Savory Waffles with Mushroom Gravy

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I’m real into mushrooms this week. I bought 3 packages. I love baby bellos. Mostly because they are called baby bellos. Why the hell wouldn’t you want to buy something with the cutest name on earth?! It’s way cuter than baby carrots. That’s not even creative.

These savory waffles just made me want sugary waffles. Well, mostly syrup. Is it weird to want to drink syrup? Laura would say yes. She obviously has terrible taste. But I am still resisting sugar on this 21 day detox. It’s been 2 days and I haven’t cried or thrown a b*tch fit. I’m extremely proud of myself, especially since it’s monthly gift time. Don’t you guys love when I update you on that kind of stuff? I wonder how many readers I just lost…

This is funny though. My favorite comment from yesterday about the sugar detox was from Kristina, “Allergies, no nuts?, no sugars? and basically no alcohol?!!! Girl, I hope that at least you’re having crazy amounts of wild sex because you are my idol!. Good luck in your 21 days.” Oh Kristina, I wish that were the case as well. But I’m pretty much a nun. Minus the religion part. Or a cat lady. Minus the cats. I’m allergic to those too. What the f*ck am I going to do on the weekends? Make desserts I can’t eat. Cool. Oh wait, and workout. Duh.

I cleaned out my closet yesterday. Spring cleaning, if you will. I now have 46 extra hangers. That’s an exaggeration. And pretty much a closet only filled with CrossFit tshirts and sweatshirts. That’s not an exaggeration. Thankfully I plan on only going to the gym and hanging out in my kitchen on weekends from here on out. No need for dress up clothes.

Styrofoam rubbing on styrofoam is by far the worst sound in the world. I almost threw up when I heard it.

Ok, so I had a comment the other day pointing out the fact that I must only have 4 friends since only 4 have written guest celebrity posts on my Friday blog posts. Sorry guys for filling your Fridays with recipes instead. I’m a bad person. And you all obviously hate me. Understandable. But surprisingly, I actually do have more than 4 friends so one of them will be guest posting this Friday. Yep, I have 5. Her name is Jenny and she is pretty much a complete badass. Not only is she incredibly caring towards each and every one of her friends, but she is driven and willing to try anything. Including CrossFit. She will be writing her post about being new to CrossFit and CrossFit competitions. Yay Jenny!

This recipes is like biscuits and gravy, but with waffles. Waffles are the new biscuit. Biscuits are so last year.


Savory Waffles with Mushroom Gravy

  • Yield: 4 1x



For the savory waffles

  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoonscanned coconut milk
  • 2 heaping tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

For the mushroom gravy

  • 1/2lb ground beef (or breakfast sausage)
  • 1/2 cup sliced baby bellos or button mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Turn on waffle iron.
  2. Place all ingredients for savory waffles in your food processor to combine.
  3. Pour batter into your waffles iron. It should not be runny, it will be a bit more on the thick side.
  4. Now place a large skillet over medium heat and add your ground beef.
  5. Use a wooden spoon to break up the beef. Once some of the fat has released from the meat, add your mushrooms.
  6. After about 5 minutes, once the mushrooms have begun to soften, add your coconut milk and spices. Let cook down for about 6-8 minutes and then place on low for 2-3 minutes to thicken.
  7. Once your waffles have cooked through, top them off with gravy.
  8. Get this though, make them with bacon and eggs as well and life will be perfect. I just had none. So my life sucked. Not really.


Makes 4 waffles!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


59 thoughts on “Savory Waffles with Mushroom Gravy”

  1. Dear Juli,

    Please stop being so damn funny. I spend the whole time reading your article shaking my head and trying to suppress odd quiet laughs that sound like I can’t breathe. People are starting to stare.


  2. I’m almost 32, and the oldest of the siblings. When my parents ask when they can get grandbabies (I’m also very single) I tell them: “just you wait, at this rate it’ll be the second coming of Jesus.”

  3. Nadine_Aussie fan

    Those waffles look amazing. I dont have a waffle iron so I suck. But I must invest in a food processor before the waffle maker.
    Could you do another “What I ate today” post. I love them… and it gives me ideas on what I should be eating through the day. Love ya work JB

  4. Love this post, how it made me laugh! I so look forward to your recipes and comments, please keep up the good work as you are an inspiration to me.

    So far I have lost 28lbs in 8 weeks all down to Paleo and my first attempt at CrossFit

    1. How long did it take you (Chris – and you too, Juli!) to see results in your weight-loss after starting paleo? I have been eating paleo with about 90% consistency for the past 2-3 weeks and am not seeing much (if any) difference. I also gym 3-5/week (although it is a globo-gym…joining Crossfit is on the August to-do list!)…what’s wrong with me??? 🙁

      1. Lane, I haven’t joined the CrossFit bandwagon, but I did start a grain-free (not just gf) and dairy-free regimen two months ago and I’ve seen amazing results in the definition of my midsection! Without changing my exercise routine, either (yoga 1-2x a week and the occasional hike). I’d emphasize it means no grain at all – no rice, no oats either – which I think is the main driver. I didn’t know I had sensitivities to grain, but I think omitting all grain has decreased inflammation, which decreases my size. You might try that if you want to see visual results!

