Learn how to make the perfect Keto Chaffles (cheese waffles) at just 1 net carb each with just 2 ingredients in under 10 minutes! These keto chaffles make the ultimate breakfast and keto-friendly buns. 

Keto Chaffles are all the rage now and if you’re on the keto diet then I’m sure you’ve heard about chaffles. Chaffles are low-carb, keto-friendly, sugar-free, and perfect for just about anyone looking to reduce their carb intake! 

Today I’m going to show you how to make traditional chaffles quickly and effortlessly in under 10 minutes. Chaffles are a great “carb” fix in the morning when you’re craving waffles or something bread and are also great for using as a bun for burgers sandwiches, or bread for just about any sandwich.

WHAT ARE CHAFFLES?

The word “chaffle” refers to a waffle made with just cheese and eggs. Basic Chaffles do not contain flour, baking powder, or any other ingredients. The mixture of egg and cheese makes the perfect fluffy waffles that have a slightly crunchy and cheesy exterior. This viral low-carb trend is super keto-friendly, super easy to make, and SUPER low in carbs so it makes the perfect keto bread. 

WHAT WAFFLE IRON SHOULD I USE FOR CHAFFLES?

Chaffles are usually made in this small dash waffle iron. It’s great because it’s very small and makes the perfect size chaffles that can be used as a serving of bun or bread. The 4’’ diameter makes it the perfect size bun, egg muffin, bread, and sandwich size.

It’s super CHEAP (under $10) heats up quickly and is pretty easy to store because it’s super tiny. It also comes in a bunch of cute colors so it’s well worth it if you will be making chaffles or even traditional waffles) regular! 

This recipe makes 4 small chaffles or 2 regular standard Belgian waffle iron-size waffles. Any other waffle iron should work but be sure to fill it just enough to fill the iron. 

WHAT KIND OF CHEESE TO USE FOR CHAFFLES

Chaffles can be made with practically any type of melting cheese. If you will be using the chaffles as a bun or bread, go with shredded cheddar, pepper jack, Monterey jack cheese, or any cheese blend (Mexican blend, taco blend, pizza blend). 

If you are making the chaffles to serve with syrup as waffles, mozzarella may be a better option because it does not have a strong flavor and will taste like regular waffles.

I personally like to use cheddar because I’m a big fan of cheddar so it’s really up to you and what you prefer or what you already have in your fridge! 🙂 

HOW TO MAKE CHAFFLES

Whisk eggs & any melting cheese and place in a mini (or regular size) waffle iron for 2-3 minutes or until crispy and golden.

You will know the chaffles are ready when they have puffed up, developed a crispy crust and pull away from the waffle iron with ease.

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO CHAFFLE?

Honestly, the possibilities are endless. I will be sharing more chaffle recipe variations in the upcoming weeks (be sure to follow us on Facebook here to get all the updates!).

  • To make a chocolate chaffle: Add 2 tablespoons cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon sweetener to the batter. 
  • To make a pizza chaffle: Add 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce and 1 tablespoon of almond flour to the batter. 
  • To make a pumpkin chaffle: Add 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree, and a tablespoon of almond flour and sweetener to the batter. 
  • To make garlic parmesan chaffles: Add a few tablespoons of parmesan cheese, a dash of garlic powder, and Italian seasoning to the batter. 

CAN I FREEZE CHAFFLE?

Yes, chaffles are freezer-friendly. Place them in a freezer-friendly bag and freeze for up to 14 days. Re-heat in the toaster for a crispy texture or microwave for 30-60 seconds. 

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2 Ingredient Chaffles (only 1 net carb each!)

Learn how to make the perfect chaffles (cheese waffles) at just 1 net carb each with just 2 ingredients in under 10 minutes! These keto chaffles make the ultimate breakfast and keto-friendly buns. 
Prep5 minutes
Cook5 minutes
Servings 4 chaffles

Ingredients 

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup finely mozzarella, or cheddar

Instructions 

  • Pre-heat dash waffle iron.
  • Whisk egg and cheese in a medium bowl.
  • Spray waffle iron with cooking spray or butter.
  • Pour about 1/4th of the mixture into the waffle iron and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Remove and repeat for remaining batter.
  • Serve as waffles with pancake syrup or use as bread for sandwiches!

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Notes

Note* If using a regular waffle maker or Belgian waffle maker: pour half the batter or enough to fit in your waffle iron, cook 3-4 minutes or until golden; repeat as needed.

