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Almond Flour Protein Waffles (Low-Carb, Grain + Gluten-Free)

Put on your apron and prepare to create the most deliciously airy protein waffles you've ever tasted. These waffles are not only light on calories but also made with almond flour, Greek yogurt and eggs.

These almond flour protein waffles are so easy to whip up, using only a handful of natural ingredients.

We created these light, fluffy waffles as a simple, yet delicious way to get more protein into our family’s mornings (and because they’re a great alternative to store-bought freezer waffles.) And, if you frequent FULLforLife, you know how much we love freezer-friendly recipes.

These protein waffles can be served with maple syrup, topped with berries, garnished with whipped cream, used as a base for eggs, or used in place of bread in sandwiches. They’re keto, paleo, gluten-free and grain-free, making them the perfect low-carb, high-protein choice for you and your family!

A few tips and techniques

  1. Choose almond flour that is blanched and finely ground (not to be confused with almond meal, which tends to be grainy).
  2. Measure your flour correctly. Measuring flour incorrectly is one of the most common mistakes people make while baking. While weight is the BEST way to accurately measure your flour, not all of us have scales at home.
    1. Start by stirring the flour in case it’s packed tightly in its container.
    2. Don’t scoop out the flour from the container or bag directly with the measuring cup. Spoon the flour into the measuring cup until it mounds above the rim. Don’t pack the flour down into the cup while doing this.
    3. Use the non-serrated side of a dinner knife to level off the top until you have a smooth flour surface (you’ll probably need to do this a few times before it’s completely level).
  3. We use whole milk to thin out the consistency of the batter.
  4. Don’t over mix your batter. Over mixing often results in denser, flatter waffles.
  5. Once you’ve mixed the batter, use it promptly. Preparing any waffle or pancake batter in advance is discouraged, as it consistently results in flat and dense outcomes. Even letting your batter hang out for a few minutes before ladling it onto the griddle can diminish its fluffiness.
  6. The texture of these waffles varies depending on the type of waffle iron you use. We’ve had a ton of success with the Breville Smart Waffle Maker. If you want them crispier, you can toss your waffles in the toaster or toaster oven for a couple of minutes after they come off the waffle iron.


This waffle mix is the perfect base for any kind of waffle you like. Half of our family are chocolate lovers while the other half prefers slightly sautéed apples. This recipe works great because we can whip up a batch of batter, pour it in the waffle iron and toss whatever add-ins each person prefers. Since the waffles are incredibly light and fluffy, we wouldn’t recommend adding super moist mix-ins, such as blueberries.

Here are a few ideas for toppings:

Our favorite topping is grass-fed butter and a little 100% pure maple syrup. Another favorite is a homemade berry sauce like this 3-Ingredient Blueberry Jam.

What’s a simple way to grease my waffle iron?

Basting and pastry brushes are a must-have in any kitchen and a PERFECT way to grease your waffle iron. You can use them to apply an egg wash, coat a piece of bread with oil, baste a piece of meat or grease a pan. Basically, they can make a big difference when cooking, baking and grilling.

Some ways to “reinvent” your leftovers:

  • Sliced into strips with dipping sauce (a healthy meal or snack): Served cold with a side of plain yogurt that’s mixed with a drizzle of maple syrup as a dipping sauce
  • Waffle sandwich: Fresh berries and a smear of goat, cream or cottage cheese as the filling, sandwiched between two waffles (served hot or cold)
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Almond Flour Protein Waffles (Low-Carb, Grain + Gluten-Free)

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These almond flour protein waffles are so easy to whip up, using only a handful of natural ingredients. We created these light, fluffy waffles as a simple, yet delicious way to get more protein into our family’s mornings.




  1. Preheat the waffle iron to high heat. Grease lightly (we use a basting brush and coconut oil).
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat eggs (this helps the waffles stay fluffy and light). Add milk, yogurt, EVOO and vanilla. Whisk until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the almond flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Sprinkle dry ingredients onto the wet. Gently fold batter until combined, careful not to over mix. (It should be light and fluffy.)
  5. Transfer half the batter into heated waffle iron. If adding mix-ins, such as chocolate chips, top batter with them. Close and cook waffles until the waffle iron indicates it’s ready or steam stops coming out, about 4-6 minutes. Remove waffles from iron and repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Optional: For a crispier waffle, toast waffles in the oven, toaster oven or toaster. (This will depend on the type of waffle iron you use, how thick it makes the waffles and how much it crisps them up. We use the Breville Smart Waffle Maker, so we’ve never encountered this problem.)


Each cup of almond flour weighs 112 grams, and for a single batch of these waffles, you’ll need 140 grams of almond flour. If you’re eager to enhance your cooking and baking endeavors, we highly recommend this scale.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Category: Recipes
  • Method: 30 Minute Meals

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  1. Amy

    Batter was a little runny and even after spraying my waffle iron, they stuck a bit.

    • Kalie

      Thanks for your feedback! We’re sorry to hear about the trouble with the batter consistency and the waffle iron sticking. It’s possible that the type of waffle iron you’re using might be a factor. Sometimes different models or brands can behave differently, even with the same recipe.

      Here are a couple of tips that might help: You can try adjusting the amount of liquid in the batter next time to make it thicker if it was too runny. Adding a bit more flour or reducing the liquid ingredients can often help achieve a better consistency. For the waffle iron sticking issue, aside from spraying, you could also try brushing the iron with a bit of coconut oil before pouring the batter. Sometimes that extra layer of fat can make a big difference.


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