Before we went keto, we would go out for breakfast and when you got to pick a side, I always went with French Toast. There is something so amazing about this sweet bread until it became the Devil’s carbs. After some experimentation I was able to come up with this keto-friendly French Toast chaffle recipe!
When chaffles became a thing on the ‘Gram, I kept thinking there has to be some way to make this like French toast.
If you are wondering what a chaffle is, it’s a low carb dream come true. There are many variations but the base chaffle is usually almond flour, egg and cheese. Some variations omit the almond flour.
I have experimented with just about every type of chaffle. Going all mad scientist so I can adjust texture and crunch. I may have gone a little crazy, because my friends now call me the Chaffle Queen
While there are a ton of Keto friendly breads on the market (I even use some), I try to keep my diet clean and use chaffles as my go to bread substitute.
Here’s the deal, while I live a low carb life, I don’t want the food I eat to taste like it’s low carb. By reinventing things in a low carb way, it makes this lifestyle sustainable.
The French Toast Chaffle
I use almond flour in most of my chaffles and typically chihuahua cheese (shredded Queso). It’s very mild and great for a sweet chaffle. You can use shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese too, but it has a hint of salt to me. Just switch up the type of cheese based on your taste.
If you omit the almond flour the texture will be more like that of an omelet, an eggy waffle shaped omelet.
If you want crunch, substitute pork rind crumbs for the almond flour, trust me. You can also switch up the types of cheese based on your taste.
The key to the perfect French Toast chaffle is allowing it to rest for a minute or so on a cooling rack. This is an essential step for a nice, crispy chaffle. Just to make these even cuter I used my Dash Mini heart shaped waffle maker!
Chaffles are easy, you throw everything in one bowl and mix it all together. A lot of people put additional cheese on the griddle, but I am not one of those people most of the time. The reason they do that is for the crisp factor. There are other ways to crisp it up and I think it just makes you taste the cheese more than anything else. There is nothing wrong with that method, just personal preference.
I finish mine off with some butter and syrup. My go-to keto syrup is ChocZero Sugar Free Maple Syrup.
That’s it! A super easy way to enjoy a French Toast chaffle without going straight to Pigsville!
- Dash Mini Waffle Maker
- 1 Egg
- 1 tbsp Swerve Brown Sugar
- 1 tbsp Lakanto sweetener
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp Baking powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 tbsp Almond flour
- 1.5 oz Shredded Queso or Mozzarella cheese
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl
- Mix well until the batter is fully combined
- Place half the mixture in the center of your chaffle maker
- Spread the batter out a bit to fill the openings
- Cook until the steam stops and you can easily open the lid
- Mix some additional cinnamon, lakanto and brown sugar swerve on a plate
- When the chaffle is cooked, gently place it in the mixture and coat both sides
- Place on a cooling rack for a few minutes
- Cover with a sugar-free maple syrup like ChocZero