The first time I heard the term chaffle it sounded like something that would happen if I rode my mountain bike too long. Let me tell you, a chaffle has nothing to do with chaffing and everything to do with cheese. A waffle chock full of all the good cheeses? Sign me up! I just don’t use my waffle maker enough so if I have an excuse to fill it up with cheese I am so going to do that.
I’ll admit, the first time I tried to chaffle it did kind of turn into a cheesy disaster. The recipe called for spraying your waffle iron with oil first which I found a bit ridiculous. I mean, cheese is basically just oil and butter and fat anyways. Do I really need to add more fat to my lard sandwich?
Introducing the heart clogging chaffle!
What the hell is a chaffle you may be asking? As of Monday morning, I could only assume it was a lot of cheesey mess if you put it in a fucking waffle iron. Yes, the first and third time I attempted to chaffle, it basically turned into a cheesy delicious disaster. But that is okay; Did I mention the delicious disaster part? What you need to know about baking a chaffle; It turns out different every damn time, so if you are making this cheesy masterpiece for friends and family, well good look making it look pretty, is the best advice I can give.
Day one of chaffle mania had me swearing F you cheesey disaster. But it was still a delicious cheesy disaster. Day two of chaffle mania led me to add a bit of almond flour to the dough and an extra egg. It actually looked like a waffle! Better still it tasted like delicious cheese! And it was gluten-free and kept me from leaving ketosis. Hallelujah!
One of the best things that I like about making chaffles is this is an excellent way to use up all those extra cheeses in your cheese drawer.
Am I the only one who has a cheese drawer?
Are you gluten-free or in the midst of keto mania? Chaffles make great sandwiches! Not just that, but sometimes, let’s face it, eating keto, nothing but cheese and meats basically can get a bit boring. Grilling up a crispy chaffle can keep your keto diet less boring.
So how do I chaffle?
No, it’s not a new fancy dance move. The chaffle is not the 2019 version of the macarena and it definitely has nothing to do with flossing.
Basic Spicy Chaffle Recipe
1 cup your favorite shredded cheese
1/4 cup almond meal
1/8 teaspoon chili flakes
Mix all in a bowl and heat your waffle iron. Once waffle iron is hot, add all the batter, leveling it out so it’s smooth. Close waffle iron tight and cook until your waffle iron says it’s done (3-5 minutes)
- Use your favorite sharp cheddar cheese
- Add sun-dried tomato and salami
- Add green onion and bacon
- Try pastrami and gruyere chaffle
- Add turkey breakfast sausage and top your chaffle with sugar-free syrup
- Pepperoni pizza chaffles with peppercines
The best chaffle ever in my opinion? That would be the Pastrami and Gruyere Chaffle topped with Keto Ruben Coleslaw you can thank me later. I guess the question is, what can you not turn into a chaffle? Basically you can chaffle any of your favorite cheesy concoctions into a keto-friendly treat.
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