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Next time you’ve got a pizza craving (weekly for anyone else?!), you’ve got to give this keto chaffle pizza recipe a try! It’s similar to my cheese crust pizza, yet has all the extra crunch from cooking in a waffle maker. While some chaffles taste eggy, I’ve perfected a version that has a texture more like a crisp waffle. This pizza chaffle is seasoned with Italian seasoning and then topped with pizza toppings for a quick version of a keto pizza.
For more details about chaffles, check out my complete guide to chaffles, that also includes FIVE different chaffle recipes to try — both sweet and savory options. You can also try my standalone chocolate chaffle recipe.
In these chaffles, a small amount of ingredients goes a long way, but each one matters! In particular, Wholesome Yum Almond Flour and Psyllium Husk Powder give the chaffle crust the perfect amount of bready, chewy texture, without the extra carbs!
What Are Pizza Chaffles?
Pizza chaffles are a chaffle (cheese + egg waffle) that’s seasoned with Italian seasoning and then topped with pizza classics like marinara sauce, cheese, and pepperoni.
It’s pizza in a keto waffle form! And if you need another delicious spin on pizza, try a keto calzone instead.
Quick chaffle pizza recipe overview:
- What do pizza chaffles taste like? They taste like… pizza! They have an Italian seasoned waffle crust that’s topped with traditional pizza toppings.
- Is it easy to make? Yes! Mix, cook in a waffle iron, then top and broil. That’s it. No dough to make!
- How much time will I need? These are ready to eat in 15 minutes. Five to mix up, five to cook, and five to cool.
Chaffle Pizza Recipe Ingredients
If you’ve made chaffles or keto pizza before, you probably have the ingredients you need to make these keto chaffle pizzas:
For the seasoned chaffle:
- Mozzarella cheese – Buy it already shredded to save some time.
- Egg – Use a large egg for best results.
- Wholesome Yum Blanched Almond Flour – All almond flour is not created equally, this brand is super fine and blanched for the best texture in your pizza chaffles. If you need a nut-free option, you can substitute coconut flour but will need to use 2 teaspoons coconut flour instead of 2 tablespoons almond flour.
- Wholesome Yum Psyllium Husk Powder – This helps to give the chaffle a “chew” that is typical of wheat gluten.
- Italian seasoning – It’s so easy to mix up your own, but you can also use a store-bought version.
- Garlic powder – Helps to give it that traditional pizza flavor.
- Baking powder – Optional, but recommended for a fluffier chaffle.
For the pizza toppings:
- Marinara sauce – Be sure to look for a sugar-free marinara sauce.
- Mozzarella cheese – The same kind that’s in the crust.
- Pepperoni – It’s my topping of choice for this pizza (and I try to find an organic brand when possible), but you can use any keto foods you’d normally find on a pizza.
How To Make Pizza Chaffles
This chaffle pizza recipe comes together in just 15 minutes!
- Preheat waffle iron. Preheat a mini waffle iron until hot.
- Make chaffle pizza crust. In a medium bowl, stir together mozzarella cheese, egg, almond flour, psyllium husk powder, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and baking powder.
- Cook pizza chaffles. Pour half of the batter into the preheated mini waffle maker. Cook until browned and crispy. Repeat with remaining batter. Let the chaffles cool a bit to crisp up.
TIP: A good doneness indicator is when there is no more steam coming out of the sides of the waffle iron. When this happens, you can gently lift the lid to check if the chaffle is browned.
- Assemble. Arrange pizza chaffles on a baking sheet and top with marinara, mozzarella, and pepperoni.
- Broil. Place the pan under the broiler until the cheese is melted and browned.
Keto Chaffle Pizza FAQs
How many carbs in keto pizza chaffles?
Each chaffle has 4.6 grams net carbs. The perfectly fast way to enjoy pizza on keto. The full nutrition stats can be found below the recipe card.
Can you make a pizza chaffle without egg?
Because the chaffles rely on eggs for both structure and texture, it’s difficult to make a chaffle without eggs.
You can try using an egg replacement such as flax eggs, but I have not tested alternatives.
Can you use different pizza toppings?
Yes, you can use whatever pizza toppings you like! The nutrition facts will change slightly, based on what you use.
Store these pizza chaffles in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
Ideally, you would store the chaffles without the toppings. When you’re ready to reheat, top the chaffles and broil.
Can you freeze pizza chaffles?
Yes, you can. Unlike some chaffle recipes that use only egg and cheese, the flour and other ingredients in this one will make them last a long time. You can freeze them for 4-6 months.
Reheat chaffles in a 350 degree F oven, until hot. You can reheat them from the fridge or even right from frozen.
What To Serve With Chaffle Pizza
- Salads – Salad recipes like spring mix salad, Israeli salad, and marinated artichoke salad all pair well with pizza chaffles.
- Veggie Sides – Side dishes like oven roasted vegetables, sauteed zucchini, or sauteed mushrooms all pair well with this almond flour pizza chaffle recipe.
- Desserts – End on a sweet note with recipes like keto cheesecake, keto brownies, or keto lemon cake.
Tools To Make The Best Pizza Chaffle
Tap the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Mini Waffle Iron – This waffle iron is designed for chaffles!
- Multi Chaffle Maker – If you want to scale up the recipe and make a bunch of pizza chaffles at once, this makes four at a time.
- Baking Sheet Pan – Nonstick and super durable.
Keto Chaffle Pizza Recipe
Keto Chaffle Pizza Recipe
The BEST keto chaffle pizza recipe! This pizza chaffle has a base that's crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and not eggy at all! Only 4.4g net carbs each.
