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Have you heard of chaffles? They are very popular in the low-carb eating world as a way to enjoy the experience of eating waffles without all the sugar and carbs.
The “ch” part comes from cheese. Chaffles are usually made with mozzarella cheese, along with eggs, almond flour, and baking powder.
Since we’re heading into fall, I decided to make pumpkin spice chaffles this weekend. Most chaffle recipes are basically the same:
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 T. almond flour
- 1 t. baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 2 t. sweetener (I use monk fruit)
To this recipe, I added 1/2 t. of pumpkin pie spice. I like pumpkin flavor but I don’t like it to overpower, so that is why I chose the amount that I did. You can add more or less to suit your tastes.
To make chaffles, you simply put all of the ingredients in a small food processor and blend. I use a Nutribullet. No need to pull out the giant food processor for this one. 🙂
Once all of your ingredients are blended, just add the batter to your waffle maker. I of course had to use the Dash Pumpkin Mini Waffle Maker. I love the orange color and the pumpkin shape of the waffles.
I love the little Dash mini waffle makers and have one for every season. They are available on Amazon or at Target and other retailers.
They are non-stick and make small adorable little waffles, which is good for portion control. I did not spray my waffle maker with any non-stick spray and the chaffles did not stick at all.
This recipe made five small chaffles so if you want more than that you will need to double the recipe.
These were really tasty and the pumpkin flavor was subtle and not overpowering.
And chaffles only have anywhere from 1-3 net grams of carbs, depending on the ingredients. Traditional waffles are in the 18-20 grams range for carbs.
Chaffles are fun and as with most low-carb dupes, you’re not going to be fooled into thinking you’re eating a full-blown carb-laden waffle, but it will do. 🙂
The eggs and cheese make them filling and a satisfying meal. I topped mine with butter and sugar-free syrup.
If you are trying to limit your carb intake, chaffles are a great way to have the experience of eating waffles without taking a hit to your waistline.
And adding a bit of pumpkin spice this time of year makes them festive and seasonal.
If you try these pumpkin spice chaffles, I’d love to know how they turn out. Be sure to let me know!
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