Keto waffles can be just as good or better than wheat flour ones. These delicious low carb almond flour waffles can be made ahead and frozen for quick and easy breakfast.
For this recipe, I modified a standard waffle recipe to use almond flour instead of regular wheat flour. The recipe came from an old Better Homes and Garden cookbook.
I also have a coconut flour waffles recipe if you don't have almond flour. But you do need more eggs when using coconut flour.
Adapting the Recipe for Keto Waffles
Sometimes modifying a standard recipe works out well without having to make too many other changes. And I didn't change much to create these almond flour waffles from a regular cookbook recipe.
However, I ended up increasing the number of eggs slightly. The additional egg helps prevent crumbling when using ground almonds instead of regular flour. I also find that adding a little xanthan gum provides a little elasticity like gluten.
But the xanthan gum isn't necessary. It just gives these low carb waffles a texture that's more like regular wheat flour ones with gluten.
The original recipe called for milk so I replace it with lower carb heavy cream. The heavy cream can be diluted with water to lower the carbs and calories if desired.
You can also use low carb almond or coconut milk instead of the heavy cream. However, the batter will tend to be thinner so you'll want to use less.
Reducing Carbs in Waffles
Most of the carbs in these almond flour waffles come from the ground nuts. It's a lot of nuts if you were to eat a full Belgium waffle size.
So make sure you don't eat a supersized portion. I like to add a small waffle as a side to bacon and eggs. It's kind of like having a little dessert at breakfast.
How to Serve Low Carb Waffles
Keto waffles are the perfect weekend low carb breakfast idea. But they are also great for a little morning or afternoon snack. You can serve them the traditional way with a little butter and low-carb maple syrup just like almond flour pancakes.
I also like to serve them with fresh berries and a little whipped cream on top. This is one of my favorite after work snacks. They are a real treat topped with fruit and whipped cream.
Since they are stored in the refrigerator, I just pop one in the microwave or toaster to heat it up. I find the toaster oven makes them crisper than the microwave.
A large batch of these almond waffles can be made ahead to freezer for later. All you'd have to do is reheat them in the microwave or toaster oven straight from the freezer.
Other Low Carb Breakfast Ideas
If you are allergic to nuts, you can try adding sunflower seed meal to the waffle batter instead. I also found a great low carb waffle recipe at Sugar Free Londoner using a blend of almond butter and coconut flour.
Although almond butter has nuts, it can easily be replaced with sunflower seed butter for nut-free waffles. There's also the option to use sesame seed flour as well.
For more ways to change up your morning meal, take a look at these keto breakfast ideas. I've also got a great recipe for low carb pancakes if you prefer those over waffles. Or try making French toast with my coconut flour bread recipe. Chaffles are another great option!
As you can see, there's a lot of options when it comes to breakfast. Keto smoothies are another popular way to start the day, particularly if you're taking breakfast to go.
Tips for Making my Keto Waffle Recipe
A good non-stick waffle iron is key to making great almond flour waffles. And, you'll want to make sure they are fully cooked before trying to take them out.
I've found that watching the steam coming out of the waffle iron is a good way to test for doneness. Typically, when the steam slows down is when the waffles are done.
Also, make sure you don't over mix the batter. I find using a rubber spatula to gently mix the ingredients until the batter is smooth.
Another common mistake is to lift the lid of the waffle maker too early. This can cause the waffle to break in the middle with each half stuck on the waffle plates.
Almond Flour Waffles Recipe
Ready to make these delicious waffles? Be sure to follow the tips above.
And check out the video below to see how easy it is to make the perfect low carb waffles...
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Almond Flour Waffles (Keto, Gluten Free)
- 1 cup almond flour sifted (add more if needed)
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum optional
- 1 cup heavy cream or heavy cream and a little water
- 2 Tablespoons oil
- 3 eggs
- In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum (if using).
- Stir in oil and eggs. Mix until blended.
- Note: The full 1 cup liquid is usually not used. Slowly add heavy cream until desired batter thickness is achieved. If your batter ends up too thin, add in more almond flour to get it thicker.
- Pour into waffle maker to cook.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 237 [carbohydrates] => 4 [protein] => 5 [fat] => 23 [saturated_fat] => 8 [cholesterol] => 102 [sodium] => 108 [potassium] => 120 [fiber] => 1 [sugar] => 0 [vitamin_a] => 525 [vitamin_c] => 0.2 [calcium] => 90 [iron] => 0.9 [serving_unit] => waffle wedge )
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Post updated in May 2019. Originally published July 2010.
These hands down are the best waffle yet!! Can’t wait to try the coconut ones and even the pancakes!! Thanks for sharing so we can keto on ❤️
I've made this tons of times, they have an excellent taste and are fullfilling. I jut wonder, how long can you keep the batter in the fridge or freezer?
What size waffle iron are you using ? That would be important to figure out how much carbs in each serving.
The end result was a very fluffy waffle. However it did not have a lot of flavour. I only used half of the cream required. While it was cooking, I could not keep up with the seepage of the batter from every crevice of the waffle maker. This has never happened before. Took me about 20 mins to clean it and the counter.
My kids love these. I have two type 1 diabetic twins and it’s the perfect breakfast for them and doesn’t spike their blood sugar. I use unsweetened almond milk instead of half and half and add some blueberries to the mix. It’s a family favorite lately!
If I wanted to use psyllium husk powder instead of the xanthan gum would it be the same amount or a different amount?
This receipe is a Keeper!!! & Super easy!
Excellent in every way...Great Texture & Taste. No problems with sticking. I added a Tbsp of Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener & a Tsp of Cinnamon to the batter. Next time will add some vanilla. Don't skip the Xantan Gum. I used the Dash Multi-Mini,as I am not a fan of Belgian Style waffles. Perfectly golden browned. Topped with Lakanto Maple Syrup...Yum!
Fantastic waffles!!! My brunch guests had no idea these waffles were Keto and gluten-free! Raves all around!!! This recipe is a keeper!!!
Made this morning in an effort to try a low carb version of a breakfast fave. I never thought they would taste so similar to ordinary waffles. I feel the xanthum gum really makes the difference. I also added 2 pinches if granulated erythritol, a tsp of vanilla extract and a quick sprinkle of cinnamon. Very nice indeed.
Wow! These are much tastier than the grainy texture I expected. I couldn't even tell they were made from almond flour. I used half & half instead of whipping cream & egg whites to cut back on fat. Since they're not sweet, I put cheese on some of the wedges and it was fantastic! Thanks for the great recipe! I'll definitely be making this one again.
Are you kidding me!! One Quarter of a waffle is a serving. Im not a bird
A standard Belgium waffle is quite large. The serving size is 1/4 to 1/2 of that. The recipe just gives nutritional data per 1/4th.
I made these and added 1 Tbsp of Lakanto sugar. Some I added blueberries and the other half I added Lily’s chocolate chips. These are my new favorite chaffle ! Thank you
This recipe is very easy and delicious
in the video you had 1 cup almond flour but added 3 tsp of baking powder....that was doubled but the rest of the video you used ingredients per the recipe. I am confused on how much baking powder to add?? please clarify...
I used this recipe, but added banana extract and unsweetened almond milk instead.. I also made a batch with blueberries..I did add the xanthan and they were DELICIOUS! I'll for sure keep this recipe????...