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Cheesy Low-Carb & Keto Waffles

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These waffles are so versatile! I use them as a side with pulled pork, soups, and all sorts of salads.

They also make a fantastic alternative to English muffins in Eggs Benedict. You can make these waffles in batches and freeze them for a quick meal when you don't have time to cook. If you want to try some more quick bread recipes, make sure you check out this Paleo Bread from Emma of Noodlechips!

Also try sweet waffles: Basic Keto Waffles, Double Chocolate Keto Waffles and Pumpkin Spiced Waffles.

How to Poach Eggs

If you're making eggs Benedict, you'll need to poach some eggs. Poaching eggs is easy! Here's how to do it step by step.

  1. Fill a medium saucepan with water and a dash of vinegar and bring to a boil over a high heat. Crack each egg individually into a ramekin or a cup. Using a spoon, create a gentle whirlpool in the water to help the egg white wrap around the egg yolk.

  2. Slowly lower the egg into the water in the centre of the whirlpool, turn off the heat and cook for 3-4 minutes. Then, use a slotted spoon to remove from the water and place on a plate. Repeat for all the remaining eggs.

  3. Once chilled, place all the eggs in a sealable container filled with cold water and keep refrigerated for up to 5 days. To re-heat the eggs, place them in a mug filled with hot tap water for a couple of minutes. This will be enough to warm them up without overcooking.

Hands-on Overall

Serving size waffle

Allergy information for Cheesy Low-Carb & Keto Waffles

✔  Gluten free
✔  Nut free
✔  Nightshade free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, waffle)

Net carbs2.4 grams
Protein13.1 grams
Fat16.9 grams
Calories216 kcal
Calories from carbs 4%, protein 24%, fat 72%
Total carbs4.4 gramsFiber2 gramsSugars1 gramsSaturated fat8.2 gramsSodium425 mg(18% RDA)Magnesium36 mg(9% RDA)Potassium151 mg(8% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 waffles)

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese (56 g/ 2 oz)
  • 3 tbsp flaxmeal (21 g/ 0.7 oz) or 4 tbsp almond flour (24 g/ 0.8 oz)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour (8 g/ 0.3 oz)
  • 1 tsp mixed dried Italian herbs (basil, oregano, thyme)
  • 1/2 tsp each garlic powder and onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp gluten-free baking powder - you can make your own
  • salt and pepper to taste (I like pink Himalayan salt)
Optional toppings:


  1. Place 3 eggs and cream cheese in a bowl and mix well. Cheesy Low-Carb & Keto Waffles
  2. Add the grated Parmesan and cheddar and all the dry ingredients: flaxmeal, coconut flour, dried herbs, garlic and onion powder, baking powder, salt and pepper. Mix well.
    Cheesy Low-Carb & Keto Waffles
  3. Pour the batter in a preheated waffle maker, close and cook for a minute or two. The exact time depends on the waffle maker. Cheesy Low-Carb & Keto Waffles
  4. When done, place on a serving plate and let them cool down for a few minutes. Store any leftover waffles in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Depending on what you serve the waffles with and how hungry you feel, one serving is 1-2 waffles. Cheesy Low-Carb & Keto Waffles
  5. Serving suggestion: Cheesy waffles make delicious keto breakfast with poached eggs or fried eggs and Hollandaise Sauce on top. Cheesy Low-Carb & Keto Waffles

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, waffle)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.3 g4.7 g3.6 g54 kcal
Cream cheese, soft (full-fat)
0.5 g1.1 g4.2 g37 kcal
Parmesan cheese
0.2 g2.7 g1.9 g29 kcal
Cheddar cheese
0.4 g3.2 g4.7 g57 kcal
Flaxmeal (flax meal), ground flaxseed
0.1 g1 g2.2 g28 kcal
Coconut flour, organic
0.2 g0.3 g0.3 g7 kcal
Italian seasoning (mixed herbs)
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Garlic powder, spices
0.2 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Onion powder, spices
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Baking powder, gluten-free
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving, waffle
2.4 g13.1 g16.9 g216 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Hi Martina, love your blog and recipes! I was wondering: can I safe these recipes into my Ketodietapp? Would love to have these available, when ever I want, without having to search forever!
First update on challenge: day 8: 2 kg down, I know that doesn't sound like much, but for me it's a big achievement! Love my new woe! Xxx

Well done, Heidi!! You can add any blog recipe to the Planner in the iPad app (fully featured KetoDiet), but this feature is not currently supported on KetoDiet Basic.
We are about to release universal iOS KetoDiet App which will bring this feature to the iPhone. In fact, all blog recipes will be added automatically.
What you can also do in both KetoDiet and KetoDiet Basic is to "favourite" meals in the integrated blog tab you like so you don't have to search through over 450 blog recipes. I hope this helps! 😊

These are sooooo yummy!! I made a double batch, had two waffles and fried egg for breakfast and keep the rest in the freezer.

Thank you Kelly!