Easy Chaffle with Keto Sausage Gravy Recipe

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This Easy Chaffle with Keto Sausage Gravy Recipe is a twist on the southern favorite sausage gravy and biscuits. Instead, this recipe features the popular chaffle recipe with a rich, delicious, and creamy low carb gravy.

Chaffles with keto sausage gravy

Easy Chaffle with Keto Sausage Gravy Recipe

I’ve had many people ask for a keto sausage gravy recipe, and I finally decided to give it a go. I’ve been creating chaffle recipes left and right for the past few weeks and thought a chaffle with a creamy and delicious low carb gravy recipe would be a delicious and easy breakfast idea. It took me a couple of times to get the gravy just right. I wanted to make a keto sausage gravy without xanthan gum to avoid specialty ingredients. I had my hubby, and big kids jump in to taste test several times before settling on the perfect keto sausage gravy recipe to enjoy with chaffles.

What is a Chaffle?

I’ve been asked many times if I had a keto sausage gravy recipe for my keto biscuits, but then the chaffle came along, and all other low carb breads were forgotten. Chaffles made a sudden appearance in the keto world a couple of weeks ago, and since then they have gone viral. The most simple chaffle recipe that started all the excitement is a mixture of eggs and cheese made into a cheese waffle. As the chaffle has skyrocketed in popularity, in Keto Facebook groups, every possible variation of that recipe imaginable has emerged including both savory and sweet chaffle keto recipes.

Variations to this Chaffle Recipe:

  • You can substitute 1 TB of almond flour for 1 tsp of coconut flour
  • Switch up the cheeses to include other varieties
  • Add seasonings such as Everything But The Bagel Seasoning, sage, or another seasoning you enjoy
  • Turn up the heat with red pepper flakes, tabasco, or cayenne pepper

Is Gravy High in Carbs?

Traditional gravy is higher in carbs since it uses white flour as a thickening agent, but this recipe for Easy Chaffles and Keto Sausage Gravy has no flour.

What is Keto Sausage Gravy?

Keto Sausage Gravy is simply a low carb version of a southern staple to enjoy with a chaffle. The nutritional information with a macro breakdown is provided at the bottom of the recipe card for a serving of easy chaffles and keto sausage gravy recipe.

Also, since it does not use flour, this recipe is gluten-free. I always suggest looking at the labels of the ingredients you use in your kitchen to double-check. As a mom of a child with severe food allergies, sometimes I’ve been shocked, reading labels on foods that I thought were safe.

ingredients for low carb sausage gravy in a cast iron skillet

For this recipe, I used only 1/4 cup of cooked breakfast sausage. We made the rest of the roll of sausage into sausage patties to enjoy for breakfast later.

Ingredients in this easy keto gravy recipe include:

  • Breakfast sausage
  • cream cheese
  • heavy cream
  • chicken broth
  • spices such as garlic powder & onion powder (salt & pepper optional)

**I enjoy a lot of pepper in my keto sausage gravy

keto sausage gravy in a cast iron skillet

How to Thicken Keto Sausage Gravy for Chaffles?

Instead of using flour as in a traditional sausage gravy recipe, cream cheese and heavy whipping cream help thicken this low carb version. It will also continue to thicken as it cools. If you’d like for it to be super thick, you can add a little xanthan gum, but I wanted to keep it simple and make a keto sausage gravy without xanthan gum.

What Do I Need to Make this Easy Chaffle Recipe?

Dash mini waffle makers are the name of the game when it comes to chaffles. Small, affordable, and easy to store they are a fantastic investment to make keto chaffles. Since the grates are closer together and it gets super hot, I think it makes chaffles crispier than a traditional waffle maker. Chaffle recipes you find online are sized for the Dash mini maker, but you can use a regular waffle maker. Make sure to adjust the

white dash mini waffle maker

Chaffle recipes generally make four-inch chaffles. Many of the recipes I have seen make two at a time, which can serve one or two people depending on your hunger level.

Burgess Brothers Waffle Maker

Since I have a big family, I am thinking about investing in this waffle maker as it makes four 3 inch waffles at a time. The batter used for each would need to be adjusted a bit, but being able to make four at once would be a time-saver for me, and I’m okay with the smaller serving size.

Where Can I buy the Dash Mini Waffle Maker?

I am a fan of Amazon Prime because I can order from the comfort of my home and have it delivered to my front door in two days. I did happen to find my Dash Mini Waffle Maker at TJMaxx months ago but haven’t seen any since. You can find it at other stores such as Target, Kohl’s, Belk, Sam’s Club, etc.

chaffle with keto sausage gravy plated on a blue plate with a bite on a spoon

For those who might miss their favorite biscuits and gravy recipe, this chaffle with keto sausage gravy is a fantastic alternative. Of course, I’ll never say that it is just like the real thing, but it is a great substitution for those looking for delicious low carb breakfast ideas.

What to Serve with Keto Chaffle with Sausage Gravy?

