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3 Flaxseed Waffles on a white plate with a white napkin and 2 white cups in the background
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4.6 from 10 votes

Flaxseed Waffles

Flaxseed Waffles have crispy edges and a moist center. They taste like whole grain waffles and are suitable for keto, low carb, and gluten free diets.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 waffles
Calories: 389kcal


  • 2 cups flax seeds * ground
  • 2 tablespoons sugar substitute * like Truvia or Splenda Naturals
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon *optional
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter * melted, cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract * optional
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk * add more if batter thickens too much


  • Combine the ground flaxseed, sugar substitute, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon, if using, in a medium bowl. Mix well.
  • Make a well in the center and add the eggs, cooled melted butter, and vanilla extract, if using.
  • Whisk together, then gradually whisk in the milk, pulling the flaxseed mixture in as well until everything is just wet.
  • Allow the batter to rest and thicken for just a few minutes, while you preheat your waffle maker to medium heat.
  • Spread the batter evenly on the waffle maker and close the lid.
  • Cook until the time is up or the waffles are crisp on the edges - up to 10 minutes.
  • Remove and serve with your favorite waffle toppings



Tips and Techniques for the Best Flaxseed Waffles

  • From a nutritional standpoint, it’s best to grind flaxseed immediately before using it.
  • If your batter thickens too much, add milk very gradually to get it back to a thicker, but pourable consistency.
  • Store leftovers tightly wrapped in the refrigerator. Use within 2-3 days or freeze up to 3 months.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1waffle | Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 3.5mg