Pizza Chaffles.

This week we made a new recipe and it was delicious! They were called Pizza Chaffles which is a keto version of mini pizzas!

First thing was to make the batter, which was super super simple! We doubled the recipe so we could have two mini chaffles each. It ended up being five mini chaffles total, all depends on how much batter you put into the mini waffle maker each time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 heaping tbsp almond flour
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella (plus more for topping)
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 1/8 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • pizza toppings of choice

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and turn on mini waffle maker.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg together and then combine with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Once your mini waffle maker is hot, sprinkle it with a little bit of shredded mozzarella.
  • Pour a little more than a large spoonful of batter in, and then sprinkle the top of the batter with more mozzarella cheese. Close the lid, and wait until your waffle maker says it’s done.
  • Place each chaffle on a greased baking sheet, allow each one to cool, and then spread your choice of low carb pizza sauce. For one chaffle, we used our favorite LaRosa’s Pasta Sauce, two to three pepperoni’s, sprinkled bacon bits, and then topped with more shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake for 3-4 minutes and then an additional minute or two to brown the cheese, or however done you like it!

After the batter has been cooked in the mini waffle maker, and placed on the baking sheet, and have cooled, spread your favorite pizza sauce.

Add shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the pizza sauce.

Add pepperoni, bacon bits, and more shredded mozzarella cheese.

Here is what they look like after the oven! They were delicious! I’m pretty sure these were 2 net carbs before the pasta sauce was added, but still compared to a regular piece of pizza? I’ll take it! Encourage you to try this even if you’re not doing keto. A great recipe for a pizza alternative!

Recipe source: Instrupix

Fat Tuesday.

Happy Fat Tuesday! There is so much to this holiday that I just love, and with the lovely pandemic going on it’s a little hard to go out and celebrate it right? I had all these plans to decorate at home, have some little DIY’s to do like make masks, coloring sheets, queen for a day, etc. My husband got called in for overtime, it snowed a lot, and the kiddo had a snow day, so that threw all the cooking plans out the window. But we still sort of celebrated!

For dinner, cajun chicken and cornbread is what was on the menu. Hadley is more on the picky side so she had her own little meal. I looked up Fat Tuesday meal ideas, and here’s one I wanted to try. I had some other things in mind to make, but decided to minimize the amount of food for just myself while my husband worked.

The cajun chicken was so good! I’ll link the recipe down below, but I omitted a lot. Basically I just added the seasonings, and left out the peppers, and the cheese only because I didn’t have provolone. And I haven’t had cornbread in such a long time, it was delicious!

Attempting to make a king cake for the first time was a bit tricky. First of all, I do not own a bundt cake pan which was a little hard. So I used a regular nine inch cake pan, and put a tiny glass jar in the center. It actually worked pretty well! The recipe I made was keto friendly so it called for almond flour instead of regular flour which always makes cake like things a little different. For being only 3 carbs a slice, it wasn’t that bad! For the hidden baby, we used a mini lego man!

I secretly love this holiday, and happy to do a little something to celebrate! What are your favorite Fat Tuesday things to do?

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