Keto Pumpkin Waffles Recipe
Fall means one thing: pumpkin spice everything. Don’t feel like you have to miss out on this yearly obsession just because you’re Keto. This Keto pumpkin waffles recipe is the absolute best way to wake up!
Are Pumpkins Keto?
While pumpkins do have some carbs, they are generally OK to eat on Keto. The key is to watch your portion size.
This recipe only contains two tablespoons of pumpkin puree. Since it makes two servings of waffles, you’ll only eat one tablespoon’s worth of pumpkin puree at a time.
That’s manageable for most folks, but if you’re worried you can check the nutrition info at the end of the recipe.
One interesting fact to note is that some brands of pumpkin puree actually contain other types of squash. Manufacturers sometimes mix in other types of winter squash, like butternut, because they’re less stringy than pumpkin.
But again, if you’re worried about the carbs or the “purity” of the pumpkin puree, just read your labels.
How to Make Keto Waffles
Waffles are not low-carb food. In fact, your typical Belgian waffle could contain as much as 60 grams of carbs!
And that’s not including goodies like whipped cream or syrup.
Since most of our bodies wouldn’t know what to do with all of that fuel, it’s best to come up with an alternative option that gives you waffles without the carb-heavy consequences.
Instead of white flour (or waffle mix), I used coconut flour, which is light, fluffy, and perfect for waffles.
Instead of sugar, I added erythritol, a handy sugar alcohol that most people tolerate well. It comes in a confectioner’s version that is perfect for dusting over the finished product.
I chose to swap out the dairy in this recipe with almond milk and ghee, but if you know you’re not sensitive to dairy you could try it with milk and butter.
If you are sticking with almond milk, however, make sure you get the unsweetened kind.
Other than that, you’ll use baking powder and eggs per usual. A festive pumpkin spice mixture of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg amplifies the flavor.
More Keto Breakfast Recipes
Keto can seem cruel in the morning when you realize you’ve been robbed of your oatmeal, cereal, and toast options.
Thankfully, there are Keto alternatives to just about all of your morning staples, as well as some new recipes that will get you out of bed quickly.
Check out this long list of Keto breakfast items. You’ll find luscious vanilla pound cake, smoothies, granola, muffins, and more!
Waffles on Keto? You bet! And pumpkin too!
For the pumpkin spice
For the waffles
- 1/2 cup (60 g) of coconut flour
- 2 1/2 Tablespoons (30 g) of erythritol
- 1 teaspoon (2 g) of baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of reserved pumpkin spice
- 2 medium eggs (88 g)
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) of unsweetened almond milk
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of melted ghee
- 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) of pumpkin puree
- confectioners erythritol, to dust
- Prepare a small batch of pumpkin spice by combining the spices in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Mix the coconut flour, erythritol, salt, baking powder, and pumpkin spice in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, almond milk, melted ghee, and pumpkin puree.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk well until you achieve a thick, slurry consistency. If it is too thick, add a dash of almond milk.
- In the meantime, heat a greased waffle maker. Add the batter, cooking the waffles until crispy. Remove carefully and serve with a dusting of confectioner’s erythritol.
NOTE: This recipe was made using our waffle maker, which makes two 5 x 5-in (13 x 13cm) waffles. If your waffle maker is bigger, double up the recipe.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 3 g
- Serving Size: 1 waffle
- Calories: 307
- Sugar: 3 g
- Fat: 21 g
- Carbohydrates: 14 g
- Fiber: 11 g
- Protein: 11 g