These keto-friendly low-carb maple pecan chaffles are going to be your next low-carb breakfast favorite! They’re cheese and egg-based waffles that have fewer carbs and can replace your regular waffles. These chaffles are filled with winter warming flavors that you can enjoy in any low-carb, keto, Banting, Atkins, or gluten-free diet.

 

Pouring syrup on the keto maple pecan waffle.

 

The Recipe for Low-Carb Maple Pecan Chaffles

These low-carb maple pecan chaffles are becoming my regular choice of breakfast— especially for lazy mornings. they are super quick and easy to make and require very few ingredients. 

 

Chaffles are so easy to make and I love to experiment with various flavors. The combination of maple and pecan is definitely a keeper! These flavors really make this recipe stand out. The forest essence of nuts pairs well with hints of caramel and makes these an absolutely indulgent, but quick and easy breakfast!

 

These chaffles are lightly sweetened and not overly sweet. I used a substitute that tastes like brown sugar. You can easily substitute your favorite sweetener in this recipe, just be sure to adjust for different sweetness levels. Keep the amount the same if your sweetener measures the same as sugar. If you use the Pyure baking blend that is twice as sweet as sugar, you’ll want to cut the amount in half. 

 

How to serve our Low-Carb Maple Pecan Chaffles

One thing I love about these chaffles is that they make a mouth-watering breakfast all by themselves. There’s no need for syrup at all. Of course, you can drizzle on some low carb breakfast syrup if you really want to.

 

Better yet, you can add a dollop of whipped cream, like my Maple Whipped Cream, for a light, fluffy component, This topping turns this simple breakfast into a decadent treat and is excellent for tying in maple flavors without being overly sweet.

 

These Maple Pecan Chaffles also make a delightful dessert. Top them with a scoop of low-carb vanilla or butter pecan ice cream to bring them up another level. Sprinkle on a few of our candied pecans to put the dessert over the top. 

 

Maple pecan chaffles with pecans and syrup on top.

 

The Inspiration for our Keto Friendly Maple Pecan Chaffles

Maple and pecans is a favorite flavor combination of mine. This maple and pecan pairing conjures up feelings of warmth. It’s usually just what I need to take care of winter cravings.

 

Whether it’s in cookies or cakes, maple and pecan is a match that will take you through the winter months. Some of my favorite maple and pecan treats include low carb desserts like this Carrot Cake with Maple Pecan Cheesecake Filling, these Maple Pecan Scones, and my Keto Maple Pecan Blondies. These recipes all center around two little ingredients that make a world of difference!

 

It’s no surprise that maple and pecans work well in chaffles as well! I altered my recipe for these savory Cheddar Chive Chaffles to create these sweet breakfast treats.

 

 

Chaffle Ideas

Chaffles are simplistic and versatile, meaning you can employ various flavors for breakfast chaffles. You can also enjoy them as a snack or save them for dessert— the possibilities are endless!

If you take the pecans and maple flavoring out of this recipe, you’re left with a basic sweet keto waffle recipe. From there, you can substitute with other flavors of your choice. For instance, you can make a brownie chaffle with cocoa powder or add walnuts and spices for a walnut spice chaffle.

Go ahead and experiment with more chaffle ideas, adding in your favorite flavors, and see what other wonderful recipes you can end up with! Be sure to try these Keto Strawberry Shortcake Chaffles from Butter Together.

 

Overhead shot of the maple pecan chaffle.

 

Why Is It Called a Chaffle?

Chaffles are called “Chaffles” because they are waffles with a cheese base–Cheese + Waffle = Chaffle.

 

Are Waffles High in Carbs?

Regular waffles are high in carbs. They’re made with wheat flour and sugar, which both contain lots of carbs. Our maple pecan chaffles are a low-carb alternative to regular waffles. Using almond flour in place of wheat flour and a sweetener instead of sugar leaves these keto waffles at a low 1 gram net carb— impressive!

 

Can You Make Maple Pecan Chaffles without a Waffle Iron?

Yes, you can. They won’t look like a waffle, but more like a pancake. Yep, you will have a “Chancake” instead of a “Chaffle”. It will be just as delicious!

 

To make them without a waffle iron, simply heat up a heavy pan (like a pancake griddle), add a drizzle of avocado oil or a dollop of coconut oil, then make them like you would a pancake. 

 

Having said that, note that a waffle machine is key to perfectly crisping up those chaffle edges. You won’t get the crunchy texture in a pan that you get with a waffle iron, so you may want to get a hold of a mini waffle maker to partake in that authentic chaffle experience.

 

How to Store Chaffles

You can store chaffles in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Be sure to cool them down completely before storing. With proper storage, they can last for 3 days.

 

Can You Freeze Chaffles?

Yes, you can freeze chaffles. Put them in an airtight, freezer-safe container, and be sure to separate them with a piece of parchment paper, so they don’t stick together.

 

They will keep for about 3 months in the freezer. To reheat them, you can leave them to defrost at room temperature until thawed. After that, toast them to reintroduce a crispy texture and a warm chaffle center.

 

Of course, the process of making keto chaffles is much easier compared to that of making waffles. So instead of making a huge batch ahead and freezing, you can quickly whip something together and make a fresh batch in a few minutes!

 

Final Thoughts

I hope this chaffle recipe becomes a breakfast favorite for you as it has with me. Let me know what you think! Enjoy!

-Annissa

Maple Pecan Keto Chaffles

These keto-friendly low-carb maple pecan chaffles are going to be your next low-carb breakfast favorite! They’re cheese and egg-based waffles that have fewer carbs and can replace your regular waffles. These chaffles are filled with winter warming flavors that you can enjoy in any low-carb, keto, Banting, Atkins, or gluten-free diet.

Course bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword almond flour recipe, keto waffle, low carb waffle, maple pecan recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 162 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese finely shredded
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon pecans
  • 1 tablespoon brown allulose/monk fruit blend (1 1/2 teaspoons Pyure baking blend can be substituted)
  • 2-3 drops maple flavoring
  • coconut oil, no-stick spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat a mini-waffle maker.

  2. Place egg in a small mixing bowl and lightly whisk. Add in mozzarella cheese, almond flour, pecans, sweetener, and maple flavoring. Mix together until the batter is combined.

    Mixing the chaffle ingredients.
  3. Spray waffle iron with coconut oil. Scoop half of the batter onto the waffle iron, close the iron. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until chaffle is golden brown and cooked through. A good time to start checking is when the steam coming from the waffle iron starts to slow down.

    Putting the maple pecan chaffle batter in the waffle maker.
  4. Remove chaffle from the waffle iron and place on a cooling rack. Cool the chaffle completely before serving.

    Cooling the chaffle on a cooling rack.
Nutrition Facts
Maple Pecan Keto Chaffles
Amount Per Serving (1 waffle)
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 206mg9%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 7%0%
Vitamin C 0%0%
Calcium 22%2%
Iron 4%22%
Net Carbs 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.