September – Failure of Cauliflower Waffles

Any regular reader of this blog knows that I have a love affair going with cauliflower. When I saw a recipe for cauliflower waffles (of my goodness, how can you ever turn down a waffle?!), I had to try it. It looked amazing We were leaving the next day for a trip to Europe, but that didn’t discourage me. I was that curious (and can you say probably misguided), I needed to make them the evening before I left.

I have made waffles in the past, delicious sourdough waffles. And I enjoy the savoy type of waffle rather than the sweet ones. This recipe was full of cheese and herbs, a perfect base for summer vegetables.

I’m not a novice for substituting cauliflower in recipes to reduce the carbohydrates. Cauliflower pizza or flatbread, stir fried riced cauliflower, and mashed cauliflower (as a substitute for potatoes) are favorites at our house. I had no reason to think this would be any different.

Well, not so good.


Failure 2

Failure 2

Ok, I would say needs further practice and work.

If any of you are successful in making these, please let me know what I did wrong. The original post looks wonderful. It didn’t say how long they cooked the waffle, or if you needed to grease the waffle maker (my own is non-stick and doesn’t usually need extra oil).

The waffle spirit was not with me.IMG_4825

The compost pile was very happy.

14 thoughts on “September – Failure of Cauliflower Waffles

  1. I’ve seen waffles made out of potatoes but never cauliflower. I love the idea of this, wonder what went wrong, gave me an idea to try my cauliflower pizza crust in the waffle maker minus the cheese maybe. Hmmm I think it’s a great idea.

  2. Cauliflower waffles sound just delicious! And things like this is always how we learn… 🙂 The original recipe seemed to contain a lot of cheese, which might have something to do with the stickiness? Suzanne’s idea of using cauliflower pizza crust in a waffle iron might hold up!

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