Healthy Fluffy Low Carb Vanilla Waffles

These healthy fluffy low carb vanilla waffles are a healthy breakfast, snack or even dessert, packed with protein- Without the need for protein powder! Made with no butter, oil, grains or sugar, these low carb waffles are naturally gluten free, keto friendly, vegan, paleo, grain free, sugar free and dairy free! 

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Raise your hands if you’ve been personally victimized by Regina George been under the impression that waffle makers cost an arm and a leg. 

* Raises hands *

Raise your hands if whenever you make pancakes, it is often a miss hit or miss. 

* Raises hands *

Raise your hands if…okay, this is getting redundant. 

* Raises hands *

Healthy THICK & FLUFFY Low Carb Vanilla Waffles- Packed with protein but with NO protein powder, these no-mess, no-fuss waffles have NO grains, NO butter, NO oil and ZERO sugar- Perfect to LOAD with toppings! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Safe to say, getting this waffle maker has been a breakfast saver for the last couple of years. Growing up, waffles were NOT a breakfast staple. In fact, I had my first waffle in Amsterdam (no, it was NOT laced with any ‘goodies’) and even then I think calling it a breakfast item would be a VERY big stretch. While it was delicious, it certainly wasn’t something I could even remotely envision eating every single day!

Fast forward to the year I studied abroad in New York, and had the horror luxury of enjoying dining hall cuisine. The second day I was there, I was surprised to see waffles…for breakfast. They were present again the next day.

And the next day.

And the next day.

And the next day.

See a common trend here?

Healthy THICK & FLUFFY Low Carb Vanilla Waffles- Packed with protein but with NO protein powder, these no-mess, no-fuss waffles have NO grains, NO butter, NO oil and ZERO sugar- Perfect to LOAD with toppings! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Unlike the waffles in enjoyed in Amsterdam, these waffles in my American dining hall were different- They were definitely similar to pancakes, although a little less sweet. They were fluffier and had large pockets, perfect to pour drizzle syrup and butter throughout. 

I was thrilled. Here I was thinking this was some magic college serving us such a luxurious breakfast, when my friend informed me these were pretty common. It wasn’t until I went to several cafes, family style restaurants, and even grocery stores that I saw these really were common place! 

Safe to say, when I arrived back in Australia, I was keen to start making waffles part of my rotation. I was surprised to see just how affordable waffle makers were, especially seeing as they were a no-mess, no-fuss vehicle for fluffy goodness! For less than $20, I got an epic square waffle maker (square > circular. You get more pockets AND they look better…just saying) and you bet I put it to good use. In fact, once I moved to America, I brought it along with me.

HOLLA! 

Healthy THICK & FLUFFY Low Carb Vanilla Waffles- Packed with protein but with NO protein powder, these no-mess, no-fuss waffles have NO grains, NO butter, NO oil and ZERO sugar- Perfect to LOAD with toppings! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Now let’s tackle the final MAIN issue- pancake flipping skills and the end result. One of my most popular recipes is my thick and fluffy pancakes. However, there are two very distinct camps with these pancakes- Those who love them and make perfectly thick and fluffy pancakes (check out Instagram and Facebook for reader creations!) and those who fail miserably. While I’d like to touch up on this very critically, I’m going to save that for its own pancake post with VERY SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS AND TIPS

ANYWAY. In the meantime, make these beauties because just pour and set and BOOM- You get waffles!

Healthy THICK & FLUFFY Low Carb Vanilla Waffles- Packed with protein but with NO protein powder, these no-mess, no-fuss waffles have NO grains, NO butter, NO oil and ZERO sugar- Perfect to LOAD with toppings! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

These thick and super fluffy vanilla waffles are low in carbs and packed with protein, without the need for protein powder (unless you opt for the vegan option)! They are fluffy and cake-like on the inside and slightly crispy on the outside. If you want a crispier waffle, simply chuck them in the toaster once done and they’ll have the best texture! They are also the perfect vehicle for your favorite toppings, like some coconut butter and pure maple syrup.

