Easy Low Carb Chocolate Chip Chaffle Recipe

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Indulge in this delicious Chocolate Chip Chaffle Recipe. With 4g net carbs per serving, it makes the ultimate keto-friendly breakfast or dessert. Loaded with melty chocolate chips and ready in minutes, this sweet chaffle will satisfy any craving.A diagonally shot stack of two chaffles topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips. Golden brown chaffles have chocolate chips baked in and are cut partway to reveal the fluffy interior. Overlaid text reads “Low Carb Chocolate Chip Chaffle Recipe”. The rich chocolate chaffles and bright toppings are attractively arranged with some depth of field. This hero image entices readers with the luscious chocolate chip chaffle recipe from the blog.

A chaffle is a delicious crossover between a waffle and cheese. The traditional recipe is made with eggs and shredded cheese in a waffle iron; chaffles create crisp, indulgent bases for sweet and savory toppings alike. Some chaffle recipes, like this one, are made with more of a waffle batter.

What Sets This Chocolate Chip Chaffle Recipe Apart

This chocolate chip chaffle recipe has a delicious secret ingredient – coconut flour. Using coconut flour rather than traditional almond flour gives these chaffles an ultra-tender texture and lighter sweetness.

The coconut flour allows the chaffles to bake up incredibly moist and fluffy. It lends a natural, subtle tropical flavor without overpowering the chocolate.

Benefits of Coconut Flour

  • Gluten-free
  • Higher fiber than almond flour
  • Sweeter flavor without added sugar
  • Creates melt-in-your-mouth chaffles

Chocolate Chips Baked Inside

And unlike some chaffle recipes, these have miniature chocolate chips baked right inside the batter rather than just sprinkled on top. This ensures intense chocolate infusion in every bite. As the chaffles bake, the chocolate chips soften to fudgy pockets of chocolatey decadence.

So, if you want the fudgiest, fluffiest, low-carb chocolate chip chaffles, this keto dessert will surely satisfy!

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Chaffles:

Egg – Binds the ingredients to form the structure of the chaffle
Heavy whipping cream – Adds moisture and fat for texture
Coconut flour – Provides structure and fiber
Lakanto monkfruit sweetener– Sweetens the chaffle
Baking powder – Causes it to rise, resulting in a fluffier texture
Lily’s Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips – Adds chocolate flavor and sweetness
Pure vanilla flavoring – Contributes extra flavor
Pinch of salt – Enhances overall flavor

Recommended Keto-Friendly Waffle Makers

Dash mini waffle makers have gone viral alongside the chaffle recipe. This mini waffle iron makes perfect 4-inch waffles and is quite affordable. I love that they don’t take up a lot of space in my kitchen and can easily be stored in the cabinet. I’m not too fond of many fussy appliances that take up counter or cabinet space, so this keto waffle maker for chaffles is perfect.

Dash Mini White Waffle Maker

Dash Mini Waffle Maker

  • makes two 4″ waffles
  • nonstick cooking surface
  • preheating indicator light

dashmulti mini waffle maker

Dash Multi Mini Waffle Maker

  • makes four 4″ waffles
  • nonstick cooking surface
  • drip channels cook the excess batter for cleanup

 

A close-up photo showcasing ingredients to make chocolate chip chaffles. A Dash mini waffle maker sits open with clean, heated plates. A plastic liquid measuring cup contains only Lily’s sugar-free chocolate chips. The mini prep bowl holds egg, coconut flour, baking powder, and dry ingredients to combine. The essential tools and ingredients sit neatly styled with nice contrast, ready for the recipe without any other extraneous items or overlays. This tight image encapsulates the core components needed to begin making easy chocolate chip chaffles.

Step by Step Instructions

This is a brief tutorial for those who are visual learners. Scroll to the bottom of the post for the printable recipe card with a complete list of ingredients and detailed instructions.

Step 1: Preheat the Waffle Maker and Combine the Ingredients

  • Plug in the waffle maker. Wait 2-3 minutes for the red light to turn off, signaling it has preheated to 300°F – 350°F.
  • While the waffle maker preheats, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a small bowl. Stir well until fully incorporated. An immersion blender or magic bullet works great here.
  • This recipe makes enough for two chaffles. Using all batter for one will cause overflow.

