3 Chaffle Recipes to Try

3 Chaffle Recipes to Try

What Is A Chaffle?

Quite simply, it’s a low carb waffle. Standard waffles are made of batter that consists of flour, butter, brown sugar, yeast, and milk, which translates to a ton of carbohydrates and sugar.

The chaffle, on the other hand, has virtually no carbs. In its most simple form, the chaffle is made of just cheese and eggs.

Think you can’t have waffles and eat them, too, because of a low carb lifestyle? Not anymore. The chaffle (cheese waffle) lets you have all of the waffle goodness you could ever want without the carbs. Using just cheese (a bland version) and eggs, you’ll get the same thick, textured, golden-crisp taste and feel.

Given the ingredients, you might think the chaffle only exists in cheddar form. And while there are certainly plenty of cheddar chaffle variations, there are also plenty of sweet chaffle recipes. You can play up the savory flavor and use these as bread substitutions (they work great as buns for your sandwich or burger!), or you can go all-in on the sweet and use chaffles as your Saturday morning waffle alternative.

Generally speaking, it only takes about 10 minutes to make a chaffle. You’ll need a waffle maker for all chaffle recipes, and some sort of cheese and egg combo. Depending on how you want to use your chaffle (as a savory, cheesy, melt-in-your-mouth bread alternative or as a sweet, fluffy, cake-battered waffle look-alike), there are tons of recipes to try!

Below, check out 3 of our favorites.

Low Carb Chaffle Recipes

The Basic Chaffle

makes 2 chaffles

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar and jack cheese blend (or other cheese of your choice)

Directions 

  1. Preheat your waffle oven.
  2. Crack and whisk eggs lightly, then add shredded cheese mix.
  3. Once the iron is ready, pour the egg and cheese mixture onto the iron so that each waffle cavity is full.
  4. Close iron lid and let cook for 4 - 4.5 minutes.
  5. Remove the chaffle with a fork. Serve!

The Peanut Butter Chaffle

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makes 2 chaffles

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter or nut butter (without added sugar)
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tbsp low carb sweetener of your choice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Same as above! Once chaffles are ready, serve hot with butter and melted peanut butter on top, or a dollop of whip cream!

The Cheddar Chaffle

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makes 2 chaffles

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tsp heavy cream
  • Sprinkle of onion and garlic powders to taste

Directions

Again, same directions listed above. This chaffle serves for a savory, cheesy snack, but also works great as buns for your sandwich or burger, or the base for your pizza! 

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Mary Elizabeth Adams
Jul 17, 2020

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