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Clifton: Topping cauliflower waffles with your favorite foods

Did you know that cauliflower waffles are guilt-free and fun to eat?  If you are looking for ways to increase your vegetable intake in the morning, cauliflower waffles are the way to go.With cauliflower, you are not using flour, but flax meal.

Cauliflower waffles are low in carbs, just three grams, and it allows you to add other delicious items to your waffles like eggs, sliced bananas or almond butter.

The recipe produces at least six servings. The nutrition facts on the cauliflower waffle states that it contains only 108 calories in a single serving.This includes a total fat content of 7.2 grams of which 4.2 grams is from saturated fats, 0.4 grams from polyunsaturated fats and 1.0 grams from monounsaturated fats. The sodium content is 242 mg, which is below 300 mg.

Cauliflower Waffles Recipe
Serves 6-8

Ingredients

1 head – Cauliflower, raw

2 oz – Monterey Jack Cheese

4 eggs, large

1/2 cup – Brown Flax Meal

1 tsp – Baking Powder

1/4 tsp – Coarse Kosher Salt

Directions

Break cauliflower into florets.

Cut large stems into smaller pieces.

Combine cauliflower, eggs, flax, salt, and baking powder in food processor.

Process until florets are broken and a batter is created.

Add cheese and pulse to mix.

Spray waffle iron. Test cook one waffle on med/high setting to make sure interior cooks, but exterior does not burn.

Let waffles cool slightly and release steam before eating.

Cynthia Clifton is the General Nutrition Agent for the St. John the Baptist Parish extension office of the LSU Ag Center. She can be reached atcclifton@agcenter.lsu.edu.