Mouth-watering, light and fluffy homemade gluten free waffles that are low carb and Keto Friendly! Now, this is a breakfast the whole family will love!
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Time to break out the waffle maker! The texture is light and airy with a crispiness on the outside.
If you’re like most people, when you made the decision to follow Keto or a gluten free diet, you just knew waffles would be a thing of the past. After all, traditional waffles are loaded with sugar and regular flour, sending the carb count way up!
Luckily, there are several gluten free flours and sugar substitutes that allow for recreating this breakfast favorite into a low carb and healthier version.
They also freeze really well, just heat them back up in a toaster and you are ready to go!
What’s In Homemade Gluten Free Waffles
- Almond flour
- Oat Fiber
- Pure vanilla extract
- Swerve confectioners
- Baking powder
- Heavy cream
- Grass-fed butter
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Homemade Keto Waffles
With a hand mixer, whip up the egg whites in a separate bowl, to soft peaks.
In another bowl, add in the egg yolks, heavy cream, butter, vanilla and swerve and mix.
Mix in the egg whites, then the dry ingredients, just until combined.
Spray the waffle maker with nonstick spray or brush with coconut oil. Cook according to the direction for your waffle maker.
What are Some Low Carb Waffle Toppings?
Are Waffles High in Carbs?
Traditional waffles are very high in carbs. The typical traditional waffle has about 70 grams of carbs! WOW, right?! That’s over 3 days worth of carbs for someone on Keto.
Well, these homemade waffles, made with almond flour and oat fiber, are low carb and Keto friendly. There’re only 5 net carbs per serving in this recipe. Talk about a carb savings!
Can I Freeze Almond Flour Waffles?
These Keto waffles are so quick and easy, making a double batch and freezing them means you can have healthy waffles on hand when you need a quick low carb breakfast.
For leftovers, line a sheet pan with parchment paper, place the waffles in a single layer on the pan. Allow the them to come to room temperature, before putting them in the freezer for 2 hours. Place the frozen waffles in a freezer safe container or freezer bag.
Substitutions for Homemade Keto Waffles
This is such a versatile low carb waffle recipe, you can change it up any way you’d like. Try some, or all, of these combinations:
- Add fresh berries over the top with some fresh whip cream.
- Chopped pecans or walnuts add a little crunch when sprinkled over the top.
- For extra decadence, layer waffles with this Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting and a little cinnamon to mimic the flavors of a cinnamon roll.
- If you love chocolate, you can add a little unsweetened cocoa to the batter.
- Wanting breakfast on the go, just smear the waffles with some Keto friendly peanut butter and place in a zip lock bag for when you’re ready to eat it.
- In this recipe, a Belgian Waffle Maker is used, but you can use any waffle maker of your choice.
What Sugar Substitutes Can I Use in Homemade Low Carb Waffles?
Because these cook fairly quickly and do not cook under high heat for very long a powdered or confectioners type sugar substitute is recommended as a granulated form may not dissolve enough.
More Keto Breakfast Recipes
- Mexican Breakfast Casserole
- Keto Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
- Easy Breakfast Casserole
- Fluffy Pancakes
- Blueberry Muffins
What is Oat Fiber? Is Oat Fiber Keto?
The Oat Fiber is really important in this recipe! I use it in so many recipes, because of the amazing texture it gives whatever I’m baking! It is hands down, the best ingredient I’ve baked with! The Oat Fiber that I use is made by Lifesource Foods, because they grind it to a very fine powder and has a mild flavor. I buy it in the 16 ounce bag, which lasts a while, because you don’t need to use much in your recipes.
Oat Fiber is not the same as Oat Flour, which is made from grinding oats. Oat Fiber is made from grinding the outer husks of oats and is pure insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber doesn’t dissolve in water and is not broken down in the digestive tract, so it has zero net carbs and is Keto friendly.
More Keto Recipes Using Oat Fiber
- Coffee Crumb Cake
- Strawberry Cupcakes
- Salted Caramel Collagen Muffins
- Coconut Lime Cupcakes
- Cheddar Jalapeño “Cornbread”
- Rosemary & Kalamata Olive Focaccia
- Lemon Cupcakes
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
If you’d like to know more about baking on Keto, this article, Keto Baking Made Easy, is loaded with tips and info that you’ll find helpful. You might also check out my Keto Sweet Treats eBook that has 50 amazing Keto dessert recipes, all with color pics, macros and more! I’m offering it at 50% off when you subscribe to my free weekly emails here.
Homemade Waffles – Keto, Low Carb & Gluten Free
- Heat up your waffle maker and have some coconut oil or nonstick spray ready.
- Add all the dry ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine. Whip up the egg whites in a separate bowl, to soft peaks.
- In another bowl, add in the egg yolks, heavy cream, butter, vanilla and swerve and mix. Mix in the egg whites, then the dry ingredients, just until combined.
- Spray the waffle maker with nonstick spray or brush with coconut oil. Cook according to the direction for your waffle maker.
- Serve with some butter and either my homemade Raspberry Sauce, Strawberry Sauce or your favorite sugar-free syrup (I useChoc-Zero Maple Pecan). These can be frozen and just heat them up in the toaster.