Fluffy Keto Waffles Recipe
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Fluffy Keto Waffles Recipe

Never miss a traditional Sunday breakfast beat with these light and fluffy keto waffles that are rich in flavor, but low in carbs.

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When you think of waffles, you probably dream about Belgian waffles covered in chocolate chips, strawberries, and blueberries, topped with a dollop of heavy cream and drenched in maple syrup.

The base ingredients in regular waffles are not fit for the keto diet, except for a few berries now and then. If you’ve been craving an indulgent breakfast, this recipe will hit the spot.

With a few tweaks in ingredients — and a few mindful choices when it comes to toppings — you can create the brunch you’ve been dreaming about while keeping your carb count low.

Keto waffles are possible.

How to Make Keto Waffles

These low-carb waffles are easy to make. They’re sugar-, grain-, and gluten-free, full of classic maple flavor, and even great for batch cooking and meal prep. You’ll savor all the comforts of fluffy waffles, without the extra carbs that could kick you out of ketosis.

This waffle recipe takes just five minutes of prep time and five minutes of cook time. If you look at the nutrition facts below, you’ll see they contain only 2 grams of net carbs per waffle. 

The main ingredients in this waffle recipe include:

You’ll also need a hand mixer and a waffle maker. Before using your waffle iron, grease it with coconut oil or cooking spray.

Pro tip: If you don’t own a waffle iron or a Belgian waffle maker, consider using the batter recipe to make low-carb pancakes instead.

In this keto waffle recipe, you’ll use a blend of coconut flour and almond flour. Each is considerably low in carbohydrates compared to regular wheat flour and offers a number of health benefits.

Benefits Of Almond Flour

Almond flour (which is simply finely ground almonds) makes a wonderful keto-friendly flour substitute.

You can use it in a wide variety of recipes including cookies, cakes, and muffins. If the price of a bag of almond flour seems a bit high, a cost-effective solution is to buy almonds in bulk and grind them yourself in a food processor. 

Almonds are fairly inexpensive when compared to other types of nuts, and you can find them at nearly all regular supermarkets and large chain grocers.

One ounce of almond flour contains 6.3 grams of protein, 0.4 grams of dietary fiber, and 30.2 grams of fat[*].

Almonds are also rich in vitamin E, which helps to improve skin health by strengthening capillary walls and boosting moisture and elasticity[*].

Almonds have multiple health benefits, including:

  • They are a rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants, which help improve cardiovascular health[*][*].
  • Almonds can help decrease inflammation and oxidative stress[*].
  • Almonds are rich in calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium. These minerals play an important part in body functions like blood clotting, hormone secretion, blood pressure, and bone and teeth health[*].
  • The balance of protein, carbs, fat, and fiber contained in almonds are an excellent grain-free option for those who are insulin resistant or if you struggle with blood sugar regulation[*].

For more keto recipes with almond flour, consider checking out these 15 tasty keto almond flour recipes.

Benefits Of Coconut Flour

Like almond flour, coconut makes a great low-carb substitute for keto baking. It’s an incredibly dense flour, so if this is your first time using it, don’t be surprised if you see an abnormally large number of eggs in a single recipe (sometimes 4 to 6).

Coconut flour is commonly used in cakes, muffins, and other desserts because it has an incredibly smooth, fluffy texture. It’s also one of the most used flours in paleo and low-carb recipes as an alternative grain-free flour and for its nutritional value.

Two tablespoons of coconut flour contains 9 grams of carbohydrates, 1.5 grams of fiber, 3 grams of fat, and 3.2 grams of protein. 

Made from coconut pulp, coconut flour is a byproduct of coconut milk’s processing phase. You can make homemade coconut flour by scraping coconut pulp, then blending it in a food processor.

Coconut is a nutritional powerhouse, providing many health benefits:

  • It contains manganese, a mineral that not only supports bone tissue production, but may also promote oxidative stress prevention[*][*].
  • Coconut is rich in MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides), a type of fatty acid which is quickly absorbed and bypass digestion to provide you with rapid energy. MCT is a staple among keto followers and studies have shown it may improve brain energy in Alzheimer’s[*][*].
  • Coconut is a good source of iron and copper. These minerals help prevent anemia and promote proper immune function, bone formation, and neurological development[*][*].
  • This hard-shelled fruit delivers a decent portion of both soluble and insoluble fiber, which may help to balance cholesterol levels[*].

