Hommade Keto Crispy Chaffles Recipe

Hommade Keto Crispy Chaffles Recipe

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Hommade Keto Crispy Chaffles Recipe

The secrets of how to make CHAFFLES perfectly! Includes the best basic keto chaffles recipe, sweet chaffles (cinnamon churro + pumpkin), savory chaffles (jalapeno popper + garlic parmesan), tips, tricks, tricks, and substitutions. This keto chaffles recipe is so easy! Let me walk you through how to make chaffles:

  • Preheat your waffle iron. You want it hot so that when the batter hits the pan, it starts cooking! (See my guide below on which waffle maker to use for chaffles.)
  • Gather your ingredients. The basic ingredients are eggs and cheese, but the best chaffles have some other things added! See my variations below.
  • Gently melt the cream cheese, if using. The basic chaffle recipe doesn’t include cream cheese, but the sweet chaffles and the jalapeno popper savory chaffles do. This step just ensures that we can stir it into the batter.

TIP: You can melt the cream cheese in the microwave or a double boiler. It doesn’t need to be piping hot, just warm so that you can stir it.

  • Mix the chaffle batter. Stir together all your chaffle ingredients. These will vary depending on if you’re making sweet chaffles or savory chaffles, but the basic ingredients will include at least egg and cheese. (The flavor options I have for you are on the recipe card below!)

Cheese TIP: If you want your chaffle more uniform in texture, use finely shredded cheese instead of regular shredded mozzarella. I usually have regular so that’s what I used and it was still delicious!

Nut-Free Chaffle TIP: If using coconut flour, let the batter sit for a few minutes to thicken.

Crispy Chaffle TIP: The optimal crispy chaffles tend to have a thicker batter. Some chaffle batters are thicker than others, and I recommend a thicker batter. Just spread it onto the waffle maker if it’s thicker.

  • Cook your chaffle. Pour the batter into the waffle maker to cover the surface well. Cook until browned and crispy, about 3-4 minutes.

TIP: You’ll know the chaffle is done when steam is no longer coming out the sides, or at least very little is coming out compared to earlier. Some waffle makers also have a light that will tell you it’s done.

How To Make Chaffles Crispy (Not Eggy!)

I have a few tricks to make your chaffles both crispy (YUM!) and not taste super eggy.

  1. Let the chaffles cool completely to reduce eggy taste. You can reheat them on the stove top, air fryer, or oven after, if you want them hot or more crispy.
  2. If you are sensitive to an eggy flavor, you can replace the egg with 2 egg whites in any chaffle recipe.
  3. For savory chaffles, you can make them more crispy by sprinkling some plain shredded cheese onto the waffle maker first, then add the filling, then more shredded cheese. The extra shredded cheese on the outside will help them get more crispy. This is not recommended for sweet chaffles, since shredded cheeses that are not mixed into the batter will make them too salty.

How To Reheat Chaffles

You can reheat keto chaffles in the toaster, toaster oven, skillet, or conventional oven at 350 degrees. I prefer the toaster which is the fastest and easiest.

The Best Chaffles Recipe – 5 Ways!

All the secrets of how to make CHAFFLES perfectly! Includes the best basic keto chaffles recipe, sweet chaffles (cinnamon churro + pumpkin), savory chaffles (jalapeno popper + garlic parmesan), tips, tricks, tricks, and substitutions.

  • Calories 208 kcal
  • Prep Time 5 minutes
  • Cook Time 3 minutes
  • Total Time 8 minutes
  • Servings 2 mini chaffles
  • US Customary – Metric

Ingredients

Basic Chaffle Recipe For Sandwiches:

  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 tbsp Blanched almond flour (or 2 tsp coconut flour)
  • 1/2 tsp Psyllium husk powder (optional, but recommended for texture, sprinkle in so it doesn’t clump)
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder (optional)

Garlic Parmesan Chaffles:

  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 1/3 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 clove Garlic (minced; or use 1/2 clove for milder garlic flavor)
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder (optional)

Cinnamon Sugar (Churro) Chaffles:

  • 1 large Egg
  • 3/4 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tbsp Blanched almond flour (or 2 tsp coconut flour)
  • 1/2 tbsp Butter (melted)
  • 2 tbsp Erythritol
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp Psyllium husk powder (optional, for texture)
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Butter (melted; for topping)
  • 1/4 cup Erythritol (for topping)
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon (for topping)

Pumpkin Chaffles:

  • 1/2 oz Cream cheese
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin puree
  • 2 1/2 tbsp Erythritol
  • 3 tsp Coconut flour
  • 1/2 tbsp Pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder (optional)

Spicy Jalapeno Popper Chaffles:

  • 1 oz Cream cheese
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tbsp Bacon bits
  • 1/2 tbsp Jalapenos
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder (optional)

Instructions

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your waffle iron for about 5 minutes, until hot.
  2. If the recipe contains cream cheese, place it into a bowl first. Heat it gently in the microwave (~15-30 seconds) or a double boiler, until it’s soft and easy to stir.
  3. Stir in all other remaining ingredients (except toppings, if any).
  4. Pour enough of the chaffle batter into the waffle maker to cover the surface well. (That’s about 1/2 cup batter for a regular waffle maker and 1/4 cup for a mini waffle maker.)
  5. Cook until browned and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. (See my tip in the post above about other ways to tell they are done without opening the waffle maker!)
  6. Carefully remove the chaffle from the waffle maker and set aside to crisp up more. (Cooling is important for texture!) Repeat with remaining batter, if any.

Special instruction for churro chaffles only:

  1. Stir together the erythritol and cinnamon for topping. After the chaffles are cooked and no longer hot, brush them with melted butter, then sprinkle all over with the cinnamon “sugar” topping (or dip into the topping).

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 mini chaffle

  • The serving size of 1 mini chaffle is just for easy scaling, but sometimes you could have two, such as for a sandwich or full meal.
  • The basic chaffle and garlic Parmesan recipes make 2 mini chaffles each.
  • The cinnamon sugar (churro), pumpkin, and spicy jalapeno popper recipes make 3 mini chaffles each.
  • The nutrition info on the recipe card is for the basic chaffles, but you can find nutrition info for the others in the post above.