Eating low carb and missing bread? We have the best Basic Chaffle Recipe anywhere!

Light and fluffy and absolutely delish, chaffles are the low carb, keto solution to sandwich bread! Make chaffles whenever you want a burger bun, a sandwich or even use it as breakfast toast! Almond flour replaces the regular flour to keep it low carb yet still fluffy, but coconut flour can be used as well.

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What are Chaffles?

Chaffles are waffles that are made with cheese and eggs and so that’s why they’re called chaffles. They can be made sweet or savory and they are the answer to all your low carb bread dreams!

How To Make A Chaffle?

This recipe is so easy, it’s just 1-2— and done!

  1. Whisk all ingredients together until they form a smooth batter.
  2. Pour into heated waffle iron and cook according to recipe at the bottom of this post.
ingredients to make Basic Chaffle Recipe

Chaffle Ideas!

Pizza Chaffle: Serve these up fun mini pizzas for a low carb treat on movie night and let everyone build their own!

  1. Add dried oregano and garlic powder to the basic chaffle recipe.
  2. Once it’s cooked, top with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and extra mozzarella cheese.
  3. Place pizza chaffles under the broiler for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Breakfast Chaffles:

Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth and still manage those carbs!

  1. Add low carb sweetener (try Swerve), a teaspoon of vanilla, and a teaspoon of maple syrup to the basic chaffle recipe.
  2. Cook chaffles in waffle iron, and top with pumpkin butter, low carb syrup (we like Lakanta), whipped cream, and fresh blueberries.

Chocolate Chaffles: Dessert gone delish! Chocolate chaffles come out light and fluffy and elegant, especially when they’re dressed up with low carb whipped cream and berries!

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and a low carb sweetener to the basic chaffle recipe.
  2. Cook chaffles as directed and serve with whipped cream and sugar free chocolate syrup or melted dark chocolate.
batter on grill to make basic chaffle recipe and a cooked chaffle on the waffle iron.

Tips and Tricks to Chaffle Perfection

  • Make enough chaffles to last the week and store them in the refrigerator between sheets of parchment paper.
  • Put them in the toaster to reheat them and serve.
  • Chaffles can be frozen for the perfect make ahead breakfast or lunch! Use it as a base for breakfast pizza or try it with buffalo chicken salad for a delicious lunch!
Basic Chaffle Recipe on a plate with butter on top

Other Easy Egg Based Recipes To Try!

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Basic Chaffle Recipe

This easy chaffle recipe is perfect for anyone who loves bread, but is following a low carb or keto way of eating.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Author Holly



  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon almond flour


  • Whisk egg and add mozzarella cheese and almond flour. Mix well.
  • Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturers’ directions.
  • Pour chaffle mixture into the waffle iron and cook 3-4 minutes.


This is a basic chaffle recipe and seasonings, spices, cinnamon, can be added to make this either sweet or savory.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 616IU | Calcium: 322mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American

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  1. This made 3 chaffels. Is the 3 carbs per each of those, or for the whole mixture (1/2 c mozzarella, 1 egg and 1 T almond flour?

    1. Hi Judy, we find we get the best results when making these in a waffle maker but they should turn out when made like a pancake too! We would love to hear how they turn out for you!

  2. I would like to know if I can make the batter for the chaffles and store in fridge until I am ready to use and before cooking I can add flavors wanted. Has anyone ever done this?

    1. Hi Debbie, storing it in the fridge for a bit should be fine. I haven’t tried adding in any flavors but would love to hear what happens if you do.

  3. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe! Second time I made it, I used shredded cheddar instead and it held together much better

  4. 5 stars
    Found this out by accident, but if you freeze the mozzarella then thaw it, it changes the consistency to almost cream cheese making it mix wonderfully.

    1. I have only tried the recipe as written Sabrina. But I think you could try another low-carb flour like coconut flour. If you try it, I would love to hear how it turns out!

  5. Very good! ///////the almond flour helped to keep it from tasting real eggy or cheesy. More like a real waffle flavor to me

  6. 5 stars
    I didn’t have almond flour so I used what I had, coconut flour, but I used a little less than a tablespoon, remembering somewhere that the ratio was a bit different(I was hangry and didn’t want to take time to look it up) I also added a tablespoon of vanilla, and WOW! These have moved my little waffle iron to the top drawer from the bottom!! I will be making these regularly!! As I savored every bite the thoughts of what kind of sandwiches I could make with my new found delicious “bread”. The possibilities are endless!

    Thanks for this recipe! Share with me by my bestie, BNW!!

  7. 5 stars
    Made these as my virgin chaffle experience and they were perfect. Thank you for sharing an easy to follow recipe.