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Tap on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.
Preheat the oven to Broil. Preheat your mini waffle iron for 4-5 minutes, until hot.
In a medium bowl, stir together the mozzarella egg, almond flour, psyllium powder, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and baking powder, if using.
Pour half of the batter into the preheated mini waffle maker. Cook until browned and crispy, about 4-5 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter. Let the chaffles cool for 5-10 minutes, to firm up.
Arrange the chaffles onto a baking sheet. Top with marinara, mozzarella, and pepperoni.
Place the pizza chaffles into the oven, 6 inches from the broiler, for 2-3 minutes, until the cheese is melted and browned.
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Serving size: 1 chaffle pizza
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I totally was craving pizza so I made these. I now have my pizza craving solved. Thank you these turned out great.
So easy to make. Never made waffles or chaffles before. Super tasty!
OH EM GEE I’ve been eating keto and using your basic chaffle recipe for over a year. Why did I not see this before last week? Thank you so much! I don’t care for a lot of sauce so I made this using a garlic butter sauce and it’s sooooo good.
This recipe was super fast, and easy to follow, and the result was very tasty! I made these for lunch for my husband and me, but doubled the crust recipe since I was using our Belgian waffle maker, which gives a thicker crust. They came out perfectly… somewhat soft in the middle and crispy on the outside.
This looks delicious. Will this work in a regular waffle iron – I don’t have a mini?
Just a comment on your response to an inquiry about the sodium count – I expect more people have a problem with too much sodium as opposed to too low electrolytes. Please add the sodium count if it’s not too much work on your end. I always have to put all of the ingredients in the app in order to get the correct sodium number and frankly it’s more effort than I want to put out but i do need to stay on a low sodium diet. Thanks for your consideration.
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Hi Nancy, Yes, this would work in a regular waffle iron as well.
Very tasty with jalapeño cheddar with avo and salsa. Or Sweet with maple syrup. Hot and sweet!
So I preheated the waffle maker and poured it in, but when I went to open it, it was an awful mess and stuck to everything. Did I open it too soon? Or should i grease the waffle maker first?
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Hi Jennifer, Sorry to hear that! Yes, you opened it too soon. I don’t usually need to grease the waffle maker (though you could if you want to be on the safe side), but it will definitely stick if you open it too early. It usually takes 4-5 minutes in a preheated waffle maker and there should be no more steam coming out the sides. Hope this helps!
If you have issues with your Chaffle sticking like I do. Just brush on some oil, I use olive oil on the upper and lower irons before pouring in the batter.
Also for a more crispier Chaffle put a little cheese on your iron then top with your batter then again top the batter with additional cheese (this also helps with the sticking), I use and older Belgian waffle iron.
This was amazing! Totally banished a pizza craving. Will be on repeat for sure and I think my kids would love it too! Much better than pizza on the regular for sure!
This really hit the spot. I used the garlic Parmesan chaffle recipe and made it as stated. Very good. Crispy and not eggy at all.
Absolutly delicious and do easy to make.
Can I use protein powder instead of almond or coconut flours? My husband is allergic to tree nuts, fish and most tropical foods (coconut, pineapple and more)
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Hi Kathleen, A chaffle does not traditionally use any flour. I have added flour to my recipes for better texture and flavor. You can make a chaffle with egg and cheese only if that suits your husband’s dietary needs. Enjoy!
WOW – Was totally surprised by this recipe — this was almost as good as a Pizza Hut original pan pizza — a little smaller — but worth it.
Can this pizza chaffle recipe be made the entire process in the oven?
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Hi Xabier, No, you need a waffle iron to make the chaffle.
Easy to make. Satisfying to eat.
What an awesome idea!! We loved these little pizzas. Such a great snack and we loved the cheesy goodness.
I have been searching for a keto pizza recipe so I am so glad that I stumbled across this one. Cheesy and delicious.
Omg, when I saw the picture of this pizza my mouth started drooling! The shine on the cheese just made me crave this pizza so badly. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
This Pizza looks amazing! My friend recently started a keto diet. I think she will be happy to try your recipe. I will pass it on to her.
Instead of psyllium husk flour could you use flax flour?
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Hi Marie, I have not tried this with ground flax, please let us know how it turns out if you decide to try it!
I loved this recipe and sooooo easy. Thank you!!
Why do most Keto recipes not have sodium counts. As my doctor has me on a low carb low sodium diet.
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Hi Susan, For many people adding more natural salt is needed to help keep electrolytes up. Feel free to enter this recipe into an online recipe calculator to get accurate sodium content information. I hope this helps!
I have only tried chaffles with syrup, like for regular waffles. I LOVE this idea of using it for pizza! GENIUS!
Can’t believe that a keto dish could be so delicious. It beats the normal pizza by all measures and its healthier.
I can’t wait to try this! It looks just perfect for us.
This looks like such a tasty recipe! Can’t wait to try it.
What can be substituted for the Phyllis husk?
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Hi Irma, Xanthan gum can be used as a substitute.
A satisfying lunch for me. I’ll never pass up pizza!
Delicious, Crispy and healthy too. Presentation super yum. This was an awesome treat for my loved ones.
Thank you so much for this recipe!
Cooking this in a waffle iron is absolutely genius. It comes out so nice and crisp!
These are amazing and so delicious!
The crispiness is amazing!! My kids were thrilled too!
This is great! I definitely prefer a “less eggy” chaffle.
I’d honestly never even heard of a chaffle before this but omg, what a GREAT idea! The cheesy texture and flavor is outrageous – new favorite meal!