A chaffle, a trendy and ingenious creation from the people on the low-carb and keto diets, is a delightful fusion of two key ingredients: cheese and waffles. The name itself is a playful combination of “cheese” and “waffle.” As you’ll see with these chaffle recipes, they are incredibly simple to make, requiring just a mixture of shredded cheese (usually mozzarella or cheddar) and eggs, which is then cooked in a waffle iron. The result? A crispy, golden-brown waffle that’s not only gluten-free but also low in carbs, making it a popular choice among health-conscious individuals. 

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Chaffles are versatile and can be customized with various add-ins like herbs, spices, or even almond flour to enhance the flavor. They can be enjoyed as a sandwich bread substitute, a base for pizzas, or simply on their own, offering a satisfying, guilt-free treat for those following a carb-conscious lifestyle. These chaffle recipes range from savory to sweet and will have you upping your meal prep, low carb game. Let’s dig in! 

1. Basic Chaffle Recipe

Let’s start with the basics. This chaffle is made with three simple ingredients: egg, almond flour, and mozzarella cheese. It comes out light, fluffy, and slightly crispy on the outside. It makes a fantastic snack on the go, or you can even use it as bread for an egg sandwich for an extra boost of protein. 

2. Cinnamon Roll Chaffle

Cinnamon rolls are definitely not low carb friendly, but this chaffle recipe for a cinnamon roll version will curb those cravings. It even comes with a yummy icing. If you’re worried about the fact that cheese is still used even in sweet chaffle recipes, don’t be. Mozzarella is a soft, bland cheese that will take on the flavors of whatever you put with it. You won’t be tasting cheese in this cinnamon roll.  

3. Chaffle Recipes: Oreo 

This keto Oreo chaffle recipe transforms a basic chaffle recipe into a sweet dessert with the addition of a sugar-free substitute, cocoa powder, and sweet toppings. It’s perfect for anyone on a low-carb diet. It uses black cocoa powder, cream cheese, and Swerve icing sugar to get the Oreo flavor. 

4. Churro Chaffle

Cinnamon and waffles go hand in hand, so a churro flavored chaffle is a natural fit. All you need to make this low-carb chaffle recipe are eggs, shredded hard mozzarella cheese, almond flour, vanilla extract, cinnamon, baking powder, erythritol or any other keto sweetener you like. The sweet cinnamon coating on the chaffle is a delicious crunch to bite into. 

5. Chaffle Recipes: Rye Bread

On the savory side of chaffles, we have unlimited options, like this rye bread. This savory rye bread chaffle goes well with many dishes, including a keto Reuben sandwich, a traditional pastrami on rye sandwich, and cream cheese and smoked salmon. It will elevate any breakfast, lunch, or dinner so that you’re not missing out on the fun food while also being low carb. 

6. Bloomin’ Onion Chaffle Sticks

A bloomin’ onion is far from healthy, but the classic appetizer gets a healthy twist with this recipe. You can fully enjoy all the yummy flavor a bloomin’ onion offers without the guilt of eating a load of calories and fat. If you share this keto Onion Chaffle recipe with 3 friends, you will be consuming 163 calories with only 3 carbs, which is a good savings from the Outback Blooming Onion appetizer.

7. Chaffle Recipes: Garlic Bread

You can whip these garlic bread chaffles up in less than 10 minutes, which means you don’t have to wait for pasta night to enjoy these. You can have them for a mid-afternoon snack if you want. They’re healthy, low carb, and absolutely tasty. You could even make them for pasta night so that you have room to enjoy the pasta without adding the carbs from real bread into the mix. 

8. Grilled Cheese Keto Chaffles

This grilled cheese chaffle recipe is great because you can use any variety of cheese that you want. It’s yours to experiment with. A bit of mayo will add extra creaminess, but you’ll love all the cheesiness you get out of this grilled cheese chaffle. It’s great for kids too. 


9. Everything But the Bagel Chaffles

A new breakfast is in town, and it’s going to wow you! Everything But the Bagel Chaffles are packed with flavor without adding carbs. This chaffle recipe is one ingredient more than the basic chaffle of egg and cheese, but it is less “eggy” in taste and the amount of batter is slightly increased without becoming loaded with carbs. 

