Keto-Friendly Chocolate Chaffle Recipe – Fluffy & Fudgy Low Carb Waffle

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Chocolate chaffles have become an internet sensation among keto, low-carb, and gluten-free communities. This fudgy, Keto-Friendly Chocolate Chaffle Recipe combines a waffle’s fluffiness with a brownie’s rich decadence for the ultimate sweet breakfast or dessert. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make these incredibly easy keto chocolate chaffles that will satisfy any chocolate craving.

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There is a new rage right now in the Keto internet world. You know what I’m talking about, CHAFFLES!!! When I first learned about chaffles, I knew there had to be a chocolate one! This Fudgy Chocolate Chaffle Recipe is a quick and easy keto staple – it’s a breeze to make whenever you get that chocolate craving. Enjoy it plain, or top it with your favorite low-carb toppings like whipped cream, berries, or sugar-free chocolate chips!

Ingredients You’ll Need for This Chocolate Chaffle:

  • Egg: Holds the ingredients together and helps the waffle keep its shape.
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese: Adds flavor and makes the waffle tasty and a bit crispy.
  • Cocoa powder: Gives the waffle its chocolate taste.
  • Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered: Makes the waffle sweet without using sugar.
  • Coconut Flour: Helps the waffle be fluffy instead of tough.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: Makes the waffle moist and rich.
  • Baking Powder: Puts tiny bubbles in the waffle so it rises a bit.
  • Vanilla Extract: Adds nice vanilla flavor.
  • Salt: Brings out the other flavors.

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Step-By-Step Instructions for The Fluffiest Chocolate Chaffles

*this is a step-by-step guide for visual learners; scroll to the bottom of the post for complete recipe instructions

Step 1: Turn on your waffle maker and lightly coat it with cooking spray so the waffle doesn’t stick. Then, Crack the egg into a small bowl. Whisk it lightly with a fork.

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Step 2: Mix in the shredded mozzarella cheese and cocoa powder until fully blended. Add the monkfruit sweetener and coconut flour. Mix until there are no lumps. Pour in the heavy cream and stir.

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Step 3: Add the baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir until everything is combined. Carefully spoon half the mixture onto the waffle maker. Gently close it and cook for 4 minutes.

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Step 4: Remove the cooked waffle carefully. Repeat steps 8-9 with the remaining mixture.

Tips For Making Perfect Chocolate Chaffles Every Time

  • Use a Good Quality Waffle Maker: A good quality waffle maker is essential to making perfect Chocolate Chaffles. Look for a waffle maker that heats evenly and has a non-stick surface. This will ensure that they will come out crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
  • Don’t Overfill the Waffle Maker: When making these, it’s important not to overfill the waffle maker. This can cause the batter to spill over the sides and make a mess. Instead, use a measuring cup to portion out the batter and add just enough to cover the surface of the waffle maker.
  • Use a Low-Carb Flour: Using low-carb flour like almond flour or coconut flour is a great way to make chaffles that are low in carbs and high in fiber. These flours also have a neutral taste that won’t overpower the chocolate flavor.
  • Add Toppings: Adding toppings like whipped cream, berries, or sugar-free chocolate chips is a great way to take this recipe to the next level. Just be sure to choose toppings low in carbs and sugar to keep your Chaffles keto-friendly.
  • Experiment with Flavors: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors when making Chocolate Chaffles. Try adding a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg to the batter for a warm and cozy flavor, or swap out the cocoa powder for matcha powder for a unique twist. The possibilities are endless!
  • Don’t Overfill: Carefully portion batter into the waffle maker, spreading it to coat evenly. Overfilling can cause overflow and uneven cooking.
  • Perfect the Texture: Moderate batter thickness by adding more almond flour or cream cheese until it pours easily. Preheat the waffle iron well before cooking the chaffles for 2-3 minutes.

FAQs About Keto Chocolate Chaffles

What is the difference between a regular waffle and a chocolate chaffle?

Chocolate chaffles have a secret cheese ingredient blended into the batter (mine is mozarella), which gives them a sweeter flavor and denser but pillowy texture compared to traditional crispy waffles.

What waffle maker do I use to make this fudgy chocolate chaffle recipe?

We all have so many small appliances in our kitchen, you might ask, why do I need one more? Oh, but you do! The Dash mini waffle is fantastic! It makes the perfect size four-inch waffle and is so affordable and easy to use. These popular waffle makers are sometimes hard to come by. If you are having difficulty finding one or don’t want to wait for the Dash Mini Waffle Maker, check out the best mini waffle makers for chaffles.

Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Most chaffle recipes whether sweet or savory, make two four-inch chaffles.

 

Burgess Brothers Waffler Maker

When I’m making chaffles, of course, my hubby and four kids all want one. This waffle maker might be a good choice if you have a large family like me. It makes four three-inch chaffles at once. How convenient!

