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One of the most significant adjustments when starting a low carb or keto diet is finding suitable replacements for bread, buns, and handheld food such as sandwiches. With this savory chaffle bread recipe, you can make a very satisfying sandwich that will rival those of the best deli or cafe. This recipe works well a quick chaffle sandwich or as keto hamburger buns or even just toasted with butter for a snack.
Most keto or low carb bread is soft and doesn’t hold together well due to their lack of gluten. These have a great texture and work well for handheld sandwiches. The inclusion of cheddar cheese and garlic give your chaffle sandwich a bit of extra flavor, much like a seasoned sub bun.
The photos here show two savory chaffles with avocado mayo, tomatoes, turkey, lettuce, and a slice of cheddar jack cheese. For me, this makes a complete meal with balanced macros. If you are looking for a change of pace from mayonnaise, try our homemade sugar-free ketchup recipe.
Make your chaffle sandwich by choosing the fillings that you prefer, and that will meet your macro goals. One of the things I love about sandwiches and salads is that you can adjust the specific ingredients to achieve your goals for the day or meal.
How to Make Your Savory Chaffles
Plug your Dash Mini Grill in to preheat while you are preparing the batter. If you do not have a mini grill, you can use a mini waffle iron or cook like pancakes on a flat griddle. I do prefer the mini grill as it gives me a uniform size, and it is easier to achieve a consistent outcome.
Mixing this batter is simple. Mix wet ingredients until well blended, then add dry ingredients, mix well, and fold the cheese into the batter.
Cook by adding about two tablespoons of batter to the grill. Cook until the chaffle stops steaming. Cooking will take about 4 minutes. Open the grill and flip the chaffle over, close lid, and continue cooking for another 1 – 2 minutes.Dash Mini Maker Portable Grill Machine + Panini Press for Gourmet Burgers, Sandwiches, Chicken + Other On the Go Breakfast, Lunch, or Snacks with Recipe Guide – Silver
Assembling Your Chaffle Sandwich
Pick your chaffle sandwich fillings from a variety of protein, carb and fat sources. Deli meats (watch for added ingredients) or leftover meats, carb friendly vegetables and cheese or mayo.
You can make your chaffle sandwich with hot chaffles as soon as you remove them from the grill. If you prefer, you can also use them cold. They toast well and freeze well too. I prepare them ahead and keep on hand in the refrigerator or freezer.
Savory Chaffle Sandwich Bread
- Mini DASH or similar Grill
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened *SEE NOTES
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 1 tsp oat fiber *SEE NOTES
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp Italian seasoning
- 4 ounces mozzerella cheese shredded
- 2 ounces cheddar cheese shredded
- Plug your mini grill in to start preheating.
- Mix all wet ingredients together until well blended.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
- Mix well.
- Fold grated cheeses into batter.
- Pour about 2 tablespoons of batter into the mini grill iron.
- Close grill and let cook until chaffle stops steaming. This will take about 4 minutes.
- Open the grill. Flip the chaffle over. Close lid and let cook for another 1 – 2 minutes.
- To use as a sandwich bun, toast and fill with your favorite low carb sandwich fixings.
Nutrition label is calculated by automated third-party services. The nutritional information provided here is an estimate only, for informational purposes only, and can vary depending on the specific ingredients, preparation and accuracy of the third-party system used for calculations. It is always best practice to confirm the nutritional calculations, especially if nutritional information is critical to your diet plan.
Kim has been living and thriving as a lifestyle controlled Type 2 Diabetic since 2015.
She loves keeping up with current research as well as experimenting in the kitchen to keep her low carb diet interesting and flavorful.
She lives in East Central Wisconsin with her husband and loves to travel whenever possible.