These egg and cheese waffles, or chaffles for short, are a delightful spin on traditional waffles and a delicious, sweet, and savory breakfast!
With a few simple ingredients, these breakfast chaffles can grace your morning table in 15 minutes.
It's perfect for those who love a hearty cheese waffle and want to keep it also gluten-free and low-carb.
Do you love something more sweet and savory for breakfast or brunch? Try these golden crispy cheese waffles infused with Italian herbs like oregano, basil, rosemary, and a tad of garlic powder.
These herbs beautifully complement sharper cheese flavors like cheddar, Parmesan, or a combo of both.
Let's make these low-carb waffles!
Why You'll Love These Breakfast Chaffles
- Quick breakfast: These breakfast chaffles are ready in a jiffy, making your mornings a breeze.
- Amazing flavors: These egg waffles are infused with Italian herbs and the savory flavors of hard cheese, giving them a delightful taste and texture.
- Easy Storage: Leftover breakfast chaffles are stored in an airtight container. Then, reheat it in a toaster oven or air fryer for a fresh experience.
- A great low-carb option: They're great keto waffles or a low-carb breakfast.
Ingredients & Notes
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Here's what you need to make cheesy breakfast chaffles:
- Almond Flour: It's the base of our chaffle batter. Use the rest of the flour to make this low-carb almond flour chocolate cake or low-carb coffee cake.
- Large Eggs: It creates a fluffy chaffle consistency.
- Cheese: Parmesan cheese is my favorite choice, though feel free to experiment. A cheddar cheese can add a unique buttery flavor or use a combination of cheeses.
- Herbs: Infuse the batter with salt, garlic powder, ground basil, oregano, and rosemary for an amazing taste.
How To Make Them
See the full recipe with exact measurements in the recipe card.
Step One (Picture 1 above) - In a medium bowl, place eggs, herbs, and seasoning. Then, beat the eggs.
Step Two (Picture 2 above) - Stir in the shredded or grated cheese until well combined with the egg mixture.
Step Three (Picture 3 above) - Stir in the almond flour at first in increments.
Step Four (Picture 4 above) - Continue to stir in the rest of the flour until everything is well incorporated.
Step Five (Picture 5 above) - You'll get a beautiful yellow chaffle batter that is relatively thick and will need some help to slide onto the hot waffle iron.
Step Six (Picture 6 above) - Preheat your regular waffle maker (or Belgian waffle maker). Pour the batter, ensuring it's spread in a single layer. Cook until golden brown.
Serve immediately with your choice of toppings. For sweet chaffles, a drizzle of sugar-free syrup and some fresh berries taste great! Or try pairing it with my rhubarb compote!
For a more savory breakfast chaffle, try an avocado sprinkled with seeds, some chili pepper, and a drizzle of sugar-free syrup (low carb) or honey.
- Love breakfast chaffles as a snack? Then, make mini chaffles. They're the perfect size for snacking or making breakfast sandwiches.
- For meal prep: Make the chaffles in advance. Once cooled, place them in layers separated with parchment paper in a freezer-friendly container and freeze.
- Make your favorite cheesy waffle: Choose a variety of cheeses. Mix and match to discover different flavors!
- Use a cooking spray or basting brush with some olive oil to ensure easy release from your waffle maker.
Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Whether stored in the fridge or frozen, they can go straight into the toaster oven.
Here are a few suggestions from sweet to savory:
Fresh Berries: Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries add natural sweetness and a burst of flavor.
Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips or Cocoa Nibs: For a chocolatey twist.
Nut Butter: Almond or chocolate peanut butter can be heavenly.
Greek Yogurt: Adds a tangy flavor.
Avocado Slices or Guacamole: The creaminess of avocado pairs well with the crispy chaffle.
Bacon Bits: Because bacon makes everything better!
Chimichurri sauce: For a fresh, herbaceous bite.
Smoked Salmon: Makes for a luxurious topping.
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Low Carb Almond Flour Breakfast ChafflesMariska Ramondino
- 6 large eggs
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons ground basil
- 2 teaspoons ground oregano
- 1 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary Optional but highly recommended
- 3 cups grated or shredded cheese (270 grams) Choose an aged cheddar or Parmesan cheese or a combo of both
- 1 cup almond flour 93 grams
- A bit of olive oil to coat the waffle maker. Or use coconut oil or melted butter
- Preheat your waffle iron maker on a medium heat setting (I use setting 5, with 7 being the highest setting on my waffle maker.)
- Place the eggs, salt, and herbs in a bowl. Beat the eggs until everything is well combined.6 large eggs, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 teaspoons ground basil, 2 teaspoons ground oregano, 1 teaspoon freshly chopped rosemary
- Stir the cheese in the beaten eggs.3 cups grated or shredded cheese (270 grams)
- Then whisk in the almond flour until well combined.1 cup almond flour
- Brush hot waffle iron plates with a bit of coconut, olive oil, or butter and spoon about ¼ cup of the batter onto each waffle iron plate. Close and cook the chaffles.A bit of olive oil to coat the waffle maker.
- Cook until the automatic light turns green, about 3 to 4 minutes. Use a fork to lift the waffles carefully out of the waffle iron. Place them on a plate or cooling rack to cool slightly—they will get crispier.
Notes on how to make the cheese waffles:Batter consistency: You'll get a beautiful yellow batter filled with cheese that is relatively thick in texture. It will need some help to slide onto the hot waffle iron.
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