Keto churro waffles – tasty breakfast or low carb dessert? No matter what, these crispy keto cinnamon waffles are sure to please!
Happy January! Why not make your keto breakfasts interesting and fun with these churro waffles? Light and airy, and dredged in sweet cinnamon. And then dipped in a rich sugar-free chocolate sauce. Can’t beat that!
Honestly, these waffles could just as easily play the role of a sweet snack or keto dessert too. They are that tasty!
But somehow cinnamon treats just scream breakfast to me. Like my Keto Cinnamon Twists, which go so well with coffee. Or my Keto Cinnamon Donuts with their delectable brown butter glaze.
Keto Churro Inspiration
I have to be honest, I have never attempted any sort of churro recipe in my life, although I did enjoy the real deal once upon a time pre-keto.
But my youngest child has been at me to make some sort of keto churros for a while now. Knowing that real churros are tricky and time consuming as it is, I was casting around for a churro-esque idea that would be easier to make with keto ingredients.
And then this tasty looking waffle recipe from A Bajillion Recipes caught my eye. I realized that making keto churro waffles would be a lot more straightforward and have a much better chance of success.
How to make Keto Churro Waffles
Crispy keto waffles dredged in cinnamon and sweetener – how can you go wrong? Here are my best tips for perfect churro waffles:
Beat the egg whites: This is actually a trick I learned for lighter, fluffier waffles long before I went low carb. It’s an extra step but it’s definitely worth the effort.
Use a classic waffle iron rather than a Belgian style: I have both kinds of waffle irons and have found the shallower classic style to be best for keto waffles of all kinds. The big deep ones just use too much batter, making it hard to cook the waffles through properly. The mini Dash waffle makers would work well too.
Place cooked waffles in a warm oven: This is a trick I used with my keto pizzelle cookies too. Keto ingredients don’t come off the waffle maker nice and crisp, and may get overly browned if you leave them on too long. Placing them in a warm (200F) oven for 15 to 20 minutes gets them nice and crisp!
Let them cool out of the oven: The waffles won’t seem completely crisp until they cool to room temperature.
Brush with melted butter: Once your keto churro waffles are nice and crisp, brush them with melted butter to help the cinnamon sweetener mixture stick.
Dredge in cinnamon and granulated sweetener: For the real churro experience!
Dip in rich sugar-free chocolate sauce: This is a slightly thicker version of my Keto Hot Fudge Sauce. When you first whisk in the chocolate, it will seem quite thin, but will continue to thicken up as it cools.
Can you make Keto Churro Waffles ahead?
These churro waffles are a great make ahead recipe. You can just make the waffles ahead and store them on the counter in an airtight container for 4 days. You can freeze or refrigerate for longer but they will lose their crispness and will need to be returned to a warm oven.
The chocolate sauce thickens up a lot when cooled or refrigerated. Don’t just rewarm as it is, it will seize. Warm it very gently in a saucepan over low heat, whisking in a bit of cream or almond milk until it’s liquid again.
More Great Keto Waffle Recipes
- Keto Cheddar Zucchini Waffles
- Pumpkin Protein Waffles
- Keto Protein Waffles
- Keto Broccoli Cheddar Waffles
- Keto Chocolate Peanut Butter Waffles
- Cinnamon Roll Protein Waffles
Keto Churro Waffles
- 1 large egg separated
- 1 large egg white
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup Swerve Sweetener
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ⅓ cup almond milk room temperature
- 3 tablespoon butter melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cinnamon "Sugar" Coating
- ⅓ cup Swerve Granular
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup butter melted
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate chopped
- 2 tablespoon powdered Swerve Sweetener
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 200F and set a baking rack over a large sheet pan. Preheat a classic (not Belgian) waffle iron.
- In a large bowl, beat the egg whites with the salt and cream of tartar until they hold stiff peaks.
- In another large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, sweetener, and baking powder. Stir in the almond milk, egg yolk, butter, and vanilla extract. Carefully fold in the beaten egg whites until no streaks remain.
- Lightly grease the waffle iron, then add about ¼ to ⅓ cup batter to the center of the waffle iron. Cook until the waffles are golden brown on both sides. You should get at least 4 (four) 8-inch waffles.
- Place cooked waffles on the prepared baking rack and place in the oven for 20 minutes, to crisp up. Break the waffles into sections.
Cinnamon "Sugar" Coating
- In a shallow bowl, mix together the sweetener and the cinnamon. Brush each waffle section lightly with the melted butter, and then dip each in the cinnamon mixture.
- In a small saucepan, heat the cream over medium heat until bubbling. Add the chopped chocolate and let sit to melt for 5 minutes. Whisk in the sweetener and vanilla extract until well combined. Let sit a few minutes to thicken.
- The sauce will continue to thicken as it cools. To thin it out, whisk in a bit of almond milk.
Nicole Solimine says
I have tried a lot of keto waffle recipes. This is far the best. My husband agreed. No eggy taste and they had good texture. Enjoyable. Love your recipes. Thanks for your dedication to the keto lifestyle and helping others.
Sorry, just read the text and realized the mini waffle maker could be used, but now, after reading the recipe, can I use HWC instead of the almond milk?
HWC is too thick. You will want half cream, half water.
Can I use a mini waffle maker? I don’t have a larger one.
This recipe was a fail for me, it’s probably my fault though. To begin with it’s not very clear to me how many egg whites to use. I know it says one large egg (separated) + one large egg white. However in the instructions it wasn’t clear if I should have put both eggs whites in at step two or one egg white. This batter just did not set, it fell apart on my waffle machine, I couldn’t get it out of the machine in one piece, so then I tried to cook it like a pancake and they took a long time to cook enough so that I could flip them. I still persisted though, but I didn’t like the taste at the end either, the sugar (because it’s not real sugar I guess) with the cinnamon was just not nice, burnt my tongue (could have been the sugar I used though, I used Natvia). Nobody in my family ate it. So I just wasted a bunch of expensive ingredients. Such a bummer because I really love churro.
Does this recipe need a whole cup of egg whites?
No… in the recipe, it clearly states 1 large egg + 1 large egg white.