Keto Cornbread Chaffles

Cornbread chaffles made with almond flour are the best Mini Dash keto waffle recipe. A savory easy side for chili, soup, or salads.  This low-carb almond flour cornbread recipe is fluffy on the inside and crisp on the outside with all the flavors of corn but is grain-free & gluten-free.

Making keto-friendly cornbread chaffles is quick and easy.  The must-have equipment is a Mini Dash waffle maker and I highly recommend buying one in the duo set with the mini pancake maker.  You can make keto pancakes or eggs in the other one and it is so cute and fun.  You can also jazz up this recipe and make jalapeno cornbread or add more cheddar for the cheesiest cornbread keto waffle.

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Keto Cornbread Chaffles PN1 3 chaffles fanned out on the left side and a partial bowl of chili topped with cheese on the right plus parsley sprigs on the table



How to Make Keto Cornbread Chaffles

This recipe only needs a few ingredients but a few of them are very important and I suggest not make any substitutions.  For a true cornbread flavor, you will want to be sure you use corn extract and be sure it is food grade and not one that is an essential oil.  This is the brand and type I use and as you can see it is very popular and has great ratings.



For a good cornbread texture in a keto-friendly recipe, using coarse ground almond flour or almond meal which gives you the best results. It will most resemble and give the same texture of real cornmeal.  I like to use this brand as it is not as coarse as an almond meal (which also tends to have the almond skins on it which I do not care for) but not as finely ground as other brands like Kirkland or Bob’s Red Mill almond flour.   I suggest you purchase this brand but you can also use a combo of equal parts almond meal combined with your favorite finely ground almond flour if you have those on hand.



Mix the Keto Cornbread Ingredients

To start this simple recipe for keto chaffle, in a small bowl whisk the egg. Next, add the cheese, mayo, & corn extract.   Stir to combine.   Then add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.


Keto Cornbread Chaffles overhead shot of almond flour in mixing bowl



Cooking Chaffles in a Mini Dash Waffle Iron

To cook these chaffles, preheat your waffle iron for 3-5 minutes.   Once it is ready, you will cook one at a time using 1/3 of the batter for each chaffle.   Let it cook for 4-5 minutes until it is the level of doneness you prefer. I like mine pretty crispy and done so I let it cook 5 minutes in my Mini Dash chaffle/waffle maker.   Look how yummy & it smells great!

Let them cool and enjoy immediately.  Keto waffles do keep and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days if sealed in a Ziplock or container.  The chaffles can be reheated in the microwave, toaster oven, or oven.


Keto Cornbread Chaffles overhead of one ready in the mini dash waffle maker



Keto Chaffle Ideas

To add to this base recipe you can add jalapenos or green chiles for additional flavor.  For sweet keto cornbread, you can add a sweetener like Monk Fruit, see the recipe card for both of these optional ingredients. Here are a few other fun ideas on how to eat these keto cornbread waffles:

  • Top with cream cheese & drizzled with Frank’s Red Hot sauce for a snack or side
  • Drizzle with keto syrup and top with your favorite chicken for the ultimate keto chicken and waffles recipes – See below for my grain-free chicken nuggets for total perfection! OMG!
  • Cut in chunks and add to salads like croutons

This cornbread chaffle recipe is low-carb, keto, diabetic, grain-free, gluten-free, and fairly low-calorie.   These are only 114 calories and 3.4 net carbs for each chaffle.

For another great chaffle recipe, try my 2-ingredient KETO BELGIAN CHAFFLES. 


Keto Cornbread Chaffles 3 ready to eat and bowl of chili & parsley portrait in the top left corner



What to Serve with Keto Cornbread

These low-carb cornbread chaffles are so versatile.  They are a great snack as they are but they are a great side dish with so many of your favorite keto recipes.  This recipe for keto chaffles can be used to make keto cornbread stuffing or dressing.

