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Ham & Cheese Chaffle Sandwich

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Have you tried chaffles yet? They are more than just cheese waffles! You can enjoy them plain or with toppings, sweet or savoury. So versatile! All you need is a few common ingredients and no more than 15 minutes.

This low-carb sandwich recipe uses my Basic Keto Chaffles instead of bread. While I was working on my Keto Chaffles book I've tested over 15 recipes before I found the best way to make chaffles. They are fluffy with no cheese bits and no eggy taste. So if you've tried chaffles before and found them too eggy and dense, you're going to love these.

I used ham, cheese, tomato and lettuce as fillings but feel free to experiment with different ingredients such as avocado and egg, tuna with melty cheese, BLT or mozzarella & tomatoes — the options are endless!

Note that one keto sandwich will provide about 45 grams of protein and 730 Calories, so keep an eye on your macro targets if you are trying to lose weight. If you practice intermittent fasting, you could always have this as part of your two meals a day (TMAD) routine.

What Do I Need to Make Chaffles?

A 4-inch Dash Mini Waffle Iron is the perfect tool to make chaffles but you can use a regular waffle maker which will produce bigger waffles. You can always spread the batter thin to get 2 waffles.

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Hands-on Overall

Serving size chaffle sandwich

Allergy information for Ham & Cheese Chaffle Sandwich

✔  Gluten free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving, chaffle sandwich)

Net carbs8.4 grams
Protein45.8 grams
Fat57.1 grams
Calories733 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 25%, fat 70%
Total carbs11.7 gramsFiber3.3 gramsSugars3.6 gramsSaturated fat24.1 gramsSodium1,552 mg(67% RDA)Magnesium120 mg(30% RDA)Potassium716 mg(36% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 1 sandwich)

  • 2 slices ham (46 g/ 1.6 oz)
  • 2 slices cheese (57 g/ 2 oz)
  • 4 slices tomato (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 2 small lettuce leaves (15 g/ 0.5 oz)
  • Optional: 1 to 2 tbsp cream cheese, butter or paleo mayonnaise


  1. Make the chaffles according to the instructions here. You can either make 2 regular chaffles or 3 thinner chaffles.
  2. Let the chaffles cool down completely. They will be soft when they are warm but will crisp up as they cool down. Ham & Cheese Chaffle Sandwich
  3. Fill with slices of ham, cheese, tomatoes and lettuce. Optionally you can add 1 to 2 tablespoons of cream cheese and spread on the chaffles before filling.
  4. Enjoy immediately or store the chaffles, without any topping, in a sealed container at room temperature for up to 3 days, or in the fridge for up to a week. For longer storage, freeze for up to 3 months. The container will keep them soft but you can leave them uncovered if you prefer them crispy. Ham & Cheese Chaffle Sandwich

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, chaffle sandwich)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.4 g6.3 g4.8 g72 kcal
Cheddar cheese
1.7 g12.9 g18.8 g228 kcal
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
2.2 g5.4 g13.1 g148 kcal
Baking powder, gluten-free
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Ham (highest quality)
0.3 g7.8 g1.6 g46 kcal
Cheddar cheese
1.7 g12.8 g18.7 g226 kcal
Tomatoes, fresh
1.6 g0.5 g0.1 g11 kcal
Lettuce (Little Gem), fresh
0.2 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Total per serving, chaffle sandwich
8.4 g45.8 g57.1 g733 kcal

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Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (2)

Sorry, but why would these chaffles be best as part of intermittent fasting? 8.4g net carbs for lunch is hardly the end of the world...

This depends on your macros. It's hard to generalize but it's about the calories and protein rather than net carbs. For people wanting to lose weight (and again it depends on their macros), this may cover about half of their calorie (fat) and protein intake making it ideal for TMAD (two meals a day). If your calorie/protein requirements are higher than of course you'll need to adjust for that. I need 1,800-2,500 kcal so for me this wouldn't be enough.