Cauliflower Waffles

a pile of cauliflower waffles on a cutting board

These crispy, cheesy waffles are made with cauliflower. They are fun and easy and can be eaten for any meal.
a stack of cauliflower waffles with other cauliflower waffles in the background
Cauliflower prices have finally dropped so of course I went out and bought four big ones, allowing me to experiment with more creations, like these waffles! They don’t taste like yeast waffles. They are more like cauliflower hash, shaped like waffles and cooked until crisp in a waffle iron. If you’ve tried my cauliflower tots, they have a similar flavor and texture.
a close-up of three cauliflower waffles stacked on top of each other
These cheesy cauliflower waffles are so flavorful, that you can easily eat them on their own. You can also serve them with eggs and bacon for a breakfast dish, top them with something for an appetizer, make mini sandwiches for lunch, etc. The possibilities are endless. I haven’t done any of those things because I couldn’t stop eating them. But ideally, I’d love to make a brunch dish with them. Maybe as a base for eggs benedict?

 

Cauliflower Waffles

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6

These crispy, cheesy waffles are made with cauliflower. They are fun and easy and can be eaten for any meal. Serve them with eggs and bacon for a breakfast dish, top them with a creamy dip as an appetizer, or use them to make mini sandwiches for lunch. The possibilities are endless. 

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups raw finely riced cauliflower (see note)
  • cups Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs (see note)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs

Directions:

  1. Place the cauliflower, breadcrumbs, cheese, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Mix them with a large spoon until evenly combined.

  2. Heat your Belgium waffle iron and grease it (both top and bottom grids).

  3. Scoop out 1/4 cup of cauliflower mixture. You can be slightly under, but don't go over more than 1/4 as it will be too much and it will overlap with the other waffle iron sections. Press the cauliflower mash a few times between your palms before forming a ball. You need to compact it first otherwise the mix will be too loose while cooking making it hard to remove the waffles off the iron. Place the ball into the middle of one of the four sections. Repeat and form three more balls and place into the other three sections.

  4. Lower the top iron down, but do not press it down. The natural weight should be enough. If you press down, the pressure will thin out your waffles too much and cause your waffles to have loose crumbs which will lead to them falling apart.

  5. Cook the cauliflower waffles until they are a crispy and a dark golden brown. Avoid opening the waffle iron too early to check on them. You will need to cook the waffles longer than when the light indicates they are done, so wait at least for the light before checking on your waffles. Carefully remove finished waffles and repeat again until all your cauliflower batter is used up.

Notes:

The easiest way to finely chop cauliflower florets is in a food processor. Place the florets in the food processor and pulse them a few times until they resemble coarse crumbs.

If you can't find seasoned breadcrumbs, you can use plain ones but you will need to season them yourself with salt, pepper, and other spices like dried Italian seasoning otherwise the cauliflower waffles won't have much flavor.

Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Waffles
Amount Per Serving (0.17 of recipe)
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.2g 16%
Saturated Fat 4.7g 24%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.8g
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 697.1mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 30.8g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 13.1g 26%
Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 23%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

12 comments on “Cauliflower Waffles”

  1. Ooh I love this idea. They look adorable! 🙂

  2. ohhhh la la! I’ve got to try this! Just conjuring up some dips to serve it with – salsa, dill pickle dip, garlic aioli……..

  3. Just munching on these right now! Excellent! They almost looked as good as your photos – and that’s a rarity with recipes and me! And they didn’t fall apart in the waffle iron, which is beyond a rarity for me, haha. Delicious with my homemade spicy tartar sauce. Thank you!

  4. Also, for anyone trying these, they are much easier than other cauliflower recipes because you skip the pre cooking, cooling and squeezing steps.

    • haha, yes! I’ve done those type of recipes as well, but I love that I didn’t need to cook the cauliflower to make this. It just cooks super fast in the waffle iron!

  5. Finally the price of cauliflower has come down and I made these totally amazingly delicious waffles!! I just devoured them!! They were so delicious! Super easy to make too! Can hardly wait to try your other cauliflower recipes Kirbie!! 

  6. What’s the net carb on this curious?

    • I do not have the nutritional information for this recipe currently. I suggest using a website like verywell.com that let’s you input a recipe and it will provide you with the nutritional data

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