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Easy low-fat waffles recipe

Easy low-fat waffles recipe

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Tasty, fluffy waffles ready in 10 minutes - and low fat too! Recipe is enough for 2 to 3 waffles, double up as needed.

Oxfordshire, England, UK

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IngredientsMakes: 2 to 3 waffles

  • 1 egg
  • 125ml milk
  • 20g melted butter
  • 70g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar (to taste)

MethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10min

  1. Beat the egg, add the milk and melted butter. (To make the waffles extra fluffy, beat the egg whites and yolks separately to get maximum amount of air into the mixture).
  2. Add the flour, baking powder and sugar, and gently mix to a smooth batter.
  3. Pour batter into waffle maker and cook til golden brown.

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Great recipe. We love waffles at our house and this recipe was no exception. I like the fact the waffle is low fat.-07 Feb 2015

Great recipe!!! May I ask how much calories it is?-08 Sep 2017

34 Fun Ways to Make Waffles This International Waffle Day

We've got 34 reasons to take out your waffle makers—and they won't deter your health goals. These healthy waffle recipes have something for everyone, from keto dieters to those just looking for a sweet breakfast. And with International Waffle Day on March 25, there's never been a better reason to break out the waffle iron.

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The word &ldquochaffle&rdquo refers to a waffle made with just cheese and eggs. Basic Chaffles do not contain flour, baking powder or any other ingredients. The mixture of egg and cheese makes the perfect fluffy waffles that have a slightly crunchy and cheese exterior. This viral low-carb trend is super keto-friendly, super easy to make, and SUPER low in carbs so it makes the perfect keto bread.

  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups nonfat buttermilk, (see Tip)
  • 1 large egg, separated
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, (optional)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Stir whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Whisk buttermilk, the egg yolk, oil and vanilla (if using) in a separate bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon just until moistened.

Beat the 3 egg whites in a grease-free mixing bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add sugar and continue beating until stiff and glossy. Whisk one-quarter of the beaten egg whites into the batter. Fold in the remaining beaten egg whites with a rubber spatula.

Preheat a waffle iron. Brush the surface lightly with oil. Fill the waffle iron two-thirds full of batter. Cook until the waffles are crisp and golden, 5 to 6 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter, brushing the surface with oil before cooking each batch.

No buttermilk? You can use buttermilk powder prepared according to package directions. Or make &ldquosour milk&rdquo: the ratio is 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.

Waffle Recipe

  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 cup milk (whole works best)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Start by heating your waffle maker according to instructions. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, vanilla, sugar & butter until well combined. Slowly add in the flour until it *JUST* comes together. Don’t over beat, that’s how you get tough waffles.

Every waffle maker is different, but most have a little light to tell you when it’s ready to cook and when the waffles are done. Just cook them according to directions and you’ll be in gastronomical heaven in no time.

4-Ingredient Flourless Low Carb Waffles (Paleo, Gluten-free)

I get really excited when I discover recipes that require just a handful of ingredients. Actually, this entire blog is comprised of recipes with ten ingredients or less, but when I create a recipe that has only three or four ingredients, that’s the best. Even better when it’s a breakfast or brunch recipe, because that is unquestionably the superior meal of the day. And, these flourless low carb waffles are right up there. I’m more than happy to have breakfast for dinner any day.

This recipe for almond butter paleo waffles checks all the boxes for breakfast, brunch, or anytime you’re craving a good waffle. It’s low carb, keto-friendly, paleo, and gluten-free. The waffles turn out beautifully golden, with a slightly crispy exterior, while the inside is nice and soft. Yes, this is what low carb waffles are supposed to be like!

The incredible part is that the batter has no flour of any kind, not even coconut or almond flour. Instead, the main ingredients are eggs and almond butter, which surprisingly do not yield an eggy tasting or soggy result at all. Gluten-free baking powder makes the waffles nice and fluffy, yet the outside turns out crisp. I used erythritol to sweeten them slightly. Any sweetener you like will work, though.

These low carb waffles have a slightly nutty taste, but it’s not too strong to be overpowering. The flavor is actually pretty neutral, just waiting for you to customize it to your liking. It’s truly a basic blank canvas kind of recipe. Feel free to add any fillings that you enjoy in waffles, or any toppings you prefer… or keep them plain and classic. Versatility is what this paleo waffles recipe is all about. I actually prefer them just as they are, keeping the recipe at four simple ingredients that I can blend together in a minute.

What do you like to top your low carb waffles with? I love these with a little grass-fed butter and my four-ingredient sugar-free maple syrup. If you aren’t strict keto, you can also try pairing them with a chicken apple sausage recipe.

Storing, Freezing, and Reheating

Store: Keep waffles in an air circulating container in the fridge for up to a week.

Freeze: To freeze, let waffles cool for 10 – 15 minutes, then place in a resealable Ziploc bag, let as much air out as possible, seal and freeze for up to 6 months.

Reheat: Pop them in the toaster straight out of the freezer to heat up. You can also use the microwave if you’re wanting to get them a bit softer.

