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Crispy Cheddar Cheese Chaffles with Almond Flour

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I’ve made a lot of keto waffles, aka chaffles, so far, and this is my favorite savory base chaffle recipe. These are cheddar cheese chaffles with almond flour that are delicious and crispy, have a good bite, and have incredible flavor.

This is a great base chaffle recipe for sandwiches or pizza, where you want a good-tasting bread or bun that will not overpower the flavor of the toppings or filling.

Using almond flour in the chaffle recipe is the secret to getting a bread-like texture that’s firm yet airy. It crisps up nicely with the addition of cheddar cheese, making it the perfect pairing for hamburgers or other meat fillings.

Chaffles with Almond Flour

My general rule of thumb when making chaffles, use almond flour for savory chaffles and coconut flour for sweet chaffles.

Coconut flour gives a very soft texture, almost like a cake. I love to combine coconut flour with cream cheese for my sweet chaffle recipes and leave almond flour for my savory ones.

Almond flour also has a less distinct flavor and won’t overpower your topping or filling, whereas coconut flour tends to lend a coconut-y flavor to its recipes.

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Cheddar Cheese Chaffles with Almond Flour Recipe

I use cheddar cheese in this recipe for a crispier waffle with a firmer bite. You can use whatever cheese you have on hand, really; I have used pepper jack cheese for amazing results.

Of course, pepper jack cheese has a unique flavor that makes a great chaffle recipe on its own, while cheddar is milder and best for a subtle-tasting waffle that can be topped with meat or sauces.

This recipe makes one full waffle if you use a regular-sized waffle iron (this is the one I use) or two mini waffles if you use the popular Dash Mini Wafflemaker. It’s very calorie-dense and has 3.5 net carbs per serving, which can be very high if you use the entire waffle to make a sandwich.

Be sure to take that into account, depending on what your current goals are and how these macros fit into that. If it’s too much for you, you may want to stick to the basic chaffle recipe.

This version is great for me on the keto diet, where I allow myself more calories and carbs on the weekends as long as I’m not going over 50g of carbs per day.


What you need to make cheddar cheese chaffles with almond flour

You’ll definitely need a waffle maker!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg

How to make keto chaffles with almond flour

Honestly, chaffles are the easier little things to whip up! These little gems are ready to eat in under 10 minutes!

  1. Heat the waffle iron as per instructions.
  2. Combine all ingredients thoroughly and pour onto the heated waffle iron.
  3. Cook for 4-5 minutes or until the waffle iron stops steaming.
  4. Place on a wire rack to cool and crisp up

And voila!! Breakfast/lunch/snack/dinner is ready!

How to serve cheddar cheese chaffles

These crispy and wonderful cheddar cheese chaffles with almond flour can be prepared a million ways, for real. Here are a few suggestions to try:

  • make a sandwich
  • top them with avocado or tomatoes (or anything keto-friendly, really)
  • dip them in a creamy dip
  • spread them with butter and eat with soup or a salad

This recipe can be adapted in several ways, depending on your taste. Add garlic powder and Italian seasoning for a garlic bread-flavored chaffle, or a pinch of stevia and a splash of vanilla for a sturdy, sweet-tasting chaffle topped with sugar-free maple syrup.

Need I go on? You do whatever you want with these tasty gems!

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Cheddar Cheese Chaffles with Almond Flour

A low carb savory waffle great for the keto diet.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Iva Ursano


  • Waffle Iron


  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¼ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 large egg


  • Heat waffle iron as per instructions
  • Combine all ingredients thoroughly and pour onto heated waffle iron
    ½ cup almond flour, ¼ cup cheddar cheese, ½ tsp baking powder, pinch sea salt, ¼ cup heavy cream, 1 large egg
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes or until waffle iron stops steaming
  • Place on wire rack to cool and crisp up


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 714IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 251mg | Iron: 2mg
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Iva discovered the keto diet back in 2020 and has experimented with it, off and on. She recently took over this site and shares experiences, her knowledge and some yummy recipes. She also runs a women only website Women Blazing Trails.

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