A chaffle is a waffle made from only cheese and eggs, it's name is a Portmanteau (combination) of cheese and waffle.
As a chaffle contains no flour, it is gluten-free and is also suitable for a keto diet due to its low carbohydrate, high fat nutritional profile.
The mixture of egg and cheese makes chaffles a fluffy waffle with a crispy, cheesy exterior.
Chaffles can be served with sweet toppings or as a fun alternative to the typical bread used for sandwiches.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup mozarella or cheddar (finely shredded)


  • Whisk the eggs.
  • Add in the cheese. Whisk together.
  • Place the batter in a waffle maker for 3 minutes until crispy and golden.
  • Remove from the waffle maker. Serve with your favourite toppings.
  • Repeat with the rest of the batter.


Why is it called a chaffle?

We love the name, but a member of the keto community put cheese + waffle together and the words combined (a portmanteu to use the correct term) to make waffle.

Cheese + waffle = Chaffle.

Are chaffles healthy?

Whilst low in carbohydrate, a chaffle is high in salt (sodium), fat and calories.

Cheese is a good source of calcium: a 30 g portion of cheddar provides over a quarter of an adult’s daily requirements.