Is it possible to make tasty waffles without grains and sugar? Oh yes, it is. Keto low carb waffles - not just as good, but better than the real thing!
We do not have a sandwich maker at home. But I have inventive children with a wild, mad love for cheesy panini. So every once in a while the poor old waffle maker is dragged out and in goes some sliced bread with a gigantic stack of ingredients wedged in between. What comes out looks a bit tortured, but tastes great all the same.
As of yesterday, our waffle maker will be put to use a whole more often. For actual waffles, friends. For I have discovered a recipe that actually tastes better than the full-on wheat-and-sugar version. Who'd have thought that some eggs, butter, a few spoonfuls of coconut flour and a few other magic ingredients could make a whole noisy family quiet in astonishment for... well, at least five seconds. You want some happy silence? Make low carb waffles! Thank you for this one, DitchtheCarbs..
As you can see, I like my waffles with creme fraiche and blueberries - but any berry combination, whipped cream or a dollop of coconut cream would work well. Do you do school lunches? Make little heart-shaped waffle sandwiches filled with cream cheese and berries!
Friends, these low carb waffles are
- grain free
- sugar free
- freezable (between sheets of baking paper)
- without protein powders or other complicated ingredients
- delicious hot or cold
- adaptable - add cinnamon or mixed spice
The secret to supreme waffle fluffiness is to separate the egg whites and the yolks and beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. This mixture is then folded gently into the batter. I can assure you though that even if you do not manage to get your egg whites perfectly stiff - I find they can be a bit temperamental - the waffle will still turn out fabulous. As long as you manage to beat some air bubbles into your egg whites (i.e. make them turn white), you're good to go.
If you do not have a waffle maker, just make low carb pancakes instead. They won't look as pretty (I am a sucker for the little heart shapes), but definitely more handsome than my children's tortured cheese sandwiches.
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Low Carb Wafflesfrom Sugar Free Londoner
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- 5 eggs separated
- 4 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1-2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoon almond milk
- 125 g ½ cup butter, unsalted and melted
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
- Whisk the egg whites until they are firm and form stiff peaks. You have to use a clean, non-greasy bowl for this and be a bit patient.
- In a second bowl, mix the egg yolks, coconut flour, sweetener and baking powder.
- Add the melted butter slowly and mix well to ensure your batter is nice and smooth.
- Add the almond milk and vanilla, mix well.
- Gently fold spoons of the whisked egg whites into the yolk mixture. Try to keep as much of the air and fluffiness as possible.
- Place enough of the waffle mixture into the warm waffle maker to make one waffle. Cook until golden. You might have to "grease" your waffle maker with a bit of butter so the waffles do not stick. They have a more delicate consistency than wheat waffles, so take extra care when removing them.
- Repeat until all the mixture has been used.
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I just made these waffles again for the first time since going back on keto after over a year off. I remembered them being good, but I forgot just how good! They are absolutely amazing! I use Maple Grove Farms sugar- free maple syrup which is our favorite (and we’ve tried many). I have your recipe bookmarked on my iPad under “Very Best Low Carb Recipes.” It may just be the BEST low carb recipe (for anything) that I have ever come across. Thank you so much for making weekend breakfasts special again! All the best to you from across the pond!
So happy you like the waffles!
very good mmmmmmmm
Made these yesterday for lunch. Amazing! And much easier/quicker than I thought they would be
Hi, has anybody tried freezing these please?
Hi Donna, these waffles freeze well. Defrost on the counter, in the microwave or even stick them in the toaster!
can you use a Pizzelle maker instead of a waffle iron? I'm afraid they may be too thin.
It's not a batter that's designed to be crispy like an ice cream waffle. You can definitely try, but my feeling is that you may need a little almond flour in it as well, plus xanthan gum for sturdiness.
Wow! Thank you so much for this! Finally found a keto adapted recipe that I love!
Lovely recipe, with great results and tastes in my opinion at least so close to the real thing you probably not notice. I'm thrilled..
No more weird cheese omlette like chaffles for me after this....
Can I mske and re heat
. Do they keep well
you can store them in the fridge for a few days and even freeze. Reheat in the microwave or pop them in the toaster.
Fantastic recipe!!! I am moving and had already packed my waffle iron, but I decided to make these up into pancakes. They were light and great texture and yummy! I will definitely make again. Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe!
Glad you enjoyed your pancakes, and hope the move goes smoothly!
Would you please add me to your mailing list??? I just found your website and am so excited!!! Your recipes looked wonderful!!!!
