When it comes to breakfast, I've always preferred sweet over savory foods. As a kid, it was sugar-coated cereal, pancakes, toast with cinnamon and sugar, and the occasional Pop-Tart (yep...I used to eat that stuff). My breakfasts have come a long way since then. These days, they are in the form of omelets, fresh fruit, healthy waffles or a protein-packed mug cake.
All that being said, I've been eating more savory breakfasts lately. However, that doesn't mean I'm only eating eggs, meat and veggies. Nope! I've actually been experimenting with savory waffles and I've come up with a few delicious recipes like this one: Rosemary & Thyme Waffles.
I've never been someone to skip breakfast. Which, I think stems from eating an early dinner each night (typically around 5 PM). For me, breakfast is the most important meal because it's what fuels my busy mornings and sets me up for a healthy day.
I'm always hungry in the mornings when I wake up, especially these days, with breastfeeding and being up frequently throughout the night. It's important to me to properly fuel my body with foods such as organic eggs (full of so many essential nutrients), high quality protein/meats and a huge variety of vegetables.
Of course, I eat plenty of fun foods too! As, I believe balance is key for maintaining a healthy "diet" and important for mental/emotional health.
Ingredients in Rosemary & Thyme Waffles
These savory waffles are made using Chino Valley Ranchers' Organic, Omega-3, Soy-Free Eggs, a little grain free flour, olive oil and spices. All simple, healthy ingredients that can fuel me through my morning workout, running errands and chasing the kids around.
These Rosemary & Thyme Waffles are packed full of healthy nutrients, mostly thanks to the organic, soy-free eggs.
Why are eggs so healthy?
Eggs are an excellent source of nutrition because they contain:
- 13 essential vitamins & minerals
- 9 essential amino acids
- high amounts of choline and selenium
- Vitamins D, B12, phosophorus and riboflavin.
Unless you have an egg intolerance or allergy, eating organic eggs is one of the best things you can do for your body! They are one of nature's true super-foods!
What Type of Eggs Should You Eat?
The number one thing I look for when buying eggs is that they are organic. Ideally, pasture raised as well, but that can get pretty expensive. However, if you can't afford organic, I still say purchase eggs. Any egg is better than no egg at all because of the nutrients they provide.
One of my top favorite egg brands is Chino Valley Ranchers. They offer a wide selection of organic eggs and egg whites.
This recipe uses their Organic, Omega-3, Soy-Free Eggs that come from hens raised on organic, non-GMO feed containing flax. (The flax increases the content of omega-3 fat in their eggs.) These hens are given 24/7 access to the outdoors where they are allowed to roam and socialize. Happy hens = healthy eggs 🙂
Best Toppings For Savory Waffles
Many various toppings go well with savory waffles. Some suggestions include:
- fried or soft boiled eggs
- cream cheese
- butter or ghee
- plain yogurt
- sausage links
For these Rosemary & Thyme Waffles, I chose to add a fried egg. Simply put, that runny yolk is perfect for waffle dipping.
If you are looking for more savory breakfast ideas, check out these posts:
- Rosemary Cassava Bread - which would be perfect for grain free, unsweetened toast in the morning
- Summer Sausage Breakfast Rolls - great for a weekend breakfast, when you have a few extra minutes
Have you tried making savory waffles? What are your favorite waffle flavor combinations?
Thank you Chino Valley Ranchers for sponsoring this post. It means so much to me to work with brands that I love and who support Bake it PaleoPrint
These simple savory waffles are light, fluffy and perfect for a low sugar breakfast.
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup arrowroot flour
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- ½ tsp dried thyme
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 3 Chino Valley Ranchers Organic Omega-3 Soy-Free Eggs
- 1 tsp olive oil
- ⅓ cup water
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Mix well.
- Add in eggs, olive oil and water. Mix well.
- Pour batter into preheated waffle iron*
- Cook until done.
*Pour just enough batter to cover the bottom of the waffle iron (I used about ¼ Cup). The waffles will rise quite a bit.
Keywords: breakfast, savory, waffles, no added sugar, nut free, dairy free