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Pumpkin Chaffles

PUMPKIN CHAFFLES are the low carb answer to your pumpkin cravings! Just a handful of ingredients, ready in minutes, and a seriously delicious breakfast or dessert!

white plate with waffles on it with a cut taken out with a fork

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We’re starting off with pumpkin chaffles and these are seriously so darn good!

If you haven’t heard of chaffles yet, you’re probably wondering just what the heck a ‘chaffle’ even is…let me tell you!
A chaffle is a waffle made of egg and cheese. <— Don’t click away in horror. 

For this pumpkin chaffle we’re using mozzarella cheese which completely disappears and adds no cheese flavor! You really won’t even know it’s in there – just trust me.

three pumpkin chaffles stacked on a white plate

Why make a chaffle? 

Chaffles are endlessly customizable to suit whatever you’re craving!

Go the sweet route for a quick breakfast (ready in less than 10 minutes!) or dessert. 

Go the savory route and use the waffle as a bun for a burger or bread for a BLT or other sandwich!

You can add mix-ins and really get creative with these. 

And, bonus points, they’re super low carb since the basic chaffle is just cheese and egg.

No grains at all and they crisp up so nicely like a real waffle!

butter and low carb syrup on a pumpkin chaffle

How to make pumpkin chaffles:

The original chaffle recipe consists of just egg and cheese, but I’ve doctored it up a bit to give it some pumpkin flair. Oh my, you guys! So good!

This recipe makes 4 chaffles – a serving is 2, so this makes 2 servings.

ingredients for pumpkin chaffles in bowl

Whisk together 2 eggs with some pumpkin, vanilla, and pumpkin spice. 

Stir in some cheese and coconut flour.

pumpkin chaffle batter in bowl

The coconut flour isn’t strictly necessary, but I prefer the texture of the pumpkin chaffles made with coconut flour vs. made without, but if you don’t have it on hand, skip it!

Once your mixture is all stirred up, you’ll want to cook this in your mini waffle maker until golden, about 3 minutes. 

low carb pumpkin waffle batter in waffle iron

The chaffle waffle maker: 

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You will need a mini waffle maker for this recipe.

Dash waffle maker

The Dash Waffle Maker comes in a variety of adorable colors (obsessed with the aqua!) and sells for around $10 on Amazon.

You can buy one right here

I’m hearing from readers that they are on backorder but people are receiving their order sooner than stated, so it might be worth it to go ahead and snatch one up quickly. 

If you plan to serve chaffles to your whole family, I recommend getting this one instead – it makes 4 mini waffles at a time! 

If you’d like to use a full size waffle maker, I’m sure you could, but you may need to double the recipe and you’ll likely on get one waffle, depending on the size of your machine.

keto waffle with a bite out of it

How to serve pumpkin chaffles:

We like our pumpkin chaffles topped off with a pat of salted butter and a drizzle of sugar free syrup. 

My preferred brand of sugar free syrup is Choc Zero.  It’s thick and sticky like traditional pancake syrup. I really like all of their products that I’ve tried and it’s my go to.  They have a variety of flavors too!

I also enjoy the flavor of the Lakanto Syrup, though it’s not quite as thick as the other. 

You could also top your chaffles with a bit of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a delicious Fall treat! 

If you skip the syrup and just do whipped cream, I recommend adding a teaspoon of sweetener (I prefer Monkfruit) to your waffle batter.

My daughter even likes to sprinkle a few chocolate chips in the batter. 

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pumpkin chaffles on white plate

Pumpkin Chaffles

These low carb waffles are packed with pumpkin flavor and perfect for a grain free and gluten free diet!

Yield 4 waffles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Plug in waffle maker to preheat. Spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Add the eggs, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, coconut flour, and vanilla to a small bowl and whisk well to combine.
  3. Stir in the cheese.
  4. Spoon 1/4 of the batter into the hot waffle iron and smooth the batter out to the edges of the waffle iron.
  5. Close the iron and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Remove the waffle and set aside. Repeat with remaining batter.
  7. Serve hot with butter and sugar free syrup, as desired.

Notes

Add 1-2 teaspoons of sweetener to the batter, if you prefer a sweeter waffle.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2 waffles
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 323Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 239mgSodium: 368mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 17g

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46 thoughts on “Pumpkin Chaffles”

  1. Erna Posey

    Just got the mini waffle iron, made bacon and spinach chaffle for friends and then the pumpkin chaffles for dessert and they loved them

  2. Connie Morson

    Fabulous, although I thought it said finely shredded parmesan so that’s what I used, did not taste it at all, I love cinnamon so used a lot extra topped with Choc Zero and we loved this, Yummy will have again and again, thank you keep up the good work. Do you have a cinnamon roll recipe for these? Thanks for all your hard work figuring these out for us.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Connie! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! I haven’t tried making a cinnamon roll version, but that’s a great idea! πŸ™‚

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Shelby! I’ve only made this as directed, so I really can’t make any other recommendations. I’d probably just search out a low carb pumpkin waffle, since all chaffles are made with cheese, hence the name, ch(eese)(w)affle. πŸ™‚

  3. I just made the pumpkin chaffles! Awesome! I also used the leftover pumpkin for pumpkin fat bombs!

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Barbara! I’m not sure. Are you making any adjustments to the recipe? Using the Dash waffle maker?

