Chaffles: Your New Favorite Low-Carb Recipe
Chaffles are about to change how you do keto bread (and breakfast).
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If you haven't heard of chaffles, you're not late to the party... yet. "Chaffles" is shorthand for "cheese waffles" and they're the latest low-carb alternative to bread, taco shells, hamburger buns, muffins, and, of course, waffles. They're very easy to make and, depending on what you're making, they only call for two or three ingredients and a waffle iron. The internet is just getting its first taste of chaffles, so we thought we'd gather our best recipes to share with you to try.
Basic Chaffle by That Low Carb Life
We had to start with a basic recipe for chaffles that you can build on. This recipe only calls for eggs and mozzarella cheese whisked together and poured into a waffle iron. Sounds like an omelet, right? This blogger claims these chaffles taste just like regular waffles when you serve them with sugar-free syrup.
Best Keto Pizza Chaffle
Best Keto Pizza Chaffle by Kasey Trenum
This keto pizza chaffle recipe is more elaborate than the basic chaffle. This blogger uses coconut flour, mozzarella, cream cheese, and Italian seasonings to give it a bit of flavor. After it browns in the waffle iron it's topped with tomato sauce, more mozzarella, Parmesan, and pepperoni before being baked.
Keto Birthday Cake Chaffle
Keto Birthday Cake Chaffle by Low Carb Inspirations
This recipe is for committed keto followers that stick to it even on their birthdays! This one skips regular cheese and uses cream cheese combined with coconut flour and almond flour along with xanthan powder to make it cakey. The frosting is just whipped cream made with a low-carb sweetener which, paired with the chaffle, is probably the easiest birthday cake you'll ever make.
Keto Blueberry Chaffle Muffin
Keto Blueberry Chaffle Muffin by Officially Gluten Free
This blogger takes the idea of a chaffle and transforms the batter into a muffin. You'll find the usual suspects in there (cheese and eggs) with the addition of baking powder, sweetener, and coconut flour to blow it all up into a muffin. The frosting is also keto-friendly. It's made up of low-carb sweetener, whipping cream, and cream cheese.
Pumpkin Pecan Chaffle
Pumpkin Pecan Chaffle by Divalicious Recipes
Even fall flavors are not immune to the chaffle treatment! This one doesn't call for quite as many ingredients as the other sweet chaffle recipes. It uses just seven ingredients — two of which you can probably guess. In addition to the mozzarella cheese and eggs, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice team up with erythritol, pecans, and almond flour for a fall breakfast that meets your keto needs.
Keto Sausage Ball Chaffle
Keto Sausage Ball Chaffle by Low Carb Inspirations
For those who crave savory waffles of the keto variety, this is the recipe to try. This one is different in that it uses cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella (mozzarella is used if you don't want your waffles to taste like cheese) and Italian sausage. However, this blogger offers a flax egg as a substitute for the egg if you have an egg allergy.
Easy Corndog Chaffle
Easy Corndog Chaffle by Low Carb Inspirations
Here's another savory chaffle for you. This recipe calls for a specialty ingredient and equipment, but we're including it because CORNDOGS. If you're serious about keeping keto, you may already have cornbread extract, if not, you can order it online. If you don't care if your keto corndog tastes like cornbread, you can leave it out. Otherwise, this recipe uses a Mexican cheese blend and almond flour for the batter. But to get it to adhere to the hotdog, you'll also need a corndog waffle iron (I did not know such a thing existed!). If those items elude you, you can put this one your list of recipe aspirations.
Parmesan Garlic Chaffles
Parmesan Garlic Chaffles by Keto Cooking Christian
This is the multipurpose chaffle. Serve it with marinara sauce as a breadstick, as the base for keto bruschetta, or just in place of bread for a sandwich. However, it is a fairly basic chaffle recipe — there's no almond or coconut flour, and no baking powder for lift, just cheese, eggs, and a bit of Italian seasoning paired with garlic powder.
Pulled Pork Chaffle Sandwich
Pulled Pork Chaffle Sandwich by Culinary Lion
This looks like a crazy sandwich, but the hardest part is letting the pork cook for four hours — the easy part is the chaffle. This blogger adds a little bit of barbecue rub to her cheese and egg batter to give it smoky flavor. Stack some pulled pork and slaw on that and you have a pretty incredible keto meal that might even make your carb-eating friends jealous.
Cinnamon Roll Chaffles
Cinnamon Roll Chaffles by Midget Momma
This keto chaffle recipe is definitely a special occasion low-carb waffle. It's so indulgent, it could almost be mistaken for a regular waffle recipe. This blogger makes a basic sweet chaffle, but just after she's poured the batter into the waffle iron, she drops a sweet cinnamon mixture on it to let it bake in. Then, when it's done, she tops it all off with a cream cheese glaze for a low-carb
breakfast dessert that meets the requirements of even the strictest of ketogenic diets.
Keto Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Chaffles
Keto Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Chaffles by Saving You Dinero
This recipe is close to a basic chaffle, only it's elevated to an otherworldly level with the addition of bacon. Because there aren't a lot of competing flavors, she went ahead with cheddar instead of mild mozzarella. But she keeps the number of ingredients low — no coconut flour or baking powder, just eggs, cheese, and bacon (a complete breakfast, if you ask me). The total time for making these is just about three minutes.
Keto Chaffle Taco Shells
Keto Chaffle Taco Shells by Midget Momma
Here's an example of making good use of waffles — taco shells! This blogger uses a taco blend of cheese, taco seasoning, and almond flour for the batter. After pressing the chaffles in a mini waffle maker, she molds them into a taco shape on the edge of a bowl while they're still warm. Once they're cool, you can top your keto waffle tacos with whatever meat and salsa you want.
Keto Reuben Chaffle: Katz Deli Copycat
Keto Reuben Chaffle: Katz Deli Copycat by Culinary Lion
This chaffle recipe is my favorite. Not only is the Reuben made up of weird ingredients that, conventionally speaking, should not go together (sauerkraut, Russian or Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese, rye bread, and pastrami) but this blogger puts some thought into making this chaffle as close to the traditional rye as possible. Instead of cheddar or mozzarella, she uses Swiss cheese and adds a few caraway seeds for a real Reuben experience.
Blueberry Cinnamon Keto Chaffles
Blueberry Cinnamon Keto Chaffles by Remake My Plate
The blogger that came up with the Blueberry Cinnamon Chaffles wasn't happy with the two-ingredient version, so she added almond flour, a low-carb sweetener, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and baking powder (to help puff it up). As a substitute, the blogger suggests using a tablespoon of psyllium husk powder in place of the almond flour, but the carb count stays pretty much the same.
More To Explore
Chaffles aren't the only way to make keto or low-carb bread! We have hundreds of recipes to discover that match your dietery preferences.