• Krista Smith, FNTP

2-Ingredient Swiss-Guyere Chaffles

Updated: May 3

Chaffles are one of the newest keto/low carb food trends on the scene. A cute mini waffle made primarily of cheese and egg, these little bites of goodness are great for anything from breakfast, to a "bread" for sandwiches, to a little side dish to go with a soup or salad.

You can customize chaffles to just about any palate. Add-ins such as bacon, ham, onions, spinach, etc are awesome to make it a complete hand-held meal. I've seen sweet versions (still with a mozzarella and egg base) and savory and far prefer the latter. Something about trying to sweeten the cheese doesn't quite work for my taste although many do enjoy it.

Recently I've been upping my protein and lowering carbs, making my current diet a bit more carnivore in style. You can read about carnivore here. Many of the best chaffle recipes also include almond flour, xanthan gum or a fiber such as psyllium husk because it creates a firmer, sturdier result. So I was excited to find a SUPER SIMPLE 2-ingredient recipe from Joe Duff at https://www.thedietchefs.com/chaffles/ (shout out to him!) that did not include those extra ingredients, enabling me to stay carnivore.

You can honestly use just about any cheese in a chaffle. Many call for mozzarella, which I do like, but I upped my game by using this Swiss-Guyere blend from Trader Joe's. Lovers of a stronger tasting cheese will enjoy the more pungent flavors you get from this mix!

Eat as-is or tastes great with toppings such as a slice of ham, bacon, avocado and turkey. Try with all the things for an awesome sandwich!

Recipe tips:

I HIGHLY recommend spraying the waffle iron with avocado oil spray (yes, not carnivore but never said I was all in lol) first to prevent them from sticking.

Measure your ingredients accurately and use a measuring cup to evenly divide the batter to prevent overflow.

Chopping up the cheese shreds isn't actually needed. The cheese melts fine as-is, so long as you gently spread it with a fork over the waffle iron plate.

This recipe yields a softer chaffle, but it shouldn't be runny. If the iron shows it's done and it doesn't seem firm enough, cook a bit longer and it will become firmer.

2-Ingredient Swiss-Guyere Chaffles

by Krista Smith, FNTP

Adapted from https://www.thedietchefs.com/chaffles/

Makes 2 mini chaffles


1/2 C Shredded Swiss-Guyere Cheese Blend

1 large egg


Preheat waffle iron.

Whisk together egg and cheese. Spray iron with cooking spray.

Gently spoon half the mixture into the waffle iron and spread evenly. Place lid on and cook for approximately 3 minutes, or until chaffle firms up and can be removed from the iron. Repeat for the remaining batter.

Macros per 2 chaffles: (according to MyFitnessPal)

Calories: 290

Fat: 20.5g

Protein: 22g

Carbs: 5g

Palmdale, CA



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