Making The Best, Fluffy Waffles Using Coconut Flour

Coconut flour waffles you can whip up in 5 minutes. This big, fluffy waffle is on 4g net carbs per serving and not dry at all. I have a secret ingredients that makes sure you get the best waffle ever!

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Being on the keto diet you’ll notice there are very little coconut flour recipes. This is due to the nature of coconut flour being dry and the texture being so different. It’s discouraging as a food blogger because we do the best we can with what we are given. So, to avoid our feelings being hurt we just run from coconut flour altogether, but not me. I believe I can make a change and it starts here! When making keto breakfast recipes I always try to provide the best experience ever.

How To Make Waffles With Coconut Flour

Ingredients Needed

  • Coconut Flour
  • Sweetener
  • Baking Powder
  • Egg
  • Full Fat Cream Cheese
  • Vanilla Extract

Waffle Batter & Cooking Instructions

To start, you will need the cream cheese to be room temperature. Quick tip, if cream cheese is cold, pop the foil package in a bowl of warm water for 10-15 minutes.

Now, preheat your waffle iron to a medium heat setting first. Speed is your best friend here. I will explain why soon. Next, gather all the dry ingredients together.

In a separate bowl, beat you egg, vanilla extract and cream cheese together. Note, depending on how warm your egg and cream cheese is you will notice all the cream cheese doesn’t break down. This is fine because when cooking and mixing it will.

Next to your waffle iron, combine the dry and wet ingredients and whisk until smooth. If your cream cheese is cold there will be some small specks that you can ignore. When everything is together quickly pop waffle batter into the heated waffle maker.

Be mindful of the size of your waffles maker. This recipe can make two waffles or one large waffle. Note, that the batter will expand and rise while cooking. I have made a mess more times than I can count.

Remove the waffle when golden and fluffy. Serve.

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Why you should move fast after mixing, when the wet and dry mixes are combined you want to move quickly for a nice smooth pour. If not the coconut flour will absorb the liquid and the batter will be super thick and you’ll have to spoon it rather than pour. This won’t effect taste at all. It’s just a pain to have to spread the batter instead of pouring it.
  • Do I need the cream cheese? Yes you do and it needs to be full fat. What’s special about the cream cheese is the coconut flour can’t absorb it. In return, it allows the egg and baking powder to expand while baking.
  • Can I replace the cream cheese with butter? Yes you could, a swap would be 3TB of butter. Note, the flour will absorb it and the coconut flour waffle will be much drier.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are these gluten free and paleo friendly?

They are gluten free but if paleo you will have to swap out the cream cheese. My attempt was to keep these as low carb waffles but if you’re paleo I highly suggest using a banana in place of the cream cheese using the same measurements of 2 ounces.

Can I sub coconut flour for almond flour?

No you can not, not in this recipe or any other. They are very different all around. However, I do have an almond flour waffle that is strictly almond flour. But, for the best results my keto waffles combine the best of both worlds with raving reviews.

Will the waffle be dry?

No, I have tested this waffles time and time again with great results. Cooking at high temps and low and slow. Temperature does play a part which is why I suggest a medium temp if you have that option on your waffle iron. You have to really bake this thing dry to make it where it’s not fluffy at all. The fat and texture from the cream cheese is key to it all.

How many waffles does this recipe make?

In a normal waffle maker do not fill it up. Leave room on the side for the batter to spread and rise. You’re able to get 2 small waffles or 1 really big waffle with these measurements. With a mini waffle iron I am unsure because I do not own one.

Can I freeze these waffles?

Yes, these waffles are just fine frozen. Allow them to cool completely before storage.

Are coconut flour waffles crispy?

Coconut flour does not get crispy at all. You could try to freeze them then put them in the toaster out of the freezer. That may work.

What to eat with coconut flour waffles?

Coconut flour waffles with berries

Coconut Flour Waffles

Coconut flour waffles you can whip up in 5 minutes. This big, fluffy waffle is on 4g net carbs per serving. This makes it perfect for keto and low carb. Coconut flour is a superfood for keto and makes the best waffle recipe you'll find.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 206.2 kcal


Dry Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 ounces full fat cream cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a mixing bowl cream your room temp cream cheese. Then add one egg at a time fully blending before adding the next egg. If using a blender add all wet ingredients and blend until it's smooth.
  • Add in vanilla extract and mix in, then set aside
  • Mix all dry ingredients together
  • Turn on waffle iron to a medium to high setting but not the highest, you can spray oil to prevent sticking
  • Combine dry and wet and whisk until batter is smooth and free of lumps
  • Pour pancakes onto waffle maker immedietly. Allow to cook through about 2-3 minutes
  • Serve
  • Note: Batter can make 2 smaller waffles or 1 large waffle with a litte extra batter left over.


Nutrition Facts
Coconut Flour Waffles
Amount Per Serving (1 small waffle)
Calories 206.2 Calories from Fat 134
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.9g23%
Saturated Fat 8.2g51%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 212mg71%
Sodium 208.1mg9%
Carbohydrates 7.6g3%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Sugar 2.3g3%
Protein 9.8g20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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5 thoughts on “Making The Best, Fluffy Waffles Using Coconut Flour”

  1. Well, I wonder why a 1/4 cup of coconut flour, which must be around 30 gr should produce such high carb waffles.
    My coconut flour comes from Amanprana (brown paper bag just like an oldschool wheat stuff) and has 10 carbs per 100g. So I can eat twice as many waffles šŸ˜›
    I will try the recipe tomorrow for lunch.

  2. 5 stars
    These are AMAZING! Best coconut flour waffles I have ever made! They are not dry or grainy and they taste great. I used swerve brown as the sweetener, because I thought it sounded good and also a Lil cinnamon. You could half it or put about maybe 1/4 into a mini waffle maker. These are SUBSTANTIAL! I was full, I shoulda stopped at half, but I couldn’t restrain myself.

  3. 5 stars
    YASSSSSSSSSSS HUN-TY YASSSSSSSS!!!!! Follow these instructions, this is spot on. By far THE BEST Keto waffle šŸ§‡. Not eggy! NOT grainy! Not dry! Super delicious and yes it was so hard to stop with just 1 šŸ˜” but no regrets. My waffle iron is on the larger side, not mini. I used Mrs. Butterworth sugar free syrup 1 tlbsp on 1/4 of it taste, delicious. On another piece I had a 4oz piece of chicken (I had to) šŸ‘ŒšŸ¾ SUPERB!!!!. I’ll be making these in batches for the week. Thanks @sugarlesscrystals bring on more coconut flour recipes.

  4. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Iā€™m wondering if it would work to swap cottage cheese for the cream cheese. Has anyone tried that?

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