Almond Flour Keto Waffle Recipe

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This keto waffle recipe turns out the perfect waffles: crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, and not too sweet. Plus they're ready in 20 minutes and freeze well! You're going to love them!
A black plate with a keto waffle topped with berries and coconut.

You’re going to love this light and fluffy keto waffles recipe

Waffles are one of those foods that can be easy to make low carb and delicious! These Keto Protein Waffles are one of my favorite treats when I’m looking for a deliciously sweet breakfast.

They’re made with almond flour, protein powder, and eggs, so they’re low in carbs and high in protein. You won’t believe how much they taste like traditional waffles!

You can use these keto waffles as a base for any topping you want – from fresh fruit to sugar-free chocolate chips or syrup. They’re also great with a think layer of peanut butter or cream cheese or as the “bread” for an egg sandwich.

Make a double batch to serve your whole family or create a waffle bar with your favorite healthy toppings! These almond flour waffles also freeze well for a convenient breakfast whenever the waffle-craving strikes.

Overhead view of ingredients needed to make this keto waffle recipe with almond flour.

Waffles or chaffles?

Chaffles (waffles made from cheese) are super popular in the keto world. And they’re really good! But sometimes you want a keto waffle without cheese.

When it comes to low carb breakfast waffles, I prefer this recipe for keto waffles with almond flour. In my opinion, the taste and texture is closer to a traditional sweet waffle than you get with chaffles. I’ll save those for more savory applications!

Ingredients needed to make keto waffles

These easy low carb waffles are made with just 6 ingredients! To make them, you’ll need:

  • Almond Flour. Be sure to use almond flour, not almond meal. Almond flour is made from almonds that have been blanched and peeled, so it has a finer texture and lighter color than almond meal. The flavor and texture is much closer to moe traditional flours.
  • Whey Protein. Vanilla whey protein will give you the most classic waffle flavor, but you can definitely mix things up with your favorite low carb protein powder. Coffee waffles, anyone?
  • Stevia or swerve (optional). Depending on the flavor of the protein powder you use, you might want to add a tiny bit of your favorite sweetener. I usually leave it out.
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Egg

How to make almond flour waffles

To make these homemade waffles, start by combining your dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then add the egg, vanilla, and almond milk and stir until just combined. It’s ok if the batter is a little lumpy! This will help pruduce a light and fluffy waffle.

If you want to test your waffles for sweetness, taste the batter after adding the milk and vanilla, but before adding the egg. Add sweetener to taste, then mix in the egg last.

Add the batter to your waffle maker and cook until crisp and golden brown. I usually use the second to higher or higherest setting on my waffle iron.

You can use a standard size waffle iron, a Belgian waffle iron with deep divots to fill with syrup, or make mini waffles! The dash mini waffle maker is super popular because it works really well (and really quickly!). It’s also small, wihich is convenient is you’re short on storage space. You can grab one on Amazon, but I laso just bought one at Home Goods for $5.99!

If using a larger waffle maker then you will likely get 3 waffles from this recipe. A mini waffle iron will yield about 6 smaller waffles.

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Tips for making the best low carb waffles with almond flour

Always preheat your waffle iron and grease it with butter or oil spray. This will ensure you get the ideal crip brown exterior with a sift and fluffy waffle center.

Keep cooked waffles from getting cold and soggy by placing them on a baking sheet in a 200-degree oven until you’re ready to serve them.

For a more decadent low carb waffle, toss in some sugar-free chocolate chips into the batter just before cooking! You can also play around with different flavored protein powder.

Make your own DIY low carb waffle mix by combining 4 1/2 cups of almond flour, 4 scoops of protein powder, and 4 teaspoons of powdered vanilla. Store in an airtight continaner in a dry place. To make waffles, measure out 1 2/3 cup of mix and add 1 cup of almond milk and 1 egg.


FAQs about keto protein waffles

What are some good low-carb waffle toppings?

These keto protein waffles are absolutely scrumptious eaten as is without any toppings but you can definitely add some keto-friendly toppings for a more filling and indulgent waffle treat. Here are some ideas to try:u003cbru003eDrizzle them with high quality sugar-free maple syrup.u003cbru003eAdd some freshly whipped cream and low-carb berries.u003cbru003eSpread with your favorite nut butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon.u003cbru003eServe your waffles with some of your favorite compound butteru003cbru003eSprinkle crispy bacon pieces and sugar-free chocolate chips into your keto protein waffle batter.

ARE THESE KETO PROTEIN WAFFLES GLUTEN-FREE?u003cbru003e

u003cstrongu003eYes! u003c/strongu003eI’ve used almond flour for these waffles as a way to reduce the overall carb content but it also means that they are gluten-free too! Just be sure to use gluten-free protein powder if this is a concern.

Can I freeze these homemade waffles?

u003cstrongu003eWaffles always taste best freshly made, but this recipe does freeze well for up to 3 months. u003c/strongu003ePop them into the toaster to reheat them for a quick breakfast! u003cbru003e

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Landscape image of a keto waffle plated with berries and coconut.
Almond Flour Keto Waffle Recipe 4

Almond Flour Protein Waffles

This keto waffle recipe turns out the perfect waffles: crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside, and not too sweet. Plus they're ready in 20 minutes and freeze well! You're going to love them!
5 from 3 votes
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Course: 14 Sweet Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 large waffles
Calories: 219kcal
Author: Lauren Keating

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sweetener to taste optional
  • 1 large egg

Instructions

  • Preheat your waffle iron.
  • Whisk together the almond flour and protein powder in a large bowl. Mix in the almond milk and vanilla. Add sweetener to taste, if desired, then add in the egg. Mix until the ingredients are just combined; it's ok if the batter is a little lumpy as long as everything is moistened.
  • Grease your waffle iron with cooking spray or butter.
  • Add batter to your waffle iron (about 1/3 cup batter for a full-sized waffle iron or 1/4 cup for a mini iron). Cook until golden brown.
Nutrition Facts
Almond Flour Protein Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 large waffle (2 mini waffles))
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 29mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
By on October 23rd, 2021

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook. I also blog at The Busy Foodie.

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3 thoughts on “Almond Flour Keto Waffle Recipe”

  1. Having these this weekend – Thank you so much. Love all the info provided. Keep up the great work – you make my cooking and meal prepping so much easier. (will make a bunch and freeze- use for RVing) Thanks again!!!

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