Easy Low Carb Waffle Recipe ~ Gluten Free, Thick & Fluffy, with a Surprise Ingredient!


This is not an original Low Carb Waffle recipe.

I didn’t come up with this brilliant idea on my own, lol. πŸ˜‰

Low Carb Waffles - Recipe for Gluten Free, Keto Waffles

I got the recipe in a recent Keto Krate box that included Legendary Foods Pecan Pie Almond Butter and I wanted to share it with you, and show you all the fun ways I’ve been experimenting with it…

Nut Butter Waffles Recipe

That’s one of the features I love most about that box specifically: the inserts they include with creative recipes for the products inside. I’m NOT creative in the kitchen, so it’s fun to experiment with new foods & recipes every month!

I’m working with both companies so I have discount codes for you for both, which also means I earn commission on referrals, but this Low Carb Waffle Recipe stands on it’s own with very simple low carb ingredients you probably already have. πŸ™‚

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(promo code: TRAVELINGLOWCARB15)

Legendary Foods
(discount code: LOWCARBTRAVELER)

I never even considered cooking or baking with nut butters!

What a brilliant idea… πŸ™‚

The Legendary Foods Pecan Pie Almond Butter is so delicious you could literally eat it straight out of the jar off a spoon (and I have! lol), but the recipe intrigued me so I decided to try it out… after several other low carb waffle FAILS over the years. πŸ˜›

I have NEVER had a low carb waffle come out so thick, fluffy and PERFECT before! My attempts always ended up in a mess I had to scrape out of the waffle maker, lol.

These low carb waffles though, are beautiful! The recipe is consistent and foolproof, so they come out perfect every single time…

Fluffy Low Carb Waffles - Simple Recipe with a Surprise Ingredient!

^ Those were Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Low Carb Waffles ^ πŸ™‚

Let’s get on with the recipe already… you’re going to love this one!!


Gluten Free, Keto-Friendly Low Carb Waffle Recipe


  • 1/2 cup Pecan Pie Almond Butter, room temperature
  • 4 Large Eggs
  • 2 TBSP Melted Butter or Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 TBSP Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

The cinnamon and vanilla are optional, and I used half the sweetener it called for, but feel free to experiment to suit your taste preference.

I use and prefer Sweet Like Sugar as the sweetener, but also tried Swerve and the recipe came out the same with both.

You can use ANY kind of nut butter in this recipe. I’ve experimented with several myself. But the Legendary Foods flavored nut butters were definitely the best!

Especially Apple Pie, Blueberry Cinnamon Bun and Pecan Pie almond butters.

If you use a plain nut butter, you might want to add blueberries and/or chopped nuts to give them more flavor.

Low Carb Waffles - Gluten Free, Keto Waffles Recipe


Stir together the first three ingredients until smooth. Add the other ingredients. Mix well. Grease your waffle iron and add about 1/3 – 1/2 cup of batter. Cook until deep golden brown. Repeat. Serve with additional Pecan Pie Almond Butter, toasted pecans, butter, and/or sugar free syrup. (Makes 3-4 waffles depending on the size of your waffle iron.)

^ Those were the original directions on the recipe card.

I have a small 2-plate waffle maker, and I used less batter per waffle (1/4 – 1/3). Doubling this recipe, I got TEN full waffles and they came to only 2.5 net carbs each.

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If you don’t have a waffle maker, or you just want pancakes instead, you can use this recipe to make pancakes too. I’ve tried it, and they turn out just as fluffy & delicious as the waffles. πŸ˜‰

You’ll just want to use the MyFitnessPal Recipe Calculator and put in all of the ingredients you use, based on your own labels, and put in the number of servings (number of waffles or pancakes you make) so you can log them accurately.

Low Carb Blueberry Waffles

Using the exact same recipe, this time with the Blueberry Cinnamon Bun Nut Butter and adding frozen diced blueberries, made the BEST blueberry waffles I’ve ever had in my life! πŸ™‚

Low Carb Blueberry Waffles Recipe

It’s almost hard to believe these are low carb, gluten free and HEALTHY. πŸ™‚

I mentioned above that I doubled the recipe, which you can see in the photo which has EIGHT eggs. πŸ™‚ With pancakes I would just make a single batch, unless you’re serving more than two people. But the waffles are GREAT leftover, and can be popped in the toaster and enjoyed later – so it’s great for “meal prep” to enjoy several mornings in a row, or to take with you on the go.

Low Carb Meal Prep

In case you were counting them…

That stack is missing two waffles – because they were on MY PLATE! πŸ™‚

Easy Low Carb Waffles

It never (EVER) occurred to me that you could cook or bake with nut butters!

