Keto waffles are a delicious low carb breakfast that requires a simple batter and a waffle iron! Made with simple ingredients, these coconut flour waffles are a blank canvas to flavor up any way you like! 1 grams net carbs per serving.
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 been meaning to do a keto waffle recipe for quite some time, especially as someone who LOVES a good keto breakfast that isn’t eggs. I wanted to ensure the waffles DIDN’T taste healthy or grainy, something that many paleo waffles suffer.
I served this for a brunch recently, and NO ONE could tell that they were sugar free, let alone low carb- They were as light and crispy as any good waffle out there, without feeling heavy. Protein-packed and satisfying, they make a wholesome and delicious breakfast!
How do you make keto waffles?
- Coconut Flour– A low carb and high fiber flour, coconut flour gives a fluffy and cakey texture to the waffles while ensuring crispy edges. Do not substitute this for another keto flour.
- Granulated sweetener of choice– Either monk fruit sweetener or erythritol can be used.
- Baking powder– Gives the waffles some rise and fluffiness.
- Egg whites– Gives the waffles fluffiness, while also keeping them light and crispy on the outside. You can use whole eggs if you’d like, but they’d be a little thicker and tender.
- Milk of choice– Any milk can be used. I used unsweetened almond milk.
- Vanilla Extract– A must for any good waffle recipe.
- Unsweetened applesauce– Applesauce isn’t traditionally keto, but the minimal amount used here provides negligible carbs. If you are adamant not to use applesauce, you can use yogurt, sour cream, or pumpkin puree.
- Coconut oil– To give the waffles a little extra fluffiness.
In a mixing bowl, add your egg whites, milk, vanilla extract, and applesauce, and whisk until combined. Add the coconut flour, sweetener, and baking powder, and whisk until combined and the flour has been mixed in well. Add the oil and let sit for 5 minutes. If the batter becomes too thick, add a dash more milk. Heat up the waffle iron and once hot, add 1/4 cup portions of the batter and cook. Repeat until all the batter is all used up.
Can I make these waffles without eggs?
Replacing the egg whites with an egg substitute will not yield successful waffles. They will likely fall apart and be brittle. Instead, you can make these vegan waffles.
To make: 1/4 cup oat flour (or wheat flour), 1/2 scoop vegan protein powder (17 grams), 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener, 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed, 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 cup plant based milk (divided) and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract.
In a mixing bowl, add your ground flaxseed, baking powder, and vanilla extract, along with 1/4 cup of the milk, and let sit for 5 minutes, to thicken. Add the rest of the ingredients, along with the remaining milk and whisk well, until combined. Heat up the waffle iron and cook waffles until all the batter is used up.
Tips to make the best keto waffles
- Let your waffle batter sit for 5 minutes, before cooking. If you notice the batter too thick, add a little extra milk.
- Be sure to grease your waffle iron to ensure the batter doesn’t stick to it.
- These are plain and simple low carb waffles. Feel free to add some berries, chocolate chips, or nuts into the batter.
- Do not prepare the batter in advance. The longer it sits, the more the coconut flour will absorb the liquid.
- For ultra crispy waffles, once they have been cooked, toast them once more in a toaster.
Storing and Freezing Waffles
- To store: Leftover waffles should be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week.
- To freeze: Waffles are freezer friendly, so store them in the freezer to enjoy as quick and easy weekday breakfasts! Place waffles in a ziplock bag and keep in the freezer for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
- To reheat: Place waffles in a toaster or reheat in a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes.
More Easy Keto Breakfast Recipes to try
Keto Waffles (Fluffy and Crispy!)
- In a small mixing bowl, add your coconut flour, sweetener, and baking powder, 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 for 5 minutes.
- WhHeat 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.