Craving an easy keto-friendly garlic bread? This cheesy garlic chaffle bread will satisfy with its Italian seasoning, melty mozzarella, and crispy, garlicky warmth. Made in a mini waffle maker, this few-ingredient chaffle batter bakes up in minutes into the best quick keto garlic bread.
Easy Keto Cheesy Garlic Chaffle Bread
Last week, I made one of my kids’ favorite dinners. They love spaghetti, and I appreciate that it is an easy dinner that we all enjoy. I can make extra to cover lunch for several days. My kids enjoy their spaghetti meat sauce on noodles, while my husband and I love spaghetti squash. One of the kids said they would love it if I made garlic bread with their spaghetti. I immediately thought I could alter my traditional chaffle recipe to make a keto cheesy garlic chaffle bread.
I knew it wouldn’t be difficult to make as I could start a batch of chaffles while their noodles were cooking. The Keto Cheesy Garlic Chaffle Bread turned out better than I imagined, with delicious Italian seasoning and a mouthwatering cheesy garlic topping.
What Do I Use to Make Keto Cheesy Garlic Chaffle Bread?
Dash mini waffle makers are the star of the chaffle show, but you could use any waffle maker you already have. Remember that most chaffle recipes you see online are geared for the Dash Mini Waffle Maker, which makes a 4-inch chaffle, so you may need to adjust the batter you use in a regular waffle iron and the cooking time.
Chaffle recipes usually make two round four-inch waffles. You do have to make one at a time, but in less than ten minutes, you are set. Some oversized waffle irons may need more time to cook the chaffle bread recipes properly to get that nice golden brown color.
If you have a big family or want to make several at once, this waffle maker makes four 3-inch waffles at a time. You would need to use a little less batter, but it would be a huge time saver.
Where Can I buy the Dash Mini Waffle Maker?
Amazon Prime is my friend because products are delivered to my front porch without me having to drag my four kids from store to store. You may want to check Kohl’s, Walmart, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, or Sam’s Club to see if you can find it in-store.
The Dash Mini Waffle Maker is a top choice for chaffles for a few key reasons. It’s small round 4-inch size makes the perfect bite-size chaffle. The nonstick plates allow for easy release. The quick preheat and short cooking time produce consistent results.
Ingredients You Need for Cheesy Garlic Chaffle Bread:
Egg: Holds the mixture together to help it keep its shape
Mozzarella Cheese: Gives low-carb garlic bread flavor, creaminess, and stretchiness
Parmesan Cheese: Adds a salty, savory taste
Coconut Flour: Helps soak up moisture and makes the texture sturdy
Baking Powder: Makes the batter rise more
Italian Seasoning: Adds an Italian flavor
Salt: Brings out the flavors
Butter: Makes the keto garlic bread taste richer
Garlic Powder: Gives it a garlicky taste
Basil: Provides a fresh flavor
Cheesy Garlic Chaffle Step-By-Step
Follow this visual guide to make cheesy garlic chaffles for the perfect keto-friendly bread. Scroll to the bottom of this post for the recipe card’s complete list of ingredients and full instructions.
Preheat Waffle Iron
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 400°F, and allow the Dash Mini Waffle Maker to preheat before baking. Coat or brush the top and bottom plates of the preheated mini appliance with vegetable oil or nonstick cooking spray.
Prepare the Batter
Step 2: Crack the egg into a small mixing bowl and beat lightly. Then, add the shredded mozzarella, parmesan cheese, coconut flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, and a pinch of salt to the beaten egg. Stir to combine all ingredients well using the fork.
Crack the egg into a small mixing bowl and beat lightly. Then, add the shredded mozzarella, parmesan cheese, coconut flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, and a pinch of salt to the beaten egg. Stir until ingredients are just combined.
Spoon Batter and Cook
Step 3: Carefully spoon half of the batter onto the bottom waffle plate, spreading it evenly to the edges. Close the top plate gently and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Repeat with Remaining Batter
Step 4: Open the waffle maker using oven mitts, remove the chaffles, and place them on a plate to cool. Repeat the process with the remaining chaffle batter.
Garlic Butter Topping
Step 5: Melt butter and stir in garlic powder in a small bowl. Using a serrated knife, slice cooked chaffles in halves or thirds. Arrange chaffle pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Broiled Cheese Finish
Step 6: Brush garlic butter generously atop chaffle slices. Sprinkle 1⁄2 cup mozzarella cheese evenly over pieces. Bake at 400°F just until cheese melts, about 4-5 minutes. For the crispier finish, switch oven to broil and place pan on top rack for 1-2 minutes until surface browns slightly. Rotate the pan if needed for even browning. Remove immediately and garnish with basil before serving.
Pro Tips and Tricks for Perfect Garlic Chaffles
- Cheese Matters: Use freshly shredded mozzarella instead of pre-shredded for better melting. The starch used to prevent caking compromises melting.
- Grease Well: Make sure to grease the waffle iron well. Chaffles have little batter and stick easily without enough oil or butter coating the plates.
- Patience is a Virtue: Don’t open the waffle maker early, or the chaffles won’t hold their shape – wait for full cooking time before checking.
- Room Temp Eggs: Use room temperature eggs rather than cold eggs for the best texture. Eggs blend easier at room temp!
- Precision is Key: Measure the coconut flour correctly, or the ratio of ingredients will be off. You can use a spoon to scoop and level, then check your measurement.
