Are you tired of trying to quiet your sweet tooth? Whether you’re a seasoned keto enthusiast or just starting your low-carb journey, these keto waffles are about to redefine your breakfast game!
Keto Chaffles (or low carb waffles) can satisfy any demanding taste for something sweet. You’ll also be pleasantly surprised that these waffles are low-carb, fluffy and crispy on the outside too!
What Are Chaffles?
Chaffles are a keto-friendly waffle alternative made primarily from cheese and eggs, often cooked in a waffle iron. These are quite a change from the normal starchy waffles you knew as a kid!
They can be customized with various ingredients and flavors and are commonly used as a low-carb waffle substitute in the keto diet.
For this, you will need eggs and mozzarella as the 2 main ingredients. For flavor, you can add vanilla extract, sweetener and cinnamon. You don’t need almond flour or coconut flour because it’s not a fathead dough. You probably already have these ingredients on hand in your kitchen! If you are fond of well-served desserts, get some dark chocolate ready.
Eggs are a fairly low-calorie food. They are one of the few foods considered to be a complete protein because they contain all nine essential amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. They help create lean muscle mass, which burns more calories than fat.
Eggs provide the energy needed to keep you going. They are a natural choice for a healthy, active lifestyle. Mozzarella is not worse in this respect, either.
Other than calcium, mozzarella cheese variant offers a variety of health benefits as it contains thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, biotin, and vitamin B6.
Chocolate is an excellent source of antioxidants. It also makes this recipe more decadent. Research shows that chocolate is one of the best sources of antioxidant flavonoids in the world. Foods that are high in flavonoids may help prevent cardiovascular disease (1).
To get the most from your chocolate, look for a source that is as minimally processed as possible. Raw cacao contains large amounts of antioxidants as it is not processed.
However, you will need to mix it with coconut oil and sweetener to get a melted version that can be drizzled over your food.
How to Make Keto Chaffles
To make low-carb and keto-friendly waffles, you will need eggs and mozzarella cheese as the two primary ingredients.
Whisk eggs in a bowl. Add shredded mozzarella, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sweetener.
Stir until combined. Turn the waffle maker on. Grease it with olive oil.
Spoon the batter into waffle slots and cook for 2-3 minutes or until ready.
Melt the dark chocolate and pour over the waffles. Enjoy hot!
Similar recipes for breakfast you can try:
- Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets
- Calzone with Ham, Cheese and Spinach
- Morning Hot Pockets with Bacon and Egg
- Chicken Fathead Bread
Keto Chaffles (Low Carb Waffles)
- 1-2 oz dark chocolate at least 85% cocoa, melted (for topping, optional)
- Whisk eggs in a bowl. Add shredded mozzarella, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and sweetener. Stir until well combined.
- Turn the waffle maker on and grease waffle iron with olive oil.
- Spoon the batter into waffle slots and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Continue with the remaining batter.
- Place dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and melt the chocolate in a microwave for 1-2 minutes stirring occasionally (if using). You are free to use any of your favorite low-carb toppings.
FAQ and Cooking Tips
What are the best toppings for keto waffles?
The best toppings for keto waffles are sugar-free maple syrup, fresh berries (in moderation), whipped cream made with a keto-friendly sweetener, almond or peanut butter, and nuts or seeds. Savory options can include avocado, bacon, and eggs.
How do you store chaffles?
Chaffles can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. For longer storage, they can be frozen, separated by parchment paper to prevent sticking, and kept in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to 2 months. Before consuming, reheat in a toaster or oven to regain crispiness.
How do you reheat frozen chaffle?
To reheat a frozen chaffle, place it in a toaster or oven at 350°F (175°C) until warmed through and crispy, usually for about 5-10 minutes. Avoid microwaving as it can make the chaffle soggy.
How to make chaffles without a waffle maker?
To make chaffles without a waffle maker, pour the chaffle batter onto a heated non-stick skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides, flipping once, similar to making pancakes. The result will be a chaffle pancake with a slightly different texture than the waffle version.
How do you make chaffles crispy?
To make chaffles crispy, ensure your waffle iron is preheated to a high setting and cook the chaffle until golden brown. Letting the chaffle cool on a wire rack for a few minutes after cooking can also help maintain its crispiness.
Can you eat chaffles cold?
Yes, you can eat chaffles cold, especially if they’re used as a sandwich bread substitute. However, many people prefer them reheated for a warmer, crispier texture.
What to eat with chaffles?
Chaffles can be paired with a variety of foods, both sweet and savory. For sweet options, consider sugar-free syrup, whipped cream, keto-friendly jams, or fresh berries. For savory pairings, chaffles can be used as bread for sandwiches, topped with avocado, bacon, eggs, deli meats, cheese, or served alongside soups and salads.
How to Make Chaffles with Almond Flour
Chaffles are primarily made from cheese and eggs. With that being said, here is a keto chaffle recipe with almond flour you can try:
Keto Almond Flour Chaffle Recipe
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (or cheddar cheese)
- 2 tbsp almond flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt (optional)
- Preheat Waffle Iron: Ensure your waffle iron is hot and ready. If it has adjustable settings, set it to medium-high.
- Mix Ingredients: In a bowl, whisk the egg. Add the shredded cheese, almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until well combined.
- Cook the Chaffle: Pour half of the mixture into the center of the waffle iron. Close the lid and cook for about 3-5 minutes or until the chaffle is golden brown and crispy. Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve: Remove the chaffle and let it cool slightly on a wire rack to maintain crispiness. Serve with your favorite keto toppings or use as a bread substitute for sandwiches.
This keto waffle recipe makes two chaffles. Adjust quantities as needed for more servings. Enjoy your keto-friendly chaffle!
While you’re here, also try these keto pancakes for breakfasts: