If you’ve been following a keto eating plan for any length of time you have most likely heard of chaffles. The magic 2 ingredient dish that can sub for bread, waffles, tacos, pizza base, and the list goes on. Of course, there are a million variations of a chaffle but I prefer the simple, 2 ingredient version that takes about 2 seconds to make.
If you are new to keto then you will want to invest in a mini waffle maker (I use a Dash Mini Waffle Maker) – just Google them, they are everywhere and go from about $10.00 to $30.00 depending on what you are looking for. You will use it, I promise.
You can add 1 Tbsp of almond flour and 1/4 tsp baking powder for a fluffier chaffle but this will affect the carb count. You can also add sweetener and cocoa powder for a kind-of chocolate cake dessert.
Chaffles have become a staple in my keto journey and once you give them a try you will see why!
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Whisk together the egg and cheese.
Scoop half onto your heated mini waffle maker.
Close lid and cook for 4 minutes – or until cooked to your preferred level of darkness. Repeat with remaining half of mixture.
Recipe above is 1 serving (2 waffles) and, according to MyFitnessPal, is 252 calories, 16.8 fat, 2.4 carbs, 0 fiber, and 20.3 protein (2.4 net carbs). This will vary according to size of egg and brand of cheese so be sure to enter into your own nutritional counter to be exact.)
If you are eating them as waffles then top with sugar free syrup, berries and whipped cream, peanut butter, or whatever your favorite keto topping is.
The waffles made with this recipe can be used as a bun for a burger, a taco, a base for pizza, anywhere you want to use bread. You can use any kind of cheese you like: cheddar, marbled, jalapeno jack, etc… I find the mozza is the mildest flavor and best to use if you want a “plain” flavor.
Double, triple, quadruple the recipe if desired. Make the waffles up and freeze them – they freeze and thaw very well. (I pop them in the microwave for about 20 seconds and then the toaster on low and they are perfect.)
I will update with more photos of dishes I have made with them as I go!
EDIT: By folding the chaffles gently in half and letting them cool you can make keto soft tacos!
Hint: use jalapeno jack cheese for a little bit of spice in the chaffle tacos. Chacos?
Second EDIT – Breakfast sammie anyone?
Sausage and egger on chaffles will cure any breakfast sandwich cravings you are having without all the carbs!!