Keto Strawberry Shortcake Chaffle

Strawberry Shortcake Chaffles are my idea of keto heaven. Lightly sweetened keto chaffles, topped with a fluffy mascarpone whipped cream and topped with bright, luscious strawberry sauce. This low carb dessert (or breakfast) is perfect for the warmer months ahead and I can promise you, no one will know its low carb or keto!

Strawberry Shortcake Chaffles

Having strong ties to Poteet, Texas, the strawberry capital of the world, I can’t think of a better way to kick off the warmer months than celebrating spring and the launch of my new cookbook, with this Southern inspired Keto Strawberry Shortcake Chaffle dessert!

Southern Keto Cookbook

Ok, it’s taken me longer than usual to jump on the newest keto trend of chaffles. I tried them once in the beginning when I first heard about the idea and I was just disappointed with the way they came out. Eggy, not much flavor, and I count really envision a purpose for these things. Well, months later I’ve come around and these Strawberry Shortcake Chaffles are what did it for me!

Ok, so what is a chaffle?

Vanilla Chaffles topped with mascarpone cream and strawberry sauce

Basically, it’s a waffle made out of cheese and eggs, two very low carb and keto friendly ingredients. When cooked, the cheese crisps up and makes for a crispy waffle…a texture that’s difficult to get with other keto recipes. Chaffles can be savory like these Garlic Parmesan Chaffles or sweet like these Strawberry Shortcake Chaffles!

What equipment do you need to make chaffles?

Well, my first attempt at making a chaffle was in a regular waffle maker and while it worked, when I bought this cute little Dash waffle maker, my chaffle life changed for the better. This little 4″ waffle maker is perfect for chaffles and is under $10 on Amazon.

Ingredients for the Keto Strawberry Shortcake Chaffles

Stack of vanilla chaffles for strawberry shortcake

The list of ingredients for this recipes is short and sweet! A batter of mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, eggs, sweetener and a little almond flour and vanilla get mixed together. I find the addition of a little almond flour takes away the eggy-ness of the chaffles that I’m trying to avoid.

After that, the chaffle batter goes into the waffle maker a few spoonfuls at time. Take my advice here, don’t over fill the waffle maker. I made the mistake of overfilling the first time I used my cute, tiny little waffle maker and it was a mess!

These chaffles are a little softer than the savory counterpart because of the use of cream cheese and almond flour instead of additional cheese (the cheese tends to make the sweeter chaffles to salty). They have crisp bits but are fluffy and soft…perfect for a strawberry shortcake.

Pro Tip: Place the waffle maker on a paper plate or piece of parchment for easy cleanup!

Reheating your leftover chaffles

This recipe makes about 8 chaffles, which is perfect for my family of four, but they are convenient to have on hand. They can be reheated in a toaster, air fryer, oven, or pop them back into the waffle maker! These chaffles are not served piping hot due to the cream but a toaster or air fryer can definitly breath some new life into them! We will store them on the counter overnight if we are using them quickly or in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Toppings for Keto Strawberry Shortcake Chaffles

These sweet and delicious Strawberry Shortcake Chaffles are topped with a light mascarpone whipped cream and topped with and easy strawberry sauce for a gorgeous and incredible scrumptious keto friendly dessert!

The mascarpone cream comes together in minutes with just few ingredients. Slightly softened mascarpone gets whipped and lightened up with some lightly sweetened whipped cream. The mascarpone helps stabilize the whipped cream so you can go the extra mile and pipe it if you’re feeling fancy!

Fresh Strawberry sauce

The strawberry sauce takes just minutes to make and really could be done with any berries. The strawberries are sweetened to taste with the sweetener of your choice. Then half are blended until smooth and poured over the rest of the chopped berries…done! It could not be easier! If you prefer just topping the Strawberry Shortcake Chaffles with chopped berries, feel free! Really you can make this easy keto dessert however you want!

Bite out of a stake of keto strawberry shortcake chaffles

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Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Keto Strawberry Shortcake Chaffles

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chaffle, chaffles, strawberrry shortcake
Servings: 8 chaffles
Calories: 249kcal

Equipment

  • Dash 4" Waffle Iron

Ingredients

For the Chaffles

For the Strawberry Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups quartered or sliced strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp. sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla

For the Mascarpone Cream

  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 oz. mascarpone cheese leave at room temperature for 20 minutes prior to using
  • 1 Tbsp. powdered Lakanto sweetener I used Lakanto powdered sweetener **
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Garnish: Chopped Mint

    Instructions

    To make the Strawberry Sauce:

    • Place 3/4 cup of strawberries, 1 tablespoon of sweetener and 1/4 tsp. of vanilla in to a blender and blend on high till smooth. Pour over remaining berries and chill till ready to use.

    To make the Mascarpone Cream:

    • Whip the heavy cream with the powdered sweetener and vanilla till soft peaks. Add the mascarpone cheese and continue whipping on high until stiff peaks form. This should take less than a minute. Cover and chill till ready to use.

    To make the Chaffles:

    • Preheat the waffle iron. Combine the cream cheese, eggs, shredded mozzarella, baking powder, sweetener, vanilla and almond flour and stir till smooth and well combined. Once the waffle iron is hot, place about 2 tablespoons on the batter in the center of the waffle make and close. Cook until browned and the steam is no longer coming out for the waffle maker. Remove from waffle iron and let cool on a wire rack. Repeat till all the batter is used.

    To assemble:

    • Place on chaffle in a plate and top with about 3 tablespoons of the mascarpone cream and 2 tablespoons of the strawberries and sauce. Garnish with chopped mint and enjoy!

    Notes

    ** Lakanto powdered sweetener is twice as sweet as sugar so if you are using another brand of sweetener make sure its comparable or sweeten to taste.
    Storage and Reheating:
    This recipe makes about 8 chaffles, which is perfect for my family of four, but the recipe can be cut in half if needed. We will store any leftovers on the counter overnight if we are using them quickly or in the fridge for up to 4 days. The chaffles can be reheated in a toaster, air fryer, oven, or pop them back into the waffle maker! These chaffles are not served piping hot due to the cream but a toaster or air fryer can definitly breath some new life into them! 
    The nutritional information provided is approximate and will vary depending on ingredients used. 
     
     

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1Chaffle | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 1mg

    Nutrition facts are approximate and will vary depending on the ingredients used. Carbs from sugar alcohols have been excluded since they have shown to have no impact on blood sugar.

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    4 thoughts on “Keto Strawberry Shortcake Chaffle”

    • Hi Emilie,
      What is the serving size on these for us to figure up how many carbs? I think I have asked this before on here. It says it makes 8 chaffles, but you show 2 chaffles on the photo as a serving. When you list your nutritional info at the bottom, you don’t give a serving size, so we don’t know if we are eating 6 net carbs or 12, if that info is for one chaffle or two. On every label in the grocery store and on most every recipe I print, it gives the serving size, or else you can’t see how many carbs you ere eating. Hope that makes sense. I am assuming maybe it is for one chaffle. ?? Well, maybe it is for two, since you have two in the photo. ?? They look SO wonderful! Love your recipes! Thanks!

      • Sorry about that…the photo is just showing a serving suggestion. The serving size is for 1 chaffle so the recipe makes about 8 servings. This includes about 3 tablespoons of cream and 2 tablespoons of strawberry sauce as it shows in the assembly section. A serving for me is 1 and for my husband is 2 so made the serving size one so it’s simple to adjust as needed. Hope this helps!

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