Gluten Free Cheddar Waffles

A delicious, high protein, gluten free and grain free waffle recipe which is super simple to whip up and is a savoury twist on the classic- Perfect for any meal of the day!

Gluten Free Cheddar and Garlic waffles which are #glutenfree #highprotein and #grainfree- A delicious, savoury twist on the classic!

It started with taking a sweet pancake and making the executive decision for it to get a savoury makeover. First, it was the sweet potato and cheddar pancakes. Success. I decided to take it up a notch with the Goat Cheese and Chives pancakes. Success.

Gluten Free Cheddar and Garlic waffles which are #glutenfree #highprotein and #grainfree- A delicious, savoury twist on the classic!


I didn’t bring too many electrical appliances with me when I moved but one thing I did bring- My cheapo waffle maker. And by cheapo, I truly mean cheapo. My local supermarket had random electrical appliances (think waffle makers, donut hole makers and mini chocolate fountains) on quick sale during Christmas time. I (used to) pride myself on being one who wasn’t a marketer’s dream or a supermarket sheep- I never fell pray to the checkout candies, the one day deals or any of that jazz.

 Except this was the exception. A great one at that.

Having a more savoury tooth as opposed to a sweet one, I of course had to test this out with waffles. Deciding to try it out in conjunction with my 30 day challenge– let’s say my fingers were crossed for success. As with the previous pancake attempts, it took FIVE to achieve perfection. These savoury waffles are dense, crispy but most importantly, extremely filling and delicious. It is high in protein and healthy fats thanks to the whole eggs and two cheeses in the batter. The combination of cheddar, parmesan and garlic mesh so well together, these waffles need NO toppings…but where’s the fun in that?

As I’m making a valiant attempt to increase my fats to be more satisfied after meals, I went to town with lathering up with salted butter and a cheeky spread of vegemite. This weekend, the waffle maker will be out in full force because these freeze amazingly well- and I already know they’ll be made for food prep!

Grain Free Cheddar and Garlic Savoury Waffles

 Gluten Free Cheddar and Garlic waffles which are #glutenfree #highprotein and #grainfree- A delicious, savoury twist on the classic!

Gluten Free Cheddar Waffles

A savoury twist on a breakfast favourite- gluten free AND grain free!
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Servings: 1
Author: Arman @ thebigmansworld


  • • 1/4 cup coconut flour 28 grams
  • • 2 T peanut flour 15 grams
  • • 2 large eggs
  • • 2 large egg whites
  • • 1/4 t baking powder
  • • 1/2 t onion powder
  • • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • • 1 garlic clove minced
  • • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • • 2 T parmesan cheese
  • • 1/4-1/2 cup liquid of choice I used chicken stock
  • • Cooking oil/spray
  • • Butter/sriracha/vegemite/extra cheese for topping


  • 1. Turn on waffle maker and allow it to heat up
  • 2. In a large mixing bowl, sift the coconut flour, peanut flour and baking powder. Add the onion powder and garlic powder and mix until combined.
  • 3. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg whites until foamy. Add to the flour mixture and stir until fully incorporated. Batter should be like dough.
  • 4. Add the shredded cheeses and garlic clove and mix into the dough. Using 1 tablespoon at a time, add your liquid of choice until a semi thick batter is formed.
  • 5. Coat heated waffle maker generously with oil and cook the batter until it is all used up.
  • 6. Top with melted butter or other toppings of choice. Sriracha is NEVER optional.


These waffles can easily be cooked in advance and frozen for quick grab and go meals- simply defrost and toast in the toaster to recreate the crispiness it had prior.
 Gluten Free Cheddar and Garlic waffles which are #glutenfree #highprotein and #grainfree- A delicious, savoury twist on the classic!

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63 thoughts on “Gluten Free Cheddar Waffles

  1. Those look great! I AM a sweet pancake/ sweet waffle girl but you are about to convince me to surrender and change to the dark side of the power 😉
    There’s no peanut flour available here (as I said, food-wasteland) Do you think you can substitute peanut flour by almond flour?
    My aunt once made me eat cheese waffles and I didn’t like them at all. But I was a little girl and ate zero cheese. I was a very fussy eater!
    I am such a sucker for a good bargain! Horrible! I might have bought them all 😉 No kidding, I already have a waffle maker and chocolate fountain and mini gugl baking dish and medi gugl baking dish and macaroon baking dish and sandwich maker and mini gril… you get the point!

    1. I cannot believe you didn’t like cheese as a little girl..lucky it’s been rectified!

      You most definitely can make it with almond flour- just be wary with the liquid you use and not make it soupy!

      …they actually have baking dishes for MACAROONS?

