Keto Protein Chaffle with Salted Caramel Collagen Syrup

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An easy keto protein waffle recipe loaded with protein and healthy collagen. This waffle recipe is perfect for as a post workout meal or when you need a low carb breakfast to keep you full all morning.

Whether you just finished a workout or you want to feed your family a delicious high protein breakfast to keep them full until their next meal, this protein waffle recipe is what you need. And the best part (besides the flavor) is that it doesn’t take long at all to make! Ideal for when you are starving after hitting the gym hard or if you are running late in the morning. This protein chaffle recipe can be made in a few minutes – waffle, syrup and all!

The syrup in this waffle recipe has an added protein bonus with the addition of the collagen in the syrup. It has an addicting salted caramel flavor that you will want to pour in every well of your protein waffle.

How to make keto protein waffles

  1. Mix up all the ingredients for the keto protein waffles – egg, shredded mozzarella cheese, low carb protein powder and baking powder.
  2. Pour waffle mix into waffle maker and let cook until golden brown.
  3. Top with sugar free maple syrup and butter or just spread on peanut butter. Enjoy!

golden brown chaffles topped with butter and syrup on a plate

What is a protein chaffle?

A keto chaffle is a low carb waffle that is primarily made of egg and cheese. Many recipes will call for either mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese or cream cheese. You can use any type of cheese. This recipe uses mozzarella cheese, but you can substitute with 1 oz of cream cheese if you prefer.

Adding protein powder to this keto waffle recipe not only provides extra protein to meet your high intensity lifestyle, it also provides substance to the chaffle, takes away from the egg or cheesy flavor and it means that we don’t have to use almond flour or coconut flour in our protein waffles. Look for protein powders that are low carb or zero carb.

Instead of using a whole egg, for a lower fat option, use egg whites. Two egg whites would work to replace the whole egg in this waffle recipe.

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Keto Protein Waffles Ingredients

Salted Caramel Collagen Syrup Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon powdered erythritol
  • 1 scoop collagen powder
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Keto Protein Chaffle with Salted Caramel Collagen Syrup Directions

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close up of syrup dripping off a stack of waffles

Waffle maker options

To make keto chaffles, you can use any waffle maker. I have two favorite waffle makers. The mini Dash waffle maker is very popular as it is small and makes the perfect portion of chaffle. These waffles are about the size of an Eggo waffle. It will make about three protein waffles for one serving of batter.

The other waffle maker I like to use is a belgian waffle maker by Oster. It has adjustable heat so you can make soft or crispy waffles.

There is no need to spray or grease you waffle maker. If it is non-stick, as most are, the cheese will release enough oil to keep the chaffle from sticking to the waffle maker.

The biggest mistake when making chaffles is overfilling the waffle maker with batter. You only need to pour a little bit in the center of the waffle maker. The batter will spread out while it cooks.

Collagen on the keto diet

Collagen supplements are allowed on the keto diet. They are recommend to everyone, even if you aren’t keto. Collagen is beneficial because it will strengthen the skin by improving elasticity and maintain the integrity of your joints.

a small jar with caramel syrup and a small whisk dripping syrup from above

Storage information and meal prep instructions

You can make your keto protein waffles ahead of time because they can be frozen. Let the chaffles cool completely after they are done cooking. Then flash freeze them individually on a plate or pan in the freezer for 30 minutes. Once they have hardened, you can store the chaffles together in a freezer safe storage bag in the freezer. Use a toaster, toaster oven or oven to heat them from frozen.

The collagen syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. It will harden once it is cooled. To turn back to a liquid state, heat in the microwave at 30 second intervals until liquid again.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Protein Chaffle with Salted Caramel Collagen Syrup

Servings: 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 537
Fat 37.4g
Protein 48g
Total Carbs 3.2g
Net Carbs 3.2g

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