These easy keto 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 fluffy crispy keto waffles are naturally gluten-free, keto friendly, vegan, paleo, grain free, sugar free and dairy free!
Keto Waffles Recipe
Crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, these low carb and keto waffles are currently my favorite breakfast. Made with coconut flour and with zero sugar, these healthy waffles are super low calorie, so it’s perfect to top with everything and anything.
I’ve always been a huge fan of waffles, but never really spent time making them. I thought I’d always been more of a pancake fan, like cinnamon roll pancakes, keto blueberry pancakes, and keto pancakes.
The Best Keto and Vegan Waffles
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.
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!
Coconut Flour Waffles Ingredients
Unlike traditional waffles which use wheat flour, sugar, and oil, these need none of these!
- Coconut Flour
- Granulated sweetener of choice
- Baking powder
- Egg whites
- Milk of choice
- Vanilla Extract
- Unsweetened applesauce
- Coconut oil
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.
How to make keto waffles without eggs
You’ll need vegan protein powder for that, but you’ll still end up with super fluffy waffles. Please note, these won’t be grain free.
Can you freeze keto waffles?
Want to batch cook these in advance? You bet it’s possible!
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!
More healthy breakfast recipes
- Sticky Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal
- Vegan Breakfast Bake
- Strawberry Breakfast Cookies
- Flourless Blueberry Breakfast Cake
- Lemon Poppy Seed Breakfast Cake
Fluffy Crispy Keto Waffles (Vegan, Paleo)
- 4 tbsp coconut flour sifted
- 1 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2/3 cup liquid egg whites or 4 large egg whites
- 1/4 cup milk of choice I used unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce can sub for pumpkin or banana
- 1 tsp coconut oil
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.