We love waffles in the morning and I believe that kids tend to eat any batter if it is cooked on the waffle iron. If you follow me on social media you know that I try to avoid gluten and refined flours. This is the reason that I usually add alternative flours, such as coconut or almond, in the waffle batter. This is the first time that I added oat flour and I liked the final result. So fluffy, tender but not super moist, perfect texture for a savory waffle.Those savory waffles are easy and fast to make, yet delicious and full of protein and fiber!

What you will need and substitutions
  • Cheddar. I usually like to buy a block of sharp cheddar and shred it by myself. This way I avoid the Cellulose  which is used to prevent caking on pre-shredded cheese. And besides, I feel that it is tastier and fresher this way. Win-win. If you want to keep this dairy-free you can use a vegan cheese alternative. If you don’t like cheddar you can use pretty much any cheese that melts well like mozzarella or provolone.
  • Eggs.
  • Yogurt. I used plain Greek yogurt, however if you want to keep this dairy free you can substitute with any plant based yogurt that you like.
  • Carrot. I love to add vegetables in my recipes. Carrots add sweetness and enough moisture. You could definitely use your favorite vegetables. A great suggestion would be squash or zucchini.
  • Herbs. I used mint which gives a nice fragrant aroma on the waffles. If you don’t have you could add a little bit of dried oregano.
  • Oat flour. I haven’t tested with any other flour. I plan on experimenting with almond flour and chickpea flour. I have a feeling that they will taste equally good. However, I can’t tell you how much you need so proceed with caution. In addition, if you want to make this gluten-free make sure that you use a gluten-free flour.
How I served it

Panos is obsessed with his eco-friendly bamboo plates. By now we have a full shelf full of bamboo plates on different shapes. It is convinient that those plates have different compartments to serve different foods. So in Panos’ plate I served:

  • Half waffle. I feel like those waffles are very filling. So half of it was enough to keep Panos full.
  • Carrots and cucumbers cut on Mickey Mouse shape using my beloved little vegetable cutters. How cool is that? I promise your kid will eat anything cut in a cute little shape. You should definitely try those!
  • Yogurt mixed with chia seeds and shredded coconut.
  • Mango slices.

This cute breakfast was devoured within minutes and those savory waffles was definitely a hit. So, I guess we are going to have them more often.

Are you a waffle lover? Make sure you check out those delicious paleo sweet potato waffles, which the pair perfectly with the sweet potato spiced dip.

Savory waffles

Recipe by Panos EatsCourse: BreakfastDifficulty: Easy


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Cooking time




  • 1 cup sharp cheddar, shredded

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 cup oat flour

  • 1 carrot, shredded

  • 1 tbsp mint, finely chopped

  • Coconut oil to grease the waffle iron


  • In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients and mix well
  • Grease the waffle iron, add enough batter to cover the surface and cook for 4-5 minutes

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