Where Can I buy the Dash Mini Waffle Iron?

Several different Dash mini waffle makers are available from Amazon in various colors. You could also check for one in stores such as T.J.Maxx, Kohl’s, Target, or Walmart, although I’ve read that many are sold out.

What sweeteners work well in chocolate chaffles?

I use Lakanto Monkfruit powdered, but Granulated erythritol is another common sweetener in keto chaffle recipes. Stevia drops, Swerve, or xylitol can be subbed in as well. Avoid sugar, honey, or maple syrup, which are too high in carbs.

Is there a gluten-free chocolate chaffle recipe?

Yes! The traditional chocolate chaffle recipe is inherently gluten-free because it relies entirely on almond or coconut flour rather than wheat flour. Just confirm any packaged ingredients like cocoa powder are certified gluten-free.

What do chocolate chaffles taste like?

These taste like a hybrid between a cakey chocolate brownie and fluffy chocolate cheesecake with a light, crisp exterior from the waffle iron. Rich and sweet but not overly dense or heavy.

How To Store and Reheat Leftover Chocolate Chaffles

Storage:

  • Allow chaffles to cool completely on a wire rack before storing. This prevents condensation, which can make them soggy. Then, place them in a sealable container or plastic bag. Make sure there is no air trapped inside.
  • Store at room temperature for 2-3 days, in the refrigerator for 5-7 days, or in the freezer for 2-3 months. Frozen is best for long-term storage.

Reheating And Serving:

  • Oven – Preheat oven to 300°F. Arrange chaffles on a baking sheet and warm in the oven for 3-5 minutes until heated.
  • Microwave – Reheat refrigerated or room temp. chaffles on a microwave-safe plate for 15-30 seconds at a time, checking often to avoid overcooking.

Variations For Customizing Your Chocolate Chaffles

  • Cheese Swaps: Use different types of cheese like cheddar, Swiss, or provolone instead of mozzarella.
  • Flour Substitutions: Substitute almond flour or protein powder for the coconut flour.
  • Spice Mix-Ins: Add a teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin spice mix for a seasonal flavor.
  • Protein Variations: Use chocolate protein powder and reduce cocoa powder for extra protein.
  • Savory Variations: For savory chaffles, omit cocoa powder and sweetener and add herbs and spices.
  • Baking Shapes: Shape chilled chaffle batter into dough balls, bake, then use for mini pizza crusts.
  • Flavor Extracts: Swap vanilla for almond or maple extract.
  • Mini Chaffles: Make mini chaffles by using an electric mini doughnut maker.

More Sweet Chaffle Recipes:

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Fudgy Chocolate Chaffles Recipe

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth? Look no further than the chocolate chaffle! This tasty treat can be made in minutes and makes a perfect keto-friendly dessert option.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Course: bread, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, casual
Keyword: Chocolate Chaffle Recipe, Chocolate Keto Chaffle
Servings: 2
Calories: 109kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat your waffle maker or "chaffle" maker. Using a basic round mini waffle maker like the Dash brand, lightly grease or spray the plates with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  • Crack one large egg into a small mixing bowl and beat lightly with a fork. Add two tablespoons of shredded mozzarella cheese to the beaten egg. Stir to combine.
  • Add two tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder. Stir until thoroughly blended into the egg and cheese.
  • Measure two tablespoons of Lakanto Monkfruit sweetener powder and stir into the mixture to combine. Then, add one teaspoon of coconut flour and stir until there are no lumps.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Carefully spoon half the batter onto the bottom cooking plate of your preheated waffle maker. Close the waffle maker gently and cook the chaffle for 4 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the cooked chaffle and repeat to cook the second chaffle with the remaining batter. Serve warm with sugar-free whipped cream or ice cream if desired.

Notes

How to store:
  • Allow chaffles to cool completely on a wire rack before storing. This prevents condensation, which can make them soggy.
  • Then, place them in a sealable container or plastic bag. Make sure there is no air trapped inside.
  • Store at room temperature for 2-3 days, in the refrigerator for 5-7 days, or in the freezer for 2-3 months.
  • Frozen is best for long-term storage.
Reheating And Serving:
  • Oven - Preheat oven to 300°F. Arrange chaffles on a baking sheet and warm in the oven for 3-5 minutes until heated.
  • Microwave - Reheat refrigerated or room temp. chaffles on a microwave-safe plate for 15-30 seconds at a time, checking often to avoid overcooking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Chaffle | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 1mg
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5 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Ok I made this last night and WOW, want to talk about killing a craving!! It was delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe 🙂

  2. So two chaffles are 10 carbs before removing the fiber amount. I start with 12 eggs for mine so I have plenty to freeze. I will need to work on this recipe for Us. Lots of math…. plus I always increase the fat with mayo. Also we prefer flax instead of almond flour. Thank you for your recipe.

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