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Savory Spinach + Cheese Waffles

As you are aware I'm totally crushing on our waffle maker.  I've wanted to keep sharing waffle recipes, as the ideas are overflowing in my head, but I also want to avoid turning this into a waffle blog.  

Although, that idea doesn't sound half bad.

Maybe you're on the fence when it comes to turning typically sweet things savory, but hopefully this recipe will take you happily to the other side.  This is amazingly satisfying for any meal of the day and can be whipped up and ready to eat in about 10-15 minutes!  

I think the key to savory waffles are the toppings.  You could do something simple like plain cream cheese but this seemed like the perfect opportunity to put an egg on top.

And you know I'm always looking for opportunities to put eggs on top of things.

Finished off with a little avocado and salsa verde.  

Happy dance.

I'm thinking cream cheese, salsa, and hot sauce would be another fabulous topping combination.  

Print this!

Savory Spinach + Cheese Waffles gluten-free // yields 2, 6-inch Belgian waffles

adapted from: basic buckwheat waffles

  • 1/2 cup raw/light buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 cup sweet rice flour
  • 3 tablespoons almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt + pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup chopped baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated pepper jack cheese
  • egg, avocado, salsa, cream cheese, butter, optional toppings
  1. Preheat and grease a 6-inch, round Belgian waffle iron, or other.
  2. Stir the flours, almond meal, baking powder, oregano, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
  3. Whisk the egg, then whisk in the milk, applesauce, oil, and garlic.  
  4. Pour the wet into the dry and whisk until you no longer see dry flour.  Do not over-mix.
  5. Fold in the spinach + cheese.
  6. Let sit for 2-3 minutes, then pour 1/2 of the mixture into your waffle maker and lightly spread if needed.  Depending on your waffle iron, you may get more/less than 2, 6-inch waffles.
  7. Cook according to your preference and your specific waffle iron.  I set mine just over medium for a lightly crisped exterior.
  8. Remove + serve immediately with desired toppings.  While waffle is cooking, prepare sunny-side up eggs if desired.

notes/substitutions:  2% milk or soy milk will also work.  Sharp cheddar, asiago, or grated parmesan would also work well.  A sharp cheese will make the waffle more flavorful.  Dried basil or parsley can be subbed for oregano if desired.

As speculated the other day the waffle maker now has a permanent position on the counter.  Adios stand mixer!

I can guarantee there will be more waffle recipes coming soon.  




Reader Comments (25)

Very beautiful photographs!!
May 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHari Chandana
These waffles sound like the best possible idea! Why don't I make savory waffles more often--or, um, at all? :)
May 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEileen
This looks delicious! Would be perfect for breakfast!
These look amazing - and everything is definitely made better with an egg on top. It turns just about anything into a meal, although avocado and salsa verde? Those knock it right out of the park. I can't get over the lighting in these photos, Ashley - stunning.
May 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJess
I have been seeing a lot of savory waffles lately, this one by far looks the most yummy!!!
Oh girl, I am ALL about some savory waffles!!! I made some jalapeƱo cheddar ones to go with chicken & waffles and fell in love with the whole savory concept! These look great!!
Mmmm these sound so good! This would be a great light summer dinner. Can't wait to try these!!
May 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMaria Tadic
YUM! I love this idea and the egg on top is awesome!
May 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTieghan
I've never bought a waffle maker because I typically go for savory breakfasts, but I think I need to start searching my thrift stores..
Also, what's your method for frying eggs? Because that one looks *perfect* and that's a huge compliment.
May 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
Wow, this idea is AMAZING! I have got to try these soon!
I 100% support you turning EP into a waffle blog for a little while!
May 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Garstka
I'm a savory breakfast person all the way, so this are my kind of waffles! Love all that cheese!
Beautiful!!! Had a savory waffle for the first time last August.. Amazing!
May 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMr. & Mrs. P
I love savory breakfasts, but it's strange to see savory ingredients in something that is usually sweet. My mind can't wrap around it. lol. well, maybe my tastebuds can. If I can get my waffles to look even remotely good as yours, then I'll be eating more of them :)

and a lot of foods are better with an egg on top. yum.
May 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersonia the mexigarian
What a lovely blog you have here. These waffles sound delish and the photos prove it. I am also a Colorado blogger. It is so nice to discover other local blogs.
May 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Harris
Man, do I love a waffle maker. I'm definitely a sweet breakfast person but this would be great for a brunch.
May 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLisa
Ashley. HOLY GOODNESS. This looks like the best stinking waffle ever!
May 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
That look illegal! Omg I've got to get out my waffle maker ASAP! Thanks for sharing! :D
May 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteph
Wow, I would have never thought of putting anything savoury in my waffle maker. I am more of savoury person in terms of breakfast foods, so I'm really excited to try this.

Topping it with an egg and some avocados looks like it'll be perfect for Sunday brunch! I can also imagine it being good with some oven roasted cherry tomatoes on top.

Unfortunately, I very rarely have mornings off with the family where I can just relax and enjoy some delicious food together.

So, I will be saving this page to my bookmarks and will definitely revisit it when I get the chance to make it.
May 23, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterElle
@Katie - I use a small stainless steel pan (most people use non-stick from what i've heard) and grease it with just a small amount of ghee (clarified butter) then cook it over medium low. No tricks, really!
May 23, 2013 | Registered CommenterAshley
Ah!! This reminds me of the Waffle Lab truck, have you ever had it??
May 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey
What kind of waffle maker do you have?
June 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTessa
I made these for dinner tonight. All of your waffle recipes I have made have been the perfect texture and consistency. I used arugula, basil and parsley, habenero cheddar. Such great flavor. I topped it with a soft boiled egg, chimichuri sauce and avocado. Thanks for this recipe!
July 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterErin Hess
This one looks about right for me. I am planning lasagna tonight and I wanted something different for the layering. I'll add (cheddar) cheese to the mix and see what happens. Thanks for the recipe.
January 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHenry
@Tessa - Waring Pro Belgian waffle's a 2-sided waffle maker that works fabulously!

@Erin - It makes me smile from ear to ear hearing that. And I love your combination!!

@Henry - That sounds like a fun change of pace!
January 13, 2014 | Registered CommenterAshley

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