There's something about the smell of waffles baking that takes me back to childhood Sunday Mornings. It's no surprise that creating keto waffles was at the top of my list when we switched to a keto lifestyle.
In fact, we are obsessed with these keto waffles as a late
Or make your own homemade keto maple syrup with my recipe here:
It's not just for pancakes! Use it as a baste for keto maple-glazed salmon, pork chops or bacon!
They are delicious and have great keto macros coming in at 85% fat, 5% Net Carbs
Tips On Making The Waffles
These waffles are very easy to make. But I want to take a moment and talk about substitutions. You cannot substitute coconut flour for almond flour here. You can, however, take a look at my waffle recipe that uses all coconut flour here:
Why Avocado or Olive Oil?
Research has shown that using vegetable oils including canola oil is bad for our health. This is contrary to what we were taught growing up in the "fat-free" era when saturated fats were demonized and trans fats hit the market. All I baked with as a teenager was light margerine which was packed with vegetable oils.
Well, when I learned how bad vegetable oils were for our health I discovered avocado oil. It's great for baking, making salad dressings, roasting and cooking with. It has a light neutral flavor and you can find it in bulk in places like Costco and Sam's Club.
I strongly encourage you to throw out all of your vegetable oils and replace them with these options. We also use coconut oil, butter, ghee and algae oil in our kitchen. From time to time, we'll use small-batch artisan nut oils like walnut or macadamia oil.
If you want to read a great book that covers the harmful effects of vegetable oils on our health, I recommend Deep Nutrition by Catherine Shanahan, M.D. This book will revolutionize how you think about your health and what you put into your body.
Baking The Waffles
These waffles take a little longer to bake than traditional waffles.
Of course, everyone's waffle iron is just a little bit different. We have three different ones and tested this recipe in each one.
In our Belgian Waffle Iron, these took 6-7 minutes each to cook.
In our Traditional Waffle Iron, these took 8-9 minutes to cook. Our traditional waffle iron is actually one of those George Forman grills that have removable plates. Heating was uneven on them and we had to let it preheat for 5 minutes between each waffle. I definitely wouldn't recommend buying one of those specifically for making waffles.
In our new classic waffle maker these took only 2 minutes to bake! We really love this one!
Spray Your Waffle Plates Liberally
They Get Crispy Once Cooled
These waffles crisp up as they cool. When we are making these in “batch cooking mode”, we pull out our cookie cooling racks and lie the finished waffle on this while the next is baking. Then these cooled waffles are stacked into our plastic container we use to store them in.
Spray Your Waffle Plates Liberally
Making The Perfect Keto Waffles Dairy Free
Why Bocha Sweet?
Bocha Sweet is my sugar alternative of choice.
Yeah, it's a little more expensive than all the other options... BUT... it is the premium sugar alternative on the market because of it's taste and its whole body benefits.
You see, Bocha Sweet is made from the extract of the Kabocha pumpkin which has been a super food staple of the Japanese diet for way longer than you or I have been around.
It has benefits beyond it's sweet taste.
Plus, there's no aftertaste. Aftertaste is the worst part of sugar substitutes. I just don't miss the metallic or bitter aftertaste that other sugar alternatives deliver.
You've just gotta try it for yourself. Click on any of the links on this page and order a bag to try.
Ingredients for Keto Waffles
Here are some specific ingredients you'll need for your keto waffles...
- Bocha Sweet (see above for comments!)
- Full Fat Coconut Milk (to make dairy free)
- Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker
- Pure Vanilla (watch for hidden sugar)
- Baking Soda by Bob’s Red Mill
- Cream of Tartar by McCormick Gourmet
- Liquid Stevia Drops, Vanilla by SweetLeaf
- Coconut Flour by TerraSoul Superfoods
- Almond Flour, Superfine by Bob’s Red Mill
Tutorial Video: Perfect Keto Waffles
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Perfect Keto Waffles
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and blend for 2 minutes. It's important to blend the mixture for this long to allow the coconut flour to absorb the liquid.
- Preheat your waffle iron and allow the mixture to rest. This provides time for the coconut flour to soak up the wet ingredients. You'll notice that your batter is stiffer after you've given it time to rest.
- Bake in a waffle iron for 5-7 minutes and enjoy!
Great For The Freezer
This is a great keto recipe to make and freeze to eat later. You can pull them directly out of the freezer and put them in your toaster or toaster oven. Our toaster has a defrost setting that we use but it also works without it. Then smear with real butter and drizzle with keto friendly maple syrup and you have an easy, fast keto breakfast, lunch or dinner. After all, these aren't JUST for breakfast!
As people test this recipe at higher elevations, I'll update this section with their advice.
For 6,000 feet:
- +1 Tbsp avocado oil
- +1 Tbsp almond flour
- Reduce baking powder and baking soda to 1/2 tsp
- Tips provided by Monica Walker 🙂
Other Keto Breakfast Recipes
You'll find a lot of different keto breakfast options here on the website because breakfast is my husband's favorite food type. He'll eat breakfast food for all three meals. Do you love breakfast too??
Most recently, I've created a coconut flour version of these waffles. You can find that recipe below.
If you're more of a fan of pancakes than waffles you have two options. First, add 1/2-1 cup of water to the recipe here to thin it out for pancakes. Or you can take a look at my keto coconut flour pancake recipe below. Both are delicious!
Keto Coconut Flour Pancakes
This poppyseed bread is great to slice and freeze and then throw in your lunchbox for a mid-morning breakfast. Poppyseed bread is, again, one of my husband's favorite things once the holiday season starts. Is it a breakfast food or a snack? Hmmm....
Keto Poppyseed Bread
I couldn't let you go without sharing this indulgent recipe for keto caramel sticky buns. This is one of my favorite keto treats during the holiday months! Having a batch of these in the freezer helps me conquer my holiday food cravings without going off my keto diet.