Basic Chaffle


This basic chaffle recipe is a great starting off point for anyone looking for a low carb bread or hamburger bun option. You can start with a basic recipe like this one, then add seasonings to make them more flavorful and complex. You can even make them sweet with the addition of a low carb sweetener such as monk fruit sweetener and cocoa powder. Chocolate chaffle with whipped cream and fresh berries are a delight.

Chaffle (basic)

A basic chaffle low carb substitute for bread or hamburger buns
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breads Buns and Rolls, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine low carb
Servings 2 chaffles
Calories 278 kcal


  • 1 dash mini waffle iron *you can use a regular waffle maker, just use half filling at a time


  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp Almond flour
  • seasoning of choice *optional


  • combine everything in a small bowl (mix well)
  • scoop half of the mixture onto a preheated waffle iron
  • flatten out to edges
  • cook until there is no longer any steam coming out
  • remove the chaffle, it will crisp up as it cools
  • repeat with the second half of the filling
  • let cool, then add your favorite toppings or use as a bread/bun in your desired sandwich or burger


This is an easy substitute for bread or buns and can be modified to your liking by changing the seasonings (like everything bagel or just salt and pepper), you could also add brown sugar stevia or monkfruit sweetener for a sweeter version.
The chaffle breakfast sandwich pictured has a total of 5g net carbs.
2g net carbs/piece
1g net carb/egg
1g net carb/slice medium cheddar cheese
Keyword banana bread, breakfast waffles, chaffle, cheese, easy, egg-free, low carb
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