Low Carb Zucchini Latke Waffles

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Calories 262
Protein 17g
Fat 19g
Carbs 6g
Total Time 18 minutes

Wishing for a healthier version of those scrumptious Belgian waffles for breakfast? Your wish is my command! Introducing my low-carb latke waffles!

Potato latkes or potato pancakes are a Jewish cuisine. They’re usually served to celebrate Hanukkah — eight days Jewish festival of lights. Some also use other ingredients such as cheese and zucchini.

These potato waffles are served together with its applesauce, Greek yogurt, pico de gallo, or sour cream. You can also add black pepper and baking powder to have extra lift on the waffle pancakes.

To make this dish, first, grate the zucchini or you may use a food processor. You’ll then wrap the grated zucchini in cheesecloth to remove the excess water and moisture.

In a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients together with the zucchini. If the mixture is too watery, you may add almond flour or parmesan until the thick consistency is achieved. Remember that the macronutrients and calories will change. The total amounts vary with every adjustments and substitutions that you will make.

Spray the warmed up waffle maker or iron with olive oil. Cook the equally divided batter for a few minutes or until the outside edges are crispy, golden brown in color, and not mushy.

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Low Carb Zucchini Latke Waffles


low carb zucchini latke waffles

Ingredients for 4 large waffles

  • 4 raw medium (745g) zucchini
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 egg white  (lightly beaten with eggs)
  • 1/2 cup (63g) + 1 tablespoon (22g) fine almond flour
  • 3/4 cup (60g) grated parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper (or to taste)


  1. Warm up the waffle iron.
  2. Grate zucchini into a large bowl, then wrap the grated zucchini in cheesecloth or a strong, thin (paper) towel.  Squeeze out all the water and moisture.  This is important – this helps them cakes stay together when cooked in the waffle iron.
  3. Add the zucchini to a bowl along with the remaining ingredients.  Fold everything together and ensure it is well mixed.  If the batter is “too watery) simply add single tablespoons of almond flour and parmesan until it thickens more, and keep in mind that the macronutrients and calories will change.
  4. Spray the waffle iron with olive oil, then evenly divide the batter on the waffle maker.  Cook for 7 to 9 minutes or until the outside edges are crispy, the outside is golden brown and the inside is no longer mushy.
  5. Allow the waffles to slightly cool ON the waffle iron – make sure it is off – before removing so be careful it does not burn.
  6. Enjoy with your favorite foods in place of bread or with toppings such as Greek yogurt and pico de gallo.

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