Finding tasty alternatives for food you can't eat on restricted diets must be tough. If only we could pick up keto alternatives at the grocery store the same way we can just easily grab a Diet Coke or Diet Dr Pepper. It takes creative cooks to test keto diet recipes that dieters will all love. Thankfully, a waffle enthusiast out there created a keto waffle called the chaffle.
Yes, our favorite hotel complimentary breakfast is now keto-friendly. The keto chaffle recipe is only comprised of cheese and eggs. I'm not exactly sure how cheddar cheese and eggs can taste like a golden brown waffle, but it can. There's a vegan chicken wing recipe that is made from cauliflower. At this point, you can make just about any meal tailored to your diet.
What is the Keto Diet?
According to WebMD.com, the ketogenic diet is a low-carb diet. The goal is to intake more calories from protein and fat. Cutting carbs such as sugar and white bread short-term may help you lose weight quickly.
What is a Chaffle?
A chaffle is a low-carb waffle that only uses egg and cheese as ingredients. That's right, no flour. You won't be cheating on your keto low-carb diet. Also, chaffle is portmanteau. It's a combination of the words cheese and waffle. Call them cheese waffles or chaffles, either way, you're going to love them.
How to Make a Chaffle
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (mozzarella cheese and cheddar are favorites)
- 2 tablespoons of almond flour (optional)
Some choose to make their chaffle with sliced cheese. I have to say it does look like it may be easier, but a 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese will do. Many keto influencers were shocked to see the chaffle recipe circulating Facebook groups dedicated to keto diet tips. If you're a fan of crispy waffles but are staying loyal to the keto diet, you have to try to make your own batch of chaffles.
You can get creative with your chaffle and add maple syrup to it, or use the chaffle as breading for a keto-friendly breakfast sandwich. Many are using chaffles as breading instead of hamburger buns for their burgers! As someone who loves to alternate buttery toast for their burgers, I could definitely see why a sweet chaffle would be a delicious choice for bread.
Forget buying a bulky Belgian waffle maker, you can make an easy keto chaffle with a small waffle maker. It's available for $14.99 and comes in six different colors. Once you're craving a low carb waffle, you can easily grab your compact waffle maker for a fresh chaffle.
Keto participants love to top their chaffles with avocado and cream cheese. I personally love cheese and jalapeños together for a savory twist.
If you're new to the chaffle craze, surely you can find more keto recipes to be just as excited about. A keto cookbook is perfect for finding easy recipes you can't get enough of.
The last thing you'll need is a small bowl to whip together your eggy mix. No baking powder or flour, just an egg.
One serving size is two waffles. Thatlowcarblife.com's chaffle nutritional information says there's 202 calories per serving and provides 16 grams of protein. The total time to make a chaffle is only minutes! If you're looking to get the entire family on the chaffle craze, they'll be happy to hear how little effort they require to prepare.
Pizza chaffles also look delicious and easy to make. Maybe I'll choose to make one next time I'm craving pizza and garlic bread. Whether you're on the keto diet or not, these definitely look like tasty alternatives to the Kellogs Eggo waffles we all love.