Low Carb Waffles with Protein Powder and Almond Flour

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Start your day with low carb waffles made with protein powder and almond flour.  These gluten free waffles are under 3 carbs each and packed with 7 grams of protein.

 

Low carb waffles on a plate topped with berries

 

Ahhh, you have no idea how good it feels to be typing this right now!  I’m sitting upright and I’m feeling amazing!

See, I had a great vacation planned to visit Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.  It was a sibling get away with my brother to celebrate our birthdays.  We share the same birthday week.  Fun, right?  Well, I got to Mexico as planned, and just as we start rolling into our excursion I got sick.

Super sick!  I was in bed for days with stomach distress.  I guess the traveler’s bug is a real thing and it sucks!

 

Low Carb waffle batter with a 1/4 cup measuring spoon in a mixing bowl

 

I could barely sip water for most days, so I came home 5 pounds lighter.  Who goes on vacation and loses weight?  Not recommended.  Ever.  SO. NOT. WORTH. IT.  

Once home getting clean simple foods in my belly was a priority, and these low carb waffles hit the spot!

Before I started to eat mostly low carb foods these Cottage Cheese Pancakes have been my go to protein pancakes.  They’re delicious, but I thought I would play with a low carb option, which means most flour if not all has to go!

Combining my favorite protein powder, True Athlete with almond flour creates the ultimate gluten free base, then all that is needed is the same ingredients you would put in a traditional waffle recipe; eggs, milk, butter and a touch of vanilla extract.

 

Low Carb Waffles on a green plate topped with strawberries and blueberries

 

Each waffle is about a 1/4 cup of the batter that I just plopped in the middle of the waffle maker.  I used a 1/3 cup as the scoop, but less batter made in on the waffle iron.

I didn’t bother spreading out the batter to make perfect squares.  Mine are imperfect circles!

 

Plain low carb waffles cooked cooling on a baking rack

Extra waffles can be frozen and popped in the oven or toaster for another day.  Check out this post on how to freeze waffles for the steps on how to store fresh waffles in the freezer.

Enjoy with fresh berries or if you have frozen fruit, put a couple of cups in a small sauce pan with a couple of tablespoons of water over medium heat until they soften up.  You also may want to try this sugar free pecan maple syrup!

 

Low carb waffles made with protein powder and almond flour on a green plate with a cup of coffee on the side

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Low Carb Waffles

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 10 mins Serves 12     adjust servings

These gluten free waffles are under 3 carbs each and packed with 7 grams of protein.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour, superfine
  • 3 tablespoons oat fiber
  • 3/4 cup whey protein powder, unflavored
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, fine grind
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons butter, unsalted melted and cooled

Instructions

  1. Heat the waffle iron.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together almond flour, oat fiber, whey protein, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate medium bowl whisk together almond milk, eggs, vanilla extract and butter. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Pour batter into waffle maker in ¼ cup increments. Cook following manufacture's directors or until desired doneness. Serve with your favorite topping.

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Recipe Notes

You may need to adjust the amount of liquid used. I started out with ¾ cup and added more until I got the consistency I liked. The batter will thicken as it sits.

Low Carb Waffles on a green plate topped with red strawberries and purple blueberries

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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15 Comments on Low Carb Waffles with Protein Powder and Almond Flour

  1. avatar
    Trang says:
    October 19, 2017

    I love that you use almond flour in this to make it low carb, perfect!

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    Sandi says:
    October 19, 2017

    I am so sorry you got sick on your vacation. I swore off Mexico after getting really sick there too. These gluten free waffles look so good!!

  3. avatar
    October 19, 2017

    They sound tasty, I keep meaning to get myself a waffle maker but have never got round to it.

  4. avatar
    October 20, 2017

    I love the mound of glistening fresh fruit you’ve paired with the waffles. So appetising.

  5. avatar
    October 20, 2017

    These sure look tasty, sorry to hear you had issues on your trip…that is the WORST!

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    Angela says:
    October 20, 2017

    Oh no!!! Sorry to hear you got sick on vacation! That is no fun! Buttttt these waffles sound so fantastic! Great flavor and packed with health benefits! Love it!!

  7. avatar
    October 22, 2017

    So sorry to hear that you were sick with Montezuma’s revenge on your holiday! The worst! Hope you are on the recovery. These waffles look so light and fluffy and low carb. Win Win! Take care and rest up!

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    October 22, 2017

    These waffles are to die for!! I am so sorry to hear you got ill on your vacation. 🙁

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    Debra C. says:
    October 22, 2017

    These sound just perfect and knowing that they freeze well is great to know also. Love an easy breakfast and also love breakfast for dinner!!

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    Justine says:
    October 23, 2017

    What a delicious way to go low-carb!

  11. avatar
    Julie says:
    October 23, 2017

    Those waffles look amazing! I need to keep them on my radar for an easy delicious meal.

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    Madi says:
    October 23, 2017

    These waffles look so awesome! I have to try making these for brunch this weekend!

  13. avatar
    October 23, 2017

    That sucks being sick on vacay! I’m always up for losing 5 pounds but not that way! These waffles with the extra protein are just what I need when I get back from yoga and I am starving! Plus they are small enough to be portable!

  14. avatar
    October 25, 2017

    You poor thing, Montezuma’s revenge on your birthday holiday…that is terrible. Your waffles sound like a delicious way to get you feeling better.

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