Halloween may be over, but it’s still pumpkin season! These mini waffles are the perfect blend of fall flavors and are a welcome addition to any breakfast or they make an excellent low carb dessert. The thing that puts them over the top is the crunchy candied buttered pecan topping, so don’t skip it! Quick and easy, this is a breakfast you’ll ask for again and again this holiday season.
Pumpkin Spice Chaffles
Makes 1 serving (2 mini waffles)
1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened (or substitute sour cream or ricotta cheese)
1 tablespoon pumpkin purée
3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 large egg
2 tablespoons almond flour (or substitute 1 heaping TB coconut flour)
2 teaspoons Golden Monkfruit sweetener (I used LaKanto)
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (or pumpkin spice extract)
1/2 teaspoon water
Candied Butter Pecan Topping:
1 tablespoon chopped pecans
1/2 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon Golden Monkfruit sweetener
A pinch of pumpkin pie spice
Other Suggested Optional Toppings:
Whipped cream flavored with pumpkin pie spice
Sugar-free maple syrup
1. Begin by making the Candied Butter Pecan Topping: Place the chopped pecans into a small skillet and gently toast over medium-low heat until they smell fragrant. Add the butter and 1/2 teaspoon of the Monkfruit sweetener and pumpkin pie spice. Cook until bubbly, then remove to a bowl or plate to cool completely. They will harden as they cool; set aside.
2. Make the chaffles: Preheat the 4” mini waffle maker. (If using a regular size waffle maker, you will need to double or triple this recipe.) Mix all of the chaffle ingredients together in a bowl and whisk until a smooth batter forms. Divide the batter in half and spoon 3-4 tablespoons of batter onto the heated waffle maker, spreading around to cover all the waffle bumps. Close the lid and cook for at least 4 minutes. Remove the waffle to a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining batter. This recipe makes 2 chaffles.
3. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, sprinkle with the candied pecans and drizzle with sugar free maple syrup. Enjoy!
Nutritional Information per two chaffles (no toppings): 181 calories, 6.3 g carbohydrate (2.4 g dietary fiber, 1.5 g sugars), 12.9 g total fat (5.2 g saturated fat), 204 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 113 mg calcium, 116 mg potassium, 2 mg iron, 9 g protein. Net carbs per serving: 3.9 grams
Nutritional Information for Candied Butter Pecans: 56 calories, 1.1 g carbohydrate (0.6 g fiber, 0.2 g sugars), 6 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 4.7 mg calcium, 25 mg potassium, 57 mg Vit A, 0.6 g protein. Net carbs per serving: 0.5 grams
Photo and recipe by Kathy Sheehan, copyright 2019
All rights reserved. Please do not duplicate without the author’s permission.