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Time to make some mouthwatering keto-friendly chocolate chaffles! We know what you’re thinking - what an earth is a chaffle? You’re not alone in this confusion, and we’re here to enlighten everyone on what a chaffle actually is. It is simply a waffle that sticks to a keto diet!
Instead of all the carb-y ingredients that make waffles so delicious, the base of a chaffle is actually cheese. Does that make your mouth water or your head tip in confusion? Either way, the recipe we have for you today is bound to cement your love for chaffles.
Chaffles are the new must-have keto sweet treat to curb that sweet tooth and keep you on the straight and narrow. One thing you’ll need for this recipe, or any chaffle recipe for that matter, is a high-quality waffle iron. This is definitely our favorite on the market.
Below we’ll be looking at what the chaffle is all about, the ingredients that make them keto-friendly, and the recipe itself. We’ll talk you through the nutritional facts about one chaffle serving as well as some tips to make the most out of this chocolatey treat.
Make sure to stick around until the end of the article, where you’ll find a possible alteration to the recipe, as well as an additional surprise recipe! Without further ado, let’s get straight into it, shall we?
An In-Depth Look into Chaffles
In recent years, we have seen a rise in the popularity of keto-friendly alternatives to our favorite guilty pleasures. Pancakes, mug cakes, bagels, cookies - you name it, there will be a recipe somewhere.
And now, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve found an alternative to waffles as well. Instead of starchy flour, you’ll use cheese for the base of your chaffle. You’ll now be able to get back to enjoying brunches and desserts without all that guilt!
When it comes to the cheese you choose, there isn’t much limitation for what you want to do. Cheddar, smoked, or edam - whatever fits you! That being said, you’ll want your cheese to be able to melt easily and smoothly to get the correct consistency.
In the recipe below, cream cheese is used. This is to give your chaffle the fluffiness and rich taste of a traditional waffle. You can feel free to switch this out for another melted cheese, but we think that cream cheese works best for the keto chocolate chaffle.
Almond flour is used to give it the chaffle a better texture, as well as masking the taste of egg. Again, you don’t necessarily need to use flour, but you might find that your chaffle ends up more like a cheesy chocolate omelet, instead.
Is Cocoa Powder Keto-Friendly?
It may come as a surprise to some of you that one tablespoon of cocoa powder contains 3.1 grams of carbs. However, don’t stress just yet, as 1.8 grams is actually fiber. All in all, one tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder has a net carb amount of 1.8 grams.
If you want a more chocolatey taste to your chaffle, you can certainly add some more cocoa powder to the mix without causing too much drama. Just don’t go too overboard with cocoa powder, save some of your carb allowance for your other meals!
Tip: Set a Timer!
Depending on the waffle iron you’re using, the instructions probably have a recommended time to leave your waffles cooking. Some waffle irons even have an indicator to tell you when you should take your waffle out.
That being said, when it comes to making chaffles, throw everything you think you know out of the window. The recommended cooking time for traditional waffles is much shorter than a chocolate chaffle.
Chaffles need around ten minutes to fully cook and become crispy. However, don’t leave your chaffle unattended for too long, as you might find that it turns from perfectly cooked to overdone and burnt within a couple of minutes.
We strongly recommend that you set a timer to ten minutes once you’ve closed the lid of your waffle iron to prevent inconsistent timing. Check it after ten minutes and if it’s not up to your consistency standards, close it back up for a minute or two!
Don’t forget to make a note of the perfect timing for your chaffle so you can make it again and again without knowing how long to cook it for!
Keto Chocolate Chaffle Recipe
Drumroll, please! Are you ready for your tastebuds to never be the same again thanks to the mouthwatering chaffle you’re about to devour? This dessert only takes 11 minutes to prepare and cook, so you don’t have to wait too long!
You can eat these chaffles for breakfast, dessert, a snack, or a sweet treat.
1 large egg
2-ounce cream cheese
2 tbsp melted butter or coconut oil
½ tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup almond flour
1 ½ tbsp erythritol
1 tbsp cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
Before you begin anything, you should preheat your waffle iron. Read the instructions of your individual model as all models are different.
If your butter or coconut oil is still solid, blast it in the microwave for a few seconds to ensure it’s liquified.
Mix all the dry ingredients (almond flour, erythritol, cocoa powder, baking powder) together. Sift the mixture to ensure there are no lumps.
Mix the wet ingredients (egg, cream cheese, oil, vanilla extract) in a separate bowl.
Combine the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix until there are no lumps and the consistency is that of a liquidy batter.
Grease the waffle iron with a spray oil.
Pour the batter into the waffle iron so that the coverage is evenly distributed. Close the lid and wait for it to cook.
Make sure that you check the waffle every few minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn.
Open the waffle iron, slide the chaffle out, serve and enjoy!
Make sure you grease the waffle iron! Otherwise, the batter will stick to iron plates and lose the classic waffle shape.
You can add some keto-friendly chocolate chips to the mixture if you want an additional sweetness.
Microwave the butter or coconut oil for ten seconds at a time to avoid burning it.
Serving: One chaffle
Fat: 58 grams
Carbohydrates: 10 grams
Protein: 12 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Net Carbohydrates: 5 grams
Macro Ratio Per Serving
Not everyone has the same taste buds, and some people will like the keto chocolate chaffle recipe better with one or more of the following modifications. Every change that we’re going to mention below keeps the recipe keto-friendly, so don’t worry about researching if additional cheese is allowed.
If you are a hardcore cheese lover and want that cheese taste to really stand out, you can always take out two tablespoons of almond flour and replace it with two tablespoons of ricotta cheese.
A lot of keto dieters like to use ricotta cheese to make all sorts of baked goods, so it makes sense that it can be used for chaffles as well. Plus, we’ve heard that ricotta and chocolate go together amazingly, so it’s definitely a modification to try!
Add Some Fruit!
Who doesn’t love a chocolate and fruit combo? Our mouths are watering as we imagine it, so what better topping to include with your chaffle than some keto-friendly fruit! We all know that most fruits contain quite a lot of carbs, so it’s important to use them in moderation.
As well as this, make sure you know what fruits contain the least amount of carbs. Berries, melon, and peaches are among the fruits containing the least amount of carbs, so these might be the ideal topping for your keto chocolate chaffle.
In fact, one medium-sized strawberry has less than one net carbohydrate, so this is a great way to add some freshness to your chaffle. If one strawberry has such a small amount of net carbs, we’re certain that you can get away with a few smaller berries as well.
Keto Whipped Cream
If there’s one thing that the chocolate chaffle calls for, it’s whipped cream. With supermarket whipped cream not meeting keto-friendly standards, we’ve had to get creative. Luckily, we’ve got a recipe for you to follow right here!
This recipe takes five minutes to complete and serves four people.
½ cup whipping cream or heavy cream
1 tbsp sugar-free sweetener or erythritol
Pour the cream over the sweetener in a big bowl.
Whip the mixture on high speed until it’s stiff enough to remain in peaks.
Dollop on your chocolate chaffle and you’re done!
Add a flavoring if you want to, such as vanilla extract or cocoa powder. A few drops of almond or mint extract will transform your whipped cream into something truly special.
Serving: ¼ the recipe
Fat: 11 grams
Carbohydrates: 1 gram
Protein: 1 gram
Net Carbohydrates: 1 gram
Macro Ratio Per Serving