are best cooked in a regular waffle maker. But you can also use a mini waffle maker if you wish.

Brush some coconut oil on both irons and turn it on.

Pour about 1/3 of a cup of batter per waffle, or about 1/4 for mini waffles.

Tip: Flip Your Waffle Iron

Some waffle makers can be flipped. This is an excellent option as it makes the batter cook perfectly evenly. Some non-flippable waffle irons sometimes leave a side of the waffles ever so slightly mushier than the other.

Cook them for 3 to 5 minutes until the outside is crispy.

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Storage Instructions

You can keep the made waffles in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days. Reheat them in the waffle maker or in a toaster.

It’s also possible to freeze them. Make sure to store the waffles in individual zip lock bags.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Something Other Than Zucchinis?

Yes, you can make these keto waffles with chopped spinach or chopped kale.

Both are low-carb vegetables that go very well with these cheesy waffles.

If you want a keto waffle recipe with no vegetables in the batter, try my Almond Flour Waffles.

How Should I Serve My Zucchini Waffles?

Zucchini waffles make delicious breakfasts or light keto dinners. They are delicious on their own or topped with guacamole, cream cheese, or bacon.

Can I Skip The Cheese?

Removing the cheese is possible, but the texture won’t be as good. If you want a cheese-free waffle recipe, try my coconut flour waffles.

More Keto Zucchini Recipes

Zucchini is one of the best low-carb vegetables to cook on a keto diet. I recommend trying the following keto zucchini recipes:

Share a comment or review below if you enjoyed this zucchini waffle recipe! 

 
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Keto Zucchini Waffles

2.3gNet Carbs
These Keto Zucchini Waffles are an easy keto breakfast with a delicious Parmesan Mozzarella flavor and a healthy portion of zucchinis.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Total: 15 mins
Yield: 4 waffles
Serving Size: 1 waffle

Nutrition

Net Carbs 2.3g
Fat 18g
Protein 13.4g
Calories 233.7kcal
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Ingredients

To grease the waffle iron

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Instructions

  • Preheat your waffle iron.
  • Wash and cut the extremities of the zucchinis. Discard them.
  • Grate the zucchinis using a grater or food processor – the thinner, the better. Squeeze out the extra water with your hands and measure the quantity of grated zucchini required by the recipe. Discard the zucchini water or keep it for another recipe.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, eggs, grated parmesan, mozzarella, garlic powder, salt until it forms a batter. 
  • Stir in the grated zucchini. Combine until all the grated zucchini are covered with the batter.
  • Brush some coconut oil or vegetable oil on the waffle iron.
  • Spoon the batter into the hot waffle iron and bake for 3-5 minutes or until the outside is crispy.
  • Serve hot topped with mashed avocado, cream cheese, or bacon, and lettuce on the side for a light dinner.
  • Can be precooked 4-5 hours before eating. Store on a rack covered with foil.
  • Rewarm until crispy and hot when ready to heat.
Nut-free flours: if you don’t like almond flour and you can use the same amount of sunflower seed flour, or if not on a keto diet you can use buckwheat flour, it is a low-GI healthy flour replacement.
Cheese: any hard grated cheese works in this recipe like Mozzarella, Edam, or Cheddar. I used a blend of cheese for the flavor. It is up to you to choose your favorite one.
Net carbs per waffle: 2. 3 grams
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Zucchini Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 waffle)
Calories 233.7 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 8.2g51%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 116.7mg39%
Sodium 716.8mg31%
Potassium 202mg6%
Carbohydrates 3.8g1%
Fiber 1.5g6%
Sugar 1.7g2%
Protein 13.4g27%
Net Carbs 2.3g
Vitamin A 453.3IU9%
Vitamin B12 0.7µg12%
Vitamin C 8.3mg10%
Vitamin D 0.6µg4%
Calcium 254.4mg25%
Iron 1.1mg6%
Magnesium 20.1mg5%
Zinc 1.6mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    10 Thoughts On Keto Zucchini Waffles
  1. 5 stars
    Hi! This was the first chaffle I’ve ever made. It is very tasty. I’m not sure how to calculate the calories because I got 6 waffles instead of 4. Mine also came out thinner than what is showed in the picture. I’m figuring because I didn’t get as much water out of the zucchini as I should have. I made them in my mini waffle maker. They still had a decent texture though.

  2. Do you think this would work as a sweet version if I left out the cheeses? Or would I need to replace the cheese with something else so as to not compromise the texture? If so, what would be suitable low-carb replacements (doesn’t need to be keto). thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe! I did experiment and added a few more items to the recipe to give it a more savory flavor. I added 1 tsp of basil, 1 tsp of onion powder, 2 tsp of rosemary and 3 tbsp of creamer to thin out the batter. I also used a spiralizer on the zucchini and kitchen shears to trim the long spirals into little strands. These taste great with a homemade marinara sauce!

  4. Unfortunately mine got stuck in the iron … any idea what went wrong? The taste was nice, but they didn’t hold. I made pancakes with the remaining batter. Thanks!

    • That never happened in my waffle iron. Did you grease yours really well? Did you change anything to the recipe ? Let me know, I am happy to help. XOXO Carine.

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