Low Carb Waffles or, How to Eat Like a Real Person

Low carb waffles have just 1.9 net carbs each in this fast, easy recipe. They are a delicious change of pace from eggs when you are looking for an Atkins-friendly breakfast. They’re gluten-free, too! There’s lots of fiber and healthy coconut oil to keep your cravings far, far away.

low carb waffles have just 1.9 net carbs and make breakfast fun again! Lowcarb-ology.com

I will be the first to admit that I have a deep, dark secret that tends to force me to shoot myself in the foot when it comes to my low-carb eating plan. I would often rather skip breakfast that eat one. more. damn. egg.

Anyone else?

The problem is when I skip breakfast I get hungry and then after my work out my stomach is eating itself and I walk into the house, straight to the pantry and grab the first thing that looks good to me — generally it’s not something low-carb. There are days when I would almost trade one of my kids for a pancake or a dang chocolate donut.

I want to feel normal again, you know? Just be able and sit down to a normal breakfast. Something eggs aren’t a part of. I am tired of being bored with breakfast!


Well, no more. My kids will be relieved to know that there is no danger of them being traded off because these low carb waffles are amazing. Are they a perfect substitute for the waffles you probably grew up with? No, they aren’t but they are delicious and they will hold gallons of sugar free syrup and melted butter and they will keep your blood sugar in check.

I saw these apple waffles on All Day I Dream About Food and I thought they looked yummy but apples are a rare treat for me and I needed something I could eat every single day if I wanted to. I used Carolyn’s recipe as the foundation for this one and changed very little… I have some more ideas so you’ll probably be seeing more low carb waffles in the future.

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If you want maple syrup with your waffle Walden Farms has a pretty good one — especially when you consider that it has no carbs and no calories! It helps make your breakfast really feel like breakfast. Did I mention NO carbs and NO calories?
Walden Farms – Calorie Free Pancake Syrup – 12 oz.

Give these low carb waffles a try and see if they don’t help you enjoy breakfast again.

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Low Carb Waffles or, How to Eat Like a Real Person

Low carb waffles have all of those crispy squares to hold melted butter and your favorite low carb topping. Slightly sweet -- these are lifechanging!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8 squares
Author Lowcarbology Editorial


  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup flax seed meal
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup erythritol
  • 1/4 cup vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup melted organic coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat your waffle iron and brush it with butter or cooking spray.
  • Mix the almond flour, flax, coconut flour, erythritol, protein powder, baking powder, and cinnamon until well blended.
  • Whisk the eggs, cream, water, coconut oil, and vanilla until blended and frothy.
  • Blend the dry mixture into the wet mixture.
  • Batter will be thick.
  • Spoon the batter into each section of the waffle maker.
  • Close the lid and cook until golden brown and the waffle maker stops steaming-- about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the waffle carefully and repeat with the rest of the batter.


As a general rule sugar alcohols and fiber are not counted in carb counts.

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Last Updated 09/15/2020

11 Responses to “Low Carb Waffles or, How to Eat Like a Real Person”

  1. What is 1/3 cup erythritol and do you have to used heavy cream or could it be substitute with almond milk

    • You could probably use almond milk, although I’ve never tried. Erythritol is a natural non-sugar sweetener that doesn’t affect blood sugar

  2. Is the carb amount of 1.9 net carbs for 1 square, 1 waffle or??? I cant wait to make these waffles. I love your website. Please keep up the good work in helping those of us living the Low Carb Lifestyle.

    • I had to change the way the recipes are shown and lost much of the nutritional information. The recipe serves two people and the nutrition information is for half the recipe.

    • I think the recipe must serve more than two. When I calculate the nutritional info into the app I use I ended up with 1245 calories, 101 g of fat and 48 total carbs (not including sugar alcohols) 24 g of fiber, 24 net carbs, and 44g oh protein. For half the recipe.

    • It should serve 4.

  3. Why did you not add a step to incorporate wet ingredients into dry ingredients? Step 4 says batter will be thick. How did it get thick if the directions do not state to incorporate the two?

    • Well, I guess I left that part out. So sorry. I’ll fix it asap. 🙂

  4. I have never used whey and don’t see any for sale that are not huge containers. Will I find another use for I?

    • If you plan to bake low carb then yes you will.

  5. I am just starting the keto life and am very excited to try these receipes. Keep posting


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