  2. Oh my gosh I need a cheapo waffle maker now! I like the idea of freezing them for later, sounds super handy.
    The espresso maker that was recently purchased was the cheapest one in the store and we now use it several times a day! Riley has become an espresso monster (even though I’m pretty sure it was a gift for me). I’m a total sucker for the cheap items by the cash register haha.

  3. Minus the fact that this would kill me, it looks good! Any peanut flour substitution ideas? I don’t think I’ve ever had a savoury waffle before… except for the time I added cumin instead of cinnamon to the batter (I was a little hungover, hence the error)… I didn’t end up eating them. 😛

  4. I never had a waffle in my life, yup. They’re as unpopular as donuts in our country. BUT thank you for providing the GRAMS in this recipe, you’re the best!!! This cup measuring madness drives me crazy!
    Aaaaand weeeekend!!!

  5. So…I have a waffle maker and a chocolate fountain. I don’t have a donut hole maker though! But I have a mini cupcake maker…shit. And all of them were given to me as gifts – apparently, people think that I’m a marketer’s dream? And I wonder why my storage closet feels like it’s exploding…
    I was going to make pancakes for dinner tonight, but I think I’m officially switching them to waffles. Annd still need to try the savoury waffle thing…must get on that soon.

  6. It’s like you’re in my head. I’ve been hard core about to get a waffle maker, and this is posted. I’ve been adding butter, and you slathered these perfect-looking waffles with it. I think it’s a sign.

  7. I’ve actually never tried one before, but I love the idea of a savory waffle!

    Funny story…for my bridal shower years ago, I received a waffle iron as a gift. Mind you, in wasn’t on the registry and I was annoyed that I got one seeing as I thought I’d NEVER use it. So, I returned it to the store. Low and behold, 6 1/2 years later, and now I want a waffle iron. Guess I should of kept it!!!

  8. Cheapo is the wayyy to go (except in certain circumstances…NSFW). Also old, gifted appliances are the best too. My food processor is older than Australia but seeing as we used to live in a world where appliances weren’t meant to break it makes nut butter like a champ and I don’t have to worry about it imploding…but now that I said that it’s for sure going to break on me…

    remind me to tell you about how C and I scored a 52 inch TV from a crack den. I wish I were making this up.


    1. I think your food processor had an affair with my mum’s food processor- it is probably older than the Paleo Cavemen but makes bomb almond butter….although it takes FOR-EVER.

      …I need to hear this story. And in other news, guess who will (hopefully) have cable internet come friday.

  9. Boo and hiss to peanut flour! You and Davs are both out to kill me — I swear. But savoury waffles sound all sorts of fabulous. I’ve never had them before, but I’m definitely not opposed to the idea. I would probably leave out the garlic, though, and top them with plenty of maple syrup for a sweet and salty combo that I love oh so much. And speaking of maple syrup — definitely the best thing to put on waffles or pancakes. I -am- Canadian, after all 😉

    1. Sunshine spoon, you can sub the almond flour for oat, whole wheat or white. Stop making excuses and buy a damn waffle iron.

      …Hmmm. Okay, this weekend I think I need to try out maple syrup on cheese waffles. (potentially) genius spoon.

  10. Another delicious sounding recipe! I haven’t used my waffle maker in ages and never for savory waffles. Gotta get on both of those!

    Random and if you don’t know, no worries – but for the peanut flour, think that PB2 stuff (powdered peanut butter) would work okay?

  11. You were right. Seriously, this sounds like the PERFECT savory waffle to try. I am a sucker for cheese, so it just makes sense to say that I already love this.
    I haven’t put my waffle make to much use, but now I found a reason to. 😉

  12. You know I love these. You had me at whole eggs, two cheeses and garlic. I am totally digging on the savory waffle idea, although I’ll just have to make your savory pancakes again because I don’t have a waffle iron. Boo! These are genius though.

    1. I’ll let you in on a secret…these were made pancake form first. And in case you don’t have the flours I used, they definitely work with wholewheat, white or oat- I made them that way for my sister (who proclaimed the cheese to pancake ratio had to be 3:1).

  13. Haha! My pancake griddle was a grocery store impulse buy! And I swear it’s one of my favorite appliances!

    Interesting to see the peanut flour in these…does the flavor actually come through with all the herbs and cheese? And YAY for Vegemite!!! 😀

  14. Arman, I love that you made these high in protein! It’s easy to fall into the carbohydrate trap in the morning, when the carbs just make you sluggish. Unfortunately, I’m allergic to all forms of coconut, so I’ll have to use my standby… Bob’s Redmill Low Carb baking mix! 🙂

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