It’s not even the beginning of school yet and I’m already dreaming of pumpkin season! This is why I concocted a pumpkin chaffle recipe with a cream cheese glaze! It turned out heavenly too! OMGosh, you are going to love it!
Don’t be turned off by the mozzarella cheese in this sweet recipe. You won’t even taste it. Mozzarella cheese is this recipe is what makes it taste less eggy and more like a real dessert even though it does have egg in it. Mozzarella cheese is extremely light in flavor and takes on any flavor you add to it. When I added the pumpkin pie spice along with real pumpkin, it was fantastic! I will definitely be making this over and over again!
Now, here’s the best part about this recipe. I can be made with just the pumpkin chaffle or you can make it extra special and add a cream cheese frosting to it. If you don’t have much time to go the extra mile with the homemade glaze or frosting, you can easily dust a bit of Monkfruit confectioners sugar blend over the top of this pumpkin chaffle if you like the added sweetness. It really is a special treat! My kids go crazy when I make these.
Pumpkin Chaffle Recipe with a Cream Cheese Glaze
Pumpkin Chaffle Ingredients
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tbs pumpkin (solid packed with no sugar added)
Optional Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
2 tbs cream cheese, softened and room temperature
2 tbs monkfruit confectioners blend (or any of your favorite keto friendly sweetener)
1/2 tsp clear vanilla extract
Pumpkin Chaffle Instructions
Preheat the mini waffle maker.
In a small bowl, whip the egg.
Add the cheese, pumpkin pie spice, and the pumpkin.
Add 1/2 of the mixture to the mini waffle maker and cook it for at least 3 to 4 minutes until it’s golden brown.
While the chaffle is cooking, add all of the cream cheese frosting ingredients in a bowl and mix it until it’s smooth and creamy. Add a tiny amount of water till you get the right glaze consistency you want.
Add the cream cheese frosting to the hot chaffle and serve it immediately.
Nutrition Label for the Pumpkin Chaffle Recipe
This nutrition label is for the pumpkin chaffle only. It does not include the glaze/frosting.
Here are a few photos we took of our pumpkin chaffle!
Most Common Questions About Chaffle Recipes
What is a chaffle?
A chaffle is a cheese waffle. It’s made with mainly cheese as the base of the recipe instead of flour or nut flour.
Why is it called a chaffle?
It’s called a chaffle because cheese + waffles = Chaffles! It’s just a clever name that someone in the keto community invented. Pretty cute, huh?!!
What do you do with the leftover pumpkin?
That’s easy, you make more pumpkin recipes! We have a few good keto pumpkin recipes you can make!
What kitchen gadget do you use to make chaffles?
I love my little Dash Mini Waffle maker and I use it all the time. You can use a full-size waffle maker, just be sure you double the recipe in most cases.
Can you freeze chaffles?
Yes, they freeze well! Just be sure to wrap them tightly in an airtight container to keep them fresh longer. You can freeze them for up to a month. I haven’t tested any longer than that.
Can you make chaffles for the whole week at one time?
You can also prep ahead of time and make fresh chaffles for the week. They will stay fresh as long as you keep them refrigerated. To reheat them, simply pop them in the microwave or air fryer to heat them up. The air fryer tends to get them nice and crispy if that’s what you are going for!
Why did my chaffle stick to the grill and make a sticky mess?
I find this happens when you don’t cook your chaffle long enough in the griddle. If you lift it or try to remove it before it’s done, the dough is not cooked all the way through and it leaves the dough sticking on the outside only separating when you open the griddle. I find it’s best to cook most of the chaffle recipes for a minimum of 3 to 4 minutes. If it’s a simple dough with cream cheese, egg, and cheese, you can get away with maybe 3 minutes as a minimum. In some cases, if you have chicken or tuna in a recipe, you may need to cook it even longer. Cook time for protein-based chaffles can be anywhere from 4 to 7 minutes depending on the recipe.
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tbs pumpkin solid packed with no sugar added
- Optional Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:
- 2 tbs cream cheese softened and room temperature
- 2 tbs monkfruit confectioners blend or any of your favorite keto-friendly sweetener
- 1/2 tsp clear vanilla extract
- Preheat the mini waffle maker.
- In a small bowl, whip the egg.
- Add the cheese, pumpkin pie spice, and the pumpkin.
- Mix well.
- Add 1/2 of the mixture to the mini waffle maker and cook it for at least 3 to 4 minutes until it's golden brown.
- While the chaffle is cooking, add all of the cream cheese frosting ingredients in a bowl and mix it until it's smooth and creamy.
- Add the cream cheese frosting to the hot chaffle and serve it immediately.