A delicious low carb and keto waffle option, the chaffle is made with eggs, cheese, almond flour and baking powder. The addition of scallions, bacon, or green chiles makes it savory.
Eggs + Cheese = Chaffle
If you follow a low carb or keto diet, you may be aware of this cheese and egg waffle sensation that has taken the internet by storm. I did not make up the chaffle, but I am so happy to have discovered this ingenious concept! 2 main ingredients and tons of optional add-ins to give you a different flavor profile for a low-carb breakfast, lunch or snack!
Even if you are not following a low-carb diet, these are delicious!
You could literally make a chaffle with just 1/2 cup of shredded cheese and one egg and it would taste delicious, but I think it tastes a little better with the addition of a low-carb flour like almond flour and I added a pinch of baking powder to the mix to help it rise slightly while cooking.
Don’t overdo it with the baking powder because the heat activates it and it will run out of your waffle maker all over your counters. 1/8 of a teaspoon is plenty!
Ingredients in a Chaffle
1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used Colby Jack)
1 teaspoon almond flour
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
cooked, chopped bacon
How to Make a Chaffle
Heat the waffle maker.
In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Add the grated cheese, almond flour and pinch of baking powder. Mix until incorporated.
Pour just shy of 1/2 cup of mix into the waffle maker. Close the top and let the magic happen.
Open the waffle maker when the light turns green on your machine, or when you see a ton of steam rising if you don’t have a green light. It takes about 4 minutes to cook the waffle until it’s browned.
Note – I did not use non-stick cooking spray, but if your waffle maker doesn’t have a non-stick finish, then you should definitely use the non-stick cooking spray before applying the mix.
Chaffle Flavor Options
You can make chaffles sweet if you prefer to eat it like a traditional waffle with butter and a sugar free syrup. Simply use mozzarella cheese rather than Colby Jack since it is so mild in flavor. I would sprinkle a 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon in the mix before you bake the waffles in the waffle maker.
Repeat the basic chaffle recipe using the Colby Jack Cheese, but add chopped cooked bacon to the mix for a savory bacon, egg and cheese chaffle experience.
Use the basic chaffle recipe, but add thinly sliced green onions to the mix. Its best with both the green and white parts since the heat is in the white part of the onion anyway.
Green Chile Chaffles
Use the basic chaffle recipe with Colby Jack and add a tablespoon of canned, diced green chiles for a southwest chaffle that you can enjoy for a savory breakfast or lunch!
Or – combine the bacon, green chiles, and scallions for a fully loaded chaffle!
- waffle maker
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese I used Colby Jack
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon almond flour
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- Optional add-ins
- cooked chopped bacon
- green onions
- Heat the waffle maker.
- In a small bowl, beat the eggs. Add the grated cheese, almond flour and pinch of baking powder. Mix until incorporated.
- Pour just shy of 1/2 cup of mix into the waffle maker. Close the top and let the magic happen.
- Open the waffle maker when the light turns green on your machine, or when you see a ton of steam rising if you don't have a green light. It takes about 4 minutes to cook the waffle until it's browned.
- Note - I did not use non-stick cooking spray, but if your waffle maker doesn't have a non-stick finish, then you should definitely use non-stick cooking spray before applying the mix.
Can you meal prep Chaffles?
You can make chaffles ahead of time, and store in a food storage container or gallon-size food storage bag in the refrigerator, BUT it will need to be reheated in the waffle maker or a toaster oven to get the crispness that you expect from a chaffle. If you reheat it in the microwave, it just gets soggy.
Be sure to let me know if you try the chaffles and let me know which flavor combination you like the best.
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