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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Monte Cristo Waffles

Here I go again with the sweet and savory combo. Here I go again with a kitchen electric. Do love my gadgets and love sweet ham too. Today's menu used some leftover ham cubes I had from my stacked salad in a jar from the August Diner News. Granted, I took the cheater's way out this time. I purchased some pre-formed ham cubes. They are a bit higher in carbs, but the serving size is small enough that it doesn't cause us problems. If you have some quality ham and some extra time, by all means chop away. I am sure that would be amazing.

I am happy to get to work from home this week, so I wanted to make a special breakfast for my guy. He gave me a thumbs up. Such a great breakfast makes the salad for lunch more realistic. Sometimes it is hard to fill these guys up!

These waffles, which I made into waffle sticks, are light and not too crisp. The flavors of the ham blend so well with the coconut flour and raspberry topping. Very much like the Monte Cristo sandwich that inspired them.  The Count would be proud. These waffles are a low carb treasure unto themselves.

Monte Cristo Waffles

4 eggs
2 tbsp cream or half and half
1 tbsp coconut oil
liquid stevia to equal 2 tsp sugar
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
2/3 cup ham cubes, divided use
3 tbsp sugar free raspberry jam
1 tbsp powdered erythritol

In a medium bowl, beat eggs with cream and coconut oil. Add stevia. Stir in coconut flour and baking powder. Mix well by hand to break up lumps or process with an immersion blender. Stir in 1/2 cup ham cubes by hand. Reserve the remaining cubes for garnish. Pour batter into a pre-heated waffle iron. Bake 3-4 minutes or until golden brown and slightly crisped.

While waffle are baking, heat the jam in a microwavable bowl for 30 seconds. Spoon liquefied jam over the waffles and sprinkle with powdered erythritol. Top with remaining ham cubes. 

serves 4 at    153 calories  6.2 carbs

This recipe filled my waffle stick maker twice, giving me 12 waffle sticks. Yours may vary. If you don't have raspberry jam, just use any sugar free syrup and the waffles will still be great.

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Anonymous said...

What are we thinking net-carb and fat-wise?

Anonymous said...

Recipe calls for baking powder, but directions say baking soda. Which is correct?

Sandra DeFalco said...

Lisa - This recipe of yours is on the LCAF Facebook page, yesterday, Oct 21. I noticed in these comments that the ingredients list has baking powder, but the directions say baking soda? Can you correct that in your post.
Sandi ☺

Lisa Marshall said...

Sorry for that. All fixed.

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