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.
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 cheese 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 chaffle that can be used as a serving of bun or bread. The 4’’ diameter makes it’s the perfect size bun, egg muffin, bread, and sandwich size.
It’s super CHEAP (under $10) and 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 Ior 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 pizza sauce and 1 tablespoon almond flour to the batter.
- To make a pumpkin chaffle: Add 2 tablespoons 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 up to 14 days. Re-heat in the toaster for a crispy texture or by microwaving for 30-60 seconds.
2 Ingredient Chaffles (only 1 net carb each!)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup finely mozzarella or cheddar
- 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!