Savory Waffles with Spicy Maple Syrup

Savory waffles will spice up your brunch thanks to the hot sauce infused batter and the spicy maple syrup.  Made healthier using almond flour, no refined sugar, and a whole serving of veggies! 

This post is sponsored by my friends at Yellowbird Sauces.

spicy savory waffles

Waffles are no longer just for your sweet tooth!  This recipe uses a combination of almond flour, coconut flour grated zucchini, Yellowbird hot sauce and extra spices to bring you a savory waffle like never before!  One that is flavorful, satisfying, and healthy!

Hot Sauce Heaven

If you haven’t tried Yellowbird before, you definitely need to put it on your to-do list. They have an original and an organic line, and they have so many fun options.  There are five to try:

  • Jalapeno
  • Serrano
  • Blue Agave Sriracha
  • Habanero
  • Ghost pepper

Serrano is their most popular, the blue agave has a great mix of spicy and sweet which makes it so fun and versatile, the habenero is my personal fave, and the ghost pepper is truly for the brave!

Besides the fact they are super tasty – they never use added preservatives, artificial anything, and slow cook their peppers to really bring out their flavor.  If you want to check them out further, shop them online  here or find them in a store near you!

So after you make a round of these if you are looking for some sweet dishes to round out your brunch I’ve got you covered.  Check out my triple chocolate avocado zucchini bread, my fresh peach paleo pancakes, and my cold brew donuts for a brunch you won’t soon forget!

spicy savory waffles

Let’s Make some Savory Waffles!

So the first tip is for the zucchini. It doesn’t matter if you use a small or larger grater, either will work.  I used a smaller one though.  That was just so the pieces of zucchini “mix in” better and you dont really notice them! The real key is to get as much of the moisture out of them as possible.  This way our waffles don’t get mushy.  Do this simply by patting it with paper towels or a cloth until you’ve gotten as much out as you can (it will never be fully gone and that is okay!).  Or use a nut milk bag and strain.  You can even sprinkle some salt on them to bring out excess moisture.

Other than that it is pretty straightforward! Just dont make these too big because then the batter gets a little delicate.  The smaller they are the crispier and easier to handle!

I have used both the agave sriracha and the habanero sauce for the actual waffles and think both of them are great.  However I recommend the agave sriracha for the syrup.

And feel free to use more or less spice depending on your preference!

In addition to the listed ingredients, you will need:

  • a waffle maker
  • a large mixing bowl
  • a spoon or whisk
  • a grater
  • oil to spray your waffle maker

Happy brunching!

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Savory Waffles with Spicy Maple Syrup

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  • Author: Megan
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 mini waffles 1x


Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

Savory waffles will spice up your brunch thanks to the hot sauce infused batter and the spicy maple syrup.  Made healthier using almond flour, no refined sugar, and a whole serving of veggies! 




  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp Yellowbird Sauce. (I have used both the agave srircha and habanero)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 dashes of cayenne




  1. Shred your zucchini, measure out one cup,  and then dry it out a little bit (doesn’t need to be completely dry you just don’t want it soaking wet.  You can use paper towels).
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir until combined.
  3. Bake on a waffle maker following appliance’s instructions.


  1. Combine maple syrup and hot sauce and whisk to combine
  2. Pour generously over waffles!


You can also top these with other fun options! One of my favorite is spreading spicy guacamole over them and topping with a fried egg.

For more tips, read the paragraph before the recipe.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Waffle Maker
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/2 of recipe

If you try these savory waffles please leave a comment below letting me know your thoughts!  If you remake on Instagram don’t forget to tag me at @donutworry_behealthy so I can see your creation and share in my stories!


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