Want more reasons to include coconut flour in your keto meal plan? Read more about this incredible energy source in Perfect Keto’s guide to coconut flour

Choosing Your Sweetener

Keto diet sweeteners must be sugar-free and low-carb. The good news is that there are still plenty of available options out there to satisfy your sweet tooth and deliver health benefits.

Stevia is certainly one of the most popular choices in the keto world. It’s easy to find and commonly used as a sweetener not only in keto snacks, but also in other types of health-conscious treats. 

When choosing this plant-based option, try to opt for the raw, non-processed kind. Two grams of stevia have a 1 in 250 glycemic index, making it one of the best keto sweeteners out there[*].

Another good keto-friendly sweetener is monk fruit. This fruit grows in South Asian countries like Thailand and China, and has been used for years in traditional Chinese medicine and other herbal preparations. 

One study found that mogroside, the substance that gives monk fruit its sweetness, may help combat obesity and potentially plays a role in preventing pancreatic cancer[*][*].

To learn more about the best keto-friendly sweeteners, check out this comprehensive guide to sugar alternatives.

Other Low-Carb Breakfast Options

Regardless of which sweetener you use, your weekend mornings will never be the same with these keto waffles. They’re not too eggy, plus they’re crispy on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside. 

For more keto breakfast ideas to complete your brunch spread, check out these recipes:

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Fluffy Keto Waffles

keto waffles

Never miss a traditional Sunday breakfast beat with these light and fluffy keto waffles, rich in flavor and low in carbs.

  • Author: Corina Nielsen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: eight 4" waffles 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon maple extract
  • 2 tablespoons stevia or zero calorie sweetener of choice
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup milk of choice

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Mix well using a spatula or mixer until smooth. Let it sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Preheat the waffle iron and coat with non-stick spray, butter, or coconut oil.
  3. Pour batter into the waffle iron and cook for 3-4 minutes until golden brown on each side. Place in the oven to make them crispy while you cook the remaining waffles.

Notes

For toppings, try smothering your waffles in homemade almond butter or Perfect Keto Nut Butter. You could also add in a layer of cream cheese and strawberries, or use coconut cream to make homemade, dairy-free whipped cream. 

You could also search online for sugar-free maple syrup and other keto syrups — just make sure you read the ingredient list. If you do batch cooking and freeze these waffles, just pop them in the toaster to defrost and reheat when you’re ready to indulge.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 waffle
  • Calories: 150
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 6g

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28 thoughts on “Fluffy Keto Waffles Recipe

    1. Hi Patti. We suggest to thoroughly coat the waffle iron with butter or non stick spray and/or using less liquid (coconut flour can vary from brand to brand, it may change the consistency/recipe a bit).

    2. Sadly, I had the same problem. Lost batter and an hour scrubbing and trying to save my waffle maker. Crumbs clogged sink and where all over the floor 🙁

      This recipe should come with a major disclaimer about possibility of batter sticking to the waffle maker. I’d say, try these if you have a waffle maker with removable inserts so that when this happens, you can at least soak them and clean easier. I would also advice trying a tiny bit of batter at first and see how it works. That way you do not have to scrape the whole waffle maker. I ended up making pancakes, it was still a mess, but noticed that after batter sat much longer, it became more manageable. Not a bad recipe, just be aware of the sticking issue.

  1. I made these today for brunch. First time, and I followed the recipe exact. They were really good. Great recipe! Satisfied our waffle craving. Definitely will make them again. No issues with sticking. I just made sure to spray my waffle iron very well with non-stick cooking spray. Being able to have waffles now will really help me stick to Keto. I’m learning it’s not so limited. Oh, and we used a sugar free low carb syrup. I only drizzle a little over mine. I don’t like them drowned in syrup. I like lots of butter on them. My advice, just be gentle when removing them from the waffle iron.

  2. Yep these stuck to my waffle iron as well. Coated that thing with butter but they just stuck and fell apart. So tried to make them as a pancake. Just crumbled all over again. Big bummer … at leadst the crumbles tasted good.

    1. I made these and they completely fell apart. I wasted all these ingredients. Soooo upset. I suggest you test this recipe before you post it. Good thing I didn’t have company. Would have been embarrassing.

