The easiest keto chaffle recipe is right here, and it's only 2 ingredients! You probably have both of them on hand, and if you are already doing keto, you most definitely do!
What are Chaffles?
Chaffles hit the keto world by storm, and I don't know who exactly came up with the recipe originally. There's also many different variations, and different flavors.
Essentially, they're a bread like waffle made from a combination from egg and cheese, and sometimes various flours and baking ingredients. They're basically always grain free as well, and most definitely gluten free!
How to Serve Chaffle Bread
This is a very basic version that will go with literally any sandwich! In the mood for an Italian sandwich? Sausage Egg and Cheese? Ham and Cheese? You got it! It pairs wonderfully with every type of sandwich.
Simply use the chaffle bread as you would with a regular piece of white or wheat bread. You can even toast them! They may be just not quite sturdy enough for a regular toaster, so I recommend using a toaster oven instead.
You can even serve them as mini taco shells!
Ingredients in Keto Chaffles
There's literally only 2 ingredients in this keto bread: egg and cheese! That's it!
Some other recipes add things such as almond flour, salt, baking soda, or other ingredients. I like to keep things as simple, fast, and easy as possible (and minimal too), so this recipe is kept to the bare bone minimum, which works out to be just as tasty!
How to Store Chaffles
While serving these grain free buns fresh is the best way to go, sometimes our busy schedules require us to prep food in advance. In that case, you do have some storage options.
One is to refrigerate them. This is the easiest option and they reheat well! To reheat them, simply warm or toast them in a toaster oven or regular oven.
The other option is to freeze them. I've not tried it myself but I've read they freeze and reheat very well! The length of time I've read that you can freeze them for has varied widely. Some say you can freeze chaffles for up to 6 months, while others say only up to 1 week! If you freeze your chaffles, let me know in the comment section how long you froze them for and how they were afterward!
Waffle Maker to Make Chaffles
For chaffle recipes, since you're going for a bun substitute, you want to have a mini waffle iron. You of course technically can go with the larger waffle irons that split the waffle into 4 equal parts, just note that it won't exactly fit a burger bun or make a traditionally shaped sandwich. Also using a larger waffle iron means you'll most likely cook the entire batter all at once.
I love my mini waffle iron. It's the perfect little size for a sandwich bun. It stores easily too! My only complaint, as is with almost all little kitchen appliances, is that the attached cord doesn't makes it just a tad hard to clean. I wish more appliances had removable cords so you could just wash the appliance itself without keeping the cord out of the way.
You could also use the waffle makers that produce square waffles, and really mimic white or wheat bread style bread. You may need to adjust the measurements a bit though, depending on the size of the waffle maker.
How to Make Easy Chaffles
- Measure out 1 cup of shredded cheese and place in a small mixing bowl.
- Crack 2 eggs into the cheese and mix thoroughly.
- Preheat a waffle maker.
- When ready, pour a portion of the mix into the waffle maker and close the lid.
- Cook until the light goes off.
- Remove to a rack to cool and repeat with the remaining mixture.
Recipes to make with Chaffles
Once you've got your chaffles all whipped up, the possibilities are endless!
You'll need a sauce, of course. The base for so many keto sauces is mayo, so why not make this keto mayo?
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More Keto Recipes
Keto Chaffle Recipe
- Mini Waffle Maker
- 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 2 Eggs
- Pre-heat a mini waffle iron.
- Mix together the cheese and egg.
- When the iron is ready, place approximately ¼ cup of the mix into the iron. Close the lid and cook until it indicates it's finished.
- Remove to a rack to cool, then repeat with the remaining mixture.
Did you enjoy this recipe? Please leave me a comment below and let me know how you used your chaffles!
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