Keto Chaffle Recipes – The Original Chaffle Waffle


6 mins from right now you can be enjoying a delicious low carb 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 almond flour and baking powder to create a fluffy, crispy waffle.

Waffles are a classic breakfast recipe, but have you had a keto chaffle?

First off, let me express, there are foundational recipes and ingredients of the keto diet that really empower those that follow it. Almond flour is one of those, sugar replacements are another, and the last is a chaffle! So my challenge to you is to not take these chaffle recipes for granted! Harness the flexibility, yet utility they bring. You got this!

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. These keto chaffle recipes are so easy, fast and fun!

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.

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?

Let’s get specific!

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 chaffle recipe, you have a couple of options:

  • This keto 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 with cream cheese frosting!

Keto Chaffle Recipe Video

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Keto Chaffle Waffle Ingredients

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

Keto Chaffle Recipes – The Original Chaffle Waffle Directions

  • Keto Chaffle Recipes – The Original Chaffle Waffle
  • 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 mini 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.

    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:

    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. Most especially like to do this if they are using these waffles as bread for sandwiches or burgers.

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

    Chaffle flavors

    Using this keto chaffle recipe as the base, you can create different flavors. Here are some favorites.

    • Chocolate – I prefer to use cream cheese as my cheese of choice in the chocolate chaffle. It pairs better with the cocoa powder.
    • Peanut butter – Besides egg and cream cheese, add in almond flour and peanut butter.
    • Pizza – An easy lunch idea, mix egg, shredded cheese, pepperoni and marinara sauce to make this savory chaffle.
    • Lemon – For a citrus twist that is perfect for breakfast or dessert add some lemon juice and zest to your chaffle.
    • Chocolate chip – A diner classic, just add some chocolate chips to give almond flour waffle recipe to make a chocolate chip chaffle. Top with fudge sauce and whipped cream to turn it into a dessert.

    Keto Chaffle Recipes – The Original Chaffle Waffle: FAQS

    What's the difference between a chaffle maker and a waffle maker?

    They are the same thing! Any size of waffle maker can be used to make keto chaffles.

    Does a chaffle taste cheesy or eggy?

    If you use the base chaffle recipe of just an egg and cheese, then yes, a chaffle will taste like a cheesy egg or an omelet. But adding extras like almond flour or coconut flour will help neutralize that flavor and help it taste more like a waffle.

    My chaffle stuck to the waffle maker. What did I do wrong?

    If your chaffle sticks to your waffle maker leaving behind a big gooey mess, you probably didn't let it cook long enough. To salvage the waffle, close the waffle maker immediately and let it cook longer. It should easily release.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Chaffle Recipes – The Original Chaffle Waffle

    Servings: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 320
    Fat 24.3g
    Protein 21.7g
    Total Carbs 4.6g
    Net Carbs 3.1g

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    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…

      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?

      1. Lots of butter is fine and good on keto. The syrup should be sugar free – a keto variety is best because the typical sugar substitutes are bad for us. Find good ones in health food stores or Amazon.

    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?

    7. As I was making these chaffles I was finding it hard to believe that 4 ingredients is all it takes. It really is that simple and easy.

    8. Love your content and delivery! I check for new videos all the time! I’m new to Keto (November 2021), tripped up a few times and your videos helped me “get it together”. Made it through the holidays and now, three months later…all good! Thank you!

    9. I have a nut allergy, can I use coconut flour instead? How much? Excited to try these! Thanks

      1. Yes! You can use coconut flour instead. Use only 2 teaspoons of coconut flour as it tends to absorb more liquid than the almond flour.

    10. Thank you so much for sharing all your wonderful recipes and answering all my Newbie question I have learned a lot since finding your site and I have been sharing with my friends who are also on the KETO Journey I wish someone would take the time to put together a list of alternative items to inter change with existing recipes since I am sure there are many people who have allergies like myself Thank you again Looking forward to the next week of recipes

    11. Don’t use a mini maker! You will be FORever making chaffles. Get a 4-waffle maker and don’t stand there all day making chaffles. They freeze well or just put in fridge.

    12. I’m so impressed with this recipe. I would never know these weren’t regular waffles if I hadn’t made them!! Thank you so much!

    13. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your recipes. I did keto years ago with the Atkins diet and it just didn’t work for me – too rigid. The “new” keto is much better and even more better with doable recipes. The chaffles are great, but I can’t stand the taste of the baking powder. Has anyone found a work-around for this ingredient to get similar results?

    14. omg first time i made these, and these are the best,,, ,, easy i will be making more now thanku luv ur recipes

    15. I’m looking for the recipe for the large batch of chaffles you make on your low budget keto for a week for under $40.

    16. Newbie, here 😉
      Would like to make a BATCH of these.
      Can you provide a recipe showing how to make MULTIPLES?
      Thanks in advance….❤️

    17. This recipe is amazing. I love making keto chaffles. I would like to add though,that I only used one tablespoon of almond flour instead of two just so it can lessen the amount of carbs because on the bag of great value, almond flour, 2 tablespoons equals one net carb… So by using only 1 tablespoon I believe made is 0.5 net carbs and the recipe still works just fine .
      I also use my “my mini” waffle maker so one batch of this recipe makes 3 mini waffles (so it makes me feel like I have “more”… lolz).
      Overall love the recipe and thank you for sharing.

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