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.
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
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.
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
More low carb breakfast recipes you’ll love:
- Sous Vide Egg Bites with Zucchini, Red Pepper, and Feta
- Ham and Kale Egg Cups
- Low Carb Coffee Popsicles
- Low Carb Frappuccino
Almond Flour Protein Waffles
- 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
- 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.