The best healthy keto waffles made with almond flour, perfect for breakfast or snacks. I make a double batch and freeze them once a week – it’s nice to be able to pop something in the toaster to spread with nut butter! This easy keto waffles recipe turns out perfect every time!
3 G NET CARBS PER WAFFLE
Low Carb Waffles
While breakfast salads are my normal low carb breakfast, there are days where I need something quick, and there are also days where I just don’t want to eat salad! Hey, it happens to the best of us.
I wanted to create a recipe for waffles that cooked up light and fluffy, and were lightly sweet, so no syrup or toppings were really necessary.
Almond flour is my favorite low carb flour to work with (so delicious!), so I started there. I found that using almond flour with coconut oil and coconut cream resulted in the best tasting waffles of my life. Seriously – never going back to regular waffles!
Regardless of whether you follow a low carb or keto diet, these waffles are highly recommended! If you don’t use sugar free sweeteners, go ahead and use coconut sugar or a touch of honey in these.
Are Waffles Keto?
Traditional waffles are made with high carb wheat flour, and typically also contain sugar.
Some low-carb waffles recipes use cream cheese, and “chaffles” is the term for waffles made with mozzarella cheese and egg.
Keto recipes can also be made dairy-free, with low carb alternatives, like almond and coconut flours. These are the best keto waffles, made with coconut cream and coconut oil, to keep them dairy free with a naturally sweet flavor.
Be sure to top these with low carb toppings, like whipped cream, monk fruit maple syrup, and berries!
Ingredients in Almond Flour Waffles
- Almond flour (I buy the big bags from Costco! I also noticed that Amazon has the 3lb bags from Blue Diamond at a very good price).
- Coconut cream or full fat coconut milk. The coconut milk I buy is all cream, but liquid full fall coconut milk will work just fine! I have not tried this recipe with almond milk because I love the sweet flavor the coconut milk adds.
- Coconut Oil, melted (can sub melted butter)
- Monk Fruit Sweetener (this is my favorite brand and I don’t buy others anymore — taste the best, easily can be blended into “powdered sugar,” and I don’t have any digestive issues from it. Use code BLISSFULLYLOWCARB for 20% off your first order!).
- Eggs (great protein and healthy fats!)
- Sea salt & baking powder
- Vanilla Extract (optional, but again, great flavor)
*This recipe makes paleo waffles if the monk fruit sweetener is swapped for 1 T of maple syrup. No dairy, and no grains! Keep toppings paleo by choosing berries, nut butter, or maple syrup.
How to Top Keto Waffles
Get creative with toppings!
- Almond butter or sunflower seed butter (or other keto friendly, low carb nut/seed butter!).
- Fresh Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries!)
- Whipped Cream (made by whipping heavy cream with vanilla and a little monk fruit sweetener)
- Powdered Monk Fruit Sweetener
- Sugar Free Raspberry Chia Jam (use fewer chia seeds to make this a raspberry fruit syrup consistency!)
- Low carb maple syrup (try this sugar free maple syrup recipe)
- Top with avocado and egg for a savory breakfast
What Waffle Iron to Use
This waffle batter works well in a variety of waffle makers! The key is not to overfill it. Fill it about 3/4 of the way full, and then “spread” it with a spoon or silicone spatula (the batter is thicker than a wheat-based batter).
Belgium Waffle Maker: This fun option makes 2 Belgian waffles using this recipe.
Standard Waffle Iron: Makes 4 standard sized waffles
Dash Mini Waffle Maker: Makes an “Eggo” style waffle and is perfect for singles! This recipe will make 4-5 waffles in this iron.
How to Make Keto Waffles with Almond Flour
When creating this recipe, I knew I did NOT want to be whisking egg whites in the morning, or to need my food processor or blender to make magic happen.
I found by whisking eggs with coconut oil and coconut cream, the waffles had the best flavor and turned out light and crisp. The waffles are slightly “limp” when they are hot out of the waffle iron, but give them a few minutes to cool on a plate and the waffles become crisp and firm.
Step 1: In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs. Add the melted coconut oil (or melted butter), coconut milk or coconut cream, sweetener, vanilla, salt and baking powder. Whisk well to combine.
Step 2: Add almond flour, and mix until everything is combined.
Step 3: Spray a waffle iron with coconut oil spray or avocado oil spray. Heat the waffle iron to a medium low setting. You don’t want these as browned as a typical wheat batter.
If using a 2-waffle iron or a Belgian waffle iron, add half of the batter to the waffle iron, and cook for about 5 minutes, until waffles are a light golden brown.
Step 4: Serve waffles with sugar free maple syrup, powdered monk fruit sweetener, pastured butter, berries, or sugar free raspberry jam!
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Waffles
How to Store Leftovers: These keto waffles make delicious leftovers! You can enjoy them cold as “bread,” spread with nut butter with berries or jam. Wrap in an air tight container and refrigerate up to 3 days.
How to Freeze: Wrap in an air tight container, and freeze up to 3 months. To reheat, pop in a toaster, or put in a toaster oven.
How to Reheat Low Carb Waffles: I use a toaster oven on a low setting to reheat these waffles. Almond flour burns more easily than wheat, so use a lower setting than you would a store-bought frozen waffle.
Tips for the Best Low Carb Waffles
Almond flour burns faster than wheat flour, so be sure to cook these lightly, until they are a light golden color. They will not become crispier by cooking them longer, but rather have a burnt flavor and taste dry.
If you want to meal prep these, double the recipe! I love making a large batch, allowing them to cool, and then wrapping them up to freeze.
Other Keto Breakfast Recipes:
- Keto Breakfast Salads, by Blissfully Low Carb
- Keto Cauliflower Fritters, by Blissfully Low Carb
- Keto Chia Pudding, by Blissfully Low Carb
Almond Flour Waffles
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 1/4 cup coconut milk full fat, or coconut milk cream*
- 1 tablespoon monk fruit sweetener or sweetened to taste with sweetener of choice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- coconut oil spray for spraying waffle iron (avocado oil works well too)
- Spray waffle iron with coconut oil or avocado oil spray, and heat. If you waffle iron allows to set it from light to dark, choose mid-range on the light side. Almond flour burns are dries out faster than wheat, so cook these lighter than you would a regular waffle recipe.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk eggs. Add the coconut milk (or coconut cream), coconut oil, sweetener, baking powder, salt, and vanilla. Continue to whisk together until combined.
- Add the almond flour, and fold in without over mixing.
- Add the batter to a waffle iron. The batter doesn't pour as well as a wheat based batter, so use a silicone spatula to spread it out a little. This is enough batter to fill a standard sized 2-waffle iron twice, or a Belgian waffle iron twice.
- These waffles should be cooked to a light golden brown, but not darker, to prevent the almond flour from drying out or burning.
- If making these to freeze, cook them slightly less than you would otherwise, to allow for them to be toasted a 2nd time without burning.