Pizza Chaffle (Keto + Gluten Free)

If you are following a low carb lifestyle, learning how to make a pizza chaffle is going to be your saving grace, if you love pizza! I personally do not eat keto, gluten free or a low carb diet, but I do like to make things that sometimes come out that way. So I want to share another keto/low carb win, and that is the pizza chaffle!

When I accidentally made keto avocado toast, I was stunned by how delicious it was and thought I would play with other things to see if I could replicate that success, and here we are. 

Let’s make it!

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Pizza Chaffle (Keto + Gluten Free)

pizza chaffle

So What is a Chaffle Anyway?

Chaffles are basically cheese waffles. You can make them with either two or three ingredients, but the primary ingredient is cheese, hence chaffle (cheese waffle). Alternatively you can add almond flour to give it more texture. It is still considered a chaffle with the almond flour. 

What Do I Need To Make A Pizza Chaffle?

I utilize one of these two waffle makers to get the desired outcome for my pizza chaffle. For this specific recipe, I used this waffle bowl maker as I wanted a deeper pocket in the waffle. 

If you just want a flat chaffle, I would use this mini waffle maker. This is my favorite and I use it for everything. It’s also very inexpensive and comes in many colors. 

With the mixture for one pizza chaffle, you can use either of these waffle makers to net one chaffle. It comes out exactly the right size every single time. So I highly recommend those two above. 

What Ingredients Make Up A Pizza Chaffle?

The best part about making a pizza chaffle is that it includes minimal ingredients. 

For the chaffle itself, you can do 2-4 ingredients. For mine, I do one egg, 1/2 cup of mozzarella, one tablespoon of almond flour, and 1.8 teaspoon of garlic powder. You can make a chaffle with just the cheese and egg though and it still taste fantastic. 

For the toppings, I add Rao’s Pizza Sauce. This sauce is hands down one of the best sauces I have ever had and it is low carb. It can be hard to find in store, but it tends to be available online. This sauce alone will change your life. I also add pepperoni and some extra mozzarella. And that is it. 

Cheddar Chaffle Or Mozzarella Chaffle?

Deciding between a cheddar chaffle and a mozzarella chaffle is going to come down to personal preference. I love the mozzarella chaffles and here is why: whatever you add to the chaffle, it takes on that flavor. If you make a cheddar chaffle, it has a much stronger cheddar taste, and that does work for certain things.

You can essentially use whatever kind of cheese you want. Just shred it or buy pre-shredded cheese. You will need cheese for your pizza chaffle. 

Keto Chaffle Recipe

This keto chaffle recipe is the easiest in the world. 

I take 1/2 cup of mozzarella, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of almond flour, and 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder and mix it in a bowl. And that is it. This is the base for my pizza chaffle. 

Once your mixture is done, place into the small waffle iron and cook until browned. When complete, top with sauce, cheese and pepperoni. I then microwave or toaster oven for about 30 seconds to melt the cheese. 

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And then it is ready to devour! Look at how perfect it came out!

pizza chaffle

Yield: 1 Chaffle

Pizza Chaffle (Keto + Gluten Free)

pizza chaffle

A pizza chaffle is a cheese waffle base for your pizza. This recipe is gluten free, low carb and keto friendly.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes


  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon of Almond Flour (optional)
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon of Rao's Pizza Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Mozzarella
  • 3 Pepperoni Slices


Chaffle Recipe

  1. Mix egg, almond flour, 1/2 cup mozzarella, and 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder. Once combined, use a non-stick spray on your mini waffle iron and pour batter in until brown.
  2. Remove from iron when done cooking.
  3. Add Rao's pizza sauce, cheese and pepperoni to the top of your chaffle.
  4. Microwave or use a toaster oven for 30 seconds to melt the cheese.
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