Keto Waffles Explained

If you're following an alternative diet, you can still enjoy your favorite foods. These keto waffle recipes will give you the best of both worlds. Learn all about the keto waffle, how to make it, and five keto waffle recipes for you to experiment with and enjoy!

What is a Chaffle?

A keto waffle, or chaffle, is a mixture of eggs, cheese, and other high-fat and low-carb ingredients that abide by keto standards. Chaffle comes from the combination of the two words "cheese waffle," referencing one of the main ingredients used to make chaffles. Other ingredients like cranberries, crushed pork rinds, and cinnamon can be added to keto waffles to give them a more flavorful taste. Keto-friendly waffles require minor preparation and are great to serve to your guests for continental breakfast.

5 Chaffle Recipes

Depending on what taste you are looking for, either sweet or savory, you will find the best chaffle recipe for your tastebuds.

Making Keto Waffles

Sweet Keto Waffles

Choose from a variety of sweet keto-friendly waffle recipes that will make you think you are eating the real thing.

1. Brie and Cranberry Keto Waffles

For a refreshing morning waffle, try this easy brie and cranberry keto waffle mix!

  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of preferred sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons of frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 a cup of shredded brie cheese
  1. Melt brie cheese slightly to soften for mixture.
  2. Combine egg, sweetener, cranberries, and brie cheese together.
  3. Pour mixture into waffle iron and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Check every minute after the 3-minute mark to make sure it doesn’t burn.
2. Sweet Cinnamon Keto Waffles

This recipe is a little more complex, but still simple and easy to make.

Sweet Cinnamon Waffles
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 cup of fine almond flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of preferred sweetener
  1. Separate eggs with yolks in one bowl and whites in a slightly larger bowl.
  2. Combine all other ingredients together and set aside.
  3. Beat the egg whites until they begin to form peaks and become light and fluffy.
  4. Pour egg yolks into the dry mixture and stir. Then add egg whites into the bowl and stir slowly.
  5. Once the waffle iron is heated up, pour keto waffle mix onto iron, and cook for 4 minutes.
  6. Repeat with the last of the mixture to make more waffles if needed.

Savory Keto Waffles

To get a more savory-tasting waffle, you can use a basic chaffle recipe and build on it from there.

1. Plain Waffles

See below for a basic, yet delicious chaffle recipe that allows you to embellish it however you would like.

  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of shredded cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, and provolone are best)
  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Combine shredded cheese of your choice with the egg. You can add spices or salt to the cheese and egg mixture to add more flavor.
  3. Spray waffle iron and pour mixture into the iron.
  4. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Top with whipped cream cheese and sour cream if you would like.
2. Pork Rind Keto-Friendly Waffles

These pork rind chaffles are more than what you might expect. Easily whip these up and enjoy.

  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup of crushed pork rinds
  1. Grind up the pork rinds until they are small and grain sized.
  2. Preheat waffle iron.
  3. Combine egg, cheese, and pork rinds together.
  4. Pour mixture into waffle iron and cook for 4 minutes, checking waffles after 2 minutes to avoid burning.
  5. Top with whipped cream cheese and sour cream if you would like.
3. Onion and Cheese Keto Waffles

For a much more savory keto-friendly waffle, sautee some onions, shred some cheese, and impress your taste buds.

  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup of diced white onion
  • 1 tsp mustard
  1. Heat up a small pan and add oil. Add onion to pan and cook until translucent and brown.
  2. Preheat waffle iron.
  3. Combine egg, cheese, mustard, and onions in a small bowl.
  4. Pour mixture into waffle iron and cook for 4 minutes, checking waffles after having cooked for 2 minutes to avoid burning.
  5. Top with whipped cream cheese and sour cream if you would like.

Try one, or try them all! Enjoy making these keto waffles for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Pick a keto waffle recipe that will appease your dietary preferences and your taste buds. Learn more information on how to create a restaurant menu for guests with different dietary preferences.

Posted in: Foodservice Trends | Recipes | By Angalena Malavenda
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