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Fluffy Almond Flour Waffles: A Gluten-Free Breakfast Delight

by Khadija Tahir
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Fluffy Almond Flour Waffles: A Gluten-Free Breakfast Delight

Hello! Did someone say waffles? Yes, please! There’s nothing better than starting your day with warm, homemade almond flour waffles – especially ones that are perfectly crisp on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside like these almond flour waffles.

They’re not only naturally gluten-free but they’re made with healthy, whole-food ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry. These almond flour waffles are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and perfect for a quick and easy keto breakfast! No sugar and made in just one blender or bowl! 2 grams net carbs per serving. 

I don’t understand people who say they skip breakfast. In my personal opinion, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Regardless of how busy my day is likely to be, I always set time aside to have a proper breakfast. While I typically stick to overnight oats or, when I’m being fancy, a stack of pancakes, I’ve recently been enjoying waffles.

Now, I have been a waffle lover for quite some time. My go-to breakfast up until recently was fluffy keto waffles with a side of fruit. However, as I’ve been trying to incorporate more almond flour in my recipes, I’ve been forgoing my usual (made with coconut flour) for these new and improved ones! 

Why You’ll Love This Almond Flour Waffles Recipe?

Fluffy Almond Flour Waffles: A Gluten-Free Breakfast Delight

These waffles will fill you up without making you feel sluggish. They’re naturally gluten-free and made with healthy, whole-food ingredients.

They are so easy to make and taste SO good! Just mix all of the ingredients, let your waffle iron do its thing, and dig in.

They’re the perfect recipe for meal prep. Make a double or triple batch of these on the weekend and refrigerate or freeze them for healthy breakfasts all week long. You can also read more about Low Carb Waffles Recipe.

Almond Flour Waffles Ingredients

Almond flour– Try to use blanched or superfine almond flour, not an almond meal. This will ensure a lighter and fluffier texture.

Granulated sweetener of choice– Either monk fruit sweetener or erythritol. I only added a little bit, as I love to load my waffles with some fun (and sweet!) toppings. 

Baking powder– Leavening agent which gives the waffles some extra rise and fluffiness. 

Coconut oil OR butter– Gives a delicious buttery texture. 

Eggs– Room-temperature eggs are preferred.

Yogurt– Plain yogurt, coconut yogurt, or Greek yogurt can be used. For richer waffles, you can even use heavy cream. 

Vanilla extract- Optional, but gives the waffles a delicate vanilla flavor.


Add all your ingredients into a high-speed blender and pulse until combined and smooth. Grease the waffle iron and when hot, pour 1/4 – 1/2 cup portions of the batter onto it. Cook until the edges are crispy. Repeat the process until all the batter is used up. You can get more from this video.

Almond Flour Waffles Tips

Fluffy Almond Flour Waffles: A Gluten-Free Breakfast Delight

Even though there is coconut oil (or butter) in the waffle batter, you still need to grease the waffle iron generously. This ensures the edges are crispy and the batter doesn’t stick.

Feel free to change up the flavors of the waffles. Add cocoa powder for chocolate waffles and add cinnamon for cinnamon spice waffles. 

Serve waffles with some vanilla ice cream, coconut milk ice cream, or some low-carb fruit. I have also written an article on Are Waffles Healthy Food?

Storing and Freezing Almond Flour Waffles Tips

To store: Leftover waffles can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 1 week.

To freeze: Place waffles in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

Reheat: Either in a preheated oven, toaster, or even a non-stick pan. Try to avoid using a microwave, otherwise, they will be soft, not crispy. 

Almond Flour Waffles Topping Variations

I love these waffles plain with a little nut butter and maple syrup on top, but feel free to get creative with your mix-ins and toppings! Here are some ideas:

Berries – mix berries into your batter or top the waffles with fresh berries (my go-to’s are blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries) when serving. They add a pop of color and such good flavor!

Chocolate chips – mix chocolate chips into your batter for extra sweetness and flavor. I’ve been loving Lily’s dark chocolate chips as they are dairy-free and low-sugar!

Nut butter – I love adding a drizzle of almond butter or peanut butter to my waffles along with maple syrup.

Coconut butter – sometimes if I’m feeling fancy I’ll add a drizzle of coconut butter to my waffles in addition to nut butter. It adds a delicious flavor! Check out my recipe on how to make homemade coconut butter.

Maple syrup – can you have waffles without maple syrup?! I think not. If you’re looking for a low-sugar sweetener, use monk fruit maple syrup, which is sugar-free.

Whipped cream – to make these waffles more of a dessert, top them with coconut milk whipped cream, and some chocolate.

Chopped nuts – add some crunch by topping your waffles with chopped pecans, walnuts, or any nut.

Granola – I love topping my waffles and pancakes with granola for an added crunch. This hemp granola or grain-free granola would be delicious!

What to Serve With Almond Flour Waffles?

These almond flour waffles are perfect on their own for breakfast, but if you’re hosting a brunch or want a more filling meal, here’s what I recommend serving with waffles:

Quiche – get your savory fix with this dairy-free spinach quiche or this kale and feta crustless quiche.

Meat – for some added protein serve these waffles with some sort of breakfast sausage and/or bacon. For a vegan option, try my tempeh bacon.

Fruit salad – I love this simple fruit salad.

Fun drink – you can’t have brunch without a mimosa or bellini, am I right?! For a non-alcoholic beverage try this grapefruit apple cider vinegar drink.


I love this Almond Flour Waffles recipe. Hope you also enjoy it a lot. Let me know in the comment section what’s your opinion about this article.

Can I use regular flour?

Unfortunately, I don’t recommend substituting all-purpose flour in this recipe. Almond flour is unique in that it absorbs a lot more liquid than all-purpose flour. If you use all-purpose flour in this recipe, the texture would be significantly different.

Are almond flour waffles healthy?

Yes! Besides being naturally gluten-free, almond flour is packed with protein, fiber, and important vitamins and minerals!

Can I meal-prep these waffles?

These waffles are perfect for meal prep. I would double or triple the recipe and then refrigerate or freeze them in an airtight container to enjoy throughout the week.

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