Keto chaffle bread is a very popular regular bread replacement among keto dieters and those who follow a low carb diet. But, if you have not heard about this yet, chaffle bread is basically a waffle that is made with cheese.
So, if you find yourself craving your favorite waffles, but you don’t want to be kicked out of ketosis, this easy to make chaffle bread recipe from Emily, one of the Keto Twins, is what you need to make. They work out to be only 2 net carbs each.
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The Keto twins, Emily and Sarah, say they first started trying to lose weight when they were 13 but the keto diet which they started in January 2019 was the last and most successful diet they tried.
They eat around 20 net carbs a day to stay in ketosis but say they sometimes eat “dirty” keto products. This is also known as lazy keto where people eat pretty much what they like so long as it’s low carb. They don’t mind eating fast food and processed food. These, of course, are not good for your overall health.
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Emily and Sarah have made several variations of chaffles over the past couple of years but they think that this new and improved chaffle recipe which they created early this year is the best yet. With the small tweaks they made the chaffles are even crispier!
Instead of regular flour, this keto chaffle bread is made with almond flour, mozzarella cheese, and other keto-friendly ingredients. They have replaced the baking powder with xanthan gum which makes it more like bread and used an egg white in place of a whole egg to counteract any eggy taste that some people don’t like.
Emily recommends using a small individual waffle maker for these chaffles like this Dash one. It comes in a variety of colors. The round chaffles can be used for making a keto sandwich or in place of burger buns.
It’s important to use low moisture shredded mozzarella cheese for this recipe. It helps to make the chaffles really crisp.
You can add some herbs or spices to the recipe if you like to jazz it up a bit. There are some suggestions below.
Keto Chaffle Bread
Makes 3 chaffles – double the recipe if you like
- 1 cup low moisture shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoons blanched almond flour
- 1 organic/pastured egg (egg white only)
- 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum
- garlic powder
- old bay
- thyme, rosemary
1. Place cheese and almond flour in a bowl and mix well. Add Xanthan gum and mix well again before adding the egg white. Mix all together well.
2. Preheat the waffle maker and wait until the light turns off.
3. Use a 1/8 measuring cup to scoop a heaped cup of the batter into the middle of the waffle maker. Spread the mixture out then close the lid.
4. Leave to cook for four to five minutes. Make sure not to open the waffle maker while cooking.
5. When the light turns off again, remove the keto chaffle bread and place it on a wire rack to cool.
Store any leftovers in a container separated by parchment rounds. You can keep them in the refrigerator for up to a week but I bet they will be gone long before then!
Here’s the Keto Twins video demo of how to make this delicious keto chaffle bread: