A chaffle is a ketogenic waffle made with simply eggs and cheese. Those two ingredients are the base of any keto diet. Throw them together on a waffle iron and magic happens. And as you can imagine, there are five million ways to take the base recipe up a notch to make an incredible keto waffle recipe.
Before we get into all my favorite variations so far, I wanted to share with you the basic chaffle recipe and show you a few ways to make this simple recipe just a little better.
If you’re on an egg fast or a carnivore diet, the basic recipe is amazing to stick to your macros while getting in different tastes and textures into your meals. With just eggs and cheese, the basic chaffle recipe is a perfect zero carb food and a great base to pile on other toppings or use plain as a snack.
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Basic Chaffle Recipe
To make the basic chaffle, you’ll need one large egg and a 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese. That’s it!
Mix them together really well, and throw this mix on your waffle iron.
Because I have a standard size Belgian waffle iron, this mix doesn’t quite make a full fluffy waffle for me. This recipe was probably developed for users of the popular mini Dash Waffle iron. On the mini, it makes two waffles, or chaffles rather, perfectly sized for single servings and making sandwiches.
I added one scoop of pure stevia to this mix to enhance the flavor. Here’s the waffle I got.
It’s kinda flimsy and probably won’t hold up well as sandwich bread. It’s a bit eggy, of course, and may also be a bit salty, depending on which brand of cheese you use. I cooked mine for about 4 minutes to get some crispy bits on it. The stevia helps to take away a little of the eggy taste and sweeten it up a bit. You can have these plain as a snack or topped with sugar-free maple syrup as my little one likes to do.
Keto Almond Flour Waffles
This next waffle takes the same base recipe and adds one tablespoon of almond flour and one tablespoon of heavy cream.
I blended this recipe in my nutribullet for a smoother batter as I find doing this gets a more bready like waffle. Here’s what it looked like on the iron.
And here’s the finished chaffle. A little more bread-like in texture and a great base to use for sandwiches or sturdy toppings. You can add stevia to this mix if you’ll be topping with berries and syrup or garlic and onion powder if you’ll be using savory toppings.
Now for one of my favorite ways to make the basic chaffle.
Chocolate Chip Chaffle
For the chocolate chip chaffle I used cream cheese. My general rule of thumb is using cream cheese when making a sweet chaffle and cheddar or mozzarella cheese when making a savory chaffle.
The cream cheese gives a smoother and milder taste and texture, perfect for sweet chaffles. Coconut flour is also great for sweeter chaffles as the texture will be softer than almond flour. I used coconut flour in this recipe instead of almond flour.
I used 2 eggs for this waffle as well as 2oz of cream cheese. It’s easier to whip out the kitchen scale and measure out your ingredients right in your blender cup. This is especially essential if you’re new to keto and carefully watching your macros.
Chocolate Chip Chaffle
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tbsp heavy cream
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ⅛ tsp stevia
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp low carb chocolate chips see notes
- Preheat waffle iron according to instructions
- Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips in a blender or food processor
- Mix in chocolate chips and scoop batter onto hot iron
- Cook for 4-5 minutes or until iron stops steaming
If you remove the chocolate chips from this recipe, then it’s a great basic chaffle recipe for sweet keto waffles. You can make as is and top with butter, berries and syrup, you can add blueberries to the batter or even nuts. The options are endless.
You can find my favorite basic chaffle recipe for savory keto waffles in my pizza chaffle recipe post.