These savory low carb waffles are a great low carb breakfast on the go! Only 1.9g net carbs per small waffle and filled with tasty cheese, bacon and vegetables.
You might also like these low carb zucchini waffles recipe.
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 these savory low carb waffles.
This savory low carb waffle is a play on my spinach & cheese waffle recipe and is definitely a meal in of itself. It has spinach, cauliflower, eggs, cheese and bacon so all your bases are covered with this one. Not only are they low in carbs (1.9g) they are pretty high in protein (6.2g) so overall a healthy way to start your day.
My Favorite Bacon
I will keep this post short and sweet because you’re really here for this delicious waffle recipe. 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 though I don’t really know but I love it.
Ok I digress. The point is that give it a try next time you go to Aldi. While I used it in the recipe you can use any kind of bacon you want. You could even use ham if you wish. Just make sure to cut it up in little pieces before you mix it with the other ingredients.
Savory Low Carb 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!
Low Carb Waffles In A Nutshell
- cook bacon, crumble and set aside
- place cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse until a rice like texture
- mix spinach, cauliflower rice, bacon, cheeses, eggs, spices and butter
- add mixture to waffle iron to make waffles according to manufacturer’s instructions
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 Low Carb Waffles
These savory breakfast waffles are a great low carb breakfast on the go! Only 1.9g net carbs per small waffle and filled with tasty cheese, bacon and vegetables.
- 2 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- ½ cup riced cauliflower, raw
- ½ cup frozen chopped spinach, (squeeze water out first)
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, shreddwed
- 1 tablespoon bacon fat or melted butter
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
Make your bacon any way you wish. Reserve a tablespoon of the bacon fat and crumble bacon
Thaw and squeeze out as much water as you can from the spinach and add to a bowl.
Rice your cauliflower and add to the spinach 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. I recommend smaller waffles because they are easier to get out of the waffle iron.
Please note that my waffle iron did not require any greasing but if yours does, please do so before each batch.
Any thoughts on recipe modification if you want to use a frozen riced cauliflower?
I think you could easily use frozen riced cauliflower. Just let it thaw and try to squeeze out any water that might accumulate. You can do this by wrapping it in a tea towel or paper towel and wringing out the moisture. Hope that helps. Maybe someone else has done this and will pipe in.
Have you ever made a big batch of these and reheated them throughout the week? If so, how did they stand up to being reheated?
Thanks for the recipe!
Hi Kim, I do make a big batch. Sometimes I freeze them or keep them in the fridge. I just microwave them for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Not too much. The texture is much softer but it’s still really tasty. I make these for my hubby alot. Hope that helps!
Hi Dense, I haven’t tried your waffles yet, but they sound really fabulous. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Best,
I hope you like them!
i just made this, but used broccoli instaed of spinach and added garlic to it. it looked just like ur pic. And its delish! This is going to be my go-to bkfst, brunch or lite dinner It’s a table-top quiche!
So glad you liked it! I’ll have to try the broccoli sometime. You can really put anything you want in these.
Stop it!! This looks TOO good! Thank God I have all the ingredients… perfect Friday night dinner!
I hope you like them Lindsey!
I like the idea of savory waffles but I just might have them for lunch or brunch or even as a side dish at dinner. They remind me of potato pancakes. A new twist. Thanks.
Yes Patti they are like a savory potato pancake without the potatoes of course.
I’ve been looking for something different for breakfast. This is it!
Oh I’m sure you will like it Debbie!
This sounds so incredible Denise. I love the idea of savory waffles.. These would go down a treat with my kids.. yum!
They are very easy and tasty Veena! Thanks for commenting!
Low Carb Life
I’ve been eating low carbohydrate for a long time and mostly get good results. Thanks for the wrtie up.
Thanks for stopping by!
Joy @ Joy Love Food
These would make a wonderful breakfast for dinner!
Breakfast waffles are delicious, thanks for the recipe
Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
I actually prefer savory to sweet at breakfast time! Your waffles look wonderful!
Thank you Michelle!
I must agree with Michelle, these look Wonderful, cannot wait to try them!!
Dini @ Giramuk's Kitchen
Awesome way to use the waffle iron! Definitely need to try this! 🙂
A waffle maker is one of the gadgets to buy when I move to my new house. I’ve pinned this for when I finally get one because it sounds lovely!
Thank you Laura! I have so many recipes I want to make with my waffle iron. I just got a cheap one from Aldis and it works great!
Oh gosh. this looks so delicious. makes me want to go get some of that bacon and break out the waffle iron!