Keto “Chaffles” – Cheese + Waffles

by Clean Keto Lifestyle

What are Keto Chaffles? They are only the biggest craze to hit keto foods because they are crispy with the perfect waffle-like texture. Make some keto chaffles tonight for an unforgettable keto meal. These chaffles are keto, low-carb, grain-free, and gluten-free!

Keto Chaffles

Keto Chaffles – Cheese + Waffles

Say hello to keto chaffles!

Cutting out all carbs used to mean giving up on one of the most indulgent brunch staples – waffles! But not anymore.

Chaffles are a gift from above.

They are crispy and flaky, just like their carb-filled counterparts.

Keto chaffles are essentially made up of just cheese and eggs.

There are a ton of variations out there. We experimented was a bunch of different versions and finally created the perfect combination of ingredients that tastes just like regular waffles.

Keto Chaffles

How to Make Chaffles aka Keto Waffles

Chaffles is such a fun little word. Cheese + Waffles = Chaffles!

But we didn't want our keto chaffles to taste like fried eggs. We wanted them to resemble regular waffles, with all their flaky and crunchy goodness.

We combined two different kinds of cheese  – both cheddar and cream cheese – and added them to eggs and almond flour. Then, sprinkled in some baking powder to make them flakier.

The result is pure keto chaffle perfection.

Keto Chaffles

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The Best Cheese for Chaffles

We used a combination of cheddar cheese with cream cheese for the chaffles. The cream cheese rounds out the sharpness of the cheddar with its rich and tangy flavor.

Plus, the cream cheese melts and makes a nice and thick chaffle.

You are on keto to take care of your body. So treat it the best by choosing the best quality dairy products. Look for labels such as raw, organic, 100% grass-fed.

100% grass-fed dairy means exactly what it says: the dairy comes from cows that eat only grass. That means they are not eating corn, soy, and or any other grains, which can cause inflammation.

Grass-fed, organic cheese gives you essential omega-3 fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).

In fact, grass-fed dairy has:

  • 147% more omega-3 than non-organic, non-grass-fed dairy
  • 125% percent more CLA than non-organic, non-grass-fed dairy

Keto Chaffles

My Chaffles Aren't Crispy

There are a few things that could lead to soft chaffles (and no one likes that!).

  • Keep the waffle iron closed the entire time. If you open it too soon to check on them, they won't crisp up correctly.
  • Measure everything closely. If you use too much cream cheese it could make them softer.
  • Leaving out almond flour. This is an essential ingredient. If you only use cheese and eggs, it will turn out either like an omelet or a thick fried cheese waffle.

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Different Types of Chaffles

The most basic chaffle is made with just 1 egg and 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. We added a few more ingredients to help them look, taste, and feel like regular waffles.

Take our basic recipe here and make your own variations and flavors. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Keto Chaffles

Keto Chaffles Step-By-Step

Are you ready to get in the kitchen and make your own?

Here are step-by-step instructions to show you exactly how yo make your keto chaffles and fried chicken.

P.S. It is so easy!!

Keto Chaffles

Step #1. Gather all of Your Ingredients

Grab your ingredients and organize them in mixing bowls:

Keto Chaffle Ingredients

Step #2. Make the Batter

Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

The batter should look like the picture below.

Keto Chaffle Batter

Step #3. Cook the Waffles

Pour the batter into a greased waffle maker on high heat. (Use 1/3 cup batter for a 7-inch round waffle maker or 3/4 cup batter for a Belgian waffle maker.)

Close the lid and allow the batter to cook for about 5 minutes (or according to your waffle maker's instructions).

Carefully transfer the cooked chaffle to a plate or basket to cool slightly.  Then repeat the process until you have used all the batter.

Serve these chaffles with some grass-fed butter or ghee, or even top them with some sugar-free syrup

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Angelique September 25, 2019 - 9:44 pm

OMG I just made for for dinner & it is one of the best things I’ve made in the last three years of being keto. My husband & I gobbled it up. It was also my first time ever even having chicken & waffles. Boy was I missing out all these years.

Clean Keto Lifestyle September 26, 2019 - 9:58 am

Hi Angelique!!! Thank you so much for the kind words! So glad that you loved them!

Angelique October 11, 2019 - 1:21 pm

FYI this batter makes the BEST minute micro bread ever! So good you don’t even need to toast it. Chewy & delicious with butter & would work great as a sandwich to grilled cheese, etc.


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