sugar-free waffles recipe

Sugar-free waffles recipe (gluten free, low carbohydrate, with xylitol)

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

sugar-free waffles recipe

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.

sugar-free waffles recipe

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

  • 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.

About:

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.

Katrin Nürnberger makes family-friendly sugar free food in her London kitchen.  You can find plenty of recipes on her blog sugarfreelondoner.com and follow on Pinterest, Instagram or 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! 

 

2 replies
  1. Kelvin Saul
    Kelvin Saul says:

    Would honey be a good substitute for sugar? Are chemical sweeteners really better for you than sugar? Waffles are a new concept here in the UK but are catching on. Are you based in the United States or do you just love American classics?

    Great writing as always.

    Respectfully yours, Kelvin

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    • Laura
      Laura says:

      Hi Kevin, thanks for your comment and nice words!! I’m based in the UK but just thought I’d share a waffle recipe for those who like them. With whats better than what, chemical sweeteners have some benefits i.e. no calories, just a little can sweeten etc. but they are not something to rely on. Honey is better than sugar if it’s less processed but ultimately it’s still fructose (the sweetness) and it’s the overload of fructose that can be damaging overtime. So rather than try and find the magic bullet for sweetness, I recommend people tame down the sweet tooth as a whole and then recommend experimenting with different sugar substitutes in different parts of their diets to work out what fits best for them. Hope that helps somewhat? Laura

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