Cheesy Chorizo Waffles | Gluten-free & VeganAny of my previous roommates (and The Husband) will tell you how much I love to make waffles on the weekends. To me they are the perfect breakfast, and the waffle iron the perfect kitchen appliance. Where else does such magic occur? You pour in goopy batter and four minutes later you have crispy deliciousness with deep dimples perfect for holding additional yumminess.

While I love sweet waffles (blueberry-oat waffles or pumpkin spice waffles), it was time to go in a savory direction. I bring you these cheesy chorizo waffles topped with salsa, perfect for Meatless Monday.

You have to make your own waffles if you are gluten-free. The original recipe is from my Oster waffle iron pamphlet. Leftover waffles go in the freezer; you can pop them into the toaster for a quick breakfast or lunch. Savory waffles like these can stand in for bread to make quick sandwiches or open-face melts.

Suitable for:
vegan, gluten-free, reduced-sugar diets

Not for:
low-sodium or migraine diets

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This is similar to the waffle iron I use. Happy waffling!

Cheesy Chorizo Waffles | Gluten-free & Vegan

Cheesy chorizo waffles

Savory cheesy chorizo waffles are great for lunch or dinner.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 3 servings


  • 1 tbsp flax seeds (ground)
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour (gluten-free) or Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Mix (165 g)
  • 1 cup milk soy, skim, rice milk
  • 8 ounces soy chorizo (or quinrizo)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (extra virgin) canola oil
  • 2 tbsp corn grits (white, stone-ground) yellow corn meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated, Daiya cheddar-style shreds


Per waffle:
  • 287 calories
  • 19 g fat
  • 3 g saturated fat
  • 7 g monounsaturated fat
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat
  • 0 g trans fat
  • 0 g cholesterol
  • 649 mg sodium
  • 110 mg potassium
  • 25 g carbohydrate
  • 5 g fiber
  • 3 g sugars
  • 9 g protein
  • 8 Weight Watchers Points Plus
These rely on vegan soy chorizo, but you can also use soy-free quinoa chorizo in this recipe. I used shredded Daiya cheddar cheese. You can use your favorite vegan cheddar-style cheese or vegan cashew cheese. For low-sodium diets, omit the salt and use quinrizo and home-made cashew cheese where you control the sodium. If you don't have a gluten-free baking mix blend use 1/3 C. of each of these instead: brown rice flour, garbanzo bean flour, sweet sorghum flour, and oat flour.
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