These breakfast chaffles with sweetened yogurt and strawberries are our new favorite low-carb and keto breakfast! My husband has been experimenting with breakfast chaffles for some time now — and when he was inspired by a tweet from @apowersurfer to top the chaffles with sweetened yogurt and fresh strawberries, that's was when I fell in love.
Breakfast chaffles alone aren't too bad, but they really need a delicious topping to set them right (in my humble opinion). And, to be honest, I'm not yet a fan of sugar-free, keto syrup (however, like all things, I'm sure the flavor will continue to improve). In some recipes, like our keto maple pecan cheesecake, the sugar-free syrup works since you can't really taste the flavor of the sugar-free sweetener. But, it's a little too much for me when poured on top of keto chaffles or keto pancakes (yeah, I know, I can be picky).
Topping breakfast chaffles with sweetened yogurt and strawberries is a game changer for us. Not only for the yummy taste, but for the nutritional aspects as well. The sweetened Greek yogurt serves as an excellent source of calcium, protein and probiotics. Not only that, the yogurt is more substantial and filling than simply adding syrup. And when you add fresh strawberries -- that's just icing on the cake!
These breakfast chaffles are a perfect weekend breakfast. But, you could also make them during the week as well if you got the time. It takes about 10 minutes to make the chaffles and another 5 minutes to sweeten the Greek yogurt and slice the strawberries. Each serving is just 5 net carbs. We hope you love them as much as we do!
What are chaffles?
Chaffles are basically keto waffles. They're called chaffles since you use cheese to make the waffles. And when you combine the first two letters of cheese (ch) with the ending of waffles (affles), you get chaffles. There are two key ingredients in chaffles: eggs and cheese. There are many variations of chaffles, including a diversity of sweet and savory options. Most people make them in a Dash mini waffle maker, though a regular waffle maker will work just as well. They don't really taste like regular waffles, but depending on how you make them, you can get them to taste very similar. However, many people make chaffles for other purposes — including as a keto bread substitute or simple snack.
As always, our recipes are 8 ingredients or less. For this recipe, you'll need the following ingredients:
- 1 egg -- a must for any chaffle!
- ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese. We prefer this recipe with ¼ cup of cheese which also helps keep the recipe above 40% of calories from protein. However, some may prefer the more typical chaffle ratio of ½ cup cheese to 1 egg.
- ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon to flavor the chaffle
- 1 tablespoon of Swerve Sweetener to flavor the chaffle and an additional tablespoon to sweeten the Greek yogurt. While the chaffles won't be super sweet with only a tablespoon of swerve, when combined with the sweetened yogurt and strawberries, it's plenty sweet to our taste buds when we have it for breakfast. If you desire a more "dessert" level of sweetness, you may want to increase the amount of swerve to your liking.
- 4 "medium" strawberries. Be aware that a medium strawberry is only 12 grams (according to the USDA), but the strawberries you buy at the store can often be much large than that. If you want to make sure the carbs stay low, we recommend weighing out the strawberries to make sure they are 48 grams or less. Also, note that strawberries top the Environmental Working Group's "Dirty Dozen" list of produce most likely to contain pesticides, so if you have them frequently you may want to consider buying organic strawberries.
- 6 ounces of Fage Non-Fat Plain Greek Yogurt. The 6 ounces (roughly ¾ cup) amount is the size of single serving container you can buy in the store. If you prefer a creamier topping, you can use a higher-fat content Fage, but we find the non-fat version to work great and keeps the protein content of the recipe high.
How to Make Breakfast Chaffles
It's easy to make these keto breakfast chaffles. Simply follow these steps:
- Plug in your Dash mini waffle maker to begin preheating while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
- In a medium bowl combine the ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of Swerve Sweetener, shredded mozzarella, and egg until evenly mixed to create the chaffle batter. We've found it's easier to mix if you place the cinnamon and Swerve in the bowl first and then cover with the egg and cheese. If you do it in the reverse order, it's more likely for the cinnamon and Swerve to clump and escape the mixing bowl.
- Pour half the chaffle batter into the waffle maker and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until it stops steaming.
- While the chaffle is cooking prepare the sweetened yogurt. In a medium bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of Swerve with the 6 ounces of Greek yogurt and spoon on top of each chaffle.
- By now the first chaffle will be nearly done cooking. Remove from the waffle maker, and pour the remainder of the chaffle batter in the waffle maker.
- While the second chaffle is cooking, weigh and slice the strawberries.
- Once the second chaffle is complete, remove it from the waffle maker.
- Spoon the sweetened yogurt evenly onto each chaffle and top with the sliced strawberries.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Greek yogurt keto-friendly? Yes, Greek yogurt can be included in a keto diet in moderation. It is slighter higher in carbs than other keto-friendly yogurts such as Two Good yogurt. That said, Greek yogurt is a healthy food option since it’s high in protein and calcium, and full of probiotics. An individual container of unsweetened, FAGE Greek yogurt with 0% milkfat is 5 net carbs.
Can I use another sugar-free sweetener other than Swerve? Yes, you can use another sugar-free sweetener if you prefer. Just be sure to adjust the measurements for the sugar-free sweetener as necessary (check the conversion rate!).
Are strawberries keto-friendly? Yes, you can eat strawberries (and in general most berries) while on keto as long as you monitor you how many you eat. A helpful rule of thumb is that one strawberry has about 1 net carb. This makes them a wonderful low-carb recipe ingredient since they offer a fresh fruity flavor.
Breakfast Chaffles with Sweetened Yogurt & Strawberries
- Get started: Plug in your Dash mini waffle maker to begin preheating.
- Make the chaffle: In a medium bowl, stir together ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon Swerve Sweetener, shredded mozzarella, and egg until well combined. Pour half the mixture into waffle maker and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until it stops steaming. Repeat with the remaining mixture to make the second chaffle.
- Finish and serve: In a medium bowl, mix 1 tablespoon Swerve Sweetener with 6 ounces Greek yogurt and spoon on top of each chaffle. Slice strawberries and place on top of each chaffle. Serve immediately.