20+ Chaffles: The Best Keto Waffle Recipes You Must Try

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What is a chaffle (keto waffle)? If you’re eating low carb or Keto, you have probably heard all the rage about chaffles! Let me show you what they are and why they’re worth the hype – and all the recipes you need to try!

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What is a Chaffle?

The basics are some combo of egg and cheese but from here you can riff like mad. You can use a variety of cheeses including cream cheese, parmesan cheese etc. Some add almond flour and flax seed, and baking powder, others don’t.

Why Is It Called A Chaffle?

You’ll notice from most of the recipes included in this post, the main ingredient is cheese.

Cheese + Waffles = Chaffles.

four different keto chaffle recipes

What Is A Chaffle?

Below is my basic Keto waffles (chaffles) recipe:

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • Layer 1/4 cup of cheese on the bottom of the waffle maker.
  • Add half the beaten egg.
  • Layer the other 1/4 cup of cheese on top.
  • Cook until crisp. Keep in mind the chaffle gets crispier as it cools.

Keto Waffles are all the rage because even though I have a ton of Keto bread recipes like my Keto Bread, Keto Cheese Muffins, Keto Blueberry Muffins, Cauliflower breadsticks, and Keto Pancakes – sometimes people want something low carb and bready that they can make in a flash.

Hence the Chaffle.

People are having the most success using this Dash Mini Waffle Iron to make their low carb waffles. It makes the perfect size to cook them quickly and crisps them up just right.

The reason the small one is best, is that you can make chaffle sandwiches using the mini size waffle iron. With a larger or thicker chaffle, it can make for a very thick sandwich.

Can I Make This In My regular waffle iron?

You can use a full-size one like this Cuisinart, but try not to use a Belgian waffle maker as it takes forever to crisp a thick waffle iron. The trick is to cook it long enough for it to properly crisp up your chaffle recipe.

Can You Freeze A Chaffle?

Yes, you can freeze chaffles. Place them in a freezer bag with a piece of parchment paper between each one or just freeze them in small freezer bags, two per bag.

Can You Reheat Chaffles?

You can defrost in the microwave or air fryer at 300F for 203 minutes at most when you’re ready to eat.

Do Low Carb Waffles Taste Eggy?

The more things you add the less likely they are to taste eggy.

If they taste super eggy to you, use egg whites which makes them less eggy tasting.

How Do You Serve A Keto Waffle?

Most people use them as bread substitutes, so its not unusual to see chaffle sandwiches. Of course, if-you make one of the sweet chaffles below, then you eat them by themselves.

Of course, I would ALWAYS be in favor of whipped cream on any dessert-y thing!

15+ Tips and Tricks for How to Make the BEST Chaffles Ever

  1. Patience. That’s the best tip. They don’t take very long but if you want a crisp keto waffle, you are just going to have to be a little patient and let it take the 5-7 minutes that it takes to crisp up. Just when you think it’s done? Give it another minute or two. Don’t rush.
  2. Layering. If you’re making a chaffle recipe with cheese, the way to do this is to layer cheese at the bottom, pour in a tablespoon or so of egg, and then top with cheese again. It’s the crispy cheese on the bottom and top that will make them crispy.
  3. Shallow waffles. If you want crispy waffles, the shallower the waffle iron, the easier/faster it is to crisp up the chaffle.
  4. No overfilling. Overfilled chaffle makers…well, they overflow of course. Which makes a huge mess! So if in doubt, underfill rather than overfill. No more than 1/4 cup of TOTAL ingredients at a time.
  5. Squeeze it. I’ve heard of other people using squeeze bottles so they can get just a little egg into the mini waffle maker.
  6. Easy cleanup. I like to use a wet paper towel when the waffle iron is warm, to make cleanup easy. Not hot though–obviously! Just warm.
  7. Brush it. I’ve found a toothbrush works well to clean between the waffle iron teeth. You can also try this sponge cleaner, which I also use to clean the little area on the rim of my Instant Pot.
  8. No peeking. I can tell you from LOTS of personal experience, that opening the waffle iron every 30 seconds “just to check” doesn’t hep the chaffle cook any faster. Your best bet is to not even open it for 4-5 minutes.
  9. No steaming. if you’re using the Dash mini, the little blue light goes out when it’s mostly cooked, but most importantly, the chaffle stops steaming quite so much. That’s a good sign that it’s done.
  10. Get hot. Wait until the waffle iron is hot before you add ingredients, and they’re a lot less likely to stick, and a lot easier to clean up.
  11. Mat it. Okay so about that overflow. I do find that it happens to me more often than I would like! One thing that has made cleanup easier for me has been to put a silicone trivet underneath.
  12. Slice or shred. I know most recipes out there suggest shredded cheese, but I have better luck with the thinnest slice of cheese I can buy. I find it crisps a lot faster.
  13. Not-so-eggy. If you find your chaffles too eggy, use egg white instead of the whole egg.
  14. Not-so-cheesy. If you want them to taste less cheesy, try mozzarella cheese.
  15. Crispy Cooling. Allow the chaffles to cool before eating. They get crisper as they cool, so try not to stuff the hot keto waffle into your mouth right away.
  16. Make lots. Make enough to share, everyone will want them, no matter whether they’re keto or not.

