Dairy-free, Gluten-free Chaffles


I’ve posted before how I love to poach chicken in the Instant Pot based on the “Game Changing” Instant Pot Chicken poaching technique developed by Amy and Jacky of PressureCookRecipes.com, and I love to make a big batch. I do 6-7 pounds of chicken thighs at a time. So, I had some lovely, moist shredded chicken to use.

The latest Keto craze is called “Chaffles” which means cheese waffles. It is a variation of the dairy-based, high-fat “fathead” recipes using cheese, eggs, sometimes cream cheese, sometimes almond flour.

I don’t do dairy or high fat and I don’t do almonds because of the oxalates, soooooo, made MY version of a Carnivore / Keto / Chaffle, but it’s a Chicken Waffle (not cheese) and it’s dairy free and lower fat. You can add fat if you like instead of part of the broth / water.

Source: Meeeeee

Course: Breads

Serves: 2


  • 8 ounces cooked chicken thighs or breasts (I poach mine in the Instant Pot)
  • 2 large whole eggs (or equivalent in egg whites for lower fat)
  • 1/4 cup broth or water
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • salt, pepper and seasonings to taste (sweet or savory)


  1. Place all ingredients (except baking powder) in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Add baking powder and blitz (pulse) just to mix in.
  2. Divide batter to fit your waffle iron. On mine, it took 3/4 cups and it made 2.
  3. Prepare your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions. I use a homemade mixture of avocado oil and sunflower lecithin because my waffle iron is ceramic not Teflon.
  4. Cook according to your machine guidelines. Mine cooked for 3-4 minutes. Cooking longer does not make it crispy, it is a light, bready texture, good for sandwiches.
  5. If you want it crispy, you can oil the waffle iron or simply toast the waffles in a toaster oven.
  6. I use mine for sammies!
  7. This recipe doubles easily and freezes well.
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About Vickilynn Parnes

A student of health and nutrition for 40+ years, Vickilynn Parnes has over 30 years of actual hands-on experience reviewing and personally using different tools of the homemaking vocation, focusing on the areas of health and nutrition. Vickilynn is a magazine columnist, product reviewer, cookbook author and radio talk show host, as well as being full-time mom to 5 children.