Waffles have ripped me off! I have been jipped by a breakfast item. This is not as pathetic as it sounds. I take great pride in my appetite. My ability to wolf down a pint of Arctic Zero is second to none. And I eat entire heads of cauliflower like it’s nobody’s business. So I have a question to ask the waffle manufacturers of the world: How do you expect us to eat one measly waffle? Low Carb Waffles!
Low Carb Waffles
I don’t mean one batch of waffles. Not a grid of waffle-y goodness fresh out of the iron. We’re talking a quarter of the thing that comes out of the waffle maker. That means you’re not allowed to eat 75% of the actual waffle. So that lame little fragment of a waffle is the expected serving size. You are supposed to limit yourself to, like, three bites of breakfast bliss. That is not cool, Waffle Making People. Not cool.
I will not accept this. This is not okay. I will fix it. I will fix it for the good of all of my fellow waffle lovers. We will be deprived no more. So what is my solution? I remembered in my breakfast-minded brain a fantastic waffle recipe from Heather I used to make. I had no interest in the low carb aspect of it at the time, but, with a few tweaks, it’s ready.
Serving size: 1 full waffle
Fat: 2.5 grams
Net Carbs: 3 grams
Protein: 20 grams
- 3 egg whites, or 2 egg whites plus 1 whole egg
- 2 Tablespoons of coconut flour
- 2 Tablespoon milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- sweetener to taste, optional (I used 1 packet of stevia)
- Whip 2 of the egg whites to stiff peaks. You can either use a hand mixer, an egg beater, or a whisk if you want a workout.
- Once you have stiff peaks, stir in the coconut flour, milk of choice, baking powder, sweetener, and either 1 whole egg OR 1 egg white (depending on how much fat you want the waffles to have. I have used both successfully.).
- Heat up your waffle iron to the highest temperature, and grease or spray it with nonstick spray.
- Pour in the batter (You can do it in two batches if you need to.), and cook in the waffle iron until browned, about 3-4 minutes.
- Pull it out, top as desired, and eat!
Remember, bananas foster makes everything better. Even waffles. Just a thought.