Plain Chaffle


Chaffles are a big deal when you are on a ketogenic diet. They are one of the easiest things to make AND you can make different variations. My favorite is the cinnamon chaffle and the not so eggy chaffle.

  • What is a chaffle? Chaffle is cheese + waffle = chaffle. A chaffle can be used as a bread substitute. I've used it for BLTs, bun for a hamburger, and just as a waffle. In almost every website you'll find, chaffles are made with only two ingredients (cheese and egg), however, mine is a bit different. I add in baking powder and almond flour so they can fluff up in the waffle maker.

  • What kitchen tools do I need to make a chaffle? You will need a small mixing bowl, fork or spatula, and then a waffle maker. Due to having a big family, I chose the Hamilton Beach, 4 slice waffle maker, but if I was to do it again, I'd purchase one that has removeable plates, like this one; Hamilton Beach Flip Belgian Waffle Maker.

Now let me walk you through how to make these chaffles:

  • Preheat your waffle maker. You want it hot so that when the batter is placed on the pan, it will start cooking right away!

  • Collect ingredients. The normal chaffle recipe is only egg and shredded cheese, but I added a couple more ingredients because I wanted more of a waffle flavor. For the cheese, I do the thicker shredded cheese, but fine shredded works as well, however, it will become more crunchy if you go this route.

  • Mix ingredients. Mix all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl with a fork or spatula.

  • Cook your chaffle. Spoon the mixture onto two of the waffle grates and close the waffle maker. Cook for 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Cooking tip: You are going to see a lot of steam because of the cheese. That's VERY normal!

Once your chaffle is done cooking, eat it with a hamburger patty, make it into a sandwich, or just drizzle some sugar free syrup on it. Enjoy!


Plain Chaffle Recipe

Course: Breakfast or Main Dish

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3-4 minutes

Serving: 2 medium size waffle (2 mini waffles)

Ingredients:

1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)

1 large egg

2 tablespoons almond flour (or 2 teaspoons coconut flour)

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

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