These Egg and Cheese Savory Protein Waffles are a delicious keto friendly, grain free, and gluten free breakfast for days when you just “can’t” with the sweets.
If you’re an avid follower of Abbey’s Kitchen, you know that the day I got my waffle iron I went a wee-bit crazy on the waffle recipes. I made loaded potato waffles, sweet potato waffles, birthday cake waffles, orange poppyseed waffles, and I am in no way done. Today I was thinking of fun ways to sneak some extra protein in my morning and I came up with his recipe for egg and cheese savory protein waffles. These babies are totally keto friendly, gluten free, and also have become a favourite of my son’s. They’re a great way to sneak some green in your morning, and are perfect when you’re not in the mood for something sweet.
key ingredients to make these savory waffles
Eggs – This recipe uses 6 egg whites and 2 yolks to boost the fat and protein content while also adding a smooth creamy texture.
Almond Flour – This recipe uses almond flour to keep it low carb and gluten free. But you can absolutely use any flour of choice if almond flour doesn’t meet your dietary preferences.
Milk – I use regular milk in this recipe to boost up the fat and protein factor of these savory waffles, but feel free to experiment with any plant-based milk you have on hand. Just make sure it’s unsweetened.
Greens – I recommend using spinach, kale, or arugula for this recipe.
Cheese – This recipe uses cheddar cheese and parmesan but you can definitely use whatever cheese you have on hand.
Toppings of choice – We use avocado, baby tomato, fried egg, tzatziki or ranch.
Top tips for making these Egg and Cheese Savory Protein Waffles
These savory keto protein waffles are actually completely grain free, yet are remarkably fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. I start by whipping up a bunch of egg whites until they are really soft and pillowy, then I mix in some frozen thawed spinach, a little milk, almond flour, and cheese. I also add two egg yolks for body. I tried this recipe a bunch of ways (with a variety of flours and added fat) and I did find the egg yolks helped make a smoother, creamier texture.
FAq about this savory waffle recipe
Here are some commonly asked questions that I get about this delicious waffle brunch recipe.
How should i top these Waffles?
This isn’t the place for maple syrup or whipped cream! I like to top my egg and cheese keto friendly savory protein waffles with tomatoes, avocado, a runny egg and a little Greek yogurt tzatziki, but this would also be delicious with a little ranch or guacamole.
Can you leave the egg yolks out to make it lower in fat?
Absolutely. But it’s definitely (not surprisingly) way tastier with them in.
what should i do if i don’t have a waffle iron?
A waffle iron is definitely preferred for this recipe. But you can certainly try to use the batter to create a savory pancake on the frying pan! I have never attempted this but I imagine it would taste just as delish.
What can I have on the side to make this meal higher in carbs?
If you’re not keto or low carb and want to boost the carb factor, a side of delicious fruit is always a safe bet to get in some complex carbs with these savory waffles. It would also pair nicely with some grilled sweet potato or fresh sourdough bread on the side. You can also substitute the almond flour for regular flour, as well.
do you have any other waffle recipes on the blog?
Do I ever! Here are some of my favourite waffle recipes for brunch.
Now lovelies, I want to know – what is your favourite flavour combination that you would like to be seen turned into keto friendly protein waffles? Leave me a comment below with your thoughts!
Egg and Cheese Savory Protein Waffles
- Avocado sliced
- Baby tomatoes halved
- Fried eggs
- Greek yogurt tzatziki or ranch sauce
- In a bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Carefully fold in the yolks, milk, flour, baking powder, spinach, cheeses, salt and pepper.
- Preheat your waffle iron on medium high and lightly grease.
- Add the mixture to the centre of the waffle iron and cook according to manufacturers instructions.
- Top with sliced avocado, tomato, parsley, tzatziki and a fried egg, if desired.
Updated on June 24th, 2020
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.