Keto Chaffle Waffle

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Keto chaffles are the perfect replacement of the waffle! These low carb waffles are made up of cheese and egg. That’s why we call it a chaffle! We add just two other ingredients to create a fluffy, crispy waffle.

Keto Chaffle Waffle Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Keto Chaffle Waffle Directions

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Low Carb Keto Chaffle Recipe

Waffles are a classic breakfast recipe, but have you had a keto chaffle? There are many keto waffles recipes out there but most of them require a lot of ingredients and take time to mix the batter, chaffles are different.

Chaffles are a keto waffle that only require a few ingredients and can be made in less than 5 minutes. As a result, low carb dieters are jumping on board with the keto chaffle craze.

These keto waffles made with almond flour are thick, crunchy on the outside and are perfect with sugar free maple syrup drizzled on them. Not only are chaffles easy to make, they are also delicious! The cheese inside the chaffle creates a crispy outer crust, just like a traditional waffle. The inside of a chaffle is chewy. The flavor of a chaffle is on the cheesier side, but once you cover your chaffle with butter and low carb syrup, you can’t tell a difference!

What is a Chaffle?

A chaffle is a low carb waffle that is primarily made up of mozzarella cheese and an egg. The original chaffle recipe calls for one egg and ½ cup cheese. However, there are many different variations floating around. This recipe adds almond flour and baking powder to give the waffle a little more substance, help fluff it up and decrease the cheesy flavor. Without these two add-in ingredients, your keto waffle might taste like an omelet.

When it comes to the cheese part of this keto waffle recipe, you have a couple of options. This recipe uses mozzarella cheese which is a mild flavored cheese. You could also use cream cheese, 1 oz; however, using cream cheese creates a softer, spongier waffle. These waffles make great dessert waffles – like chaffle cakes.

Waffle Maker for Chaffles

Any waffle maker will work for making keto chaffles. Many keto and low carb dieters are using the waffle maker by Dash as it is small and makes the perfect portion of chaffle.

If you own a larger waffle maker, you can still make chaffles. Only pour the chaffle batter in the center of the waffle iron and close it. Don’t try to spread out the waffle batter on your own. The batter will spread out by itself creating a perfect chaffle. You can even use a belgian waffle maker.

Another substitution you can make is with the egg. Instead of using a whole egg, you can use egg whites.

Do I Spray Oil on the Waffle Maker to Keep Chaffles from Sticking?

No, there is no need to spray oil or grease the waffle iron before cooking chaffles. As the chaffle cooks, fat will get released from the cheese. This will keep the chaffle from sticking to the waffle iron.

Freezer Friendly Chaffles

Chaffles can be frozen. Once the almond flour waffles are done cooking on the waffle iron, let them cool completely. Flash freeze each chaffle on a plate or pan in the freezer for 30 minutes. Then store chaffles together in a freezer safe bag.

To reheat chaffles, insert in a toaster, oven or toaster oven to heat through and crisp up again.

Chaffle Storage for Meal Prep

Even though keto chaffles are easy to make, some still like to meal prep their chaffles. Chaffles can be made up ahead of time, wrapped up tightly and stored in the refrigerator until use.

To reheat the chaffle, put it in the toaster oven, oven or toaster and reheat to crisp up.

Chaffle Toppings and Variations

There are various toppings and flavor combinations you can add to your a basic chaffle recipe. Serve with a glass of almond milk and you are ready for breakfast! Here are a few popular chaffle topping ideas:

  • Chaffle pizza – after your keto chaffle is done cooking, top it with 1 teaspoon of marinara sauce, sprinkle of cheese and pepperoni. Broil in the oven until cheese is melted and bubbly
  • Butter
  • Sugar Free Syrup – my favorite keto approved syrup is by ChocZero. They have many flavors to choose from. Maple Vanilla is my favorite.
  • Whipped Cream
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Almond butter or other nut butters, like peanut butter
  • Cream cheese with Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

Here are some keto chaffle variations:

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11 Comments

  1. I’ve only had a chance to review a couple of recipes they seem like a good food idea. I also like the way you have laid everything out, this the best idea I’ve seen. Thanks for your giving to help others.

  2. First time I have tried a Chaffle recipe since going keto three years ago. What was I waiting for???!!! Awesome recipe and all the possibilities… thank you for sharing this wonderful and easy recipe!

  3. Hi, any idea what the approximate cholesterol in mg would be?
    Question also applies to the Keto French toast recipe. Really want to try them, but have to watch my LDLs…
    Thanks.

    1. HI, NJ.
      Don’t sweat out total cholesterol unless it’s off-the-charts high. Only 20% of your total cholesterol is from diet. It’s far more important to look at the ratio of Triglycerides to HDL. You want to keep it below “3”. Two or less is ideal. Another good metric is your HDL-to-triglycerides level which should be above .24. Most important is your A1C number (few patients ever ask for this when getting a script for bloodwork) and it should be in the very low “fives” and, better still, below five.

  4. Just started Keto and wanted to try your Chaffle recipe. Wow, it taste just like a waffle. I couldn’t taste the cheese. Of course I think I may have over did it with butter and syrup😁 I also sprinkled some cinnamon on top. How much butter and syrup should I be using?

  5. Just new to Keto. Just made the Chaffle for breakfast and wow it was great! You can’t taste the cheese and it really does taste like a waffle. Added cinnamon, butter and sugar free syrup. I think I may have used more of the butter and syrup though then I should have!

  6. They are good but an absolute mess to make. The batter oozes out of the mini waffle maker!!! Everywhere! Anyone else have this issue?

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