Low Carb, Animal-Based Pork Rind Waffles

Liz Smith

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Yes, you’re reading this correctly. Pork rind waffles. 

After dabbling in the animal-based diet for quite some time, my husband and I bought Paul Saladino’s Cookbook and decided to get a little wild with our recipes. The first one that caught our eye: the pork rind waffles. 

Little did I know that pork rinds can actually be crushed down into a flour-like powder and be used as a flour substitute for lots of recipes. The pork rinds in this recipe give the waffles a fluffy, bread-like consistency that will leave you questioning how these waffles are nearly carb-free. 

And no, these waffles don’t taste like pork – but it does give a salty and savory flavor that pairs well with good quality honey and fruit. If you’re feeling daring and want to dip your toes into the animal-based lifestyle, this recipe is a great one to try. 

Pork Rind Animal-Based Waffles | The Hive

animal-based pork rind waffles


  • 4.5 oz pork rinds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 large pasture-raised eggs
  • 1/4 cup raw heavy cream (plus a splash more)


  1. Set your waffle maker to preferred setting.
  2. In a food processor or blender, blend both bags of pork rinds down to a fine consistency.
  3. Pour your pork rind “flour” into a large bowl, breaking down any remaining pork rind chunks that may be left over. Add in the salt, baking powder, eggs and heavy cream and mix thoroughly.
  4. The mixture should be a thick “batter” consistency. If it looks like it needs more liquid, add a splash more heavy cream to loosen the consistency. 
  5. Scoop the mixture into your waffle maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. When the waffle is done, top with either honey, fruit compote, or 

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