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20+ best chaffle recipes to make today! From savory to sweet, breakfast to dinner, and dessert - we've got you covered. Chaffles are super popular low carb and keto recipe for a reason - they're easy, taste amazing, and are a perfect substitution for bread.

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  • What Is A Chaffle?
  • Why You Will ❤️ Chaffles
  • How to serve a Keto Chaffle
  • How To Make A Chaffle
  • Easy Chaffles Recipe
  • More Chaffle Recipe Ideas
  • Chaffles Storage
  • Chaffle Recipe FAQs
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What Is A Chaffle?

A chaffle is a low carb and keto take on traditional waffles but made with egg and cheese and cooked in a waffle iron. There are many delicious variations of cheese waffles, from sweet to savory, that you can enjoy!

What Is the Difference Between a Waffle and a Chaffle?

A basic chaffle is made with egg and cheese. A waffle is traditionally flour based. Those following keto have adapted the basic waffle recipe using almond or coconut flour.

In many cases, the waffle and a chaffle will have similar ingredients so the terms are used interchangeably.

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Why You Will ❤️ Chaffles

The Perfect Bread Replacement

Bread is a hard thing to give up, so whenever delicious recipes come along that gives you a taste and feel for bread, everyone's going to get excited - include me!

Easy To Make

It's so easy to make chaffles! With a basic recipe only having egg and cheese and cooked in a waffle iron a it couldn't be any easier to make!

Perfect For Any Meal

Enjoy a chaffle for any meal! From sweet to savory, there are unlimited possibilities for making.

Low Carb and Keto Waffles

Although there are many many variations on how to make a chaffle, the basic is just egg and cheese - it is therefore keto-friendly and low carb.

Family Friendly

Fix these any way you want that you know your family will love. Kids love chaffles!

How to serve a Keto Chaffle

Once you have the basic foundation, there are so many ways to serve basic keto chaffle recipe!

Wrap chaffles around a cooked hot dog, bratwurst, chicken sausage, or Italian sausage.

Replace a hamburger bun or sandwich bread with two keto chaffles for a very tasty low carb option.

A cheese waffle makes a perfect pizza crust and top with sauce and your favorite pizza toppings. See below for instructions!

Make a breakfast sandwich with an egg, cheese, and ham or sausage.

Add bagel seasoning or garlic and parmesan to make garlic parmesan chaffles.

How To Make A Chaffle

This classic basic chaffle recipe can be used in many of the below recipes - it's super easy to make!

Basic Low Carb and Keto Chaffle

A 2-ingredient, super simple chaffle you can use as a bread replacement or a bun, taco shell, and more!

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  • Egg
  • Freshly Shredded Cheese - use cheddar cheese, mozzarella, jack, pepper cheese. Freshly grated cheese melts better than pre-grated cheeses.

For exact ingredient quantities and full instructions, please see the printable recipe card below.


Preheat waffle iron to the highest setting.

In a small bowl add shredded cheese and mix well.

Pour mixture into the waffle iron and cook until the outside reached your desired crispiness. Serves 1 person

Note: if using a mini waffle iron this recipe will make 2 chaffles. If using a standard waffle iron, this will make one.

Easy Chaffles Recipe

Here are five super easy chaffle recipes that I make on a regular basis! Each recipe is a variation of the basic chaffle above. I hope you give them all a try! 🙂

Check out these chaffle recipes and get inspired! All recipes are low-carb, gluten-free, and ketogenic - with no sugar added.

Taco Chaffles

So delicious! The addition of cumin and chili powder into the chaffle batter is a fun and delicious idea!

Taco Chaffle Recipe

Chaffles make the perfect low carb and keto taco shells. Top with flavorful taco meat and your favorite taco toppings, and you've got a wonderful dinner everyone will love.

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Pizza Chaffles

Super simple and extra cheesy. Very similar to my egg crust pizza only with cheese added into the crust. So good!!

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  • Basic Chaffle Recipe - see the recipe card and use shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Pizza Sauce - if following a keto diet, make sure it is sugar-free.
  • Mozzarella Cheese - freshly grated
  • Pepperoni - use bacon, ham, Italian sausage, or any other favorite.
  • Optional - use any favorite pizza toppings.


Preheat oven to broil. Make your basic chaffle according to the instruction above, using mozzarella cheese and Italian seasoning.

Place chaffle on a small baking sheet or pizza pan. Top with pizza sauce, then mozzarella, then pepperoni. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly. Be careful not to burn! Serves 1

Pizza Chaffles

Here's the quick and simple way to make a basic low-carb keto chaffle.