  5. You’re the healthier form of blogme (as opposed to boring, real life me). I just started eating all Paleo (which is how I found you via Instagram #paleo!), so hopefully that first statement will only be slightly true soon enough. Or else I will cry in a corner.

  6. This combination of mushrooms and waffles is BLOWING MY MIND. Still trying to imagine what it will taste like.

    Also, if I don’t have a waffle iron can this be pancake batter? I love pancakes and dislike buying one use kitchen gadgets. Win win!

    1. I don’t think pancakes will really work because they won’t cook through the same. I know buying an appliance that does once this is annoying but SOOOOOO worth it

    2. @Jenna. Check out a local thrift stores for used appliances. You could probably find a waffle iron for under $10, maybe even like $5.

  7. Ok, this is super random and those waffles look amazing, but a long time ago you had a post about butt burn. I get the worst butt burn and was wondering if anyone has tried anything that has worked?! I have used body glide, tape, etc and nothing has really worked. Juli–any recommendations?

    1. I stopped getting butt burn when my ass got huge. Eat more waffles with gravy. Kidding. A lot of women at our gym put a sock in their pants. I have butt scars. Makes me look tough.

    2. 1. Compression shorts on heavy sit up days
      2. Ab-mat with a hoodie folded up under your booty

      These will save you from the post-wod shower of horror.

      1. Ahhh, we refer to this as “Crack Rash” in my crossfit gym. We also use an abmat for situps to prevent it from happening!

  8. well.. If I liked mushrooms at all.. I might try these.. I suppose I can substute other nummies..
    I just bought me some bodyglide. it was pink! (well.. the package was) seriously. I can’t wait to try it. gonna tonight. running is hard on the lady parts. never heard of socks in the pants.. i thought only men did that!

  9. “Styrofoam rubbing on styrofoam is by far the worst sound in the world. I almost threw up when I heard it.” THIS IS ME!

    Fun fact, I’m vegan and don’t do crossfit but I like reading your blog! 🙂

  10. That looks amazing. I’m a big fan of mushrooms. Will have to try these one of these days. Now, I just need to find a waffle iron to borrow.

  11. So I’ve been seriously considering starting the Whole30 but I’m scared I’ll be the crankiest B if I don’t have sugar or alcohol for 30 days!! But I guess nows a good time if you’re not going to be tempting us with sweet treats!
    You cleaned out your closet?!… Tell me you found a small orange paleomg tank top stashed somewhere in the back?! I LOVED that color!

  12. Really looking forward to Jenny’s post!! I started eating paleo about 6 months ago and it led me to crossfit. I started doing the crossfit WODs with my husband maybe 2 months ago. We’ve always been athletic, I played collegit lacrosse and my husband recently qualified for the Boston marathon. I was getting really bored just running around the neighborhood and lifting at the gym and then crossfit came into my life! Lets just say my husband and I were put in our place when we started…holy moly it kicks my ass. I’m in lOVE though. I’ve never felt better and I love where my health is going. I’m just rambling and trying to just say thank you paleo and crossfit!!! You changed my life.

  13. I am not a crossfitter, either, but I live vicariously through my friends whose son owns CF702 in Las Vegas. You people are CRAZY, lol! I love to read your posts – you crack me up. I am going to try these. I am not a big pancake/waffle girl because I don’t care for syrup (too sweet) but these look delicious! Thanks for your humor – I love it!

  14. Could these be made with a Belgian waffle maker? I don’t have a regular waffle iron, but these look so delicious I reeeeally want to try them!

    Thank you so much for all your recipes! And the laughs I get reading your posts… 😉

  15. I’ve decided I’m following suit, no sugar. Although I’m starting 8/1 and doing 30 days. And somehow I got a big buncha gals to be tortured with me as well. I even started a FB group for it, haha, NERD! I know. It’s all about the support. I am though still going to eat a little fruit but definitely cut down on my intake. Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Hi Juli, love your posts!!! but stop beating yourself up over your ass! Youve got a great body that I would kill for! This recipe looks great, im a huge mushroom fanatic, so ill give it a go on saturday. Good luck with your detox. Also, if you offended anybody by mentioning your on the rag, f+ck em, unfortunately its part of life. Deal with it people. Or should we say deal with it men.

  17. I am totally making these tomorrow morning! My 8 year old and I think that they look most excellent. Thanks for continuing to enrich our lives in a culinary way. And making me laugh every single day. Everyone needs that and I can always count on you.

