Savoury Waffles with Halloumi and Spinach

This popular breakfast staple gets a makeover in this recipe. Keep the waffles crisp in a warm oven while you get the eggs ready. Best eaten freshly served
Savoury Waffles with Halloumi and Spinach
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Savoury Waffles with Halloumi and Spinach
November 10, 2019
Preparation Time 15 minutes
Cooking Time 20 minutes
Serves 6
PHOTO BY Katelyn Allegra
RECIPE BY Katelyn Allegra
FOOD STYLING BY Katelyn Allegra & Cassandra Upton


225g cake flour, sifted
35g corn flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder, sifted
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Natural Sea Salt Flakes
375ml buttermilk
4 tbsp vegetable oil
2 large eggs, separated
75g spinneysFOOD Baby Spinach leaves, shredded
125g halloumi, grated
2 tsp chives, finely chopped
2 tsp spinneysFOOD Mediterranean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
50g Parmesan cheese, grated
2 large eggs, extra, for serving
spinneysFOOD Salt, to season
spinneysFOOD Whole Black Peppercorns, freshly ground, to season

To serve

100g spinneysFOOD Cherry Tomatoes, quartered


  • 1

    Place the flours, baking powder and sea salt flakes in a large bowl and mix to combine.

  • 2

    Add the buttermilk, oil and egg yolks, whisk until smooth and set aside.

  • 3

    Place the egg whites in a medium bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form.

  • 4

    Add the egg white to the flour mixture and gently fold to combine.

  • 5

    Add the spinach, halloumi and chives to the waffle batter and fold to combine.

  • 6

    Preheat a lightly greased waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

  • 7

    Cook 250ml of the batter for 6-7 minutes or until golden brown and crisp.

  • 8

    Repeat with the remaining batter to make 4 waffles. Set aside and keep warm.

  • 9

    Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat.

  • 10

    Sprinkle the Parmesan over the base of the pan and allow to melt, then crack the eggs on top and cook for 1-2 minutes or until just cooked.

  • 11

    Divide the waffles between serving plates and top each with an egg. Serve with the cherry tomatoes.


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