Cheddar + Chive Cauliflower Waffles

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What to do with all of your leftover mashed potatoes from Christmas dinner — that is the first world problem isn’t it?

And if you’re a grain-free veggie-lover, the question becomes: What to do with all your leftover Cauliflower Mash?

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Decisions, decisions.

We all know I’m crazy about my waffle maker. So following Thanksgiving this year, I decided to use my leftovers for a batch of Mashed Cauliflower Waffles.

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Up until then I’d used the waffle maker exclusively for sweet treats, so I was excited to explore it’s versatility.

As expected, my all-star waffle maker expertly executed my plan, producing waffles that were nice and crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.

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These Cheddar & Chive Mashed Cauliflower Waffles make an excellent post-Christmas snack that will fill you up without contributing to the calorie overload we’re all experiencing this time of year.

This recipe is quite low-calorie thanks to the veggie base, and full of protein from the eggs and cheese.

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If you’d like to swap Cauliflower Mash for real Mashed Potatoes, go right ahead. It should work exactly the same.

Ceddar & Chive Cauliflower "Mashed Potato" Waffles
 
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Healthy, savory waffles made with cauliflower mashed potatoes and served with a fried egg on top. Great for breakfast or a side dish.
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Recipe type: Side, Breakfast
Cuisine: Waffles
Serves: 6
Ingredients
Waffles
  • 2 C. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (see below)
  • ½ C. White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Onion, diced
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • 2 T. Chives, diced
  • ½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp. Baking Soda
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray or olive oil
Optional Toppings
  • Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Chives, diced
  • Eggs, fried
  • Greek Yogurt
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 small head Cauliflower
  • ¼ C. Unsweetened Almond Milk (or milk of choice)
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste
Instructions
For the Waffles:
  1. Heat your waffle maker and preheat oven to 200 F.
  2. Cook onions and garlic in a saute pan with cooking spray or a bit of olive oil over medium high heat until browned.
  3. Combine Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes (directions below) with 2 eggs, flour, onion, garlic, chives, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper.
  4. Cook waffles according to waffle maker directions.
  5. Carefully place cooked waffles (they may be delicate) on a baking sheet and top with about 1 T. of cheddar cheese each.
  6. Place sheet in the oven to let cheese melt for about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and add optional toppings like extra chives, a fried egg or a dollop of greek yogurt.
  8. Enjoy!
For the Cauliflower Mashed:
  1. Wash and dice a small head of cauliflower, removing stems.
  2. Steam cauliflower in a covered pot with about ½ inch of water for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Puree steamed cauliflower, milk, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a food processor or high-powdered blender until creamy.
  4. *Calorie count is for one waffle with cheese, without the toppings.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 100

These waffles also make a delicious, savory breakfast option for these cold winter mornings, when topped with a fried egg, as seen here.

You can easily make them gluten-free and grain-free by swapping the white whole wheat flour for gluten-free flour or oat flour.

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Got a sweet tooth? Try my Vegan Pumpkin Waffles instead >>

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Weigh In: Have you ever tried Mashed Potato Waffles or Cauliflower Mash? Do you have any savory waffle suggestions to share?

*This post is linked to Strange But Good.

Comments

  1. I have tried cauliflower hash but I wasn’t crazy about the recipe I used. I love the idea so I will definitey give it another go. The waffles look great!
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  2. I am drooling all over this! It’ like all my favorite things in one!

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