Category Archives: Bread Substitutes



I make all kinds of bread substitutes like oopsie rolls, but this one is really interesting.  Chaffles! Its just eggs and cheese cooked in a waffle maker! Great for not only breakfast sandwiches, but any kind of sandwich. Or, don’t make a sandwich! Just top with eggs and your favorite protein. I see Eggs Benedict in my future! I had a beef brisket sandwich, a salami sandwich and of course, breakfast sandwiches.

Here’s the basic recipe:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup of grated cheese

If you have a regular  waffle maker that makes 4 waffles, double the recipe to fit the whole waffle maker plate. Crack the eggs in a bowl and whisk. Add the cheese (I used cheddar and I also used a provolone/mozzarella mix) and mix together. You can salt and pepper to it, add herbs, etc, etc.  Make sure you spread the cheese around a bit. Don’t let it clump in the middle. You can also add a little more cheese directly to the waffle maker to give you a little more crisp waffle. Check out the pics below.

In the above chaffle I used extra provolone cheese on the top and the bottom of the chaffle to give it a crispier texture.

Above, provolone chaffle

Above is a cheddar cheese chaffle. I put a tablespoon of almond flour in this one to make it more waffle like. To me, it wasn’t worth the carbs!

Above is a breakfast sandwich. Chaffles make an excellent “bread” for sandwiches. I use cloud bread (oopsie rolls) and other no gluten, no grains breads, and chaffles are a good, sturdy sandwich bread.

If you make a lot of chaffles and want to reheat, I suggest 5 seconds in the micro, then toast in your toaster. You can go right to the toaster if you want.

Salami sandwich!

Making an open faced breakfast sandwich, above and below.

Handheld breakfast sandwich


“Bread Crumbs” from Coconut Flour Mug Muffins

Breadcrumbs made from Mug Muffins made with Coconut Flour

This is an alternative to the Pork Rind “bread crumbs”

See the mug muffin recipe under the Alternative Breads on Day 9 for the exact recipe. I made 6 mug muffins, so 6 eggs, 6 tbls of coconut oil, etc. This mad a lot of bread crumbs, but once made you can freeze them, and use when you need too!

Grain and Gluten Free Bread

Grain and Gluten free bread

A variation of this makes a great English muffin!

Don’t ya just like to pick up a sandwich and eat?! When I first went Primal I was eating burgers with no bun, so I had to use a knife and fork. Then I came across some Primal/Paleo breads and viola, I’m eating a burger on a bun again! After so long without having a burger on a bun, the first one was like a religious experience! Man was that good! That was an oopsie roll which I show here again.
Another bread alternative is made in a coffee mug and is surprisingly called a coffee mug muffin! Once you get the ingredients in the mug, just one minute in the microwave and you have a very nice muffin! Which you can then slice to make breakfast sandwiches or any kind of sandwich for that matter. I just got done making Reuben Sandwiched using them!
You can also make a bread that comes out like an English muffin! The above video is actually the same recipe as the coffee mug muffin, but its made in a wider dish the size of an English muffin. So all you have to do to make it more like an English muffin is to add 2 teaspoons of pysillium husk powder to it and viola, English muffin! Toast it, butter it, eat it with some fresh berries (no jelly, too much sugar). Or use it as bread for a breakfast sandwich or any kind of sandwich for that matter. Its a different texture and a little bit more substance to it! You know, mix it up. Variety is good! Don’t get stuck in a rut.

Oopsie Rolls Recipe

Oopsie Rolls – “Bread Rolls” for sandwiches

These rolls are all over the internet. Legend has it that someone was making something, but something totally different turned up! Oops! (Hence the name)

OK, here we go. Be sure to watch the video.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and brush it with olive oil or avocado oil
3 eggs, separated. Yolks in one bowl, whites in another bowl. If you only have one Kitchen Aid bowl, do the egg yolk mixture first. Transfer mixture to another bowl. Make sure Kitchen Aid bowl is clean, then do the egg whites.
In the bowl with the yolks, add:
  • 3 ounces of full fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Whisk this until light and fluffy. You can do this using a Kitchen Aid or with a hand held mixer. By hand, your going to get quite a workout!
Now we move on to the egg whites:
  • Whisk these until they start getting foamy
  • Add 1/2 tsp cream of tartar. This is an acid that will help stabilize the egg whites so they won’t collapse too easily when folding in to the yolk mixture and during baking. Whisk until almost stiff. If too stiff they will collapse when folding and blending in to the egg yolks.
Alright. Now fold in the fluffy egg whites in to the egg yolk mixture in 3 parts. You should end up with a thick and fluffy mixture. Scoop this mixture out on to your prepared baking sheet. It should make 6 to 8 buns. Sometimes I make smaller ones for sliders! Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool. Remove buns from parchment paper with a thin spatula. Use immediately or save in a container in the fridge. Separate the buns from each other with wax paper so they don’t stick together.
Make your chicken sandwich and be sure to post a picture and tell us all about it!
You’ll have a lot of buns leftover. Use them for burgers and BLTs! Have fun!

Dairy Free alternative
The oopsie roll is cheese based. If you want to go dairy free and eat a “sandwich” you can use lettuce leaves. Romaine or Bibb are good. Select the “Bread Alternatives” category to find more bread recipes.