Chaffles aren’t just cheesy, crispy, melty, golden brown, and delicious, they’re also sugar-free, low-carb, and easy to conjure up in the kitchen! All you need is a few minutes and two ingredients: eggs and cheese.
What are Chaffles?
Chaffles are one of the latest culinary innovations in the keto world. They are a low-carb take on traditional waffles made with just two ingredients that go perfectly together!
Out of one large egg and about half a cup of cheese, you get two of these cheesy waffles. Simply mix the egg and cheese in a bowl and pour the batter into your waffle maker. Make your chaffle using a mini waffle maker or a waffle iron in just a few minutes. If you want them crispy, don’t eat them right out of the waffle iron and let them sit for a few minutes.
Best Ways to Eat Chaffles!
You can customize your chaffle with sweet and savory options, make a chaffle sandwich, use it in a place of a sandwich bun, and so much more. Chaffles are a filling keto-friendly alternative for waffles and bread. They’re also quick and easy to make compared to many other keto breads.
Standard waffle makers are the best option to produce circular waffles that can work for keto burger buns, taco shells, or sandwiches. A Belgian waffle maker produces thicker waffles with deep grooves, but this isn’t the best choice for these waffles, since they can end up less crispy and more like an omelet.
Your chaffle recipe can be personalized to suit your palate! Changing the cheese can drastically change the texture and flavor of your chaffle creation. Go for the most keto-friendly cheeses, such as brie or gruyere. Remember your calories and net carb count will vary slightly depending on the cheese you use. Assuming you use real, whole milk (full-fat) cheese, such as an aged cheddar, your chaffles are carb-free. Chaffles are also a great option for those on the keto carnivore diet.
Chaffles can be personalized to suit your palate! Changing the cheese can drastically change the texture and flavor of your creation. Go for the most keto-friendly cheeses, such as brie or gruyere. Remember your calories and net carb count will vary slightly depending on the cheese you use. Assuming you use real, whole milk (full-fat) cheese, such as an aged cheddar, these waffles will be carb-free. They can also be a great almond-flour waffle alternative for those on the keto carnivore diet.
Try some of these delicious ways to eat chaffles:
- Plain Breakfast Chaffle — serve them with avocado and bacon for breakfast
- Keto Everything Chaffle — use cream cheese and add everything bagel seasoning to the batter to make an everything bagel chaffle! Serve it with capers, onion, smoked salmon, and more cream cheese
- Pizza Chaffle— mix dried oregano, garlic powder, and diced pepperoni or ham into the batter
- Chaffle Sandwich — make two chaffles and use them as bread for a BLT or another keto-friendly sandwich
- Chaffle Dessert — add in your favorite sweetener and some keto chocolate chips and serve it with keto syrup or ice cream! (use a more neutral cheese like mozzarella)
- Birthday Keto Chaffle Cake!
How Do You Like Your Chaffles on Keto?
Share your favorite chaffles recipes. Do you prefer chaffles for breakfast, brunch, a snack, dinner, or dessert?
Steph Green is a writer, researcher, and singer/songwriter with a passion for all things wellness. In 2016, after four years of struggling with her own health problems and painful autoimmune disease, Steph developed a life-changing and extensive knowledge of keto, nutrition, and natural medicine. She continues on her healing journey and enjoys helping others along the way.