Hi Mara. Sounds like you are doing great! Keep it up. Keep going!!
I'm in a bit of a hurry this morning, but here is the recipe for the standard chaffle. Since you are following SBD, you will probably want to use a 'lite' form of cheese. I'm doing keto-- so I am using full fat cheese. It's really simple to make chaffles.
What you will need is:
A "Dash" brand personal waffle machine. I got mine at Amazon for about $10, shipped. The company that makes it is called "Dash." It makes a waffle the size of, say, a standard Egg-o brand waffle. Just right for making a sandwich if you make 2 of them. :-)
About 1/4 cup of shredded cheese. The variety of cheese is up to you. A mozzarella cheese will make a more subtle tasting chaffle than a sharp cheddar. You get the idea.
One egg, beaten. With your choice of spices added in.
So it's easy! Heat up your waffle maker, and sprinkle in 1/4 of your cheese. (No need to spray the griddle with out). Pour in HALF of the beaten egg. On top of that, add another 1/4 of your cheese. Close the lid. Watch the steam come out! When no more steam comes out, after about 3-4 minutes, your first chaffle is ready. Let it cool off if you want a crispy crunchy chaffle. If you prefer it to be softer, then go ahead and top it with your ingredients. (Ham, hamburger, mayo, whatever you are making).
Now just repeat those steps to make your 2nd chaffle. Once done, you have 2 amazing chaffles and you can use them as a bun, or you can just top them with whatever you like--peanut butter, avocado, etc.
This DASH machine has been a game changer for me! I made a cheeseburger last night and used 2 Mexican cheese blend chaffles as the bun. (I added in 1 tbsp of coconut flour to the batter to make the chaffles more "bread-like"). I used swiss cheese on my burger, some lettuce, some grilled onions, and HOLY MOLY it was DELICIOUS!! I didn't even need any mayo or ketchup or anything. I am IN LOVE!!!
Okay, so the chocolate chaffles are easy to make too!
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
2 Tbsp of your favorite sweetener (adjust to taste). I used 4 packets of truvia
Mix everything up. It'll take a little effort to get the cocoa powder to mix in, but it will.
Heat up your waffle machine. No need to spray it with oil. Pour in enough of the batter to cover the bottom of the griddle. Close lid. Wait for the steam to stop coming out. It takes about 3-4 minutes... Remove the chaffle and let it cool on a cooling rack, if you have one. My chaffles never got hard and crispy-- they were more soft and spongy, but I didn't mind--they tasted just like an Oreo cookie, but not crunchy. My batter made 3 chocolate chaffles. If you want, you can just make 2 of them and spread some cream cheese you've made into a sweet cream cheese frosting, and use the chaffles like giant cookies and make yourself and fantastic dessert! There are so many options. Endless.
Here is a link to a 'chaffle cheat sheet' found at Reddit, full of recipes:
Give the chaffles a try, and let us know what you think!
Hi Mara :wave: I am so glad to see you back! I am also trying to get back to SBD.
I will officially start next week. Right now I have too much food in the fridge that I need to use up first. However, I am trying to keep it as low carb as possible. Will see how it goes :)
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