I was quite nervous to mix cheese and eggs and attempt a low carb dessert, but these strawberry shortcake chaffles came out better than expected. I mean honestly, when you're making a low carb version of anything sweet, it can be hit or miss… these were a hit!
Strawberry Shortcake Chaffle Bowls
Are you in my “I Love Chaffles” group yet? There are several chaffle recipes shared daily! If you're new to low carb living, chaffles will be especially helpful for you. Another tip for newbies is to meal plan! Download my free low carb meal plan here.
Pssst… A few days ago, I made Chaffle taco bowls and they were delicious!
How to Make Chaffle Bowls
I ordered this mini waffle bowl maker because the mini waffle maker was sold out. It was cheap so I figured what the heck. Thankfully, it worked out beautifully! The Chaffles held their shape well. I think the key is making sure they cook long enough. If your Chaffle isn't crispy, it may fall apart.
What are Chaffles?
Chaffles are a low carb alternative to bread, waffles, and tortillas. You can make them taste like anything! I love to make homemade whipped cream (it's low carb!), so I knew a strawberry shortcake Chaffle bowl would taste amazzzzing.
How Many Carbs are in Chaffles?
Eggs have .6g carbs, with even less for egg whites, so I estimated this recipe at 4 carbs for the eggs.
Part-skim mozzarella cheese has 5g carbs per cup, so that's 10 carbs for the cheese.
Almond flour is 6 (net) carbs for 1/2 cup.
For 6 Chaffle bowls, that would be about 3g carbs each.
Compare this to 15g carbs for a flour tortilla and 30g carbs for a Belgian waffle, and you can see why Chaffles are seriously popular.
How To Make Chaffles Taste Less Eggy
It required quite a bit of trial and error for me to get my chaffles to NOT taste like scrambled eggs with cheese. Adding in the almond flour, baking powder, and cinnamon helps tremendously.Print
This is the best dessert chaffle recipe I've ever made! 🙂 It's strawberry shortcake-esque, with a cinnamon twist! I love that this low carb dessert is so satisfying.
2 cups mozzarella cheese
4 egg whites
1/2 cup almond flour
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
low carb whipped cream
Preheat waffle bowl maker.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir until all cheese is coated.
Spray waffle bowl maker with pan spray.
Add a few tablespoons of the mix to the waffle bowl maker, close, and cook for 3-5 minutes.
Fill with whipped cream and strawberries. Sprinkle with cinnamon (optional).
This will make 4-6 chaffle bowls.