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Jul 2, 2019 by Dom Geracia

Broccoli & Cheese Waffles

Thanks to Instagram, I’ve been completely obsessed with preparing different variations of Keto waffles. While some recipes call for almond milk, cream cheese or whipped cream, my savory recipe features broccoli and cheese.

At first, I wasn’t sure how they’d turn out. Broccoli sometimes smells a little funky to me, which was definitely a concern.

However, after a few different attempts, they came out so much better than I expected!

The edges of the waffles are crispy while the inside remains light and fluffy. The broccoli steams perfectly in the waffle iron with just the slightest bite.

You can’t beat it for 3g of net carbs!

Not a fan of broccoli?

While my recipe specifically calls for broccoli, you can totally switch up the ingredients for a different style of waffle.

This base also works great with diced ham, chopped spinach, grilled onions and peppers and so much more.

You can even completely omit the veggies and aromatics and add sweetener for a dessert style waffle. I find that monk fruit or erythritol works well.

You can also serve with sugar-free syrup, just like regular waffles!

Be creative and use your favorite ingredients!

Cheddar Waffle with Ranch

Perfect to make ahead

When I make these, they’re usually gone instantly. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make them ahead!

If you happen to have any leftover, freeze them and store in an freezer bag. Whenever you need a quick breakfast, just pull one out and heat it through. I usually do this in the air fryer or a hot pan.

My favorite waffle maker

Time to pull out that Belgian waffle iron! Or any waffle cooking device you may have for that matter. I recently ordered a Dash Mini Waffle Maker and I’m obsessed! It’s super affordable and each waffle is the perfect size to use as a bread substitute.

This magic device comes in a variety of colors that will suite any kitchen style. I’ve even considered buying another to make them even faster!

Broccoli & Cheese Waffles

For a full-sized version, I can’t say enough good things about this Belgian waffle maker.

What is the difference between waffle and pancake recipes?

Usually nothing. Traditional recipes almost always call for the same ingredients and typically include things like baking powder or heavy cream.

Keto Waffle Serving Ideas

Like I mentioned, I typically make two mini waffles and use them as “bread” for my sandwiches. They make a fantastic breakfast sandwich with some bacon or sausage in between.

They’re also great to dip into a runny egg yolk or gravy, or for use as a quick pizza base.

Broccoli & Cheese Waffles

Broccoli & Cheddar Keto Waffles

Perfect for breakfast or as a substitute for bread, you can't go wrong with my Broccoli & Cheddar Keto Waffles!

5 from 3 votes


Course: Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: bread substitute, breakfast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 125kcal


  • waffle iron


  • cup raw broccoli, finely chopped 20g
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded 28g
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried minced onion
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cooking spray


  • Plug in your waffle iron to come to temperature.
  • In a small bowl, crack and beat the egg with a fork.
  • Fold in the broccoli, cheese, garlic powder, onion, salt and pepper.
  • When the waffle iron is ready, spray with cooking spray (if needed) and add your egg mixture. Close the waffle iron and let it cook until the light goes out, indicating it has finished one cycle.
  • Close the lid again and let it cook through another cycle.
  • When finished, carefully remove from the waffle iron with tongs or a fork.
  • Enjoy! Serve with butter, sour cream or ranch dressing.


This recipe makes one full-sized or two mini waffles.

For an even crispier exterior, sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese before and after laying your egg mixture.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Fiber: 1g

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Storebought Keto Waffles

Feeling a little lazy? Don’t worry, I get it. Fortunately, there are some pretty decent Keto Pancake mixes out there that also work well as waffles.

Here are some of my favorites:

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Keto Waffle Recipe with Broccoli & Cheddar

Do you have a favorite waffle recipe you like on the Keto Diet? Comment below!

Dom Geracia is a passionate cat dad and Keto enthusiast from Pittsburgh. When he's not motivating the Keto community on Instagram, you can likely find him in the kitchen cooking up something delicious with his husband, Seth.


  1. Avatar Curious on March 23, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Haven’t tried this yet but to… First though, because I am assuming that the consistency well be very egg-like (which isn’t a bad thing…), I am wondering if adding a little bit of waffle mix would make it more fluffy? Not a lot, just a little…? I want to try this bit do not want to ruin a good thing! Please let me know… Thank you

    • Avatar Dominic Geracia on March 23, 2020 at 4:49 pm

      I don’t find them to be too eggy, personally. In place of waffle mix, could you maybe use some additional low carb flour of some sort?

      If you really want to use the waffle mix, just make sure it fits within your carb count.

  2. Avatar Liz on February 4, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    This was sooo yummy! I drizzled Hidden Valley Rach on top!

  3. Avatar Dana Stokes on September 18, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    5 stars
    Love it! Topped it with butter, delicious!

  4. Avatar Karen on September 5, 2019 at 11:56 am

    5 stars
    Very good! I only cooked mine one time in the waffle maker and they were done perfectly. Very easy to make. I used spinach instead of broccoli because that’s what I had on hand, but think you could use any veggie/meats that you wanted.

  5. Avatar Canada on July 4, 2019 at 6:58 am

    5 stars
    I love it , and been trying different keto recipes!

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