I also had no idea there were such delicious low carb almond butters out there – until I discovered Legendary Foods.

Just LOOK at their Apple Pie Almond Butter… πŸ™‚ YUM!

Nut Butter Recipes

It’s good on celery, on crisp cucumber slices, on a spoon, licked off your finger πŸ™‚ or used to make pancakes or waffles (or even muffins!) using the simple recipe above.

Yes, muffins: perfect, fluffy, delicious low carb muffins! πŸ™‚

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I’ve tried all five Legendary Foods Nut Butters flavors.

They all make great waffles, pancakes & muffins but my top 3 favorites are:

* Apple Pie Almond & Cashew Nut Butter
* Blueberry Cinnamon Bun Almond Butter
* Pecan Pie Almond Butter

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I could eat all 3 of those straight out of the jar!

The other two flavors (Peanut Butter Cup and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip) were okay. They didn’t really “wow me” or anything.

Since I have them I’ve been using them in this recipe, or to make fat bombs – but I wouldn’t go out of my way to reorder those two flavors.

If I had to pick a FAVORITE of the three above, it would be a TOUGH call. They are all three delicious with a great flavor and texture, and all three very low carb.

Blueberry & Apple are both 2 net carbs per TBSP (or 4 net carbs per serving), while the Pecan Pie Almond Butter is half that: 1 net carb per TBSP.

Legendary Foods Flavored Nut Butters - Low Carb, Keto, Gluten Free

It all depends on what flavor you’re in the mood for. πŸ˜‰

I’ve made about half a dozen batches of this recipe so far with various flavors and in various ways (pancakes, muffins, waffles) and every single batch has turned out GREAT!

Low Carb Nut Butter Recipes

The Blueberry Cinnamon Bun Nut Butter is a personal favorite, especially since they changed it from Cashew Butter to Almond Butter which drastically lowered the carb count (now just 2 net carbs per TBSP).

Keto Waffles Recipe - Gluten Free and Low Carb

There are so many other ways to use these FUN flavored nut butters, so if you have some – or you’re ordering some today – stay tuned for more creative recipe ideas.

I’m having so much fun with these nut butters and can’t wait to share more of those delicious ideas with you!

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In the meantime… weekends are made for waffles!

Enjoy πŸ™‚

Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

p.s. In addition to the fabulous flavored nut butters, Legendary Foods has AMAZING seasoned almonds and Wasabi Macadamia Nuts too. πŸ˜‰

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28 Responses to Easy Low Carb Waffle Recipe ~ Gluten Free, Thick & Fluffy, with a Surprise Ingredient!

  1. Becki says:

    I just bought your 3 favorite flavors to try using your code. I can’t wait to make these waffles!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      You’ll love them Becki. πŸ™‚ And they’ll really hold you over!! You’ll have to try them as muffins and pancakes too. It’s such a great recipe and so versatile. πŸ˜‰

      Their almonds are great too – all flavors. I’m making candy (again) with the nut butters, so I’ll share more about that in my next post. So delicious… Enjoy!!

      • Becki says:

        These are the BEST nut butters I’ve ever had! My favorite is the Apple Pie. OMGOSH!! So delicious. I will probably make the waffles this coming up weekend!

        • Lynn Terry says:

          I’m so glad you’re enjoying them, Becki! πŸ™‚ The Apple Pie Almond Butter is GREAT on cucumber slices or celery too, for a quick delicious snack.

          The pancakes were my favorite with the Apple Pie flavor. I would use Pecan Pie for your waffles – or blueberry. πŸ˜‰ ENJOY!!

  2. Lynn Terry says:

    Yolette asked me which low carb / sugar free syrup I use. I shared this discussion on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/lowcarbtraveler/photos/a.226693510692585.69791.226460087382594/2024712770890641/?type=3 but wanted to share it here too.

    My answer is not short, lol… here goes:

    There are actually three syuprs I like, one I really LOVE, but a reason I’m using a different one…

    * My original favorite for years now is: Nature’s Hollow Sugar Free Maple Syrup. I get it on Netrition at: http://www.netrition.com/cgi/goto.cgi?pid=518-0007&aid=3558

    * My newest favorite is ZERO net carbs, the syrup by Know Foods: https://knowfoods.com/collections/frontpage/products/know-better-syrup?rfsn=600543.4bb67 Just as good, less carbs (it’s sold out at the moment)

    * My TOP favorite for flavor and consistency is ChocZero Maple Pecan Syrup (but it’s 2 carbs per TBSP): http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/choczero ~ our coupon code is: TravelingLowCarb


    Lately I’ve been using my original favorite: Nature’s Hollow Sugar Free​ Maple Syrup – because I am on a mission of “clean testing” since I got back from my trip, as mentioned here: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/20619/ketone-testing/ – and I *know* that one doesn’t affect me. πŸ˜‰

    They are all three GREAT. The Nature’s Hollow has sugar alcohol, but is 2 net carbs per 1/4 cup (4 TBSP) vs ChocZero which is 2 net carbs per ONE tbsp.

