My family, except myself and my stepdaughter, are eating keto. I’m doing caloric restrictions via fasting. I’m almost back to my pre-COVID weight~! One of the things we’ve been working on is finding keto-friendly foods to replace some of the things everyone is craving. Keto food is pretty decent for me as well, because I try to eat fewer carbs due to my Diabetes.
Chaffles are apparently a great bread substitute. And I have to agree. The first chaffle I tried, my MIL made the other night and used my waffle iron to do it. Today, I took the reigns on making the chaffles. We used the round iron cooker so I decided to try MIL’s first recipe along with a new one. The first recipe had a ton of cheese in it, which makes it crunchy. Which MIL loves. The second recipe was just egg whites and almond meal and etc.
- 1 Cup Mozarella Cheese
- 2 Tablespoons Almond Flour
- 1 Egg White (2 Tablespoons Egg Whites)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
Make sure to mix the xanthan gum with the almond flour before you add the other ingredients. The batter will be very thick. Make sure it gets all mixed together. This recipe is really nice because the chaffles get very crispy and crunchy from the cheese cooking.
This next recipe was my SO’s favorite and I actually really liked it as well. I think it would taste good as a sweet chaffle, just maybe substitute the garlic salt for some kind of sugar substitute. It turns out very fluffy and soft and has a wonderful feeling in your mouth. Unlike some keto food that feel like sand grinding against your teeth.
- 2 Large Egg Whites (4 Tablespoons Egg White)
- 2 Teaspoons Water
- 2 Tablespoons Softened Cream Cheese
- 4 Tablespoons Almond Flour
- 1/3 Teaspoon Baking Powder
- Pinch Garlic Salt
Make sure the chaffle batter is smooth. The cream cheese won’t mix well unless it’s softened. Don’t cause lumps in your mixture. You can fill the waffle iron full and make these plump buns for a sandwich, or thin and use them for a pizza crust. Cook for about 5-6 minutes.
Thin Chaffles versus Thick Chaffles. Better Chaffles versus Thin Chaffles versus Chick Chaffles. And a Sausage, poached egg, and cheese sandwich. My SO said the Chaffle was very heavy so it filled him up quickly.
Later in the evening, we used the chaffles to make little mini pizza’s. The first one was the egg white only recipe. The second one was the cheese chaffle. A little pizza sauce, cheese, and mini pepperoni’s make an AMAZING little pizza.
What do you think of chaffles? I think I used the word chaffle a million times. Chaffle, chaffle, chaffle. Anywho, how is your new year going? Diets and resolutions abound!