What Are The Best Keto Chaffle Recipes To Try?

Besides the base recipe I mentioned earlier, I didn’t come up with the recipes below. I didn’t invent the chaffle, but I’m thankful someone did!

Some of these recipes belong to some other awesome bloggers, and I will link to them in those cases.

Best Low Carb Waffle Recipes

Want nothing but the best tried and true Chaffle Recipes out there? Pick a Chaffle Recipe on this list and you’ll be guaranteed to try the rest!

Sweet Chaffles

Savory Chaffles

With this list of low carb waffles, you’ll never have to search for another Chaffles recipe again. From sweet to savory , your chaffle cravings will be a thing of the past. If you enjoyed these recipes, make sure you share on Facebook and Pinterest so you can make them again later.

Chaffles

Chaffles! Sounds weird, but tastes delicious! They’re the easiest, quickest, and most delicious keto or low carb waffle you will ever make!

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Course: Breakfast / Brunch

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Chaffle recipe, Chaffles, keto waffles

Servings: 1

Calories: 291kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre

Click on highlighted ingredients or Equipment to see exactly what I use to make this recipe

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Beat the egg.

  • Layer 1/4 cup of the cheese into the waffle maker.

  • Add the egg on top of the cheese.

  • Add the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese on top of the egg.

  • Cook until it’s crispy. It gets crispier as it cools too.

Tips and Tricks to Make the BEST Chaffles Ever

  • Patience. That’s the best tip. They don’t take very long but if you want a crisp keto waffle, you are just going to have to be a little patient and let it take the 5-7 minutes that it takes to crisp up. Just when you think it’s done? Give it another minute or two. Don’t rush.
  • Layering. If you’re making a chaffle with cheese, the way to do this is to layer cheese at the bottom, pour in a tablespoon or so of egg, and then top with cheese again. It’s the crispy cheese on the bottom and top that will make them crispy.
  • Shallow waffles. If you want crispy waffles, the shallower the waffle iron, the easier/faster it is to crisp up the chaffle.
  • No overfilling. Overfilled chaffle makers…well, they overflow of course. Which makes a huge mess! So if in doubt, underfill rather than overfill. No more than 1/4 cup of TOTAL ingredients at a time.
  • Squeeze it. I’ve heard of other people using squeeze bottles so they can get just a little egg into the mini waffle maker.
  • Easy cleanup. I like to use a wet paper towel when the waffle iron is warm, to make cleanup easy. Not hot though–obviously! Just warm.
  • Brush it. I’ve found a toothbrush works well to clean between the waffle iron teeth. You can also try this sponge cleaner, which I also use to clean the little area on the rim of my Instant Pot.
  • No peeking. I can tell you from LOTS of personal experience, that opening the waffle iron every 30 seconds “just to check” doesn’t hep the chaffle cook any faster. Your best bet is to not even open it for 4-5 minutes.
  • No steaming. if you’re using the Dash mini, the little blue light goes out when it’s mostly cooked, but most importantly, the chaffle stops steaming quite so much. That’s a good sign that it’s done.
  • Get hot. Wait until the waffle iron is hot before you add ingredients, and they’re a lot less likely to stick, and a lot easier to clean up.
  • Mat it. Okay so about that overflow. I do find that it happens to me more often than I would like! One thing that has made cleanup easier for me has been to put a silicone trivet underneath.
  • Slice or shred. I know most recipes out there suggest shredded cheese, but I have better luck with the thinnest slice of cheese I can buy. I find it crisps a lot faster.
  • Not-so-eggy. If you find your chaffles too eggy, use egg white instead of the whole egg.
  • Not-so-cheesy. If you want them to taste less cheesy, try mozzarella cheese.
  • Crispy Cooling. Allow the chaffles to cool before eating. They get crisper as they cool, so try not to stuff the hot chaffle into your mouth right away.
  • Make lots. Make enough to share, everyone will want them, no matter whether they’re keto or not.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 23g | Sugar: 1g

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Originally Published July 22, 2019

Don’t forget to check out my other Keto cookbooks.

Keto Instant Pot, Keto Fat Bombs, Sweets, & Treats, and Easy keto in 30 minutes.