Vegetable Waffles (grain-free, dairy-free)

Vegetable Waffles (grain-free, dairy-free)
personalized keto diet

Vegetable Waffles are an easy and delicious way to turn your healthy veggies into a wonderful savory dish. When you go paleo, keto, or do a Whole30 it can be hard to find substitutes for your beloved bread-type foods. These paleo vegetables waffles are the perfect solution. Here I’ve made two versions. A sweet potato waffle and a cauliflower waffle.

paleo vegetable waffles

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sweet potato waffles

Sweet Potato + Cauliflower Options

Vegetable waffles, two ways! The sweet potatoes ones were a huge hit with my family; and I felt like the cleverest mommy ever, knowing there was kale powder all up in their sweet potato waffle. I loved the cauliflower waffles (that keto life) but saved some sweet potato waffles for a carb-up day. The cauliflower waffles are totally keto! Woohoo! Savory waffles for the win. Being able to enjoy a totally delicious dinner (we paired these with NomNomPaleo’s Cracklin’ Chicken) and I got to eat my fill and enjoy without worrying about nutrition, artificial sweeteners, or whatever else I get hung upon. Sometimes it’s nice to make fun stuff with a shit ton of veggies. Sometimes you need to reinvent the wheel, ya dig?

paleo vegetable waffle

Super Foods Indeed

Cauliflower might seem like the blander, whiter brother to broccoli… but this pale cruciferous vegetable is packin’! High in health-promoting phytochemicals and anti-inflammatory compounds, cauliflower fights off cancer, heart disease, and weight gain. There isn’t much this veg can’t do. Add in some coconut flour which is super rich in fiber, good fats, and a scoop of kale powder and you’ve got yourself one superfood waffle. We love these savory vegetable waffles with dinner or breakfast. I’ve been adding this Fermented Kale Powder where I can. Stir fry’s, smoothies, treats, sauces.. and yes, these waffles. One scoop adds a potent nutrient density, probiotics, and enzymes. You can buy it HERE and save 10% with code CASTAWAY10.

  • Pick your vegetable base: sweet potato or cauliflower.
  • Eggs for binding.
  • Salt and garlic powder, simple seasonings to let the vegetables shine.
  • Coconut flour, this ultra absorbent grain free flour works great to ensure these waffles don’t fall apart.
  • Green onion garnish.
  • Fermented Kale Powder
sweet potato and cauliflower waffles

Tips of Success!

Served up these paleo vegetable waffles with that crispy chicken goodness, and my egg-free ranch dressing... you too can make an epic, nutrient-dense, mouthwatering meal that your family will LOVE!  Here are some tricks to make this meal come together super quick!

  • use frozen or store bought riced cauliflower (saves the hassle of cleaning extra stuff)
  • grate or you sweet potato ahead of time, like the day before even
  • make a big batch of cracklin’ chicken and serve the waffles with the leftovers
  • make them over the weekend and store them in the fridge. Toast to heat!
  • Top with cilantro aioli! 
vegetable waffles

Step by Step Sweet Potato Waffles

sweet potato waffles
sweet potato waffles
  • Start with your shredded sweet potato. Peel and shred your sweet potato.
  • Add in the optional kale powder, or any fun flavor boosters.
  • Mix well.
  • Add in the eggs and mix well.
  • Add in the coconut flour and seasonings.
sweet potato waffles
  • Add in green onion.
  • Add scoops to your waffle iron.
  • Close and cook until nice and toasty.

Step by Step Vegetable Waffles

cauliflower waffles
cauliflower waffles
  • Start with riced cauliflower.
  • Add in the seasonings, and kale powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the eggs.
  • Mix well.
  • Add in the flour and mix again.
cauliflower waffle
  • Same as with the other waffles, mix in the green onions.
  • Put scoops in the waffle iron and cook until toasty!
  • Enjoy your vegetable waffles!
vegetable waffles
paleo vegetable waffles

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sweet potato waffles

Vegetable Waffles (paleo, gluten free)

  • Author: Cristina Curp, FNTP
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 12 waffles
  • Category: sides
  • Method: waffle iron
  • Cuisine: American


Waffle your veggies and the whole family will love it!


For Cauliflower Waffles

  • 12 ounces riced cauliflower florets (1 bag frozen, about 1.52 cups grated)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 scoop fermented kale powder (optional)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoon minced green onion or dried chives

For Sweet Potato Waffles

  • 2 cups shredded garnet sweet potato
  • The rest is the same as above!


  1. When making the cauliflower waffles, first place your riced cauliflower in a bowl, sprinkle with water, cover, and microwave for 4 minutes. Let it cool and then transfer it to a nut milk bag or a kitchen towel and squeeze all the water out of it.
  2. Place the riced cauliflower paste that remains in a large bowl.                                                                             If using sweet potato, skip this step and add it directly to the bowl.
  3. Add in the seasoning and kale powder. Mix well.
  4. Add in the eggs and whisk them into the veggie mix.
  5. Lastly, fold in the coconut flour until the mix becomes thick.
  6. Heat your waffle iron until ready. Brush with coconut oil.
  7. Place 1/4 cup scoop of veggie waffle mix into each section of the iron. Press down until the light turns green, then use a fork or spatula to gently lift it off. Repeat until the batter is gone.


Recipe Notes:

  • Macros are for the cauliflower waffles without kale powder
  • See notes step by step and for tips and tricks!


  • Serving Size: 3 waffles
  • Calories: 65.1
  • Fat: 2.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Protein: 5.2g

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