What is a chaffle?
A chaffle is basically a waffle that is made primarily with cheese and egg. Chaffle are very popular on the Keto diet since they are grain-free and low carb.
Grain-free also fits SCD so I wanted to give these waffles a try. I decided to go a little lighter and make my chaffles heavier on veggies and lighter on cheese. I’m a big fan of creating fresh flavor by mixing different vegetables together to make a main dish.
I’m using Zucchini and Cauliflower as the base, with just a bit of Farmer’s Cheese and Parmesan to help bind everything together with the egg and coconut flour.
These are especially great if you are looking for different ways to incorporate cooked vegetables into your diet. Zucchini and Cauliflower are both mild and these chaffles have a light delicate flavor that isn’t overpowering.
They are crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. I served them with some melted butter drizzled over the top with a dollop of plain SCD yogurt. I liked that they made a hearty, comforting meal that wasn’t heavy.
SCD Parmesan Zucchini-Cauliflower Chaffles
- 1 small zuchhini
- 1 ½ cups riced cauliflower
- 4 large eggs
- 1 – 2 cloves minced garlic
- ¼ cup Friendship Farmer's Cheese or subsitute SCD yogurt that has been strained for at least 24 hours
- ½ cyo finely grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- ⅓ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp lemon juice
Cook riced cauliflower so it is just soft – if using microwave, cook for about 3 minutes
Set cauliflower aside so it can cool a little bit
Chop zucchini into large pieces
Add zucchini to food processor and process until it is finley chopped
Place zuicchi in a fine mesh bag (or use a clean dish towel) and squeeze out as much water as you can. You should end up with a 1/2 cup of finely chopped zucchini
Place caulitlower in fine mesh bag (or use clean dish towel) and squeeze out as much water as you can. You should end up with about one cup of cauliflower
Add all ingredients to food processor
Process for 3 – 4 minutes until batter is smooth and not lumpy
Allow batter to rest for about 15 minutes so it can thicken up
Heat waffle iron – make sure it is completely hot before addiung batter
Follow normal instructions for cooking. My waffle iron uses about ¾ cup of batter per waffle and takes 4 minutes to cook
The waffles can be served rigth away or they are also very good if you let them cool and then crisp them up in an air fryer for a minute or two or in an toaster oven.
Store leftover in refrigerator for up to three days or in freezer for up to three months.