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

CHAFFLES: What they are, how to make them, and all of your FAQs answered!

drizzling syrup on chaffles

If you’re at all active in any keto/low carb forums, belong to any Facebook groups, 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. 

What is a chaffle? 

A chaffle is just 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. 

Even my kiddos happily eat these! 

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 taste like a waffle. Top them 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. Cookie chaffles. 

Get crazy and make a chaffle for every occasion.

How do you make a chaffle? 

whole eggs and a cup of shredded cheese

A basic chaffle is just two ingredients: 1 large egg and 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella. 

I’ve learned that finely shredded cheese is better than thicker shreds for my personal tastes, but you may not care either way. 

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. 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 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! 

SIGN UP HERE for the free emails so you don’t miss a single chaffle recipe! This is going to be so fun!

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 + 1/4 teaspoon baking powder will give these a better texture. Try adding a splash of vanilla or dash of cinnamon for next level breakfast chaffles or use another type of cheese or seasoning for a bread replacement.

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

  1. Tried chaffles this morning. Canโ€™t believe how much they taste like the real thing. I just used the basic recipe, one egg 1/2 cup mozzarella. Iโ€™ll definitely be experimenting more. Thanks Karly.

  2. sonja ferguson

    I just made a couple of basic chaffles for the first time. Absolutely love them!! Can’t wait to make other kinds!! So happy.

  3. I use the George Foreman with the waffle attachment, one egg and about 60 grams of cheese (cheddar and Monterey Jack) then mix in some bacon bits and diced jalapenos. Makes one big rectangle chaffle that I the cut with a pizza cutter into strips. Makes an awesome appetizer.

  4. Is each serving one chaffle even though the batter makes 2? I’m trying to work out the macros.

  5. B&M have the mini waffle makers in for ยฃ8 currently. I bought one at the weekend. Yum! I’ve just made some as per this recipe and added 1 tbsp almond flour and drizzled with a small amount of Skinny Syrup (TK Maxx ยฃ3.99). Think I might try adding it to the mix next time… Thanks for the recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Nancy Provancher

    Hi! I bought the mess free waffle maker with the four squares. Would I need to double the ingredients?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Nancy! If you want to make four chaffles at once, you’d double the ingredeints. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. What a great way to keep on Keto-ing. I used the Kraft creamy melt shredded mozzarella (it has cream cheese also), 1 tbl of almond flour and 1/4 tsp of vanilla. Left them for one minute to crisp up and covered them with Sugar-free syrup. Totally YUMMMM!

    1. Rachel Horowitz

      Robyn, I just bought that particular shredded mozzerela for the first time, this weekend … and I just unboxed my new little waffle maker.

  8. I nearly cried laughing when you mentioned the brown eggs. Itโ€™s like you married my husband! Definitely going to try this chaffle thing!

    1. Karly Campbell

      They’re so grossssss like that! Men!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you enjoy the chaffle!

  9. These look great and I’m anxious to try them, but I’ll avoid the ChocZero syrup. SCF is nothing but maltodextrin–and does cause blood sugar spikes. Definitely NOT keto.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Terri! I’m not sure what SCF is, but ChocZero uses monkfruit as their sweetener. There is no sugar or sugar alcohols in their product.

  10. I started Keto 5 weeks ago and have lost 11 pounds so far! A cashier at the grocery told me about Chaffles! Iโ€™m trying this tomorrow! Thank you for creating your blog and recipes!

      1. I really want to like chaffles- how do you reduce the saltiness because it’s all I taste ๐Ÿ™ thanks for suggestions

        1. Karly Campbell

          Be sure to use mozzarella, since it’s not as salty as other cheeses (at least, imo). You could also try adding a little sweetener to balance the salty taste.

    1. Kara L Baas

      I just heard about chaffles a few days ago, ordered the 4 waffle maker. ( I’ve been wanting a waffle maker for 6 years, bit finally decided this is why I NEED one ) I anticipate keeping these frozen to put in the toaster! I can’t wait for more recipes

    1. Karly Campbell

      I’m really not sure, but you can use an online converter to convert the recipe to grams. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. You can check the package label. It will tell you what a serving is and both cups and grams.

  11. Bought the Dash mini waffle maker after seeing the recipes and comments. LOVE it. Just made my first batch. I added a tbs of flour and consistency was excellent. Thanks so much. I’m going to love experimenting with this. I’m single with limited storage so this is perfect.

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