- Mix Thoroughly: Mix the wet and dry ingredients thoroughly so the baking powder distributes evenly for an even rise. No flour pockets!
- Softened Butter: Hard, cold butter is difficult to spread. Use softened butter instead.
- Watch Closely: Track broil times closely! The high heat browns cheese fast, so stay nearby to prevent burning.
- Let it Heat: Let the waffle iron fully reheat between batches for consistent results. Don’t rush the cooking process.
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes chaffles keto?
Chaffles use low-carb ingredients like eggs, cheese, and coconut/almond flour instead of regular flour. This keeps them keto-friendly and gluten-free.
Why coat the waffle iron with oil?
Lightly oiling the hot plates prevents the chaffles from sticking as they cook.
What can I use instead of an Italian herb blend?
You can substitute dried basil, oregano, thyme, or rosemary instead.
What if I don’t have baking powder?
You can make your leavening with 1/4 tsp cream of tartar and 1/8 tsp baking soda.
Do I have to broil the chaffles?
No, but it’s optional for getting an extra crispy browned cheese topping
What fat can I use instead of butter to brush the chaffles?
Olive oil, coconut oil, or avocado oil work well instead.
Can I use bacon fat instead of butter?
Yes, bacon fat gives them a nice smoky, savory flavor.
Besides eggs, what holds chaffles together?
The cheese also acts as a binder.
How to serve Cheesy Garlic Chaffle?
Whether you serve the Keto Cheesy Garlic Bread Chaffle as a side to a meal or an appetizer, it is a crowd-pleaser. You can dip the cheesy garlic chaffle keto bread in a no-added-sugar marinara like Rao’s Pasta Sauce.
Storing Leftover Chaffles
Chaffles taste the best fresh. To store, place in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature or freeze for up to 3 months—separate frozen chaffles with wax paper.
Fresh chaffles (within five days): Bake on a sheet at 300°F for 4-5 minutes until warmed. You can also use an air-fryer or mini waffle maker.
Frozen chaffles: Bake directly on oven rack at 325°F, flipping halfway, for 12-15 minutes. You can also use an air-fryer for less time.
For the crispiest results, toast frozen chaffles in intervals of 30-60 seconds, checking frequently.
Low-Carb Garlic Bread Recipe Variations
- Get Creative with Cheese: Use cheddar, pepper jack, or goat cheese instead of mozzarella.
- Herbs and Spices: Replace Italian seasoning with 1⁄4 tsp dried oregano, basil, thyme, or rosemary
- Change the Flour: You can use almond flour instead of coconut flour, but you will need one tablespoon as the conversion rate is 1:4.
- Butter Alternatives: Try olive oil or ghee instead of butter
- Garlic Options: Omit garlic powder or use fresh minced garlic
- Mix-ins Galore: Add caramelized onions, cooked spinach, crumbled bacon, sliced tomatoes, or other keto-friendly toppings
Keto Recipes to Enjoy with Keto Garlic Bread Chaffle
- Keto Lasagna
- Keto Baked Italian Sausage
- Lazy Chicken Parmesan Casserole
- Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats
- Italian Meatball Casserole
- Keto Buffalo Wings
More Savory Keto Chaffle Recipes:
- Highly Popular Traditional Keto Chaffle Recipe
- Pizza Chaffle Keto Recipe
- Keto French Dip Chaffle Sandwich
- Taco Chaffles
Check out this list of Ultimate Tips for Best Keto Chaffle Recipes.
Full Detailed Recipe for Keto Cheesy Garlic Chaffle Bread
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Plug the Dash Mini Waffle Maker in the wall and allow it to get hot. Lightly grease waffle maker.
- Crack the egg into a small mixing bowl and beat lightly with a fork until blended. Add the shredded mozzarella, parmesan cheese, coconut flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, and a pinch of salt to the beaten egg. Stir to combine.
- Spoon half of the batter on the waffle maker and close. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove the chaffle bread carefully from the Dash Mini Waffle Maker, then repeat for the rest of the batter.
- In a small bowl, melt the butter and add garlic powder. Cut each chaffle in half (or thirds) and place on a baking sheet, then brush the tops with the garlic butter mixture.
- Top with mozzarella cheese and pop in the oven for 4 -5 minutes.
- Turn oven to broil and move the baking pan to the top shelf for 1-2 minutes so that the cheese begins to bubble and turn golden brown. Watch VERY carefully, as it can burn quickly on broil. (I check every 30 seconds)
- Remove from oven and sprinkle basil seasoning on top. Enjoy!
- Use freshly shredded mozzarella instead of pre-shredded for better melting. The starch used to prevent caking compromises melting.
- Make sure to grease the waffle iron well. Chaffles have little batter and stick easily without enough oil or butter coating the plates.
- Don't open the waffle maker early or the
- Use room-temperature eggs rather than cold eggs for the best texture. Eggs blend easier at room temp!
- Chaffles taste the best fresh. To store, place in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature or freeze for up to 3 months -separate frozen chaffles with wax paper.
- Fresh chaffles (within 5 days): Bake on a sheet at 300°F for 4-5 minutes until warmed through. You can also use an air-fryer or mini waffle maker.
- Frozen chaffles: Bake directly on oven rack at 325°F, flipping halfway, for 12-15 minutes. You can also use an air-fryer for less time.