Egg Yolk Waffles

YIELD: 1-2 Waffles
MACRONUTRIENT RATIO: 4.36:1 - Macros are for entire batch
KETO DIET PLANS: Classic Keto, Modified Keto, Modified Atkins, Low Glycemic Index, and MCT Oil

Some of the very best recipes are often the most simple. This is certainly true when it comes to Egg Yolk Waffles! We discovered these beautiful waffles on social media, shared by Sarah (found at carnivore.yogi on Instagram). We’re grateful to her for introducing us to this fabulous recipe and allowing us to share!

Egg Yolk Waffles are reminiscent of “potato bread” with a texture that is soft and fluffy, yet pliable and strong, perfect for encouraging chewing. We encourage you to think outside the box when incorporating these waffles into your meal plans. They are particularly delicious when used along with savory ingredients, such as a replacement for a burger bun or hotdog roll. They hold fat amazingly well and do not feel greasy, even at their high-fat ratio (greater than 4:1). Feel free to use another fat besides butter. Coconut oil, bacon fat, or a combination of fats will all work well.

Egg yolks are among the most nutritious foods owing to their high Vitamins A, D, riboflavin, phosphorus, and selenium content. They’re also high in choline which is necessary for neurotransmitters in the brain.

Egg Yolk Waffles are sure to become a keto staple. Consider multiplying the recipe by six and using a dozen yolks at a time. The cooking time is so quick, it is easy to make a large quantity of waffles. Store extra waffles in your freezer, wrapped tightly in parchment paper then sealed in an airtight bag. Cooked versions listed as a Standard Meal and as a “food item” in the KetoDietCalculator so you can conveniently weigh the exact amount needed to fit your meal plans.

Now you ask, what should you do with all those egg whites? Make our Egg White Bread (coming soon)!

Shop this recipe and find the Dash Mini Waffle Maker in our Amazon Keto Store!


2 large (36 grams) egg yolks, raw
2 tablespoons (28 grams) butter, melted
1/8 teaspoon (0.5 grams) baking powder
salt to taste
Optional: a few drops of liquid stevia to taste if desired


1Preheat a waffle iron. We love the Dash Mini Waffle Maker.
2Mix together all the ingredients using a whisk. It is helpful to mix in a glass measuring container with a spout for pouring.
3Pour the batter into the waffle maker, filling just the bottom half. The waffles will expand quite a bit once cooked.
4Cook for about 1 minute or less. These cook very quickly, just as eggs cook on the stove top. Be careful to not allow them to turn too brown.
5Serve immediately. Freeze leftovers fo later use.