Learn Everything You Need to Know about Chaffles! Here is how to make the perfect fluffy Chaffle for all of your keto meal prep needs! Each of these keto Chaffle recipes is low carb, gluten free and can easily be frozen for an easy breakfast!
What is a chaffle?
Here is Everything You Need to Know about Chaffles! Chaffles are a “cheese waffle” or a waffle made without traditional all-purpose flour. Chaffles are low carb, gluten free, keto and sugar free, making them perfect for your keto diet! These keto waffles are such a fantastic food while you’re on a keto diet because they offer a healthy dose of fat while remaining very low in carbs.
Chaffles are rich, cheesy and super satisfying. But I’ve also perfected ways to make delectably sweet Chaffles! So you can still enjoy a quick, easy keto breakfast that is perfectly sweet! Chaffles are the perfect base for so many delicious keto recipes! You can use these chaffles for a cheeseburger bun, a salad bowl or even for a keto pizza!
Ingredients in keto waffles
Here are the ingredients for our Basic Keto Chaffle. I have several varieties of flavored chaffles below, and those recipes will require additional ingredients.
- Eggs- size large
- Shredded cheese- for the basic chaffle, you can use any type of cheese you like
- Almond flour and baking flour
Why do I use almond flour and baking powder in my chaffle recipes?
I personally feel that adding almond flour gives the batter much more structure, so your chaffles come out similar to the texture of bread. Baking powder also adds to the volume of the batter, which makes your chaffles much fluffier. This way, the texture is more like what you can expect from a traditional waffle! Since this is Everything You Need to Know about Chaffles, I wanted to include this detail in case you’ve seen chaffles prepared with only eggs and cheese.
How do you make these keto waffle recipes?
These Chaffles are just as easy to make as waffles! Allow your waffle iron to heat up while you mix together your batter. Spray your iron with a nonstick spray and add enough batter to fill the waffle maker to about 3/4 full.
Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until there is no longer any steam coming from the iron. Allow your Chaffles to sit for a few minutes to crisp up, then enjoy! I use a Mini Waffle Iron for all of my chaffles, except for my chaffle bowls. For those recipes, I use this Mini Waffle Bowl Maker. Both turn out deliciously fluffy chaffles every time!\
How many carbs are in chaffles?
The carb count will depend on whichever chaffle recipe you are making, but each of my chaffles below is keto and low carb! For example, my Cinnamon Roll Chaffle is only 2 net carbs and my Sausage Jalapeno Chaffles are 1.8 net carbs each. Any of my keto waffle recipes is going to keep you on track with your low carb diet! If you check out the recipes below in the list of Everything You Need to Know about Chaffles, you’ll see the carb count for every recipe.
Are these Chaffles good for keto meal prep?
Chaffles are one of my favorite foods for keto meal prep! After you make your chaffles, allow them to cool before storing in the fridge. You can reheat your chaffles in a number of different ways.
- Air Fryer – This is the crispiest way; Heat to 300 degrees F and cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Waffle Maker – Preheat the waffle maker, pop the chaffle in, and close the maker for about a minute.
- Toaster – Just like you would toast bread, place the chaffle in and let it toast for 30 seconds or so.
- Oven/Toaster Oven – Warm oven to 350 degrees F and cook 4-5 minutes.
- Stovetop – Heat a dry pan to medium and cook 1 minute on each side.
- Microwave – Not ideal; the chaffles get very soggy.
Can I freeze these chaffle recipes?
Absolutely! Chaffles freeze very well. Just allow your chaffles to completely cool before placing in a freezer bag. I recommend separating the chaffles with parchment paper so they don’t stick. Your chaffles will stay fresh for up to 6 months in the freezer. When you are ready to enjoy your frozen chaffles, allow them to thaw on the counter for at least 30 minutes, or set overnight in the fridge.