Savory “Corn”bread Waffles (corn-free, paleo, dairy-free, low-carb + keto)

Savory “Corn”bread Waffles #cornfree #paleo #keto #lowcarb #dairyfreeSavory, thick and dense keto “corn”bread waffles without the corn! Perfect for a keto breakfast, lunch or dinner. Top with your favorite keto sandwich fillings. And, enter for a chance to win a Breville No Mess Waffle Iron for your healthy, keto holiday waffle making.

I got a new waffle iron. It’s epic. 7 heat settings with a browning control that lets you decide how light or dark you want your waffle, every single time.

I’ve used this fancy new gadget every day for the last 10 days while working on this keto recipe for you and not once did I have to deal with batter spillage. Why? Because this baby’s got a moat. The idea of adding a moat around a waffle iron to catch rogue batter is brilliant. Virtual high five, Breville.

If you’re interested in getting your own, the Breville 2-square Smart Waffle Iron is very similar to this one only it makes squares, not circles.

Savory “Corn”bread Waffles #cornfree #paleo #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree

I have a keto recipe for you! And it’s a good one.

Savory “Corn”bread Waffles #cornfree #paleo #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree

There’s a lot of almond flour out there. Some are finely ground (and expensive) others are coarsely ground (and less expensive).

I had it in my head that I could use the coarse version (aka “almond meal”) for my keto Christmas baking this year. You know, to save money? But it’s impossible. Coarse almond flour doesn’t work well for cookies. They get all crumbly and weird.

Now you know: if you’re baking with almond flour – keto cakes, keto cookies, that sort of thing, use finely ground so there aren’t chunks of almond in your keto cupcake.

For battering chicken, making keto fish sticks, or making keto paleo cornbread, coarsely ground almond meal is the cats meow!

I bet, you could replace the cornmeal in just about any recipe with this stuff!

Take THAT corn allergies (or people just avoiding pesky corn)…

Start with these keto paleo cornbread waffles. Top them like you would a sandwich and dig IN to the keto goodness! They’re great for keto breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks. Deliciously keto. And only 10 grams of net carbs.

We like.

Savory “Corn”bread Waffles #cornfree #paleo #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree

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Keto Paleo “Corn”bread Waffles
Recipe type: Keto, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Low-Carb, Keto
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Serves: 1
Savory “Corn”bread waffles without the corn! Paleo, low-carb, dairy-free and corn-free. Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Top with your favorite sandwich fillings.
  1. Preheat your waffle iron. I used heat setting #4 on my Breville No-Mess Waffle Iron.
  2. Meanwhile, add ground almonds, hemp seeds, baking soda, baking powder and salt to a medium-sized bowl. Stir to incorporate and set aside.
  3. Add egg, coconut milk and coconut oil to the bowl of your blender or an immersion blender cup. Whisk until frothy.
  4. Pour egg mixture into almond mixture and stir with a spoon, just until incorporated. The mixture will be thick. See below for a picture.
  5. Once your waffle iron is ready, drop the paleo waffle batter onto your waffle iron and close the top. Grill until crisp, a couple of minutes.
  6. Remove from waffle iron, top with your favorites and enjoy. This is a savory waffle so can be dressed like a sandwich. My favorite, is homemade bacon mayo with fresh herbs, a couple of slices of prosciutto and a side of fresh veggies.
Ground Almonds: no need to go with finely ground almond flour for this recipe. The more rough, the better for the cornbread texture
Egg-free: you could try making this recipe with a flax egg (1 tablespoon finely ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of warm water).
Coconut-free: you could try replacing the coconut milk with a dairy-free milk of your choice. And try avocado oil instead of coconut oil, or another heat-stable oil that you like.

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Savory “Corn”bread Waffles #cornfree #paleo #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree

Preheat your waffle iron.

If you have a Breville, you’ll know it’s ready for batter when it beeps or flashes at you.

Savory “Corn”bread Waffles #cornfree #paleo #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree

I’ve been staying at my Aunt’s house this week and she doesn’t have a blender. So, I used this immersion blender to whip up the keto ingredients. I forgot how much I love immersion blenders. I think I’ll add it to my Christmas wishlist ;)

Savory “Corn”bread Waffles #cornfree #paleo #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree

If you look closely there, you’ll see how coarse the almond meal is. I used a bulk variety of almond meal (from Bulk Barn).

