If you’re in the mood for some keto-friendly cheesy bread, this keto chaffle recipe is exactly what you’re looking for.
You can dip it in marinara sauce, use it in place of a low-carb bread recipe, make a keto pizza out of it, or just enjoy them as-is.
Feel free to mix up the cheese as well, cheddar and parmesan work great. And if you really want to go for the garlicky flavor, you can top it with some garlic butter.
These low-carb garlic bread chaffles are:
The main ingredients are:
Optional additional ingredients
3 Health Benefits of Garlic Cheese Bread Chaffles
#1: Promotes Weight Loss
If your goal is to shed some weight, then getting enough protein is essential. This easy keto chaffle recipe not only avoids carbs and processed ingredients, but it’s rich in protein as well.
Protein is the most satiating macronutrient when compared to carbs and fat. But whey protein, in particular, has been shown to reduce appetite by increasing a sense of satisfaction and delaying the return of your hunger.
One study found that compared to casein and a glucose control, whey protein had a significant effect on satiety and fullness in overweight individuals[*].
#2: Supports Heart Health
With cardiovascular disease taking the number one slot for the leading cause of death in the U.S., it’s no wonder that heart health is top of mind for so many people.
Markers for heart disease include high blood lipids, inflammation, oxidation stress, and of course — blood pressure[*].
While there are plenty of pharmaceuticals out there that are meant to combat these risk factors, the answer may be hiding in your kitchen pantry.
Garlic has been used for thousands of years as a healing plant. Research shows that supplementing with garlic extract can reduce hypertension (blood pressure), and also counteract oxidative stress, thereby offering cardioprotection to people with high blood pressure[*].
#3: Protects Your Cell Membranes
Almonds are an excellent source of vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin E plays a number of roles in your body but has a particularly essential role in the protection of your cells.
Every cell in your body is protected by a layer of fat, called the lipid bilayer. Vitamin E, with its affinity for fat, acts as an antioxidant and protects this lipid bilayer.
The damaging effects of free radicals on your cells can contribute to a wide range of issues, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. Therefore, protecting your cell membranes by getting enough vitamin E through your diet is vital for prevention[*].
Garlic Cheese Bread Chaffles
This cheesy garlic bread chaffle is the perfect complement to your favorite Italian meals. You can serve it before as a little appetizer, or make it part of the main dish.
Unlike most breadsticks and rolls that typically accompany your meals, this savory chaffle is gluten-free and works perfectly into your keto diet meal plan.
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 waffles 1x
- Preheat waffle iron or mini waffle maker and coat with butter or nonstick spray.
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl and mix until smooth. Divide and pour batter onto the waffle iron and cook 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
- Top with butter and garnish with fresh parsley if desired. Use for dipping, eat as is or alongside a meal, or make into a sandwich.
- Serving Size: 1 waffle
- Calories: 176
- Fat: 12g
- Carbohydrates: 2g (Net: 2g)
- Fiber: 0g
- Protein: 10g