This cream cheese chocolate chaffle recipe is super easy. And it’s one of the tastiest treats you can make, without a doubt. You only need a few ingredients and a waffle maker. I use the Dash mini waffle maker. It’s super easy to use, and you can make as many or as few chaffles as you want.
Make extras and freeze them. Then toast them later when you’re ready to enjoy them again.
It’s fun to experiment with this cute little Dash device that I picked up in red. It comes in several colors. I’ve made basic chaffles, which are delicious on their own or topped with eggs.
I’ve also made sandwich chaffles that have just enough flour to hold up to any filling. My husband likes a BLT chaffle, while I enjoy it with pimento cheese.
The first time I made the chocolate chaffles for my husband, his expectations were low. But the instant he tried one, he wanted more.
They’re really good! I love the fact that these mini waffles are made with such simple ingredients. And they’re a delicious dessert if you’re on a low carb diet of any type.
Variety of Chaffles
One of the things I love about chaffles is that you can enjoy savory chaffles or dessert chaffles. You can also use a Belgian waffle maker if you prefer big chaffles.
I use chaffles in place of bread. In fact, they actually hold onto sandwich fillings better than regular bread or toast because of the little crevices.
Chocolate Cream Cheese Chaffles Ingredients
I like to cook with as few ingredients as possible. Make them with cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, an egg, unsweetened cocoa powder, sweetener, and all-purpose flour.
Since I have to follow a gluten-free diet, I use a gluten-free flour blend. It doesn’t matter whether you use regular or gluten-free flour. They come out basically the same.
You can also use almond flour or coconut flour. The consistency will be a little different, but it will still be delicious.
Feel free to use whatever sweetener you like or use a blend. I’ve used honey, sugar, and stevia.
Monk fruit and Swerve also provide the sweetness that makes this dessert delicious. Remember that some sweeteners are sweeter than others, so adjust the amount according to your taste.
I’m often asked if some of my recipes are keto friendly. If you make this with almond flour and a keto-friendly sweetener, the answer is yes. In fact, I’ve seen this in one of my cookbooks with keto waffle recipes.
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
More Optional Ingredients
There are so many other things you can use to make these. So if you don’t have what I used, try some of them out.
The main thing is to get the waffle batter to a good consistency that doesn’t ooze out of the edge of the mini waffle iron. It also shouldn’t be too thick.
Here are some other options to add:
- Vanilla extract
- Psyllium husk powder
- Chocolate chips (regular or sugar free) for double chocolate chaffles
- Peanut butter
- Olive oil (very small amount, like 1/2 teaspoon) for an extra crispy chaffle
How to Make Chocolate Cream Cheese Chaffles
These chaffles are so easy to make you’ll probably catch yourself doing it often. That’s fine, but make sure you have enough to share with others.
The first step is to turn on the waffle maker so it can start heating up. It needs to be hot before you begin to make your first cream cheese chocolate chaffle.
The second step is to beat the egg. I usually let the egg reach room temperature before I use it. Then whisk in the softened cream cheese.
I use a plunger whisk because it’s fun, but you can use a regular one.
Next, stir in the rest of the ingredients until they’re well mixed.
Spray a little bit of nonstick cooking spray on the waffle maker plates.
Then put half of the mixture on the bottom plate. Lower the top and let it cook until it’s done.
The Dash mini waffle maker has an indicator light, so I know it’s done when the light goes off.
Carefully lift the chaffle off the waffle maker and place it on a cooling rack. I use tongs because I don’t want to burn my fingers.
Allowing the chaffles to cool on a wire rack allows the air to circulate around them. That helps achieve a crispy texture on the outside.
Serve each cream cheese chocolate chaffle with whipped cream or ice cream for a delicious snack or dessert.
See this recipe shared at Weekend Potluck, Meal Plan Monday, and Full Plate Thursday.
Some of our recent favorite recipes include this delicious and filling Crock Pot Mississippi Pot Roast. There are so many different ways to serve it, including with mashed potatoes and a side vegetable.
Another savory food we’ve enjoyed is this homemade cream of tomato soup. It’s delicious with one of the chaffle sandwiches.
When it’s time to quench our thirst, we really like these lemonade smoothies. They have the perfect balance of sweet and tart.
Speaking of lemon, we also like this deliciously decadent 2-ingredient lemon cake. I have a lot of other really good dessert recipes you should try.
Frequently Asked Questions About Chaffles
Since chaffles have come about fairly recently, like in the past decade, you may have some questions. They’re basically an easy way to have your favorite bread or dessert without having to use flour.
Here are some often asked questions people ask:
Are Chaffles Healthy?
As with anything if you use nutritious ingredients, yes, they are healthy. The ones I make are typically high in protein because I rely on the egg and cheese to make up most of the recipe.
Are Chaffles Gluten Free?
Since chaffles are made with egg and cheese, yes, they are gluten free. However, if you use any wheat flour or standard flour, even in small amounts, they aren’t. I have to be gluten free, so if I add flour, it’s typically a gluten-free, all-purpose flour or almond flour.
Are Chaffles Keto Friendly?
If you make chaffles with almond flour and a keto-friendly sweetener, yes, they are. A lot of keto cookbooks feature chaffles as one of the main forms of “bread.”
Do Chaffles Taste Eggy?
I haven’t found them to taste eggy. However, if you detect too much of an eggy flavor, use two egg whites instead of the yolk. Save the yolks for a different recipe.
Do Chaffles Need to be Refrigerated?
Yes, since they have eggs and cheese in them, it’s best to refrigerate them. Put them in an airtight container, and they should be good for several days.
If you want to make a larger batch, you can also freeze them. Frozen chaffles should be good for up to a couple of months.
When it’s time to enjoy your pre-made chaffles, pop them into your toaster for a couple of minutes. They’ll taste just as good as fresh ones.
Chocolate Cream Cheese Chaffles
Chocolate cream cheese chaffles are delicious for dessert or an afternoon snack.
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup of softened cream cheese
- 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella
- 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons of your favorite sweetener
- 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour (regular or gluten-free)
- Turn on the waffle maker so it can heat up while you prepare the batter. Spray the inside with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg.
- Mix in the softened cream cheese with a whisk.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
- Spoon half of the mixture onto the bottom plate of the waffle maker. Close the lid and cook until the indicator light comes on, letting you know it's done.
- Remove the waffle with tongs and place on a cooling rack.
- Finish cooking the remaining batter.
- Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
Keep in mind that some sweeteners are sweeter than others. Adjust the amount according to your taste and desired sweetness.
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 196Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 107mgSodium 79mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 1gSugar 18gProtein 6g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.
Tuesday 12th of May 2020
Your Chocolate Cream Cheese Chaffle will be a very special treat, yum! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,483. Come back soon! Miz Helen
Sunday 10th of May 2020
Yum, I ordered one of these for Mother's Day brunch and it has not arrived, but as soon as it does I am making this recipe. Pinned Have a great week, Kippi
Monday 11th of May 2020
You'll love it! I've been using mine a lot! It's such a fun toy that makes delicious food!
Thursday 7th of May 2020
I'll admit the recipe is a bit surprising, but they sure do look delicious!
Thursday 7th of May 2020
Hi Carlee! Chaffles really are surprising--in a delicious way! I've been experimenting with them, so you'll probably see more on my blog in the future.