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Chaffles – The Viral Low Carb Waffle Recipe Everyone Is Loving!

We’re answering all your questions about Chaffles, the virall low carb recipe that has totally changed the game for people following a low carb or keto lifestyle!

drizzling syrup on chaffles

If you’re at all active in any keto/low carb forums, belong to any Facebook groups (join mine – lots of fun recipes and support!), or browse low carb blogs with any regularity, you’ve probably seen the new keto craze: CHAFFLES!

They popped up overnight and became an instant success and now they’re showing up everywhere.

I’m not sure who created chaffles, but I can tell you that the success of this recipe is real. Keep on reading, because these are definitely NOT your average waffle and definitely NOT just for breakfast!

What is a chaffle? 

A chaffle is a waffle made of cheese and eggs. <— Before you click away in horror and disgust, let me insist that THIS IS DELICIOUS and you really will have no idea that you’re eating cheesy eggs. 

Many people add other ingredients (myself included!), but the most basic chaffle is eggs and cheese.

Even my kiddos happily eat these basic chaffles, so you know they’re good!

low carb waffles with butter and low carb syrup

Do chaffles just taste like burnt eggs and cheese?

Oh my word, no.

I can not handle the smell of browning eggs. In fact, my husband isn’t allowed to cook eggs in our house because he inevitably lets them get brown and burny on the bottom and that smell makes me gag. 

Chaffles made with egg and mozzarella cheese have a pretty neutral flavor, so long as you use a neutral cheese, such as mozzarella.

Top your chaffles with butter and sugar free syrup and they REALLY taste like a waffle. My family has been eating them happily. My daughter requested them for breakfast the other day. 

fork with chaffles

What other types of chaffles can you make?

The possibilities here are endless, my friends.

Use an egg and cheddar cheese to make a cheddar flavored savory chaffle that can be used as a hamburger bun or for a BLT or in place of bread for a sandwich.

Add some cocoa powder to make brownie chaffles. (Recipe coming soon – subscribe to my emails so you don’t miss it!)

Add some pumpkin for pumpkin chaffles. (Recipe coming soon – subscribe to my emails so you don’t miss it!)

Garlic bread chaffles. Pizza chaffles. Big Mac ChaffleArby’s Roast Beef Sandwich Chaffle! <— That last one even has our homemade Arby’s sauce to go with it!

As you can see, we love using chaffles as a base for sandwiches, as a pizza crust, or for a sweet breakfast treat! So versatile.

Ingredients:

whole eggs and a cup of shredded cheese

In their most basic form, a chaffle is just egg and shredded mozzarella cheese.

Many people, myself included, like to add in a bit of almond flour or coconut flour to bulk the chaffle up and give it a little more of a bread-like texture. Both work well!

I also often add a bit of baking powder to help it rise.

How do you make a chaffle? 

Let’s make a basic chaffle together.

I’ve learned that finely shredded cheese is better than thicker shreds for my personal tastes, but you may not care either way. I just like the cheese to disappear and finely shredded does that best.

raw eggs and shredded cheese in a glass bowl

You whisk the egg, stir in the cheese, and place half the batter in a mini waffle maker for 2-3 minutes. Don’t open the waffle maker for at least 2 minutes. Repeat with the remaining batter.

These crisp up a bit like a normal waffle would as they set. Just let them sit for 1-2 minutes after removing from the waffle maker.

You can add coconut flour or almond flour to give it a more bread-like texture, if you like. 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of either is a good place to start and adjust to your preferences.

chaffle batter in waffle iron

How to serve chaffles: 

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With a pat of butter and sugar-free syrup, of course!

I have two sugar-free syrups that I use and like.

My favorite is the Choc Zero Maple Syrup – no funky aftertaste and it’s thick and sticky like traditional syrup. Click above to shop!


I also really love the flavor of the Lakanto Maple Syrup, but it’s not quite as thick as the Choc Zero brand.  Click above to shop!

What kind of waffle maker do you need? 

You are going to want a mini waffle maker for this recipe.

I use the Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Don’t worry – you can order from Amazon for CHEAP and I almost guarantee you won’t regret the purchase!

Dash waffle maker

It heats quickly, cooks quickly, takes up barely any space, and it comes in a variety of cute colors. I have the aqua. 

If you want to make more than 1 mini waffle at a time, check out this one:

If you plan to make chaffles for a family, this should work great! I haven’t tried it myself, but plan to order because my kids are obsessed with chaffles too.

A chaffle in a mini waffle iron in front of a plate of stacked chaffles

Chaffle Week!!

I love chaffles so much, that I’m creating CHAFFLE WEEK! Get excited!

I’m going to be sharing a new chaffle recipe every day for five days. Pumpkin Chaffles, Brownie Chaffles, and more…you seriously don’t want to miss out! 

