These Sausage Stuffed Chaffles feature crispy, cheesy waffles stuffed with a perfectly cooked sausage patty! Each chaffle contains less than 2 net carbs and requires just 5 simple ingredients!
Today I’m coming at you with a delightful little treat we are obsessed with. I took my Classic Chaffle recipe and took it up a notch by adding a whole sausage patty on the inside! As if that isn’t enough I put the whole thing on a stick for the ultimate low-carb, grab-and-go breakfast! This is such a fun breakfast and it reheats and freezes perfectly so go ahead and make a double batch!
What are chaffles?
Chaffles are a term used to describe low-carb cheese waffles. Chaffles have become a major staple in a keto diet because they are super simple to make and very versatile. You can enjoy chaffles in the same manner you would enjoy traditional waffles. They also make excellent low-carb bread substitutes. It is how we always enjoy our favorite Keto Cheeseburgers.
To make a basic chaffle, you simply combine shredded cheese, eggs, almond flour, and baking powder. This helps to achieve a nice bread-like texture. Personally, chaffles using only eggs and cheese are a bit too eggy to create that nice bread texture for my tastes.
Ingredients for Sausage Stuffed Chaffles
As always, this is a quick overview of the ingredients needed to make this easy low-carb breakfast recipe. For the complete, printable recipe simply scroll to the recipe card below.
- Sausage: you can use any variety of sausage in patty form. This can be something you shape yourself or store-bought pre-pressed patties. Spicy, mild, or even chorizo will work in this recipe.
- Almond Flour: this recipe requires super fine blanched almond flour.
- Baking powder: this is used to provide lift and rise and helps create the bread-like texture.
- Shredded Cheese: any variety of shredded cheese will work in this recipe. Each variety of cheese will result in slightly different results but all are excellent in flavor. I have used mozzarella, cheddar, Colby jack, pepper jack, and a mixture of some of these and everything has resulted in a great flavor and texture.
- Eggs: you will want to use size large eggs for this recipe for the correct ratio.
- Popsicle sticks: this is of course an optional step. This does not improve the taste or texture of the overall recipe, it just makes it nice and easy to get in and out of the waffle maker. And let’s be honest, food on a stick is more fun!
How to make Sausage Stuffed Chaffles
This is possibly the easiest recipe ever! You need to follow three super simple steps. I have documented the entire process below so you can easily make these chaffle sticks at home.
- The first step is to carefully slide a popsicle stick into a raw sausage patty. That sounds easy enough, but here are a few things to keep in mind. You want to use raw, uncooked sausage patties for this recipe. I purchased already patted sausage, however, if you can certainly do this on your own you just need to make sure the width is around 1/4 inch so it cooks though.
- Combine the eggs, shredded cheese, almond flour, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Once the mixture is completely combined set it aside.
- Lastly, plug in your handy dash waffle maker (I love this thing!), and when the light goes off you are ready to go! Add a small amount, about 1 tablespoon to the waffle maker. Next, place the sausage patty on the batter and lightly press down. Top with another tablespoon of waffle batter and close the machine. The waffle machine will steam a lot and the lid will slightly lift as the waffle rises. When the steam has stopped emitting from the machine (about 4 minutes) open the waffle maker and when the waffle is golden brown you can remove it from the machine.
The only real thing you need to know about serving these amazing sausage chaffle sticks is that you need to let them cool slightly before you dig in! I enjoy these with mustard, but sugar-free maple syrup is also an excellent option and helps to give this dish “McMuffin” vibes. You can also serve this alongside scrambled or fried eggs for a protein-packed breakfast.
Storage and Reheating
This recipe stores and reheats perfectly. To store extra chaffles simply place them on a wire rack and allow them to cool completely. Place them in an airtight container or bag and keep them in the refrigerator. To reheat place in the air fryer for 1 minute heated to 350 degrees. Alternatively, you can microwave in 30-second increments until warmed through.
To freeze simply cool completely and place in a freezer-safe bag. The waffles can be frozen up to 3 months. To reheat place in the air fryer for 2 minutes heated to 350 degrees. Flip the chaffles and heat for 1-2 more minutes until warmed through. Alternatively, you can microwave for 60 seconds, then an additional 30-second increments as needed.
Tips and Tricks
- Do not overfill the waffle maker. These small machines take very little batter. It is better to put less than you need than more than you need.
- To make the perfect sausage stuffed chaffles it is important to keep the sausage patties the right size. If patting out your own sausage patties keep the width to 1/4 inch so it cooks completely.
- Change up the flavor profile by using different variations of shredded cheese.
- You can also add components to create a really amazing flavor combo. For example, add chopped jalapeños, green onions, and green chilies, or add your favorite all-purpose seasoning.
In the photos, I am using a Dash Mini Waffle Maker. I always recommend this particular waffle maker because it makes a great serving size. Also, since waffle makers can vary greatly in size it would be difficult to correctly calculate the carbs using a “standard” size machine. The standard machine size I have may not be the same as yours. For these reasons, I suggest purchasing this very affordable mini waffle maker.
Of course, just keep in mind this recipe may not yield the same amount and the nutrition may be different using a different-sized machine.
Yes, however, the chaffles will not be as breadlike. If you skip the almond flour the chaffles will be much more eggy.
Other Chaffle Recipes
- Sweet Chaffles: packed with sugar-free white chocolate chips for a treat of around 1 net carb each.
- Pepperoni Pizza Chaffles: the perfect way to shake up breakfast or makes a quick and easy lunch!
- Keto Bacon Cheeseburger: seriously the best way to get your burger fix and keep things low carb.
- Breakfast Chaffle Toast: super quick and easy!
Sausage Stuffed Chaffles
- 6 sausage patties uncooked, 1/4 inch thick
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup shredded cheese any variety or mixture
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 6 popsicle sticks optional
- Carefully slide a popsicle stick into the sausage patty and set aside. See the images in the post if you are unsure how to do this.
- Combine the eggs, shredded cheese, almond flour, and baking powder in a small bowl and mix well.
- Preheat a Dash mini waffle maker according to the directions and lightly spray with cooking oil if needed.
- Spoon 1 tablespoon of batter into the center of the waffle maker. Next, top with the sausage patty and 1 more tablespoon of the chaffle batter. Cook for 3-5 minutes until steam is no longer coming from the machine.