These Keto Coconut Flour Waffles are light and fluffy… reminiscent of childhood Sunday mornings. As children, we would wake on Sunday mornings to the treat of either waffles or cinnamon rolls. My mom would make the maple syrup from scratch and the entire house would smell of maple and waffles.
Once mom and I both became dedicated to a ketogenic lifestyle, I wanted to create a substitute that was healthy and tasted amazing. We top these with my homemade keto maple syrup which is quick to make while you’re cooking your keto waffles.
This is a large batch, fit to feed a family, or stock your freezer with keto breakfasts. These keto coconut flour waffles freeze beautifully. In fact, I like to pop a few in the toaster on a lazy Sunday morning and enjoy them crisp and hot with a generous amount of organic butter on top.
Can I Substitute Almond Flour?
Almond flour is a little easier to learn to bake with… the reason I wanted to perfect a Coconut Flour Waffle is because I wanted to be able to eat a waffle without eating all my calories for the day in one sitting. Almond flour is more calorie-dense than coconut flour. If you’re someone looking to gain weight on the keto diet it can be a really great ingredient to focus on.
You’ll notice I use BochaSweet in almost all of my sweet keto recipes. This is for two reasons. First, it tastes amazing and doesn’t have a metallic aftertaste like so many sugar substitutes on the market. Second, it’s a superfood. BochaSweet is extracted from the Kabocha pumpkin which has been a superfood staple of the Japanese diet for much longer than either of us have been around.
If I am going to go to all the work to bake a keto dessert or breakfast item, I want it to taste amazing and be fully satisfying. Why go to all the work of making this only to be disappointed because I used a less-than-delicious sweetener that tastes thin, metallic, and just NOT right.
So yeah, I reach for my BochaSweet every time.
Keto Maple Syrup
Don't want to make your own maple syrup? No problem. Our favorite product out there for a keto-friendly syrup is the Lakanto Maple Syrup. You can save 15% off your order by using the coupon code KETOKITCHEN at their website here.
Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Keto Coconut Flour Waffles
To whip up these keto waffles, you’ll need a few key ingredients:
- Coconut Flour (a little goes a long way!)
- Avocado Oil or Olive Oil
- Vanilla Extract (Beware of hidden sugar in extracts, check the ingredients list)
- Xanthan Gum
- Avocado Oil Cooking Spray
And a few things from your local dairy or grocer:
- Cream Cheese
- Sour Cream
Choosing A Waffle Maker
Finally, you'll need a waffle maker. This is the one we purchased a few years ago and are in love with. The squares fit perfectly in the toaster so you can toast frozen keto waffles easily. It has adjustable settings so you can get the waffles to bake perfectly every time with just a little experimenting. YUM!
This recipe also makes great belgian waffles. We love our Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker. The kids love flipping the waffles just like we were at a hotel.
We do actually own both of these and have fun switching between them. You'll see that on my other waffle recipe where I use a combination of almond and coconut flour, I've used the Belgian waffle maker. It really comes down to preference. If you want to be able to freeze your waffles and toast them later then the Chef's Choice Classic WafflePro is a great choice. What's your preference?? Round or square?
Tutorial Video: Keto Coconut Flour Waffles
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Keto Coconut Flour Waffles (1 Net Carb)
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and blend together until combined. Then blend on low speed for 3 minutes. The batter will thicken along the way as the coconut flour begins soaking up the ingredients.
- Preheat your waffle iron and allow your waffle batter to rest while it heats up. In the meantime, prepare your waffle baking area and clean up your mess.
- Bake each waffle as instructed with your specific waffle iron. Cook time varies between 3-6 minutes depending on the waffle iron you are using. These seem soft when they first come out of the waffle iron but will firm up as they sit. This has to do with the coconut flour continuing to absorb the moisture.
Other Keto Breakfast Recipes You’ll Enjoy
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As these low carb coconut flour waffles bake, we like to mix up a batch of our homemade maple syrup...
If you're looking for a low carb waffle recipe made with almond flour, you can find that right here:
For those of you who love pancakes and want a coconut flour version, that's right here:
And I couldn't let you go without sharing my personal favorite keto treat recipe. These are a life-saver over the holiday season when I'm tempted by these types of treats. I bake up a batch and keep these in the freezer for when I'm surrounded by baked goods and want to indulge a little without going off my keto diet.