10. Peanut Butter Chaffles

You’re going to want to keep this chaffle recipe on hand because a peanut butter chaffle can lean savory or sweet. You can use these peanut butter chaffles for a savory grilled cheese sandwich, or keep it traditional and add sugar-free jelly for a low carb PB&J. Great for lunches on the go. 

11. Chaffle Recipes: Buffalo Chicken

You’re five ingredients away from an amazing, buffalo chicken chaffle lunch. The buffalo chicken flavor really punches through in this recipe, and you won’t have time to miss the carbs. They’re delicious with a bit of a kick that pairs well with the cheesiness of the chaffle. These would make a great breakfast sandwich too. 

12. Pumpkin Pecan Keto Chaffles

Perfect for fall, these pumpkin pecan keto chaffles will have you in the autumn mood. The idea of pumpkin for breakfast sounds like pure Heaven. These chaffles taste more like real waffles because the addition of the pumpkin puree helps keep them soft and tender. Pumpkin is packed with fiber, so you’re getting extra nutrients. 

13. Low Carb Pizza Chaffles

You absolutely have to make little pizzas with chaffles. This would be a fun movie night idea that the whole family can join in on. Set up a pizza bar so everyone can add their favorite toppings, and you have a fun, family, healthy dinner!  Just make sure everyone agrees on the movie beforehand, because you don’t want these chaffles sitting around and getting cold. 

14. Crab Rangoon Chaffles

Get the amazing flavor of crab rangoon without the high fat fried wontons getting in the way. The addition of crab and cream cheese to these chaffles gives it a world of flavor. It’ll be your new favorite for breakfast or lunches for sure. The sweet chili sauce is easy to make, and it’s low carb as well. 

15. The Best Keto Chocolate Chaffles

A list of chaffle recipes is not complete without a chocolate chaffle. Most chaffle recipes recommend combining the ingredients with a fork, but this recipe states that a stick blender works best. Once pureed, you have an amazing, thick batter that cooks up just like a regular waffle. A bit of cool whip on these and you have a yummy, chocolaty dessert. 

16. Hot Ham and Swiss Chaffles

Skip the high calorie, high carb croissants, and make these hot ham and Swiss chaffles instead. You need just six ingredients to pack these chaffles with flavor and protein. Dijon mustard pairs perfectly with the Swiss, giving it a kick while also balancing out the richness of the cheesy waffle. 

17. Chaffle Recipes: Cheddar Chicken and Broccoli

If you’re looking for a full meal all in one, check out these cheddar chicken and broccoli chaffles. Keep it simple by using rotisserie chicken to make this chaffle recipe. Or if you have it, you can easily use leftover baked chicken, crockpot taco chicken meat, or bake some chicken to use. Chaffles are versatile! 

18. Low Carb Big Mac Chaffle

Curb those fast food cravings and stay on track with this low carb big mac chaffle recipe. It’s delicious, hearty, and the healthiest substitute you’re going to find for a Big Mac. It’s amazing the amount of flavor you can pack into this waffle sandwich with just a few ingredients. The sauce is the key, so don’t skip it. 

19. Chaffle Recipes: Egg Benedict

Chaffle Benedicts are a great idea for a weekend brunch when you want to stay on track, but make something fun for you and a few friends. These chaffle benedicts will impress your friends enough that they might even join you on your low carb journey. It requires just a few simple ingredients and is easy to make. 

20. Chaffle Recipes: Crispy Taco Shells

Embrace low carb Taco Tuesday by using these taco chaffles for your taco shells. They’re perfectly crispy without being greasy, so not only are you going to stay on track with your diet, but you’re going to feel good after the meal as well. With this recipe, you no longer have to continuously just eat taco salads – you can have tacos too. 

21. Chaffle Recipes: Crispy Fried Pickles

Getting fried pickles at a restaurant can cost you anywhere from 50-70 carbs per order. Crazy, right?! Skip that and make these crispy fried pickle chaffles right at home. You’ll enjoy the same delicious tangy taste without wasting all your calories and carbs. These are great for game days too and will ensure there’s something there for you to eat. 

Grab your waffle iron, the recipe that snagged your eye, and get your Chaffle on!

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