This Pizza Chaffle Recipe is an easy weeknight meal that comes together in minutes, is keto-friendly and tastes amazing! You can even make it ahead of time and freeze them. This is one of those low carb recipes that’s so good you’ll swear you’re cheating on your diet!
If you are in the keto or low carb world, you have been holding on to a secret – a super delicious and tasty secret – Chaffles!! For those who have never heard of them before – (me about a week ago! ) – chaffles are keto waffles made of cheese and eggs.
They are low-carb, keto-friendly, sugar-free and incredibly easy to make! They taste so good that you have no idea that they follow any dietary restrictions!
Chaffles are great when you are craving bread and can be used as a bun for burgers, bread for sandwiches or as a yummy side like garlic bread. They can be sweet or savory depending on what you top them with and what you add in them. The only limit to these is your imagination!!
And… they are freezer friendly too, so you can make these ahead and enjoy on busy nights quickly!
The ingredient list for this recipe is really quite basic – cheese, almond flour, eggs, and seasonings. But because this recipe is low carb and following the keto diet, there are a couple ingredients that you do not want to replace.
Almond Flour – The secret ingredient in this recipe is the almond flour. Almond flour has a slightly sweeter taste and a coarser texture which works really well in a chaffle recipe. Plus, it’s packed with nutrients and low in carbs.
Sugar-free Tomato Sauce – Make sure your tomato sauce is sugar-free. I know, I know, I didn’t have any in my pantry either… but I found that even my local grocery store had sugar-free options from brands like Hunts, Muir Glen, Prego and Yo Mamas. Look specifically for words on the label like “no sugar added” or “sugar-free.” Or you can make your own homemade sugar-free tomato sauce for this recipe. Here is one that I have used before and really liked – Easy Keto Marinara Sauce (from I Breathe I’m Hungry).
How Do You Make These Pizza Chaffles?
One of my favorite things about this dish is how unbelievably easy it is to whip up! It’s perfect for those nights you don’t feel like slaving over the stove, and clean up is such a breeze.
1. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs until frothy and well beaten. You can use a fork, whisk or an electric mixer. I personally think it is easier to do with a handheld electric mixer for this recipe. You want to beat the eggs until they are light, foamy, and a little thicker in texture. It only takes a couple minutes.
2. Then mix in 1 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons Parmesan.
3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, baking soda, salt, and seasonings.
4. Add the dry ingredients from your small mixing bowl to the egg and cheese mixture. Stir them together until they are fully combined.
5. Preheat and generously grease the waffle maker with olive oil. I like to use a pastry brush or use an olive oil spray. Scoop in ¼ cup of batter into your mini waffle maker.
6. Once cooked, top with ½ tablespoon marinara, then 1 tablespoon mozzarella, then a layer of pepperonis or any other toppings you want to add. Using a potholder, close the waffle maker lid and press down slightly for 30 seconds.
Remove the chaffle and repeat with remaining batter and toppings. Serve while warm with remaining marinara for dipping.
Frequently Asked Questions
Favorite Keto Pizza Toppings?
You can actually enjoy most pizza toppings on keto. Pretty much all meats are fair game, provided that they don’t have sugar added or aren’t breaded. Many veggies and fruits are keto-friendly as well, just make sure to look up the carb content and ensure that you’re staying below your daily carb allowance for your diet.
Can You Freeze Chaffles?
Yes! Simply place your frozen chaffles into a freezer bag with a piece of parchment paper between each one to ensure they don’t freeze together. You can reheat them in the microwave, air fryer or the toaster.
When properly stored in the fridge in an airtight food container or bag, these chaffles should keep for 3-5 days, too.
What Kind of Waffle Maker is Best?
I use a Dash Mini Waffle Maker, and I absolutely love it! They are small and personal-sized and the waffles are about the size of a piece of bread. But you can use any waffle maker to make this recipe.
You will have to adjust the amount of batter depending on the size of your waffle maker. For example, you will use a whole cup of the batter for a Belgium waffle. I recommend doubling or tripling this recipe if you are making chaffles for the whole family!
OTHER GREAT TIPS
- Spray. Make sure to generously spray your waffle maker with olive oil spray before adding the batter. You can also brush the waffle maker with olive oil and a basting brush. Trust me, you won’t want to be on cleanup duty if you forget to spray the waffle maker.
- Shredded Cheese. Did you know that pre-shredded cheese has a cellulose powder on it that prevents the cheese shreds from sticking to each and becoming one large clump in the bag? That cellulose powder has carbs so shred your own cheese when you are watching your carbs so that it will be a zero carb meal!
- Pancakes. Don’t have a waffle maker? This recipe can be used as pancakes, too! Just add a lid on top of the pancake to warm the cheese and pepperonis.
- Toppings. Another fun way to add more toppings into the chaffles is to cut them up into tiny pieces and add them into waffle mixture. They crisp up and flavor the chaffle in every bite!
Tips And Tricks
- Spray. Make sure to generously spray your waffle maker with olive oil spray before adding the batter. Trust me, you won’t want to be on cleanup duty if you forget to spray the waffle maker.
- Waffle Maker. You can really use any waffle maker to make these savory chaffles, but you may have to adjust the amount of batter you add depending on the size of your waffle maker. I personally used a Dash Mini Waffle Maker, and I absolutely love it!
- Belgian Style. Prefer your chaffles to be a bit thicker? Use a whole cup of the batter in the waffle maker and enjoy them Belgian-style!
Want More Pizza Recipes?
- 4 Ingredient Pizza Pocket Recipe – These delicious little pockets of pizza goodness make for an easy camping meal!
- Mini Naan Pizzas – These little pizzas are so easy to make, and you’re kids will love making them too!
- Pepperoni Pizza Dip Appetizer – This appetizer is so easy to make and it’s a big hit with the kids!
- Make Ahead Freezer Pizza – Homemade pizzas are quick and easy to make and delicious to taste!
- Pizza Pinwheel Bites – Perfect appetizer for a party and so simple to make with your family!
If you make this Chaffle Pizza recipe, I would love to see it! Snap a picture of your skillet and share it with me on Instagram using the hashtag #happymoneysaver and tagging me @happymoneysaver!
Easy Keto Chaffle Pizza
- Waffle Iron
- 1 1/4 cups mozzarella cheese shredded & divided
- 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese shredded
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 1 ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp garlic salt
- 1 tbsp Italian seasonings
- olive oil spray
- ½ cup pepperoni
- ½ cup sugar-free marinara sauce
- In a mixing bowl, beat egg until frothy, then beat in 1 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons Parmesan.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, baking soda, salt, and seasonings.
- Add dry ingredients to egg mixture and mix until combined.
- Preheat and generously grease waffle maker with olive oil.
- Scoop in ¼ cup of batter into mini waffle maker (or 1 cup for Belgian style).
- Cook batter for 3-4 minutes, while carefully pressing down on waffle maker.
- Once cooked, top with ½ tablespoon marinara, then 1 tablespoon mozzarella, then a layer of pepperonis (about five).
- Using a potholder, close waffle maker lid and press down slightly for 30 seconds.
- Remove chaffle and repeat with remaining batter and toppings.
- Serve while warm with remaining marinara for dipping.
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