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)
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)
1 large egg
2 tablespoons almond flour (or 2 teaspoons coconut flour)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder