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Light ‘N Fluffy Waffles 🥞 gluten free, dairy free & keto

These grain free and keto waffles are truly light and extra fluffy! Ideal for a keto breakfast treat, at just 1g net carb!

Dairy Free & Keto Waffles with sugar free syrup
Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Keto Waffles

Grain Free & Keto Waffles 🥞

Light ‘N Fluffy

These are not your regular keto waffles, i.e. dense and crumbly. Think rather pure pillowy-soft delight! Plus, think of them as breakfast meal prepping supreme, ready for a quick reheat in your toaster!

Be sure to serve them up with grass-fed butter and sugar free syrup (love Lakanto’s!). Or do a strawberries ‘n cream sorta thing. Alternatively, make a fat bomb spread out of our buttercream frosting! Or how about a generous caramel drizzle?!

Looking for more non-egg low carb and keto breakfast ideas? Check out our cinnamon toast crunch, chia pudding and our ‘top secret’ granola!

The Method

The batter for these keto waffles is essentially a choux pastry (used to make anything from eclairs to gougeres to our keto donuts and churros). But this is just a fancy way of saying that you first boil together water with sugar, butter (or coconut oil) and salt. Adding in the flour and cooking it until it forms into a ball. And step three, mixing in the eggs off the stove. We also add a bit of baking powder at the end for extra rise.

Now when you mix in the eggs the dough will be very stiff, and given that we’re also adding in baking powder, the job is best done with a hand-mixer here. The final dough should be very elastic (courtesy of the eggs and xanthan gum).

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The Flours 🔍

I like a mixture of super fine almond flour and coconut flour best. Add a touch of psyllium husk and xanthan gum, and we’re golden.

And don’t skip the psyllium husk. It helps retain moisture, create structure (i.e. it’s highly responsible for the killer crumb). And it just so happens to be a killer source of fiber.

Borrowed from molecular cooking, xanthan gum is the binding agent which makes your toothpaste jelly-like (and your cream cheese, well cream cheese-like). And it’s also the most common gluten-replacer in gluten free baking. And there’s absolutely no skipping it here!

In all honesty, no substituting anything here. You really do need the full combo of grain free flours to get the choux just right.

In terms of brands, for the almond either Anthony’s or WellBees work great. Both are super fine grinds. And for the coconut, we always favor Anthony’s.

The Sweetener 

This choux pastry to make the waffles is very lightly sweetened (and fairly bland solo), think just a couple tablespoons. Ready to accommodate your topping of choice. But you’ve got good options here.  Lakanto Goldenxylitol (non-corn though to avoid tummy troubles!) and allulose (add 30% more) are my top choices (no aftertaste at all!).

And if just grain free, coconut sugar is your best bet here. And of course, raw sugar works great too.

Looking for a maple syrup alternative? While there are a myriad of sugar free syrups in the market today, we love Lakanto’s! (an erythritol and monk fruit blend).

And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup (or pet!) around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕

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Eating Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Keto Waffles
Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Keto Waffles

The Waffle Recipe Video

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Light 'N Fluffy Gluten Free & Keto Waffles

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Ketogenic
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8 waffles
Calories: 140 kcal

These grain free and keto waffles are light and airy, and extra fluffy. Ideal for a keto breakfast treat, at just 1g net carb!

Oh, and if baking with cups rather than grams is your thing, just click on US Cups for an instant conversion.

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Ingredients

For the keto waffles

Serving suggestions

  • sugar free syrup or maple syrup if paleo
  • grass-fed butter
  • berries
  • whipped cream

Special equipment

Instructions

  1. See recipe video for guidance!

  2. Whisk together in a medium bowl almond flour, coconut flour, psyllium husk and xanthan gum. Set aside. 

  3. Heat up water, butter, sweetener and salt in medium pot (or Dutch oven) until it just begins to simmer. Lower heat to low and add in flour mixture, mixing constantly to incorporate. Continue to cook and stir until the dough pulls away from the pan and forms into a ball, 1-3 minutes. 

  4. Transfer dough back to the bowl and allow to cool for 5 minutes. The dough should still be warm, but not hot enough to scramble the eggs. 

  5. Add in one egg at a time, mixing with an electric mixer until fully incorporated. Mix in vanilla extract and baking powder. The final dough should be very elastic. 

  6. Allow the dough to rest for 10 minutes and heat up waffle iron on high in the meantime. 

  7. Grease waffle iron well and spoon in the batter. It will be thick, so spread it out using a wet spatula (or wet the back of a spoon). Close waffle iron and cook for 8-12 minutes on high until fully golden and cooked through. 

