I’m not sure about you, but waffles are a brunch staple for me. After starting keto, though, I’ve mostly been having pancakes! This week, my desire to have waffles inspired me to come up with a keto waffles recipe that my husband and I would love. Using all I knew about waffles and pancakes, I started by changing the recipe for Keto Pancakes and went from there. These low carb waffles are sugar-free and grain-free. Plus, they’re made with almond flour. I love that they’re light and fluffy on the inside with the slight crunch that we’re all used to on the outside. These are perfect for a weekend brunch or just when you want to have a delicious keto-friendly breakfast.
How do you make keto waffles?
The process of making low carb waffles with almond flour is not really different from making regular waffles. You make keto waffles in 7 key steps:
- Divide the eggs into yolks and whites
- Whip the egg whites with a stand mixer to stiff peaks and set them aside.
- Use a whisk to mix the wet ingredients (with the exception of the whipped egg whites)
- Mix the dry ingredients
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients
- Fold in the whipped egg whites gently
- Cook the batter in a waffle maker
If you’re hoping to skips steps, don’t. You need to whip your egg whites.
Dividing the eggs and whipping the egg whites is an essential step in this recipe. By whipping the eggs to a stiff peak and gently folding it into the batter, you’re actually helping your keto waffles be light and fluffy.
If you don’t believe me, then you look at the picture below. That batter looks like a pillow!
This recipe makes three sugar-free and grain-free Belgium waffles.
I used a flip-side Belgium Waffle Maker.
I made this waffles using this flip-side Belgium waffle maker. It’s less than $40, has a timer so that my waffles don’t burn, and has lasted me for more than 4 years.
You can make smaller waffles by using a standard sized machine or less batter.
Even though these waffles are low carb and include almond flour, they’re still huge! In fact, I consider each waffle to be two servings. So, each person gets two parts of the circle.
You can make smaller waffles, by using less batter or using a standard-sized waffle maker.
Do almond flour waffles taste just like regular waffles?
These waffles are delicious, but I don’t want you thinking that the awesomeness that you get from gluten and all-purpose flour can be copied in a low-carb recipe. However, this recipe provides a great substitute for those wanting to cut carbs and sugar from their day. If you enjoyed my Keto Pancakes then you’ll surely enjoy these.
What’s the difference in the batter between Keto Pancakes & Keto Waffles?
As I mentioned, this grain-free waffles recipe is a modified version of my Keto Pancakes. It includes mostly the same ingredients, but in different amounts. Keto Waffles have:
- More fat: I increased the amount of butter in this recipe
- Divided Eggs: A key to getting any sort of waffles light and fluffy in the inside is to fold in whipped egg whites
What syrup did you use to top these?
You can top keto waffles with any sugar-free syrup. My personal favorite are the Honest Syrups from ChocZero.
Love Keto & Low Carb Brunch Recipes? Try these:
- Mix the wet ingredients in a large bowl (remember to save the egg whites)
- Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl
- Add the egg whites to a stand mixer. Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. Set aside
- Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients
- Gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
- Preheat your waffle iron.
- Add 3/4 cups of the waffle batter to your machine
- Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the smoke stops rising from the waffle maker