I’ve made a lot of keto waffles aka chaffles so far and this is my favorite savory base chaffle recipe. It’s a cheddar cheese chaffle with almond flour that’s delicious, crispy, has a good bite and incredible flavor.
This is a great base chaffle recipe for sandwiches or pizza where you want a good tasting bread or bun but not one that will 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 in texture. It crisps up nicely with the addition of cheddar cheese to make the perfect pairing for hamburgers or other meat fillings.
Chaffle 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, where coconut flour tends to lend a coconut-y flavor to its recipes.
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Cheddar Cheese Chaffle 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 will be topped with meat or sauces.
This recipe makes one full waffle is using a regular-sized waffle iron (this is the one I use) or two mini waffles if you’re using the popular Dash Mini Wafflemaker. You’ll see that it’s very calorie-dense and comes in at 3.5 net carbs per serving which gets into very high numbers 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 ketovore diet where I allow myself more calories and carbs on the weekends, as long as I’m not going over 20g of carbs per day.
Cheddar Cheese Chaffle with Almond Flour
- 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
- Cook for 4-5 minutes or until waffle iron stops steaming
- Place on wire rack to cool and crisp up
This recipe can be adapted a number of different ways depending on your taste. Add in 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.
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