Low Carb Waffles made with almond and coconut flour are the perfect weekend breakfast plus they are gluten-free, paleo, and packed with protein. Jump to Recipe
Low carb waffles are crispy, full of flavor, and completely grain-free for anyone on a paleo, gluten-free, or low carb diet. Plus they are just plain delicious. Made with a combination of almond and coconut flour, they are nutty and full of protein. And since they keep well in the fridge, they are great to make on the weekends and keep in the fridge or freezer all week for a quick and healthy breakfast.
After years and years, I finally broke down and bought a waffle maker and I have to say, I am loving it. We have had waffles for breakfast the past three weekends and there really is nothing better than a warm crispy, homemade waffle to wake up in the morning. These low carb waffles are made with almond flour, a touch of coconut flour to thicken the batter, almond milk, eggs, and cinnamon. Depending on your diet, you can decide on the best way to sweeten them. Stevia, honey, or even a mashed banana are all options that work really well. You could also leave out the sweetener all together and just add something sweet on top.
Now if you are anything like me, the toppings is really where you can make these waffles special. We like to set up a bunch of different toppings on the weekends so everyone can choose their own. Our spread usually includes lot of fresh cut fruit, almond or peanut butter, unsweetened shredded coconut, chia seeds, honey, real maple syrup, butter, and sometimes a bit of homemade whipped cream because there really is nothing more delicious.
Recipe Ideas and Tips
- Consider adding fresh fruit to the batter. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, bananas, or shredded apples are all really amazing in waffles.
- Want to really kick things up? If you are eating low carb but not overly concerned about calories, add some bacon, cheddar cheese, and chives to the batter for a savory bunch waffle that is perfect with a fried egg. Tastes amazing for brunch, especially with some hot sauce on top and a drizzle on low carb maple syrup.
- Make sure to cook up a double or triple batch since these will keep well in the freezer and can be pulled out for a quick breakfast.
- You can use any type of milk when making the batter. Just make sure to keep to something low in sugar to keep the recipe low in carbohydrates.
- Make sure not to change up the ratio of the different flours since almond flour and coconut flour act very differently. Changing the proportions will change the waffles completely and they may not come out the same.
- For an added boost of protein, consider adding some chopped nuts or seeds to the batter. You coudl also add sugar free chocolate chips.
What to serve with low carb waffles?
Since these waffles are low carb, you will probably want to serve them with a low carb topping or side dish. Here are some to consider:
- Grab some bacon, turkey bacon, or breakfast sausage to cook up and serve on the side. Canadian bacon or breakfast ham also work.
- Since maple syrup isn't an option if you are keto or low carb, consider using some peanut or almond butter that's thinned out with a little hot water. Add Stevia or another sweetener to make it more like syrup.
- I love serving waffles with a few dollops of full fat Greek yogurt or ricotta cheese on top and some fresh berries.
- If you are making a more savory version, you can top with cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and fresh chives or green onions.
- Depending on your diet, consider making some chia seed jam to serve on your waffles.
Can I freeze keto waffles? How long will they last in the fridge?
These waffles are a great option for meal prep since they stay fresh in the fridge for 4-5 days. Just pop them in the toaster to reheat.
If you want to make a big batch and freeze them, they will last for 3-4 months in the freezer. Just make sure to keep them in an airtight bag or container so they don't get freezer burn. Then you can defrost them overnight in the fridge or simply cook them from frozen in the toaster.
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Low Carb Waffles
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- 2 U eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (more if needed)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 cup almond flour
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- 3/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 U Stevia to taste (or honey)
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Whisk together the eggs, almond milk, and vanilla extract. In another bowl stir together the almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and Stevia. Add the the egg mixture and stir until combined, The mixture will be slightly thick but you can add more almond milk if you prefer a thinner consistency.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
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