NEW RECIPE: Cheese Chaffle (Keto, Low Carb, NSNG)

Cheese Chaffle. Photo by Anna Vocino.

Full disclosure: when folks started talking about the Chaffle, I pretty much tuned out. I think this was because I didn’t like the word “Chaffle.” I know the word is a portmanteau of “cheese” and “waffle,” and by titling this recipe “Cheese Chaffle,” I’m being redundant. Who cares.

I finally made several variations of the Cheese Chaffle, and this recipe is the clear winner. Plus it’s super simple. AND I got a super cute little Dash mini-waffle maker, so now I’m a chaffle convert. For sure I’ll be posting more chaffle content, including repurposing my all-time fave Blueberry Muffin recipe into a Blueberry Chaffle (coming soon).

When making this recipe, you can use crushed pork rind dust or almond flour. The pork rind dust lends an extra richness to the flavor profile, and is of course, zero carb. But that can be a strong flavor for some, so feel free to use that almond flour instead.

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Cheese Chaffle

(Yields three 4” waffles)
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Carnivore, Keto, Low Carb, NSNG


  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup crushed pork rind dust (or almond flour)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne (optional for heat)
  • Spray olive oil or coconut oil for waffle iron


  • Turn on waffle iron. Mix together all ingredients, except oil for the waffle iron. When iron is hot, spray with oil on the top and bottom. Scoop 1/4 cup of the batter onto the center of the waffle iron. Flatten a bit with a spatula. Close waffle iron and press to spread batter evenly. Let cook 90 seconds to 2 minutes, pressing again for the final 10 seconds. Open waffle iron, use a spatula to lift out waffle. Repeat two more times with remaining batter. Serve immediately.
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  • Rachel / Reply

    Thanks Anna for coming up with a grain free/ low carb waffle. Every now and than I’ll miss a waffle or two and love the cayenne being optional.
    I’m able to make the recipe for the kids without it and they demolished it!!
    Thanks again anna!!

  • Anna, Do these hold up if you make them ahead of time and store them?

    • they do, but they deflate a bit–more like a compression, if that makes sense, when the egg sort of falls after a time. But not badly.

  • Made these for the first time today. Used full size, traditional waffle iron. Was able to make approximately 1 1/2 full size waffles. excited to experiment with these. Did not try adding Cayenne, but did add some Everything Bagel seasoning. Not a bad adaptation, in my opinion. Thanks!

    • oh good!! I love hearing how adjustments work out for people!!

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