Savory “Corn”bread Waffles #cornfree #paleo #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree

You don’t have to use hemp seeds in this recipe if you don’t want to… but why wouldn’t you? They’re keto, rich in healthy fats, protein, and they taste good. I’d like to think they added to the savory action this keto waffle recipe is sporting.

Savory “Corn”bread Waffles #cornfree #paleo #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree

Then, add your whipped wet ingredients to the dry and give it a little stir.

Savory “Corn”bread Waffles #cornfree #paleo #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree

The batter will be pretty thick. It should stick to the spoon when you scoop it up. Don’t worry, this is good! Cornbread is thick and dense so you want thick and dense batter!

Savory “Corn”bread Waffles #cornfree #paleo #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree

Check out the insides! Perfectly cooked. There’s nothing worse than finding a recipe online, going to ALL that trouble, and then finding out it doesn’t work. Here’s proof.

Savory “Corn”bread Waffles #cornfree #paleo #keto #lowcarb #dairyfree

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  1. I have a silicone waffle maker that goes in the oven; some waffle recipes state to preheat an oven for 350 degrees; I did mine at 375; after 12 minutes I check it; then I take it out and flip it over and resert back into the oven for about 4 more minutes. I love them; it makes 2 rectangle waffles; I eat half of one of them.

  2. Update: I made a double batch and stuck the mix into my Breville Sandwich Maker. I was able to slice the triangular pieces to create two thinner slices, from each piece. I toasted them, put butter and an almond, cashew and brazil nut spread on. WOW! These are so good. This is my ‘go to’ bread alternative. Thanks Leanne. You ROCK!

    • That sounds amazing! So glad you liked them :) Thanks for sharing, Kerry!

  3. I don’t have a waffle iron either, but wondered if these could be made pancake style?

    • I haven’t tried it, but another commenter reported success with it! Good luck ;)

  4. Waffle recipe looks wonderful, but can’t do nut flours. Have you tried coconut flour and if so, would anything else in the recipe need to change? Thanks!

    • I haven’t tried it with coconut flour, sorry! Coconut flour and almond flour are SO different, so I’m not sure it would work well in this recipe. You could try ground sunflower seeds instead perhaps? Or, you could try this waffle recipe instead.

  5. I cooked these this afternoon and they are really good. In fact, I worry that they are too good (which can be a sign that they’re triggering insulin). But, I’ll monitor and see how I feel over the next few days. In the meantime, I plan on slathering avocado, pepper, pulled chicken and cheese on them, then grilling them. Nom nom nom. Thanks

  6. AAAHHHMazzzing! No waffle maker, but pancakes worked just great. Added a bit of Almond Extract, subbed chia seeds for hemp. Gotta work with what you have on hand. Keep em coming. Thanks

  7. These look just too good to be true. I hope not because I just ordered a waffle iron. Could this be the answer to all my keto problems? Please let these waffles be as good as they look! Thanks for a great site.

    • I assure you, they are not too good to be true ;) I hope you LOVE them!

      • Is it ironic that to my recollection I have never in my life eaten a waffle… until I went on a low carb diet and found your site. My new waffle iron arrived yesterday. I tried the flax seed waffles first. Making low carb bread is just too tedious and I hate the way it falls to pieces if you try anything so audacious as making a sandwich or putting it in the toaster. I used the extra waffles to make my first grilled cheese since I started my new “lifestyle”. I live in France and my waffle iron came with a croque monsieur attachment in addition to the waffle irons. My imagination is reeling with the possibilities. Thank you so much for sharing this!

        • Too funny! A grilled cheese sounds absolutely delicious. Let us know if you try any other cool things with these waffles :)

  8. These are the best Keto waffles I have tried and I have made a lot. Way to go!

  9. Hi this sounds like a great recipe and the waffles look good enough to eat! I do not have a waffle maker but put it on the wishing well. Better yet I will send a prayer up for everyone who wishes will have their hearts desire. Thanks for so many delicious recipes.