Unlike traditional waffles which use wheat flour, sugar, and oil, these need none of these! Instead, we’ll be using my favorite coconut flour (naturally higher in fiber) and egg whites (instead of protein powder!). Depending on which of the two options you go for, this recipe is completely sugar free, gluten free, vegan, paleo, dairy free and grain free- Perfect for you to load up the toppings!

Healthy THICK & FLUFFY Low Carb Vanilla Waffles- Packed with protein but with NO protein powder, these no-mess, no-fuss waffles have NO grains, NO butter, NO oil and ZERO sugar- Perfect to LOAD with toppings! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Some of you have asked previously as to why I opt for egg whites in some recipes, and the reason for this is that I’ve found that using them results in a much fluffier and cake-like texture. You are more than welcome to use the whole eggs, but they’ll be slightly dense and a little less fluffy. For my vegan friends, I’ve included a different tested option- It was very hit and miss with flax eggs, energ-G egg replacer, and even omitted altogether. You’ll need a vegan protein powder for that, but you’ll still end up with super fluffy waffles. Please note, these won’t be grain free. 

HACK! Want to batch cook these in advance? You bet it’s possible! In fact, I think I have some old What I ate Wednesday posts where I ate these all the time, thanks to some food prep. Simply prep as many as you like and once done, allow them all to cool completely. Once cooled, freeze in individual portions. Whenever you are ready to enjoy them, simply thaw and pop in a toaster and voila- Almost fresh from the waffle maker! 

Healthy THICK & FLUFFY Low Carb Vanilla Waffles- Packed with protein but with NO protein powder, these no-mess, no-fuss waffles have NO grains, NO butter, NO oil and ZERO sugar- Perfect to LOAD with toppings! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make these healthy thick and fluffy low carb vanilla waffles and let’s raise of hands…

…To waffles being part of our standard breakfast rotation.

HOLLA!

Healthy Thick and Fluffy Low Carb Vanilla Waffles

These thick and fluffy low carb vanilla waffles are a healthy breakfast, snack or even dessert, packed with protein- Without the need for protein powder! Made with no butter, oil, grains or sugar, these low carb waffles are naturally gluten free, vegan, paleo, grain free, sugar free and dairy free!
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Servings1
AuthorArman @ thebigmansworld

Ingredients

Original recipe

Vegan option

Instructions

For the original version

  • In a small mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients and set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add your egg whites, milk, vanilla extract and unsweetened applesauce and mix lightly. Pour into the dry mixture and mix until a thick batter is formed. Add your oil of choice and let the batter sit. While you are doing so, heat up your waffle iron and coat lightly with oil/cooking spray. Once hot, add your batter and cook until crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Repeat until all batter is used up.

For the vegan option

  • In a mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, add your flax, baking powder, vanilla extract and 1/4 cup of the dairy free milk and whisk well and let sit to for 5 minutes, to start gelling up. Heat up the waffle iron and while it's heating up, combine the two bowls and add the extra 1/4 cup of milk until a thick batter is formed. Cook on the waffle iron until all the batter is used up.

Notes

For crispier waffles, toast waffles in a toaster once cooked.
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Healthy THICK & FLUFFY Low Carb Vanilla Waffles- Packed with protein but with NO protein powder, these no-mess, no-fuss waffles have NO grains, NO butter, NO oil and ZERO sugar- Perfect to LOAD with toppings! {vegan, gluten free, paleo, sugar free recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

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50 thoughts on “Healthy Fluffy Low Carb Vanilla Waffles

  1. I make a cinnamon bun protein my recipe is almost the same as yours except I omit some of the coconut flour and add cinnamon flavoured protein powder instead yumm!

  2. Stroop waffles! I remember eating those in Amsterdam, too. Except they are nothing like waffles in America. Not even close. These waffles look perfect my friend, and it reminds me that I haven’t made waffles in ages. Glad you dug the waffle maker out…because it totally inspired me to do the same. Pass me the maple syrup, please! (The real stuff…not that corn syrup with brown food coloring in it!)