  4. Jessica Dehart

    I used the basic chaffle recipe to make keto cheese bread. I just cooked it in a pan instead of a waffle maker. Added some italian seasonings to batter and then when it was done put it under the broiler with cheese and garlic salt to brown. It was so so good!! Can’t wait to get a waffle iron to cook them with!! I used to love eggos.

  5. Hi Karly, I LOVE your site! One of the best for Keto recipes. Thanks for always sharing the straight carbohydrate numbers as well as the net carbs. Some Keto food bloggers only give net numbers and it is quite annoying. I do total carbs as I am doing Keto for weight loss… and being very successful with it, I might ad. Fifty pounds off thus far. Getting close to done and then maybe I’ll pay more attention to net carbs. Chaffles are the BEST food I have discovered to date for this way of eating. Thanks for all you share!

    1. Karly Campbell

      Thanks, Kathleen! Congrats on your success…that’s really inspirational! πŸ™‚

  6. Recipe says to plug it in to heat and spray with non stick spray, shouldn’t you spray the waffle iron before heating it?

  7. Sonya Jordan

    Made these over the weekend!
    Delish! I held back a little on the pumpkin spice in fear of it being too much, however next time I will add the full amount! I also used my regular size waffle maker and this recipe made 1 and a half large waffles!

  8. Karen Tim Thompson

    Hi….I just want to be clear about the nutritional value…..so this recipe makes 4 chaffles, and is EACH chaffle 323 calories (6 net carbs)???

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Karen! The nutrition is based on 2 servings of 2 chaffles. So two chaffles are 6 net carbs, 12 net carbs for all 4.

        1. Weirdly, when I import the recipe into MyFitnessPal it says each chaffle is only 89 calories per chaffle, so 177 calories per serving. Trying to figure out where the disconnect is

          1. Karly Campbell

            I’m not sure what the difference would be. MFP is full of user submitted info so it’s often incorrect or based on a specific brand. My recipe plugin uses numbers from the USDA database, so I tend to trust it more, but again…all depends on the specific products you use.

  9. I don’t have a mini waffle maker, the one I have makes 4 waffles. Can make 4 chaffles at once.

    1. Karly Campbell

      I’ve only made these with coconut flour, but many people use almond flour in their chaffles, so it’d probably work fine! πŸ™‚

      1. Use a 4:1 substitution of almond:coconut flour. So for this recipe, use 8 teaspoons (2 tbsp + 2 tsp) almond flour.

  10. I have been eating Dunkin Donuts Pumpkin Donuts for years now and I am craving them so much, but cant as they are made with all
    purpose white flour. I s there a possibility you can make us a recipe for Pumpkin Donuts using coconut flour or Almond flour with Pumpkin
    Puree Oh how I am craving them on my Keto way of eating, after dieting and losing 50 lbs., PLEASE , PLEASE

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Lucy! I don’t have a ton of low carb baking experience, so I’m still working on that. If I ever get a tasty donut figured out, I’ll for sure share! πŸ™‚

    2. ELAINE SMITH

      why don’t you just try this in a mini donut maker? I got one years ago to make snacks with my grandson when he was about 3…we had a blast and donutted everything..LOL

  11. I tried the Chaffle for the first time this week and they were so good. My new favorite breakfast. I can’t wait to try the pumpkin, I love everything pumpkin. Thanks for such a great easy and yummy recipe.

  12. I didn’t want to get out the waffle maker so w/o thinking it through I decided to make the recipe into a pancake in a small cast iron skillet on the stove because I really wanted to taste this.
    Of course it didn’t turn well but the texture of the cooked under side was “eggs” ellent. My only complaint was how salty it was from the cheese.
    I’ll always add vanilla and monkfruit for a standard chaffle and will use the waffle maker.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Oh, interesting that you found it salty. I’ve never noticed that myself. I wonder if different cheese brands have more/less sodium – might be worth looking for the lowest you can find if you’re sensitive to salt. πŸ™‚ Also, glad to know it sorta worked as a pancake! Haha! πŸ™‚

  13. Terri Soulsby

    Have you frozen chaffles??? Can’t think why you couldn’t. Unless they get soggy. Would be great to make several on Sunday for the week!

    1. Karly Campbell

      I haven’t, but I think they’d freeze great! Toast just like an Eggo for a quick breakfast. πŸ™‚

    2. I heard of folks using their air fryers to re-heat them and they crisp up very nicely or in the oven.

    3. I have frozen them with good success. I like to make up several batches to use during the week.

    1. Karly Campbell

      A traditional chaffle can use any type of cheese, but I’d definitely stick to mozzarella for the pumpkin version. Mozzarella is really flavorless in this, but if you did cheddar or another stronger cheese you’d taste it for sure.

    2. I’ve used a variety of cheeses with good results. I like cheddar for BLTs and some other sandwiches, YUM!

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