If you’re not living la vida low carb, you may want to take this premise (egg in a waffle!) and use your own waffle recipe. It’ll be easier, for sure. But it’s still totally worth it for the idea alone! You can make your waffle on the sweeter side like this one (I like sweeter brekkies with eggs), or go more savory. Your egg can be over easy, poached, scrambled, whateva. The whole point is that waffles and eggs go together like bread and butter.
But if you ARE doing the keto or paleo or gluten free thing, this recipe should help on all counts. You can also take this waffle recipe and, instead of eggs, pair them with fried chicken, or just a bunch of maple syrup and butter. I like these two kinds of maple syrups, if you’re looking for something healthier/low-sugar/low carb:
If you decide not to go the sweeter route with this egg in a waffle hole, you can also try some smoked paprika or Everything Bagel seasoning (which I snagged at Trader Joe’s!). The latter has been sprinkled on everything from eggs to avocado to oats to pizza to burgers. I LOVE it.
We actually ate these for breakfast-for-dinner the other day. I was actually intending to make some keto-friendly fried chicken to go with it but ran out of time. Fried eggs to the rescue yet again.
Here’s a peek at the egg covered in that Everything Bagel seasoning. YUM.
I adapted the waffle recipe from Wholesome Yum’s keto paleo almond flour waffle recipe, although I swapped a couple of ingredients to shave off a few calories here and there.
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- 1 large egg (yolk and whites separated)
- 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
- 2 Tbsp sweetener (I used Swerve's erythritol -- omit for a more savory waffle option)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 1/4 cup unsweetened nut milk (I used cashew)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- Coconut oil or butter for frying
- Preheat a Belgian waffle iron to high heat. Spray with oil.
- While it preheats, in a medium bowl or standing mixer, beat the egg white to stiff peaks.
- In a large bowl, mix almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, and salt until combined. Set aside.
- Add the melted butter, egg yolk, nut milk, and vanilla to the dry ingredients.
- Add the yolk, almond milk, and vanilla to the batter. Stir until well combined.
- Gently fold the egg whites into the batter until just mixed.
- Add half of the batter into the greased waffle iron and cook for about 5 minutes or until browned to your liking. Let it cool slightly in the open iron before trying to take it out to avoid tearing. Repeat with the rest of the batter.
- After the waffles cool slightly, take a medium-sized round cookie or biscuit cutter and make a hole in the waffle. Set aside.
- Using the same cookie cutter, spray it with cooking spray and lay it on a heated nonstick pan.
- Break an egg into the cookie cutter mold and cover to cook the egg to your liking. When done, pull out the egg with a spatula, remove it from the cookie cutter, and place it into the waffle hole.
- Garnish with salt and pepper, seasoning of your choice (paprika, everything bagel seasoning, etc.), or maple syrup of your choice.
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