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Everything You Need To Know About Chaffles: My 3 Favorite Chaffle Recipes

Everything You Need To Know About Chaffles: My 3 Favorite Chaffle Recipes

All Things Chaffle

In this article:

  • What is the chaffle?
  • The best kitchen gadgets for making chaffles
  • The different kinds of chaffles
  • My wonder bread chaffle, the chocffle, and the cheesy chaffle recipes you need in your keto recipe repertoire!
Wonder Bread Chaffle from Your Keto Kitchen
Chocffle from Your Keto Kitchen

What is the Chaffle?

If you are just arriving at the keto and low-carb world, you may start hearing a lot of buzz about the chaffle. There is good reason for the hype! I feel that the chaffle is one of the better bread stand-ins that are permitted in this WOE. The chaffle was dubbed thusly because it is commonly a combination of cheese and other ingredients poured into a waffle maker, until a golden brown, delicious, bread substitute, that sustains a vast population of keto and low-carb dieters is produced! Another selling point for the chaffle is that it can be used as a bread substitute for individuals who have celiac disease or gluten intolerance, as almost all chaffle recipes contain no wheat, barley, or rye!

What You Will Need

  • Almond flour, I like Bob’s, Red Mill.
  • Coconut flour, I am using Better Body Foods Coconut Flour.
  • Mayonnaise
  • Xanthan gum, helps bind baked goods in the absence of gluten!
  • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Cream Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Baking powder
  • Cream Cheese
  • A mini waffle maker is a must-have.
  • An appetite, you are going to want to try all of these recipes!

The Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Dash Mini Waffle Maker

This mini waffle maker is a must-have! It creates the perfect sandwich-sized chaffles in just a few minutes. The non-stick surface was a breeze to clean up, and to boot, it looks like an adorable tiny red spaceship! It is not too spendy either. You can pick one up here! Read the full review on our reviews page.

Different Variations of Chaffles

The Wonder Bread Chaffle

Ingredients for the wonder bread chaffle.

There are so many different recipes out there for different kinds of chaffles. The first one we are going to talk about is the wonder bread chaffle. This little beauty is reminiscent of the soft white bread that mom used to make your sandwiches on when you were a kid. Crusts cut off. It really does make a great bread substitute, I would venture so far as to say, one of my favorites so far!

My Wonder Bread Chaffle Recipe

In my wonder bread chaffle recipe, I use a combination of coconut and almond flour. The coconut flour helps reduce some of the moisture and adds more of a breadlike consistency. I find that some of the recipes circling the internet have too much of an eggy taste. In my recipe, I use 2 egg whites instead of one whole egg. I find that this helps reduce the eggy taste and gives my chaffle a lighter and crispier texture.

Wonder Bread Chaffle BLT from

Let’s Eat

I like to use my wonder bread chaffles as sandwich “bread” or burger “buns”, but this recipe is so adaptable. If you have eaten wonder bread, then you know it is a blank slate, and like the traditional wonder bread from which this chaffle takes its name, you can play with this recipe!

Ideas to try:

  • Add everything bagel seasoning to the batter, and top with cream cheese.
  • Add stevia and vanilla to the batter, and top with keto whipped cream and berries.
  • Make a grilled cheese!

When they come off of the waffle iron I let them cool. I prefer a little bit of a crispier outside so I pop mine in the toaster and they are perfect!

Wonder Bread Chaffles

  • 2 Tbs almond flour
  • 1 tsp coconut flour
  • 2 egg whites beaten
  • 1 Tbs mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Beat the egg whites, combine the water, mayonnaise, and coconut flour and allow to sit for a few minutes to absorb moisture.

Add in the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into a heated mini waffle iron and cook approximately 5 minutes or until golden brown.

Cheesy Chaffles

Savory cheesy chaffles are another one of those unique benefits of eating the keto diet. They are higher in fat and lower in carbs perfect for our WOE. The cheese in the batter caramelizes just a bit adding a lovely chewy texture that gluten-free bread substitutes often lack.

My Cheesy Everything Bagel Chaffle With Onion and Chive Whipped Cream Cheese

There are so many variations of the cheesy chaffle out there. My recipe for the Cheesy Everything Bagel Chaffle hits some high notes! I used a combination of almond and coconut flour (you will hear me say this again and again) because I believe it produces the best breadlike texture. I also added xanthan gum to help bind the ingredients and give a better chew.

These chaffles can be stored in the fridge and popped in the toaster for an on the go breakfast option!

Onion and Chive Whipped Cream Cheese

  • 1/2 a block cream cheese
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 2 to 3 chives chopped

Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature and then mix with a hand mixer until it becomes light and fluffy. Add the heavy cream and whip until the heavy cream and cream cheese are whipped. Mix in the garlic and onion powder using the hand mixer, and then fold in the chives.

Cheesy Everything Bagel Chaffle

  • 1 Tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tsp of coconut flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/2 tsp everything but the bagel seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Combine the egg, water, and coconut flour in a bowl and allow to sit for a few minutes to absorb moisture. I chop my mozzarella into smaller bits for more even distribution, then combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Split the batter in half, and cook for 5 minutes using a mini waffle maker.

Dessert Chaffles

The beauty of this keto food lies in it’s versatility. You can and should experiment in your own kitchen with different chaffle recipes and find the ones that you love! Once you have a base that you love you can really play around with different flavor profiles. I am thinking about trying out a strawberries and cream chaffle dessert, a cinnamon sugar one, and of course let’s not forget about the chocolate chaffle.

My Chocffle Recipe

The chocffle (pronounced choc-full) is a dessert chaffle made with my almond/coconut flour base and cream cheese instead of mayonnaise. With the addition of cocoa powder, stevia, and vanilla, this dreamy sweet treat topped with luscious keto whipped cream and sprinkled with sugar-free chocolate chips is “choc-full” of flavor (sorry, I had to)!

Chocffle from

When I make these I only add a 1/2 teaspoon of stevia, and that does not sweeten them very much. I serve them dolloped very generously with keto whipped cream and sugar-free chocolate chips that lend all of the sweetness to this dessert dish that I personally need. However, you can adjust the level as you see fit by adding more stevia when you mix up the batter.

Chocffle ingredients

Keto Whipped Cream

Keto whipped cream is just like any other whipped cream simply substitute the sugar for a keto-friendly sweetener. To get my whipped cream to stand up faster, I chill my cream and my mixer attachment for a few minutes before I get started. About a minute into whipping the heavy cream, I add my sweetener and vanilla.

My Chocffle Recipe

  • 2 Tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tsp coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp stevia
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1 Tbsp cream cheese softened
  • 1 egg beaten

Combine the softened cream cheese, water, and egg, and mix well. Add the coconut flour. Mix well, and allow it to sit to absorb moisture. Add all of the remaining ingredients and mix them well. Split the batter in half and pour about a 1/4 cup into a preheated mini waffle maker. Cook for approximately 5 minutes.

As Always, Happy Snacking!

In summary, the chaffle is a ridiculously tasty, versatile, low-carb, keto-friendly, bread substitute that is the amalgamation of the words cheese and waffle. It can be used to keep your sandwiches stacked neatly, as a great substitute for a bagel, as the base for a pizza, or as a chocolatey dessert. You could probably even put sugar-free syrup on it and eat it like a waffle!

As always, Happy snacking!

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