These delicious low carb waffles have just 1.9 net carbs each in this fast, easy recipe. They are a delicious change of pace from eggs when you are looking for a keto friendly breakfast. They’re gluten free too! There’s lots of fiber and healthy coconut oil to keep your cravings far, far away.
For this recipe you’ll need almond flour, flax meal, coconut flour, erythritol, vanilla whey protein powder, cinnamon, baking powder, eggs, heavy cream, organic coconut oil, and vanilla extract. And of course, sugar free maple syrup, butter, and a waffle iron or waffle maker. If you are looking for an amazing tasting sugar free maple syrup, see below.If you are in a hurry, you can just Jump to Recipe
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What ingredients are in low carb waffles?
I will be the first to admit that I have a deep, dark secret that tends to force me to shoot myself in the foot when it comes to my low-carb eating plan. I would often rather skip breakfast that eat one. more. damn. egg.
I’ll be the first to admit that I have a deep, dark secret that tends to force me to shoot myself in the foot when it comes to my low carb eating plan. I would often choose to skip breakfast than eat one, more, darn egg.
The problem is when I skip breakfast I get hungry. What then would happen after my workout is that my stomach would start eating itself. I’d walk into the house, straight to the pantry, and grab the first thing that looked good to me. Of course my brain wasn’t working anymore, my stomach was in charge so I’d usually grab something that wasn’t low carb or keto friendly. There are the days when I would almost trade one of my kids for a flour waffle or a dang chocolate donut.
Well, no more. My kids will be relieved to know that there is no danger of them being traded off because this keto waffle recipe is amazing. Are they a perfect substitute for the waffles you probably grew up with? No, they aren’t but they are delicious and they will hold gallons of sugar free syrup, melted butter, and they will keep your blood sugar in check.
To make regular waffles into a keto waffle recipe took a lot of trial and error on my part. But the combination of almond flour and coconut flour for the waffle batter makes them much more keto friendly then using regular flour and sugar. You could call this an almond flour waffle, but the sweetness that coconut flour adds to the mix. A side benefit is that this keto waffle is perfect if you have a gluten allergy as they are gluten free waffles. Getting rid of the white sugar used in regular waffles was easy as I used my favorite sugar substitute, erythritol. It won’t trigger an insulin response and works just like sugar in recipes.
How many calories are in low carb waffles?
A regular waffle of 8 inches in size, has 381 calories per the nutrition information on fatsecret. 60 grams of carbs with almost 6 grams of sugar. Definitely not low carb and for sure, not keto. There’s also 886 grams of sodium in a flour waffle. Yes, 886 grams of salt. I don’t know about you, but that would spike my blood pressure. This keto waffles recipe has only 50 grams of sodium. The good news it that this low carb recipe isn’t just good for your weight loss efforts, it also won’t affect you in other ways with so much salt. They are filling so you won’t be craving sweets and lots of water after you enjoy them.
Keto recipe tips
One of my readers tried to use almond milk instead of using the heavy cream. This will reduce the amount of fat in the recipe. I tried to use just egg whites for the waffle batter but the cooked keto waffle didn’t have the same texture. What I found is to make this low carb waffle a fluffy waffle, you can whip the egg whites separately to stiff peaks before incorporating the other wet ingredients. To make this extra fancy, try some whipped cream. But not just any whipped cream, my keto whipped cream that only takes 3 ingredients. You can use the same erythritol sugar free sweetener you used in this recipe. If you would like to make a keto belgian waffles, please see my low carb belgian waffle recipe.
Give these low carb waffles a try and see if they don’t help you enjoy breakfast again.
Low Carb Waffles or, How to Eat Like a Real Person
- 1 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup flax meal
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/3 cup erythritol
- 1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 4 large eggs room temperature
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup melted organic coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat your waffle iron and brush it with butter or cooking spray.
- Mix the almond flour, flax, coconut flour, erythritol, protein powder, baking powder, and cinnamon until well blended.
- Whisk the eggs, cream, water, coconut oil, and vanilla until blended and frothy.
- Blend the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
- Batter will be thick.
- Spoon the batter into each section of the waffle maker.
- Close the lid and cook until golden brown and the waffle maker stops steaming– about 5 minutes.
- Remove the waffle carefully and repeat with the rest of the batter.