This Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe makes fluffy waffles brimming with pumpkin spice flavor. These waffles can be part of a low-carb, keto, Atkins, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, or Banting diet. 

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Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe -with maple whipped cream and nutmeg

The Recipe

This Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe makes waffles that are perfect for a fall breakfast, but can be a special treat anytime of year. 

Our recipe is super-easy to put together. I use a food processor to make the batter. To make the waffles extra-fluffy, I whip the egg whites into meringue separately then gently fold them into the batter. This adds extra air into the waffles. 

These waffles contain real pumpkin for genuine pumpkin flavor. Winter spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom enhance the pumpkin, while vanilla pulls it all together.

Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe -before topping is added.

The Inspiration

This recipe was inspired by fall. It’s the season for pumpkin spice and I like to add at least one new pumpkin recipe to the blog each year. 

For some reason, this year my thoughts were laser-focused on breakfast foods. I contemplated about pancake, donut, and waffle recipes. The idea for waffles won out. It’s been a while since I’ve made a waffle recipe. 

I based the actual recipe on my recipe for Easy Guilt-Free Chocolate Waffles. If you love waffles and love chocolate, you should check this recipe out!

Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe -before toppings are added-side shot.

Tips and Tricks

Spice substitutions

While I use a combination of spices for these waffles, they will be just as delicious if you use a pre-made pumpkin spice. Read the ingredients to be sure, but, in general, I find that these spice combinations don’t have as many fillers as other purchased seasoning combinations. 

To make waffles dairy-free

It’s easy to make these waffles dairy-free simply by using coconut oil instead of butter. Be sure to use a dairy-free oil to grease the waffle iron as well.  If you decide to make the waffles dairy-free, you might consider adding a dollop of this almond milk ice cream from Low Carb Yum on top.

Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe -grating on the nutmeg.

The sweetener I use

I use Pyure Organic All-Purpose Organic Sweetener Blend as the sweetener in almost all of my recipes. My posts are not sponsored by the manufacturer. Instead, I use it because it is easily accessible to most of my readers either through Amazon and is carried throughout the USA in natural food stores as well as Walmart. 

I always provide an affiliate link to this sweetener in my recipes so you know exactly what I use. While I do get a little money if you go through this link, I assure you that I would get more if I linked to a more expensive, less accessible sweetener. (The money I get from these affiliate links and my advertisers is what keeps this blog afloat and allows me to provide these recipes for free, though, so thank you everyone!)

In addition to its accessibility, the combination of erythritol and stevia is tolerated by most people, but from a blood sugar and a digestion standpoint. The stevia used in this sweetener is high quality and produces less aftertaste than some brands that use stevia.

Another reason I use Pyure is because it is twice as sweet as sugar. Because of this, you only need to use half as much as you would if the sweetness level is the same as sugar. This decreases the amount of erythritol in your recipes which also decreases the strong cooling effect it can have in large quantities. 

Additionally, an advantage of using less sweetener is the price. While Pyure is less expensive than many baking sweetener mixes, the fact that you use half as much makes it a much more value conscious option.

Sweetener substitutions

I do understand that many people like other sweeteners and that’s fine. For the most part, it’s fine to use other sweeteners in my recipes if you take a few things into account.

First of all, be sure to take the sweetness level of your sweetener into consideration. If your sweetener has a 1:1 substitution ratio with sugar, you will need to use twice as much. This may affect the bulk of the ingredients, but will probably be fine in most recipes.

Super-sweet sweeteners such as pure stevia powder or monk fruit powder will not provide the bulk needed in this recipe, so I would not use them.

Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe -taking a bite.

Enjoying these waffles

I recommend drizzling these waffles with your favorite low-carb maple syrup, adding a dollop of sweetened whipped cream (or coconut cream for dairy-free), or smearing on some cream cheese. A sprinkle of nutmeg or a touch of low-carb caramel sauce, or a few pecans or walnuts on top will make them even more special.

While these waffles make an awesome breakfast, they can double as a dessert. A scoop of ice-cream on top and you’re good to go!

These waffles freeze well and can be heated up in a flash in a toaster. Enjoy!

-Annissa

PS: Looking for more ideas for pumpkin for breakfast? You might want to try out my keto-friendly pumpkin muffins or this keto pumpkin dutch baby from Beauty and the Foodie. Also, if you’re looking for a to make waffles for one or two people, you might want to try this recipe for keto pumpkin cheesecake chaffles from Butter Together.

 

This Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe makes fluffy waffles brimming with pumpkin spice flavor. These waffles can be part of a low-carb, keto, Atkins, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, or Banting diet. #pumpkinspice #lowcarb #keto #waffles #almondflour

Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe -whipped cream and nutmeg on top.
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Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe

This Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe makes fluffy waffles brimming with pumpkin spice flavor. These waffles can be part of a low-carb, keto, Atkins, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, or Banting diet. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, low-carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 201 kcal
Author Annissa

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturers instructions. Beat egg whites in a medium bowl using a hand mixer or stand mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside. 

    Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe -whipped egg whites.
  2. Add almond flour, granulated stevia/erythritol blend, sea salt, baking soda, ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom to a food processor.Pulse to blend dry ingredients together.

    Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe -dry ingredients in a food processor.
  3. Add melted butter or coconut oil, pumpkin, egg yolks, almond milk and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Pulse a few times until well-blended.

    Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe-After adding liquid ingredients.
  4. Add about a third of the pumpkin mixture to the egg whites and fold to in to incorporate. Fold in the remaining pumpkin mixture.

    Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe -after folding in egg whites.
  5. Bake in your waffle maker according to the manufacturers instructions, spraying the waffle iron with cooking spray or greasing as necessary. 

    Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe -coming out of the waffle iron.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1/8 recipe (one square of waffle if using the waffle iron linked to above.

Net carbs per serving (g): 4

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Low-Carb Almond Flour Waffle Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 196mg9%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 2600%52%
Vitamin C 0.8%1%
Calcium 90%9%
Iron 1.6%9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.