The Best Keto Pizza Chaffle Recipe

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This mouthwatering keto pizza chaffle for low-carb diets starts with a crisp waffle base loaded with ooey-gooey cheese and customizable toppings galore. Unlike fussy keto crusts, this chaffle recipe reminds me the most of takeout pizza night. It perfectly satisfies my pizza cravings without the carbs!

Keto pepperoni pizza chaffle loaded with melted mozzarella cheese, pepperonis that are cut in half, and tomato sauce baked on a sheet pan

The Best Keto Pepperoni Pizza Chaffle

This mouthwatering pepperoni pizza chaffle is my exciting take on the viral keto chaffle craze. Chaffles have taken the low-carb world by storm. Their versatility lends itself perfectly to Pizzas.

I’ve tested countless chaffle variations, but none beat this pizza version loaded with ooey-gooey cheese and pepperoni slices. It starts with alterations I made to my go-to chaffle base. It bakes up the most incredible golden-brown pizza crust texture by blending mozzarella, cream cheese, coconut flour, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.

So What Makes This a Pizza Chaffle?

The base of any chaffle starts with eggs and cheese. But to transform an ordinary chaffle into a pizza version, I optimized the ingredients. Instead of cheddar, I use mozzarella and cream cheese in the batter. This gives the crispy waffle base a delicious cheese flavor. Italian and garlic seasonings bump up the pizza taste even more!

Then comes the fun part – loading on those pizza toppings. The mozzarella cheese bakes up ooey and gooey, while mini pepperoni slices add a salty crunch. The blend of textures and flavors brings back happy memories of pizza night! But without all the carbs.

Ingredients to Make Pizza Chaffle

For the Chaffle Batter:

Coconut flour provides the structure for a crispy, waffle-like texture.
Egg whites add protein and bind the ingredients into a light, airy batter.
Mozzarella cheese brings the rich, indulgent cheesiness.
Cream cheese contributes a creamy texture and flavor.
Italian seasoning delivers the classic pizza taste.
Garlic powder boosts aromatic flavor.
Baking powder creates rise and crispness when cooked.

For the Pizza Toppings:

Marinara sauce gives us that delicious pizza flavor but keeps carbs low – win win!
Pepperoni adds those salty, spicy bits in every bite.
Mozzarella cheese is an obvious must to get our perfect pizza textures.
Parmesan Cheese adds extra flavor.
Basil gives it a nice, fresh taste.

This two-part process collage displays how to prepare the batter for easy keto pepperoni pizza chaffles. The left photo reveals all dry and wet chaffle ingredients including egg, coconut flour, cream cheese, mozzarella, and seasonings measured out in a glass mixing bowl ready to combine. A topping garnish of mini marinara sauce ramekin and sliced pepperoni cheese is shown. The right collage image then shows the measured chaffle batter ingredients blended together into a thick, cohesive mixture ready to cook in a mini waffle maker to form the pizza crust base.

Step-By-Step Keto Pizza Chaffle Recipe Instructions

Below, you’ll find a step-by-step pictorial; scroll to the bottom of this post for the full recipe with detailed ingredients and instructions.

Make the Chaffle Batter

Start by cracking an egg into a mixing bowl and discard the shells. Next, add in coconut flour. This will give structure to the waffle batter. Incorporate shredded mozzarella cheese and cream cheese into the bowl for rich flavor. Don’t forget the pizza-inspired seasonings – garlic powder, Italian blend, and salt.

Gently mix the ingredients until thoroughly blended. Avoid over-mixing or making the batter tough. Your cheese batter will be thick!

Close-up photo showcasing two circular golden brown pepperoni pizza chaffles actively baking inside an open mini dash waffle maker. The chaffles display a crispy hashbrown texture on the outside

Cook the Chaffles

Preheat your mini dash waffle maker to high heat. Evenly brush the hot cooking plates with oil to prepare them for perfect chaffle release.

Pour about half of the cheese pizza chaffle batter onto the bottom cooking surface of your preheated dash mini waffle maker. Use a spoon to gently spread the batter into an even layer, almost to the edges of the plate.

Close the waffle maker lid firmly. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the chaffle turns deep golden brown and crispy.

Remove your first baked chaffle with tongs and set aside to cool slightly. Repeat with the remaining batter to cook your second chaffle.

How To Make Chaffles Extra Crispy

  1. Before pouring your batter, preheat your waffle maker so it’s ripping hot.
  2. Brushing the cooking plates with oil helps give that signature crispy chaffle texture and avoids sticking.
  3. Sprinkle a pinch of cheese onto the plates before adding the batter.
  4. Add the batter in small increments and spread it into a thin layer, maximizing the crisp factor.
  5. Make sure to cook your chaffle the full time until deep golden brown.
  6. Once they are done, let them sit for just a minute. As the steam releases, you’ll notice they firm up even more! Angled photo of two round golden brown pepperoni pizza chaffles sitting on a baking sheet ready to bake. Front chaffle is topped with tomato marinara pizza sauce, low moisture whole milk mozzarella cheese shreds, pepperonis sliced in half, and grated parmesan cheese. Back chaffle displays the same mouthwatering pizza toppings assembled and ready for oven baking.