  3. Worked perfectly for me and were so delicious!!!! The key is using non stick spray on a high quality, non stick waffle iron. They popped right out!

  4. Also had isssues with sticking. I sprayed my waffle iron very well with cooking spray. I will not be making these again.

  5. These are wonderful! The taste of these is far better than other recipes I’ve tried. Also, they came out of my waffle iron beautifully…. no sticking at all!

  6. For those having issues with sticking, it could be the cooking time. The recipe says 5 minutes, however, in my waffle iron it takes 8 1/2 minutes for the prefect waffles (I have a heavy 4 square waffle iron). If I open it before that, they stick. If I were to only cook the 5 minutes, and open it, I’d have an ooey gooey mess. So, it may depend on your waffle iron. Just play with the cooking time. And, of course I spray it very heavily with Olive Oil or Coconut Oil Pam.

    Tip: Remove the waffle(s) very gently from the waffle iron when done. I use a fork to gently pull up the corner, then very gently work a hard plastic spatula under them. (Plastic so as not to scratch my waffle iron)

    One more Tip: I let the batter sit for 10 minutes or more, then mix it again. They work much better, and the batter thickens up more.

    I made these for family that visited from out of town, who are not doing Keto, and they loved them.

    I love this recipe! We have our weekend waffles again!

    1. Don’t forget spray after you preheat otherwise everything will stick, mine don’t stick at all and I use one of the waffle irons you flip over and has a timer I did have to increase the time.

  7. I love this recipe and usually make a double batch to freeze. But today I had the same experience as others and it completely stuck to my waffle iron! What did I do wrong? I used coconut almond milk but I’m wondering if it’s too much liquid.

  8. I halved the recipe to “taste test” & will definitely make them again. I didn’t use the maple extract nor the sweetener. I used 2% reg. milk & added more than called for to get the consistency of a reg. flour waffle batter that I wanted. I have a waffle maker that makes 4 square waffles similar to ones you’d but in the freezer section of a store so they’re not as thick as a “Belgium” one. The first ones I made did stick some but I used a spatula/ fork to get it but I also didn’t wait for the waffle “done” light to go out which could’ve been part of the problem. I used cooking spray each time & waited for the light to go out for the rest of the batter & had no problem with sticking. Next time I’ll add the maple plus some salt. Which I thought it needed. They are very good as I made them with peanut butter!

  9. Made these waffles as a surprise for my husband, who dislikes anything Keto. He loved them! Can’t wait to make them again. It’s our secret!!! Now I only have to cook one breakfast instead of being a short order cook. THANK YOU so much.

  10. Same sticking issues here too. After scraping the waffle out of the waffle iron, the crumbs were excellent! They were definitely fluffier than any others I tried, but now after the mess, I don’t want to try again. 😩

    1. Sorry to read that JJ. Like what others one this comment section said, it might have something to do with the cooking time. It also helps to heavily coat your iron.

  11. Tried this recipe flavor good, came out of waffle maker ok, but totally disintegrated upon putting on butter and eating, finally gave up stuck in my throat, through out all including batter, I am at least trying new keto recipes, not giving up.

  12. I have found with most of the Keto baking recipes that the item isn’t cooked enough using time and temperature stated. I always decrease the temp and increase the time. Slow baking insures the inside is cooked thoroughly without burning the outside. My cookies come out great and my chocolate brownies were perfect. I’ve made pancakes and even though the texture is different the flavor was good. I always add ground cinnamon to the flour for pancakes and waffles. Also, many Keto baking recipes call for a lot of eggs. I decrease eggs and add heavy cream.

  13. Second try at this recipe, bombed again! I followed the recipe exactly there was literally no inside & the outside was dark brown & stuck to the waffle iron with every try. I then tried to do a pancakes looking promising but by the time it was solid enough to flip it was seriously burned😵 way too wet. No breakfast for me today😢

    1. Hi Maggie! As Angelica said, you can thoroughly coat the waffle iron with butter or non-stick spray so it won’t be stuck/stick to the pan 🙂

  14. I would highly suggest adding in 1/2 cup more of almond flour as well as HEAVILY coat your iron with a cooking spray. First 2 tries went horribly , just add more almond flour because the recipe makes the batter too thin, so you need a thickening agent. and if you don’t add enough cooking spray, it comes out looking like a floppy bag

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