While I feel like this recipe is a meal in itself, you could serve it with a few fresh berries, scrambled eggs, sliced avocados, bacon, etc.

More Keto Chaffle Recipes:


How to Make Chaffles with Keto Sausage Gravy:

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Easy Chaffle with Keto Sausage Gravy Recipe

Southern comfort meets chaffle in this Easy Chaffle recipe with Keto Sausage Gravy. Creamy and delicious this low carb sausage gravy is easy to make, and it tastes amazing.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, casual
Keyword: Easy Chaffle, Keto Sausage Gravy, Low Carb Sausage Gravy
Servings: 2
Calories: 212kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum


For the Chaffle:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt

For the Keto Sausage Gravy:

  • 1/4 cup breakfast sausage, browned
  • 3 tbsp chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp cream cheese, softened
  • dash garlic powder
  • pepper to taste
  • dash of onion powder (optional)


  • Plug Dash Mini Waffle Maker into the wall and allow to heat up. Grease lightly or use cooking spray.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the chaffle into a small bowl and stir to combine well.
  • Pour half of the chaffle batter onto the waffle maker, then shut the lid and cook for approx 4 minutes.
  • Remove chaffle from waffle maker and repeat the same process to make the second chaffle. Set aside to crisp.

For the Keto Sausage Gravy

  • Cook one pound of breakfast sausage and drain. Reserve 1/4 cup for this recipe.
    Tip: Make sausage patties out of the rest of the sausage and reserve 1/4 a cup to brown for this recipe. If you aren't familiar with breakfast sausage, it is crumbled like ground beef.
  • Wipe excess grease from the skillet and add 1/4 cup browned breakfast sausage and the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil stirring continuously.
  • Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook down with the lid off so that it begins to thicken for approx 5-7 minutes. If you'd like it very thick, you can add a bit of Xanthan Gum, but if you are patient with it simmering the keto sausage gravy will thicken. Then, it will thicken even more as it cools.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and spoon keto sausage gravy over chaffles.
  • Enjoy


Serving: 1chaffle | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This was so good! We really enjoyed it. The flavor and texture was every bit as good as “regular” sausage gravy. The only issue we had was that mine turned out a little too salty. I didn’t add any salt at all. The chicken broth I used was my own homemade with no added salt, so I know that wasn’t it. I’m thinking that maybe it was the sausage that I used. Next time I’ll try another brand.

  2. Can I make the gravy without sausage? I have never been a fan of sausage gravy because of the way it looks. I like my sausage patty on the side.

    1. Glad you enjoyed it. Sounds like a good idea. Everyone has such different tastes when it comes to salt. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Is this recipe correct? It seems like only a small amount of liquid for the gravy. It says 3 tbsp chicken broth
    2 tbsp heavy whipping cream.

  4. 5 stars
    We had this for breakfast this morning, and it was delicious. Everyone was happy, even my non-keto mom. I did adjust to make a larger amount. I tripled the chaffle ingredients and made two large waffles, the regular NOT mini. For the gravy, I cooked an entire pound of sausage, browning and crumbling it, then I added 4 tablespoons, not teaspoons, of cream cheese and triple all the other gravy ingredients. It didn’t seem like enough liquid, so I added more chicken broth and whipping cream. All in all, I added about 3/4 cup of broth and about 8 tablespoons of whipping cream. I let that simmer while cooking the chaffles. Just a minute or two before serving, I stirred in a sprinkle of xantham gum. It was very flavorful. We will put this in our regular breakfast rotation. Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Sounds delish with all the changes to make a larger amount. I think I need to make it soon. It’s been a while since I’ve made it, but your comment reminded me how good it is.Thanks so much

  5. 4 stars
    Omg! Delicious comfort food. But, when I make this again, I won’t add any salt, it doesn’t seem to need any additional! 🙂

    1. It’s always best to salt to taste since everyone has such different taste buds. Glad you enjoyed it.

  6. This is delicious! Thank you for the recipe! I love this gravy more than the gravy I used to make before trying Keto. I do have a question though- is the nutritional information just for the chaffle or does it include the gravy also? When I entered all of the ingredients into My Fitness Pal and it calculated everything, my nutritional content per serving of a chaffle and gravy was as follows: 367 calories, 26.2 g fat, 26.2g protein, 3.8g net carbs (total carbs 4.4g, Fiber 0.7g. I have double checked my ingredients and added by hand and got the nunbers I stated. Yours that are posted say: Serving: 1chaffle | Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 1mg

    Thank you!

    1. I use a professional online nutritional plugin. I’ve found many many items I’ve had to edit in my fitness pal that were not accurate. Also, your exact ingredients might be different from mine. For example, Philadelphia Cream Cheese has a different nutritional value than other brands. Not every brand has the same nutritional values.

    1. Hey Tracey, substituting is not an exact science, but usually, the conversation is 4 to 1 almond to coconut flour. I have not made this recipe with almond flour, though. Let me know how it turns out!

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