Delicious blueberry chaffles are the perfect holiday keto breakfast with traditional flavors. All in a sugar-free, low carb, pretty package topped with whipped cream.
Blueberries and cream. A blueberry muffin. Blueberry pie. Blueberry crumble.
What do you think of when you hear the word blueberry?
Personally, I immediately think back to my childhood and our side garden. My dad has always been an organized gardener and loves his tomatoes, pumpkins and cucumbers. However, I remember one year when I was about eight years old, he decided we would grow blueberries.
They were a variety of berry grown on a sort of vine, not a traditional blueberry bush. And they were much smaller than traditional blueberries. Did I mention they also liked to pop open and stain your hands, clothes, and everything in a 5-foot radius?
One day, I think he just wanted to keep me out of trouble and busy for awhile. So, he says I have to pick enough blueberries for a pie before I can come inside.
I started to fill a small bucket, and I quickly grew to despise this bizarre blueberry! It took what seemed like hours to pick the small berries, and to this day I remember tasting them and disliking the texture and flavor.
For the longest time after that I hated blueberries. They really weren't blueberries at all, but that's what he called them so that's what I associated anything blueberry with. I refused the muffins, yogurt, and anything with a blueberry.
I've since rediscovered the true traditional blueberry and come round to loving this traditional breakfast flavor!
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I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill.
– Fats Domino
What is a chaffle?
It took me a little while to jump on board with chaffles, but let me tell you something. Once you try a chaffle, you are transformed! You yell at yourself in the head and say why in the world didn't I make this sooner?
Quite simply, a chaffle is a cheese waffle. Cheese + waffle = chaffle!
Chaffles are usually made with egg and cheese with assorted other ingredients. Initially I just didn't think it would work, and I definitely didn't think it would be as good as it actually is!
Basic Chaffle Recipe
My first basic recipe was super-simple:
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Blend together the egg and cheese and possibly add a little garlic powder or salt. Cook half the mixture in the mini-waffle maker for 4 minutes. Remove the chaffle and repeat with the second half of the mixture.
Boom! That's it! Honestly, I still use this recipe and eat one with a piece of ham for a filling breakfast. Did I mention how easy it is? That's a big plus for me when I'm in a hurry, which is practically ALL the time.
But, you know I can't just leave it at that. The chaffle is super-low carb and so versitile you almost have to play with different flavorings! I quickly began to try some out, some good, some not as good.
I'm going to share with you a few of my favorites and start with the keto blueberry chaffle. Yum.
TO MAKE BLUEBERRY CHAFFLES YOU’LL NEED:
- small or medium-sized bowl
- a spatula
- whisk or fork
- measuring cups
- mini waffle maker or other waffle maker or frying pan
My Favorite Mini Waffle Maker
For my chaffle recipes I like to use a mini waffle maker like this one here:
However, you can use a larger traditional waffle maker. In that case you would just have to watch your portion sizes, but it would work.
Blueberry Chaffle Pancakes
No waffle maker? No problem!
In addition, if you don't have a waffle maker at all, you can make my blueberry chaffles as a pancake. Use half of the recipe per pancake and spread the mixture out thinly on a preheated pan sprayed with coconut oil.
Then you simply cook for about 2 minutes, flip the pancake and cook about 2 more minutes on the other side.
He had a crush on a blueberry bush once.
- Rick Riordan
HOW TO MAKE KETO BLUEBERRY CHAFFLES
Chaffles are a fabulous easy breakfast or meal. I love them for a keto diet because they're not complicated, nor do they take a lot of time to make. So let's get started!
First, get out the waffle make, coconut oil spray, and all the other ingredients.
Why grate your own cheese?
I start blueberry chaffles by shredding a half cup from a block of mozzarella cheese. The smaller the shreds, the better it will integrate in the batter.
"What? I thought you said this was quick and easy!"
Yes, I can hear your thoughts now. However, it takes a minute at most to finely grate a half a cup of cheese. Why?
Did you know when you buy already shredded cheese there are added ingredients simply to prevent the shreds from sticking together, caking, and molding?
Look at the ingredients on a back of shredded cheese, and you'll find things like potato starch, corn starch, dextrose, calcium sulfate, and natamycin.
Do you want to eat these ingredients? I certainly don't and don't want my children to so the fresher the better! Take an extra minute to grate your cheese, and you'll feel better about it.
How to make the batter for blueberry chaffles
Pull out a medium-sized mixing bowl and measure in the shredded mozzarella, vanilla, almond flour, and sweetener. Next, crack the egg in and whisk or stir it all together well.
Then grab a spatula and the one-fourth cup of blueberries. Mix in the blueberries smashing them slightly with the spatula so the blueberry flavor infuses in the batter.
Now set the mixture aside and heat the mini waffle maker. Lightly spray it with coconut oil. This will prevent the chaffle from sticking.
Then pour half of the waffle batter into the waffle maker and close the lid to cook. Cook it for 4 minutes, and don't be tempted to check it beforehand! Let it cook in the waffle maker for 4 minutes.
When it's ready, carefully remove the waffle maker to a plate. I use a fork to pull it out, just be ready for it to be soft and flexible. With mozzarella cheese, you will need to let the chaffle cool a minute or two to firm up.
Now's the fun part!
Top the delicious blueberry chaffle (or chaffles) with whipped cream, more blueberries, keto syrup, or whatever your heart desires.
Keto blueberry chaffles: storage
Chaffles will keep in the fridge for up to about a week. If you'd like to make a bunch and freeze them for even easier meals, they'll keep in an airtight container about a month.
Did you eat freezer waffles as a kid? I certainly did! Pull these out just as fast and simple and pop them in the toaster or broiler to reheat. Yum.
Keto breakfast recipes
What are your favorite break-your-fast recipes? I certainly have my go-to eggs and bacon and certain smoothies. Then of course, I love muffins and breakfast casseroles.
Why not throw chaffles in the mix for a bit of variety? Blueberry is one of my favorite chaffle flavors, but in the next few weeks I'll also be sharing three of my other favorites. So stay tuned!
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Want more keto breakfast recipes?
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- Chilis Rellenos Keto Breakfast Casserole
- Keto Cinnamon Rolls
- Easy Keto Maple Donuts
- Mini waffle maker
- ½ cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp finely ground blanched almond flour
- 2 tbsp powdered sweetener (1 tbsp if you prefer less sweet)
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 2 dollops fresh whipped cream (opt.)
- Place shredded mozzarella, egg, vanilla, almond flour, and sweetener in a bowl.
- Mix it together with a whisk or spatula until everything is fully incorporated.
- Add in the blueberries, smashing them slightly with the spatula so the blueberry flavor infuses in the batter.
- Heat the mini waffle maker. Spray with coconut oil. Pour half of the waffle batter into the waffle maker and close the lid to cook. Cook for 4 minutes then carefully remove from the waffle maker to a plate.
- Top with fresh whipped cream and extra blueberries or your favorite keto syrup.
|Amount Per Serving: 1 chaffle|
|Total Fat 12 g|
|Saturated Fat 5 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 115 mg|
|Sodium 211 mg|
|Potassium 72 mg|
|Total Carbohydrate 5 g|
|Dietary Fiber 1 g|
|Sugars 2 g|
|Protein 11 g|
|Net Carbohydrate 4 g|