Looking for a low carb, gluten-free alternative to waffles? Cauliflower rice combined with eggs, Parmesan cheese and scallions is all you need to make these tasty, crunchy waffles (no flour necessary). Top them with avocado or guacamole, sliced tomatoes and a fried egg (if desired) and serve them for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Honest, these are really good! All of my taste testers loved them.
Crispy Cauliflower Waffles with Parmesan Cheese and Scallions
3 cups cauliflower rice
3 scallions, chopped
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
Salt and pepper
For toppings: Dash of hot sauce, guacamole or sliced avocado, chopped tomato and fried egg if desired
Steam cauliflower rice in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a clean towel or paper towel and press to remove excess moisture. Add cauliflower, scallions, cheese, garlic, eggs, red pepper flakes to a bowl and mix together. Season with a dash of salt and pepper.
Heat waffle iron. Spray with cooking spray. Add ¾ cup of cauliflower mixture to waffle iron and cook for 3-4 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Remove from waffle iron and repeat process until you’ve made 4 waffles.
Top with hot sauce, avocado slices or guacamole, chopped tomato. For a more substantial meal, top with a fried or poached egg.
Note: I used frozen cauliflower rice from Trader Joe’s but to make your own cauliflower rice, simply grate fresh cauliflower on a box grater on in a food processor. You can also purchase a variety of frozen vegetable rices like broccoli and sweet potato which may work as an alternative to cauliflower rice in this recipe.
Recipe adapted from RDeliciousKitchen