Add the Pizza Toppings

Start by evenly spreading 1-2 tablespoons of tomato or marinara pizza sauce over each chaffle base. Use the back of a spoon to create an even layer from edge to edge.

Sprinkle both chaffle crusts generously with shredded mozzarella cheese. The more cheese, the better for that authentic pizza restaurant style!

Then, arrange slices of mini pepperoni over the cheese. Grate some fresh Parmesan cheese over the tops for extra flavor.

If desired, add any other favorite pizza toppings of your choice, such as bell peppers, Italian sausage, spinach, black olives, or mushrooms, before baking. Customize your keto pepperoni pizza chaffles with all your favorite ingredients! The cheese and pepperoni already make it taste amazing, but the extras are fun, too.

angled view of two round pepperoni pizza chaffles freshly baked on a baking sheet. Golden brown chaffles are topped with bubbling stretchy mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, scattered diced pepperoni slices. Outer edges of the chaffles showcase crispy texture and pepperoni toppings are gooey and browned in areas.

Bake the topped Chaffles.

Preheat your oven to 400°F. Place the assembled pepperoni pizza chaffles on a baking sheet or directly on the oven rack. Bake for 5-6 minutes, until the cheese is fully melted and starts to bubble and brown in spots.

If you want an extra crispy texture on the surface, switch your oven to broil for 1 minute. Keep a close watch to avoid burning. Allow to cool slightly for a minute before slicing and serving.

Tips For Chaffle Baking Success

Here’s one of my top pro tips: Place the assembled chaffle pizzas right on your oven rack instead of a baking sheet. This lets heat circulate completely even and crisp things up wonderfully. I did opt to use a sheet for less mess, but rack baking works best!

Check out 15 Chaffle Recipe Tips for making perfect low-carb chaffles!

Using Healthy Low-Carb Pizza Sauce

When it comes to keeping carbs in check, Rao’s marinara sauce is my go-to healthy pizza sauce. With zero added sugar and only 4g net carbs per half cup, you really can’t beat it! You don’t need much to give it just the right amount of flavor. I always stock up at Costco, Sam’s Club, or my local Walmart.

Tip: Check TJMaxx, Home Goods, and Ross for marinara sauce with no added sugar. Almost every time I go, I usually find several different low-carb options.

Get Creative With Your Pizza Chaffles

One of the things I love most about this recipe is the variety of customization options! Once you’ve nailed my pepperoni version, customize it with your favorite toppings.

Savory Proteins For Pizza Perfection

While classic pepperoni will never let you down, playing around with meats like spicy Italian sausage, crispy bacon, juicy grilled chicken breast, pulled pork, or ground beef are also great options. Ham and shrimp work, too!

Veggies and Sauces to Take it to the Next Level

If you are anything like me, you want to work some veggies into every meal! Pile your chaffle pizzas with veggies such as onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, spinach, and olives.

Sauces offer many possibilities- from rich alfredo or pesto to spicy buffalo chicken. My homemade sugar-free BBQ sauce or marinara sauce are always my favorites.

Chaffle Shape Inspiration – Rounds, Hearts, Squares

The standard Dash mini I use makes round chaffle pizzas. But they sell so many fun shape versions for variety!

Dash and other brands make hearts, shamrocks, easter eggs, spiders, pumpkins, Christmas trees, or gingerbread men, to name a few shaped mini-makers. They are too cute for certain holidays and themes.

You could also get creative with Dash Mini’s square maker. Or use a classic square waffle maker you already own. The crispness may vary as a mini waffle maker’s grates are closer.

If you really want to think outside the waffle iron box, I’ve even seen skull, bumble bee, and sunflower-shaped Dash minis for themed parties!

FAQs

What is the best cheese for pizza chaffles?

Use a blend of mozzarella and Parmesan for optimum stretchiness and flavor.

Is this pepperoni pizza chaffle recipe gluten-free?

The ingredients used, including eggs, cheese, coconut flour, and spices to make the crispy chaffle dough, are all naturally gluten-free. And, of course, the classic pizza toppings like cheese, pepperoni, sauce, and vegetables don’t contain any gluten, either. Make sure to check all of the ingredients you use in your kitchen to verify they’re gluten-free.

How do you reheat pizza chaffles?

I would microwave first for about 30-45 seconds, then reheat the chaff pizza in the oven or air fryer at 325°F for 4-5 minutes or until warmed through. Keep an eye on it to avoid burning the cheese. Crisping in the oven or air fryer is key; otherwise, microwaving makes them get soggy.

Can I freeze pepperoni pizza chaffles?

Yes! Allow baked chaffles to cool completely, then place in freezer bags or airtight containers with parchment between each. Reheat from frozen by placing directly on the oven rack at 375°F for 8-12 minutes or until it warms through and crisps.

