Have you ever enjoyed the pleasure of walking into an ice cream shop, when they were making homemade waffle cones? The heavenly smell is something to behold.
It’s a smell so intoxicating, we’ve seen it stop people dead in their tracks…
You see, years ago, Wellness Bakeries was founded in a small cottage by the sea in Delray Beach, Florida. And just one block away from that cottage was a magical little ice cream shop, called Kilwin’s. Every day, they would make fresh waffle cones.
Now, I’m not sure who the marketing genius was who came up with the idea, but Kilwin’s created a separate ventilation system to collect the heavenly waffle-cone scented air inside the store and then blow it from a duct above their front door.
From our office down the street, we could watch the crowds walk past this little ice cream shop. Suddenly, one person would stop and look around… and then follow their nose into the store (along with a crowd of friends).
Thanks in part to the smell of those fresh waffles, there was always a line at Kilwin’s!
And now that you know the first part of the story, let me tell you why we bring it up…
Last weekend, I wanted to try a new waffle preparation using our ever popular Miracle Mix All-Purpose Paleo Baking Blend.
The recipe calls for a “secret ingredient” that I’ve never used to make waffles before. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. But as these waffles began to heat on the iron, the most amazing smell filled the kitchen.
Jon and I looked at each other at the same time and said, “Smells just like Kilwins!”
The smell was out of this world, but how would they taste?
One bite, and we were blown away.
With their fluffy interior and perfectly crisp golden-brown edges, these waffles rival your favorite nook-and-cranny stack at any traditional breakfast joint. In fact, our Keto Belgian Waffles are such a dead ringer for the original you could serve them to your wheat-loving friends and they’ll never suspect they are actually grain-free… let alone ultra-low carb (just 3 g net carbs) and ketogenic!
We have been making waffles with our mixes for nearly 10 years. We’ve also experimented with dozens of from-scratch recipes. We’ve tested the products of all our competitors. We’ve never found another waffle quite as good as these!
And the best part is that you can truly enjoy this delicious treat – guilt free!
Just consider the nutritional departure from the typical Belgian waffles, which can pack 600 calories, 60 grams of carbohydrate and 20 grams of sugar (and that’s before adding the maple syrup and other toppings!).
As you’ll see in the nutritional snapshot below, these waffles boast roughly half the calories, only three grams of net carbs, less than two grams sugar and 12 grams of protein.
These fat-burning, keto-friendly waffles require just a few simple ingredients (including the “secret” ingredient, cream cheese) and a few minutes of your time to prepare.
So, if you’re craving the best golden-buttery waffle you’ve ever tasted, let’s get started!
Real Deal Keto Belgian Waffles: The Super Simple Step By Step
You will find the printable recipe and all of the amounts at the bottom of this post. But first a few images to guide you…
Begin, by gathering your ingredients. You’ll need a scoop of Miracle Mix, pastured eggs, cream cheese, melted butter and vanilla. Let your eggs and cream cheese come to room temperature (or place them in a bowl of warm water to speed the process). Preheat your waffle iron.
Add the room temp eggs and cream cheese to a deep mixing bowl.
Use a hand mixer to incorporate. Not all of the cream cheese will meld into the eggs just yet. That’s okay, it will come together when you add the Miracle Mix.
Add the melted butter and vanilla…
And now for the Miracle Mix…
Beat on high speed until creamy. It should be a thick batter.
Ladle the batter onto the preheated waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions.
I cooked mine for two minutes and found this produced the perfect result – fully cooked and lightly browned. And they together well when removing from the waffle iron.
We topped ours with grass-fed butter and a homemade sugar-free syrup made with Erythritol and a few blueberries (you can use 1/4 cup fresh blueberries per serving and still maintain the keto macros)…
Pecans, butter and homemade sugar-free syrup make an equally delicious option…
- 2 cups Miracle Mix (do not pack)
- 8 pastured eggs
- 8 ounces organic cream cheese (full fat)
- 2 Tbsp. melted butter
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat your Belgian waffle iron.
- Add the room temp eggs and cream cheese to a deep bowl.
- Use a hand mixer to combine.
- Add the melted butter and vanilla and blend again.
- Add the Miracle Mix and blend on high speed for 2 minutes to create a thick batter.
- Ladle batter onto waffle iron. I used roughly ⅓ cup batter per waffle.
- Cook for 2 minutes, remove to a wire rack.
- Repeat with remaining batter.
Real Deal Keto Belgian Waffles Nutrition Information Per Serving (1 waffle)
324 calories, 29 g fat, 15 g saturated fat, 9 g monounsaturated fat, 3 g polyunsaturated fat, 249 mg cholesterol, 6 g carbohydrate, 3 g NET carbs, 0 g sugar alcohols, 1.5 g sugar, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein, 286 mg potassium, 205 mg phosphorous, 349 mg sodium, 50 mg magnesium
Macronutrient Ratio: 81% FAT | 15% PROTEIN | 4% CARBOHYDRATE
Macronutrient Ratio with 1/4 Cup Fresh Blueberries: 80% FAT | 15% PROTEIN | 5% CARBOHYDRATE
These magical keto Belgian waffles are made possible by our super-versatile pantry staple Miracle Mix. Not only can you use this All-Purpose Paleo Baking Blend to make delicious low-carb and keto-friendly breakfast favorites like waffles, pancakes and French toast… but hundreds of other grain-free and low-carb comfort food favorites, like Keto Pound Cake… Chewy Keto Bagels…Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie… English Muffins… Zucchini Bread… Keto Pita Bread – and more!
You’ll find all of these simple and delicious recipes in our free Miracle Mix Bakebook – 40+ Paleo & Keto-Friendly Recipes for All Your Favorite Comfort Foods.