Protein waffles, a delicious breakfast for any morning! Sweet, low-carb and packed with tons of protein in every waffle. Keto, paleo, sugar-free.
Looking for easy low-carb protein waffles?
Are you a pancake person or a waffle person? I feel like people are pretty evenly split between the two, but I’m definitely a much bigger waffle fan than pancakes.
First of all, they are usually crispier, and I like anything with a bit of crunch. Second, they hold on to all the butter and syrup that you add, rather than it running off the edges. And third, they’re just more fun!
I purchased this Dash mini waffle maker, which makes 4 inch waffles, recently on Amazon. Living in an RV with barely any cabinet space means no excess gadgets, but this guy takes up ZERO room. It really has been my favorite purchase recently.
I’ve been having so much fun experimenting with both sweet and savory waffles since I got it. I love the size of the waffles, they’re honestly the perfect size for burger buns, which was such a cool surprise as well!
But let’s focus on these protein waffles…
A simple, delicious recipe that you can make any time, or prepare ahead!
There is a lot of focus on getting all your fats in on a low-carb diet, but if you want to help gain some muscle, you might be interested in boosting your protein intake.
I also find that if I eat more protein earlier in the day, it helps to keep me feeling full for longer. So if I know I won’t be able to eat lunch until 1 or 2, I’ll add some extra protein to my breakfast.
For this recipe, I used the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Yeah protein powder, which is unflavored and unsweetened. However, I’ve made this recipe customizable, so if you only have flavored and sweetened protein powder, you can make some simple adjustments to make it work.
If you also have unsweetened protein powder available, you’ll need that, almond flour, granulated sweetener, eggs, vanilla extract and xanthan gum.
If your protein powder is sweetened and unflavored, you can simply omit the granulated sweetener, and leave in the vanilla for some flavoring.
If your protein powder is both flavored and sweetened, you can omit both the vanilla and the granulated sweetener.
Mix the ingredients all together in a bowl, while heating up your waffle maker. Most of them have an indicator light or beep that tells you when it has preheated. Once it is, spray the top and bottom with a bit of coconut oil or olive oil nonstick spray.
Pour in enough batter to just about cover the bottom half of the waffle maker. This will take a bit of practice, as every waffle maker is different. In my waffle maker, this is about 3 tablespoons of batter.
Cook until it begins to crisp up, around 4-5 minutes or so. Remove and repeat until all the batter is used up. In my waffle maker, this made 6 mini waffles.
Once cooked, top with your favorite butter and sugar-free maple syrup, and enjoy!
What if my waffle maker is bigger?
The steps are generally the same,except that it will obviously make less waffles, and you’ll need to adjust the nutrition facts to reflect the change in size. It also will likely require a longer cook time for a larger waffle.
Can I add in other flavorings?
You certainly can! If you’d like to add in chocolate, you can totally do so. You could also add in some different flavorings instead of vanilla extract, for a more fun waffle flavor.
If you’re using flavored protein powder, just keep in mind that the flavoring you choose should compliment the protein powder flavor.
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Low-Carb Protein Waffles (Keto, Paleo)
- 2 tablespoons protein powder either sweetened or unsweetened will work
- 4 eggs
- 4 tablespoons almond flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sweetener omit if using sweetened protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract if using unflavored protein powder
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- Preheat waffle maker.
- Add all ingredients together in a bowl and mix to combine. Spray waffle maker with nonstick spray (I like the coconut oil or olive oil based sprays). Add in waffle batter. Cook until browned to your liking. Repeat until all batter is used up.