Keto Chocolate Chip Waffles

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A chocolate chip waffle that is a low carb version of a childhood favorite breakfast food. This chocolate chip chaffle is like having dessert for breakfast, but without the sugar!

My kids LOVE chocolate chip waffles. I think it’s their way of eating dessert for breakfast. Now that I’ve come up with a recipe for keto chocolate chip waffles, I don’t have to worry that they are loading up on sugar first thing in the morning. These low carb waffles are actually chocolate chip chaffles – which are cheese and egg waffles.

overhead view of a big keto chocolate chip waffle

Chaffles are very popular on the keto diet since it’s a easy way to make a crispy waffle with just a few ingredients that are found in most kitchens. There are many different variations to this breakfast food that you can make like a peanut butter chaffle or a chocolate chaffle.

Top with homemade whipped cream, more chocolate chips and some sugar-free chocolate syrup for the ultimate no-sugar, keto breakfast dessert!

How to make chocolate chip chaffles

  1. Mix the keto chaffle ingredients – egg, shredded mozzarella cheese, almond flour or coconut flour, sugar free sweetener, keto chocolate chips, baking powder, vanilla extract and salt.
  2. Pour into the waffle maker (either a mini dash waffle maker or larger Belgian waffle iron).
  3. Cook until golden brown and cripsy.
  4. Top with fresh whipped cream.

chocolate syrup dripping down three waffles topped with whipped cream

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Chocolate Chip Chaffles Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons almond flour or 2 teaspoons coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar free sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon sugar free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt

Keto Chocolate Chip Waffles Directions

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Keto chaffle substitutions

In a typical chaffle recipe, cheese and egg are the primary ingredients. The egg is a necessary ingredient; however, you could experiment with this dairy free chaffle as a base to making this keto chocolate chaffle recipe.

There are other substitutions or additional ingredients that can be added to your waffles. Here are some to consider:

  • Cream cheese – Instead of shredded mozzarella cheese, which makes the chaffle crispy, you can add 1 oz of softened cream cheese.
  • Almond flour or coconut flour – Either flour can be used in this recipe. Coconut flour is more absorbent so not much is needed compared to almond flour.
  • Cocoa powder – For a double chocolate chaffle recipe, add 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder to the batter.
a crispy waffle topped with a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate chips

Waffle maker

Any waffle maker can be used to make chaffles. Most people are familar with the mini waffle maker by Dash as it makes the perfect size of waffle that looks like an Eggo. It will make two to three chaffles for one serving of batter.

My other favorite waffle iron is the belgium waffle maker by Oster. This waffle maker has adjustable heat and can get really hot in order to crisp up the chaffle. It’s bigger in size and can hold all the waffle batter for one serving.

Keto approved chocolate chips

There are a couple of options for sugar-free, keto approved chocolate chips available for purchase. My favorite are the chocolate baking chips by ChocZero. These chips are so creamy, melt perfectly and are sugar alcohol free.

Another option is to use Lily’s brand chocolate chips. These are available in many grocery stores.

Storage information & meal prep instructions

You can meal prep your keto waffles ahead of time. Simply make up a bunch, flash freeze them on a plate or pan in the freezer for 15 to 30 minutes in order to get them hardened. Store in a freezer safe bag in the freezer until you are ready to eat them.

To heat from frozen, use a toaster, oven or toaster oven to heat through and crisp up.

Keto Chocolate Chip Waffles: FAQS

Should chaffles be crispy or soft?

It depends on the type of cheese used in the chaffle and the type of keto chaffle recipe you are making. Most dessert chaffles are meant to be cake like and soft; therefore, they often don't use shredded cheese and will call for cream cheese instead.

I don't have a waffle maker. Can use this recipe to make pancakes?

Absolutely! Just mix up the chocolate chip chaffle batter and pour into a greased non-stick skillet. Let cook on low-medium for several minute, then flip.

Can other chocolate chip flavors be used?

Yes. Sugar free chocolate chips come in a variety of flavors depending on the brand from milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter and mint chip.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Chocolate Chip Waffles

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 352
Fat 25.3g
Protein 25.3g
Total Carbs 11.4g
Net Carbs 4.9g

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