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Updated: Feb 18, 2022

Mind Blowing Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Chaffles!


If you are anything like me, then having a craving for dessert is something that occurs on a regular basis. And what better way to address that craving by starting your day with a peanut butter cup chaffle.


What is a chaffle?


Haven't heard of a chaffle? Don't worry, neither did I until I started the ketogenic diet. The original version of the chaffle was simple 1 egg and 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese. And since it's inception, it has evolve to add additional ingredients such as almond flour, unsweetened coca powder, peanut butter, pumpkin, and so much more. And while it certainly may sound weird, I can tell you that all of my friends who have tried these have quickly fallen in love! So be adventurous and give it a try.


Don't like sweet, lets talk savory.


One of the unique aspects about a chaffle is that it can be sweet or savory. In fact, chaffles make very good replacements for bread. A chaffle is a great way to keep carbs low while retaining flavor, no matter what you want to eat, whether it's a burger, a mini pizza, or grilled cheese.


How sweet of you. A look into sweet chaffles.


The majority of my friends and family prefer something sweet in the morning, especially if it involves chocolate. Let's face it, who doesn't enjoy a little chocolate in the morning, lunch or even dinner? Even better, who doesn't love a peanut butter cup? For this reason, I have been developing an almond flour chaffle that combines my love for peanut butter cups with my love for breakfast foods. I just love that the chaffle is dripping in peanut butter and filled with peanut butter cream cheese, and topped off with my favorite Lily's chocolate chips. The best way to make it even better is to drizzle some no added sugar chocolate syrup on top!


Who would benefit from eating chaffles?


Chaffles can be eaten by anyone, but I generally see these are highly beneficial for a set of people. Chaffles are obviously beneficial to those who are following a ketogenic diet or a low carbohydrate diet. Why? Because most recipes are only a few grams of carbohydrates, even with the almond flour chaffle recipes. Next, chaffles are naturally gluten free. No matter if you suffer from celiac disease or gluten intolerance, these recipes can be beneficial to you. Chaffles are also great for those on a lower calorie diet. Most of my recipes are less than 500 calories and higher in protein, so these can be perfect to be incorporated in your weight loss diet. And lastly, if you tend to enjoy sweets that are more dense, then this is perfect for you.


What equipment do you need to make a chaffle?


There isn't a whole lot of equipment that you need to make a chaffle. The two types of waffle makers you'll need are either a mini waffle maker or a Belgium waffle maker. If you are using the Lemon Kitchen recipes, you will make 3 to 4 waffles with the mini waffle makes or 1 waffle with the Belgium waffle maker. Either way, you will have delicious and healthy waffles.


Tips for making the best almond flour waffles!


There are few tips I would recommend that should be used while making chaffles.

  1. Allowing them to cool before eating will allow them to finish cooking, allowing them to crisp up.

  2. Open the lid 10-15 seconds before you take the waffles off the iron when the waffles are nearly done. This will help the waffles to become more crispy.

  3. Thicker batters tend to be crispier. So don't make it too watery.

  4. Even with shredded mozzarella, I would recommend using a knife to dice the cheese to make it super fine. I have found this improves the consistency.

Best way to serve a chaffle!


There really is no wrong way to serve a chaffle. If you want something sweet and want to keep it simple, then just add some no sugar syrup like Smuckers or Walden Farms. If you want to up your game, you can make a sweet cream frosting. If you want a savory waffle, you can add bacon, a hamburger bun and some fried onions! Or simply add mayo, some lunch meat and cheese for a sandwich. Or my personal favorite, add 3 to 4 cheeses and make a grilled cheese!


So instead of belaboring this, let's get cooking!


Ingredient List:


Chocolate Chaffle (serving size - 3 waffles)


1 Large Egg

1/2 Cup (46g) Finely Shredded Mozzarella

1/4 Cup (28g) Almond Flour

1 Tbsp (5g) Unsweetened Cocoa

1/2 Tsp (2g) Baking Powder


Directions: Combine dry ingredients first, followed by adding the wet to the dry ingredients. Thoroughly mix. And cook 1/3 of the batter at a time.


Peanut Butter Cream Cheese


2 tbsp full fat cream cheese (room temp)

1 tsp heavy cream

1 tbsp natural peanut butter or Nuts N' More High Protein Peanut Butter Spread

1-2 tbsp powdered peanut butter (PB2 or PBfit)


Mix all the ingredients. After each waffle is cooked, put 1/2 the cream cheese frosting on. It should go waffle, batter, waffle, batter, waffle.


Notes: natural peanut butter mixes better. If you use regular peanut butter, you may need some almond milk to thin it out.

Nutrition:

Calories: 594

Protein: 33g

Fat: 49g

Carbs: 20g

Fiber: 8g

Net Carb: 16g

Tips: Removing the powdered peanut butter will lower the overall carbs by 5g.


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