The Best Ever Keto Snickerdoodle Chaffles

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Have you heard? Chaffles are the new fat bombs! And I can see why these cheesy waffles are getting so popular. They are ultra versatile, super easy, and you will need just a few common ingredients to make them.

The original chaffle recipe that became viral on social media consisted of two simple ingredients: one large egg and half a cup of shredded cheese. Although I think that the original recipe is delicious, it is not quite like waffles and has limited use.

To find the best ratio of liquid to dry ingredients, I've tried every possible option I could think of to get the best texture and flavour. I even made allergy-free chaffles that are egg-free, dairy-free and nut-free! Don't worry, I'll share all of these in a comprehensive guide to chaffles very soon 😉

Which Waffle Maker Should I Use?

Just like the original chaffle recipe, I used a 4-inch Dash Mini Waffle Iron. It will only cost you about around $15 and it's perfect for chaffles. I couldn't find it in the UK so I ordered my Dash mini waffle maker from the US. Don't worry if you can't get a mini waffle maker — you can use a regular waffle maker. The only difference is the yield you'll get. Instead of 3 small round chaffles you'll get 2 regular sized square chaffles, or 1 to 1 1/2 large Belgian waffles.

I admit that getting the mini waffle maker was pricey as I also had to get a transformer with a USA Voltage Converter Plug to work with UK sockets. Not to mention I accidentally got the mini panini press the first time I ordered it so I had to re-order the one with waffle grid!😃

How to Make the Best Chaffles

Making chaffles is really easy but if you strive for chaffle perfection, there are a few rules you should follow. I've tested over 15 basic chaffle recipes before I found the best way to make a chaffle that is crispy on the outside and soft inside.

If you haven't tried that yet, blend the batter before pouring it in the waffle maker. It produces the perfect texture with no cheese bits and no eggy taste! Blending is optional but highly recommended. It's easier to blend if you have more batter so feel free to double or triple the recipe.

The size of the egg matters. A large egg should weigh approximately 50 grams (1.8 oz) but you may get 10-20% more or less even if it's a "large" egg. The recipe will still work with a slightly larger egg but the batter is more likely to leak out of your waffle maker.

For that reason, always keep an eye on the batter and if it's about to overflow, slightly lift the lid to reduce the pressure on the batter. This should stop the leak. You can also use a spatula to gently move any batter that is about to leak out back towards the waffle.

I'll be sharing even more tips in my keto chaffle guide soon so stay tuned!

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per chaffle)

Net carbs3.2 grams
Protein8.4 grams
Fat15.5 grams
Calories186 kcal

Calories from carbs 7%, protein 18%, fat 75%

Total carbs4.5 gramsFiber1.3 gramsSugars1.8 gramsSaturated fat6.6 gramsSodium176 mg(8% RDA)Magnesium30 mg(8% RDA)Potassium119 mg(6% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 3 small chaffles)

Waffles:
Topping:
  • 1 1/2 tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp granulated low-carb sweetener such as Erythritol or Swerve (30 g/ 1.1 oz)

Instructions

  1. Measure out all the ingredients for the waffles. Preheat the waffle maker. You can use a 4-inch Dash Mini Waffle Iron or a regular waffle maker. The Best Ever Keto Snickerdoodle Chaffles
  2. You can either place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined, or blend them. To do that, place the egg, mozzarella, almond flour and baking powder in a blender or a food processor. I used a small Bamix blender which is ideal for blending small amounts.
  3. Then add the sweetener and stir in. Adding the sweetener before blending will make the dough a little more runny so I prefer to add mine after blending. Blending is optional but highly recommended. The Best Ever Keto Snickerdoodle Chaffles
  4. To make 3 small waffles, spoon one third of the batter (3-4 tablespoons, about 55 g/ 1.9 oz) into the hot waffle maker.
  5. Close the waffle maker and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Keep an eye on the batter in case it overflows (read our leakproof tips above).
  6. When done, open the lid and let it cool down for a few seconds. Use a spatula to gently transfer the chaffle onto a cooling rack.
  7. Repeat for the remaining batter. The chaffles will be soft when they are warm but will crisp up as they cool down completely. The Best Ever Keto Snickerdoodle Chaffles
  8. When the chaffles have cooled down, brush them with butter on all sides.
  9. Mix the cinnamon and granulated low-carb sweetener. Sprinkle over the chaffles. Turn each chaffle on the other side and sprinkle more. Take each chaffle and roll the edges in the leftover sweetener & cinnamon mix so it's completely covered in the cinnamon mix. The Best Ever Keto Snickerdoodle Chaffles
  10. Enjoy immediately or store in a sealed container at room temperature for up to a day, or in the fridge for up to a week. The container will keep them soft but you can leave them uncovered if you prefer them crispy. The Best Ever Keto Snickerdoodle Chaffles

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per chaffle)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.1 g2.1 g1.6 g24 kcal
Mozzarella cheese (low moisture, for pizza)
1.1 g4.5 g3.7 g56 kcal
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
0.7 g1.8 g4.4 g49 kcal
Baking powder, gluten-free
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g5.8 g51 kcal
Cinnamon, spices
0.2 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Total per chaffle
3.2 g8.4 g15.5 g186 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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These look great...what a terrific quick snack to kill that sweet tooth craving ...and built in protion control.

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Thank you so much Deborah! (as requested I deleted your second comment).

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I love the look of these chaffles! Perfect for tomorrow's breakfast, I think! Thanks for sharing, Martina.

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Thank you Katerina, I hope you enjoy! 😊

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Excellent advise for perfect chaffles!

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Thank you so much, Martina! This looks delicious!! I've been waiting tentatively for your take on the keto chaffle craze because I was apprehensive about seeking keto dietary information from elsewhere. I can't wait on your comprehensive guide on chaffles.
As I have been relaxed with my diet over the Christmas period, I really want to go on
a short term egg fast to get me back on track. I'm currently collating suitable but delicious recipes in preparation, but as this chaffle has almond flour, can I still use it on an egg fast?
Thank you in advance.xxx

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Thank you Aliza, you are very kind! Don't beat yourself for having a more relaxed diet during the holidays, what matters is what you do in the long term. I think you could still use it on an egg fast but to be perfectly honest it's better to avoid sweet tasting foods... if you want to do any kind of "quick keto kick-start". Sweeteners can still cause cravings and I find any type of fasting easier if I avoid them. You could use the savoury version without the sweetener and with 1/4 tsp baking powder instead of the 1/8 tsp. I'll be sharing the guide early January so it shouldn't take too long for me to share all of the options 😊

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