Low Carb Breakfast Apple Waffle
Do you ever miss the crunch of an apple? While the keto diet does not allow biting into a fresh apple, you still may be craving that satisfying crunch. You also may just be wanting that delicious taste that foods made with apples tend to have. Well, the wait for an apple is over- we have created a way to get that pleasing crunchy texture along with the warm apple flavors you love without all the carbs. In fact, we don’t even use apple! So how did we make these keto apple cinnamon chaffles possible? Keep reading to find out!
The short answer and our apple replacer- jicama. That’s right! The starchy white, crunchy root vegetable is the perfect substitute for apples. If you are unfamiliar with jicama, it is a plant native to Mexico which grows underground. Jicama looks like a large potato and, when ready to eat, the brown skin is peeled away to reveal a perfectly white, crisp flesh that has the same texture as an apple. Jicama is not usually cooked but eaten raw in a salad or as a topping to a main dish.
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Jicama tends to be a pretty big veggie and you may buy one that gives you way more than you need for this recipe. If you have extra, place the peeled, sliced jicama in a bowl of water and cover it. Keep it in the fridge in the water for up to a week. Jicama sticks are great for snacking on and can be used in other recipes too. But back to our apple cinnamon chaffles…
Jicama has a very subtle, slightly nutty taste but it will take on the flavor of anything that it is mixed with. In this recipe, we wanted the crunch of the jicama to remain but the flavor of apple to be prevalent. We used spiced that are typically found in apple baked good such as cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. In addition, we used apple extract to really make the chaffles apply! There are several brands of apple extract on the market and the majority do not have added sugars but always check the label to make sure you aren’t eating some hidden carbs!
Once we had the perfect apple replacer (crunch and taste!), all that was left was to make it into a perfect breakfast dish. A chaffle, or cheesy waffle, was the perfect solution! After all, apples and cheese are always a perfect combo! Once you have made the batter, it is simply poured into a waffle iron and cooked. Out pops a warm, crunchy, flavorful apple waffle that will make your morning simply amazing. Top the chaffle with coconut whipped cream or keto syrup for an even better treat!
With this recipe in hand, you no longer will miss apples while you continue on your keto journey. You will never miss out on apple season or wish you could have an apple-flavored baked good. Now, you can have “apples” whenever you want. Enjoy these chaffles and let us know what you think! Enjoy!
If you enjoyed this recipe, you should try these Keto Cinnamon Roll Chaffles from Butter Together Kitchen. They make for a great breakfast, snack or dessert and taste just like traditional cinnamon rolls!
- 2 cups diced jicama peel removed
- 1/4 cup So Nourished granular erythritol
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp apple extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 2 tbsp almond flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Add the diced jicama, butter and ¼ cup erythritol to a large skillet and heat over medium low. Stir occasionally and cook for 15 minutes to soften the jicama.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, vanilla extract and apple extract. Set aside to cool.
- Preheat your waffle iron as per the manufacturer’s directions.
- Combine the eggs, almond flour and baking powder in a large bowl and whisk together well.
- Stir in the cheese and the jicama mix.
- Scoop about ¼ cup of the batter into the preheated waffle iron and cook for about 5-7 minutes or until nicely browned.
- Remove the chaffle from the pan and serve warm with coconut whipped cream, cream cheese glaze or sugar free maple syrup.
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