Keto waffles recipe and ideas for different ingredients

Waffles are something special – especially when they come freshly baked from the waffle maker and fill the air with their wonderfully sweet scent. Anyone looking for an alternative to the otherwise carbohydrate-like treat should try these easy low-carb keto waffles!

Good substitutes for flour are, for example, almond or hazelnut flour, coconut flour, protein powder or other less common ingredients such as quark and ricotta. They give the waffle batter a little different consistency, but it is perfect for the waffle iron.

Keto waffles with almond flour and cream cheese

You can make these quick low-carb waffles without feeling guilty about your diet because protein consumption promotes the burning of body fat. Almond flour works great for binding. You can use also use coconut flour instead.

Total time: 5 minutes

Ingredients for one:
50 g cream cheese, full fat
1 egg, size M
2 teaspoons almond flour or coconut flour
1 tsp baking cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp erythritol
1 tbsp xylitol

How to make keto waffles:

  • Whisk the egg and stir in the cream cheese.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix them into a homogeneous batter.
  • Add to the waffle iron and fry until the waffle holds together.
  • Alternatively, bake on a pan like a pancake over medium heat, turning only once.

Nutritional values per serving
Calories: 316 kcal
Carbohydrates: 5 g (net)
Fiber: 4 g
Fat: 24 g
Protein: 17 g

Keto-friendly waffle toppings

Choose low carb toppings to keep the benefits of keto waffles. Low-sugar fruits such as blueberries or grapefruit, natural yogurt, and pure cocoa powder still ensure neat waffle fun on the plate. Peanut butter and other nut spreads, e.g. almond paste, are also a great idea. If you prefer savory, you can upgrade the waffle batter with grated vegetables like zucchini, red peppers, jalapenos, small cheese slices, and more spices!

Keto waffles recipe with protein powder

Here is another variation of keto waffles without almond flour. The waffles consist of only five ingredients, which are one thing above all: rich in protein!

50 g butter
100 g of creamed cottage cheese or ricotta
4 eggs
2 tbsp vegetable oil
6 tbsp protein powder (vanilla or chocolate)

  • Preheat the waffle iron. Melt the butter in a saucepan and set aside.
  • Mix the butter with the cottage cheese, eggs and vegetable oil with a hand mixer.
  • Now add the protein powder.
  • Bake the waffles golden brown in the waffle iron.
  • Serve with desired toppings.

High protein waffles, vegan, without eggs

No eggs in the house, want to gain on muscle, you are allergic, or on a diet without animal products? No matter the reasons, according to this recipe, low carb waffles without egg can taste great too!

All ingredients for vegan protein waffles (7 waffles):

150 g of coconut oil
150 g erythritol
2 ripe bananas (150 g each)
100 g ground oatmeal
200 g peas protein (neutral taste or according to personal preference)
7 g baking powder

  • First process the two bananas in a blender or with a hand blender to make mus.
  • Then stir all ingredients with a hand mixer or a food processor until the dough becomes viscous.
  • Add about 2 tablespoons of dough per waffle to the waffle iron.
  • The waffles are ready as soon as they have reached the desired gold-brown color. Most waffle irons have a small light that lights up as soon as the waffles are done.
  • For waffle irons without “anti-stick coating”, grease the iron surface with coconut oil so that the waffles do not burn.

The recipe is actually more low-carb and high protein than keto because of the carbohydrate content and the bananas. Have a look at the calorie information and decide for yourself it is suitable for your diet. You can also try to replace the banana for apple puree. For 1 banana you need about 4 tablespoons of applesauce.

Nutritional values per serving
Calories: 404 kcal
Fat: 24 g
Carbohydrates: 12 g
Protein: 28 g

Chaffles – What are they?

Chaffles are the new big trend in the low-carb universe. Probably because they are soo easy to make and require only 2 ingredients: 50 grams of grated mozzarella cheese and an egg. Just that! Of course, there are lots of variations of the egg and cheese waffles – savory and sweet. You may expand the flavor by adding other seasonings ingredients and seasonings or bacon. Pizza Chaffels, Chaffle Burger and so on!

Basic chaffle recipe

The perfect keto or low carb breakfast recipe with only 2 ingredients.

Total time: 10 minutes

Ingredients for one:
50 g shredded Mozzarella *Fresh mozzarella does NOT work!
1 egg size M or L
some butter

  • Whisk the egg thoroughly, add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the mozzarella and stir briefly.
  • Bake everything together in the slightly buttered waffle iron until the chaffle is golden brown and slightly crunchy.
  • Alternatively, bake on a pan. Serve hot or cold.

Nutritional values per serving
Calories: 214 kcal
Carbohydrates: 1 g (net)
Dietary fiber: 0 g
Fat: 15 g
Protein: 18 g

Can I make chaffles without a waffle maker?

Yes, it works. You can make keto waffles on a small coated pan and over medium heat like pancakes.

Well, admittedly, they are nicer and more crispy from the waffle iron. From the pan, everything looks like an omelette. But the principle and above all the taste, of course, remain the same. So, as a conclusion: Pan is okay, but waffle iron is better!