These low-carb Bacon Cheddar Chaffles are the perfect savory keto breakfast, lunch, or snack! Easy to meal prep and about 2 net carbs each!
Have you caught on to the “chaffle” craze? There’s no wonder these babies are popular–They are deliciously cheesy, easy to make, freezable, and customizable! I loved these Pepperoni Pizza Chaffles, so I decided to try one with crispy bacon, sharp cheddar, and with a handful of chopped green onions.
I’m not sure which is better here: the texture or the taste. The crispy exterior is the perfect bite, and the inside is still wonderfully soft and melt-in-your-mouth tasty. The cheesy flavor perfectly complements the bacon, and the green onions add a great, mild onion taste throughout the dish. You will want to pair this with everything!
If you’re not a big fan of green onions, feel free to add any fresh herbs you might have in the garden. Some finely chopped basil, thyme, or even dill would be delicious as well! I made these to eat on their own, but I’m excited to use these in several different ways!
Ingredients for Bacon Cheddar Chaffles:
- Eggs: Large work best.
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese: I like to use sharp, but any cheddar will work.
- Baking Powder: This helps it rise and keeps the inside fluffy instead of dense.
- Almond Flour
- Bacon: Cooked until crispy, then crumbled
- Green onions: Chopped
How do you make savory cheese waffles?
A chaffle is exactly what it sounds like–A cheese waffle! The two main ingredients are eggs and cheese, and technically that’s all you need. However, that can lead to a very “eggy” taste, and I find it a little dense. To avoid this and add more flavor, we’ll add a few other things.
In a medium-sized bowl, beat your eggs and then fold in your flour, baking powder, cheese, bacon, and green onions. While you’re doing this, allow your waffle maker to preheat.
When your waffle iron is ready, pour the batter in. It might be pretty thick–That’s okay! Only fill the waffle iron about 2/3rds full as the batter will expand as it cooks. Close the waffle iron and allow it to cook until there is no more steam coming from the sides (usually takes about 3 minutes for mine).
What kind of waffle maker do I need to use for keto chaffles?
You can make this with any waffle iron, but this Ms. Dash waffle maker is my favorite. The waffle comes out about the size of a piece of bread (just a tiny bit smaller), making these chaffles a perfect substitute for making keto-friendly sandwiches!
Using this waffle iron, this recipe will make 5 waffles.
What should I serve with Cheesy Bacon Chaffles?
The beauty of this recipe is that you can use these is SO many different ways! Whether you want to serve these as breakfast, lunch, snack, or appetizer, you’ve got tons of great options.
As a Side Dish: You can serve these as a keto-friendly side dish for a big Steak and Eggs brunch or with these Easy Baked Eggs. For dinner, these would be delicious with a big bowl of Keto Chili (maybe even make chili dogs with a chaffle as the bun)!
As a Sandwich :With the size of these, I like to use them as a replacement for bagels or bread in a Keto Breakfast Sandwich! The crispy bacon chaffles would also work perfectly as the ‘bread’ for a Cheesy Chicken Ranch Sandwich or a California Turkey Club!
As an Appetizer : If you cut these into smaller pieces or strips, these make an excellent keto dipper. Serve as an appetizer or snack with this Avocado Bacon Dip or Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip! This Hot Crab and Bacon Dip would be excellent as well. If you want something even easier, try dipping in warm, low-carb marinara or this Jalapeno Ranch.
Can I make Cheesy Keto Chaffles ahead of time?
You sure can! You can make several batches, allow them to cool, then freeze them for long-term meal planning! To freeze, place the cheese waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for two hours. Once frozen, place in a freezer bag and pull out what you need when you need it!
These keep the best texture if you eat them within a week, but they will keep in the freezer up to three months! If you’re worried about freezer burn, you can wrap each chaffle a couple times in plastic wrap, then store in a bag with all the air sucked out.
What’s the best way to reheat keto cheddar chaffles?
You can reheat chaffles in so many ways! You can use these methods on frozen chaffles or refrigerated chaffles, but obviously frozen will need more time.
Microwave: fastest but it will get soggy. If you’re not a big fan of crispy waffles, this is your go-to!
Toaster oven / Toaster: Very quick and it keeps the chaffle crispy. You may have to let it go for an extra cycle, depending on your preferred level of crispiness.
Waffle iron: Quick and crispy–Just allow it to cook a minute or so in your waffle maker.
Oven (300-350 degrees F): Great for large batches and keeps them relatively crispy. This is easiest when you’re serving for the whole family! For a better crispiness, flip halfway through (timing depends on number of chaffles, crispiness preference, and whether your waffles are frozen or not)
More Keto Snacks:
- Keto BBQ Chicken Taquitos
- Ham & Cheese Breakfast Biscuits
- Prosciutto & Parmesan Stuffed Mushrooms
- Marinated Mozzarella Balls
Want more? Check out this list of 60+ Keto Snacks under 3 Net Carbs!
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
- 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
- Preheat the waffle iron. Beat eggs in a medium sized bowl, then fold in all remaining ingredients.
- Fill waffle iron 2/3rds full with batter, then close and allow to cook until there is no more steam coming from the sides of the maker (about 3 minutes for me). Remove waffle and continue with remaining batter until all are cooked.
Tip: To keep finished chaffles warm while you are cooking the rest of the batter, keep them in the oven at 200 degrees F.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Chaffles Serving Size: 1 Chaffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 15.1gCholesterol: 107.9mgSodium: 443.2mgCarbohydrates: 2.5gNet Carbohydrates: 2.2gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.5gProtein: 12.5g