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BBQ Pulled Pork Chaffles

This recipe may be keto-friendly, but it is family-friendly too. My family went nuts over this!

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  • Basic Chaffle Recipe - see recipe card (mini or standard size)
  • Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork - use 1 serving per keto waffle. The recipe is super easy!
  • Optional For Serving - keto barbecue sauce and coleslaw.


Make basic cheese waffles according to the recipe card. Top with warm BBQ pulled pork and coleslaw. Drool-worthy for sure! Serves 1

Sloppy Joe Chaffles

Sloppy joes made in the slow cooker topped on a delicious classic chaffle is the BEST and very kid friendly!

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  • 1 or 2 Basic Chaffles
  • 1 Serving Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes
  • 1 Serving Coleslaw


Make your basic chaffle according to the instructions above. Top with warm sloppy joe mixture and coleslaw. Oh my gosh- so good! Serves 1

Instant Pot Brats on a Chaffle Bun

An easy way to cook bratwurst is in an InstantPot/pressure cooker - and it takes only a few minutes! Brats wrapped in a chaffle bun - Heaven!

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  • 5 Chaffles - made with cheddar cheese
  • 1 (16-ounce) Package Bratwurst - any favorite flavor (regular, beer, jalapeno, etc)
  • 1 cup Water - broth or even low carb beer can also be used.


Set bratwurst in Instant Pot, add 1 cup water and secure lid. Select High pressure, 5 minutes cook time. Once cooking is complete, allow pressure to release naturally for approximately 7 to 8 minutes, then do a quick pressure release. Once the valve drops, carefully remove the lid. Leave brats in the pot until chaffles are ready.

This is optional, but you can pop the brats on the grill to get the nice grill marks and charbroil taste if you like!

Make your basic chaffle according to the instructions above. Because these are wrapped around the brat like a bun you don't want these too crispy. They are done when they are slightly crispy outside, but still flexible. Serve wrapped in a warm chaffle. Top with favorite ingredients - sauerkraut, mustard, ketchup, mayo, etc. Serves 5

Tip: make your chaffles while the brats are cooking. Keep them warm in the oven until ready for use.

More Chaffle Recipe Ideas

Here are popular chaffle recipes from your favorite bloggers! From sweet to savory, breakfast to dinner, and dessert - all the keto recipes you need!

Depending upon which recipe you are making you may need a belgian waffle maker and additional ingredients such as baking soda or baking powder, coconut flour, almond flour, cream cheese, butter and sugar free syrup, etc.

Savory Chaffles

Sweet Chaffles

Keto Breakfast Chaffles

Keto Dinner Chaffles

Dessert Chaffles

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Chaffles Storage

Chaffles can be refrigerated or frozen up to 4 months if stored in an airtight container or freezer safe bag. If you have multiple to freeze, separate each one with parchment paper. Place in a toaster to reheat and crisp when ready to serve.

Chaffle Recipe FAQs

What is the carb count in chaffles?

There are 2 grams of carbs in a chaffle.

Are chaffles good the next day?

Chaffles can be enjoyed the next day by reheating in a toaster or air fryer to crisp them up.

What is a chaffle made of?

A basic chaffle is made of only 2 ingredients - an egg and shredded cheddar cheese.

Why are my chaffles soggy?

Chaffles will be soggy if they are not cooked long enough. Properly cooked chaffles will be golden and slightly crispy on the outside but will remain somewhat flexible and not totally crisp on the inside - but they should never be soggy.

How much protein is in a chaffle?

A basic chaffle made of an egg and cheese has 19 grams of protein.

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Basic Keto Chaffles

A basic chaffle is super easy to make, and there are so many ways to customize it.

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Author Kori

Prep Time 3 minutes mins

Cook Time 5 minutes mins

Total Time 8 minutes mins

Course Main Dish Recipes

Cuisine American

Servings 1

Calories 302 kcal



  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup freshly grated cheddar cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, or jack cheese are all fine)


  • Note: if using a mini waffle iron this recipe will make 2 chaffles. If using a standard waffle iron, this will make one.

  • Preheat waffle iron to the highest setting.

  • In a small bowl add grated cheese and mix well.

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  • Pour mixture over the center of the hot waffle maker and close lid.

  • Cook until the outside is to your desired crispiness.

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  • Don't miss all of our helpful hints, substitution ideas, cooking tips, and other delicious recipes that can be found in our post. Check it out!
  • VARIATIONS: See our post above for making taco, pizza, instant pot bratwurst, bbq pulled pork, and sloppy joe chaffles - plus more!
  • SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Use as a bun for sandwiches, sloppy joes, tacos, burgers, hot dogs, and brats.