Chaffle maker with batter and sugar free choc chips on top

Step 2: Add Chocolate Chips

Sprinkle a few chocolate chips on top of the batter. I use sugar-free Lily’s chocolate, which is considered approved keto chocolate for the keto diet. Lily’s chocolate chips are sweetened with stevia.

Tip: Instead of mixing the chocolate chips in the keto chaffle batter, I sprinkled them on top so they wouldn’t all sink to the bottom.

dash waffle maker with Keto Chaffle golden brown

Step 3: Cook Chaffles

Grease the waffle maker, then pour half of the batter onto the bottom plate and close.
Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the chocolate chip chaffle is golden brown, then remove from waffle maker with a fork, being careful not to burn your fingers.

Step 4: Repeat with Remaining Batter

Repeat process with the rest of the batter to make a second chaffle.

chocolate chip chaffle keto recipe on white plate topped with keto whipped cream and chocolate chips with waffle maker in background

Let chaffle cool for a few minutes so that it begins to crisp.

Serve this Chocolate Chip Chaffle keto recipe with sugar-free whipped topping, sugar-free maple syrup, or a keto-friendly ice cream for dessert. You could also make some sausage patties in the oven or air fryer for the perfect breakfast addition. 

If you’re looking for more delicious keto breakfast ideas, check out our collection of the Best Keto Breakfast Recipes.

Are Keto Chaffles Gluten-Free?

As a mom of a child with severe food allergies, I always advise each person to check the ingredients and labels of the exact ingredients you use in your kitchen. While the ingredients would be gluten-free in theory, it is always best to double-check for yourself.

Advanced Tips and Tricks

Add your creative touch to the classic chocolate chip chaffle recipe with these ideas for customization, storage, and variations.

Recipe Adaptability

This classic chocolate chip chaffle recipe is naturally gluten-free, sugar-free, low-carb, and keto. For a slightly different texture, substitute the coconut flour with almond flour.

Make it dairy-free with dairy-free chocolate chips and non-dairy milk instead of cream. For egg-free, experiment with chia or flax eggs.

Get creative by adding cacao nibs, chopped nuts, or sugar-free chocolate sauce drizzled on top. There are many possibilities for adapting this chaffle-based recipe to suit your needs!

Creative Uses for Leftover Chocolate Chip Chaffles

If you have leftover chocolate chip chaffles, don’t let them go to waste! You can freeze them and reheat them in a toaster, toaster oven, or air fryer for a quick and easy snack. You can also use them as a base for a pastry or muffin by adding cream cheese or whipped cream and your favorite toppings.

Enhancing Texture and Flavor

To enhance the texture and flavor of your chocolate chip chaffles, try adding a dash of heavy whipping cream to the batter. This will make the chaffles lighter and fluffier. You can also experiment with different flavors by adding unsweetened cocoa powder or flavored extracts like vanilla, cake batter, or almond.

Following these advanced tips and tricks, you can take your chocolate chip chaffles to the next level. Whether you’re following a special diet or just looking for a tasty snack, these chaffles are sure to satisfy your

Variations and Serving Suggestions

You can customize your chocolate chip chaffles by adding different flavors and toppings. For example, you can substitute the chocolate chips with unsweetened cocoa powder for a chocolatey flavor. Add vanilla extract, cinnamon, or sugar-free peanut butter powder to the batter for extra flavor.

Serving Suggestions

Let chocolate chip chaffles cool slightly before topping them with sugar-free whipped cream, toasted coconut flakes, and chocolate sauce for dessert. For breakfast, use cream cheese or peanut butter.

Gluten-Free Considerations

The recipe is gluten-free, but check labels and prep equipment for highly sensitive gluten allergies.

Recipe Adaptability

When substituting almond flour for coconut flour, start with a 1:4 ratio substitution, as coconut flour absorbs more moisture. The almond flour versions may come out drier at first, so add 1-2 tbsp extra cream or milk until achieving a tender texture comparable to the coconut flour recipe.

Storage and Meal Prep

Fridge Storage

Store cooled chocolate chip chaffles in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days maximum for best quality. Texture may soften slightly over time.

Freezer Storage

To freeze: Allow chaffles to cool completely after cooking, then place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze them solid before transferring them to a freezer bag or airtight container for long-term storage. Frozen properly, they’ll keep for 2-3 months.

