Add Cauliflower to Waffles for Healthier Version of Breakfast Favorite

Looking for a healthy twist on an old favorite? Try adding riced cauliflower to your waffles for a healthier take on the traditional breakfast comfort food.

Cauliflower–the November Harvest of the Month–is on the rise in popularity, in part because it can easily be swapped for potatoes, grains and other starches. These healthier versions keep the flavor but with fewer calories.

This recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower Waffles comes together in just 20 minutes and will be a hit at your table any time of the day.

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  • 2 cups cauliflower rice, uncooked
  • ½ cup carrots, shredded
  • 2 tbsp. parsley, chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 tbsp. green onions, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 5 stick(s), light part-skim mozzarella string cheese, shredded or finely chopped
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 5 sprays cooking spray
  • ¼ cup plain fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. Horseradish
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat a nonstick waffle maker. In a medium bowl, combine first 8 ingredients: cauliflower rice, carrot, parsley, chives, ¼ tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. pepper, cheese and egg.
  2. Coat waffle maker with cooking spray. Evenly spread about ¾ cup cauliflower mixture into waffle iron, close lid and cook until browned and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes. Place waffle on a plate. Repeat process with remaining cauliflower mixture, ¾ cup at a time.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine yogurt, horseradish and pinch of salt and pepper. Serve sauce with waffles and garnish with additional parsley.
  4. Serving size: 1 waffle and about 2 tsp. sauce

Serves 4