Savory Cauliflower Waffles

Riced cauliflower is the hero of these crisp and savory waffles that are fit for breakfast or dinner, and require just 10 minutes of prep.
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Savory Cauli Waffles recipe

Make the cauliflower batter up to 12 hours in advance; cover and store in the fridge until ready to use.

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  • 6Servings


  • 3 large eggs
  • 12 oz (3 cups) packaged riced cauliflower (NOTE: Find it in the refrigerated section of the produce department. Avoid frozen for this use.)
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp each mild smoked paprika and baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese


1. In a large bowl, beat eggs.

2. Mix in riced cauliflower, flour, paprika, baking powder, salt and pepper to form a thick batter. Gently stir in cheese. (MAKE AHEAD: Make batter up to 12 hours in advance; cover and store in the refrigerator.) 

3. Heat a waffle iron on high according to a manufacturer’s instructions. Generously coat the iron’s plates with cooking spray. 

4. Add 1/2 cup batter into center of plate and close iron. Cook until browned and set, about 3 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter, misting with cooking spray between waffles. 

TIP: We used a square waffle iron, but you can use any size or shape. Pour the batter into the center, and it will spread. However, avoid using a waffle maker with very deep pockets for this recipe.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 waffle
  • Calories: 132
  • Carbohydrate Content: 11 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 102 mg
  • Fat Content: 7 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 8 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 3 g
  • Sodium Content: 349 mg
  • Sugar Content: 1.5 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1 g