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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! 

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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 + 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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420 thoughts on “Chaffles – The Viral Low Carb Waffle Recipe Everyone Is Loving!”

    1. Karly Campbell

      I’ve never tried them on the stove, but I’ve used the mini pancake maker/griddle by the same company and they worked just fine that way. So, yes, I think so.

  1. ronny williams

    Real bacon bits, ground sausage, tuna, (I know sounds gross) heavy whipping cream, nuts, protein powder (low or no carb) dark chocolate chips….I’ve tried about everything, and haven’t ended up with one yet that wasn’t awesome….(even the tuna!)

    1. Yes I make mine with egg whites and tbsp of almond flour and Colby Jack cheese. They come out great.

  2. Elizabeth Rainsberry

    I have a recipe for keto pancakes – which calls for almond flour – eggs and cream cheese – would this work in the waffle maker? Or does it have to be mozzerella cheese.

    1. Karly Campbell

      I haven’t tried that in the waffle maker, so I can’t say. I do think it would work, but that’s just a guess.

    1. Thank you for the idea Star! I always get Keto jealous when I see pics of avocado toast. I”m gonna try that tonight!

    2. I’m new to this low carb stuff. I LOVE sweets it’s like my comfort. So this is going to be hard for me but I gotta Lose some weight. Love all the ideas following for me!

  3. Sherry Jarrell

    I have several graders but can’t find just the right one for fine grated mozzarella for the Chaffles, etc.
    do you have a recommendation.

    PS it’s just not feasible to put the cheese in the freezer every morning for a short period of time.
    Thank you!

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Sherry! I normally use my food processor to grate cheese, so I don’t have a grater recommendation for a stand alone grater.

    2. Lisa Kermick

      Try a medium grate Microplane grater. I have a fine Microplane grater for hard cheeses and other things like zesting lemons and such.

  4. These were delicious. I tried two of them without the flour and two with a teaspoon of all purpose gluten free flour and didn’t notice much difference. I put butter and real maple syrup on them and they were good. I think I would prefer them with savory toppings though. Bacon and cheese sandwich would be good! I used low moisture part skim mozzarella. I bought the store brand block and cubed it and “shredded” it in my little ninja food prep blender bowl. Made small crumbles that melted and blended into the egg really well. I’ll try that sandwich with Colby jack cheese next time. 🙂

  5. These were delicious! We tried them 3 ways; the original posted recipe, added a teaspoon of coconut flour, added 1 tsp. of almond flour. We also added few dashes of cinnamon and vanilla. Adding the coconut flour were the best, however with both flours made them fluffy. We can’t wait to try all the different recipes. Cheers!

  6. Melissa Pritchard

    Can you use egg substitute? I’m diabetic and really need to keep my calories low.

    1. Karly Campbell

      I’ve only made these with the egg. I’m not sure how it’d work with a sub.

    1. Karly Campbell

      No, I’m not sure how well these will work with an egg sub or how much you’d need.

  7. I bought the pancake maker, instead of the waffle maker and the chauffle makes a great mini pizza crust!

    1. Deanna Lewis

      That’s a great idea! I think maybe you could just use a pan to make them and the use for pizza?!

      1. This is how I make Keto pizza! 1 serving is 2 eggs and 3 oz mozzarella cheese. Spread out on parchment paper and bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Top with tomato sauce and more cheese and finish in a 450° oven for 7 minutes. Makes perfect pizza!

    2. Linda King

      I used your recipe but mine tasted a little salty. Any suggestions on what I may have done wrong

      1. Karly Campbell

        Hi Linda! The cheese can be a bit salty. Mozzarella tends to be lower in sodium and we don’t notice the salt, but if you’re sensitive to salt it may be that.

    1. First time a success! Made the Pumpkin flavor. This a mainstay in my recipe collection. Thank you very much!

  8. Linda Benjamin

    Please can you add the weight in g to your recipe – it is so fiddly to grate it up a bit at a time and then try to guess just how densely to pack it into a cup. Thanks!

        1. Karly Campbell

          Normally, yes, but not when it comes to shredded cheese. 4 ounces of cheese is 1 cup, 2 ounces is 1/2 cup, and 1 ounce is 1/4 cup. 🙂

        1. Karly Campbell

          Not when you’re measuring cheese. 4 ounces = 1 cup of shredded cheese. 🙂

          1. Tasha Owens

            I think that when you are measuring a solid then 4 oz is completely different. When measuring a liquid, yes 4oz is a 1/2 cup.

    1. 1/2c shredded cheese = 56g per my bag o’ cheese (I always use weights for volume measures when it’s an option)

    1. Karly Campbell

      You can use any size waffle maker you like, but you may need to double or triple the recipe to get enough batter to fill the waffle maker. Additionally, we like the small size because we use these to replace bread and they’re the perfect size for a sandwich. 🙂

    2. It will… I’ve done it. Mine is 2 squares next to each other. The recipe made 4 waffles… they were very good!

  9. First time of making them today. I added small pieces of cooked streaky bacon and they were delicious.
    Will definitely be trying other savory ingredients, then can’t wait to make fruity sweet ones
    Thank for the recipe

  10. These are pretty good but they don’t taste like waffles unless of course you have never had waffles. They taste like cheesy eggs. Maybe the tiny waffle maker is the key?

    1. Karly Campbell

      I think it’s the butter and syrup that are really the key. I agree that they don’t taste like waffles when plain, but topped like a waffle does the trick for us. 🙂

    2. Add cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and a sugar substitute and they are amazing with butter and zero sugar syrup my kids requested them for breakfast and have no clue they are keto/ low carb.

  11. If you shred your own cheese it should be 0 carb as eggs are 0 carbs, and the only carbs in pre-shredded cheese are contained in the cellulose powder used to keep the shreds from sticking to each and becoming one large clump in the bag. So shred your own cheese, don’t add any ingredients, and it’ll be 0 carb.

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