The highly popular Keto Chaffle recipe is everywhere you look online if you are in any keto or low carb groups. Chaffles went viral virtually overnight, and now there are many variations of this quick and easy recipe on Facebook. This traditional Chaffle recipe is a fantastic alternative to bread and makes perfectly delicious sandwiches.
Easy Keto Chaffles
It seems that overnight, Keto Chaffles popped into the low carb world, and now they are here to stay. With an incredibly easy base recipe, your imagination is the only limit to the number of different recipes you can make. While I did not originally create this recipe, it began to pop up in keto groups everywhere. To make it easier to find, I am posting all the info I have in one place. I’ve been testing many different variations to this recipe but wanted to make sure and post the original chaffle recipe for those looking for a keto-friendly bread that is low in carbs for the ketogenic diet.
What is a Chaffle?
What in the world is this keto Chaffle recipe that has overtaken the keto world and taken it by storm? Simply put it is a waffle made of cheese and eggs. Since the original recipe came out, there have been numerous variations all over facebook groups. It seems as though every person following the keto or low carb diet in the world is making their version of Chaffles.
Do Chaffles taste like eggs and cheese?
Every recipe isn’t going to make every person happy. While there are many singing the praises of Chaffels and making a new variation of a chaffle daily, there are some that weren’t impressed who said it tasted like cheese eggs or a cheese waffle. However, above and beyond the feedback is so good that this recipe was an instant sensation overnight.
Does Keto Chaffles get crispy?
It takes about 4 minutes for each chaffle to get golden brown. At first, they feel soft, but they will crisp once you remove them from the waffle maker. The secret is letting it sit for a few minutes once it is done. The Chaffle will begin to crisp in just a few minutes.
How to Serve Chaffles?
The standard Chaffle recipe makes a great substitution for keto bread. The possibilities are truly endless. You could use for a hamburger bun, Keto Sloppy Joe bun, hot dog bun, or to make a sandwich. It would also make fantastic breakfast sandwiches as well.
What do I Use to Make This Chaffle Recipe?
While a standard waffle iron would work, Dash mini waffle makers are all the rage right now. Since they are very affordable and small to store, it was a no brainer for me to make the investment. Most all chaffle recipes are geared for the size of the Dash mini waffle maker.
The Dash Mini Waffle maker is the perfect size for the Chaffle recipe. The traditional Chaffle recipe makes two four-inch chaffles using this waffle maker.
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, bit it would be a huge time saver.
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, Kohls, Belk, Sam’s Club, etc.
The recipe starts with a small bowl, shredded cheese, and an egg. Sounds simple enough, right?
I used a whisk to mix the cheese and egg as the waffle maker heated up. It heated up very quickly.
Tip: I read in a couple of Facebook groups that some people sprinkle a little shredded cheese on the waffle maker before pouring the batter then a little more on top for added crispness.
The biggest mistake I’ve seen in Facebook groups is pouring all the batter at once. If you do that, it will pour out everywhere. This recipe makes two chaffles, so make sure to divide the batter.
It takes about 4 minutes for the chaffle to reach a golden brown color. Once it is done, it should be easy to remove from the waffle maker.
You can also eat this Keto Chaffle Recipe as a substitute for toast and enjoy alongside eggs and bacon. I loved it the most as a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich.
Variations to the Traditional Chaffle Recipe
- Experiment with different kinds of cheese such as Monterrey Jack, Colby, mozzarella cheese, etc. You could even combine two different kinds of cheese for added flavor.
- Add spices such as garlic powder, Italian seasoning, Everything But the Bagel seasoning, or red pepper flakes to turn it up a notch
- Add a tsp of coconut flour or a tablespoon of almond flour along with 1/4 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt.
- Thinly chopped peppers, onions, or jalapenos can add flavor and texture.
- Keep it sugar-free by adding keto-friendly sweeteners like Lakanto Monkfruit or Swerve to make a sweet Chaffle.
More Chaffle Keto Recipes:
- Chocolate Chip Chaffle Keto Recipe
- The Very Best Pizza Chaffle Recipe
- Maple Pumpkin Keto Waffle Recipe (Chaffle)
- Blueberry Keto Chaffle
- Mini Keto Pizza with Chaffle Pizza Crust
- Keto Chaffle Breakfast Sandwich with almond flour
Other Recipes to Make in the Waffle Maker
Ninty-Second Bread would work great in waffle maker as would 90-Second French Toast. For these recipes use the waffle maker instead of the microwave and divide the batter in half to make two chaffles.
How to Make Keto Chaffle Recipe:
Traditional Keto Low Carb Chaffle Recipe
- 1 egg (or just an egg white for a crispier chaffle)
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- Turn waffle maker on or plug it in so that it heats and grease both sides.
- In a small bowl, crack an egg then add the 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and stir to combine.* For a crispier chaffle use just the egg white instead of the entire egg.
- Pour 1/2 of the batter in the waffle maker and close the top.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes or until it reaches desired doneness.
- Carefully remove from waffle maker and set aside for 2-3 minutes to give it time to crisp.
- Follow the instructions again to make the second chaffle.
- This recipe for a traditional chaffle makes fantastic sandwiches.