5 Ingredient Parsnip Waffles | Savory Waffle Recipe

These 5 ingredient parsnip are so easy to make, taste amazing and are perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner! These savory parsnip waffles are gluten free, grain free, paleo, Whole30 and only take 10 minutes and need 5 ingredients!

5 ingredient parsnip waffle savory waffle recipe on a white plate topped with a fried egg, tomatoes and sprigs of thyme. Second savory parsnip waffle in the background
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Why you will love this recipe

  • These parsnip waffles only require 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make. They are grain free, Whole30 friendly and vegetarian.
  • Impress your friends with this out of the box recipe that is so easy to make!
  • These savory parsnip waffles are great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!
  • Serve this savory waffle recipe with asparagus spring salad or topped with oven poached eggs and creamy pea pesto!
Close up of white plate with parsnip savory waffle recipe topped with arugula, tomatoes and dressing with two forks on the left side of the plate.


  • Parsnips (peeled and shredded)
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Garlic Powder (omit for low FODMAP)
  • Dried thyme


Step 1: Peel the parsnips and cut them down to fit into the food processor. Turn on the food processor with the fine grater attachment. Run the parsnips through the grater until all of them are broken down (see video).

Steps on how to break down a parsnip

Step 2: Add the eggs to a large bowl and whisk the eggs

Step 3: Add the spices (salt, garlic powder and dried thyme) to the eggs and whisk well to incorporate.

Step 4: Add the shredded parsnips to the egg mixture and stir well, making sure the parsnips are well coated.

Step 5: Preheat the waffle iron, spray it with non-stick spray and cook ½ of the mixture for 5 minutes in a hot waffle iron.

Step 6: Repeat for the second waffle!

Steps to make savory parsnip waffles

What goes with savory waffles?

Savory waffles can be served with sweet or savory toppings. Here are some of my favorites:

Parsnip savory waffle recipe topped with a fried egg, tomatoes and thyme

What other flavors of can you add

Health benefits of parsnips

Parsnips are a root vegetable and are a relative of the carrot. They have cream colored skin and flesh and have a very distinct, almost nutty but sharp flavor, as they are also a cousin of parsley.

Parsnips often show up easily available in the grocery store during the fall/winter months, but are available in most stores year round! They are full of fiber (specifically soluble fiber) and are a great source of vitamin C. They are also a great low FODMAP non-starchy vegetable.

5 Ingredient parsnip waffles savory waffle recipe on a waffle iron

How to buy and store parsnips

When you are in the store, watch out for parsnips that have started to go soft. Parsnips are often in a bulk bin in the refrigerated section, often around where the other root vegetables (turnips, beets, rutabagas, carrots) are sold.

Store parsnips in the refrigerator. I usually keep them in the vegetable crisper drawer and they last a month or more in the refrigerator.

How to use parsnips

Be sure to peel the skin from the parsnip and cut off the top and the bottom ends.

Parsnips can be used in many ways including making parsnip fries, parsnip hash, parsnip mash, or used in stews or soups (like this Easy Beef Stew Instant Pot Recipe).

Parsnip savory waffle recipe topped with arugula, tomatoes and dressing


Fridge: Parsnip waffles will last about 3-4 days in the refrigerator in a sealed container

Freezer: The waffles can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. To easily freeze the waffles flat, first freeze the waffles completely on a flat surface (baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone liner). Once frozen through, store the waffles in a freezer safe container

Other great savory breakfast ideas

What equipment do you need

To easily break down the parsnips, a food processor with a grater attachment is best! The grater quickly does what hand grater will do in just 1 minute. However, if you don’t have a food processor with this attachment, you can also use a hand grater. 

Also, you will need a waffle iron. I love this waffle iron because the ceramic coating makes it non-stick and easy to use!

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Overhead shot of parsnip savory waffle recipe topped with a fried egg, halved cherry tomatoes and thyme leaves

5 Ingredient Parsnip Waffles | Savory Parsnip Waffles

$2.38 Recipe/$1.18 Serving
5 Ingredient Parsnip Waffles are the perfect healthy savory waffle recipe! Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner, these vegetarian waffles are paleo, Whole30, gluten free and grain free and so easy to make! Ready in 10 minutes and only 5 ingredients!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: paleo waffles, parsnip waffles, savory waffles, whole30 waffles
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 2 waffles

Guided Recipe Video



  • Preheat the waffle iron
  • Peel the parsnips and cut the top and bottom ends off. Cut the parsnips down into small enough pieces to fit into the feeding tube of your food processor.
  • Using the grating attachment of your food processor, grate the parsnips. You can also do this by hand if you don’t have a food processor
  • In a large bowl, combine the two eggs, salt, garlic powder and dried thyme. Mix well.
  • Add the parsnips to the egg mixture and stir well to fully incorporate the eggs into the parsnips
  • Spray the waffle iron with non-stick spray and pour half the mixture onto the waffle iron. Even it out and close the waffle iron. 
  • Cook for 5 minutes. Carefully remove the waffle when finished and cook the second waffle the same way. 


To change up the flavor you can add any of your favorite spice mixes including Italian seasoning, chili powder, curry powder, cajun seasoning and more!
To keep the waffles warm while making the second waffle, place the waffle in a 250F oven. 
The waffles can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days after they are made. The waffles can be frozen for up to 3 months. 

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Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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