Real Low Carb / Keto Waffles (no cheese whatsoever!)

This recipe is posted as a courtesy to those following a variety of low-carb and ketogenic diets (not necessarily Meal Plans designed by me). This recipe may or may not be appropriate for you.

The latest recipe in the low carb / keto world are “chaffles” which are a mixture of whole egg and grated cheese cooked in a waffle iron.  They are really just crispy, textured cheese omelettes, not waffles! This morning, I wanted REAL waffles, and of course they were to be low carb, so I invented them by taking my tried and true 30 year old waffle recipe and subbing out what I know “works”.


Real Low Carb / Keto Waffles – makes 18 waffles


2 eggs, beaten
1 – 3/4 cup full fat milk (I used goat, but cow milk is fine — or for even lower carbs, one can use heavy whipping cream diluted with cold, filtered water)         
1/2 tsp real vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, melted

2 cups sifted almond flour
1 scoop unflavoured whey isolate powder
3 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp Truvia® sweetener (or low carb sweetener of choice)
1/2 tsp salt


Preheat the waffle iron.

Melt the butter over a low heat.

Sift the almond flour into a large mixing bowl, then add the other dry ingredients.

Beat the eggs in a separate bowl then add the milk (or diluted heavy whipping cream).

Pour the melted butter into the milk and egg mixture.

This is a very important step. Let the batter rest for 10 – 15 minutes to let the nut flours absorb the moisture from the egg and milk. Rushing this step will result in waffles that are not the right texture.

When the waffle iron is hot, spray it well with coconut oil spray and add ~1/2 cup of batter to each section. Work quickly and shut the cover.  When it stops steaming excessively, open it up and check that the waffles are golden, but not brown.

Remove them from waffle iron and place them on a wire rack to allow to cool a few minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

Macros (per waffle)

Fat   16.3 g
Carbs (net) 3.3g
Protein 7.9 g
Kcals 196 calories

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