I’ve been experimenting with cinnamon chaffle recipes that often call for mozzarella cheese as an ingredient. Personally, I don’t like the flavor of mozzarella cheese in a sweet chaffle (although it’s great in savory recipes or bread chaffles), but it provides a crispness that can otherwise be lacking in a chaffle made with cream cheese. To combat this problem, I added another tablespoon of almond flour to the batter and it worked great! Crispy on the outside and tender in the middle, just how I like it. Keep in mind that the extra tablespoon of almond flour adds 1.5 carbs, so if you’re looking for a chaffle with fewer carbs, just go with one tablespoon. The chaffles will be softer, but the cinnamon roll flavor will still be there.
Cinnamon Roll Chaffles with Cream Cheese Frosting
Makes 1 serving (2 chaffles)
1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened (or substitute sour cream or ricotta)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon melted butter
2 tablespoons almond flour (or 1 tbsp coconut flour)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon extract (or add 1/2 teaspoon more cinnamon)
6-8 drops LaKanto Monkfruit extract, to taste (or 2 teaspoons granulated erythritol)
Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
1 ounce cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons powdered erythritol, or to taste
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons heavy cream
Preheat a mini 4” waffle maker. (If you’re using a regular size waffle maker you will need to double or triple the recipe.) Mix all of the ingredients until a smooth batter forms. (If needed, you can microwave the cold cream cheese for about 5-8 seconds on high to soften before adding the rest of the ingredients.) Divide the batter in two and cook each chaffle for 4 minutes until nicely browned and crispy. This recipe makes two mini 4” chaffles.
In a small bowl, whisk all of the frosting ingredients together and add enough heavy cream to reach a desired spreading consistency. Spread the frosting on the warm chaffles and sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information for 2 chaffles with frosting: 408 calories, 9.3 g carbohydrate (2.8 g dietary fiber, 2.3 g sugars), 34.8 g total fat (16.8 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 271 mg cholesterol, 352 mg sodium, 202 mg calcium, 192 mg potassium, 932 mg Vit A, 2 mg iron, 12.4 g protein. Net carbs per serving: 6.5 grams
Photo and recipe by Kathy Sheehan, copyright 2019
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