Low carb waffles can be just as good or better than wheat flour ones. These delicious almond flour waffles can be made ahead and frozen for quick and easy breakfast.
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.
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 end up increasing the number of eggs slightly when I used ground almonds instead of regular flour. I also found that adding a little xanthan gum adds 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.
Most of the carbs in these almond flour waffles come from the ground nuts. It’s a lot of nuts if you were 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.
These low carb waffles 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 stops, that 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.
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…
Low Carb Almond Flour Waffles – Gluten Free
Almond Flour Waffles – Gluten Free
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.