How to Make the Best Chaffles

A chaffle is something of a Keto marvel. If following a Keto lifestyle or simply going low carb, but craving bread, a chaffle is a great option. It’s bready without the bread. But what are chaffles?

The basic chaffle is made of egg and cheese. That mixture is cooked in a mini waffle maker and comes out looking like a cheesy waffle (aka chaffle). We came up with a few enhancements to the recipe that will up your chaffle game.

First, add a little almond flour. Almond flour gives the chaffle a more bready texture. Second, a pinch of cream of tartar with the egg is real secret. The cream of tartar, along with spraying a little cooking spray, helps to crisp the chaffle.

Wondering how you could use a chaffle? There are many ways! Use two chaffles for a bacon, egg, and cheese or a BLT sandwich. It can be a base for eggs benedict or pizza. Or, top with some berries and cream or sugar-free syrup for a sweet treat.

Chaffles are so simple to prepare. The total cooking time from start to finish is about 10 minutes. The only accessory you’ll need is a mini waffle maker. Nowadays, you can find them online or at a big box retailer near you (like Walmart, Target, etc). These freeze wonderfully too. Spend some time meal prepping chaffles. Once cool, place them in a resealable bag and put in the freezer. Take a chaffle out as needed and warm in a toaster oven.


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp almond flour
  • 1 pinch of cream of tartar
  • Avocado or coconut oil cooking spray


1. Preheat the mini waffle maker.

2. In a small bowl, mix together almond flour and a pinch of cream of tartar.

3. In a separate bowl, beat 1 egg.

4. Add the almond flour mixture to the beaten egg; mix together.

5. Next, add the cheddar cheese. Stir into the egg mixture.

6. Spray the mini waffle maker with cooking spray.

7. Pour 1/4 cup of the chaffle batter into the mini waffle maker.

8. Spread out the mixture evenly. Close the lid and cook it for 4 to 5 minutes.

9. Use a fork to remove the chaffle from the mini waffle maker. Let cool slightly on a wire rack. Best served warm.

Note: If making these for a small crowd, a second mini waffle maker is recommended. They’re so delicious they go fast!

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Harry Warner - Nov 2, 2019
I have been making these Chaffles for some time now. YouTube has a ton of ideas; however, I have not seen one with both cream of tartar and almond flour..which I will try. I did purchase two of the small waffle makers; however, quickly realized that having one waffle maker to make two waffles was the way to go. As you know, for a sandwich you need two Chaffles and I found it was a bit of a pain to have only one small waffle maker and since I need two I decided to get a regular waffle maker. Fortunately, while looking for stuff at the local Goodwill I cam across a very good used waffle maker for $3.00. Works wonders.
Becky Howell - Nov 1, 2019
Linda, In my experience with chaffles a recipe with a small Dash Waffle Iron calling for 1 egg makes 2 chaffles.
Linda Farrell - Nov 1, 2019
Also, could you possibly make a printable recipe card when you post recipes. Printing this recipe takes about 8 pages. Thanks.
Linda Farrell - Nov 1, 2019
These sound great, but how much does this recipe make? One or two Chaffles? What if I want to make lots of them and freeze for breakfasts - say 10 or more.. what's the amount of each ingredient. I would also make regular sized Chaffles in a regular waffle maker.
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