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.
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.
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 ⅓ 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 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.
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.
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.
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Keto Cornbread Chaffles
- Mini Dash Waffle Maker
- 1 egg
- ¼ C Cheddar & Jack Cheese mixture shredded
- 2 TB Full-Fat Mayo
- ⅛ teaspoon corn extract see notes & link above for recommended brand
- ⅓ C coarse almond flour or almond meal see notes & link above for recommended brand
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon 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 ⅓ 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 ½ 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.
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 9.1g||12%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||15%|
|Total Carbohydrate 3.8g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0.4g||1%|
|Total Sugars 0.9g|
|Vitamin D 5mcg||26%|
|*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.|
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Christina Siwik says
This and the other recipes look so yummy. I can't wait to give the a try.
Thanks so much.
These look amazing! And I need to get me one of those mini dash waffle makers!
Yes, you so need one. They are small and inexpensive - no reason to not have one.
I am intrigued by this recipe. Though I must admit, I have never heard of corn extract.
I hadn't ever heard of corn extract either so I puréed frozen corn and they turned out wonderful! ;o)
That sounds yummy. I am glad you enjoyed the recipe. You can order the corn extract via the link I provided it offers all that yummy corn flavor without any carbs or grains.
How much did you add if I may ask? I would be interested in how much it took so I can evaluate the calorie/carb index on that for keto & low-carb purposes. I eat a mostly grain-free diet but other readers may not be as strict and this may help them.
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Why are they called chaffles and not waffles? They sound good - topped with chili!! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a wonderful week!
Chaffles are cheese + waffles = chaffles. It is a keto thing, term that often let's people know they are likely low-carb and gluten-free. Thanks for asking.
Cindy Moore says
These would be great with chili! I could sub out egg for flax egg and use vegan cheese and mayo.
They turned out great. I have made keto cornbread with the corn extract so I know how good it is. This was much easier and I like it better than the cornbread I had before. I will make this again.
Glad to hear you like them and will be making them again. Enjoy.
Bethany @ Happily Loco says
I have never heard of corn extract before--what a good idea! These waffles look delicious!
It is not a common ingredient and relatively new to me. I hope you give it a try, it really is fantastic in this cornbread-like recipe.
Yum. This were great so excited about this recipe.
Sabrina DeWalt says
We saw mini waffle irons at Target a few weeks ago. They were precious!
Miz Helen says
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 542. Have a great week and come back soon!
I bought the corn extract. It really makes this like corn and was a good surprise.
Glad you gave it a chance. It is a really fun ingredient that helps with that corn flavor many of us miss when doing keto.
Muriel Johnson says
I didn't see a link or anything on where to find corn extract
There should be two links on the post. One is near the top where the image of the corn extract is to purchase. Then again above the recipe card near the bottom. I hope you find it and give it a try - it is so delish.
Hi there, I can't see the links either. Can you maybe add them in the recipe section? I'd love to support you but just can't find the links. TIA - Angelica
Hi, I am happy to share whatever links are you looking for? Can you be more specific on what you are trying to see and/or support? thank you