These keto waffles are fluffy, crispy, and soft on the inside! Ready in minutes, they taste like any good waffle recipe out there, minus the carbs!
The Best keto waffles recipe
With keto breakfasts, we have a few favorites on hand.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just eggs, eggs, and more eggs. There are tons of breakfast classics that can be enjoyed with a low carb twist. Some of our favorites include pancakes, bread, and waffles.
Unlike most waffle recipes, this one doesn’t have any almond flour in it. It uses coconut flour, which gives it a fabulous texture.
The batter takes less than five minutes to make, so it works as a fabulous weekday breakfast. You can even freeze leftovers for quick grab and go breakfasts!
Everything is made in one bowl, so there is virtually no clean up.
Oh, and each waffle has just 2 grams of carbs and 60 calories each.
What I love about these waffles is that they actually taste like real deal waffles. Sure, you can make chaffles, but they just don’t have that necessary texture we love!
What are keto waffles made of?
This keto waffles recipe needs just a handful of ingredients. If you’ve made any of my other healthy or keto recipes, you probably have everything in your pantry right now! Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 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- I used unsweetened almond milk but any keto milk works.
- Vanilla Extract- A must for any good waffle recipe and perfect for vanilla waffles.
- Unsweetened applesauce- Applesauce isn’t traditionally keto, but the minimal amount used here provides negligible carbs.
- Coconut Flour- A low carb and high fiber flour, coconut flour gives a fluffy and cakey texture to the waffles while ensuring crispy edges.
- Sugar substitute– I like using a brown sugar substitute or allulose.
- Baking powder- Gives the waffles some rise and fluffiness.
- Coconut oil- To give the waffles a little extra fluffiness.
How to make keto waffles
Calling this recipe simple is an understatement.
It follows a quick and easy 3-step process that takes no time at all.
Step 1- Make the batter
Start by adding your egg whites, milk, vanilla extract, and applesauce, and whisk until combined. Add the coconut flour, sweetener, and baking powder, and whisk until combined. Add the oil and let sit for 5 minutes.
Step 2- Cook the waffles
Next, heat 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.
Step 3- Serve
Dietary swaps and substitutions
The beauty of these waffles is how easy it is to customize for various diets or ingredients you have on hand.
- Make it without eggs. You can try an egg substitute.
- Substitute the applesauce. Try using keto yogurt, pumpkin puree, or even mashed squash.
- Add chocolate chips. Fold through 1-2 tablespoons of sugar free chocolate chips.
- Add mix-ins. Fold through low carb berries, coconut, nuts, or seeds to the batter.
- Use a liquid sweetener. Try using keto maple syrup or keto honey.
Tips to make the best recipe
- 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.
- Do not prepare the batter in advance. The longer it sits, the more the coconut flour will absorb the liquid.
- For ultra crispy waffles, toast them in a toaster after they’ve been cooked.
Wondering what is the best way to store keto waffles? Here are best practices for waffle storage:
- To store: Leftovers should be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week.
- To freeze: Place the cooked and cooled waffles in a ziplock bag and keep in the freezer for up to 6 months.
- Reheating: Place waffles in a toaster or reheat in a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes.
FAQS about this keto waffle recipe
Can I use almond flour?
This recipe works best as written. If you’d like to use almond flour, try making almond flour waffles.
Are keto waffles good for you?
High in protein and fiber, these waffles make a healthy breakfast whether you follow a low carb diet or not. They are also lower in calories, which is rare for keto diets.
Are Eggo waffles keto friendly?
Eggo brand waffles are not keto friendly as they contain added flour and sugar in them.
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Best Keto Waffles Recipe
- 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.
- 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.
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