Sunday, February 16, 2020

Keto French Toast Chaffle Breakfast Sandwich (or Monte Cristo!)

Keto French Toast Chaffle Breakfast Sandwich
As I do often, I woke up in the middle of the night but, instead of turning over and going right back to sleep, I started thinking. I had seen a video going around on Facebook using this cooking technique for making a french toast sandwich, so I thought “Why can’t I do that with chaffles?” The excitement of this idea took over my mind and I didn’t go back to sleep for hours! When morning arrived, I leapt out of bed and ran down to the kitchen to try out this recipe. It was worth the poor night’s sleep!! This breakfast sandwich is SO GOOD and, when drizzled with a little sugar free syrup, it tastes like a Monte Cristo! For greater convenience, it’s a good idea to make your White Bread Chaffles ahead of time. (I triple or quadruple the recipe and make a batch of 6-8 at a time; they keep well in the refrigerator and are always available as a bread or hamburger bun substitute whenever you need them.)

Click on the YouTube video to see how to make this amazing breakfast sandwich:

Keto French Toast Chaffle Breakfast Sandwich (or Monte Cristo!)
Makes 1 sandwich

White Bread Chaffle Ingredients:
1 egg (or two egg whites)
1 tablespoon mayonnaise, sour cream or ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon almond flour (or coconut flour)
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon water

Other Ingredients for Sandwich:
2 eggs, beaten
A pinch of salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon almond milk
1 ounce cheese of choice, sliced
2 pieces of bacon, cooked and halved
Sugar free syrup (optional)

1. First, make the chaffles by whisking the chaffle ingredients together. Divide the batter and spoon 3-4 tablespoons onto a hot, preheated mini waffle maker, close the lid and cook for at least 4 minutes. Remove to a wire rack and repeat with the remaining batter. This recipe makes 2 chaffles.

2. Meanwhile, whisk together the 2 eggs, salt, pepper and teaspoon of almond milk; set aside. Have the sliced cheese and bacon ready to go.

3. Melt some coconut oil or butter in a 10” non-stick skillet. Place over medium-low heat and add the whisked eggs. Dip the smooth side of one chaffle into the egg, turn over and place the egg-covered chaffle on one side of the skillet in the egg mixture (if your chaffle has a rough side, make sure it is up). Repeat with second chaffle and place in the egg mixture next to the first chaffle. You want the two chaffles in a line, in the center of the egg mixture. While on medium-low, cover and cook for a couple of minutes until the egg is just set.

4. As a whole unit, turn the chaffles and egg circle over to cook the second side. Top chaffles with slices of cheese and bacon. Fold the egg “wings” into the center over the chaffles and filling. Carefully, fold one chaffle to rest on top of the other chaffle (like a book with filling). Allow the chaffle on the bottom to continue cooking until nicely browned. Flip over to the second side to brown.

5. Remove sandwich to a serving plate and drizzle with sugar free syrup, if desired. Eat with a fork and enjoy!

Keto Monte Cristo Breakfast Sandwich
Nutritional Information: 546 calories, 3 g carbohydrates (0.8 g dietary fiber, 0.8 g sugars), 43.9 g total fat (14.8 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 612 mg cholesterol, 912 mg sodium, 341 mg calcium, 354 mg potassium, 3 mg iron, 335 mg Vit A, 33.6 g protein. Net carbs per serving: 2.2 grams

Photos, video and recipe by Kathy Sheehan, copyright 2020
All rights reserved. Please do not duplicate without the author’s permission. 

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