(5 Net Carbs)
I am a waffle maker from way-back, and a waffle lover from even further back than that.
Some of my fondest memories from when I was a kid are of my Dad making waffles.
He used three waffle irons at a time and we had plenty of blown fuses because of it. There were nine kids in my family and we couldn't wait for our turn.
We used to make PB&J's on leftover waffles, if there were any.
The waffle Iron that you see in these picture I bought 13 years ago because Brenna wanted waffles when she was pregnant with Ada. Suddenly waffles were the most important thing in the world.
So when I say that these are good waffles, you can trust that I know what I'm talking about.
And what I am saying is that if you like waffles, you are going to love this waffle recipe.
So let's get started.
Gather your Ingredients
It is now a CastleintheMountains.com tradition to remind you to gather your ingredients.
I have Ada to remind me what I missed, but I still line it all up so I don't forget something.
I would hate to be trying to make a waffles and end up with a waffle shaped crepe because I forgot the baking powder.
The oat fiber really gives these a great flavor and texture. But I haven't seen it sold at any of the stores near me (yet).
If you need oat fiber you can find it here.
If you don't have any on hand you can substitute ¼ cup of coconut flour for the ¼ cup oat fiber.
They are both soluble fibers which means that they will absorb a lot of the liquid from the other ingredients.
If you make this substitution there will be a taste difference.
The all coconut flour waffles are still good, but I think the oat fiber tones down the coconut flavor and is more like what a waffle should taste like.
Haha, remember I am a waffle expert.
Please don't try to use almond flour, you will end up with soup.
Waffle Making Equipment
In the ideal world every kitchen would have a waffle iron, but I know that there are lots of you out there in Keto Land who may not have one.
When I was a kid things like waffle irons and mixers were expensive and you had to go shopping in the big city to get one.
I think that's why most people didn't have one.
But now you can get a waffle iron like the one I have for less than $20.00.
Making the Batter
I know it seems like a lot more ingredients than a usual Castle-in-the-Mountains recipe because we try to keep things simple.
But it's easy.
You put all of the wet ingredients except for five of the egg whites in a blender and blend them. (cream cheese, 5 egg yolks, three whole eggs, almond milk and melted butter and the extracts)
Then you add the dry ingredients to the blender and you blend it. (oat fiber, coconut flour, erythritol, baking powder)
The only real trick here is fluffing and folding in the egg whites.
You put those 5 egg whites that you separated in mixing bowl, and then using the electric mixer on high, you beat them until they are like a fluffy meringue. ( Brenna uses the Kitchen-aid because it's the easiest way to accomplish this task but I like to use the hand mixer because it's how my Dad taught me to do it.)
Then you just pour the stuff from the blender into the mixing bowl and fold them together.
Folding is not like stirring - you don't want to over-do it because you want all those air-bubbles in the fluffed egg whites.
The batter that you poured out of the blender is going to be heavier and sink to the bottom of the bowl.
It should be somewhat uniform.
Cooking the Waffles
If your waffle maker makes two regular sized waffles, ½ cup of batter is just about right to fill the waffle without it squirting out the sides and making a mess.
Spread the batter in a line in the middle of the waffle iron it will spread out to fill out the rest of your waffles.
Then you close the waffle maker and wait.
On most waffle irons there is a light that turns on to indicate that the waffles are done.
With this recipe - on my waffle iron - that light was a little premature. If you want your waffles crispy, you will have to wait an extra couple of minutes.
Whipped Cream: This is my favorite waffle topping - I ate the ones in the picture. Oh and they were good.
Melted Butter: This is Brenna's favorite. She said that with the maple extract and the erythritol already in the recipe, it was slightly sweet and delightful.
Powdered Erythritol: This is a classic. Just like the breakfast restaurant.
You can get powdered erythritol here, or you can make you own by putting granulated erythritol in a blender, and blending on high until it is ground fine.
Maple Syrup: Even classic-er. Butter and maple syrup.
A quick note about syrup: We recommend Lankanto because it is made with erythritol and monk fruit which are not toxic.
Please be careful with sweeteners, there are some that have embarrassing side effects, and some that just toxic.
Storing and Reheating
This recipe makes a lot of waffles - 16 or so.
If you're not making them for the whole family, you may have leftovers.
That's not a problem.
Cool them on a rack or a plate with a paper towel on it, and then put them in a baggie or sealed container and store them in the fridge for a day or two. Or freeze them for a few weeks.
When you want to eat one, lightly toast it and you're good to go.
I usually just eat them with a little butter. Ada likes them toasted with whipped cream cheese.
Or, you can use them for sandwich bread. Bacon and egg sandwich on waffles is quick and really good.
Thats it for now!
Go make the waffles! As always, let me know if you have any comments or super duper toppings that I haven't thought of below...
Keto Oat Fiber Waffles
- Plug in/ turn on your waffle iron. so it can start heating.
- Separate 5 of the eggs put the whites in a mixing bowl and put the yolks in a blender.
- Use an electric mixer on high speed to beat egg whites until they are fluffy.
- Put the 3 remaining eggs and cream cheese in the blender with the egg yolks, and blend until thoroughly mixed and consistent.
- Add melted butter and extracts, and blend until mixed well.
- Add the oat fiber, coconut flour, baking powder, and erythritol, and again blend until mixed well.
- Add almond milk and blend again.
- Mixture should be thick and pourable. If it's too thick add a little more almond milk.
- Pour the mixture into bowl with egg whites and fold together with a rubber spatula. Don't over mix/fold you want the egg whites to stay fluffy until you put them in the waffle iron.
- Grease your waffle iron. I use a paper towel dipped in olive oil for this, but you can use a cooking spray if that is easier.
- Pour just enough batter in the waffle iron (½ cup or a little less) so that when it expands it will fill the whole pattern. It is better to slightly under fill.
- Now just close your waffle iron and wait for them to cook. Most waffle irons have a light that either goes on or off when waffles are done. To get crispy these waffles will need to cook a little longer, so when the light goes on, wait a minute or two longer.