Recipe: Quaffles

If you’ve been keto or carnivore for more than ten minutes, you’re probably familiar with the “chaffle,” a waffle made out of cheese, eggs, and sometimes ground meat. This recipe gives you step by step instructions for making delicious quail egg waffles (or “quaffles”), which only have one carbohydrate each!

They make great breakfasts, sandwich buns, or an excellent pairing with chicken or quail for a sweet-salty combo. I love making them into a sausage, egg, and cheese “biscuit”!

In the photos below, you’ll see I use the Dash Mini waffle maker. I love how easy it is to use and clean, plus it makes adorable mini waffles that are the perfect size for those biscuits I mentioned. Any waffle maker you choose will work, however!


Note: This recipe makes one large quaffle or two mini quaffles. Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe if need be for a crowd!

6 quail eggs
1/4 cup hard cheese of your choice (I used Boar’s Head cheddar)
1 tablespoon butter (I use raw local butter or Kerrygold)
Salt and spices of your choice, to taste


First, heat up your waffle maker and slather it with butter to prevent sticking.

Next, we need to make the waffle “batter.” Crack all of the quail eggs into a mixing bowl – easier said than done. If you find your eggshells crumpling, never fear! This is a common problem with quail eggs due to their size. I use these quail scissors to easily snip off the tops.

Next, shred your cheese into the bowl and mix well. Add salt and other spices as desired. That’s your batter – how easy!

Pour the batter into your waffle maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Tonight, we made chicken legs to pair with our quaffles – but there are infinite ways to enjoy them! Send us your pictures on social media or in the comments below.

Nutrition Information

Per recipe: 332 calories / 2g carbohydrates / 26g fat /22g protein

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