These Easy Mini Keto Pumpkin Waffles are so soft and fluffy on the inside with just the right amount of spice. These mini pumpkin waffles come together quickly using some basic gluten-free staples such as pumpkin, eggs, almond flour, and coconut oil. Add some pumpkin pie spice and you have the perfect crispy morning breakfast treat!
Keto Mini Waffles
I absolutely love going for runs when the weather turns and the mornings end up nice and crisp. All the beautiful fall colours and the pumpkin patches lining the fields make me crave all things pumpkin!
After making Chewy Keto Pumpkin Cookies Recipe that are not cakey as well as this Easy Keto Pumpkin Roll that actually rolls without breaking, I knew it was time to tackle making sugar-free pumpkin waffles. Plus, since I recently invested an entire $10 dollars on my new mini Dash waffle maker, making keto mini waffles has never been easier!
The waffles are very simple to make, but working with pumpkin tends to make baked goods moist and dense, so getting crispy and fluffy pumpkin waffles can be challenging.
But after several attempts, I finally created a recipe that I believe you will love!
Why this recipe for Keto Pumpkin Waffles Works
Super Easy - In my humble opinion, these waffles are the best because the batter is super quick to prepare (no beating egg whites and folding them into a batter). You can mix the whole thing up with a simple whisk or fork! Plus, if you are making keto mini waffles, they bake really quickly.
Perfect Texture - The texture of the waffles is delightfully fluffy inside, with a hint of pumpkin and vanilla flavour throughout.
Amazing Macros - Each keto mini waffle has 5 grams of protein and 9 grams of fat. You can add a pat of butter with some sugar-free maple syrup and end up with mini pumpkin waffle perfect for you keto diet.
Keto Pumpkin Waffle Ingredients
- Eggs - The eggs not only add fluffiness to this dash keto waffle recipe, but protein and healthy fats too!
- Vanilla - Can’t go wrong with a splash of vanilla extract!
- Pumpkin puree. - Use 100% pure canned pumpkin for this waffle recipe. Don’t grab pumpkin pie filling by mistake, which has added spices and sugar. Also, if there is any water that has settled in the can, make sure to drain the water as too much liquid will not allow for these keto pumpkin waffles to get nice and crispy.
- Keto Flour Mix - For these waffles, you will need super-fine almond flour as well as a tablespoon of flaxseed meal. The flaxseed meal helps to give these keto mini waffles their light and fluffy texture.
- Coconut oil - Melted coconut oil helps to keep these waffles nice and moist.
- Salt and Pumpkin Pie Spice - These two ingredients really help to bring out the pumpkin flavor!
- Sweetener - Sometimes I like to make these keto mini waffles for a grab-and-go breakfast. So, if I am not going to be adding any sugar-free maple syrup, I will add about 2 tablespoons of dry sweetener, such as Lakanto Golden to the mix. You can omit this if you wish.
Instructions for CKeto Mini Waffles
Grab your mini Dash waffle maker and let's make some keto pumpkin waffles!
Preheat the waffle iron. While the waffle maker is preheating, you can mix all of the ingredients together.
Spray the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the batter onto the hot waffle iron and use the back of a spoon to spread the batter over the surface of the hot waffle iron. I use about ¼ cup batter per waffle and this will make 5-6 keto mini waffles.
Cook waffles until browned.
Serve with the toppings of your choice and enjoy!
Hint: Make sure to spray your Dash mini waffle maker with cooking spray before making the first waffle. You do not need to spray additional cooking spray before adding batter to the maker
Can I make these waffles ahead of time?
Yes. Bake the waffles as instructed and then allow them to cool completely on a cooling rack. Cover the rack with a kitchen towel and leave them overnight. In the morning, simply pop them in the toaster for nice and crispy keto waffles.
Can I freeze these keto pumpkin waffles?
Yes. Bake and cool the waffles and then place them in a ziplock bag or storage container, separating each waffle with parchment paper.
How long do frozen homemade keto waffles last?
You can freeze homemade waffles for up to 3 months. To reheat the waffles, simply place the frozen waffles in a toaster oven until nice and warm.
Are these waffles crispy?
These waffles are more cakey than crispy. However, to make them crispy, simply add 1-2 tablespoons of whey protein powder to the batter.
TOPPINGS FOR PUMPKIN WAFFLES
Although we love these mini pumpkin waffles with just some butter and sugar-free maple syrup, you can also have some fun and top these waffles with additional toppings such as:
- Powdered sweetener -Dust it over the top with a sifter or spoon.
- Fresh Berries
- Whipped cream. You can add a dollop of whipped cream for the ultimate topping.
- Sugar-free Caramel sauce - Only takes 5 minutes!
- Sliced almonds or chopped pecans - perfect for some extra fat and some crunch
- Sugar-free Nutella - super duper decadent
- Blueberry Pie Filling - Why use this just for pies when topping mini pumpkin waffles would be so divine!
More Keto Breakfast Recipes
Looking for other quick and easy keto breakfast recipes like this? Try these:
More Easy Keto Pumpkin Recipes
These are my favorite pumpkin dishes that I always make during the Holidays!
- 3 eggs, room temperature
- ⅔ cup almond flour
- ¼ cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 2 tbsp sweetener *
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1-3 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (depending on how much pumpkin pie flavour you want!)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp salt
- Plug in the mini waffle maker and allow it to heat up.
- In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients, using a whisk, until fully incorporated. Let the waffle batter sit for about 3 minutes.
- Spoon just shy of ¼ cup of the batter onto the waffle iron, and bake until waffles are golden brown and firm (about 1-2 minutes). Using a fork, carefully remove the waffle. Repeat with remaining batter.
- Top each waffle with a dollop of butter and your favourite sugar-free syrup.
- * any sweetener will work; however, if you use allulose the waffles will brown very quickly and will be much darker in colour.
- for crispier waffles, add 1 tablespoon of whey protein powder
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: America, Fall, Holidays
- Diet: Gluten Free
- Serving Size: 1 mini waffle
- Calories: 160
- Sugar: 1.3
- Fat: 9
- Carbohydrates: 3.8
- Fiber: 1.1
- Protein: 5
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