Low Carb Waffles with Protein Powder and Almond Flour

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. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch or turn into a delicious healthy dessert!

Low carb waffles on a plate topped with berries

Low Carb Waffles

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

Simple Low Carb Recipe

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.  


Once I got home, clean simple foods in my belly was a priority. 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 add the same ingredients used in traditional waffle recipe:

  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • 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.

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

Plain low carb waffles cooked cooling on a baking rack

How To Store Extra Waffles

Extra waffles can placed in an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Pop them in a toaster or place in the oven to warm back up.

In addition, waffles freeze beautifully! I shared these details in this how to freeze waffles post.

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 on a plate topped with berries

Low Carb Waffles

Gluten free waffle mix for breakfast or brunch. Top these low carb waffles with fruit or your favorite sugar free syrup.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, keto, low carb, Waffles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 waffles
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 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


  • Heat the waffle iron.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together almond flour, oat fiber, whey protein, baking powder, and salt.
  • 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.
  • Pour batter into waffle maker in 1/4 cup increments. Cook following manufacture’s directors or until desired doneness. Serve with your favorite topping.


You may need to adjust the amount of liquid used. I started out with 3/4 cup and added more until I got the consistency I liked. The batter will thicken as it sits.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 165mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

Low Carb Waffles on a green plate topped with red strawberries and purple blueberries
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  1. Could this recipe be prepared as a pancake if a waffle maker isn’t avaible? I have one, but lately isnit seems to have something wrong and ruins all my usually succesfull recipes 🙁 Also, can I substitute why protein powder with egg white protein powder? In many recipes the substitution works quite well so I was wondering what about in this one… thank you if you’ll find the time to answer my questions!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!!

  5. 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!!