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Keto chaffle recipes have been popping up all over the place and rightfully so. They are extremely easy to make and make for a great dessert especially if they are chocolate chaffles. They are also under 10 total carbs, so the recipe gets a place on this site for you.
Why is it Called a Chaffle?
The chaffle name comes from combining the two words cheese and waffle together.
A chaffle is a waffle made with just egg and cheese. In the most basic form that’s it! Most recipes call for 1 egg and 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Mozzarella cheese would be another option for this chocolate chaffle.
The common cheese options are cheddar or mozzarella. There are even dessert recipes made with cream cheese, making them a sweet chaffle cream cheese variety.
As the title states, this will be a chocolate chaffle and will be a recipe to add to your dessert chaffles. Not only does this recipe have chocolate, I even included flavors of almond and coconut. Adding these flavor extracts make it taste like Almond Joys. 🙂 Of course, you can always leave these extra flavors out too.
What does this flourless waffle taste like?
If you read the above paragraph you may be thinking of Almond Joys and you are right!
Dairy Free Chaffles
Yes, I said dairy free chaffles. I’m currently eating less dairy and I also wanted to try and make a chaffle with no dairy. This may seem pretty hard to do since you need cheese for keto chaffles. However, cream cheese and egg are still chaffles. Then you may say cream cheese is dairy. You are correct. However, Kite Hill has a dairy free cream cheese. 🙂
Since I am using cream cheese for these chocolate chaffles you could say they are a sweet chaffle cream cheese treat.
Needed Recipe Ingredients
- Cacao Powder
- Cream Cheese (dairy free or with dairy)
- Coconut Oil
- Almond Extract
Tips to Make Easy Chocolate Chaffles
- Heat your coconut oil so it’s warm enough to help soften the cream cheese, especially if the cream cheese is not to room temperature. When you have the cream cheese softer, it is a lot easier to mix the batter.
- I personally like to beat the egg separately and then add it to the mixture with everything else. Doing this, helps to combine ingredients more evenly.
- It took me a bit to realize just when the mini chocolate chaffle was done. The trick is to wait for it to stop to steam. When you don’t see steam anymore, check on your waffle. Adjust your time to your preference though.
Common Chaffle Questions:
Do chaffles taste eggy?
No they do not, especially if you make them a chocolate dessert chaffle. Most recipes will use 1 egg and 1/2 Cup of cheese. However, if you think they are too eggy for you, use just egg whites or add some more cheese or other items such as butter.
Do I need to shred my own cheese?
No, you do not. However, be aware of the extra carbs in those bags of cheese. If you are okay with it, then by all means, go ahead and buy it.
How long does it take to cook these keto Chocolate chaffles?
It will take about 3-5 minutes for one waffle.
Can you freeze these chocolate chaffles?
Yes, you can! To reheat them, toss them in your toaster. Just like those frozen waffles you grew up with.
Do I need a mini waffle maker?
No. However the cooking times may vary. I also don’t know how much batter you will need that will fit into your larger maker.
If you are looking for a mini waffle maker, the Dash Mini Waffle Maker has become very popular in the keto space. This is the waffle maker that was gifted to me. They have many other colors other than red.
I personally like having mini waffles as they are the perfect size for my toaster when I pull them out of the freezer.
Okay, okay I get it. A good chocolate chaffle deserves a great syrup. Yet most of the options at the store are full of sugar.
Fear not! We have keto syrup options!
Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup is my favorite so far. To me it tastes like how syrup should be. I’m even lucky enough to find it at my local grocery store. If you can’t find this syrup at your store you can always get it from amazon. The syrup text link will bring you there.
Lakanto is also the company I buy my sweeteners from. The liquid monk fruit drops and the pure monk fruit extract with zero erythritol.
ChocZero’s Maple Syrup is another keto syrup you can have. They even have more than one flavor. I believe there is even a seasonal pumpkin pie flavor. I have not tried this maple syrup yet.
You can even make keto syrups at home! I do not have a recipe but my good friend at, Keen for Keto, has a fantastic buttermilk syrup recipe.
Notes about These Keto Syrups
On my site, I keep my recipes under 10 total carbs for you all, yet these syrups may not be the case. I can enjoy waffles or pancakes without syrup, but oh man, that extra syrup is the icing on the cake. Keto syrup on waffles is darn right delicious. 🙂
Extra Topping Ideas for your Dessert Chaffles
- Peanut Butter
- Whipped Cream
- A dusting of powdered sweetener on top (confectioner erythritol works perfect)
- A big ole dollop of ice cream (Here is chocolate or vanilla recipe, if you need one.)
- Chocolate Chips
Other Keto Chocolate Chaffle Rrecipe You May Like
- Oreo Chaffle by Keto Focus
- Peanut Butter Cup by That Low Carb Life
- Double Chocolate Chaffle by Low Carbing Asian
- Brownie Fries Chaffle by Kimspireddiy
- Melt coconut oil and add to your cream cheese.
- Mix coconut oil and cream cheese together.
- Beat large egg in a separate bowl.
- Combine everything together. I like to use hand beaters to make sure it's mixed well.
- Pour batter into your waffle maker for about 4-5 minutes or until steam stops.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 3 Waffles
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 282.5Total Fat: 25gCarbohydrates: 3.5gProtein: 8g