These crispy savory keto waffles are packed with sharp cheddar and zucchini. Easy to make, grain-free, and they make great sandwiches too! This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill.
Okay, stop right there. Whatever you are doing, drop it. Run to the kitchen. Don’t walk, run! You have to make these super crispy keto cheddar zucchini waffles right now.
Keto recipe development is a funny business. I usually go at it with some strategy and forethought, planning ahead to create recipes I know will resonate with my readers.
But sometimes those plans get totally upended by a recipe idea that just pops into my head. I follow the whim and suddenly I have a fabulous new, but unexpected, recipe on my hands. One I just have to share right away.
These savory keto waffles are one such recipe. I have so much zucchini right now and we needed a good side to go with dinner on Sunday evening. So keto zucchini waffles to the rescue!
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Isn’t this a keto chaffle recipe?
I have been avoiding the keto chaffles craze like the plague. I am strange like that. It’s not that I think chaffles aren’t a good idea, it’s just that every blogger and their dog now has multiple chaffle recipes.
In case you hadn’t noticed, I don’t like to do what everyone else is doing.
But this recipe might actually be somewhere on the chaffle spectrum. I was actually modifying an older recipe I have for low carb cheddar waffles. Those were good but they were relatively high in carbs.
Having made omelet waffles for my Easy Keto Breakfasts cookbook, I wanted to find a happy medium between these two ideas.
I did know I wanted an almond flour base, so that these would have more structure than regular chaffle recipes. And Bob’s Red Mill almond flour is always my top choice for the excellent quality.
How to make savory keto zucchini waffles
This is a fun easy recipe and as long as you have a waffle iron, you are good to go! A few tips for getting the best, crispiest, keto waffles:
- Salt, drain, and squeeze that zucchini really well. I mean squeeze the living juices out of that sucker. You want relatively dry shredded zucchini for this recipe. Too much moisture can make the waffles soggy.
- Whisk the wet ingredients together first, along with the zucchini, before adding the dry ingredients.
- Pick a flavourful, sharp cheddar for the best results. I used Cabot Seriously Sharp.
- You do need some almond flour here and as always, I recommend Bob’s Red Mill. The good finely ground blanched almond flour helps give these savory keto waffles more structure.
- Brush the waffle iron with melted butter for a good golden, crispy waffle.
- The size and number of waffles you get depends on your waffle iron. The big deep Belgian style waffle irons will produce thicker, 4-inch waffles that take longer to cook. I like my classic round waffle iron for thinner, crispier waffles. I am sure you can also do these in the mini Dash waffle irons, and you will only need about 1 to 2 tbsp of the batter for those.
Can these keto zucchini waffles be made ahead?
They sure can! We made ours on Sunday and have been enjoying them all week. Store them in a covered container in the fridge. They re-crisp really nicely with a few minutes in a toaster or in the oven.
We turned the leftovers into “bread” for sandwiches, and they held up so well. My husband also made a breakfast sandwich with a fried egg and some ham, and was delighted with it.
Because they were so good, and because it’s prime zucchini season right now, this recipe for keto cheddar zucchini waffles shot to the top of the posting schedule.
Go make them! You can thank me later…
Other delicious keto waffle recipes
- Keto Pumpkin Waffles
- Almond Flour Waffles (pancake batter that makes great waffles too!)
- Brownie Batter Waffles
- Chicken and Waffles
- Cream Cheese Mini Waffles
- Flourless Keto Waffles
Keto Cheddar Zucchini Waffles
- 1 medium zucchini (about 200g) grated
- 1/2 tsp salt divided
- 4 large eggs
- 6 ounces sharp cheddar, grated
- 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
- 3/4 cup almond flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp heavy cream
- Place the zucchini in a sieve in the sink and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp salt. Toss to combine and let drain 1 hour. Once drained, squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
- Preheat a waffle iron and lightly grease with melted butter.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs to break them up. Whisk in the cheese, zucchini, garlic, remaining 1/4 tsp salt, the pepper, and cayenne, until well combined.
- Add the almond flour and baking powder and stir to combine, then stir in the cream.
- Scoop a little over 1/4 cup into the waffle iron (if you have a round "classic" waffle iron – you will need more for the deeper belgian style waffles). Spread the batter toward the edges and close the lid.
- Cook until golden brown and crispy. Repeat with remaining batter.