What can I substitute for coconut flour?

Almond flour is an easy substitute if you have an allergy or prefer the taste. Use 1 tablespoon of almond flour instead of 1 teaspoon of coconut flour, as it is not a 1:1 substitution.

How long does baked pizza chaffle last stored?

These keep well in the fridge stored in an airtight container for 5-6 days—reheat before serving.

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Easy Keto Pepperoni Pizza Chaffle Recipe

These crispy, cheesy pepperoni pizza chaffles are the ultimate keto-friendly comfort food made right in your mini waffle maker! This 6-ingredient batter bakes up the perfect crust for your Friday night pizza cravings.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, casual, Italian
Keyword: Keto Pizza Chaffle, Pizza Chaffle
Servings: 2
Calories: 241kcal
Author: Kasey Trenum

Ingredients

Instructions

Make the Chaffle Batter

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F. Turn the waffle maker on or plug it in so that it gets hot.
  • Crack an egg into a mixing bowl and beat lightly. Add the coconut flour, mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, baking powder, and seasonings. Stir until a thick, cohesive batter forms.

Cook the Chaffle Crusts

  • Preheat your mini dash waffle maker to high. Brush the hot plates lightly with oil or butter for seasoning and easy release. Pour half the batter onto the bottom plate and spread into an even layer.
  • Close the lid and cook for 3-4 minutes until deep golden. Repeat for the second chaffle.

Customize with Pizza Toppings

  • Spread 1-2 tbsp pizza sauce on each crust. Sprinkle generously with mozzarella cheese and arrange pepperoni. Grate fresh parmesan over the tops. Feel free to add mushrooms, sausage, or other favorite pizza toppings!

Bake Until Crispy and Melty

  • Place chaffle crusts on a baking sheet or oven rack. Bake at 400F for 5 minutes, then broil for approx 1 minute to melt and slightly brown cheese. Slice and enjoy immediately! Keep a close eye on it, as it can burn quickly.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle basil on top. (optional)

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Notes

Serving Size: The nutritional information provided is for one keto Pizza Chaffels. This recipe makes two individual keto pizza chaffles. 
Cheesy Chaffle Tips - Getting that signature crispy chaffle texture takes a hot, seasoned waffle maker and avoiding overmixing the batter. Once cooked, let the steam escape to optimize crispness before topping and baking. Pro tips like sprinkling cheese help take it over the top!
Topping Combinations - Play with favorites like Italian sausage, bacon, pulled chicken, ground beef, or pork. Veggies like mushrooms, bell peppers, and red onion also taste fantastic. And the sauce possibilities are endless - marinara and sugar-free barbecue sauce are perfect on chaffle pizza crusts!
Storage & Reheating - I would microwave first for about 30-45 seconds, then reheat the chaff pizza in the oven or air fryer at 325°F for 4-5 minutes or until warmed through. Keep an eye on it to avoid burning the cheese. Crisping in the oven or air fryer is key; otherwise, microwaving makes them soggy.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Pizza Chaffle | Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 430mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 412IU | Calcium: 339mg | Iron: 1mg
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Vertical collage of two images featuring the pepperoni pizza chaffle recipe. Top image captures a slice of the circular golden baked chaffle pizza on a black plate topped with stretchy mozzarella cheese, sliced pepperoni and chopped parsley ready to eat. Bottom photo shows remaining pizza slices on a baking sheet as close-up triangles displaying a crisp-edged chaffle base under melted cheese and red sauce.

 

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150 Comments

    1. Personally, I’d rather rewarm in an air fryer or the oven. I think rewarming in the microwave makes it soggy.

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! I didn’t have coconut flour or basil. I substituted almond flour and Italian seasoning (same measurements). Turned out perfectly! Thank you!!

    1. When I make my Pizza Chaffles, I use 2 large eggs(whip them with a fork in Med bowl) then add 1/2 c of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese & 1 Tbsp chopped Jalapeños & 1/4 c of Bacon pieces (buy bag at Sam’s) & mix together. Spoon into my 4-mini waffle maker, place 4 slices of Pepperoni on top, close lid & cook for 4 minutes.

  2. We absolutely love these. However, can anyone help with the problem I am having. The chaffle will not come out. I have tried everything. They stick no matter what I do. The top part stays on the top and the bottom stays on bottom. The chaffle is completely separated and most the time I have to just dig the crust off in chunks. I have tried oil the dash and with and without the cheese. HELP, PLEASE.

    1. I’m so sorry Brenda for your experience. I am not sure of the solution. I would perhaps try contacting Dash to see if they have any advice that might be helpful

    2. Do you spray top & bottom? I use a fork to help lift them out, never have a problem with them sticking.

  3. 5 stars
    Fantastic!!!! I am so excited that I can make these. I’m a newbie to keto, and I crave pizza all the time. This was so delicious!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and rate the recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing 😁 Have you tried using whipped philly cheese? Have some and was wondering.

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