Have you tried my chaffles yet? I promise this keto chaffle recipe is the closest you’ll ever get to perfection. After all I’ve been cooking chaffles for months — which brings me to the next point — I have a new cookbook coming out in June!🤩
I can’t believe the release date is finally approaching and I’m so excited about this book. It was so much fun working on it! From basic flavored chaffless, sandwiches, burgers and garlic bread to sweet treats including cakes, s’mores and even donuts — my Keto Chaffles book is full of awesome recipes you will want to make over and over again!
From now on if you preorder my new Chaffles book, I’ll send you 5 bonus chaffle recipes as a gift — all instantly via email!
How To Make Savory Keto Chaffles
This Basic Chaffle is what I used as a base in my Pepperoni Pizza Chaffles and it works really well in sandwiches and burgers instead of bread.
If you want to make sweet chaffles, it’s easy to modify this recipe by simply using neutral tasting mozzarella cheese, less baking powder and low-carb sweetener. You can follow this Sweet Chaffle recipe to make the perfect sweet chaffles.
This basic chaffle recipe is ideal for sandwiches, burgers or simply eaten as a side dipped in soups or stews. I kept these cheese waffles plain and simple but you can add any spices or herbs for extra flavour.
To make these chaffles I used a 4-inch Dash Mini Waffle Iron which is perfect for small waffles. Don’t worry if you can’t get a mini waffle maker — you can use a regular waffle maker — the only difference will be the yield you’ll get.
How To Make Chaffles that Are Nut-Free, Egg-Free or Dairy-Free
Have food allergies? No problem! I’ve tested all the possible permutations I could think of and listed my suggestions in this post..
You can use almost any nuts or seed flours to either make your chaffles nut-free or coconut-free. You can even substitute the egg with a chia egg or flax egg. If you can’t eat dairy, there are some dairy-free cheese options you can use instead. This means you can even make vegan chaffles if that’s what you need. Make sure to check out these sweet keto chaffles if you want to substitute any of the ingredients listed below.
Nutritional values (per chaffle)
Calories from carbs 4%, protein 22%, fat 74%
Ingredients (makes 2 small chaffles)
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar, mozzarella or grated cheese of choice (57 g/ 2 oz)
- 1/4 cup almond flour (25 g/ 0.9 oz)
- 1/4 tsp gluten-free baking powder
- Measure out all the ingredients for the waffles. Preheat a mini waffle maker, or use a regular waffle maker.
- You can either place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined, or blend them. To do that, place the egg, mozzarella, almond flour and baking powder in a blender or a food processor.
- I made a double batch and blended half of the batter to compare the results. Both tasted great although the blended chaffles had a much better, fluffier and more even texture with no cheesy bits.
- To make 2 small waffles, spoon half of the batter (4 tablespoons, about 66 g/ 2.3 oz) into the hot waffle maker.
- Close the waffle maker and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Keep an eye on the batter in case it overflows (read our leakproof tips above).
- When done, open the lid and let it cool down for a few seconds. Use a spatula to gently transfer the chaffle onto a cooling rack. Repeat for the remaining batter to get two chaffles.
- Let the chaffles cool down completely. They will be soft when they are warm but will crisp up as they cool down.
- Enjoy immediately or store the chaffles, without any topping, in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the fridge for up to a week. For longer storage, freeze for up to 3 months. The container will keep them soft but you can leave them uncovered if you prefer them crispy.
Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per chaffle)
|Eggs, free-range or organic|
|0.2 g||3.1 g||2.4 g||36 kcal|
|0.9 g||6.5 g||9.4 g||114 kcal|
|Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)|
|1.1 g||2.7 g||6.6 g||74 kcal|
|Baking powder, gluten-free|
|0.1 g||0 g||0 g||1 kcal|
|Total per chaffle|
|2.3 g||12.3 g||18.4 g||224 kcal|