These Easy Flourless Almond Low Carb Waffles make it into your waffle iron after only a 5-minute prep. Just give the ingredients a whirl in the blender and you are good to go! They are moist, flavorful, and freeze and reheat well! This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
Low carb waffles are a lovely way to get your sweet fix without actually eating a bunch of refined sugar. That is a win in my world. Plus, the kids will gobble them up and have no reservations that they are low carb.
Nothing says weekend to me more than a golden waffle dripping with butter and syrup. I love to make a big batch of keto waffles and then refrigerate some to pop in the toaster on busy mornings.
If you are hosting a large breakfast or brunch, you should for sure, add these keto waffles to the menu. They are perfect for hitting all sorts of dietary needs like keto, gluten-free, and grain-free. You could even set it up buffet style with all kinds of toppings too.
How To Make Low Carb Waffles
Waffles, in general, are pretty easy to make. I have found using a blender whips the batter up perfectly for an even more simple solution. Let’s get started so you can dig into a fluffy stack of keto waffles soon:
First Step: Heat up your waffle iron.
Second Step: Add the almonds and sweetener into your blender. Blend until they are ground up fine and then add the cottage cheese, almond milk, eggs, baking powder, and almond extract. Blend until the ingredients are smooth and incorporated.
Third Step: Add a spray or two of cooking spray to your waffle iron. Then add ¼ of the waffle batter to the waffle iron. Cook until they are golden brown.
Fourth Step: For extra crispy waffles, after they have cooled down, toast them in your toaster.
Serve with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Expert Tips For Making Low Carb Waffles
I am in love with these keto waffles just the way I am sharing the recipe. However, once in a while, we will add in some extra ingredients or whatever depending on how we feel. I wanted to share some tips and suggestions on extra ingredients for you. Take a look:
- Don’t overmix the batter. It will cause the waffles to be much denser and not as fluffy. Overmixing causes a bunch of air bubbles to develop in the batter, and when they get hot, they pop and leave you with a more dense waffle.
- Do not pour the waffle batter into the waffle iron until it’s hot. Otherwise, your first waffle probably won’t turn out because it will start cooking at a lower temp, and then it will end up more like a tough and unappealing waffle.
- You can add extra ingredients if you want. Just blend the batter then gently fold in ¼ -½ cup of your favorite add-ins: sugar-free chocolate chips, blueberries, nuts, or anything you enjoy. You can also add in banana extract, caramel extract, or cinnamon to the batter to change the flavor a little bit.
How to make Keto Waffles Crispy
Waffles made with alternative flours tend to be on the softer side. I prefer crisp waffles. After a little experimenting, I've realized the best way to get a crisp waffle with alternative flour is to cook it in the waffle iron, let it cool, and then pop it in the toaster. These are so big I divide into 4 pieces and just put one piece in each side of my toaster. I'm fine with just 2 or 3 of the triangles for breakfast. They are very filling.
Low Carb Waffle Topping Ideas
Obviously, many people use keto pancake syrup for the topping for waffles, and it makes total sense. I use the monk fruit syrup I mentioned, but sometimes we will add some fun toppings too. Here are a few ideas to try out:
- Strawberries - Slice up a few berries or dice them up small. Then add them on top. If you haven’t tried strawberries on waffles yet, you really should. They are heavenly.
- Blueberries - Not only do the blueberries add some yummy flavor, but they also give the stack of waffles extra color too. It’s truly impossible not to devour them with that hint of fruit.
- Sugar-Free Chocolate - Add just a little bit of chocolate chips when you have a craving. It’s a great way to add some flavor and give you a chocolate fix at the same time.
- Nut Butter - Use your favorite nut butter and spread on top of the waffles. Drizzle with syrup and fall in love.
- Raspberries - Don’t go too crazy, but a few raspberries are terrific on these waffles. The give you some natural sweetness and look positively gorgeous on top!
- Homemade Whipped Cream - Whip up some heavy cream and keto sweetener together and add a dollop or two on top. It’s creamy and delicious.
- Nuts - Any kind of nuts would work great! Pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, or almonds would be great. They give you a nice crunch and add some flavor. You could even add some of my candied pecans on top for extra fun!
- Keto Cheesecake Fluff - this light and fluffy cheesecake mousse is amazing on top of these waffles!
Which waffle iron should I buy?
You really can use any waffle maker.
Depending on the size of your waffle iron you may only get 3 Belgian size waffles or 6-8 smaller ones. I just got my 9-year-old this mini pink waffle maker for her birthday. It makes Eggo sized waffles. She can use it all by herself and it's just really cute! I couldn't resist when I saw it on sale.
Can I freeze Low Carb Waffles?
These waffles freeze well! Make a big batch, freeze some, and then just pop them in the toaster whenever you want one. They are so filling that sometimes I'll just eat ½ of a waffle with some yogurt and berries or on the side with eggs and bacon.
What syrup can I use for keto?
I topped these with Lakanto Monkfruit Syrup. Yum!
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- 2 cups blanched slivered almonds or 2 cups almond flour
- ¼ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- ½ cup cottage cheese
- ½ cup almond milk
- 4 eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- Preheat your waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Put the almonds and sweetener in the blender and blend until finely ground. Add the other ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour about ¼ of the batter into the waffle iron. If you have a smaller waffle iron you will use less batter. Just pour enough to cover ¾ of the bottom grill. Cook until golden brown.
- To make crisper waffles let the waffles cool and then toast in the toaster.
More Breakfast Recipes You Should Try
Don’t forget to try out some of these additional breakfast recipes. They will keep you satisfied and full, all while being low carb! Take a look:
- Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
- Almond Flour Pancakes With Chocolate Chips
- Low Carb Pancakes
- Keto Banana Nut Chaffles
- Chocolate Chocolate Chip Waffles
- Keto Chocolate Chaffle
Make sure to check out my Breakfast Cookbook for more great recipes!
Originally Published January 9, 2018. Revised and Republished May 11, 2020.
Looking to add more gluten free food into my diet and was excited to make this waffle. It was delicious and easy to make. Made extra to freeze as well!
These waffles are super delicious! This recipe is such a keeper!
Just came across your recipe and was planning to try it until I came across the nutritional breakdown. Seven net carbs per waffle is a lot especially when my goal is a maximum of 25 net carbs a day. Just wondering if you already subtracted the sugar alcohol? If you already did, then I will need to eliminate my usual carbs for that day. Please respond asap as I'm definitely eager to try this recipe.
I did. Nuts have a lot of natural carbs, unfortunately. These are big Belgian waffles though. I normally only eat half of one for 3.5 net carbs.