Low carb breakfast idea: The sweet, cake batter chaffle! Take out the sprinkles and this breakfast chaffle would almost be no carb!
What is a chaffle?
Breakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day. Actually breakfast food that is. I do wake up early to workout. I prefer working out on an empty stomach. Then, I come home, shower, and answer emails. I don’t usually have breakfast until 9-10am. Kind of a mini- intermittent fasting schedule.
I’ve been digging the chaffle recipes lately, because they are so tasty! Quick and easy to make, a chaffle is just a cheese-waffle, that is usually low in calories and low in carbs, depending on what ingredients you want to add.
A classic chaffle contains an egg and cheese (cheese waffle). Combine the egg and cheese, and cook it on a waffle iron. SO YUMMY!!
To make a sweet chaffle, swap the standard cheddar cheese for mozarella cheese and other sweeter ingredients. (see the pumpkin chaffle here)
I’ve also tried a chicken chaffle! It’s just like chicken parmesan, but literally takes minutes to make!
This particular breakfast chaffle, started with me finding cake batter extract at Walmart this morning! I was so excited to use it in something. So I started with a chaffle!
How to make a cake batter chaffle:
For the rest of the recipe, I used:
- Egg whites (to lower the fat and calories)
- mozzarella cheese (to lower fat and have a milder/sweeter flavor)
- Baking powder, to make the waffles rise slightly
- The sprinkles, to make it fun, and birthday like.
- The whipped cream!! Because- why not?
This makes one big or two small mini Dash maker waffles.
If you are counting calories, the total calories and macros for this recipe includes 74 total calories, 8 grams of protein, 4 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fat.
Low Carb Cake Batter Chaffles
- 3 tablespoons egg whites
- 1/2 ounce mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cake batter flavoring
- 1 teaspoon sprinkles
- 2 tablespoons whipped topping optional
- Mix all ingredients except sprinkles. Spray a small dash waffle maker or regular size waffle maker.
- Pour into waffle maker and top with sprinkles. cook until no longer runny
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