Who needs a bun when you have a Chaffle? Make these easy keto cheese waffles to enjoy on their own or as a low carb swap for your sandwich roll. Made with just 4 ingredients, these chaffles are ready in minutes!
What are Chaffles?
Chaffles are waffles made from a filling base of cheese and eggs cooked in a waffle iron. Cheese + Waffles = Chaffle.
Made with just four ingredients, they’re a popular keto substitute for the bread or bun in sandwiches. Just pile them with your favorite meats (or more cheese) and enjoy! Chaffles are also delicious as a substitute for classic waffles at your breakfast table or as a high-protein snack on their own.
I’ve been skipping the sandwich bun and using chaffles instead for a while and haven’t once missed the flour!
Despite containing no gluten and very little almond flour, they somehow have a slightly bread like consistency that’s 100% satisfying. Sure, lettuce wraps are fine but sometimes you want an option that’s more on the hearty side!
You’l love this easy, low carb, sugar free and most importantly DELICIOUS Chaffles recipe!
Use these homemade chaffles to make our delicious Chicken Cheddar Chaffle Sandwich for lunch or dinner!
Here’s all you need to make homemade chaffles:
- Cheddar cheese – A low moisture mozzarella cheese makes a great substitute! Shredded Colby Jack cheese would be another good choice here.
- Almond flour – Other gluten free flours such as chickpea flour or coconut flour could be substituted.
- Baking powder – This helps the chaffles rise a little bit giving them a more “bread like” consistency.
- Waffle Maker – I like using the small DASH brand maker that you can buy for under $10 on Amazon.
Tips and Tricks
Want to make sure your Chaffles turn out perfectly every time? Here are a few handy tricks I’ve learned after making these numerous times.
Shred your own cheese: Cheese melts much better when it’s freshly shredded. I buy cheddar in block form and grate it myself before whisking it with the eggs.
Less is more: When adding the batter to the waffle iron, be a little stingy at first. I use no more than 1/4 cup! This ensures the chaffle cooks through without a runny inside. Since we’re dealing with raw egg here, you want to make sure all the egg gets heated through.
Serve warm or room temperature: Let the chaffles cool a couple of minutes before serving (so you don’t burn your mouth on the hot cheese!). I love them served warm with a crispy edge but you can also enjoy them at room temperature.
Storing: Cooked chaffles will keep about 3 days in the fridge, however they will lose a bit of their crunchy waffle-like exterior after being chilled. Still delicious though!
Reheat chaffles in the oven at 350 to 375 degrees for a few minutes until heated through for best results.
Yes! They are delicious with all your regular waffle fixings like maple syrup and butter. For a keto friendly sweet waffle, monks fruit and stevia based syrups are delicious.
Chaffles do not taste quite like an omelette due to the addition of almond flour and the crispiness they get in the waffle iron. While you can taste the eggs and cheese in the chaffle they consistency and waffle-quality makes them something entirely unique!
Yes, you can make them in a Belgian waffle iron, although you will need to use more batter and they will be thinner and less bready. If you want your chaffles to act as a bread substitute, I recommend making them in a mini waffle iron for best consistency.
Who needs hamburger buns when you have Chaffles? A little warning: once you learn how easy it is to make perfect chaffles, you’ll want to make them every day!
- Low Carb Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Balsamic Glazed Chicken
- Cheeseburger Zucchini Boats
- Sugar Free Banana Bread
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups of cheddar cheese, shredded
- 4 tsp almond flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Plug in your mini-waffle iron to bring to temperature.
- Add the egg, shredded cheddar cheese, almond flour, and baking powder to a mixing bowl, and whisk together until fully combined.
- Once the iron is hot, pour a little less than ¼ cup of mixture on the iron and cook until golden. Remove and set aside. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
- What are chaffles? Chaffles are a popular keto food, with a very filling base made of eggs and cheese. Almond flour is used to hold the shape a bit better, for use as a sandwich or bun.
- Substitutions: Swap out cheddar cheese for a low moisture, block mozzarella cheese.
- Almond Flour- I love Besti Brand (found on Amazon too!), but you can use coconut flour if desired.
Serving Size:1 chaffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 157Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 121mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 10g
Enjoyed on their own, with your favorite waffle toppings or as a swap for sandwich breads, Chaffles taste so good you won’t miss the carbs!