Gluten Free Broccoli and Cheddar Waffles

If you haven't gathered this already, I love playing around with waffles. I especially love making out of the box, savory waffles. I was going through my fridge this week, and the broccoli and cheddar combo just popped. It's such a good combo in and of itself, so why not try it out in waffle form?

So that's what I did, and it did not disappoint! Dare I say that it might be my favorite savory waffle combo yet? I know that's a bold statement, but you should try it out for yourself and let me know where it stacks up for you!

Here's What You'll Need:

-1 cup quinoa flour (or the flour of your choosing)
-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
-1/2 cup water
-1 egg
-1 cup broccoli florets
-1/4 cup shredded organic cheddar
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp ghee (original or garlic), melted
-Pinch of sea salt

Makes 2 waffles


1) Heat your waffle maker according to its instructions.
2) Steam the broccoli florets on the stove top or in the microwave until cooked or just under cooked. I placed mine in a microwave safe bowl with a little water, topped with an offset plate to allow steam out, and microwaved the bowl for about 90 seconds. Strain the broccoli.
3) In a large bowl, mix together the quinoa flour, baking powder, water, almond milk, egg, salt, and ghee.
4) Add in the broccoli florets and cheddar, and mix to evenly distribute.
5) Spray or coat your waffle maker with the cooking oil of your choosing. I used a little bit of melted ghee.
6) Pour half of the mixture into the waffle maker, spread the broccoli and cheddar evenly through out.
7) Cook according to waffle maker instructions.
8) Repeat with second half of batter.
9) Serve, top with desired toppings, and enjoy!

Savory waffles are a bit harder to top, and to be honest, this waffle tastes great on its own. I topped mine with a runny egg which I would highly recommend, or adding a little extra melted ghee would be a great option!

If you don't have or aren't familiar with ghee, you can use coconut oil or grass fed butter. But I would definitely recommend checking ghee out! It has some great health benefits and tastes delicious!

Let me know what you think in the comments below!


Jalapeno Cheddar Spiralized Sweet Potato Waffle

As you all know, I love waffle Wednesday, but I wanted to try something a bit different than the standard waffle.

I had seen spiralized sweet potato waffle recipes before, and honestly, they just seemed overly complicated. Why do I need to cook my sweet potato to then further cook my sweet potato? I don't get it. Isn't the point of a waffle maker to throw it all in and voila - delicious waffle?

I knew my waffle maker had it in it to be the one stop cooking shop for my sweet potato dream. So I was pretty much like, eff it, we are going for this. AND IT WORKED! All the more reason to love my waffle maker. 

Once I knew how easy it was to literally toss spiralized sweet potato with an egg and waffle it (yes I'm making waffle a verb), I decided it was really time to play around. First stop - a delicious and spicy jalapeno cheddar spiralized sweet potato waffle.

Here's What You'll Need:

-1/2 sweet potato, spiralized
-1 egg
-1/2 jalapeno, chopped
-1-2 tbsp shredded cheddar (depending on your cheese loving level)

(Makes 1 waffle)


1) Heat up you waffle maker.
2) Mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl.
3) Throw the mixture in the waffle maker and cook about twice as long as you'd normally cook a waffle. For example, my waffle maker generally takes 5 minutes, so I cooked my sweet potato waffle for 10 minutes. Watch carefully, as timing may vary by waffle maker.
4) Remove the waffle, serve, and enjoy!

It's really that simple. The outside may look a little charred (or it may not), but that's probably just the cheese. Trust that it still tastes AMAZING! Want it to taste even better? Top that baby with a soft fried egg. BEST. COMBO. EVER.

I'd love to hear what you think in the comments below!