Parmesan Keto Chaffles are perfect for a low-carb snack or bread substitute! Loaded with two types of cheese and Italian seasoning, these have loads of flavor.
Keto Chaffles with Parmesan
We love these Parmesan Chaffles for a fun keto snack! The Italian seasoning and tangy parmesan taste makes this an easy pairing with marinara or alfredo sauce. Top some with cheese and garlic butter, then broil for a simple keto garlic bread! It would be the perfect sandwich bread with cold cuts, too.
This keto recipe is as convenient as it is delicious. You can make chaffles ahead of time and store in the fridge or freezer, so there’s no waste. It’s easy to make a double batch for breakfast toast, burgers, or pizzas all week long. Enjoy a keto “Italian Night” with some spaghetti squash, shrimp alfredo, and a Parmesan Chaffle–The opportunities are endless!
Parmesan Chaffle Ingredients
Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll need for this recipe. For exact measurements, keep scrolling down to the printable recipe card below.
- Eggs – Size large. You can use Egg Beaters or vegan egg substitutes if you prefer those.
- Mozzarella – You want the low-moisture mozzarella, not fresh. You can use the pre-shredded store-bought bags or shred your own from a block.
- Parmesan – I used the pre-grated store-bought parmesan, but I believe this would work just as well with freshly
- Almond flour – This keeps the chaffle gluten free and low carb. If you prefer a nut-free chaffle, you can replace this with 1/3rd the amount of coconut flour.
- Baking powder – This provides lift and makes it feel more like a bread substitute, not just a dense waffle-shaped egg muffin.
How to make Parmesan Chaffles
This easy cheesy-egg waffle is easy to make and a perfect meal prepping recipe! You will need a waffle maker–This recipe makes 7 mini waffles using this DASH Mini Waffle Maker. Here’s a step-by-step guide for making this keto recipe.
First, beat eggs in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Then add in all remaining ingredients and mix until well combined. While you’re working on this, have your waffle maker preheating.
Once the waffle maker is hot, spray with cooking oil. Spoon about 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture into the waffle maker and close, allowing it to cook until there’s absolutely no more steam coming from the machine (about 4-5 minutes). Once golden brown, remove and set on a plate. Continue with remaining batter.
Chaffles will crisp up as they cool; you can keep cooked chaffles warm in the oven on 175 degrees F if you’re serving them fresh and not meal prepping.
These chaffles are great served fresh and hot with some marinara or your favorite dipping sauce! We sprinkle on some extra parmesan and fresh herbs for flavor. It’s easiest to eat these when they’re cut into quarters.
These should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you plan to use these for sandwiches, these chaffles hold up well for up to 2 days if you want to make those sandwiches in advance (unless the filling is overly moist). Simply make sandwiches, wrap in multiple layers of plastic wrap, and eat within 2 days.
Can you freeze chaffles?
Yes, chaffles freeze well! Simply store in a freezer bag and enjoy within 3 months for the best flavor and texture. To make it easy to pull out one at a time, freeze first for 1-2 hours on a baking sheet (not touching), then transfer to a bag. Alternatively, you could place a sheet of wax paper between each chaffle to prevent them from sticking together.
Chaffles can be thawed on the counter in about 30 minutes to an hour or overnight in the fridge. If you want to reheat them straight from frozen, simply add a bit of time (and possibly lower the temperature by about 25 degrees if air frying).
Best ways to reheat chaffles
Chaffles are great reheated, and there’s a perfect reheating method for everyone. You can use the microwave, air fryer, oven, or waffle maker. I don’t recommend using a skillet as the exterior burns before the center is warm.
- Microwave: This is the quickest–Just a couple 30-second blasts, flipping the chaffle between bursts. This is best if you prefer a softer chaffle and want a sandwich bread texture.
- Air Fryer: This is the crispiest. Perfect for dipping, topping with juicy meat, or people who just love crispy edges. 350 degrees F, 1-3 minutes depending on your preferred texture.
- Oven: Best for a crowd. Place chaffles on a baking sheet in a single layer (not stacked) and reheat at 350 degrees F for 5-10 minutes depending on your preferred texture. Cover with foil if you’re worried about too much browning.
- Waffle Maker: Easy for a small snack. Just place the chaffle in a preheated waffle maker and close it, allowing it to toast and warm up for a few minutes. Timing depends on your machine and preference.
How to use chaffles
The fun thing about chaffles is that they are so versatile! You can cut them up and enjoy with dip (some marinara, Jalapeno Ranch, or a good mustard) for an easy snack. You could top them with chili (love these Chili Cheese Chaffles). Or add a tasty protein like Pork Sirloin Roast or Mississippi Pot Roast like we did with BBQ Chicken in these BBQ Stacks.
You can use them as a burger bun or sandwich bread. They make great pizzas or garlic bread, too. With this Waffle Bowl Maker, you can make cute mini chaffle bowls to fill with salad, taco meat, or even breakfast! For more chaffle tips, ideas, and recipes, check out Everything You Should Know about Chaffles.
If you love these Parmesan Chaffles, you’ll love these keto recipes!
- Bacon Cheddar Chaffles – Bacon provides a nice salty crunch with the sharp cheddar flavor. We love these, especially with a little ranch!
- Sweet Chaffles – This is a great recipe when you want something lightly sweet, and you could make it even more impressive with some low-carb yogurt and strawberries.
- Taco Chaffle Bowl – If you love a good savory chaffle meal, this is a fun way to enjoy! This would be super fun for a taco bowl bar.
- Jalapeno Cheddar Chaffles – These cheesy chaffles are slightly spicy and give a great kick to sandwiches!
- Cinnamon Roll Chaffle – A soft cream cheese chaffle is topped with a fantastic icing for a quick low carb breakfast or dessert.
- Everything You Need to Know about Chaffles
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1-2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- Preheat the waffle maker. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat eggs. Add in all remaining ingredients and stir until well incorporated.
- Once the waffle maker is hot, spray with oil and spoon in about 3 tablespoons of batter. Make sure not to overfill--It makes a huge mess! Close the lid and allow to cook until there's no steam coming out (about 4-5 minutes usually).
- Remove chaffle once golden brown and set aside. Continue with remaining batter, then serve with additional parmesan, marinara dip, and fresh herbs.
One teaspoon of Italian seasoning is enough for a light flavor, but you may want to increase this if you plan to use it for garlic bread, pizza, or other recipes where a bolder Italian flavor is needed.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 7 Serving Size: 1 chaffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 3.5gCholesterol: 84.7mgSodium: 199.5mgCarbohydrates: 1.9gFiber: 0.4gSugar: 0.5gProtein: 9.5g