Breakfast just got even better with these easy, tasty, and perfectly crunchy Keto Breakfast Chaffles on a stick!
A keto breakfast made with everything you love like egg, cheese, bacon, and more? Count me in!
These easy-to-make waffles call for simple ingredients, can be made on the fly, are low carb, keto-friendly, and if that wasn’t enough, crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside!
What is a Chaffle?
If you are new to keto, you might be wondering what the heck a chaffle is!
A chaffle is a cheesy waffle and is simply called a “chaffle.”
This easy keto breakfast chaffle/waffle is made with 2 pantry staple ingredients – cheese, and eggs.
A simple, straightforward, and traditional chaffle only calls for 2 ingredients with the cheese allowing for that tasty and crunchy exterior.
Ingredients needed for Keto Breakfast Chaffles
Cheese: When it comes to making a chaffle, any shredded cheese will work, but for this recipe, I used 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and 2 slices of American Cheese.
Egg: The second main ingredient in a chaffle is egg! If you are making mini chaffles, the recipe calls for 2 large eggs and that will give you 4 chaffles. If you are serving to a crowd or meal prepping, double the recipe accordingly.
Protein: Forget those boring plain waffles, this breakfast waffle calls for added protein with ⅓ cup of cooked and chopped bacon.
How to Make Chaffles
Preheat. Heat up the mini waffle maker
Make the batter. In a food processor, combine mozzarella, eggs, sugar-free maple syrup, mayonnaise, and baking powder
Pour the batter. Pour 2 tbsp into the waffle iron, then add a pinch of chopped bacon, then add your stick and a ½ slice of American cheese, then two more tbsp of the batter.
Cook. Cook for about 4-5 minutes until golden, then remove from the waffle maker and place it onto a plate.
Garnish and enjoy. Top your waffle with a pat of butter and sugar-free syrup if desired. When ready, serve and enjoy!
Breakfast Chaffle Tips, Tricks, and Variations
Egg Substitution. If you don’t want to use the entire egg, you can use just egg whites.
Cheese Substitution. The nice thing about keto is that all types of cheese are allowed! Sub out your cheese with whatever your favorite might be. However, be careful with soft cheeses like goat cheese or ricotta cheese. I have not used it to make a chaffle so, substitute at your own risk.
Bacon. If bacon isn’t your favorite, you can substitute it with cooked chopped bits of turkey, chicken, or whatever you like.
Chaffle Flavor Variations
One thing I love about making a chaffle is that it never has to be made the same way twice. Consider spicing it up with different flavors.
With Fall around the corner, you can make a breakfast pumpkin spice chaffle or a dessert cinnamon sugar chaffle!
If you are a more savory person, play with seasoning to make an Italian garlic parmesan chaffle or Mexican-inspired jalapeno popper chaffle.
The flavor options are truly endless, so don’t be afraid to get creative!
Kitchen Equipment to Make a Chaffle
If you don’t own a waffle maker, now is the time to get one because I’m telling you, you will make these once and then again and again and again!
I recommend investing in the Dash Mini Waffle Maker. This waffle maker is perfect for making small chaffles (as pictured) and excellent for sizing and portion control.
Now, if you already have a waffle maker – like a Belgian Waffle Maker or standard-sized waffle maker, there is no need to go out and buy a new one, unless you want to.
A regular waffle maker will work just fine, however, you will need more batter!
How much batter should I use?
The amount of batter you use will depend on the size of your waffle maker.
I recommend using a mini waffle maker and about ¼ cup of chaffle batter.
Now, if all you have is a full-size waffle maker use your best judgment based on size. I am guessing it will be around a ½ cup, but be careful because you don’t want it to overflow!
Do I need a waffle maker to make a chaffle?
You do not need a waffle maker to make chaffles. However, I do recommend using one to get the crunchy edges and outside.
Now, if you don’t have a waffle maker, you can definitely make a delicious chaffle on a greased and hot nonstick pan.
Mix and make your batter following the recipe and pour your batter onto the hot pan, just like you do when you are making a pancake.
Let the batter cook until it is golden brown and flip with a spatula and cook until the other side is also golden brown.
Storing leftover chaffles
Once your waffles have cooled down and reached room temperature, you can store them in an airtight container and throw them right into the fridge.
Your leftovers will last for only about 5 days, so don’t forget about them!
Yes, and I recommend it!
Can I freeze chaffles?
Make preparing a keto breakfast easier on yourself!
I like to make chaffles in bulk, let them cool down to room temperature, drop them in an airtight continer, and pop them in the freezer.
Chaffles can be frozen for up to 90 days making breakfast and breeze and meal time prep minimal.
Reheating Leftover Chaffles
Reheating leftover keto breakfast chaffles has never been easier!
Use what you’ve got, and I mean it! Whether it is a toaster, toaster over, skillet, oven, or air fryer – use it, any cooking method is great for reheating.
Set the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees F. for 10 minutes.
The one reheating method I do not recommend, however, is the microwave. If you microwave your leftovers, you will end up with a soggy and soft mess.
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Keto Breakfast Chaffles on a Stick
- Dash Mini Waffle Maker
- Heat up the mini waffle maker
- In a food processor, combine mozzarella, eggs, sugar-free maple syrup, mayonnaise, and baking powder
- Pour 2 tbsp into the waffle iron, then add a pinch of chopped bacon, then add your stick and a ½ slice of American cheese, then two more tbsp of the batter.
- Cook for about 4-5 minutes until golden, then remove from the waffle maker onto a plate. Top with a pat of butter and sugar-free syrup if desired.