Savory Bok Choy & Red Pepper Waffles

Savory Bok Choy & Red Pepper Waffles

 If you’re hiding out inside this weekend from sub-zero temps we’re having in the East, you’ll want to make a healthy, delicious meal to keep you warm on the inside as well.  These waffles are a two-for.  That is, you can make some up for breakfast and then save a few for a dinner extraordinaire later that week.  

Savory Bok Choy & Red Pepper Waffles

The waffle batter comes from An Unrefined Vegan – the waffle queen” as she’s known on the web.  And the mushroom gravy can be store-bought or I have a wonderfully flavorful creamy mushroom soup that will reduce down into a savory gravy topping.  I left the little bit of sweetener out of Annie’s recipe so that I could use the waffles both sweet and savory.  It worked great.  Just add whichever topping suits your meal.

Savory Bok Choy & Red Pepper Waffles

 In Washington D. C., we’re lucky to have ‘International Markets’ that always have a good selection of fresh Bok Choy.  Try to get fresh green outer leaves.  Baby Bok Choy would be even better for flavor and texture but the gravy will soften an older stalk if that’s all you can find in your area. 

Savory Bok Choy & Red Pepper Waffles 

 The fresher the veggies are in this the better.  Don’t cook the Bok Choy more than just a minute or two so that it will have a nice crisp texture with the gravy.

Savory Bok Choy & Red Pepper Waffles

Savory Bok Choy & Red Pepper Waffles

 

Bok Choy & Red Pepper Waffles
Put a new twist on your supper with a savory breakfast meal. Creamy mushroom gravy, freshly braised veggies and crisp, delicious waffles. No need for sticky syrup with these babies.
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For the Waffles
  1. 1 cup spelt flour
  2. 1/3 cup oat flour
  3. 1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted and finely ground*
  4. 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp. salt
  6. 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  7. 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed meal + 6 tbsp. water
  8. 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  9. 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk of choice (unsweetened)
For the Topping
  1. 1 1/2 cups creamy vegan mushroom gravy *see notes
  2. 1 bok choy, cleaned and rough chopped
  3. 1 red pepper, diced
  4. salt, pepper, red pepper flakes to taste
Instructions
  1. Sauté bok choy and red pepper in a few drops of oil over medium heat until the bok choy has just wilted some, about 5 minutes or less. The veggies will cook a little more when added to the gravy later so don't over cook them at this stage. Set aside while you make the waffles.
  2. Combine the waffle ingredients in a large bowl to create an airy batter. Set aside and heat your waffle iron. Prepare waffles per your own iron's instructions. Keep your prepared waffles warm in the oven on lowest heat until you're ready to serve.
  3. Warm the soup / gravy and add in cooked veggies right before plating. For more textured veggies, spoon gravy on waffles and top with sautéed veggies.
Notes
  1. If you don't have a store mushroom gravy available (Whole Foods has a good one but it's pricey)
  2. prepare my Creamy Mushroom - link is in the post - and then reduce the liquid down to a preferred gravy consistency.
Adapted from The Unrefined Vegan - Hazelnut Waffles
http://canned-time.com/

 

Savory Bok Choy & Red Pepper Waffles

 And if it’s still Valentine’s Day in your part of the world, hugs and sweet thoughts to All.  

The World could use a whole lot more love whenever we can get it so – enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “Savory Bok Choy & Red Pepper Waffles

  1. Shannon

    These sound absolutely delicious! We were gifted a waffle maker for the holidays this past year and I struggle to find new vegan inspiration for using it, I love this savory twist on waffles – and that you made them healthy and whole grain! Bok choy is one of my absolute fave veggies so this topping really jumped out at me 🙂

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      Wow Shannon! You absolutely just made my day. This recipe was actually from last summer and I am just getting around to posting so I’ve almost forgotten what they were like but I know they were good. My Mom used to serve savory waffles for dinner once or twice a year and it’s a nice change. Definitely something you can change around. Hoping you have a gravy available there as well.
      Thanks for making my day 😉

  2. The Vegan 8

    Angela I am just stunned at these!! I have never in my life had a savory waffles, but honestly every ingredient you listed I LOVE!! Omg, I totally need to make these. These are gorgeous and sound just divine! I’ll have to skip the mushroom gravy since we don’t do mushrooms, but I bet my thyme cabernet gravy would be excellent on these! I think I might have just died a little, for real.

  3. Mandy

    Just, WOW! Savory waffles??! I cannot believe how amazing these look! I’ve recently become a fan of savory oatmeal….but this. This is kind of epic. I’m adding this recipe to my list – can’t wait!! Hope you’re having a great weekend, Angela!

    1. Angela @ Canned Time Post author

      You too Mandy and thanks so much. Hoping you had a better Valentines than we did. Just spent an hour going 3 miles to get home from our dinner cause of wind and snow…glad to be home safe and I could use one of these crunchy warm waffles about now !
      Take care.

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