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Savory Waffles

These gluten free savory waffles are a great way to kick off your day on the right foot!

I used to be the queen of sweets at breakfast. A savory breakfast just didn’t sound appealing to me. Eggs were a bit repulsive, especially when I was pregnant.

It took a round of Whole30 and a fast from sugar to finally break me from my sweet breakfast habit. These days, starting the day off with something sugary just doesn’t make me feel good. I’ve heard that starting your day with a savory breakfast keeps you from binging on sweets the rest of the day, and I think that is true!

Of course I’ll still indulge in a sweet breakfast now and then, but for the most part I like to stay away from them.

These savory waffles are flavored with cheddar cheese, onion and garlic powder, and pepper. Simple, but delicious. They’re also gluten and grain free!

Let’s dive in and see how they’re made:

How to Make Savory Waffles

These waffles are made the same way as my Gluten Free Pumpkin Waffles: with plantains as the starch! You may think this is crazy, but plantains act almost exactly like whole wheat flour in these waffles. It’s true!

Now, it’s best if your plantains are green. Otherwise the waffles don’t hold together as well. The plantains pictured here are really too yellow to be ideal. So select green ones from the grocery store, and make these savory waffles soon afterwards before they ripen!


You guys, I love mixing up batter in the blender. For this recipe, just whiz everything up in the blender, then fold in the cheese at the end. Easy.


Look at that lovely stack!


I like to serve these waffles with an egg and a side of bacon. Some fruit or sautéed veggies would be awesome as well.


Give these savory waffles a go – they may help you to break a sugary start to your day!


How about you? Are you a die-hard sweet breakfast person, or do you prefer something savory when you wake up?


Savory Waffles

These gluten free and grain free waffles are wonderful for getting your day off to a good start!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Erica Kastner


  • 2 large green plantains
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp salt unrefined
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • butter for serving


  1. Preheat your waffle iron on a medium heat level. 

  2. Peel the plantains by making 3 slits in the peels along the length of the plantain. Slice them into chunks into the blender. Blend until they're roughly chopped. Add the eggs and butter and blend until completely smooth. Add the remaining ingredients except for the cheese and blend until smooth.

  3. Fold the cheese into the batter until evenly distributed.

  4. Spray the waffle iron with avocado oil. Add about 1/4-1/3 cup batter to each section of the waffle maker, depending on how big your iron is. Don't over fill or the waffle batter will overflow onto your counter!

  5. Cook for 3-6 minutes, or until the waffles are golden and crisp. Serve with butter, a fried egg, bacon, fruit, get the picture!



More savory breakfast inspiration:

Meal Prep Roasted Veggie Breakfast Bowls (Whole30 Friendly!)

Savory Dutch Baby Puff Pancake

Spanish Omelette

Sausage, Mushroom, and Bell Pepper Breakfast Hash


Recipe Rating


Wednesday 12th of June 2019

Just wondering if you have experimented with any type of egg replacer. I love making waffles but am gluten & dairy intolerant, also allergic to eggs. I typically use a chia seed egg when making my waffles.

Erica Kastner

Wednesday 12th of June 2019

I have not experimented much with egg replacers. However, the recipe that I originally based another plantain waffle recipe off of didn't call for eggs. So you could try just leaving them out!

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Thursday 30th of November 2017

These sound so good! I am definitely a savory person all day long!

Erica Kastner

Thursday 30th of November 2017

Yes! I definitely like something sweet now and then, but I'd usually prefer a bowl of buttered popcorn to a bowl of ice cream. Haha!