This easy sandwich chaffle recipe is perfect for anyone who can’t eat traditional bread. Or if you like something different, you’ll love this chaffle “bread.”
I’ve also seen this called a “Wonderbread Chaffle” recipe or a white bread chaffle. That’s because you can use it in place of traditional bread for a sandwich.
Naturally, there are some recipe variations as there are with anything else. I’ll mention some of them below.
I’ve been gluten-free since 2011, and it’s been an interesting journey. At first, it was difficult, but as time went on, it got easier.
Not only are there more gluten-free options, but also a lot of diets are a variation of gluten-free. For example, this was originally a Keto chaffle recipe. I don’t follow a Keto diet, but I like a lot of the food.
When I make chaffles, I use my Dash mini waffle maker. However, if you have a different type of waffle maker, that’s fine.
In fact, if you want to make chaffles for a larger group, it helps to have a bigger waffle maker so you don’t have to make so many batches.
The first time I had a chaffle sandwich, I made it a BLT. My husband and I both thought it was delicious—even more than with traditional bread.
I also made a pimento cheese chaffle sandwich.
It was wonderful because the spread made its way into the little nooks and crannies of the chaffle.
Another delicious filling for a sandwich chaffle is peanut butter. You can add jelly, but I prefer the taste of straight-up peanut butter.
Next time you serve soup, have a chaffle sandwich with it. Your family will think you’re brilliant.
One of my favorite lunches is now any kind of chaffle sandwich with my homemade cream of tomato soup.
Easy Sandwich Chaffle Ingredients
The foundation of a basic chaffle recipe is a small ingredient list. In fact, there are only two ingredients—egg and cheese.
This recipe doesn’t have a much longer list. Since I’m not following a Keto diet, I add a gluten-free flour blend.
So my ingredients are an egg, some mozzarella cheese, gluten-free flour (all-purpose or almond flour) and a tiny bit of baking powder. I also added a small amount of salt, but it’s not necessary.
If you have a Keto lifestyle, switch out the flour and use either almond flour or coconut flour. Either one will give you the texture you need to make a sandwich.
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
How to Make an Easy Sandwich Chaffle
As it is with any of the chaffle recipes, it’s surprisingly easy to make. First, plug in your waffle maker and give it time to heat up.
In a small mixing bowl, whisk your egg. Do this until the yolk is blended with the egg white.
Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk again until it’s well mixed.
Now add the shredded cheese. Mix it up again.
Then, lightly spray the plates of the waffle maker with nonstick cooking spray. My Dash has a nonstick surface, but I like to make extra sure the chaffles don’t stick.
Next, pour half of the mixture onto the waffle maker. Set the other half aside to make a second chaffle after the first one is done.
Lower the lid and leave it until the indicator lets you know it’s done. Mine has a little light on top that goes off. You can also consider it done when it quits steaming.
Finally, carefully remove the chaffle and place it on a cooling rack. Since I can be a little clumsy at times, I use tongs to protect my fingers.
For one sandwich, you’ll need two chaffles. Or you can use one chaffle and either have it open-face or folded in half.
I only have one waffle maker, so it takes me twice as long. But that’s fine because they only take a couple of minutes each.
If you want to know more about chaffles, check out this basic chaffle recipe where I explain how to make a chaffle without anything else. You’ll be amazed by all the different ways you can eat them.
Chaffles Without Cheese
Although the original definition of a chaffle was a waffle-like bread substitute made with cheese and other ingredients, some people leave out the cheese and using flour instead.
I’ve made them this way, but I prefer adding the cheese, even when I add flour. If you’re adventurous in the kitchen, try a variety of ingredients to determine what you prefer.
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon of flour (regular, gluten-free, almond, or coconut flour)
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- Spray the inside of a waffle maker with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat the waffle iron.
- In a small mixing bowl or measuring cup, beat the egg. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix well.
- Stir in the shredded cheese.
- Pour the mixture into the waffle iron. If you use a mini-waffle maker, only pour in half of the mixture.
- Lower the lid. As soon as the waffle maker indicates that the waffle is done, lift the lid and carefully move the waffle to a cooling rack. I use tongs to prevent burning my fingers.
- Repeat this process until you have the number of chaffles you want.
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Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 269Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 230mgSodium 798mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 20g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.