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Kale, Egg And Cheese Waffles (Keto Chaffle)

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These savory egg and cheese waffles are made with kale and riced cauliflower for a satisfying yet low carb meal.  Although these chaffles include healthy ingredients, they feel like pure indulgence because the eggs and cheese make them so rich.

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You can serve them on their own or with sliced tomato and bacon. 

If you’re feeling jazzy, garnish with salt flakes that offer an enhanced flavor burst when they fall into the chaffle squares.

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Ingredients Used in Kale, Egg And Cheese Waffles

I remember trying to guess the ingredients in these. Smells like broccoli cheese soup, is there broccoli? Nope, he said. Guess again.

After a few more wrong guesses…. So not broccoli, but something green obviously… kale? Yes there’s kale and something else.

Hmm, ok, I really do love the smell of this, let’s try some. Yum, it reminds me of my favorite soup.

Why can’t I figure this out? As much as I love playing this game, I give up.

What can it be?

Riced cauliflower and kale with mozzarella and parmesan.

Ah yes, that explains it. I love cauliflower cheese soup maybe more than broccoli cheese soup. Why didn’t I guess that? Darn.

Now that you mention it, it makes perfect sense. No wonder it turned out to be such a comforting breakfast.

egg and cheese waffles ingredients mise en place
  • Eggs — we use two eggs to better bind the kale and riced cauliflower, this recipe may be eggier than others you’re used to.
  • Mozzarella Cheese — shredded, could also try shredded cheddar, or similar shredded cheeses
  • Kale — we use frozen chopped
  • Riced Cauliflower — we use frozen, imparts a lovely texture and taste to the chaffle, flavor hints of cauliflower cheese soup
  • Parmesan cheese — shredded from a parmesan block, break off a small piece and use cheese grater
  • Hot Sauce — Frank’s red hot is our preference, or tabasco
  • Onion Powder – to enhance with additional savory flavor

Not only do these taste great, but you can feel good knowing you’ve just started the day with a healthy low carb breakfast that will keep you going strong!

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Health Benefits of Kale and Egg

Kale is one of the most nutritious and healthy plant based foods in the world. Of all the leafy greens, kale takes the lead with very low calories and fat content while high in nutrients and vitamins, such as Vitamin A and Vitamin C and especially Vitamin K. In addition, even though kale is low in fat, most of the fat in kale is made up of Omega 3.

Eggs are known for containing plenty of essential vitamins, such as, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K.  Eggs also have much needed minerals, such as Calcium, Iron, Potassium, and Zinc. If you chose eggs containing Omega fats, you also gain the additional health benefits from the Omega 6 and Omega 3 polyunsaturated fats.

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Kale, Egg And Cheese Waffles (Keto Chaffle)

Susan & Björn
This rich and satisfying egg based waffle makes a perfect low carb breakfast, snack or lunch. It has a higher egg ratio to hold kale and riced cauliflower. Yields 4 chaffles.
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servings2
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Calories 299 kcal
Fiber 1 g
Carbohydrates 6 g

Equipment

1 Mini Waffle Maker we use Dash brand

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
  • ½ cup Riced Cauliflower, Frozen
  • ½ cup Kale, Chopped, Frozen
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • teaspoon Hot Sauce, Frank's

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium sized (2 Quart) bowl.
    egg and cheese waffles step1
  • Mix all ingredients well.
    egg and cheese waffles step2
  • Scoop up ¼ cup of mix, pour into center of waffle maker and close the lid.
    egg and cheese waffles step3
  • When the steam is gone from the waffle maker, carefully peel the chaffle from the waffle maker. You can use a spatula around the perimeter of the chaffle to loosen it from the edge.
  • Let the chaffle sit for 5 minutes on a cooling rack to solidify the cheese before serving it.

Nutrition

Calories: 299kcal Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 1g Protein: 24g Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 11g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 216mg Sodium: 642mg Potassium: 319mg Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 2387IU Vitamin C: 39mg Calcium: 490mg Iron: 2mg

Note

The above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide. If you are following a specific diet or have dietary restrictions, please use your preferred nutritional calculator. If you have a food allergy please ensure that none of the listed ingredients are part of your restrictions. As well, always use a food thermometer to ensure safe cooking temperature of the food items.

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