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
Savory Breakfast Waffles (Low Carb)
- 2 pieces of bacon cooked and chopped
- 1/2 cup of riced cauliflower raw
- 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/4 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.
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.