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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.


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


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


  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.


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

  1. Saunny Winstead

    These are really good! I used shredded colby and ate them as biscuits for breakfast sandwiches. Hubby liked them so much he wanted me to make several for his breakfast for the week. Have you ever refrigerated and reheated? How do they do in the microwave, after using the waffle maker?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Saunny! They do reheat great! You can reheat in the microwave or the toaster, depending on the texture you’d like. πŸ™‚

    1. Karly Campbell

      You can use a Belgian waffle maker, but the chaffle batter will likely just make one waffle and may not even make a full sized one, dependong on how big the iron is. You also won’t be able to use the chaffles as buns, because of the size.

  2. I’m having trouble getting the bottom side to crisp up.
    Using cheddar with Dash waffle iron for 3 minutes. Top is perfect but bottom just wont brown.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hmm, sounds like maybe your Dash isn’t heating properly? You could try flipping the waffle and seeing if that helps? Or sprinkle cheddar on the bottom plate and then add the batter. The cheddar will help crisp the outside.

  3. Did them in a small frying pan before I had a waffle maker. Tasted great and found it easier to add spinach, tomato, etc which wouldn’t have worked in the waffle iron

  4. I made Chaffles last night with sharp cheddar cheese. Make egg & bacon sandwiches with them for breakfast this morning. Yummy!

  5. These look amazing. I am not keto, but I am looking for ways to incorporate more protein into my diet so I’m not so d*mn hungry all the time. If I don’t like the taste or smell of eggs (omelets, scrambled eggs, quiche are pretty much all non-starters for me), what are the chances these will work for me? Is there anything besides cheese I should be adding to mask the egg taste? I really would like to be able to find a way to incorporate eggs into my diet but I just hate the taste and smell so much. Would like input before splurging on a new cooking device to make these waffles.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hey! So, I don’t think these TASTE like eggs at all…but they do have the browning egg smell (which I also hate). If that’s a big issue for you, these probably aren’t the best option. πŸ™

        1. I add a few drops of vanilla and almond extract to my chaffles because I love the taste. It also helps with the egg smell.

    2. Cook something else at the same time. Like your bacon or burger. Use a cheese with an aroma that you really love.
      Margie Gaie

  6. These sound great. I’m looking to start my keto journey and definitely need a bread type replacement. Could you cook these in a regular frying pan to get more of a pancake rather than the ridged waffle? Many thanks

    1. Karly Campbell

      I haven’t tried cooking these in a skillet, but I have made them in the mini griddle and they worked fine. So…probably! πŸ™‚

  7. Not sure if this has been asked, but can you freeze the chaffles? We have our own chickens and the amount of eggs we are getting right now is a bit ridiculous, so i’m looking for ways to use them and freeze them for later! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  8. Fyi duck egg yokes are a lot richer, than chicken egg yokes, and the almond flour will help towards the bread texture.

  9. Lesia Fields

    I’m new to the chaffle craze…old hat at low carb. The first chaffles I made were cinnamon churos. Too much batter on the first one…burned the second…third and fourth not too shabby. I am finding using 1/4 cup batter, as suggested by most recipes I’m finding, tends to overflow and make a mess…using less, I get thin, flimsy ones. Also, cooking the 2-3 mins, burns. GAH! And suggestions would be so greatly appreciated. *Note…I’m using the same mini waffle iron that you have.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Lesia! I’ve never measured out the batter…I just use the recipe for 1 egg above and put in half the batter at a time. It’s not overflowed for me at all or been too thin. I cook mine for 2-3 minutes, but keep an eye on it. I just open the waffle maker and check it here and there so they don’t burn. πŸ™‚

    1. Karly Campbell

      You can, but it will likely take the full amount of batter to make one chaffle…maybe more. It’ll just depend on the size of the waffle maker.

  10. This was fantastic – thank you! We used your recipe as a base to satisfy a pizza craving. We made pizza sticks by adding a few spices to the batter to make it savory, and topped w/ pepperoni. We dipped them in a little tomato sauce once cooked. Hubby said he thinks he likes it better than normal pizza b/c you get all the best crispy parts.

  11. How did you come the the net carb number of 3? If I plug in the ingredients of egg and cheese I get zero.

    1. Karly Campbell

      A large egg has .6 carbs. I’m not sure what cheese is off the top of my head, but all dairy will have some amount of carbs in it. πŸ™‚

  12. I’m not doing keto, but I’m new to eating eggs (chicken egg allergy, but I can eat duck eggs, go figure). I had to try this out because there was no way I was going to end up with anything other than a crispy flat mess of egg and cheese, right? I don’t have a Dash, but I have the next recommended model. Heated it well and then added half of an egg mixed with cheese. I got a fluffy waffle with a crispy exterior. Tried it again and I got another fluffy waffle with a crispy exterior…. what kind of kitchen witchery is this?! They made a great base for tomato and bacon. I’m going to next try them with almond flour to see if they do get closer to a bready consistency that would be good with syrup.

    1. Karly Campbell

      I don’t know what the voodoo is here, but I’m glad you enjoyed them too! πŸ™‚

  13. These are so good. They really satisfy that need for β€œcrunch.” I have both the Burgess Brothers and the Dash 4-waffle mini iron. They both work great. The BB is a 3” waffle, though. That size doesn’t work as well for bread substitutes. Also, a hint for savory chaffles: add a little cheddar before you add the batter and on top of the batter. Makes them nice and crispy. Thanks for all the recipes!

    1. Karly Campbell

      Adding cheddar is a great idea for extra crunch. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

  14. Hilary Smith

    I tried it. Didn’t like it with syrup I was pretty sure I wouldn’t it’s basically an omelette. I added coconut flour and milk. I never considered making mini waffles before. Or using my waffle iron to cook my eggs. Thanks for the idea.

  15. I had to scroll through a novel and 20 pop-ups to get to the recipe. LOL! Great recipe though. πŸ™‚

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Chris! The ‘novel’ is helpful info about chaffles. The only popup you should have seen was for a video of a recipe. Hopefully you didn’t actually get 20 pop-ups because that’s definitely not how things are meant to be. πŸ™‚

  16. I made some today with egg whites, cheddar, everything bagel seasoning and get this …. i crushed up (pretty fine) pork rinds- I used the queso flavor– OMG game changer.. almond flour was ok but pork rinds add less carbs..

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