This recipe makes for the best keto chili and cornbread combination. My favorite ways to enjoy these are with my beef & bacon chili or as a side with salads.   To find out what goes well with keto cornbread, continue reading for the best recipes.  They are all delicious recipes for anyone on a low-carb, diabetic, or keto diet and make a complete keto dinner in no time.


Slow Cooker Beef & Bacon Chili
Velvety slow-cooked beef is simmered in spices and finished with crispy bacon for the ultimate keto comfort food.
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Keto Cream of Mushroom Soup
This restaurant-quality low-carb keto cream of mushroom soup is easy to make and simply delicious. The creamy texture with sherry creates a rich velvety mushroom soup that is so much better than any Campbell’s condensed version you can buy. 
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Chicken nuggets have never been more easy or delicious to make homemade thanks to this quick grain-free coating. Keto, low-carb, & gluten-free too! 
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Paleo Greek Chicken Thighs
Juicy chicken thighs browned in a cast iron pan and cooked in a wonderful lemon sauce with Greek ingredients like olives, capers, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts. A bright and flavorful easy one-pan meal that anyone on a paleo, gluten-free, keto, low-carb, or Whole30 diet.
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Italian Chicken Drumsticks
This recipe for authentic Italian chicken drumsticks is bursting with flavor thanks to an easy lemon, garlic, and herb marinade.
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A big bowl of my Slow Cooker Beef & Bacon Chili with one Keto Cornbread Chaffle is hearty, filling, and low-carb meal.  This meal has 457 calories, 9.4 net carbs, and plenty of fat & protein.  It should be part of your regular rotation.    Bonus:  I made the best keto chili hot dog with this recipe. I folded one of these chaffles around a grilled hot dog, topped it with some chili and a bit of cheddar, and OMG – seriously keto heaven.


Keto Cornbread Chaffles ready to eat on a plate wtih a bowl of chili, napkin, spoon, and parsley accents
Keto Cornbread Chaffles ready to eat served with Slow-Cooker Beef & Bacon Chili





Keto Cornbread Chaffles PIN close up of 3 chaffles on a plate and a small partial view of a bowl of chili in the top right corner



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Keto Cornbread Chaffles featured 3 fanned chaffles on the left and right is a partial bowl of chili w parsley

Keto Cornbread Chaffles

Cornbread chaffles made with almond flour are the best Mini Dash keto waffle recipe. A savory low-carb & gluten-free side for chili, soup, or salad.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • Mini Dash Waffle Maker


  • 1 egg
  • ¼ C Cheddar & Jack Cheese mixture shredded
  • 2 TB Full-Fat Mayo
  • tsp corn extract see notes & link above for recommended brand
  • C coarse almond flour or almond meal see notes & link above for recommended brand
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • tsp salt


  • ½ tsp Monk Fruit sweetener if you want a sweet cornbread
  • 1 TB jalapeno or green chiles diced


  • Plug in the Mini Dash waffle iron to preheat. It should warm up about 3-5 minutes to be ready to go.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add the egg and scramble it. Add the next 3 ingredients through the corn extract. Stir to combine.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine
  • Once the waffle iron is ready to use, add 1/3 of the cornbread mixture to the waffle iron in an even layer. Close the lid and let it cook 4-5 minutes depending on how crispy/dark you like your keto cornbread.
  • When done cooking, take it out and let it cool on a plate. Now add 1/2 of the remaining batter into the waffle iron and repeat the 4-5 minute cooking time. Finish with the last bit of batter. You should get 3 mini keto cornbread chaffles from this recipe.
  • Enjoy. These chaffles store well in the refrigerator in a Ziplock or sealed container for up to 5 days. They reheat easily in the microwave, toaster oven, or oven.


The nutritional information below is for the base recipe and does NOT include any of the optional ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3
Amount per serving  
Calories 114
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.1g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 245mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 3.8g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 1%
Total Sugars 0.9g  
Protein 3.9g  
Vitamin D 5mcg 26%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 105mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Keyword breakfast, brunch, diabetic, easy, gluten-free, grain-free, keto, low carb, quick, side dish, sides


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