Chaffles are very simple and fast waffles that you make with only 2 ingredients: grated (ready-made) mozzarella and egg. In addition, chaffles are much crispier on the outside than waffles that you make with almond flour. That is also not surprising, because they contain a relatively high amount of protein and it is that protein that causes the crispy crust when heated.
Chaffles are mostly savoury waffles. They already taste a little salty because of the grated cheese. You can make this chaffles with ready-made grated mozzarella from the Jumbo, some potato starch has been added to this, but this is so little that you can stay in ketosis. You can also make them with grated young cheese and add 1 teaspoon of psyllium fibers per serving. The psyllium gives the chaffles a little extra firmness. Probably a similar effect to the added starch that is in the grated mozzarella of the Jumbo.
Hot or cold and with toppings of your choice
Chaffles can be eaten both hot and cold. You can eat them with cheese with possibly some arugula and basil or with cheese and ham or other savoury spreads of your choice. I personally think that they are not very tasty with raspberries and whipped cream, then you really better take the waffles with almond flour.
Chaffles contain about 60% fat, you can increase the amount of fat by combining them with toppings that are high in fat or by combining them with a cup of coffee with whipped cream.
Gluten-free and vegetarian
Chaffles are gluten free and vegetarian. At least the grated mozzarella of the Jumbo is made with microbial rennet and is therefore vegetarian.
Increase Omega 3
Omega 3 is extremely important for good health and we almost all get too little Omega 3 through our diet. Supplements with Omega 3 don’t really help either, because our body can’t absorb that Omega 3 properly.
It is an option to replace your eggs with Omega 3 eggs. These are eggs from chickens that get extra flaxseed. Flaxseed contains the ALA form of Omega 3. Our body can’t convert that shape well into much-needed DHA and EPA, but chickens (and cows!) can. I buy Omega 3 eggs from the brand Happy Chicken at the Jumbo, but it may well be that there are other brands that sell them as well.
However, if you have chickens of your own, then you can give your chickens extra flaxseed to get even healthier eggs!
To make these chaffles you need a waffle iron. Waffle irons are easily available and range from very cheap to quite expensive. Here you can read more about waffle irons.
- 50 Grams grated mozzarella (or grated young cheese with 1 teaspoon psyllium fibers)
- 1 Egg
Calories: 208Kcal | Gross carbohydrates: 2G | Protein: 18G | Fats: 14G | Sodium: 296Mg | Potassium: 61Mg | Vitamin A: 238Iu | Vitamin B1: 1Mg | Vitamin B2: 1Mg | Vitamin B3: 1Mg | Vitamin B5: 1Mg | Vitamin B6: 1Mg | Vitamin B12: 1Μg | Vitamin D: 1Μg | Vitamin E: 1Mg | Vitamin K: 1Μg | Calcium: 25Mg | Buyer: 1Mg | Folic acid: 21Μg | Iron: 1Mg | Manganese: 1Mg | Magnesium: 5Mg | Phosphorus: 87Mg | Selenium: 14Μg | Zinc: 1Mg | Net carbs: 2G | Macro Fats: 61% | Macro Carbohydrates: 4% | Macro Proteins: 35%