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.
How to Make Egg and Cheese Savory Protein Waffles Keto Friendly, Gluten Free and Grain Free
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. Can you leave this out to keep it lower in fat? Absolutely. But it’s definitely (not surprisingly) way tastier with them in.
How to Top Your Keto Friendly Egg and Cheese Savory Cheese 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.
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?
Do you have a waffle iron?
Have you tried these egg and cheese savory protein waffles yet?
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.
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian, an avid food writer and blogger, a cookbook author and the founder of Abbey’s Kitchen Inc.