Keto Pumpkin Pecan Chaffle is a yummy Chaffle dessert that tastes like pumpkin pie, but with warm pecans in the middle. Try this one with some whipped topping and you have a Keto masterpiece! Pair it with a hot coffee; maybe your favorite low-carb Chai Latte; maybe some low-carb hot chocolate, and you have the perfect dessert to enjoy during the coming winter months.
If you have followed our recent posts, you can tell that “we are all in” where Chaffles are concerned. They are fun, versatile, and so tasty. Best of all, they are Keto friendly and simply WOW! As a result, Joanie has been busy in the kitchen trying different ingredients, fillings, and toppings. She decided to start with some basics. Hopefully you have tried our Keto BLT Chaffle with Avocado and our Keto Chaffle with Chicken – Amish Style. A breakfast, a meal, and now a dessert.
Keto Pumpkin Pecan Chaffle
As they say in the detective movies. “round up the usual suspects.” Well, the creation of a recipe is similar to a “whodunit.” Of course there is no murder, unless you do not follow the recipe and murder a delicious dish! But, you are searching for suspects, or ingredients. The usual suspects in Joanie’s Chaffles are egg, cheese, baking powder, and almond flour. Joanie usually uses cheddar cheese, but for our Keto Pumpkin Pecan Chaffle Joanie feels Mozzarella works best. She wants to emphasize the pumpkin taste, rather than the cheese and cheddar has a stronger taste.
The pumpkin flavor comes from two ingredients. Joanie uses organic Pumpkin Puree (real pumpkin) and a quality Pumpkin Pie Spice. You can buy her recipe choices by clicking on the pictures below. Quality ingredients are really worth the money, so please choose wisely.
Since this is a dessert Chaffle, you need some sweetness. You can use Swerve or Erythritol and do not have to worry about after taste since the amount is so small. It is needed though, since the Pumpkin puree is a bit too savory for a dessert. Joanie added a nice touch with her choice of Maple Extract. You can really taste the maple flavoring in each bite – it makes the dessert! Of course, there are no carbs in most extracts.
Finally, the raw pecans are essential. A crunchy bit of delicious pecan in every bite is not only a surprise, but they heat up so easily in a Chaffle maker. The warmth of the pecan and pumpkin flavor is complimented so well by the whipped cream topping. And, yes – it is low carb!
First, and foremost, to make a Chaffle you need a waffle maker. We found that the easiest solution is a Dash Mini Waffle Maker. They are only $9.99 from Amazon (looks like the price has jumped to $14.99). They make one 4-inch round Chaffle that is perfect for dessert creations. The Dash Mini only weighs one pound, takes up very little room, and comes in many colors. We bought the red to match our other kitchen appliances. To produce a perfect Chaffle every time – we found that 3 1/2 minutes is all that is needed.
Make sure that you allow the Keto Pumpkin Pecan Chaffle to cool for 5 minutes on a cooling rack. They will come off the griddle plate somewhat softer than our base Chaffle after cooking for 3 1/2 minutes. This is due to the moisture in the Pumpkin Puree. Even the Mozzarella will produce a less crispy Chaffle than Cheddar. As a result, cooling is needed. After 5 minutes they will crisp up nicely. We would not suggest baking for more than 3 1/2 minutes as you do not want a burnt taste in any Chaffle.
For a more decadent dessert you can add an easy cream cheese frosting in between the Chaffles. Try 2 tablespoons softened cream cheese with 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 2 teaspoons of Sukrin Melis. This can be whipped by hand and will come together nicely. The Sukrin Melis is a sugar-free version of “powdered sugar.” Just make sure you use a lot of pecans and whipped cream on top!
Keto Pumpkin Pecan Chaffle – Ready for Fall Holidays
Keto Pumpkin Pecan Chaffle is Joanie’s contribution to the Fall holidays. In previous Fall seasons we have posted a Keto Pumpkin Pie that is beyond delicious and soft and chewy Pumpkin Cookies. Make sure you check out those two recipes and remember with our Keto Pumpkin Pecan Chaffle you have solved the “whodunit” mystery for a delicious Tasty Low Carb Keto dessert!
- Preheat "Dash" Mini Waffle Maker
- Combine all of the ingredients (except the whipped cream and cinnamon) in a bowl to incorporate.
- Pour half of the mixture (about 1 1/2 tablespoons) into the waffle maker and cook for 3 1/2 minutes.
- Repeat and allow chaffles to cool for 5 minutes on a cooling rack.
- Stack the two chaffles and top with whipped cream, some chopped pecans, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.