  8. To crisp up the waffles further (this largely depends on your waffle iron), you'll need to toast the pieces on low in your toaster or in a skillet over low heat. This will draw out the moisture from the coconut flour and give you nice and crisp edges. 

  9. The waffles can be stored in an airtight container at room temp for 3 days. And the dough can be kept in the fridge for a day or two. 

Recipe Notes

*Or 1 1/2 tablespoon Pyure. Please see section on Sweeteners for more deets and possible substitution.

**We don't find these keto waffles to be eggy (at all!). But this also largely depends on the coconut flour you use (different brands absorb moisture differently), and cooking the dough until nice and stiff. We use regular-sized large eggs here, but keep in mind that you can always do 2 eggs rather than 3 (they'll be more dense though). 

Please note that nutrition facts were estimated per waffle, assuming the recipe yields 8 regular square waffles (depending how much you spread it, you can get anywhere from 8-10). If making Belgian waffles (round, as pictured), we found a batch to yield three. 

 

Nutrition Facts
Light 'N Fluffy Gluten Free & Keto Waffles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 155mg6%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 3g12%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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118 comments

  1. Meko says:

    Oops forgot this. I put the dough in a sandwich bag with the corner clipped about a half an inch. It gave me much more control and better shaped waffles.

  2. Meko says:

    So good! I freeze the extras and then crisp them up on a cooling rack in the oven.
    Also for fall I added some Rodelle’s pumpkin spice flavoring. So delicious!
    Thank you so much for this great recipe!!!!!

  3. Tiffany says:

    BEST keto waffles! I tried others and they just made me sick. I love that this is a choux dough and it puffs up beautifully! I made mini waffles and put whipped cream on them. Yum! Thank you Paola for all of your wonderful recipes!

  4. Ponch says:

    Top notch classy and fluffier waffles I have ever tasted. The recipe and procedure to make the dough is not complicated but creating a pastry like dough👍👍👍 Im doubling the recipe ingredients since I couldn’t have enough👍

  5. Virginie says:

    Good thing I watched the video. The butter is in the ingredients but not in the recipe!
    I’m making them right now 😀

  6. Rosanna says:

    I made these for the first time today and we were amazed by the result! just as good as those MIL used to do, although a little time consuming: even 8 minutes were too much for two hungry little boys!
    Anyway, the only modification I made was using acacia gum instead of xanthan, since the LOs are sensitive (I’m not sure if this specific product can be found outside France, btw)

  7. Kim says:

    Amazing!! I added 2 tsp of cinnamon. These can fool anyone into thinking they are conventional waffles. I was a little overwhelmed at first reading through the instructions, but these were actually very easy! So glad I tried them.

  8. Elisabeth Anders says:

    The surkin almond flour you linked to is no longer stocked by Amazon. Any other options that are readily available or on Amazon?

    • Paola van der Hulst says:

      Yup! You guys bought it all lol! They have a website directly (I’ll see tomorrow if I can get you guys a discount code or something). Otherwise from what I’ve searched they’re the only brand doing it so far, but Anthony’s has a peanut flour which is also brilliant (you’d just be making peanut butter pancakes!) xo!

  9. Karis says:

    Holy 💩
    These waffles were AMAZING. I didn’t have the psyllium husk, so I ground up some chia seeds instead. I also didn’t have the vanilla extract, so I used rum extract. And, I was way too lazy to get out my stand mixer so I beat the eggs in by hand. Made three waffles. Served them with homemade whipped cream, butter, and lemon zest. I made a half recipe and thank God I did because I would have eaten all six of those waffles in one sitting. Paola, you are my food hero. Seriously I just want to hug you.

  10. Trisha Abrahamson says:

    Never made a keto waffle with a batter like this. I was worried about how it would be but my god am I glad I made this recipe! No idea how you came up with the method but you are a genius. These are not eggy or flat like every other keto waffle I’ve made. My family liked it more than their regular waffles. I did make them in the belgian waffle maker and only got 4 waffles instead of 8 but that is still only 2 net carbs each. Just… wow. THANK YOU.

  11. Brenna Johnes says:

    Made these for the family (all adults), sat down excited to see if they taste like real waffles. Took a bite and realised I haven’t had them for so long I can’t remember what waffles taste like. Asked my family and no one can remember. But these waffles are very nice and filling.

  12. Dee Gee says:

    THANK YOU!!!! I have tried for 3+ years to find a low carb pancake or waffle recipe my husband likes. He’s hated them all, until today! He said, “these are perfect.”

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