Craving traditional waffles on a keto diet?
Normal waffles with wheat flour and sugar are too high in carbs to be considered keto-friendly.
But there is a new low-carb waffle that’s literally the latest craze in the keto community.
It’s Chaffles. Or some call them keto waffles or cheese waffles.
It’s a low-carb keto-version of waffles made with simple ingredients.
There are many different variations of chaffles out there, but the most basic chaffle recipe has two main ingredients: cheddar cheese and eggs.
Some people like to add other things to the batter like sweetener, coconut milk, cream cheese, egg whites, and heavy cream.
I’ve experimented a lot with different ways of making chaffles, but the best keto chaffles recipe I’ve tried is this 3-ingredient recipe.
And if you love fluffy waffles with just enough moisture on the inside and bite-worthy crunchiness on the outside, you’ll love these keto waffles.
On top of the basic ingredients: egg and cheddar cheese, this easy keto waffle recipe adds almond flour in the batter.
I’ve found that almond flour covers up the eggy taste and also adds a bit of fluff. Put simply, it brings keto waffles a lot closer to the real thing and gives you total satisfaction while sticking to your keto lifestyle.
If you are also following other diets like low-carb, gluten-free, and vegetarian, this popular keto chaffle recipe can serve you well too.
It’s also a great option for those looking for paleo, gluten-free waffles.
Whether you are looking to make an elaborate brunch or more traditional low-carb waffles, these keto waffles are the perfect option.
Also, if you are out of a hamburger bun for your breakfast sandwich, these savory chaffles can be a tasty and low-carb substitute.
The best part is, you can make them in 10 minutes or less with 3 ingredients.
The only catch is that you need a waffle maker or waffle iron.
So let’s talk about waffle makers for a second.
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To make these basic chaffles, you can practically use any waffle maker you have.
Whether it’s fancy Belgian waffle makers that make square Belgian waffles or mini ones like the one from Dash, if it has a waffle griddle, you can use it.
As for me, I use a mini waffle maker (more specifically, Dash Mini Waffle Maker). It makes a perfect size chaffle that can be used as a burger bun or sandwich bun.
I also like to portion control too, so tiny mini waffles that are fit for one serving are just the thing I look for too.
If you are using a mini waffle maker like mine, your chaffles will come out about 4″ in diameter. You can fold one in half to use as a hot dog bun or make two to enjoy as buns.
If you look for them around the holiday season like Valentine’s, you can also find heart-shaped waffle iron, which is super cute for romantic breakfast.
The best thing is, you can make regular wheat flour waffles with this too. So you are not in any way limited to low-carb waffles or just keto chaffles.
With the recipe below, you can make about 4 small keto waffles.
What you can’t use in this waffle recipe is a microwave, air fryer, or toaster oven. To make a crispy waffle, you’ll need some type of waffle iron.
3 Main Ingredients
There are many keto recipes for cheese waffles, but my version of the best chaffle recipe uses 3 main ingredients.
You need cheese, almond flour, and eggs.
Let’s take a look at these ingredients.
I like to use cheddar cheese in my keto waffle recipe.
It’s savory, cheesy, and perfectly salty.
But that’s not to say you can’t use any other types of cheese.
You can use any keto-friendly cheese like mozzarella cheese, sharp cheddar, Monterey jack cheese, or even Mexican blend.
Any of these would be perfect for savory chaffles.
But if you are making sweet chaffles or dessert chaffles, you may want to go with something with a mild taste like Mozzarella.
Cream cheese hasn’t been a great substitute since it doesn’t melt the same way and won’t give a similar kind of binding effect.
For a ketogenic diet that’s low in carbs, eggs are the perfect protein food you can enjoy without the carbs.
They add muscle-building complete protein with zero net carbs, which is perfect for this keto chaffle recipe.
Because eggs help make this low-carb waffle a protein-packed meal, it’s ideal for breakfast, brunch, and even as a post-workout snack.
If you find a traditional chaffle recipe with just eggs and cheese too eggy, don’t worry. This chaffle recipe incorporates almond flour, which takes away some of the eggy taste.
For those with an egg allergy or on a vegan diet, you may be able to substitute with ground flaxseed and water, but I haven’t tried this option yet.
If anyone here has tried, leave us a comment below to let us know what it went!
If you love the texture of the traditional and regular waffles, you’ll love these keto almond flour waffles.
It gives low-carb chaffles the fluffiness and chewiness.
And with just one tablespoon of almond flour, it won’t mess with your keto macros and won’t ruin your low-carb diet.
If you don’t have almond flour, you can grind almonds in a food processor or omit it all together.
You could substitute it with coconut flour too, but please note that coconut flour makes waffles much heavier than almond flour.
Also, the flavor of coconut may not do as well with your choice of cheese.
Be sure to test it first with milk-taste cheese before pairing it with cheese with a more distinct flavor.
How to Make Keto Chaffles
What you need:
- Waffle Maker (I’m using Dash mini)
- Mixing bowl
- Fork or spatula
Making this basic chaffle recipe is really simple and quick. All you need is 10 minutes with a few basic kitchen items.
It makes 4 small waffles that are the perfect size for one person.
3-Ingredient Chaffle Recipe
- Waffle Maker
- 2 large eggs (free-range, organic is preferred) A
- 1 cup shredded cheddar
- 1 tbsp almond flour
- 1 tsp melted butter or Spray oil (coconut oil or avocado oil spray)
- Pre-heat your waffle iron.
- In a mixing bowl, crack the eggs and add the rest of the ingredients. Whisk together until well combined.
- Spray the waffle maker with coconut oil spray or spread a teaspoon of melted butter with a basting brush.
- Pour 1/4 of the waffle batter into the waffle maker. Close the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
- Remove and repeat for the remaining batter.
- Enjoy with a tablespoon of butter and some extra toppings.