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Zucchini Waffles

I have hit Keto Gold with these Zucchini Waffles. Get your vegetables in with all the delicious goodness of the crispy cheddar and chewy waffle mix. A great side dish or quick savory breakfast.
Course Breakfast, keto friendly meal, lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword basic keto, keto side dish, Vegetarian, waffle, zucchini
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 mini waffles
Calories 101kcal
Author The Kellie Kitchen


  • Waffle iron is lovely to have but not fully necessary.


  • 2 ½ cups zucchini shredded
  • 2 ½ tsp salt divided
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg


  • Shred the zucchini on a box grater into a strainer. Set strainer over a bowl or in the sink and sprinkle with 2 tsp salt and let sit for at least 30 minutes, but up to an hour. Liquid will begin to sweat from the zucchini and we want as much of this liquid to drain away.
  • Turn on your waffle iron to medium high heat.
    Silver Waffle Iron
  • Once the zucchini has sweat for at least 30 minutes place zucchini in the center of a clean and dry cotton dish cloth or a piece of cheese cloth. Twist the zucchini into a ball to squeeze out as much of the water as possible from the zucchini. Really put some muscle into it and squeeze, squeeze, squeeze.
  • In a medium clean bowl add the zucchini along with the almond flour, shredded cheddar, garlic powder, baking powder, ½ tsp salt, garlic powder and the egg. Mix with a regular spoon until fully combined.
  • Take small spoonfuls (about 1 tbsp each) and roll each spoonful into a small ball. Place 4 balls into the waffle iron. One ball in each quarter of the waffle iron. Close the lid and set for about 5 minutes. You can go less or more depending on the heat of the waffle iron and your desired crispiness.
  • Serve with sour cream if you like.
    Low Carb Zucchini Waffles


** you do not necessarily need a waffle iron to make these. Simply roll out 12 little balls and press between your palms to form small patties. In a hot dry non-stick skillet over medium high heat sear one side of your patty. Flip after 2-3 minutes to brown each side.
***Sour cream is not added into the nutrition calculator, however I high recommend serving your zucchini waffles with regular sour cream.  You can make it fancy by adding chopped chives or fine chop scallions.


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 0.6mg