Cinnamon rolls and espresso for breakfast— yes please! These low-carb, vegetarian chaffles are quick and easy and outrageously delicious. Winner, winner chicken dinner!
Honestly, I’m surprised I’ve jumped on this whole chaffle craze. Admittedly, I don’t love waffles. Know what I think it is? I don’t love the work. First, you’ve got to dig out that bulky waffle iron from the depths of your kitchen cupboards— that in and of itself is usually enough for me to say—to hell with it! What’s more, once you finally wrestle it out, you’ve got to clean it because there’s still sizeable evidence of last month’s breakfast chillin’ on the griddle.
Next, you’ve got to make the batter. Then there’s this whole waiting period, and I’m impatient). And afterwards, you’re stuck cleaning the stupid thing all over again. Woof!
Not to worry— this cinnamon roll chaffle recipe is the easiest! No bulky iron waffle, no time-consuming batter, and no pain-in-the-ass cleanup.
What is a Chaffle?
So what is a chaffle anyhow?
A chaffle is basically a waffle made of egg and cheese. Now before you turn away in horror— I wouldn’t bother blogging this unless it was outrageously delicious— and it is. So trust— no, it does not taste like burnt egg. Honestly, it doesn’t taste much different from a regular carb-loaded waffle, and even better there are endless variations. Scroll down to check out some fantastic chaffle recipes from fellow bloggers.
How Do You Make Chaffles?
Things you should know before getting started
First, you’re gonna need a waffle maker. I would recommend using the Dash waffle maker. It’s $10 at Target, easy-to-clean and perfect for individual waffle portions. Second (and this is the MOST important part), you need to grease the waffle maker. I know the Dash claims to be non-stick— it’s not! Your waffle will come out in shambles if you fail to grease er’ up.
Preparing the Icing
I like to start by making the icing, that way you’ll give it time to thicken while you’re preparing the chaffle. Begin by placing the butter and cream cheese in a pan or microwave and warm until softened (about 60 seconds in the microwave). Once the mixture has softened, whisk together until light and fluffy (about 30 seconds). Next, add the powdered monk fruit and vanilla extract and stir until well-combined. Once fully incorporated, set icing aside and move on to the chaffle.
Making the Chaffle
Plug in your waffle maker and allow it to warm (60 seconds for the Dash). In a small bowl, beat eggs until well-combined (about 30 seconds). Add cheese, almond flour, and cinnamon to egg mixture and stir together. Pour half of the mixture into the waffle maker and close the lid. Allow it to cook for 4 minutes before lifting the lid. Gently lift the chaffle off the griddle with a spatula and set it aside. Re-grease the griddle and pour in the remaining batter in the waffle maker. Close the lid and give it another 4 minutes to cook. While you’re waiting, spread icing on the first chaffle. Place the second chaffle directly on top and spread additional icing. Garnish with cinnamon and a drizzle of Lakanto Maple Syrup (totally optional).
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Winner winner chicken dinner!
Vanilla Cream Icing*
- 4 ounces organic cream cheese
- 2 Tablespoons grass-fed butter
- 1/4 cup Lakanto Powdered Monk Fruit*
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vanilla Cream Icing
- Place the butter and cream cheese in a pan or microwave and warm until softened (about 60 seconds in the microwave).
- Once softened, whisk together until light and fluffy (about 30 seconds).
- Add the monk fruit and vanilla. Stir together until well-combined and set aside.
- Plug in your waffle maker and allow to warm (60 seconds for the Dash).
- In a small bowl beat eggs until well combined (about 30 seconds).
- Add cheese, almond flour, and cinnamon to egg mixture and stir together.
- GREASE THE GRIDDLE!
- Pour half the mixture into waffle maker and close the lid. Allow chaffle to cook for 4 minutes before lifting the lid.
- Gently lift the chaffle off the griddle with a spatula and set aside.
- Re-grease the griddle and pour the remaining batter in the waffle maker. Close the lid and allow it to cook another 4 minutes.
- While you’re waiting, spread icing on the first chaffle.
- Place second chaffle directly on top and spread additional icing.
- Garnish with cinnamon and Lakanto Maple Syrup (optional).
*Nutritional facts calculated for 2 Tablespoons icing (2 Tbsp icing = 3 grams of carbs, 3 grams of sugar, and 21 grams of fat).
*Option to use alternative keto-friendly sweetener, such as Swerve (but must be powdered).
*I’d recommend using low-moisture, part-skim mozzarella (it’s easier to work with).
*If you don’t grease the waffle maker your chaffle will come out a hot mess!
- Serving Size: 2 Chaffles
- Calories: 603
- Sugar: 4g
- Fat: 50g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 30g
Keywords: keto, low-carb, ketogenic diet, chaffle, keto breakfast
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