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The Best Crispy Keto Chaffle Recipe

Perfect for a chaffle sandwich, this light and super Crispy Keto Chaffle recipe makes a tasty treat! Easy to make and quick to cook, read on and I, Chef Jenn, will tell you how I stumbled on this chaffle recipe!

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Made quickly with a mini waffle maker, chaffles have been all the rage for a while now. I stumbled upon this recipe purely by accident, but am so delighted with how they turned out! They’re my new favorite chaffle and are perfect for sandwiches (chaffwiches), or just nibbling as a snack. Hungry? Let’s get cooking!

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What You Need To make Extra Cripsy Chaffles

How to Make A Chaffle

  1. Take one egg white (from a large or extra large egg) and froth it with a fork. Basically whisk the heck out of it until it is quite frothy.
  2. Add the almond powder and mozzarella cheese.
  3. A bit of cooking spray on the Dash waffle maker will help it release or trust in the chaffle gods and add half the mixture to the chaffle maker.
  4. Close the lid and cook it until it is golden brown. Repeat!

What Makes this Crispy Keto Chaffle Recipe So Special?

There are a couple of things going on that makes this chaffle a bit different from the millions other chaffle recipes.

  1. The egg white acts as a binder for the cheese, holding the cheese together so it can get nice and crispy.
  2. The almond powder, what little there is of it, gives the chaffle a bit more substance.
  3. Mozzarella is the perfect cheese for this. It has a high enough fat content that it’ll get golden brown, but it still holds together nicely.


Chef Jenn’s Tips To Make The Best Crispy Keto Chaffle REcipe

  • Make sure you get the egg good and frothy. This is the only thing holding the cheese together so whisk it really well.
  • Use super-fine ground almond flour so you don’t have any gritty almond texture.
  • Cook the chaffle until it wants to easily release. Use a bit of cooking spray on the chaffle maker if yours are prone to sticking.
  • Let the chaffle cool for a minute or three before eating but don’t stack them up or the humidity will sog them.

How To Serve

Chaffles make excellent chaffle sandwiches. Use all your favorite sandwich ingredients to make an awesome chaffwich like this French Dip, Cubano Chaffwich, or just spread them with keto mayo and top with your favorite sliced meats.

Or, use them in place of bread in an Egg-in-a-Hole, eat them like you would a waffle with butter and sugar-free syrup, or just nibble on them as a snack.

I also love serving chaffles alongside a hearty beefy vegetable soup, with a good casserole to mop up all the sauce, or with a bit of garlic butter on top they’re the perfect match for an Italian sausage dish.

Can I freeze keto chaffles?

Absolutely – they freeze like a dream!

To freeze them, just pack them loosely into a freezer-safe zipper-top bag. Freeze them for up to three months.

To thaw, simply pop them into a toaster or toaster oven for a few minutes to crisp up again.

What is a chaffle?

Chaffles are a basically a cheesy waffle. Chaffles are typically gluten-free and are made with almond flour as a binder. They are cooked in a mini waffle maker and vary from eggy and dense to light and crispy.

What is a basic chaffle recipe?

My favorite basic chaffle recipe includes egg whites, mozzarella cheese, and almond flour. That’s it.

How many carbs are in chaffles?

There are only 1 net carbs per chaffle making this chaffle recipe a great pick for keto and low-carb diets.

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cirspy keto chaffles on a plate with another in the chaffle maker in the background
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Crispy Chaffles

Light, crispy and delish, these Crispy Chaffles are a new twist on an old favorite.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chaffle, chaffle recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 chaffles
Calories 131kcal
Author Chef Jenn


  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp almond flour superfine grind


  • Whip the egg white with a fork or whisk until it is frothy and light.
  • Add the almond flour and mozzarella cheese. Mix well.
  • Add half the mixture to the preheated chaffle maker. Cook according to manufacturers directions or until the chaffle is golden brown and releases easily.
  • Repeat with the remaining batter and enjoy!


Serving: 1chaffle | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbohydrates: 1g

A Note on Nutritional Information

Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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23 thoughts on “The Best Crispy Keto Chaffle Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    This looks amazing and so delicious! I love how simple and easy this is! My family is going to love these chaffles!

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve been dying to try a chaffle recipe and this one looks so simple and delish! Definitely giving it a try!

  3. I been on keto/low carb for a while ,my first attempt to do a chaffle was a disaster and a dissapointment. I came a cross your recipe, and i love it thanks for sharing.

    • These are one of my favorite chaffles! I’m glad they were a success for you – and thanks for stopping by to tell me! Happy Chaffling! ~Jenn

    • Oh no! I’m sorry you didn’t see the exact ingredients – they’re in the recipe near the bottom of the page! ~Jenn

  4. Sorry now I see how much of each ingredient. I am not awake yet. Lol It did come out good but i need to add the correct amount as I got about a half of each chaffle. lol

  5. 5 stars
    I love this recipe and I quadruple it and make 8 at a time using 3/4 cup egg whites. I have also added cinnamon and monk fruit sweetener to the recipe. They make a great substitute for pizza crust too. Just top with your favorite sugar free pizza sauce and favorite toppings, then bake in the oven.

  6. 5 stars
    I wish I could give this recipe 10 stars! I have made LOTS of chaffles, but this recipe is the best. Crispy and tender. Perfect!

    • Hi! I use superfine almond flour from Costco – the Kirkland brand. I have found that some almond flours are stronger than others – I guess it’s a matter of trying them out! Look for superfine grind if you can. Hope you find something that works for you! You could always add a bit of seasoning to the chaffles – Italian seasoning, Cajun, etc. about 1/2 teaspoon to the recipe should add a touch of flavor and perhaps mask the almond flavor. Good luck! ~Jenn

  7. 5 stars
    I just made this recipe and it is hands down my favorite for a basic chaffle so far. I used 4 tbsp coconut flour to double the recipe rather than almond as I already had it on hand. It took way more egg whites than I anticipated but I buy them in cartons from Aldi so it was not a problem although I measured with my heart. I used mozzarella as suggested as I have read in other places that it gets crispier than other cheeses. I added garlic powder, season salt, and pepper to make them savory. I somehow ended up with 5 chaffles, but they were delicious so the more the better!

    • Yes, but you’ll have to adjust the amount of batter you use to suit the waffle maker. ~Jenn

  8. 1 star
    My chaffles were a complete disaster😂. I don’t use processed vegetable oils and thats what’s in non stick sprays. I used lard and my waffle iron has never worked for me. It stuck closed, my husband had to pry it apart. The edges looked light golden brown but it stuck to both sides. We are throwing everything out. What little we were able to scrape off to taste was not worth doing again. I will stick to making my keto french crepes with our choice of healthy fillings. Thank you very much. The waffle iron is going to free cycle group after we clean it thoroughly soaking in the sink. Hopefully we will get all the goo off.😂

    • Oh no! I’m sorry your waffle iron gave you problems. I use a mini waffle iron with a non-stick plate and it works just fine every time!

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