Keto Waffle Toppings

Here are some ideas for low carb and keto friendly toppings for your almond flour waffles:

  • Strawberries
  • Lemon or Lime and Stevia
  • Cinnamon and Stevia
  • Lemon Curd
  • Low Carb Ice Cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • Raspberries
  • Yoghurt
  • Melted Chocolate
  • Low carb chocolate syrup (like this one)
  • Butter
  • Coconut
  • Nuts or Nut Butter
  • Fried Eggs
  • Leftover roast meat

How To Make Almond Flour Waffles

To actually make the easy almond flour waffles, start by whisking 4 eggs together in a bowl, until smooth. Then whisk in the cream. I just used pouring cream but use whatever cream you have to hand.

I’ve also tested this recipe with almond milk and it works perfectly. So, you could even use almond milk instead if you want the waffles to be dairy free.

Add the salt and almond flour and whisk until you have created an almond flour waffle batter.

Then, heat you waffle maker and when it’s ready, pour in the waffle batter to fill (but not overfill) the waffle maker.

Cook the waffles according to the directions that come with your waffle maker.

Once the waffles are done to your liking, move them carefully to a plate. I use an egg lifter to gently remove the waffles from the very hot waffle maker.

Top your waffles with your low carb, keto toppings of choice and enjoy.

Almond Flour Waffles Recipe

  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Cream
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 Cup Almond Flour or Almond Meal
  1. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs until smooth.
  2. Whisk in the cream.
  3. Add the salt and almond flour or meal and whisk until you have a smooth, bubbling waffle batter.
  4. Heat your waffle maker and cook the waffles according to the directions on your waffle maker.
  5. Remove from the waffle maker and serve.

Low Carb Waffles Recipe Video

Here’s the video where you can watch the easy low carb waffles with almond flour being prepared, step by step. Hit play below or click here to watch on YouTube.

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Start, or end your day, with this quick and easy vegan waffles recipe. They’re light, fluffy, made with 5 simple ingredients and ready in about 15 minutes!

  • Author:Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 5 waffles 1 x
  • Category: Breakfast, Entree
  • Method: griddle
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 2 cups ( 250g ) flour (spelt, light whole wheat, all-purpose flour, or GF flour blend), see notes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (coconut, pure cane, or turbinado)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 ¾ cups (403ml) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • ¼ cup olive oil, applesauce (see notes), or vegan butter (I recommend Miyoko’s)
  • pinch of mineral salt, optional


Prep: Preheat waffle maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Also, preheat oven to 200 degrees F., for keeping the waffles warm.

Mix batter: In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, oil and non-dairy milk, mix well, until most of the flour lumps are gone.

Scoop, pour + cook: If not using a non-stick waffle iron, spray waffle plate with cooking oil. Using a ½ measuring cup (amounts will vary depending on your waffle iron), scoop up batter and pour in the center of waffle plate. Close the cover and cook as directed by manufacturer’s instructions. For crispier waffles, let cook 5 – 12 seconds longer, depending on your waffle iron.

Remove + keep warm: Gently remove with the tip of a fork and place on a wire rack in the oven until the remaining waffles are made.

Serve: Pair your waffles with fresh blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or blackberries, and top with pure maple syrup or this easy homemade Blueberry Compote. You may even like to drizzle with vegan chocolate syrup and add a dollop of whipped coconut cream.

Store: Leftover waffles can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week, or store in the freezer for up to 1- 2 months. When ready to eat, pop them in the toaster oven. Larger batches can be warmed in a preheated oven set to 350 degrees for 10 – 15 minutes, using a greased or lined baking sheet.


If using applesauce, be sure to use a waffle maker with a non-stick surface or spray the waffle iron with cooking spray.

Make vegan buttermilk waffles. To make vegan buttermilk, add the juice of ½ lemon or 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to the milk and let it rest for 10 minutes. The acid will curdle the milk and give it a tang.

Flour notes: These were made using light spelt flour, but sub in your favorite. I’ve also used both all-purpose and whole wheat flours, both worked well. Make them gluten free by using a gluten free flour blend, oat flour or buckwheat flour in a 1-1 ratio. When adjusting for different weights of flour, use this King Arthur Ingredient Weight Chart as a guide.

Optional add-ins: Toss in a small handful of cacao nibs or mini chocolate chips, ¼ cup of peanut butter for every cup of flour, a handful of blueberries or other diced or small berries, or 1 – 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, or 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Belgian waffles: Use 1 cup of batter instead of ½ cup. Recipe will make 2 belgian waffles.

Equipment: My waffles were made using this Cuisinart waffle maker (affiliate link). Your results may vary depending on the waffle iron you are using.

UPDATED: This recipe was updated with slightly more and non-dairy milk for a slightly thicker batter. The original recipe called for 1 ½ cups (210 g) of spelt flour and 1 ½ cups (338 ml) of milk for a lighter waffle. Both are amazing so use your favorite!

Nutritional values are estimates only. See our full nutrition disclosure here.

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Updated: Vegan Waffles was originally published in September 2018. It has been retested and updated with new photos and helpful tips in January 2021. Recipe ingredients have been slightly changed as seen in the recipe card notes above.

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