Low Carb Waffles

Low Carb Waffles made with almond and coconut flour are the perfect weekend breakfast plus they are gluten-free, paleo, and packed with protein.

301 CALORIES11g CARBS24g FAT13g PROTEIN
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These keto waffles are crispy, full of flavor, and completely grain-free for anyone on a paleo, gluten-free, keto, 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. This keto waffle recipe is made with almond flour combined with a touch of coconut flour to thicken the batter. Then you just need almond milk, eggs, cinnamon, and your favorite waffle iron. 

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 altogether and just add something sweet on top like sugar-free maple syrup. Or try my favorite combination of cream cheese, fresh fruit, and walnuts for crunch.  

Now if you are anything like me, the toppings are 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 a lot of fresh-cut fruit, almond or peanut butter, unsweetened shredded coconut, pecans, chia seeds, honey, real or keto-friendly maple syrup, butter, and sometimes a bit of homemade whipped cream because there really is nothing more delicious.

Looking for some tasty keto pancakes? Try these Almond Flour Pancakes or Flaxseed Pancakes.

Keto waffles served on a plate with yogurt, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries.

Key Ingredients

  • Almond flour and coconut flour: Almond flour is one of my favorite low carb flours to use since it has a nice nutty flavor and is packed with vitamins and minerals.  Combining it with a touch of coconut flour gives these waffles a nice, fluffy texture. These ingredients also add fiber to the recipe, which helps lower the total net carbs in the recipe.
  • Eggs: Eggs add protein to this recipe and also serve as a binder for the ingredients. This recipe doesn't work as well with egg substitutes. 
  • Cinnamon: You could add any spices to these waffles. When making breakfast waffles, usually I opt for cinnamon but if you want a more savory waffle you could add Italian seasoning, bagel seasoning, or lemon pepper.
  • Almond milk: Any milk will work in this recipe including full fat dairy milk and sugar-free alternative milk like oat, coconut, and soy.

Additionally, you will need baking soda (I find it works better than baking powder in these waffles), salt, vanilla extract, and Stevia or Swerve sweetener to taste. 

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 could 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.

Almond flour low carb waffles stacked on a plate with fresh berries and yogurt.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions about making these low carb waffles.

To use this waffle batter for keto pancakes, simply add a touch more almond milk to thin out the batter. Then cook the pancakes on a hot griddle brushed with butter or coconut oil.

If you would like to make mini waffles in a Dash waffle maker or similar waffle maker, this low carb batter works great. Simply add the suggested amount of batter and cut down on the cooking time since the waffles are smaller.

This batter comes out best when whisked by hand. Sometimes when it is made in the blender, the batter will become too thick. 

To reheat these waffles, simply place them in a toaster or toaster oven and heat until warmed through and lightly toasted. If reheating multiple waffles at once, you can reheat them in a hot oven. 

Keto and low carb waffles made with almond flour on a plate with berries and yogurt.
The Recipe
Low carb waffles made with almond and coconut flour on a plate with blueberries.

Low Carb Waffles

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 15 Min
TOTAL TIME: 25 Min
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Ingredients

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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
  • 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.

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Spray a waffle iron with cooking spray. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until crispy and cooked through.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 waffle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301
Calories from Fat 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g
37%
Saturated Fat 1g
4%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 93mg
31%
Sodium 361mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate 11g
4%
Dietary Fiber 5g
22%
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g

* 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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2 Comments
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Sacia Ashe
August 4, 2018 - 08:26
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These were great! I meal prepped and froze them.
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Colleen Sparlin
June 19, 2018 - 06:25
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very good, thick and tasty. I heated up fresh berries in the microwave and poured them over.
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