What is a Chaffle


What is a Chaffle

What is a Chaffle
Chaffles are low-carb waffles, but they can be used in so many ways. You can change the texture by adding some almond or coconut flour, turn them into sandwiches, modify them into a dessert, change the flavor by using different cheese, etc.

What is a chaffle?

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Chaffles?

Making chaffles is really easy although there are a few rules you should follow if you strive for
chaffle perfection. The basic chaffle recipe is made with just two ingredients:
● cheese (typically mozzarella or cheddar)
● eggs (or sometimes just egg whites)

A chaffle makes it keto friendly and allows you to add to it while fulfilling the nutrients needed for
the person. The chaffle can be used as a replacement for bread. You can make chaffle burgers,
sandwiches, mini pizzas and so much more. You can add your favorite fruit and
vegetables to the chaffle to improve the taste.

I played around with textures so it can be used more than just what it was meant for.
● Low-carb flour alternatives such as almond flour, coconut flour or flax meal.
● To make it more fluffier, I used baking powder, or a combination of cream of tartar and
baking soda.
● Low-carb sweeteners in sweet chaffles. You can use Erythritol, Swerve, brown sugar
substitute (erythritol, stevia or monk fruit based) or Allulose.

Depending on the recipe, there may be other ingredients such as cream cheese, cacao powder,
cinnamon, vanilla, and lemon zest for sweet chaffles, or crisped up bacon, chopped jalapeños,
and pesto for savoury chaffle.

How Do Chaffles Taste? Do They Taste Eggy?

Chaffles should be soft inside and crispy on the outside. Not all chaffles are the same and
depending on the ingredients you use, you will get slightly different results. If you don’t like the eggy taste, you can use egg whites instead of whole eggs. Egg whites are ideal for completely plain flavor with no eggy taste and crispier result. Swap the egg for 1 jumbo egg white or 2 small egg whites to get similar volume, or simply use 1 large egg white.

You can use milk but I use non dairy milk in my recipes. For vegans or egg sensitivity, you can
use Gluten-Free Egg Replacer or Aquafaba. By using dairy-free milk and the egg replacer,
these can be gluten-free and vegan. If you don’t have that in your pantry, another alternative is
Flaxseed or chia seeds with water.

What waffle makers I use to make Chaffles?

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Almost any waffle maker will work for chaffles. I’ve tried 4 different ways to make them and all of
them worked with minor adjustments to the cooking time and amount of batter used per waffle.
The most common way to make chaffles is to use a mini waffle maker.

The 4-inch DASH Mini Waffle Iron is available on Amazon and costs around $10. Last year I cooked over 50 different types of chaffles and I can confirm that this mini waffle maker produces the best chaffles that are crispy on the outside and soft inside. Depending on the recipe, you will make 2 to 3 mini waffles for every batch.

If you don’t have any of them you can use regular belgium waffles. They will yield differently but
it works the same. You can also use a small 4 or 6 inch frying pan to make your chaffle. Simply
cook the batter but it won’t be crispy but still delicious.

Tips for perfect chaffles

before you start

  • Use a neutral cheese like shredded mozzarella, It can be sweet and savory without
    being oily.
  • You can use other cheeses for a savory taste but you will need to balance them with
    baking soda
  • To make the chaffle sweet, you can use low carb sweeteners but I recommend not to
    use Stevia drops. The ratio does not work and the end result taste is not great. I didn’t
    like it. I used monk fruit and it was perfect.
  • Blend the batter. It comes out so much fluffer and the ingredients blend well and taste
    better. I use this more with my sweet chaffles but you can use it in all your recipes.
  • Measure correctly because if you are off a bit, it will effect in the overall consistency ,
    taste and texture of the chaffle
  • Use baking powder in your chaffles. It makes it fluffier and less dense.If you don’t have baking powder , you can use baking soda with cream of tartar to the job. Make sure you don’t use too much or it will overflow and the taste will change, especially making sweet chaffle. (1 teaspoon of gluten-free baking powder, simply use 1/2 tsp cream of tartar and 1/4 tsp baking soda. If you don’t have cream of tartar, use the same amount of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.)
  • Greasing the plates in the waffle maker doesn’t make the mixture stick to the plate
  • Don’t overfill your waffle maker. It will be a pain to clean after and take longer to cook in
    the waffle maker. Use a ⅛ or ¼ cup of total ingredients into the waffle maker.
  • Don’t leave your waffle maker or the chaffle can burn
  • If the chaffle is too runny add 1 or 2 teaspoons of coconut flour or 1 teaspoon of psyllium
  • If you are making a sweet chaffle, mix all the ingredients then incorporate the sweetener after. This will help so it doesn’t become runny.
  • If you want the outside area of the chaffle to be more crispier add more shredded cheese to it
  • Let the chaffles cool down for at least 15 seconds before you start eating them. They are more crispier if you let them rest on a paper towel.
  • Clean your waffle maker while it is still hot with a sponge and wipe it down with a paper towel. If you need to use a brush to clean the crevices then a toothbrush will do the job.
  • If you want to keep the area clean, put the waffle maker on a plate.
  • You can store chaffles up to 3 days or 3 months in the freezer

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