These are the BEST keto waffles ever...absolutely delicious and only 2.5g net carbs.
Quick and easy coconut flour keto waffles are light and fluffy and can be frozen for easy meal prep. They are sugar-free, gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly.
These low carb waffles are crispy on the outside and airy on the inside...just the way a waffle should be!
I'll teach you how to use coconut flour (without expensive baking mistakes). And you will learn to make delicious waffles vanilla OR chocolate and with the quick cooking video.
When eating keto, you want quick and easy breakfast recipes, this is it. Plus learn how to meal prep and freeze waffles for the week ahead.
Are waffles keto?
No, most waffles recipes are absolutely loaded in easily digestible carbohydrates then smothered in maple syrup.
This keto waffle recipe, on the other hand, only has 2.5 grams of net carbs each! With carbs that low you can stack a few together, add melted butter, and a drizzle of sugar-free syrup with no guilt whatsoever.
A traditional waffle can have up to 25g net carbs per waffle. A regular waffle is made with all-purpose flour, white flour or gluten-free flour. It also has added sugar and is usually served with high-sugar maple syrup.
How to make keto waffles
The easiest way to make fluffy keto waffles or fluffy keto pancakes is to use coconut flour or almond flour. Almond flour pancakes are higher in carbs than coconut flour pancakes but I provide both so you have a choice on your keto diet.
Traditional wheat flour pancakes can't be easily swapped to use almond flour or coconut flour. These two low-carb flours behave completely differently. So my suggestion is to always cook a breakfast pancake that has already been developed using these new healthy low-carb flours.
This keto waffle recipe tastes just like a regular pancake house waffle because I add sweetener, melted butter, and vanilla essence. They're cooked in a waffle maker (or waffle iron) to be the best cooked waffles you'll ever make.
Why are keto waffles so versatile?
Keto gluten free waffles are an easy healthy coconut flour recipe that your kids will love for breakfast or a lunchbox filler.
Because they're not made with almond flour, they're perfect if your school has a nut-free policy.
These low carb keto waffles can be frozen and are made with simple pantry ingredients.
You know what means, right? This is the perfect meal prepping recipe that's keto and convenient.
Whip up a batch and freeze for busy weekday mornings!
This waffle recipe is amazing and it has a simple ingredient list.
- coconut flour
- sweetener of choice
- baking powder
- vanilla extract or vanilla essence
- full fat milk or heavy cream
- melted butter
All quantities, ingredients, and instructions are in the recipe card below.
To mix this together you'll need the standard mixing bowl. But, most importantly, you'll need a waffle maker or waffle iron. You can even use a a mini-waffle maker or regular waffle maker or waffle iron.
Always spray your waffle maker with cooking spray or melted butter to prevent the waffle from sticking.
Each low-carb waffle is simply an egg, coconut flour, your favourite sugar replacement and some butter (plus a few other ingredients to make them rise and tasty).
You can adapt the basic waffle recipe by adding vanilla extract or cocoa powder to make vanilla or chocolate waffles.
I like to place a scoop of sweetened whipped cream on the top of my pancakes and sprinkle them with sugar-free dark chocolate chips and roasted macadamia nuts. But there are so many other toppings for keto pancakes.
The best part about making these keto waffles is eating them! Here are a few ideas for how to serve this breakfast staple:
- Keto maple syrup (or caramel syrup)
- Sugar-free chia berry jelly/jam
- Load them up with whipped cream. Whether you make the vanilla waffles or chocolate, both are fantastic with a spoonful of fresh whipped cream.
- Serve them the classic way. Melted butter and some sugar free maple syrup work so well here.
- Recreate the fast food staple. Use the keto waffles as bread to hold cooked egg and a sausage patty. Then dip the breakfast sandwhich into the sugar free maple syrup.
- Add nut butter. I love these keto waffles served with sugar free chocolate spread, almond butter or peanut butter.
- Drop in some chocolate chips. Grab your favourite sugar free chocolate chips and drop them into the batter before you add them to the waffle maker.
- Experiment with spices. Add some ground cinnamon or ginger if you like different flavours.
- Serve with berries. Cut each keto waffle in half, spread each half with cream cheese and add some berries such as fresh strawberries or fresh blueberries inside.
- Make an ice cream sandwich. Toast the waffles a bit longer than usual, then fill with a low carb ice cream.
The nutrition panel below shows the nutrition for one waffle. 2.5 g net carbs, 6.8 g protein, 25.6 g fat, 277 calories.
Most readers like to eat two or more waffles for breakfast. It really depends on how many carbs per day you enjoy and what you decide to serve alongside. You can reduce the carbs by only omitting any fresh fruit and only serving with melted butter, keto syrup, or whipped heavy cream.
These healthy waffles can be frozen in between sheets of baking paper/parchment, in an airtight container.
Simply remove one or two frozen waffles at a time and pop them in the toaster or toaster oven, cook in a panini press or microwave them. Serve with keto syrup, whipped heavy cream, and fresh berries,
Note On Nuts: “The FDA lists coconut as a tree nut but in fact, coconut is a seed of a drupaceous fruit. Most people allergic to tree nuts can safely eat coconut. Coconut allergy is reasonably rare. If you are allergic to tree nuts, talk to your allergist before adding coconut to or eliminating coconut from your diet.”
FAQs about this keto waffles recipe
Sorry, but definitely not! Almond flour and coconut flour are very different from each other and can not be used interchangeably.
If you dislike coconut flour, I'd suggest trying a different recipe such as these almond flour pancakes.
I am quite picky about what tools I allow to take up space in my kitchen. That being said, I absolutely love my waffle maker! I use it for this recipe, but also use it often to make chaffles.
Soggy waffles usually occur when there is too much moisture in the batter. Make sure to carefully measure your ingredients and give your waffle iron a bit of oil to help fry these on.
You can fry the waffle recipe in a frying pan, but then you need to call them keto pancakes.
No, you cannot swap coconut flour for almond flour. You can however make my almond flour pancakes instead.
UPDATE: I just have to share with you today the best comment I received for these keto waffles. I will now be addressed forevermore as the Keto Goddess, please 😉
Every low carb/keto waffle recipe on Pinterest, have all been crap. Today was different. Big time different. Life altering different. Angels singing in my mouth different. Even my husband, who is unimpressed with all things Keto, couldn’t stop saying Wow… WOW…. These are legal???
Libby, you have just won the “Best Keto Waffle In The Entire World” award, which is apparently just my undying gratitude. You have changed my life for real, because now I can be excited about weekend breakfasts again. You are a Keto Goddess and I bow to you.
Keto Waffles Recipe (Coconut flour)
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- Whisk the egg whites until firm and form stiff peaks.
- Mix the egg yolks, coconut flour, sweetener, and baking powder.
- Add the melted butter slowly, mixing to ensure it is a smooth consistency.
- Add the milk and vanilla, mix well.
- Gently fold spoons of the whisked egg whites into the yolk mixture. Try to keep as much of the air and fluffiness as possible.
- Place enough of the waffle mixture into the warm waffle maker to make one waffle. Cook until golden.
- Repeat until all the mixture has been used.
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But if you want an easy on-the-go breakfast bar, make my blender grain-free granola bars. Bake a double batch and store them in the freezer.
Only 2.4g net carbs per bar. And they are perfect for a healthy low-carb lunch box too.