    I’m trying to keep my testing as clean as possible, so I was testing my nut butters & waffle recipe again without the two newer syrups I’ve discovered in the last 3-6 months. Nature’s Hollow I’ve used for ~6 years.

    Anyway, those are my top three sugar free / low carb syrup recommendations. πŸ™‚ Everyone is affected differently by different products or types of sweeteners, and I’m aiming to narrow down MY culprit! πŸ˜‰ *cheers*

    And on THAT note… I had these waffles twice yesterday, for both breakfast and lunch, and tested still in ketosis this morning. πŸ™‚ SCORE!

    I’m working my way down through the list, lol.

  3. April says:

    Super lame question but which waffle iron do you use? Ours is a cheaply brand that I hate because I feel like I can never get it clean.

  4. Robin says:

    What temperature and how long do you bake them as muffins?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Robin,

      Using the original recipe I just kinda had to guess at it. I baked mine at 350 degrees and checked them after 10 minutes, then just kept an eye on them until a toothpick came out clean. It seems like it took maybe 15-25 minutes (I can’t recall) but I also added walnuts to mine and made full muffin cups. πŸ˜‰

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  7. Naomi says:

    Hi Lynn,
    Do you have a discount code for Ketologie for me to order the Sugar sweetener?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Naomi πŸ™‚ I don’t have a coupon code for Ketologie. You’ll love the Sweet Like Sugar sweetener though! It’s at: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/ketologie If you have Swerve it works well in this recipe too, but I only used half the amount the original recipe called for. That worked out great for me! Of course you’ll want to sweeten to taste if you’re not using the sweetened/flavored nut butters. πŸ˜‰

  8. Jacque Buchanan says:

    What brand of almond flour do you recommend?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Jacque πŸ™‚

      I’ve used several brands and they all work just as well for me. I used Bob’s Red Mill Almond Meal/Flour for years, but recently got two different brands of “just” Almond Flour – which is much finer, and I think works out better in recipes for texture.

  9. Dianne says:

    Help please! I’ve clicked on the high light for blueberry muffin recipe but the blueberry waffle recipe comes up! Anyway I can get the muffin recipe?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Dianne πŸ™‚

      I use this same recipe to make muffins, pancakes OR waffles. πŸ™‚ For the muffins you pour the batter into a well-greased muffin tin (or lined with muffin papers) and bake at 350 degrees.

      Mine take about 15 minutes, but it will depend on your oven and the size of your muffins, so just watch them after 10 minutes and let them get golden brown. They are done when a toothpick comes out clean.

      I use just under 1/4 cup of batter per muffin, or just under 1/3 cup of batter for larger muffins. The last batch I made using the Blueberry Cinnamon Bun nut butter and 1/3 cup of batter per muffin made 9 muffins at just under 2.5 net carbs each.

      I use the MyFitnessPal Recipe Calculator to put in my ingredients and the number of servings/muffins – so I can log each muffin accurately.

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  11. Dianne says:

    Thanks! Is there anything I can use in place of the nut butter?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Dianne,

      This is actually a “nut butter recipe” so you would just want to find a different recipe, or use a low carb pancake/waffle mix. The one I use and love the best is New Hope Mills and it’s cheapest on Netrition: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/pancakes

      I add blueberries and make blueberry waffles with that mix and those are great too, although if I remember right the mix is not gluten free if that’s important to you. It didn’t bother me because I don’t have a gluten intolerance.

  12. Angie K says:

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I just made pancakes with the apple pie Legendary Foods nut butter and used chopped walnuts as a topper after cooking. They are so delicious and my non-low carb eating husband loved them too. Can’t wait to try the blueberry waffles. ❀️❀️❀️

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I’m so glad you both enjoyed it, Angie! I’ve been through so many batches of this recipe now… I’ve lost count. πŸ™‚ It’s delicious and easy – and SO nice to have something besides eggs or meat.

      Plus it makes great meal prep! The muffins especially, but I make up the pancakes then pop them in the toaster later. πŸ˜‰

      Enjoy those low carb blueberry waffles!!

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