A fresh batch of keto fluffy waffles will make your breakfasts a lot more enjoyable and be an integral part of helping you with your weight loss goals.
While most people avoid waffles as a breakfast meal because of the high carb content, our keto waffles are different. This is all thanks to the unique blend of coconut flour, cream cheese, and eggs, all of which contribute to the waffles’ amazing macro ratio, and in today’s article, we’ll show you how to make them!
Besides the list of ingredients, there’s nothing different about making these low-carb waffles. With all the supplies and a reliable waffle iron, you’ll be good to go!
Ingredients for Keto Fluffy Waffles
The ingredients you’re going to need to make fluffy keto waffles:
- Four ounces of cream cheese – Cream cheese in a waffle recipe might seem out of place, but it will help the waffle batter become thicker. In addition, it will give these waffles a creamy taste and texture when they’re done.
- Three large eggs – Eggs add flavor and protein and help the batter form. Without eggs, our keto waffle batter would have little to no structure, leaving us with crumbly waffles.
- One tablespoon of butter – Butter helps baked recipes achieve that “melt-in-your-mouth” taste. Butter adds so much moisture to this recipe and is also low-carb. You’ll need to melt your butter before combining it with the other ingredients for these keto waffles.
- 1/4 cup of coconut flour – Coconut flour is low-carb and gluten-free. It’s great at absorbing moisture and bakes well. Coconut flour can be crumbly sometimes, so it’s important to measure the correct amount of wet ingredients.
- One tablespoon of erythritol – Erythrotiol is a sugar alcohol that’s low-carb and low-calorie. It’s much sweeter than sugar, so you only need 1 tablespoon. Erythritol is very similar to stevia and other sugar substitutes.
- Two teaspoons of baking powder – To achieve fluffy waffles, we need the waffles to rise when cooking. Baking powder helps the waffles rise and will give them the desired height and texture we are looking for.
- One teaspoon of vanilla extract – This adds a splash of flavor, but the main function is enhancing the other flavors. Without vanilla, some recipes can seem flat.
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon – Cinnamon will add extra flavor, and has been known to help lower blood sugar levels in some cases!
How do I prepare a batch of fluffy keto waffles?
Below we’ve listed instructions for making fluffy keto waffles; if you want to see the full recipe with nutritional information and measurements, please scroll up to find the recipe card.
- Prepare the waffle iron: Preheat a waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray.
- Make the waffles mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, eggs, melted butter, coconut flour, erythritol, baking powder, vanilla, and cinnamon. Beat the ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes. Alternatively, combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high until about 1 minute.
- Cook the waffles: Pour about 1/4 cup of the batter onto the hot waffle iron. Cook until browned. Repeat to make 4 waffles.
- Serve the waffles: Serve with butter, sugar-free syrup, and sliced strawberries. Enjoy!
Top tips to make better waffles
If you want to make your fluffy keto waffles extra special, try these tips and tricks:
- Pour batter in the center: To avoid spilling, it’s best to pour your keto waffle batter in the center of each waffle square. This will allow it to distribute evenly throughout the pan and avoid overflow.
- Only use 1/4 cup: In addition to pouring the batter in the center, it’s very important that you only use 1/4 cup for each waffle. If you pour too much batter, it will overflow and go to waste. Not to mention, cleaning up is a hassle when the batter spills over the sides.
- Generously spray your iron: Nobody wants to end up with their waffles stuck to the waffle iron. To avoid this, ensure you spray your iron with a generous amount of non-stick spray. This will prevent your waffles from sticking and excess waste and cleanup time.
Frequently Asked Questions
The following section of our guide will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about keto waffles.
How do I store keto waffles?
You can store your keto waffles in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you want to serve them later, you can reheat them in the toaster or microwave.
What are some low-carb toppings?
Some great low-carb toppings you can drizzle on top of your keto desserts include sugar-free syrups, homemade or sauces that use artificial sweeteners, like stevia and monk fruit, or erythritol.
Are Eggo waffles keto-friendly?
Unfortunately, Eggo waffles are not only non-keto, they’re one of the worst offenders regarding unhealthy breakfast foods since they contain almost 35 net grams of carbs per 100 grams. Considering that the more restrictive forms of the keto diet limit your daily intake to just 20 grams of carbs, it is impossible to include Eggo waffles in your daily meal rotation.
Are Kodiak waffles keto?
Like most other branded waffle products, Kodiak cakes are not exactly keto-friendly since most of them contain around 20 grams of net carbs for each serving (~ two waffles). That said, if you’re on a stricter version of the keto diet, or if you’re sure you won’t exceed your carb limit for the day, you could probably include one of these waffles as part of your breakfast.
Are keto waffles healthy?
From a purely nutritional standpoint, keto waffles are healthier than their traditional counterparts.
While some keto waffle recipes call for healthy ingredients like almond flour, coconut flour, and grass-fed butter, others use less healthy alternatives like processed cheese and white flour.
Other Keto Breakfast Ideas You Might Enjoy
Keto waffles aren’t the only delicious breakfast option you can enjoy on the keto diet. In fact, we’ve written an article where we listed some of the best keto breakfast options that you should include in your daily meal plan.
However, if you don’t have time to browse through the full list, here are a few of our favorites that are mentioned there:
All the recipes listed above are low in carbs and high in healthy fats, making them the perfect way to start your day on the keto diet.
We hope you enjoyed our guide on keto waffles. These delicious and fluffy breakfast treats are a great way to start your day, and with our tips and tricks, you’ll be able to make them perfectly every time. Be sure to experiment with different toppings and enjoy!
Have you tried keto waffles? What’s your favorite way to eat them? Let us know in the comments below!
Fluffy waffles are a dream on a low-carb diet! Some things are too good to give up which is why we made a keto version of fluffy waffles. These waffles are low-carb and gluten-free! The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Carb count will vary with different ingredients and brands. It should not be considered as a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
Keto Fluffy Waffles
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 183mgSodium: 470mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 8g
Fluffy waffles are a dream on a low-carb diet! Some things are too good to give up which is why we made a keto version of fluffy waffles. These waffles are low-carb and gluten-free!
The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Carb count will vary with different ingredients and brands. It should not be considered as a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.