Nutrition

Serving: 1chaffle, Calories: 115kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 104mg, Sodium: 207mg, Potassium: 52mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 308IU, Calcium: 154mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chaffles, keto, quick, recipe
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129 Comments

  1. I hate eggs, but I made these 2 eggs1 cup of cheese, I used mixed Italian,little garlic powder, little bacon lovers seasoning and let me tell you they were delicious! Made on mini waffle maker. Keep eggs and cheese in house and you can do about anything with this recipe yummy

  2. I haven’t made chaffles for over a year and was a little rusty. I looked at some recipes that required a lot of other ingredients and settled on yours for the simplicity. I didn’t recall needing a list of ingredients the last time I made them.
    I did add a little cinnamon to the batter, but that was it.
    They were great! I have a 2 waffle machine and there was plenty of batter. They came out perfect!
    Side note – I now have a continuous glucose monitor and tracked the results from eating two chaffles. No insulin necessary! Chaffles are back!

  3. Do you have to use low fat or reduced fat cheese?

  4. Delicious! I made the garlic parm ones and had a side of no sugar added pizza sauce to dip them in. So good! Can’t wait to make them again

  5. How many grams of cheese will that be? It makes a huge difference in how you pack your cups with things like cheese. You could easily double the amount if you pack tightly. It’s very annoying having to guess weights when given random volumes.

      1. Depends on cheese. Shredded cheese is 4oz per cup.

  6. This chaffle recipe was great! I used shredded Colby jack cheese because it was all I had available. I also added the 1 tbsp Almond flour. I sprinkled a little loose cheese in the waffle iron then added the mixture and topped it with a few more strands of the loose shredded cheese. I closed the lid of the waffle maker and cooked until the steam disappeared. The chaffles were light and fluffy with crispy edges. Just perfect! I added 1 Tbsp low carb pizza sauce, 3 slices of pepperoni and some shredded cheese to the top of the chaffles and heated them in my air fryer for 4-5 mins. This made perfect mini pepperoni pizzas. Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. My biggest problem is snacking and these will fill that bill and not hurt my calorie/carb count like other foods, and they taste good to boot! I dislike most keto foods so bravo to these!

  8. My first Chaffle! This was so good! I only had a little mozzarella so they were about 50/50 mozzarella and cheddar. We made 4, added some breakfast sausage to the waffle maker cooked it about 30 seconds, added an egg and cooked until done. Added that to the chaffles with a few drops of SF syrup. Really good breakfast sandwich! Thanks for the recipe!!

  9. Just made my husband a chaffle sandwich. He loved it!! Just made the chaffle with a provolone, mozzerella mix. Made the sandwich with grilled onions, an extra piece of provolone, thin tomato slices and two thin sausage patties.It was yummy!!! Thanks for the recipe!!

    1. My mozzarella says 8 carbs per 1 cup but these are delicious

  10. I found this recipe in 2020 (I think..), and I have made it countless times since. Sometimes, less really IS more, and this recipe embodies that. It’s quick and simple and can be used in a variety of ways. Generally, I use these chaffles as a substitute for sandwich bread and I couldn’t be happier!

  11. Wow! First attempt.
    Blown away!
    My husband says delicious but he follows WW and one is 8 points
    But I don’t!
    Best thing ever!!
    He was making steak as I unboxed my mini and mixed these up. I decided to make a half batch.
    But my eggs were very small – a bit bigger than a robins egg but still…?
    So I used two very small eggs, a few shakes of a no salt herb shaker mix and half a cup of motz. Then just in case, I added a sprinkle of parm.
    Made one plain. Delicious 😋 the next I added some of the mushroom/spring onions husband used for the steaks very finely chopped and added two 🥓 that one was a tad salty but also delicious! The third I added three thin slices of smoked turkey on top and pressed a moment to heat. All were just folded in half and devoured.
    AAHHMAZING!!!

  12. When you are diabetic and have to watch your carbs, this little chaffle maker is literally a lifesaver. I’ve made chaffles with chives added and used them as hamburger buns. The cheese is already there and all you need is the burger patty, a slice of tomato and some lettuce and…voila…dinner!

  13. Just made my first chaffles. The mini Dash worked perfectly and they were so easy. I added onions and bell pepper to the egg mix. Once done topped with a smidge of sour cream and a slice of avocado. YUMMY!

  14. I just got the small waffle maker and I’m going to try spreading some cream cheese on one side and adding some sliced strawberries.

    1. At what temperature do you set your waffle iron to make the perfect chaffles?

  15. I just tried these for my husband. He really liked them . so easy. To make. Am looking forward to trying other variations. Thank you!

  16. Just made 4 x Chaffles with Mozzarella, i did add a teaspoon of Italian seasoning, Salt n Pepper, Turned out awesome. 🙂 i will be making these again, so very very simple. I Like It A Lot. Cheers. Stu