  3. Is the 4T of coconut flour correct (original recipe)? Doesn’t seem like enough flour for the quantity of wet ingredients. Recipe looks fantastic though, cannot wait to try!!

  4. I remember when I bought my waffle maker. I went on Amazon. And BOOM, it was at my door in like an hour because AMAZON knew that I wanted to play with my new kitchen toy right then and there. And play did I ever. LOL – not sure if you recall my throwing MEAT into that thing. Ah ha! Butttttttt I played with it so much that, I don’t play with it anymore. I don’t even know where it is now, LMFAO! But I wanna dig it the F out and make these waffles cause WHAT in the WHAT. 😉 You know I think you’re a crazy genius.

  5. I’ll be completely honest with you…I don’t get it when people say they have a hard time flipping pancakes…um really? It’s super simple. Wait for them to bubbly and then flip. Viola.

    Butter pockets make me happy.

  6. YES, we’re starting to agree around here that we want to rotate waffles into the breakfasts more regularly too; the more simple the recipe, the more often we eat it. 🙂 Have you tried Kodiak Cakes?

  7. I don’t know how I’d feel about waffles for breakfast everyday. It seems like both an amazing thing and a terrible thing, hahaha! Guess it’d depend on the recipe. Thank you so much for the vegan option!

  8. HI Arman! I’m from the other part of the world that we use gr,km,and litters…. 🙂
    what is the “T” for…? tablespoon, maybe?

  9. I thought Vegan meant no egg. Am I mistaken? Do vegans eat eggs? I am only asking because I am looking for egg free recipes and this came up. Thanks.

      1. I am blind. Sorry, I guess I didn’t scroll down far enough. I don’t quite follow what you said in the post about the vegan option. It sounds like you were saying the egg free version doesn’t work well? Or just that you have to have the plant protein along with it to make it work? Thanks!

  10. I’m really keen to try these, but was wondering if you could please provide the nutrition details. Because I follow a Keto diet and track my macros, I really need to know the carbs and fat etc per serve.

  11. Hi ! I don’t use protein powder but I would love to try this recipe (SEEMS SO GOOD) ((vegan version), can I use something else ?
    Thanks for this recipe !

  12. Hi. I just tried these with it also being my first venture into coconut flour. Short story, love the flavor, but I’m not sure I got it right. The waffle came out rather dense and cakey and tasted a bit floury. I sifted the flour, used egg whites only, etc. as directed. Being a cooking novice (and that’s being complimentary), I have several questions.

    – How long do I let the batter sit after I’ve mixed the wet/dry ingredients?
    – Does the batter need to be slightly lumpy, like with most pancake batter recipes?
    – I accidentally added the coconut oil into the batter with all the wet ingredients, but you say to add it after the wet/dry ingredients are mixed. Is this an important step, to add the oil after?
    – The coconut oil I used was the solid type that I had to heat up slightly to liquefy, then I added the tsp of oil. The oil solidified again when I added it to the wet/dry mix, I guess because the liquid ingredients were cold. Should I be using room temperature ingredients when creating the batter, or am I using the wrong oil?
    – I used a Belgian waffle maker, they type you flip over after you add the batter. The batter in this recipe was enough for one waffle (one big circle with four quartered sections). Does this sound right, or did I use too much batter for one waffle? I had very little spill over, so it seemed right, but maybe I should have used less batter?

    I really want these to work and I appreciate your help.

    1. Hi there! The waffle maker shouldn’t be an issue- The coconut oil shouldn’t be added to the batter. It’s only there to grease the waffle maker. The batter can be more liquid, as the waffle maker can just cook it longer. Hope that helps!

  13. OMGosh! Heavenly.
    They stuck in a healthy way to the waffle iron and so I put the remaining batter into a mini muffin tin. 425 for 10 minutes. Excellent hot or cold!
    Thank you for the recipe.

  14. Do you have nutritional information for this recipe? Looking for a more dense low carb waffle so going to give this a try! Thanks!

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