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!
Why this recipe works:
- 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!
What equipment do you need to make this parsnip waffles:
To easily break down the parsnips, a food processor with a grater attachment (affiliate link) 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 (affiliate link). I love this waffle iron because the ceramic coating makes it non-stick and easy to use!
How to make savory parsnip waffles:
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).
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!
What goes with savory waffle recipes?
Savory waffles can be served with sweet or savory toppings. Here are some of my favorites:
- Salad greens (with this creamy garlic sauce drizzled on top)
- Chopped tomatoes
- Smoked salmon
- Jalapeno cilantro hummus
- Crumbled bacon
- Candied walnuts
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.
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.
How long will parsnip waffles last?
Parsnip waffles will last about 3-4 days in the refrigerator in a sealed container
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 (affiliate)). Once frozen through, store the waffles in a freezer safe container.
What other flavors of can you add to these savory waffle recipes:
- Italian Seasoning
- Herbs de Provence (affiliate)
- Curry powder
- Chili powder (affiliate)
- Cumin (affiliate)
- Cajun Seasoning
- Ranch seasoning
- Everything Bagel Seasoning
Other great savory breakfast ideas:
- Cauliflower Low Carb Waffles
- Smoked salmon frittata
- Spring veggie frittata
- Cauliflower low carb breakfast tostadas
- Low carb Cauliflower bagels
5 Ingredient Parsnip Waffles | Savory Parsnip Waffles
- 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.
Update Notes: This recipe was originally posted in January 2019, but was published again in May 2019 to include step by step directions, and additional recipe notes.