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keto waffles in waffle iron

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Basic Chaffle Recipe

These chaffles are just two ingredients and cook in just a few minutes! Perfect smeared with butter and sugar free syrup.

Yield 2 waffles
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded mozzarella

Instructions

  1. Plug in the waffle maker to heat.
  2. Crack the egg into a small bowl and whisk with a fork. Add the mozzarella and stir to combine.
  3. Spray the waffle iron with non-stick spray.
  4. Pour half of the egg mixture into the heated waffle iron and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Remove waffle carefully and cook remaining batter.
  6. Serve warm with butter and sugar-free syrup.

Notes

This is the BASIC chaffle recipe and nothing more is needed, however adding 1 teaspoon of coconut flour or almond flour + 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder will give these a better texture.

For a breakfast chaffle, try adding a splash of vanilla or a dash of cinnamon. You may also add sweetener directly to the batter if you'd like.

We highly recommend mozzarella cheese for a basic chaffle as it has the most neutral flavor (it won't taste cheesy!). If you're making a savory chaffle and want that cheesy flavor, you can use cheddar or any other type of shredded cheese you like.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 1 Serving Size: 2 waffles
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 214mgSodium: 364mgCarbohydrates: 3gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 16g

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452 thoughts on “Chaffles – The Viral Low Carb Waffle Recipe Everyone Is Loving!”

  1. I like chaffles and make them in my mini dash however, they are always a bit floppy and soggy. Any suggestions?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Carol!

      If you’d like them crisper, you can try sprinkling a bit of cheese directly in the waffle iron, then adding the batter, then adding a bit more cheese on top. It crisps up the outside nicely.

    1. Karly Campbell

      They probably would, but it won’t be enough batter to fill the waffle maker as directed.

  2. Do you think this would work as pancakes, or does the waffle maker seem essential for getting it to hold a shape? Or does it need the heat from above? Thanks

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Marie! I’ve made these using the Dash griddle, which makes it look like a pancake and that worked fine. Not 100% sure it will work in a pan, but you’re not risking much so I’d give it a shot if I were you! ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. My daughter was recently diagnosed Type 2 diabetic & loves pancakes. She was upset that her favorite Saturday morning breakfast wasn’t going to be able to be anymore. I made this batter into pancakes for her & the smile on her face lit up the kitchen when she saw them. Thank you for helping return that happy face to our lives again

        1. Karly Campbell

          So glad she enjoyed them! We have a coconut flour pancake recipe on here that’s a bit more ‘bready’ if you want to experiment too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. I just did it in a pan, it came out more like a chomlette. It was good. Iโ€™m still going to pick up a mini waffle iron though.

  3. Judith A Gabel

    Do you have a Chaffle recipe that doesn’t have cheese, just want a bread taste? Also, if on Keto, why is there still 1gram of sugar in the ingredients for the syrup, is there truly no sugar products. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, Judy

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Judy! I don’t have a chaffle recipe without cheese…they’re cheese waffles by name, but you may be able to find one without out there somewhere.

      I’m not sure what type of syrup you’re looking at, but neither Choc Zero or Lakanto (both linked in the post) contain sugar.

    2. Um. Lactose is a sugar. There’s sugar in cheese’s nutritional information, because milk contains lactose. The -ose means sugar.

      1. Tracie S Burns

        All cheeses are not created equal.
        Aged hard cheeses (like mozzarella) contain only trace amounts and not enough to trigger a sugar response. In fact, mozzarella contains less than 1 g of lactose per ounce. Compare that to drinking milk which is upwards of 11 g or more per 1-cup serving. Pre-shredded cheeses may contain added carbs, too. Look for full fat versions and shred your own if you want to avoid the maybe 1 carb per serving that could be added. This is basic keto knowledge for those of us living a low carb life and not just crash dieting. I am also a diabetic and have done extensive research on this. Iโ€™m controlling my glucose these days with food only and no meds, so trust me when I say that mozzarella will not elevate your blood sugar or throw you out of ketosis.

      2. KiddieNurse

        The amount of lactose is negligible and has no effect on ketosis. Cheese is a standard item in the keto diet.

    3. 1 egg
      1 T almond flour
      1 T mayo
      1/2 tsp baking powder

      Some people add 1 tsp water, but I just use first 4 ingredients.
      I prefer the griddle for this one instead of waffle maker.
      Amazingly it taste close to the old wounderbread.

  4. I have never had a waffle maker.. I have read so much about them I bought a Dash waffle maker to try it out.. I poured the batter on it and all directions say leave in 2-3 minutes.. I set the timer and it got so hot it blue the little heat up light cover off.. is this normal to be this hot or did I get a bad waffle maker.. ??

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Jodie – definitely not normal. I would contact Dash or try to return to wherever you purchased it from.

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