I have been trying my hardest to work in more green veggies into our diets. When low-carbing it’s easy to fall into a delicious pit of bacon and cheese and just push your greens to the back burner. Salads have always been pretty blah to me and a plate of steamed broccoli is just not appetizing.
So after tinkering a bit, I finally came up with these savory broccoli and cheese waffles. They are crispy, cheesy and full of flavor! Especially when topped with a few poached eggs or a smear of flavored cream cheese! Here in Germany there is a brand that makes a whipped mushroom cream cheese. So good!
Making these waffles are super simple! Basically just mix everything together and get to it! You just need 2 key kitchen tools, a waffle maker and a food processor. With less than 2 carbs each, this is a great recipe to get in some healthy veggies!
Savory Broccoli & Cheese Waffles
- 1 head of fresh broccoli (you will only need 1 cup processed)
- 1 cup mozzarella shredded cheese
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 tablespoons Mrs. Dash Spice (I like garlic & herb)
- 2-3 tablespoons fresh chives
- 2-3 tablespoons fresh parsley
- Chop broccoli into small florets and process in a food processor (you can use the stalk too!) until it resembles small granules. *You will have more than enough for one batch
- Measure 1 cup of broccoli with cheeses, eggs, spices and herbs and mix in a bowl until combined.
- Heat your waffle iron to a medium-high heat and spray it generously with oil.
- Portion out 1/3 of mixture onto waffle iron, press out (the mixture is not liquidy at all) and cook. All waffle irons will vary on cook time. Mine took about 2.5 minutes to be done, but I also have a thinner waffle iron.
- Cover finished waffles with aluminum foil to keep warm while you finish cooking the rest!
- Top with poached or fried eggs, cream cheese, smoked salmon or even use them as bread for a sandwich!
I just love this idea, especially impressed that there isn’t any flour in this recipe. Will certainly be giving this recipe a try, thanks.
Can you make it like a pancake in the frying pan? I don’t have a waffle maker, lol
Another reader told me it didnt work out so well as a pancake 😦 It’s not really a batter. It would probably work a lot better spread out on a cookie sheet and baked in the oven! We made mini pizza’s from the left over mixture!
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I bet it’s like cauliflower pizza crust. But another flavor, not cauliflower, yay! I just might try this for pizza soon…
Don’t think I’m ready to try dairy yet tho, so waiting till I can have real pizza, with CHEESE. The fake crusts are bad enough, I’m not doing a vinaigrette type pizza, no way lol
PEPPERONI, CHEESE, MTBALLS, onions, peppers, shrooms…~drool~
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Hi, my grand daughter watches your blogs all the time. Now grandpa has to try to make broccoli and cheese waffles next Sunday. Thanks!
I’ve been looking for a great bread replacement for fried/poached eggs. I dislike cooked egg yolks and will only eat them when runny, but not having anything to sop up the yolk has been challenging when giving up carbs. This recipe was easy and absolutely PERFECT. Many thanks!
I love poached, fried and soft boiled eggs so finding a sopping up solution when eating paleo or worse, vlc, was paramount. Of course, hashed root veggies, like potatoes are great for catching the yolk. But fried/sautéed greens with onions and peppers are actually quite good to set your eggs on. Even just chopped veggies like onion, garlic, celery or peppers, radishes, celeriac, etc are great tofry up in bacon grease and pop your poached eggs on. Make enough to cover your plate, a 1/2 cup wont do it lol
Is there anything I could substitute cheese for in this recipe? I am doing low carb but am not eating dairy/nuts/seeds right now and I’ve been trying really hard to find ways so eat vegetables that are not salad (its just not that good without nuts and dairy lol)
Hmm well I think they would still work with just egg as a binder….I just need the cheese to make broccoli taste good to me!