Chaffles are an amazingly easy, low carb/keto way to switch up your morning breakfast routine! Only 2 ingredients and a mini waffle maker are needed for this chaffle recipe with tons of room to get creative!
If Chaffles are your thing, you will probably love my low carb Cloud Bread Recipe too!
An Easy and Low Carb Chaffle Recipe!
Oh don’t you worry…I’m not going all keto or low carb over here, but it is nice to have a fun option to switch up your everyday breakfast! Chaffles are easy enough for your kids to make on their own, so you can get them out the door with a high protein breakfast in the morning. I’m excited to share this easy breakfast idea with you, as Chaffles have quickly become one of our favorites!
What Is A Chaffle?
Ok, yes, “Chaffle” is kind of a silly word, and I certainly didn’t invent them. But a chaffle is a waffle made from cheese and eggs. So ok, it’s not REALLY a waffle, but you do make them in a waffle iron…hence the crispy exterior and fluffy insides.
You don’t need flour or baking powder to make Chaffles, which is the whole point! And they’re just a fun and easy way to switch up an omelet or frittata.
Only 2 Base Recipe Ingredients!
Yep, like I said before only 2 ingredients: cheese and eggs! I’m going to share different variations on how to flavor chaffles below, but picky eaters might just be fine with eggs and cheese! You can use different types of cheeses, but I have found that either cheddar, mozzarella, or a cheddar blend work great, especially if you are going to season them, as they are mild and creamy cheeses that pair with lots of different flavors!
How To Make Chaffles
Making chaffles is SO easy. Here are the simple steps:
- In a bowl whisk together your egg and cheese.
- Season or add mix-ins and stir to combine.
- Heat your waffle maker and coat lightly with nonstick spray.
- Pour out a portion of the egg mixture into the hot waffle iron.
- Cook for 3 minutes or until golden!
What Kind Of Waffle Iron Should You Use?
A mini waffle iron works best. You can pick one up at Target or Walmart, or here’s the link to one that I have!
We like the mini size because they work great for sandwiches. But you can also use a Belgium Waffle Maker too!
- Use finely grated cheese for even cooking.
- Make sure your waffle iron is preheated to get the crispiest texture!
- If you’re making a larger batch, place them on a wire rack instead of stacking on a plate warm to eliminate steam under the chaffle so they firm up and don’t get a little soggy on the bottom!
- If you prefer a more “bread-like” texture you can add in almond flour…start with 2 teaspoons and play around with what you like!
- Most cheese works great, but hard cheeses don’t melt quite as well, changing the texture slightly.
- Pop them in a toaster oven to get extra crispy if you would like to use them as the “bun” for a low carb sandwich.
- For extra crispy edges sprinkle a little cheese in your waffle iron before you add your egg mixture and the cheese will brown up creating crispy edges!
Can You Double This Recipe?
Yes, absolutely! I regularly double and even triple the recipe when making these for my family!
Topping and Mix-In Ideas:
- My go-to: Salt, pepper, garlic powder, a little parsley, and a dash of hot sauce is my simple, everyday seasoning blend!
- Mexican: Salt, a dash of cumin, garlic powder, and cayenne gives them a Southwest vibe.
- Greek: Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and oregano!
- BBQ: Salt, pepper, and a teaspoon or two of BBQ sauce!
- Jalapeno Popper: Salt, pepper, bacon bits, and diced jalapeno
- My go-to: I always use mozzarella cheese AND 1- ounce of cream cheese when I’m in the mood to make them sweet. I don’t add any seasoning except a pinch of sugar substitute and but top them with butter and syrup or jam!
- Cinnamon Sugar: Use mozzarella cheese and 1- ounce of cream cheese. Sprinkle in mixture of 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (or sugar substitute) and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon while they are still warm.
- Pumpkin Spice: Use mozzarella and 1- ounce of cream cheese, plus 2- tablespoons pumpkin puree and 1/4- teaspoon of cinnamon with a pinch of sugar substitute.
- Chocolate Chip: Use mozzarella cheese, a pinch of sugar substitute, and a tablespoon of mini chocolate chips.
How To Eat Chaffles…
This might seem like a silly topic…how to eat chaffles? But drop your fork because we’re thinking outside the box!
- Use 2 chaffles in place of bread for a hearty and low carb breakfast sandwich! Sausage or ham with a little spinach would be great!
- Cut you chaffles into sticks! You can dip them in ketchup, aioli, or even ranch!
- Use them for a taco shell! Have a little leftover taco meat? Make Chaffle Tacos!
How Long Will Chaffles Keep?
They will be great in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Just pop them in the toaster, or a preheated 350°F oven for a few minutes and you’re good to go!
You could even reheat them in the microwave, just note they will be soft and not crisp!
Can You Freeze Chaffles?
Absolutely! You can just reheat them like you would leftover, in the toaster or oven. You might need to add a few extra minutes, but it will be quick!
These easy low carb/keto friendly “Chaffles” are going to be your new go-to breakfast! They’re egg and cheese cooked in a waffle maker, creating a delicious alternative to boring omelettes or frittatas!
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup mild cheddar or mozzarella cheese
- optional seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsley
- Heat a 4- inch waffle maker to high heat.
- Whisk together the egg and cheese, seasoning as desired.
- Lightly coat the waffle iron with nonstick spray.
- Spread half of the mixture (scant 1/4 cup) into the hot waffle iron. Cook for 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Transfer to a wire rack and cook the remaining egg mixture.
- Serve warm.
If you prefer crispier chaffles, place in the toaster oven until crisp. This is great if using for sandwiches.
See the post for full recipe variation ideas.
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