There are many low carb waffle recipes out there. I encourage you to try a bunch and discover which keto waffles taste the best to you. I have found some to have too much of an egg-y taste, or some to fall apart as you try and eat them.
In my opinion, the Carbquik low carb waffles taste the most like what I remember waffles tasting like. However, these waffles are heavier than using traditional waffle mix. Of course, being heavy isn't necessarily a bad thing. In fact, I tend to fill up on one or two of these waffles.
For those of you who have never used Carbquik, it's a low carb flour substitute that is high in fiber and boasts having 90% fewer carbs than the "leading brands" of baking mixes. For every 32 grams (about 1/3 cup) of Carbquik you're looking at 2 net carbs. I talked about Carbquik in my Easiest Low Carb Pizza Crust recipe.
I thought it was too good to be true, but I was able to stay in ketosis after using it. Granted, I would not recommend using it as part of every meal. But if you're craving something like keto waffles or low carb waffles, this recipe is definitely something you'll want to try.
How to Make Low Carb Waffles with Carbquik
Tools We Used:
waffle iron: this is the one we have, but any waffle iron will do.
a wooden or silicone spoon/spatula/single chopstick
1 1/4 cup (120g) Carbquik
1 Extra Large Egg (56g)
1/4 cup (60g) Heavy Whipping Cream
1 tsp (4g) Vanilla Extract
1/8 cup (28g) Vegetable Oil
Spray with cooking spray and preheat the waffle iron on a medium setting.
In a small bowl beat the egg with a hand mixer until it goes from bight yellow to a much lighter/mellow yellow. (NOTE: you're incorporating air into eggs and will add the rest of ingredients to preserve air in the batter. If you're in a hurry, combine liquid ingredients and egg with an immersion blender. If you don't have any motorized mixing tools, you can beat the egg by hand with a whisk.)
Slowly stir in in the cream and water.
Slowly mix in the Carbquik then stir in the vanilla.
Pour batter into waffle iron and cook until iron stops steaming. For us, it's roughly a cup in the center and cooking time is about 5 minutes. (NOTE: Amount to fill your waffle iron depends on make and model. Batter expands when you close the lid and when it cooks so don't fully cover the cooking surface.)
Using a wood or silicone tool, carefully remove the waffle from the iron and place in the oven to keep warm as you make the next batch. (NOTE: Most waffle irons come with a nonstick coating. Using a wood or silicone tool doesn't scratch nonstick as easily as metal tools do.)
Top with butter—and a low carb syrup if that's your thing—and enjoy. Want to get a little crazy? Drizzle some Performance Nut Butter on top to add just a hint of sweetness to your low carb waffles.
The above keto waffle recipe makes roughly 4 waffles using this waffle iron. Serving size will vary based on the waffle iron you use.
**NOTE** I got these numbers after putting all the ingredients we used into my calorie tracker. I use Cronometer. Be sure to add this recipe to what you use to track your macros with the brand of ingredients you use for the most accurate count.
Calories: 218 g
Fat: 19.1 g
Net Carbs: 2.4 g
Carbs: 15.5 g
Fiber: 13.1 g
Protein: 7.8 g
We hope you enjoy this recipe! If you make it, we'd love to see it. Tag us on Instagram using @KaitandKeto!