These fluffy sugar-free low carb waffles are perfect for anyone looking to feast on low carb. Quick & easy!
These low carb waffles without sugar, butter and flour are perfect for all who want to eat low carbohydrate and still enjoy: fluffy and juicy.
I have tested many low carb waffle recipes to be able to present you our current favorite. Because not all so-called "protein waffles" meant for a healthy lifestyle are really delicious 😉.
Taste and Occasion
In preparation for this post, I tested, experimented and evaluated four varieties of low carb waffles with Jan. Among them also those with protein powder.
Jan's wonderful comment: It's all well and good that they are waffles without flour and sugar, but if you then have to wash them down with masses of maple syrup, you are not helped. They were just rather dry and gummy.
Therefore, I now present you rather fluffy low carb waffles without protein powder. Since the waffles are baked without butter with creme fraiche, the dough is comparatively liquid - but the result is particularly juicy.
My flourless waffles are based on a somewhat unusual dough. While the tried and true waffle recipe consists of butter, sugar, eggs and wheat, I used special substitute ingredients for this recipe. But nothing whacky that you can't find in any (major) supermarket.
The main ingredients of the low carb waffle batter are eggs, creme fraiche and almonds. They are sweetened as desired with xylitol, for example in the form of xylitol bronxe, erythritol or coconut sugar. The latter provides a nice caramel note.
Of course, the result is then no longer sugar-free in the strict sense. Even if coconut blossom sugar causes the insulin level to rise significantly less than normal household sugar.
No matter whether you follow a dietary direction or simply want to feast low-carb from time to time: The low carb heart waffles taste good. Unlike many other recipes out there on the web.
How to make the Low Carb Waffles
The preparation is super simple: First of all, beat the eggs with the xylitol until the mixture is foamy. The, stir in the crème fraîche, psyllium husks, almonds and baking powder until a homogeneous dough is formed.
Flavor the waffle dough as desired with vanilla, lemon zest or similar and let it swell for 5 minutes. Heat a waffle iron; it does not necessarily need to be greased for this recipe. Place a few tablespoons (about 3) of batter in the center of each, close and bake until golden brown.
The low carb waffles taste best when they are eaten fresh. Now, you can top the waffles to your liking and enjoy!
Instead of xylitol, erythritol, brown xylitol, coconut blossom sugar, and of course regular sugar or powdered sugar are also suitable.
Low Carb Waffles with Ground Almonds
- 6 eggs medium-sized
- 4 tablespoons xylitol e.g. Xucker bronxe; amount as needed
- 450 grams crème fraiche
- 3 tablespoons psyllium husks
- 100 grams ground almonds
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- Beat the eggs with the xylitol until foamy. Stir in the crème fraîche, psyllium husks, almonds and baking powder until a homogeneous dough is formed. Flavor as desired with vanilla, lemon zest or similar. Let dough swell for 5 minutes.
- Heat waffle iron; it does not necessarily need to be greased for this recipe. Place a few tablespoons (about 3) of batter in the center of each, close and bake until golden brown. Waffles are best eaten fresh.
With eggs and crème fraiche in the batter, these gluten-free waffles without butter and sugar go in the direction of LCHF (low carb high fat). Whether the recipe is healthy waffles is certainly a matter of interpretation.
For me personally, balance is everything. But experimenting is fun. That's why we sometimes make the classic waffle basic recipe, sometimes winter waffles with cinnamon, sometimes delicious vegan waffles. Enjoy!
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