Cloudflare CDN Slower than Direct Server

I get curious results with Cloudflare. With the CDN, my fully loaded time is around 2.9s. However, when I pause Cloudflare so the site loads directly from my host (NoFrills), the fully loaded time is consistently around 1s.

Did I set something up incorrectly, or is it better that I don’t use Cloudflare as a CDN because it slows down my site?

With Cloudflare: [backtick example](

Using Server No CDN: [backtick example](