These Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Waffles are slightly sweet with a hint of pumpkin spice and are easily made with just 6 simple ingredients. Giving you that comfort fall feeling you have been craving with these fluffy waffles.
Put on your comfy sweaters and get ready for keto pumpkin spice waffles while you cozy up on the sofa with your favourite warm beverage. These waffles are sugar free and great for diabetics, low carbers and simply anyone who is limiting their sugar intake.
This was recipe was inspired by my Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe that is another fall favourite of mine.
Table of Contents:
- 📺 Watch how to make these waffles
- 🥘 Ingredients Notes
- 👨🏻🍳 Steps to make these waffles
- 👨🏻🍳 Substitutions and Variations
- ♨️ Top tips and serving suggestions
- 🥣 Equipment used to make these waffles
- 💭 Frequently asked questions
- 🍽 Other diabetic friendly desserts you may like
- Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Waffles
📺 Watch how to make these waffles
🥘 Ingredients Notes
This time of year all I want is pumpkin spice in everything I eat. I even sprinkle some pumpkin pie spice in my coffee every morning. Some people love the pumpkin spice flavours and some people just can't handle it, usually because it means it's the end of summer.
- Almond Flour: ground blanched almonds were used for this recipe which gives it a slightly nutty flavour plus it's low carb and gluten free.
- Cream cheese: for that mild sweet taste and pleasant tang makes this pie feel like a cheesecake. I use a full fat cream cheese.
- Pumpkin Puree: giving you that earthy sweet flavour and an orangey colour
- Pumpkin Pie Spice: a blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, and ginger giving you all the fall feels
- Erythritol: this is my favourite sweetener as I find it is the closest sweetener to sugar and as a type 2 diabetic it does not seem to spike my blood sugars. Keeping these keto pumpkin waffles sugar free for everyone to enjoy.
👨🏻🍳 Steps to make these waffles
How to make Pumpkin Spice Waffles
STEP 1: Plug in that waffle iron and get it all warmed up. I used a Dash Mini Waffle Iron and does not have any settings other than plugging it in. In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients.
STEP 2: add the remaining ingredients and mix with a hand mixer until all combined (about 1 minute)
STEP 3: Grease or spray the waffle iron and then spoon 3 tablespoons of the batter onto the iron. Close iron and let cook for about 1 minute. Check after 1 minute to see if it looks golden brown.
- STEP 4: Remove waffle from waffle iron, I usually use a fork for this step and place on a dish to set aside and continue until all the batter is used up.
STEP 5: top waffles with butter and your favourite low carb syrup
👨🏻🍳 Substitutions and Variations
Waffles can be made in a variety of different ways but for these pumpkin waffles you can add more warm spices, different flavoured extracts and nuts.
- Warm Spices - try adding some nutmeg, cloves or cardamom to this recipe to enhance those warm flavours and make it an even cozier waffle.
- Extracts - Vanilla is always an option but how about some maple, pecan or almond extract to enhance the flavour profile.
- Nuts - walnuts, pecans or chopped hazelnuts would go so well with these waffles
- Dairy Free - Omit the cream cheese and make these pumpkin spice waffles dairy free
See this Cinnamon Waffle recipe you might also enjoy.
♨️ Top tips and serving suggestions
Top Tip: Be careful not to remove the fluffy waffles too early as they can break if they are not fully cooked. Although these waffles don't rise very much, you may want to place a heavy object on top of the waffle iron to keep the lid down firm. Just be to use something that can hold up to the heat.
Sugar Free Syrup Tip: add some sugar free (skinny) flavoured coffee syrup with some butter in a saucepan for a sweet and delightful syrup for topping the pancakes. If you can find a pumpkin spice coffee syrup that would just be over the top delicious! I usually buy mine from Winners in Canada or Marshall's or Homesense.
- Pre-make: you can store the batter in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days and have it ready for when you want to make the waffles.
- Serving: these keto pumpkin spice waffles are best served warm with some butter and a sugar free or low carb syrup. Can also top it with some whipped cream and a sprinkle of more pumpkin pie spice.
- Dessert or breakfast: Most people think of waffles for breakfast but I like to have these low carb waffles for dessert. Either way they are perfect for any time of the day or night.
- Storage: you can store the waffles in an air tight container for up to 3 days in the fridge or freeze them for up to 2 months.
🥣 Equipment used to make these waffles
These are some of the kitchen items I used to make these waffles
- My dash mini waffle iron is one of my favourite kitchen appliances. It makes individual waffles and mine is pink and oh so cute. It's inexpensive and I've had it for years without any issues. Although any waffle iron will do the trick.
- Large metal bowls are used often in my kitchen, I use them a lot but you can use any large bowl for this healthy pumpkin waffle recipe.
- If I am ever without my whisks I am not sure how I would cope in the kitchen
💭 Frequently asked questions
Typically waffles use more fat to help get them a little crispier on the outside. Although these waffles are more soft, fluffy and tender with the cream cheese used.
These waffles are not made to be crispy. They are made soft and tender almost like a cake with pockets to carry all the delicious sugar free syrup.
Each waffle is 1g of carbohydrates and is sugar free. Therefore, you can say that these are safe for diabetics or someone following a low carb or ketogenic diet. They are also gluten free as they are made with almond flour.
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Low Carb Pumpkin Spice Waffles
- Plug in waffle iron to heat it up
- In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients with a whisk
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix with a hand mixer for about a minute and all is incorporated
- Spoon 3 tablespoons of the batter onto the waffle iron, close lid and cook for about 1 minute or until waffles are golden and firm.
- Gently remove each waffle with a fork or tongs.
- Top with butter and your favourite low carb (sugar free) syrup.
🌡️ Food safety
- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove
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