How To Make Keto Chaffles in 5 Minutes (Video)

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You may be asking yourself “What is a chaffle”? It’s a super simple recipe that you can make in under 5 minutes with only two ingredients! This keto chaffle recipe is sure to be a staple breakfast recipe when you’re in a rush, or an easy sandwich bread you can whip up in no time!

Tips for Making Chaffles

Since we found out about this recipe a few weeks ago we’ve been churning out chaffles non stop, so we have some tips to ensure that yours come out perfectly every time!

Use a High Heat Setting on Your Waffle Maker

If you use a lower heat setting you will not get the crispy cheese texture that you’re looking for. We’ve made our fair share of chaffles and have never burned any of them, so you really can’t mess them up by using too high of a heating temperature.

Place Cheese on Top and Bottom

When making the keto chaffles you want to start by placing down a small handful of cheese. Then pour in the egg, and follow it up with another handful of cheese. This method is preferred to simply mixing the cheese and egg together and pouring it into the waffle maker. If you mix everything together you won’t get a crispy texture and the cheese will not distribute evenly.

Use Full Fat Cheese

Full fat cheese not only tastes better, but it is what we prefer when shopping for a keto diet. We do our best to avoid using skim milk dairy products and these keto chaffles are no exception. We’ve found cheddar cheese to be our favorite.

Use a Mini Waffle Maker (They’re Only $10)

At first I thought a mini waffle maker was a waste of money. Why would I want mini waffles when I can have big waffles? The truth is, the mini waffle maker creates the perfect size chaffles to use for a sandwich. Just make two little chaffles and fill them with your favorite sandwich fillings. May I suggest a BLT?

Store These Keto Chaffles in the Fridge

Make a big batch and store these chaffles in the refrigerator so you have them at the ready. Nothing quite beats that crispy cheese flavor you get from a freshly made chaffle, but they are still incredibly tasty a few days later right out of the fridge.

a keto chaffles sandwich using ham and a sunny side up egg on a blue table cloth

Want a Sweet Chaffle?

Here’s what you’ll need to turn this savory chaffle recipe into a sweet one:

For the sweet chaffle we are going to be mixing everything together before pouring into the waffle maker. This is different from the savory chaffle where we assembled everything right onto the waffle maker. Mix all of the above ingredients together in a small bowl and pour into the waffle maker.

The sweet chaffle will take longer to cook than the savory one. Let it cook until the steam stops coming off of the waffle maker. That’s how you know it’s done!

Waffles vs Chaffles

If you don’t want to make chaffles, or you just don’t like the name chaffles (it’s a pretty bad name), then try our other favorite keto waffle recipe. This protein waffle recipe can be made with your protein powder of choice for a sweet treat!

If you don’t need waffles, but you want something delicious in under five minutes then check out these low carb biscuits that you can whip up in just three minutes!


If you end up making this chaffle recipe, be sure to tag us on instagram and use #ChaffleHogs.

Crispy Keto Chaffles made with just two ingredients
keto chaffles sandwich made with ham and an over easy eagg with a stack of chaffles behind

Keto Chaffles

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto chaffles
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 195kcal
Print Recipe


  • waffle maker


  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat the waffle maker to medium high heat.
  • Beat eggs together in a small bowl until combined.
  • When the waffle maker is heated, start by adding a small handful of cheese. Next, pour in the beaten eggs, and top with an additional handful of cheese.
  • Close the waffle maker and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes or until steam is no longer coming off of the waffle maker.
  • Store in the fridge for 3-5 days.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 241mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 106mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 589IU | Calcium: 235mg | Iron: 1mg

Matt Gaedke

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