I’m hesitant to even call this chaffle recipe a recipe because it’s just two ingredients. But I do suggest adding in two more ingredients if you’d like to make it more bread like so you can enjoy it as a chaffle breakfast sandwich as we do.
Chaffles for Breakfast
A chaffle is just a combination of egg and grated cheese that's cooked in a waffle maker. Enjoy chaffles just like a waffle or they can act as a carb free bread.
I used cheddar cheese in this recipe (also lactose free), but any shredded cheese should work.
Along with the egg and cheese, I add 1/8 tsp of baking powder and one tsp almond flour.
I wasn’t planning on sharing this recipe so while I went to grab my camera, the mixture spread.
Below was my first test batch. In a full size belgian waffle maker, if you close the lid soon after pouring, the chaffle will stay contained to each quadrant.
However, we also ordered a mini chaffle maker online so I can make individual round chaffles for just me during the week. It’s absolutely not necessary because our regular waffle maker works perfectly fine. And if I fill the whole thing, that’s a breakfast sandwich for both me and Hubs.
After letting them cool to firm up, load it as you would any sandwich; a slice of cheese, bacon, leftover luncheon meat.
And of course, top it with a runny egg.
I can’t tell you how excited I am to dig in.
After giving up things like bread and pasta while on a Keto diet, I actually feel like I’m cheating with this chaffle breakfast sandwich!
But no. I got on the scale this morning and I’m down five pounds from when I started 15 days ago!
Recipes like this will help me keep up Keto for at least another two weeks. Then I’ll likely start introducing more healthy carbs back in and transition to sensible eating and portion control. If you're doing keto too, you have to try cauliflower alfredo sauce for dinner.
Despite all the hoopla online, I don’t believe that Keto is a sustainable or healthy way to lose weight for the long haul. However, after 50 I do think Keto is a great way to kickstart weight loss when the pounds don’t want to drop.
Even if you’re not on a Keto diet, this chaffle recipe is a keeper if you’re just trying to cut back carbs – or are gluten free. Hubs has to eat gluten free and, compared to gluten free bread options on the market, he actually prefers chaffles for breakfast. As for me, I love it when we don’t have to cook two different meals while I’m dieting!
Chaffles for Breakfast
- One large egg
- 1/2 cup grated cheese, such as cheddar, mozzarella or combination
- 1 tsp. almond flour (optional)
- 1/8 tsp baking powder (optional)
- Mix the egg and cheese. Add the two other ingredients if you want a fluffier consistency (they're optional).
- Spray the waffle maker to prevent sticking. Pour egg mixture into a waffle maker and cook according to manufacturer directions. Ours took about 3 minutes.
- Load it up with your choice of breakfast sandwich ingredients.