With my low-carb diet, I’ve taken the steps to cut out most anything that has high carb content. One breakfast treat that I’ve missed a whole lot is waffles, and I think you’re going to like this Keto Waffle recipe.
Here’s the interesting thing about this – although the waffle contains no grains, the base of this Keto waffle is cheese.
And I know you’re looking at this like “did this woman really just say cheese?”
Yes – the biggest stabilizer in this Keto Waffle is mozzarella cheese. Here’s why?
Why are you making keto waffles with cheese?
I was a skeptic about this method too when I saw it pop up on KetoMadMan’s Instagram.
Cheese is the perfect base for these because of its versatility. Mozzarella, in particular, has high fat and protein content, and it’s a little salty, so you get that amazing salty-sweet flavor.
It’s a mild enough cheese to use for a sweet recipe, which is what I did here. Cheese also gets nice and crispy when baked.
So what does this keto waffle taste like?
One thing I miss on a low carb diet is a crunch. I’ve talked about it several times in Keto recipes. Things with a crunchy texture are okay on Keto, but honestly, there’s nothing like real crunch.
I’m glad to say that when you cut into this waffle, you’re going to get that crunch you miss. Bryan actually said “if you hadn’t told me this was made of cheese, I wouldn’t have known.”
As for the taste, you can sweeten it up with your favorite blood sugar friendly sweeteners like Swerve or Monk Fruit, or go savory with a little bit of garlic powder and a stronger cheese like sharp cheddar. It’s truly versatile.
Lastly, what are Keto Waffles without syrup? To me, ChocZero‘s Maple Pecan has literally been a lifesaver for me. It’s been exciting to still have one of my favorite dishes without the worry.
Tips for making keto waffles.
This is a very messy process if you don’t cut the batter in half before you make them. I had some blow-outs in my waffle maker and cheese everywhere. Be sure you portion it out to minimize overflow.
If you’re still worried about it, I recommend a Silpat mat for your countertop. You can place your waffle maker on top, and it makes for easy clean up if anything spills over.
Enjoy the recipe below and let me know what you think of these keto waffles.