This keto chaffle recipe is so easy that it only has 4 ingredients. Just mix the ingredients together and you have egg waffles with only 2g net carbs each! You can use them as sandwich bread for lunch or with low-carb maple syrup for your breakfast.
When I was a kid, I loved traditional waffles! Heck, I love them as an adult, too. There is something just wonderful about the crispy divets where the butter can melt.
Thankfully, going on the keto diet doesn’t mean that you never get to eat classic waffles again. You just have to use low-carb ingredients to make them.
If you've never tried them before, you may be asking, "What is a chaffle?" It is a fantastic food invention that uses cheese and eggs to make a cheesy waffle! As you can see, the term chaffle is a combination of cheese and waffle – get it?
The best thing is that you can add a bunch of different ingredients and make them taste completely different each time. This is a basic chaffle recipe. Use it as a base and then you can add things to it to make all sorts of different versions!
My favorite variation are Oreo chaffles!
The original recipe uses just cheese and eggs. But I've added a couple of things to make them more like regular waffles.
My recipe uses only 4 simple ingredients. In fact, you probably already have these ingredients in your pantry or your refrigerator.
Mozzarella cheese is preferred because it is mild tasting. I do not recommend substituting any other type of cheese as it many can add an undesirable bold flavor to the waffle.
Mozzarella also melts really well, which is important for fluffy chaffles. But some recipes call for a blend of cheese shreds and cream cheese.
You will need a combination of baking powder and coconut flour. Do not substitute the same amount of almond flour. If you do, it will make the chaffles soggy. Coconut flour absorbs more moisture so it makes the chaffles crispy.
Almond or coconut flour will work in the recipe. If you prefer almond flour waffles, that option is provided in the recipe card.
Don’t forget about the egg! It’s what holds everything together.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
This is one of the easiest recipes you will ever make. But I still have a few tips that will make them even easier.
- Use a mini waffle iron. It is the perfect size for cooking so they are the ideal texture. The dash mini waffle maker is my favorite for making four-inch chaffles. I noticed that if I used a regular waffle maker, they come out softer and not as crispy as I like them to be.
- Store them correctly so that you can enjoy them throughout the week. Keep them in a resealable plastic bag or an airtight container in the refrigerator. Then, when you are ready to reheat them, just place them in the toaster and they will taste fresh!
- Update the macros for different variations. Every time that you add a mix-in to these low-carb waffles, the macros will change. Blueberries and strawberries are higher in carbs than something like sugar-free syrup or some chopped pecans.
- Use finely shredded cheese. If the cheese is in thinner shreds, it will blend in easier and there's less chance for bits of cheese in the waffles. You can also use cream cheese for part of the cheese.
All the exact details are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. First, I have some step-by-step photos of the process so you can make them along with me.
This is such an easy recipe to make, that if you have kids, they can help make them too!
All you have to do is mix all 4 ingredients together in a small bowl. You don’t have to mix them too much, just until they are completely combined.
Grease your mini waffle maker and then spoon half of the batter in the middle of the bottom plate. It should look just like my photo below.
Close the lid and let it cook completely. When it is done, you will see it is golden brown and completely cooked.
️ Serving suggestions
The best thing about these plain chaffles is that they are very versatile. You can eat them for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack on a low carb diet.
Top them with some real butter and your favorite sugar-free syrup!
There are also a bunch of other ways you can eat them.
- Add some eggs and bacon in between two chaffles and you have a delicious breakfast sandwich.
- Spread some almond butter on top for an extra boost of protein.
- Then, you can also eat a slice of breakfast casserole with it for a really filling meal.
Before we get to the recipe, here are some questions people often ask about chaffles.
Do chaffles taste like eggs?
No, these chaffles do not taste like eggs. They are a very plain chaffle and have a mild flavor that doesn't really have one specific taste. This is why it is so fun to experiment with them.
Add your favorite toppings or mix-ins and they will taste different each time. You can even make keto rye bread ones!
Can you freeze chaffles?
Yes, you can freeze chaffles and then reheat them in your toaster!
Here's how to freeze them so that they don't end up as a huge frozen clump:
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the cooked chaffles in a single layer on the baking sheet.
- Place the entire baking sheet in the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until the chaffles are completely frozen.
- Remove the baking sheet and put the frozen chaffles in a resealable plastic freezer bag. Write the date on the bag.
- Return the bag full of chaffles to the freezer. The chaffles will last up to 3 months if you freeze them this way.
Are chaffles good for meal prep?
Yes, I love using chaffles as part of my meal prep! Since they reheat so well in the toaster, you can eat them as a low-carb bread replacement for sandwiches.
Are you ready to make this keto chaffles recipe for yourself? I bet you are going to love them!
Have fun make them and add a few different flavors to your chaffles. Serve them at your next brunch or just enjoy them for breakfast. They are perfect any time of day.
If you enjoyed this keto chaffles recipe, then I have some more delicious keto breakfast recipes you should try next. These are some of my go-to's:
- Low-Carb Protein Pancakes taste mild and slightly sweet with a fluffy texture.
- Keto Granola Bars are portable and incredibly filling; they are the perfect thing to take on hikes or when you are away from your house.
- Keto Pancake Mix Donuts let you feel like you are indulging in a childhood treat but without all the carbs.
- Keto Biscuits and Gravy are creamy with a bit of spice - and the biscuits are incredibly all on their own.
- Low-Carb Ham and Cheese Frittata Muffins look beautiful enough for a fancy brunch and are filling enough for a hearty breakfast.
Chaffles (Keto Cheese Waffles)
- Combine the egg, mozzarella cheese, coconut flour (or almond flour), and baking powder together to form a batter. I recommend using a small blender or food processor to mix the cheese into the other ingredients well.
- Transfer half of the batter into a mini waffle maker (or center of a standard waffle maker) and cook until edges have browned, about 3 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
Array ( [calories] => 135 [carbohydrates] => 3 [protein] => 10 [fat] => 9 [saturated_fat] => 5 [cholesterol] => 115 [sodium] => 219 [potassium] => 106 [fiber] => 1 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 324 [calcium] => 177 [iron] => 1 )
Notes on Nutritional Information
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