Reheating

To reheat frozen chaffles, wrap in foil and place in a 300°F oven for 10–15 minutes until heated. Microwaves make them soggy, and air fryers may dry them out unevenly.

Meal Prep

Prepare a big batch of chaffles beforehand, letting them cool completely before storing them in freezer bags. They make quick weekday breakfasts or on-the-go snacks paired with peanut butter, fruit spreads, or cream cheese.

More Chaffle Keto Recipes:

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Easy Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Chaffles

Indulge your sweet tooth with these delicious low carb chocolate chaffles. Baked into crisp waffle form and loaded with chocolate chips, they make the perfect keto-friendly treat.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Course: bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, casual
Keyword: chaffle dessert, chaffle keto recipe, chocolate chip chaffle
Servings: 1
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat waffle maker.
  • Combine egg, heavy cream, coconut flour, monkfruit, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Stir well.
  • Grease preheated waffle maker. Pour in half the batter. Top with a few chocolate chips.
  • Cook 3-4 minutes until set and golden brown. Carefully remove.
  • Repeat to use the remaining batter for second chaffle.
  • Let chaffles cool and crisp, about 3-5 minutes.

Notes

The sugar alcohols from the Lakanto Monkfruit Golden are not included in the nutritional information since most subtract to calculate net carbs. 
Enhancing Texture and Flavor
  • To enhance the texture and flavor of your chocolate chip chaffles, try adding a dash of heavy whipping cream to the batter. This will make the chaffles lighter and fluffier.
  • You can also experiment with different flavors by adding unsweetened cocoa powder or flavored extracts like vanilla, cake batter, or almond.
Variations and Serving Suggestions
  • You can customize your chocolate chip chaffles by adding different flavors and toppings. For example, you can substitute the chocolate chips with unsweetened cocoa powder for a chocolatey flavor.
  • You can also add vanilla extract, cinnamon, or sugar-free peanut butter powder to the batter for extra flavor.
Serving Suggestions
  • Let chocolate chip chaffles cool slightly before topping with sugar-free whipped cream, toasted coconut flakes and chocolate sauce for dessert.
  • For breakfast, use cream cheese or peanut butter.
Gluten-Free Considerations
The recipe is gluten-free, but check labels and prep equipment for highly sensitive gluten allergies.
Recipe Adaptability
When substituting almond flour for coconut flour, start with a 1:4 ratio substitution as coconut flour absorbs more moisture. The almond flour versions may come out drier at first, so add 1-2 tbsp extra cream or milk until achieving a tender texture comparable to the coconut flour recipe.
Storage and Meal Prep
  • Fridge Storage - Store cooled chocolate chip chaffles in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days maximum for best quality. Texture may soften slightly over time.
  • Freezer Storage - Allow chaffles to cool completely after cooking, then place in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze solid before transferring to a freezer bag or airtight container for long-term storage. Frozen properly, they’ll keep for 2-3 months.
  •  Reheating - Wrap in foil and place in a 300°F oven for 10–15 minutes until heated through. Microwaves make them soggy, and air fryers may dry them out unevenly.
Meal Prep - Prepare a big batch of chaffles ahead of time, letting them cool completely before storing them portioned out in freezer bags. They make for quick weekday breakfasts or on-the-go snacks paired with peanut butter, fruit spreads, or cream cheese.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g
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49 Comments

  1. Have a question. This is my first time making chaffles and these to me taste too eggy. Don’t like the egg and chocolate together. And they didn’t get very crispu for me. Is there a way to keep it from tasting less eggy.

    1. Next time use an egg white instead of the entire egg. Did you use the Dash Mini Waffle Maker? You may have needed to let it cook a little longer.

    1. I usually don’t cook with Stevia because it has a tendency to be bitter. If not using Monkfruit, I use Swerve.

  2. The recipe says one serving but it is noted this makes two chaffles. So is the nutrition on the recipe for one chaffle or both?

  3. 5 stars
    OMG! heàven! I used 1 tsp grad, Swerve and 3/4 of powdered swerve..Also added a 1/2 vanilla. Only used egg white…Not yolk…Topped with sugar free chocolate syrup, sugar free whipped topping and a 1/2 tsp Natural PB…

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