Calories: 302kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 19gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 243mgSodium: 441mgPotassium: 113mgSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 836IUCalcium: 427mgIron: 1mg

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Is it OK to eat chaffles everyday? ›

Eating 1 chaffle is almost 50% of that recommended daily intake. For that reason, I definitely wouldn't refer to them as a health food, but they are not necessarily unhealthy, either. Both cheese and eggs are a great high-quality protein source, and cheese is a great source of calcium.

How many carbs are in 2 chaffles? ›

Chaffles Nutrition And Carb Count

But in general, assuming you use real, whole milk cheese like cheddar or mozzarella (as opposed to cream cheese or American cheese), chaffles are entirely carb-free. A typical serving size of two chaffles contains roughly: 300 calories. 0g total carbs.

What is the difference between a waffle maker and a chaffle maker? ›

While chaffles are made with different ingredients than traditional waffles, they are both made in the same machine. The most important feature to look for when buying a waffle maker for chaffles is nonstick plates or griddles.

Can chaffles be eaten cold? ›

Serve chaffles hot or cold, but I personally prefer them hot. The recipe yields approximately 2 cheese waffles, it depends on your waffle iron size. If you are making these chaffles for more than one person, double or triple the ingredients.

How many carbs are in one chaffle? ›

This basic chaffle recipe has just 1.4 net carbs per chaffle.

Why are my chaffles not crispy? ›

Add a pinch of cheese to the baby dash then pour half of your batter, adding another pinch of cheese. This is a little secret that I swear by to ensure that you get an extra crispy chaffle. Now, cook until the light goes off.

How many carbs bump you out of ketosis? ›

Eating more than 50 grams of carbs may disrupt ketosis.

With keto diets, however, carb restrictions vary from person to person. Some people can eat more and still stay in ketosis, whereas others may need to restrict their carb intake more in order to stay in ketosis.

How many carbs keep you out of ketosis? ›

A person on the keto diet should limit their carb intake to up to 50 g a day. A person generally replaces high carb foods with fatty foods, such as eggs, dairy products, and fresh meat and fish. Wheat products and some fruits, vegetables, beans, and legumes can be high in carbs, so checking food labels is key.

Is there a chaffle maker? ›

Nostalgia My Keto Kitchen Chaffle Waffle Maker quickly makes delicious golden brown Chaffle waffles every time! With a 5" non-stick surface any wet batter will waffle your treats and snacks into single serving portions. Waffles can be cooked individually or as a batch and frozen for later.

Can you use cottage cheese to make chaffles? ›

For 2 chaffles its 300 calories and 30 grams of protein. Here is the recipe: 1/4 cup cottage cheese, 2-3 tbspn liquid egg whites OR one egg, 1/2 cup shredded cheese, red & green onions, red, yellow, & orange peppers. Cook and let crisp up on a paper towel for 1-2 minutes, then enjoy!

Why do my chaffles stick? ›

(To ensure chaffle doesn't stick, we recommend lightly brushing iron with oil, just before spooning batter onto iron.) STIR together chaffle ingredients. (Our chaffles were all tested with freshly shredded cheese, not pre-shredded.)

What foods can I eat unlimited on keto? ›

Foods you can eat on the keto diet include fish and seafood, meat and poultry, non-starchy vegetables like bell peppers, broccoli, and zucchini, avocados, berries, nuts and seeds, eggs, high-fat dairy products, olive oil and other oils, and high-cocoa chocolate.

Can I eat keto bread everyday? ›

You can, maybe a slice or two here and there, but you ideally don't want to be eating too much of it. This is because a keto diet involves eating minimal carbs; less than 50g a day. However, a slice of bread contains around 20g of carbs, which is quite a chunk of your daily carbohydrate allocation.

Is it healthy to eat waffles daily? ›

Let's be honest: Waffles may be delicious, but they aren't exactly good for you. They're usually made with ingredients that nutritionists say to limit, such as white flour, butter, and lots of sugar. A Belgian waffle from IHOP, for example, has 590 calories, 29 grams of fat, and 17 grams of sugars.

Can you eat keto desserts everyday? ›

If you're following a keto diet and enjoy snacking on keto desserts, it's not necessarily a bad thing. However, it's important to remember that these treats are still desserts and should be eaten in moderation.

How many calories is one chaffle? ›

There are 156 calories in 1 waffle Chaffle.


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