Another guest article for you today – a sugar-free waffles recipe which is also gluten-free, low carbohydrate version for those of you who are partial to waffles (I have to add this isn’t me…yet!).
Katrin Nürnberger and Libby from Ditch The Carbs share a healthier version of the usually packed with sugar and refined carbohydrate indulgence that won’t impact on your blood sugar in the same way that regular sugar & while waffles can.
This sugar-free waffles recipe you’ll notice uses Xylitol (click the link to read up about it).
I recommend experimenting with different sugar substitutes to make regular recipes healthier but at the same time not relying on them too regularly.
Read: Why I don’t yet stand by one sugar substitute for more of my views on this.
Sugar-free waffles recipe (gluten free, low carbohydrate, with Xylitol)
Recipe by Libby Jenkinson, images & words by Katrin Nürnberger
Waffles – they’re a bit like pizza. Literally, everybody likes them. We just can’t help it, right? Pure deliciousness. Well, I’ve got good news for you: These low carb waffles are sugar-free, grain free and taste even better than the full-on wheat-and-sugar version.
This sugar-free waffles recipe uses coconut flour, which is one of my favourites for baking. It is extremely absorbent, so don’t think that the small amount in the recipe is a mistake!
The secret to a really fluffy waffle is to separate the egg whites and yolks. You beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks and then fold the mix gently into the batter.
The xylitol I use is made by a brand called Pink Sun on Amazon here. Whichever brand you choose, make sure they manufacture it out of birch trees. There are cheap brands on the market that use GM-corn from China instead.
Whilst I firmly believe that the cute heart-shapes are half the fun of waffle eating, you can also make fabulous pancakes with this mix. Top with some Greek yoghurt and berries of your choice.
- 5 eggs, separated
- 4 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1 tablespoon xylitol
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 125g butter, unsalted and melted
- optional: 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Whisk your egg whites until they are firm and form pretty little peaks. Use a clean, non-greasy bowl for this and be patient. It will happen!
- In a second bowl, mix egg yolks, coconut flour, xylitol and baking powder.
- Slowly add the melted butter and mix well.
- Add the milk and vanilla.
- Gently fold spoonfuls of whisked egg whites into the batter. Try to keep as much of the air and fluffiness as possible.
- “Grease” your waffle maker with some butter so the waffles do not stick. Pour enough of the waffle mixture into the warm waffle maker to make one waffle. Cook until golden brown. Coconut flour waffles have a more delicate consistency than regular waffles, so take extra care when removing them.
- Repeat until all the batter has been used. Makes 5 waffles.
Libby is the founder of Ditch The Carbs which is now the No.1 recipe website in Australia and New Zealand and shares some great resources for low sugar living. You can follow her on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.
Have you made homemade waffles before? Fancy trying this sugar-free waffle recipe and experimenting with xylitol? Comment below with any questions or thoughts!