Here is a recipe I found in the French cookbook “La pâtisserie Dukan” (I’m not following this diet, I’m just experimenting with its recipes. For more posts about the diet, there is a “Dukan“-category on the blog.)
Originally the following recipe is not a recipe for waffles, it’s a recipe for a kind of French custard cake (called “Far breton“) in the book. But it actually works well when it’s cooked as waffles.
I recently bought a waffle maker and I’ve been experimenting a lot to find a good recipe for low-carb waffles. The problem was, my experiments turned out looking like this:
They were actually more like low-carb pancakes in a waffle shape. They didn’t have any crispiness.
And as I didn’t know you only need to put a small quantity of batter in the waffle maker I also ended up with a mess like this…
The following Dukan recipe turned out to be the best ‘diet waffle’ recipe. However, it is not very low in carbs compared to my previous failed experiments. I think that you need some kinds of carbs to end up with a waffle texture. Any waffle recipe without carbs will eventually end up flabby like a pancake.
Ingredients listed in the book:
- 8 tbsp fat-free Greek yogurt (1/2 cup)
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp splenda (I used 2 tbsp stevia)
- 6 tbsp corn starch
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 tbsp powdered skim milk
- 1 tbsp orange blossom water
Whisk everything together. It’s normal for the batter to look way thicker than a traditional waffle batter.
Ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp. Serve immediately.
This recipe makes about 6 waffles.
Estimated nutrition facts per waffle: 80 kcal, 4.9 g protein, 11.6 g carbs, 2.5 g sugar, 1.3 g fat.
A close look at the waffle’s texture:
PS: You can also bake this recipe in the oven without waffle iron. You then end up with some kinds of weird custard cakes that still taste great: