Cutting down on carbs, especially bread, can be one of the hardest parts of dieting. But easy recipes like the chaffle can make low-carb and keto diets so easy!
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What is a Chaffle?
A chaffle is a keto waffle. It’s called a chaffle because one of its primary ingredients is shredded cheese, hence the CHAffle instead of Waffle, because chaffles are cheese waffles. Cute right?
Waffles are usually made of a flour-based batter, but a chaffle is flour free! Instead, chaffles are made of eggs and cheese. I know it sounds odd, but it actually works! And dieters everywhere are going crazy for this new low-carb waffle hack.
Chaffles are a great way for those on the keto diet to get their waffle fix. They’re also a great way to eat less carbs while still eating what you want! Even if it is a modified version. There are also endless combinations for what you can add to it and how you can dress up and use chaffles.
What You’ll Need
Chaffles are extremely simple and quick to make, but there are a few things you’ll need to gather from your kitchen, and if you don’t already have a waffle iron, you’ll need to get one.
- Dash mini waffle maker
- A whisk
- A mixing bowl
- Cheese grater
Keto Chaffles Recipe
Here is the basic recipe for these keto, low-carb mini waffles. The serving size of this recipe is 2 chaffles.
1 large egg
1/2 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
Optional: (add 2 tablespoons of almond flour, baking powder, or coconut flour, to make it more like a batter)
- Whisk egg
- Mix in finely grated cheese
- Put the batter in a mini waffle maker for 2–3 minutes
- Serve and enjoy!
Just like ordinary waffles, these low-carb, keto-friendly waffles can come in sweet or savory form. You can make your chaffle sweet by adding any of the following ingredients into your mix:
- Cocoa powder
- Cream cheese
You can also make your chaffle more savory by adding sharper kinds of cheeses. Chaffles work as a great low-carb replacement for sandwich bread. Here are a couple salty chaffle ideas for you to try:
- Make a mini pizza
- Use a sharper, cheddar cheese in your mix
- Make a breakfast sandwich with eggs and bacon
- Add bacon
- Cream cheese
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There are many health benefits to eating the low-carb lifestyle, but there are monetary benefits too! Making chaffles is not only quick, it’s a super inexpensive meal as well. Learn more ways you can save on your food bill by reading our other article, “5 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Food Bill,” and take advantage of our payday loans whenever you’re in a financial pinch and need groceries.
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