I think it was a video post in my feed on Facebook that first introduced me to the whole Chaffle phenomenon…though I don’t recall who the poster was.
And I was so captivated by the idea that I immediately logged onto my Amazon account and searched for the Dash Mini Waffle Maker so that I could try making these low-carb waffles myself.
Wow! What a revelation! These little puppies have become my new, favorite, go-to quick meal! They are SO VERSATILE! But I had no idea that there were so many varied recipes for them out there on the internet!
I’ll offer my own, standard recipes below, followed by a couple of great videos by Serious Keto on his YouTube channel that offer tons of awesome looking options!
First, the two Chaffle recipes I have personal experience with and can absolutely vouch for:
Savory – With Cheese
1/4 cup liquid egg whites from carton
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 Tbl. powdered Kraft Parmesan cheese
Spritz of non-stick spray…I like this brand
Just mix the first two ingredients together. I find it easiest to use a Pyrex 1 cup glass measuring cup. Then pour a quarter of the recipe into the pre-heated Dash Mini. Add one level tablespoon of the Parmesan cheese evenly over the top of the mix in the waffle maker then close. Allow to cook until the light turns off. Done! Repeat with the rest of the mixture and you have 4 lovely, delicious, and savory Chaffles!
I love using this recipe for my burger buns (add fried hamburger patty, cheese, bacon, mayo, mustard. YUM! I’ve made tuna salad and used these as my sandwich ‘bread’, spread them with mayo and dijon mustard then added sliced deli meats and cheeses (beef and cheddar, turkey or ham and Swiss…the possibilities are practically endless!) I haven’t tried it yet…but these could probably also be used as a suitable pizza crust. Just add cheese and toppings and microwave or better still…air fry!
Sweet – No Cheese
Next, my sweet version…
1 whole egg
1 Tbl. peanut butter – any kind – no sugars or fillers added
Spritz non-stick spray
Omg…this couldn’t be any easier! But there is one little trick to this recipe…I prefer to whip it up in my small food processor in order to get the peanut butter to fully incorporate with the raw egg. Serious Keto uses a cool Plunger Whisk in his recipes and though I’ve never tried one of these cool gadgets before, you can bet I’m going to be ordering one after watching his videos! So, one way or another…fully mix the two ingredients together. Then pour half of this mixture into your pre-heated waffle maker.
Then…omg…slather with butter and top your yummy peanut butter waffles with Suger-Free Maple Pancake Syrup and you have got a low-carb/keto-friendly sweet treat to die for!!!
I don’t know the EXACT carb count…it will depend on the kind of peanut butter you use (check the ingredients for no added sugars or other fillers of any kind) but based on 1 Tbl. of peanut butter being 3.13g carbs minus 1g fiber that is about 2g net carbs for the peanut butter for the entire recipe. Then, the maple syrup is 8g carbs per 1/4 c (which is 4 Tbl.) so if you use 1 Tbl. per waffle…that’s 2 carbs each for the syrup plus 1g for the peanut butter, PER CHAFFLE – So, total would be 3g net carbs per waffle. Pretty darn good for a delicious, satisfying sweet treat!
Ok, so to finish off this post, I’m including two videos by Serious Keto where he makes and reviews several different Chaffle recipes. I highly recommend you watch and Subscribe to his channel for more great keto/low-carb recipes and content!
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