These savory breakfast waffles are a great low carb breakfast on the go! Only 1.9g net carbs per small waffle.
I love waffles, but traditional waffles do not love me. After I’ve eat one (or two) I just want to go to sleep, so not a good breakfast food for me. I’ve tried various Paleo and gluten free varieties and while some were good (and some were not) I still have yet to find one that I really like. So for now I’m sticking to savory waffles. This savory breakfast waffle is play on my Spinach & Cheese Waffle recipe that you can find here. This is definitely a meal in of itself. It has spinach, cauliflower, eggs, cheese and bacon so all your bases are covered with this one.
I will keep this post short and sweet because you’re really here for this delicious waffle recipe and I have to help Max with homework before karate. But first let me tell you about this wonderful product I’ve found at Aldi’s. It’s uncured bacon…no nitrites, nitrates or preservatives. I feel like it’s a healthier option for my family but it’s also the most delicious bacon I’ve ever eaten. I think it’s the applewood smoked flavored or thicker cut that makes it taste so good. I don’t really know but I love it. Ok I digress.
Savory Breakfast Waffles Recipe
First you want to get your bacon cooking. I make mine in the microwave when I am in a hurry. I have a microwave plate like this one and it takes about 5 minutes. It’s also easy to pour off the excess bacon grease (which when I’m using the above bacon I keep for cooking other things.)
Next you want to rice your cauliflower. You can find out how here or if you are in a hurry, just put florets in a food processor and gently pulse until you get a rice like texture. Set the riced cauliflower aside. (Note: I always make extra because there is a lot of things you can make with it. For example you can add it to soups, omelets or make a pilaf side dish.)
In a large bowl mix together your spinach, cauliflower rice, bacon, cheeses, eggs, spices and a tablespoon of melted butter or bacon fat. Then just grease up your waffle iron and add your mixture. Golden, crispy deliciousness!
This recipe makes 2 large waffles or 6-8 small ones. Hope you like this as much as I do. I have a few ideas for some other ones so stay posted! The nutritional information per serving based on 8 small waffles is:
95 cals / 7.1g fat / 2.3g carbs / 0.4g fiber / 6.2g net carbs = 1.9g net carbs
- 2 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped
- ½ cup of riced cauliflower (raw)
- ½ cup frozen chopped spinach
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 Tablespoon bacon fat or melted butter
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Make your bacon any way you wish. Reserve a tablespoon of the bacon fat.
- Thaw and squeeze out as much water as you can from the spinach and add to a bowl.
- Rice your cauliflower and add the bowl along with the beaten eggs, cheeses, onion powder, garlic powder and bacon pieces.
- Mix well.
- Grease your waffle iron according to manufacturers directions.
- Add the mixture to your waffle iron and make as you would regular waffles.
- This recipe made 2 large waffles or 6-8 small waffles.