A chaffle wave is sweeping over the low carb world! What is a “chaffle?” It is a very low carb waffle made with a base of egg and cheese. They can be created in any flavor, from pizza to dessert, and are a good bread substitute for sandwiches, burgers and a bun for hotdogs. You can use any waffle maker, but the 4” Mini Dash Waffle Maker is just the right size, especially when making a single serving. This recipe makes two 4” chaffles. (If you’re using a larger waffle maker, you may need to double or triple this recipe.) The carb count is a very low 3.4g net carbs for two delicious chaffles bursting with fresh Maine blueberries! Of course, you can top them with your favorite sugar free syrup, but I enjoy mine with a dollop of Lemon Yogurt Cream. This is a quick and delicious breakfast and, because these mini waffles are so adorable, everyone in the family will want to join the chaffle craze!
Blueberry Chaffles with Lemon Yogurt Cream
Makes 1 serving (two 4’ chaffles)
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened (or substitute sour cream or ricotta)
1 tablespoon almond flour (or 1/2 tbsp coconut flour)
2-3 drops lemon extract, or to taste (can substitute 1/4 tsp vanilla extract)
5-6 drops Lakanto Monkfruit extract (or 1 tsp granulated erythritol)
1 teaspoon heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon fresh wild Maine blueberries (can use frozen, but choose the smaller, low bush berry, such as Wyman’s)
Lemon Yogurt Cream Ingredients:
1/4 cup plain, Greek yogurt
A few drops of lemon extract (or 1/2 tsp lemon zest)
4 drops of LaKanto Monkfruit extract (or stevia)
1. To make the chaffles, preheat your mini waffle maker. Whisk together all of the chaffle ingredients, except the blueberries, until a smooth batter forms. Add the blueberries and gently stir to incorporate. Spoon about 3-4 tablespoons of batter onto the preheated waffle maker and cook for about 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack to cool, meanwhile repeat with the remaining batter to make a second chaffle.
2. Make the Lemon Yogurt Cream by stirring the yogurt, extract (or zest) and sweetener together.
3. To serve, spread a small amount of butter on each chaffle, top with lemon cream and sprinkle with additional fresh blueberries. Enjoy!
NOTE: If you’re looking for more low carb waffle and chaffle recipes, that can be made in any waffle maker, be sure to check out my book Creative Grain-Free, Low Carb Waffles: Healthy Culinary Magic With Your Waffle Iron available on Amazon Kindle or iBooks for only $2.99!
Nutritional Information per 2 chaffles (no topping): 176 calories, 4.4 g carbohydrate (1 g dietary fiber, 1.6 g sugars), 13.7 g total fat (5.4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 207 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium, 94.4 mg calcium, 128 mg potassium, 1 mg iron, 8.9 g protein. Net carbs per serving: 3.4 grams
Nutritional Information for Lemon Yogurt Cream: 56 calories, 2.5 g carbohydrate, 2.8 g total fat, 56.5 mg calcium, 5.1 g protein.
Photos and recipe by Kathy Sheehan, copyright 2019
All rights reserved. Please do not duplicate without the author’s permission.