I love that the carbs are so low, but the fat is so high. My husband is a diabetic but my cholesterol is very high. The cholesterol in this recipe is 240, which is way over the recommended amount of cholesterol for an entire day. The fat grams are 26. Is there a way to lower the fat and cholesterol in this recipe?
I don't watch my fat intake personally - fat keeps me full for longer, as opposed to carbs. But of course everyone has a different agenda. Just try replacing half of the butter with milk or nut milk, for example. Ditch The Carbs has written an interesting article about cholesterol, it really is not the evil we all have been made to believe. Check it out here
mrs jean blasdell
take a look at dr sten ekberg holistic dr he has a lot to say about high cholesterol
Are these sturdy enough to cook blueberries in the waffle?
Interesting question. I've never tried that, I've only added berries in pancake batter. So: In terms of the batter, yes, it would work. But it also depends on the waffle maker you have. The one I used makes rather thin waffles and I would not add blueberries using that one because I think it would make a mess. But the square waffle makers (for Belgian waffles) make thicker waffles and it would probably work in them.
I have just chatted to a reader who made my almond butter waffles and she added chocolate chips with great success, which I guess is a similar thing.
I was wondering can you taste the almond or coconut flour once cooked as I don't like the taste and texture of both.
I can't wait to try some of your recipes. My son bought me a waffle maker so this is how I found you. I'm type 2 Diabetic and need to cut as much carbs as I can. Could you also ad me to your mailing list please?
You can always taste it a little bit, unless you use it in conjunction with strong flavours such as chocolate, cinnamon, lemon and the like. If you have these waffles warm, for example, with some berries and sour cream you can easily drown the slight coconut taste. I'm sure you'll like the texture of these waffles though as they are really light and fluffy because of the whipped egg whites. It's all about trying around a bit and find recipes that work for you. Thanks for checking out my site. I'll gladly add you to my mailing list!
This recipe looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it! I’m so happy I found your website! Please add me to your mailing list.
Of course I'll add you. Glad you like my site 🙂
What type of cream do you use for your baking?
In this recipe I used regular whipping cream, but you could use double/heavy cream, too.
Hey Katrin, I just saw your post and was so delighted to see your gorgeous waffles. I have a waffle iron exactly like yours and I think I'll get it out, dust it off and make your low carb waffles with whipped cream and berries...I can't wait to try it. Thank you !
Great news! Let me know how you like them once you've got around to making them!
Tried this recipe as pancakes this morning with outstanding results. Recipe makes two generous servings. Suggested edits to the recipe process: Step 3:... add the melted butter to the egg mixture ...Step 5: Lighten the egg batter with several spoonfuls of beaten egg whites and mix well. Then gently fold in remaining egg whites ... Love your stuff!
Thanks for your comment and thanks for your input. Will give it a try!
Love what you're doing! Thank you for the recipes, but as an Italian, I must ask you to please fix or next time when you refer to Panino (a singular sandwhich) Panini (sandwiches). Just a pet peeve but if cooks like you would refer to it correctly, maybe people will catch on 🙂
Haha, you live and learn!! I had no idea! 🙂
LOVE YOUR SITE! We are thrilled to find someone that has recipes online that actually taste good! My husband has Type II diabetes and our doctor wants him to stick with Stevia and almond flour. Can we make this with Stevia and almond flour or less coconut flour?
Diane, thank you so much for your lovely comment. I have a pancake recipe with almond flour that you may like, it's https://sugarfreelondoner.com/almond-cream-cheese-pancakes/. You might be able to make nice waffles with that mixture too. I'd be interested to know why your doctor recommends almond flour over coconut flour? Coconut flour has a very high fibre content so the net carb count is almost as low as almond flour.
You can always experiment with lowering the coconut flour port in this recipe and replace it with almond flour. Just check the consistency of the batter looks about right.
You've inspired me to make an almond flour waffle recipe now.... I think I start working on it next week 🙂
This recipes are good for people with diabetes? I will love to do this for my diabetic sister!
Yes, this recipe is very low in naturally occurring sugars and both erythritol and xylitol are fine for type 1 and type 2 diabetics. I use a website called caloriecount.com for my nutritional info and cannot guarantee it is 100% accurate, so if your sister is a Type 1 diabetic she might want to make her own calculations as well.
Libby at ditchthecarbs.com
Thank you for crediting me as the source of this recipe. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It is so simple and light yet tasty and filling. Enjoy.
Bethany @ athletic avocado
Im super impressed that these waffles are sugar-free and super fluffy! My type of waffles 🙂