The BEST Chaffle Recipe! This Keto Chaffle is tasty without being too eggy or cheesy, firm enough to hold all of your toppings and crispy, not soggy. The perfect keto bread substitute! #ketochaffle #chaffle #bestchafflerecipe #farmsteadchic

The BEST Chaffle Recipe! – Keto Waffle Bread

The BEST Chaffle Recipe! This Keto Chaffle is tasty without being too eggy or cheesy, firm enough to hold all of your toppings and crispy, not soggy. The perfect keto bread substitute!

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There are a ton of chaffle recipes flooding the interwebs right now. I’ve put off trying them until this week because 1) I don’t like keto bread substitutes in general, and 2) my mini waffle maker has been packed away in our camper from our last trip.

I finally tried a few of the recipes out there and wasn’t really impressed by them, although I do like the idea of a quick sandwich bread substitute that only needs a few ingredients and a couple minutes to make. Some were super eggy and flimsy and some were way too cheesy. (How is too cheesy even a thing? I don’t know, but somehow they were.)

I wanted a good chaffle recipe that was firm enough to hold all of my sammie fixins without falling apart or getting soggy and not so cheesy that the flavor overpowers the toppings.

That’s why I played around with ingredients all day until I came up with THE BEST CHAFFLE RECIPE. It’s

  • Tasty ✔️ – Garlic powder, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper add a little savory depth, while the confectioner’s erythritol takes the edge off the cheese.
  • Firm ✔️ – Blanched almond flour adds structure to the chaffle, keeping it from falling apart beneath mounds of shaved corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing. (Oh, yes, I did make a Reuben Chaffle, and it was DELISH.)
  • Crispy ✔️- Plenty of mozzarella cheese ensures this chaffle isn’t getting soggy under the marinara sauce when you whip up an impromptu Pizza Chaffle.

This chaffle recipe isn’t meant to be used as a waffle substitute. It’s savory and doesn’t have that super fluffy texture you’d want in a sweet breakfast waffle. It’s for all those yummy sandwiches you’ve been missing like BLT Chaffles, Reuben Chaffles, Big Mac Chaffles and Chicken Salad Chaffles. It’s also perfect for Pizza Chaffles, BBQ Chicken Chaffles and Tostada Chaffles.

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The BEST Chaffle Recipe! This Keto Chaffle is tasty without being too eggy or cheesy, firm enough to hold all of your toppings and crispy, not soggy. The perfect keto bread substitute! #ketochaffle #chaffle #bestchafflerecipe #farmsteadchic

The BEST Chaffle Recipe! – Keto Waffle Bread

  • Author: Kristi Barnes


The BEST Chaffle Recipe! This Keto Chaffle is tasty without being too eggy or cheesy, firm enough to hold all of your toppings and crispy, not soggy. The perfect keto bread substitute! #ketochaffle #chaffle #bestchafflerecipe #farmsteadchic




  1. Heat your mini waffle maker.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg lightly and incorporate into the dry ingredients.
  4. Spray mini waffle maker once heated.
  5. Spoon half of the Chaffle mixture into the mini waffle maker.
  6. Cook 3-4 minutes or until browned. Remove with two forks or tongs.
  7. Repeat for second Chaffle.


Place a heavy object on top of your mini waffle maker to keep the batter from bubbling out.

Add other spices like chili powder, Italian seasoning or cinnamon and brown Swerve to make an extra special Chaffle!

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A Note on Nutrition Facts

I am not a nutritional expert. Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is only an approximation. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of any nutritional information provided for any recipe on this site. Erythitrol carbs are not included in the nutritional information as it has been shown to have a low impact on blood sugar. Those with Diabetes or other health-related issues may need to calculate net carbs differently. If you need help managing or calculating carbs, ask your doctor or dietician for guidance. Net carbs provided are the total carbs less fiber and sugar alcohols. For the most accurate nutritional information, please calculate with your own specific ingredients using a program like Carb Manager or My Fitness Pal.

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  • Joy
    Posted at 18:09h, 18 May Reply

    Seriously the best!

