2-Ingredient Chaffle (Keto, Flourless)
This 2-Ingredient Chaffle is an easy recipe and the most delicious quick keto breakfast recipe!
Bonus, this chaffle recipe is nut-free, flourless, and contains only 0.8 grams of net carbs per serving.
Sometimes the easiest recipes are the best, and this 2-Ingredient Chaffle recipe is definitely the best keto chaffle recipe!
If you crave crispy waffles for breakfast, you must try this low-carb waffle recipe.
What’s A Chaffle?
Chaffle stands for cheese waffle. It’s a crispy low-carb keto waffle recipe made from egg and grated cheese.
As a result, basic chaffles are far less sweet than a classic Liege Waffle.
There are many variations of flavors for chaffles to make chocolate chaffles or savory versions like pizza chaffle as a delicious quick keto breakfast or snack.
How To Make 2-Ingredient Chaffles
There’s nothing easier than this keto chaffle recipe.
All you need to make them are:
- Large Egg – yes, eggs are perfectly keto-friendly.
- Shredded Cheese – I like to play with the flavor of the hard grated cheese, sometimes I use mozzarella for a plain flavor but freshly grated parmesan, Edam, or cheddar are amazing flavorsome swaps.
Making The Batter
The chaffle batter is pretty similar to an omelette recipe.
First, in a medium bowl, whisk egg then stir in the shredded cheese you like and that’s it!
Your batter is ready to be cooked in your mini waffle iron!
Cooking The 2-Ingredient Chaffle
I have a preference for the Mini Dash Waffle Iron. This mini waffle maker makes small-size waffles, perfect for portion control and crispiness.
First, spray the mini iron plate with cooking spray. Start and preheat the iron.
Then, add about 2 tablespoons of batter to the iron while leaving some free space on the border because the batter expands when you close the iron.
This prevents the batter from overflowing.
Cook for 2 or 3 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.
Making Crispy Chaffles
When you take out this keto waffle from the iron, it can be slightly soft and that’s normal.
Chaffles get all their crispy texture when cooling down on a wire rack. As they steam out, the cheese cools down and hardens, making the crispiest waffles.
Spices And Flavors
Of course, you can have fun with this chaffle recipe and add spices and flavors to create a range of delicious chaffles for breakfast.
Most dry herbs and spices are keto-approved and won’t add carbs to the recipe.
You can try adding:
- Dried oregano
- Italian herbs
- Garlic powder
Or add some cured meat or low-carb keto-friendly vegetables like:
- Pizza chaffle – add a dash of garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon of dried Italian herbs, chorizo pieces, or bacon.
- Taco chaffle – add 1/2 teaspoon of taco seasoning and one tablespoon of cooked ground beef.
- Jalapeno peppers – add a dash of garlic powder and diced jalapeno to the batter and a tablespoon of cream cheese.
Chaffles are great for any time of the day on a keto diet.
For breakfast, they are the best keto hashbrown swap, they are crispy and don’t contain many carbs.
You can top up the chaffle with fried eggs, avocado, sour cream, and fresh herbs like rosemary, parsley, or green onions.
For lunch, you can use chaffle to make a chaffle taco or chaffle sandwich. Simply fill your chaffle with your favorite sandwich fillings or taco filling, and enjoy!
You can store your 2-ingredient chaffle in the fridge for two days or freeze it for later and thaw it the day before in the fridge.
Storing them in the freezer makes them lose their crispiness so reheat them in a toaster oven.
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely, but make sure you are using grated mozzarella to avoid a cheese flavor in your sweet keto chaffle.
Then, add 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1-2 tablespoons of keto sugar-free sweetener like erythritol.
For a fluffier sweet chaffle, beat egg and cheese, then add 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, 2 tablespoons of erythritol, and add 2 tablespoons of almond flour.
Yes, you can use this basic chaffle recipe in a waffle maker, but you will have to cook the whole recipe at once and make one single waffle.
In fact, regular waffle makers have bigger iron plates, and halving the recipe in it will make the waffles too dry.
Yes, you can meal prep chaffle and even pre-cook them and store them in the fridge for later.
Chaffles are great rewarmed in a bread toaster, air fryer, or sandwich press.
Yes, you can use any kind of grated cheese substitutions such as mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, Edam, Gruyere cheese to make the best keto chaffles.
Yes, chaffles do tend to have an eggy taste, but you can make it less overpowering by adding bagel seasoning, maple syrup, or any keto-friendly topping on the chaffles.
More Waffle Recipes
Below I listed some more waffle recipes for you to try.
Want My Kitchen Equipment?
- 1 large Egg
- ½ cup Grated Mozzarella
- ⅛ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 1 tablespoon Chorizo or bacon bits
- In a mixing bowl, beat the egg and stir in the grated mozzarella.
- Warm a mini dash waffle maker iron and lightly oil the iron with cooking spray.
- When the iron is hot, pour 2 tablespoons of batter onto the waffle iron, spreading with a fork to almost cover the iron plate. Close and cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden and crispy.
- A chaffle is always slightly soft when out of the iron, cool down on a wire rack for a few minutes to enjoy their best crispy texture.
- Serve immediately.
- Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 days or freeze for later.
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If I don’t have a waffle maker, is it okay to use a regular pan?
I find that my chaffles without baking powder don’t really come out waffle-like in the waffle maker, as there’s obviously no raising agent to enable them to rise to fill the spaces in the waffle plate, so I’ve made chaffles with only cheese/egg in a tiny egg pan to essentially make a sort of flat “bun” I can use for a breakfast sandwich. Basically, it’s a well-done very cheesy omelette (and lovely). Maybe if I piled the mixture into the middle of the waffle plate, it might fill the whole iron better, but certainly when it’s spread out, there’s no textured top to the waffle.
Basic cheese/egg chaffles are the simplest and most fool-proof keto item you can make, and serve as a fantastic base for experimentation
I am not sure it will taste great but you can experiment !