Satisfy your cravings with this easy and delicious Peanut Butter Chaffle recipe! These low-carb and keto-friendly waffles are made with a simple combination of egg, cheese, and peanut butter, creating a crispy and irresistible snack that will keep you on track with your diet.
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Easy Peanut Butter Chaffle Recipe
When I'm craving pancakes and waffles for breakfast, my go-to recipes are keto chocolate chaffles, cranberry pancakes, and this peanut butter chaffle recipe!
This keto peanut butter chaffle recipe can be made with or without a waffle iron. You can use a grill pan or a sandwich grill instead, and the result will be just as delicious.
They have a perfectly crunchy outside and tender, fluffy and soft inside. Plus, you still get those lovely carved lines to hold your keto syrup and toppings.
Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack, try it now and enjoy the irresistible taste of peanut butter in every bite.
What Is A Chaffle?
Chaffles are a popular low-carb and keto-friendly alternative to traditional waffles. They are made with a simple combination of eggs and cheese, which creates a crispy and fluffy waffle-like texture.
Most keto chaffles have around 2-3 grams of net carbs each, even with toppings! This makes them a great substitute for standard waffles, which, according to USDA, contain around 15 grams of net carbs each.
Low-carb chaffles can be made sweet or savory, and they are a great way to enjoy your favorite breakfast or snack while staying on track with your low-carb or ketogenic diet. They are versatile and can be customized with your favorite ingredients, such as almond flour, coconut flour, or cheese.
Chaffles are easy to make, and you can enjoy them with various toppings such as butter, sugar-free syrup, or nut butter, making them a delicious and healthy option.
Ingredients You'll Need
To make these peanut butter chaffles you'll only need five simple ingredients plus your favorite low carb toppings. You'll need the following:
- Egg - Free-range eggs at room temperature.
- Cheese - I used shredded Mozzarella cheese, but you can also use cheddar, provolone, or Colby jack. They will give the chaffles a crispy texture and mild taste, so they don't overpower the other ingredients.
- Sweetener - A powdered sugar-free sweetener such as Erythritol.
- Natural peanut butter - Use creamy, smooth, natural peanut butter with no added sugar. Check the label. The only ingredients should be peanuts and salt.
- Vanilla - A high-quality pure vanilla extract is worth using for the best flavor.
How To Make Peanut Butter Chaffles
- Melt the cheese. Using a double boiler or microwave, melt the mozzarella until smooth. Turn off the heat but keep the cheese warm to stay elastic. You may need to rewarm it later.
- Prep the waffle maker. Preheat your waffle maker, grill pan, or sandwich grill for a few minutes.
- Make the batter. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the egg, melted mozzarella cheese, Erythritol, natural peanut butter, vanilla extract, and a tiny pinch of sea salt. Mix everything until formed into a batter.
- Cook the chaffles. Add dollops of the batter into your waffle maker, grill pan, or sandwich grill, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until the chaffles are slightly golden around the edges.
- Cool and repeat. Transfer the chaffless to a cooling rack and repeat the cooking with any remaining batter. This recipe makes two chaffles, but you can adjust the ingredients to make more.
- Add toppings. Optionally top the peanut butter chaffles with your favorite low-carb toppings. I've listed some great options for toppings below!
Leftover peanut butter chaffles can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.
- In the fridge: Allow the chaffles to cool completely, then store them in a resealable plastic bag or an airtight container. Place them in the refrigerator and use them within 3 days.
- In the freezer: Allow the chaffles to cool completely, then store them in a freezer-safe plastic bag or an airtight container. Place them in the freezer and use them within 3 months.
- To reheat: When you're ready to eat the chaffles, remove them from the refrigerator or freezer and allow them to thaw at room temperature for a few minutes. Heat the chaffles in a toaster or a pan until they are warm and crispy.
- Note: Storing chaffles in the refrigerator or freezer can affect the texture, making them less crisp, but reheating them will help to bring back the crispness. If your chaffles are soggy, you can try baking them in the oven on low heat to regain the crispness.
Keto Chaffle Topping Ideas
There are many low carb and keto-friendly toppings that can be added to chaffles to enhance their flavor and provide additional nutrition. Here are a few popular options:
- Butter: Adding a pat of butter to your chaffle can add a rich, creamy flavor and a boost of healthy fats.
- Sugar-free syrup: Topping your chaffle with sugar-free syrup can add a touch of sweetness without adding extra carbs.
- Nut butter: Peanut butter, almond butter, and other nut kinds of butter are a great way to add healthy fats and a rich, nutty flavor to your chaffles.
- Berries: Keto fruits and berries like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are low in carbs and antioxidants, making them a healthy and delicious topping.
- Whipped cream: Whipped cream can be a delicious and satisfying topping. It's a good idea to use a sugar-free version to keep it low-carb
- Low-carb jams or jellies: Add sweetness and a burst of flavor to your chaffles. Try making my 5-minute raspberry chia seed jam!
- Low-carb chocolate chips: they can be a great way to add a touch of sweetness and a chocolate flavor to your chaffles.
- Low-carb sweeteners: You can use Erythritol, stevia, or monk fruit to add a touch of sweetness to your chaffles.
These are just a few options, and you can always get creative and mix and match different toppings to create your own unique and delicious chaffles. Always check the carb count of the ingredients and choose the ones that fit your dietary needs.
More Peanut Butter Recipes
Are you looking for more low-carb recipes packed with peanut butter flavor? Try these:
- 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
- No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites
- Easy Peanut Butter Mousse
Peanut Butter Chaffle Recipe
- 1 medium Egg
- ⅓ cup Mozzarella Cheese shredded
- 1 tablespoon Erythritol powdered
- 2 tablespoon Natural Peanut Butter smooth/creamy
- ½ teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- Sea Salt
- Melt the mozzarella in a double boiler until smooth. Turn the heat off but keep the cheese warm to remain elastic.
- Preheat a waffle maker/grill pan/sandwich grill for a few minutes.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the egg with the melted mozzarella cheese, Erythritol, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and a tiny pinch of sea salt. Mix well to make dough.
- Add dollops of the batter to your waffle maker or grill pan/sandwich grill.
- Cook for about 3-5 minutes, until the waffles are slightly golden around the edges.
- Allow to cool for a few seconds, transfer on a cooling rack, and repeat with any remaining batter.
- Serve with your favorite toppings.
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