I’ll bet your first question is, what is a chaffle? A chaffle is a low carb, zero-sugar, high protein alternative to a waffle. It’s made from mozzarella cheese and an egg, and that’s it! Learning about chaffles absolutely revolutionized my journey to cleaner eating. You can eat them plain with a little bit of zero-sugar syrup, or you can jazz them up with fruit, veggies, and sweet or savory spices to change things up. But my absolute favorite use for the chaffle is as an alternative to breads or burger buns. So, today I’m going to show you how I use chaffles to make burger buns for an absolutely delicious and healthy burger!
What you’ll need:
Something to cook the chaffles (I use the Dash Mini waffle maker)
Cooking spray or oil
For the chaffles:
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese divided
For the burger:
1 hamburger patty
handful of shredded lettuce
2 tbsp non-fat Greek yogurt
1 tbsp ranch seasoning
sriracha to taste (optional)
Step 1: Cook the burger patty on a greased pan over medium heat. I like to meal prep these at the beginning of the week and keep them in the fridge, but if you’re making one for this recipe, season it with whatever seasonings you like and add cheese if you prefer a cheeseburger. Cook to your desired doneness.
Step 2: Plug in waffle maker and coat in cooking spray or oil
Step 3: In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg and season with salt and pepper
Step 4: Use half of your mozzarella cheese (1/4th cup) to create a barrier around the outside edge of the waffle maker. This creates a barrier to prevent the egg from running over the edges. Sprinkle a small amount in the center of the waffle maker as well.
Step 5: Pour 1/2 of the whisked egg onto the waffle maker.
Step 6: Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the egg.
Step 7: Close the waffle maker and cook for 3 minutes. When the 3 minutes are up, flip the chaffle over and let the other side cook for about 30 seconds.
Step 8: Assemble your burger. Place the cooked burger patty on one chaffle. Spread the handful of shredded lettuce over the top (and add any other yummy veggies you might like!).
Step 9: This is totally optional, but if you like a spicy sriracha mayo, you’ll love this! Mix the Greek yogurt and ranch reasonings together in a small bowl. This creates a ranchy mayonnaise substitute (it’s delicious on its own!). Then, stir in a few drops of Sriracha to taste. A nice alternative, if you don’t like Sriracha, is to use Frank’s Buffalo Sauce.
Step 10: Place the other chaffle on top and you’ve got a delicious, CRUNCHY, and healthy chaffle-burger!