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Savory Chive Waffles

savory waffles

I made a wonderful discovery one morning. My daughter wanted waffles, but I didn’t feel like starting the day with a sugary breakfast. I wanted eggs, so we decided to compromise with savory waffles topped with a fried egg, baby kale, and thinly sliced radishes.

The beauty of these waffles is that they’re good with pretty much anything. Stack some waffles with leftover greens, sausage, minced red onion, and a little cheddar or maybe some avocado, tomato, and a handful of sprouts. I like drizzling this easy yogurt-tahini dressing for some extra umph.

crispy olive oil waffles

We’re going to mix up whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and garlic powder in a big bowl.

savory waffles

In a smaller bowl, whisk eggs, milk, butter, olive oil, and chives well, until no yolk streaks show.

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Pour the liquids into the flour mixture and gently whisk to combine.

easy waffles

Prepare according to the manufacturer’s instructions on your waffle iron, and top with whatever savory goodies you want.

easy healthy waffles

healthy waffles

Yield: varies

Prep Time: a few minutes

Savory Chive Waffles

Waffles get a savory make over with chives


1 3/4 c. whole wheat pastry flour*

1 T. baking powder

1 t. sugar

1/2 t. sea salt

1/4 t. garlic powder

3 large eggs

4 T. butter, melted

4 T. extra virgin olive oil

1 1/2 c. milk

handful of finely snipped chives



1. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

2. In a smaller bowl, whisk the eggs, butter, olive oil, milk, and chives. Make sure there are no eggy streaks - it should be well whisked.

3. Gently whisk the wet ingredients into the dry being careful to stop as soon as the ingredients are incorporated. (It's okay if there are a few small lumps).

4. Spoon onto a hot waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer's instructions. I get 8 waffles from my Belgian waffle maker, but that will vary based on the model you use.

5. Top with whatever savory goodies you have on hand. Eggs, avocado, salsa, thinly sliced radishes, chopped greens, yogurt-tahini dressing, cheddar cheese, bacon - the sky's the limit. My daughter loves when I lay out a few toppings and let her choose what she wants.

*Whole wheat pastry flour has the nutritional profile of whole wheat flour but the light texture of regular white flour. If you don't have whole wheat pastry flour, you can substitute whole wheat flour, white flour, or a blend of the two.




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