Are you ready for a meal that’s packed with high-quality protein and nutrients, but only requires two simple ingredients? Then these 2-Ingredient Carnivore Waffles are made for you!
This simple recipe is perfect for those following a keto or low-carb diet — or any high-nutrient diet. Plus, it’s so straightforward to make that you can whip up a batch practically in seconds. Get ready to start your day off right with these delicious and satisfying waffles — or pack some for an easy lunch!
What are these Carnivore Waffles About
These carnivore waffles are a simple and delicious meal recipe made with only two ingredients: organic free-range eggs and finely grated Parmesan. You combine these two ingredients, whisk until well combined, and cook on a waffle iron. It’s almost criminally simple!
The result is a surprisingly fluffy, protein-packed, and flavorful meal you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. This waffle recipe is perfect for those following a keto or low-carb diet, or anyone looking for a quick, easy, and super satisfying meal option at any time of a day.
Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Make These Keto and Carnivore Waffles
As I said, the batter for these waffles is super quick to make: just combine eggs and finely grated Parmesan and whisk until well combined, which happens just after a few seconds of whisking.
Finely grated cheese is a must here, as it combines well with eggs, creating a smooth batter and thus fluffy waffles. Coarsely grated cheese works somehow, too, but finely grated creates a zillion times better result, so you certainly want to use that.
Even though I avoid using ready-grated commercial Parmesan, in this recipe, it’s okay to save your time without the result suffering. Just make sure your Parmesan doesn’t have any food additives.
So, let’s take a closer look at how to make these easy and tasty 2-ingredient waffles:
Add 4 organic free-range eggs to a small to medium bowl.
Add also 4 oz (115 g) finely grated Parmesan.
…until well combined.
Heat your waffle iron and grease it generously with butter.
Spoon some batter on your waffle iron — the amount depends on the size of your waffle iron and how large waffles you want.
Cook waffles according to the manufacturer’s instructions, until golden brown.
Remove the waffle from the waffle iron and repeat with the rest of the batter. Remember to grease your waffle iron between each waffle.
How I Came up with This Easy Waffle Recipe
Since my stomach cannot stand fiber very well, I’m constantly in search of recipes with no plant matter and thus no fiber. I try to avoid all keto breads and other keto flour containing foods, and replace them with fiber-free versions. This carnivore pizza crust and carnivore pasta are good examples.
I came across a YouTube video where somebody was showing different ideas how to use waffle iron. He made a waffle with eggs, Parmesan, dill, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and sour cream.
From that recipe, I got the idea to make carnivore waffles with only Parmesan and eggs. That should work, I contemplated.
In the video, the person combined all the ingredients and threw them into a waffle iron. After a while, a colorful waffle was born.
However, I thought I want fluffy waffles, and decided to beat the eggs in my version until fluffy and pale. I also added just regular coarsely grated mozzarella cheese, as I was too lazy to grate any Parmesan and didn’t have any commercial grated Parmesan at hand.
Well, the waffles didn’t become particularly fluffy. They were actually pretty flat. But still, they held well together and were pleasant to eat.
However, I was after fluffy waffles. I did another experiment with beaten eggs, but it didn’t become any better.
Hmm, maybe I need to use finely grated cheese instead so that it distributes better to the eggs and creates a smoother batter? And what happens if I don’t beat the eggs, as it’s just one extra step? That was to be found out.
For my next experiment, I bought some ready grated Parmesan and didn’t beat the eggs. The batter was naturally very runny — but the waffles were fluffy!
Amazing, now I was super happy with the result! I ate the waffles with just butter, and they tasted heavenly. Also, the texture was so much better with finely grated cheese than with coarse cheese. This recipe really is a winner!
Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy:
- 4 organic free-range eggs
- 4 oz = 115 g finely grated Parmesan
- Combine the eggs and the Parmesan in a small to medium bowl. Whisk until well combined.
- Heat your waffle iron and grease it generously with butter.
- Make waffles according to the manufacturer's instructions. Remember to grease the waffle iron with butter between the waffles.
- Enjoy with your favorite carnivore or keto toppings.
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|Nutrition information||In total||Per waffle (makes 4 waffles)|
|Protein||24.9 g||6.2 g|
|Fat||34.1 g||8.5 g|
|Net carbs||1.5 g||0.4 g|
|kcal||408 kcal||102 kcal|
How to Serve these Delicious Carnivore Waffles
These waffles are perfect vehicles for various savory toppings. Serve them, for example, with fish roe, egg butter, cream cheese, ham and cheese, or crumbled bacon.
I also served these waffles as dinner with marinara sauce, to which I had used just a splash of tomato sauce.
These waffles also work wonders as tortillas, as you can wrap delicious fillings in them and simply just pack them with you.
And, as the measures are so straightforward (1 oz = 30 grams Parmesan per 1 egg), you can easily adjust the amount of this recipe depending on how many people you are going to feed.
You can also prepare a bigger batch of these waffles and freeze them for easy meal prep.
Tips for Variations
If you want to amp up these waffles, here are a few carnivore variations on the basic recipe:
- Ham and Cheese Waffles: Add finely diced ham to the egg and cheese mixture for a savory and satisfying meal.
- Bacon and Cheddar Waffles: Use finely grated Cheddar instead of Parmesan. Crumble cooked bacon and mix it with Cheddar cheese for a delicious and indulgent twist on the original recipe.
- Sausage and Parmesan Waffles: Brown and crumble breakfast sausage and mix it in the batter for a flavorful and filling meal option.
- Pepperoni and Mozzarella Waffles: Use finely grated mozzarella instead of Parmesan. Chop up pepperoni and mix it with the mozzarella cheese for a pizza-inspired breakfast or other meal that’s sure to please.
- Chicken and Gouda Waffles: Use finely grated Gouda instead of Parmesan. Shred cooked chicken and mix it with the Gouda cheese for a protein-packed breakfast or lunch.
These variations can be customized to your taste preferences and dietary needs, and are a great way to switch up your breakfast, lunch, or dinner routine.
Needless to say, if you tolerate veggies, by all means, add chopped veggies to your waffles. Herbs and seasonings (like onion and garlic powder) are also a perfect way to get flavor to your meal.
This week has been a really pleasant one. I’ve had kind and nice clients both in my online store and as nutrition therapy clients. There have been some challenging cases as well, but I’m happy that they reported back to me and told me that the consultation was really helpful.
Heartwarming emails from satisfied customers are always great to receive, but I am even happier that people start feeling better.
Another reason for a small celebration was that I got an organic certificate for my Finnish brand. I had the organic inspection on Friday morning, and already in the afternoon, I received the certificate! I’m super excited, and I have quite some plans for my own products. Stay tuned!