These low-carb Chocolate Chip Chaffles are great for a keto breakfast or snack! This chaffle recipe is soft, fluffy, and not too “eggy” for under 2 net carbs each!
Keto Chaffles with Chocolate Chips
These sweet chaffles have all the flavor of sugar-filled waffles… But without the sugar! These keto “cheese waffles” get a big boost of fat and protein from mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, and eggs while keeping it low carb with coconut (or almond) flour. These tasty chocolate chip chaffles are the perfect low-carb, gluten-free breakfast!
Why you’ll love it:
- Easy – Super simple and great for beginners. All you have to do is whisk and let the waffle maker do the rest. It can be a bit time consuming to cook the whole batch with one machine, but it’s not complicated.
- Great for energy – Forget relying on a sugar rush to get you through your day… This recipe relies on quality fats and proteins to give you energy without loading you full of carbs. Add a few sliced strawberries on top for a super well-balanced meal!
- Meal prep friendly – We love making several batches of these to freeze for later! Making these in advance means that your keto breakfast is just as quick and easy in the morning as those old frozen eggos!
Chocolate Chip Chaffle Ingredients
Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll need for this recipe. Scroll down to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page for exact measurements.
- Eggs – Size large. These are a key ingredient in this recipe, and I’ve not tried any egg substitutes.
- Mozzarella cheese and cream cheese – These give us loads of fat and protein for energy! I’ve not tried using plant based cheeses or , but I do think that could work. Full- or low-fat cream cheese are both fine to use, just make sure it’s soft and room temperature before starting.
- Coconut flour and baking powder – This gives a more bready, waffle-type texture. If you would rather use almond flour, you can–Just use twice as much since it’s not as absorbent as coconut flour.
- Vanilla extract, monk fruit sweetener, and sugar-free chocolate chips – These just give us that tasty, sweet flavor we’re looking for! Feel free to use Swerve or a different sweetener if you prefer (brown sugar alternatives can be great, too)!
Why do these have mozzarella cheese?
I get this question a lot with our Sweet Chaffles! Chaffles use cheese and eggs to form high-fat, high-protein, and low-carb waffles. When you’re limiting your carbs, it’s important to give your body some good sources of energy, so chaffles do that with cheese!
If you would prefer a grain-free, low-carb waffle recipe without cheese, check out these Keto Strawberry Shortcake Waffles. They would be great with a handful of chocolate chips!
How to make chocolate chip chaffles
This simple keto breakfast recipe is perfect for beginners! Here’s a step-by-step guide for this freezer-friendly recipe.
Whisk your eggs with the softened cream cheese and vanilla extract until mixture is fairly smooth. Stir in the coconut flour and baking powder, then the shredded mozzarella cheese. Let this mixture sit for 5-10 minutes, allowing the coconut flour to fully absorb the liquids, before moving on.
Pour in the chocolate chips and stir until well-mixed. Plug in your waffle iron and let it get hot.
Do you have to chill chaffle batter?
When you’re using coconut flour, it’s very important to let the waffle batter sit for 5-10 minutes so that the flour can absorb the liquids. You do not have to chill the batter, just let it sit on the counter. Skipping this step can lead to chaffles having inconsistent flavors and textures. You do not have to do this if you use almond flour, though, as it isn’t so absorbent it needs extra time.
Spoon just 2 tablespoons of the batter into the preheated waffle maker and close the lid. Don’t open it (even if you’re curious) until there is absolutely NO steam coming from the machine. This usually takes 4-5 minutes. Once cooked through, remove from waffle iron and continue with remaining batter.
How to serve chocolate chip chaffles
Chaffles are very soft when you first remove them from the machine, but they begin to crisp up a bit as they sit out (especially if you let them rest on a wire rack). Top yours with powdered monk fruit, additional chocolate chips, or maybe some of these tasty ideas below.
More ways to use sweet chaffles:
- Top with berries – Some sliced strawberries would be a great addition and keeps it low in carbs! A dollop of homemade whipped cream makes it special, too.
- Make a sundae – A little keto ice cream, some chocolate ganache, and keto caramel syrup can turn a chaffle into a decadent, low-carb dessert anyone would love!
- Eat it plain – I know I just listed off half a dozen toppings, but these babies are great on their own, too! This is a great alternative to a muffin or pastry.
These are best stored in an airtight container in the fridge up to 5 days. Make sure you let them cool first–Any residual heat turns into condensation which can make your chaffles soggy.
Can I freeze chaffles?
Absolutely! Chaffles freeze very well. Just allow your chaffles to completely cool before placing in a freezer bag. I recommend separating the chaffles with parchment paper so they don’t stick. Your chaffles will stay fresh for up to 6 months in the freezer. When you are ready to enjoy your frozen chaffles, allow them to thaw on the counter for at least 30 minutes, or set overnight in the fridge.
How to reheat chaffles:
Chaffles are one of my favorite foods for keto meal prep! After you make your chaffles, allow them to cool before storing in the fridge. You can reheat your chaffles in a number of different ways.
- Air Fryer – This is the crispiest way; Heat to 300 degrees F and cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Waffle Maker – Preheat the waffle maker, pop the chaffle in, and close the maker for about a minute.
- Toaster – Just like you would toast bread, place the chaffle in and let it toast for 30 seconds or so.
- Oven/Toaster Oven – Warm oven to 350 degrees F and cook 4-5 minutes.
- Stovetop – Heat a dry pan to medium and cook 1 minute on each side.
- Microwave – Not ideal; the chaffles get very soggy.
If you love these chocolate chip chaffles, you’ll love these great keto treats!
- Cinnamon Roll Chaffles – All the convenience of a chaffle with the delicious flavor of a cinnabon! Just 2 net carbs.
- Keto Cookie Dough Bites – These are perfect as a little sweet treat OR as a topping on keto cakes, pies, and brownies!
- The BEST Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies – These come to about 1 net carb each, and they are SO addictive! You won’t be able to tell they’re keto & gluten free.
- Air Fryer Brownies – You can use almond flour or coconut flour in this simple, super rich, keto-friendly dessert! It’s a great single-serving dessert.
- Low Carb Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge – We LOVE this recipe, especially for those last minute potlucks and suprise special occasions!
- 3 eggs
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour*
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon sweetener (I used granulated monk fruit, but you can use your favorite sweetener)
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup Lily's sugar-free chocolate chips
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk your eggs. Stir in the softened cream cheese and vanilla extract. Add in the coconut flour, baking powder, and sweetener, then mix to combine.
- Allow this batter to sit for at least 5 minutes. Coconut flour is super absorbent but needs a little extra time to do its work. While you're waiting, plug in your mini waffle maker and get it preheating.
- Once the coconut flour has had time to soak up the mixture, stir in the shredded mozzarella and chocolate chips.
- Spoon 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the hot waffle iron and spread it out a bit so it fills the shape. Close the lid and allow it to cook until there's no steam coming from the machine at all (usually 4-5 minutes).
- Remove from machine when golden brown and cooked through. Continue cooking the remaining batter the same way. If you love crispy chaffles, cool them on a wire rack to firm up. Feel free to add powdered monk fruit, sliced berries, or keto caramel syrup for a decadent breakfast!
*If you prefer to use almond flour, use 1/4 cup.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 chaffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 8.1gCholesterol: 88.4mgSodium: 120.8mgCarbohydrates: 2.4gNet Carbohydrates: 1.8gFiber: 0.6gSugar: 0.6gProtein: 5g