  • Rose Vickers
    Posted at 16:04h, 12 September Reply

    OMG This recipe is a blessing! I have been experimenting Forever trying to come up with anything that could be used for sandwiches or garlic toast and all the other bread favorites. I could never get used to the taste or texture of Almond or Coconut flour. Soooooo from my many containers of all the other flours I accumulated, I used 1 Tb Chick Pea flour, 1/2 Tb Buckwheat, 1/2 Tb Tapioca flour. Added 1 tsp Flax seed. No Mozzarella on hand so I used 2 slices of Pepper Jack cheese shredded. No sweetener. FABULOUS!! I’m so excited now to try other cheese. Thank you for this starter recipe and introducing me to the Mini Waffle Maker! Sorry for the long post, but I’m so happy that I will be able to stick to a new food lifestyle 😊

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 09:05h, 15 February Reply

      Thank you so much for your comment! I’m so glad you found a blend you love! Almond and coconut flours are definitely an acquired taste/texture. 🙂

  • Leslie
    Posted at 11:25h, 16 October Reply

    Have you ever tried this without any sweetener at all?

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 15:15h, 23 October Reply

      Yes. It’s fine! The sweetener takes a bit of the cheesy taste out for me, but others have made it without and like it as well.

  • Eileen
    Posted at 18:21h, 26 October Reply

    First time I have ever tried a Chaffle recipe and it was great. I really appreciated the tip on putting something heavy on the waffle maker. I did not put the sweetener in, and used less salt and will probably leave the salt outfall together next time. My husband and I are intermittent fasters in addition to following a Keto diet and have found that we just can’t take a lot of salt anymore, probably because cheese usually is salter already. Thanks again for such a great recipe!!!

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 09:04h, 15 February Reply

      Thank you for your comment! Someone else mentioned not using salt, so I will add a note in the recipe that some may want to leave it out. That is wonderful and thank you again!

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  • Ylanda
    Posted at 21:43h, 10 January Reply

    Absolutely amazing. My daughter isn’t keto and said this is the best sandwich she has ever had. I did half corned beef and half smoked turkey and used a keto Smoky Remoulade in place of the Russian dressing. It’s definitely my favorite!

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 08:08h, 21 January Reply

      oh, yay!! That sounds amazing! I am so glad you both liked it.

  • Jill
    Posted at 15:57h, 31 January Reply

    Thoughts on if I only have a regular sized waffle maker? Just means I will get fewer with the recipe? Up the recipe by 1/2 and then still put 1/2 of the mixture into the waffle maker?

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 08:48h, 15 February Reply

      Hi Jill. Does it make a super thin waffle? If so, the amounts may be about the same. I would double the recipe and do a little testing to see which amount makes the perfect chaffle and you can just freeze the extras.

      • Linda
        Posted at 14:05h, 01 March Reply

        5 stars
        Excellent. I just made recipe as is and got one waffle in my regular size maker. Hubby and I each had half made into turkey bacon avocado sandwich. Wow, great job. This will be our ‘bread’ for our hiking sandwiches. Thanks

  • Jacqueline Douglas
    Posted at 15:55h, 08 February Reply

    Can you make ahead and freeze these? Its delish but cringe at taking. out the waffle maker every time we want a sandwich…lol
    (I eliminated the salt as we found it to be salty – perhaps the salt in the cheese?)

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 09:02h, 15 February Reply

      Yes! I feel the same. You can definitely freeze them. I cut small sheets of parchment paper and layer them in a freezer bag. I heat them back up in the oven or toaster oven, but these are firm enough that a toaster should work fine too.

      And yes, different brands of cheese have varying levels of salt. It’s such a personal preference that it’s hard to call. I usually just say “salt to taste,” but that’s not really possible with this one.

  • Marky
    Posted at 12:40h, 07 March Reply

    This IS ABSOLUTELY the best tasting chaffle ever…. but, in the nutrition chart is says 1 chaffle is 4 carbs… so for a sandwich it would be 8? This not including the meat and everything else?
    Now that I’ve tasted yours, how am I to go back to a less carby substiture?

    • Kristi Barnes
      Posted at 07:37h, 08 March Reply

      Thank you! I guess it depends on your daily carb limit and how badly you want a sandwich. I would rather go without a bread substitute than eat a spongy, eggy chaffle. There are so many variations of low carb eating (ranging from under 10 carbs per day to 50, 100, more?) Many people following a super-low-carb keto diet eat only OMAD as well. I use these mainly as mini pizzas myself. I top them with cheese and toppings like a traditional pizza, or I also like buffalo chicken and BBQ brisket ones. When I do make a sandwich, I pile it high with meat, a little cheese and dressing + lettuce/sauerkraut and then split it with my husband. I can put away some food, but I physically can’t eat a whole Big Mac Chaffle or Reuben Chaffle myself at once, so I can’t recommend two of these for a serving.

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