KETO LOW CARB AVOCADO & PROTEIN WAFFLES
So easy and so delish! I cannot believe I’ve only just discovered how good both sweet and savoury waffles are. Better late than never, right? Well, these savoury ones are so good, so easy, so quick and so fail proof, that they’ve become my new ketogenic bread alternative.
You might wonder what compelled me to work on waffle recipes in the first place. Waffles aren’t exactly a British ‘thing’ after all. More of an American staple. But come on. Just google waffle recipe, hit send and check out the results. How can you not drool whilst looking at those incredibly inviting American breakfast plates of bacon and eggs alongside waffles dripping with maple syrup!
Even if you don’t like maple syrup on bacon (it makes me gag), you have to admit that the rest looks pretty yummy.
If you do like it, there is an amazing sugar free and low carb maple syrup recipe by the lovely Maya at wholesomeyum that you may want to try.
With so many pictures of waffles next to THE keto epitome (I’m indeed referring to bacon and eggs), it was inevitable that I would ketofy a waffle recipe sooner or later. Indeed I had been toying with the idea for a while. It just so happens that last month I spotted a super discounted deal for a superb waffle maker on Amazon UK (click here for a similar US product) and I couldn’t resist it. I bought it on impulse against my better judgment, but boy am I glad I did. It’s been in daily use pretty much since it arrived.
Looking for inspiring waffle recipes on the internet, I was truly spoilt for choice. So many to choose from. It hadn’t occurred to me that waffles were so popular. My task was going to be easy -I thought. All I had to do was ketofy a few recipes, give them a try and pick the best… Turns out that I had to road tests many variations before I found my firm favourite. Which is exactly what you are going to get with today’s recipe: a very low carb, savoury waffle recipe, with perfect keto macros, that tastes incredible.
Why Keto Low Carb Avocado & Protein Waffles are a brilliant keto bread alternative.
Mixing the batter and poring it into your waffle maker takes minutes. Cooking the waffles takes minutes. It is therefore a very handy alternative when you’re short for time or you don’t feel like baking.
Of course you may prefer a bread loaf or a seeded sandwich bread or even a batch of cloud bread. But if you want to make something quickly, or it’s too hot for the oven, or you simply have an avocado that’s way too ripe to be of use, why not make Keto Low Carb Avocado & Protein Waffles?
For this recipe you can use either whey protein isolate or lupin flour, in the same quantities. The macros vary slightly, so I have provided both in the recipe below.
2-STEP Guide for Perfect Keto Low Carb Avocado & Protein Waffles.
You’ll love the simplicity:
Step 1: Put a glass bowl or jug over scales and measure ingredients as you add them one by one in the order of the recipe, then blitz until smooth using an immersion hand blender.
Step 2: Pour into a pre-heated waffle iron and cook until no steam escapes (about 6-8 minutes).
All you have to pay attention to is that you measure using metric scales, such as these from Amazon.co.uk, or these from Amazon.com. Because you’re working with small quantities I strongly advise NOT to try and convert to cup/spoon measurements. Also, the macros given in the recipe are for the entire waffle batter. You may have some left over if your waffle maker is very small, or you may be a little short if you’re using a Belgian waffle machine, which tends to have deeper cavities. My 5-hearts shaped machine makes thin waffles, about 15cm in diameter.
Acacia Senegal or Psyllium Husk?
For this waffle recipe you can use either fibre. I recommend Acacia Senegal if you are sensitive to psyllium – as I am. With my favourite brand unavailable, I had run into difficulty sourcing the right psyllium husk. Hence my decision to start using Acacia Senegal as an alternative. It has worked wonders so far and I’m really happy with it. I realise it’s an expensive purchase, but when you’re using 5g at a time the cost really does pale to insignificance.
Here’s an American-style breakfast of bacon, eggs, keto low carb avocado & protein waffles and sugar free maple syrup. Ketohusband loved it.
And here is a photo of my waffle option: scrambled eggs with crispy sage and Austrian sausage.
- blitz everything in a food processor or put ingredients in a jug/bowl and use an immersion blender.
- set waffle maker (U.S.option HERE) to medium heat and brush a little coconut oil on both top and bottom plates.
- when waffle maker has reached the set temperature, pour batter into centre and quickly spread outwards with a spoon to 2-3cm from the edge.
- wait 6-7 minutes until no more steam escapes and serve.