Breakfast for dinner! And in the form of savory cauliflower waffles.

Savory cauliflower waffles in tin

Savory cauliflower waffles, coming your way

Who doesn’t love it?  I know when I get home late, or don’t really know what I feel like cooking, or I haven’t been to the grocery store in awhile, I turn to breakfast.  This story seems sad until I get to the breakfast part, but then it reminds me that breakfast is a GREAT thing to have for dinner.  I usually have some eggs in the fridge, some hash browns in the freezer, and can whip up pancakes or waffles with pantry items {YES}. So it seems like a no-brainer, and is always, always, always delicious.

Savory cauliflower waffles in a tin

Is there anything cauliflower can’t do?!

But today, breakfast for dinner is just a little bit different.  It’s kind of a collaboration, if you will.  I made one of my favorite breakfast items – waffles – into a savory dinnertime dish… made out of one of my favorite veggies.  Which… seems weird now that I’ve said it out loud, but it’s actually pretty dynamite.  It’s CAULIFLOWER!  And then a few other ingredients I had laying around – oat or almond flour {I’ve tried it with both and it was equally delicious}, garlic, onion, CHEESE and salt and pepper.  It’s so cool because you can food process a head of cauliflower into little tiny crumbles and make all sorts of creative things, or you can buy a bag of cauliflower crumbles {best thing since sliced bread}.  So why not make a waffle out of it?!

Gosh, it’s good.  While I was cooking them, the hubbs asked if I was making cheesy potatoes.  So, like, that’s a really good thing.

Give ’em a try, you guys!  I know you are all trying to get more veggies in your bellies, and I know you love cauliflower.  Well, I hope you do, anyway, and if you don’t, I think you’ll enjoy it in the most delicious savory waffles ever!

Also, I said cheese.

Savory cauliflower waffles in a tin
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Savory Cauliflower Waffles

Savory waffles made from cauliflower crumbles and spices, topped with fried eggs.

  • Author: Julie Andrews
  • Prep Time: 10-15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10-15 mins
  • Total Time: 20-30 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Method: Waffle Maker, Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian
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Ingredients

Cauliflower Waffles:

  • 2 cups cauliflower crumbles*
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup almond, oat or whole wheat flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese

Fried Eggs + Garnish:

  • 4 large eggs
  • Pinch coarse salt, ground black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf Italian parsley, green onion or chives, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place cauliflower crumbles, eggs, flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder into a bowl and whisk until combined. Fold in cheddar cheese.
  2. Heat a Belgian waffle maker to medium heat. Coat with cooking spray. Scoop ½ cup batter and spread on the bottom of the waffle maker. Close lid and cook 4-6 minutes, until waffle is browned and cooked through. Remove and repeat with remaining batter, coating with cooking spray between each waffle.
  3. In the meantime, coat a medium frying pan with cooking spray and heat to medium. Crack 4 large eggs into the pan once it’s hot and season with salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Allow to cook for a few seconds, then turn heat down to medium-low. Allow to cook until egg white is almost set, then put a lid on the pan and turn to low. Cook just until top of the white is set, but yolk is completely uncooked.
  4. Top waffles with fried eggs and parsley, green onion or chives.

Notes

Cooking Tips: If using whole cauliflower: Remove the leaves and stems of 1 medium cauliflower. Cut into florets. Place in the food processor and pulse until crumbled. 1 head should make approximately 2 cups crumbles. Any flour may be substituted.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 216
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 524mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 378mg

Keywords: cheddar cheese, eggs, best, healthy, easy, oat flour, almond flour, whole wheat, gluten free option