  18. These sound great and a fantastic spin on the “breky” version. Would these work for a sweet version if you left out the spices or subbed in some cinnamon and nutmeg? I’m thinking breakfast with a fruit compote instead of syrup.

    Just found your blog through TrapIt. Very funny and you are obviously single by choice — you own “strong is the new sexy”!

  19. I saw this yesterday, skimmed over it. But, I’m back. Why? Because of the post today about all the haters. Srsly. It’s why I read/saw The Golden Compass & loved the new Godzilla. What clinched it for me was the visual of this with eggs & having a biscuits & gravy experience. There are a hundred good sweet waffle recipes out there. WTG, thinking outside the box! I hope these freeze well, cuz I’m making a mess of them!! <3

  20. So I was really upset because these sounded so good and I REALLY wanted to try them, but… I don’t have a waffle maker, ran out of 2 or 3 or the spices, and was completely out of mushrooms! But after living for 5 years in the middle of a jungle you basically have no other choice than to become le substitution master – kidding, but you learn how to substitute the heck out of anything. So made these as pancakes (forgot the baking soda so it turned into crepes haha), decided to man up with the lack of spices, and sub’d capsicum for mushrooms. Although i’m sure they weren’t as flavourful as you intended they were for SURE a party in my mouth. Thanks a million!! (:

  21. Made these today. You never cease to amaze me Juli Bauer. These were great! My daughter and I really liked the waffles. They were moist enough and not dry at all. Well done!

  22. You are a damn genius. After seeing this yesterday, I knew it was going to be dinner tonight. I didn’t have coconut flour so I subbed tapioca, and they came out delightfully. Probably my favorite thing I’ve made from your site so far, and that’s saying a lot!

  23. I knew I needed a waffle iron. I just didn’t realize how bad until I saw this post.

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to wipe the drool off my keyboard.


  24. Butt burn – this won’t necessarily prevent the burn, but should make showering less painful – Aquaphor. You can try it as a substitute for body glide during the workout. Applying a layer over any “burned” areas pre-shower should help lessen or prevent the pain of water hitting those areas (assuming you don’t wash it all off during the shower).

  25. Whoever got mad at you for savory waffles are dumb. I grew up with my dad making pancakes and sausage gravy every Sunday and that is so so so much better than biscuits and gravy!! The pancakes just soak up the gravy and they’re so tender and . . . could you please invent a sausage gravy and pancakes recipe so I can eat them again? Please please please? If anyone can do it, it’s you J.

  26. I made this last night. My husband kept moaning yum while he was eating and then in between bites commenting how wierd it was that we were having waffles for dinner. Both my kids gobbled it up too.

  27. Styrofoam on styrofoam makes my whole body cringe and my blood run cold, I am actually getting uncomfortable writing about it. I literally read all your recipes and I cant beleive the first time I comment is about this, haha. All your recipes rock though, love them!!! There I just totally redemned myself 🙂

  28. Christen Suratt

    I think I will try to put this in pie form? Cook the meat and mushrooms put in a 9×12 or 8×8 and then top with the batter and bake? I don’t have a waffle iron so….

      1. Christen Suratt

        OMG Juli!!!! It came out like yorkshire pudding. It was freaking fantastic. My hubby is gonna freak tonight. We are on day 4 whole 30 and my god I ate probably three bites and have a food baby. Its amazing! I wish I could show you a pic!!!! INSANE. You rock.

  29. Ladies, I am making this tonight and CANNOT WAIT. I love shrooms, love savory. Super stoked. Will let you know how this goes. No waffle maker for me (my husband has cut off my kitchen tool buying) so am making ‘muffin’ type things. Will let ya know!

  30. These are hugely fluffy, especially stacked three high, they look like bones from the angle you photographed them – which could be really fitting for Halloween.

  31. So I am new to Paleo and discovered this site about 2 weeks ago (I had not lived), and have been pretty obsessed since! Like, non creepy person obsessed of course.
    I had this recipe for breakfast this morning- AMAZEBALLS! Then, for lunch I made the broccoli fritters and topped it with some leftover beef mixture. I’m pretty sure they made babies in my mouth.Thanks Juli! I shall continue to be outrageously amazed by your wonderful recipes all the way from Australia 🙂

  32. OMG! I am not the only one who thinks that styrofoam rubbing against styrofoam is the worst sound in the whole word! That and the sound of a straw against a slurpee cap is pretty damn horrible.

  33. First – love the blog. The last time I did Paleo, it was just lean meats, veggies, fruit, and nuts. I am shocked coming back after 10 years – yes I was a bad boy who ate poorly and got fat – I am shocked at all the food options. As someone who loves to cook, I am having a blast. Gotta get healthy and pretty again to land another hubby. Lol!

    As for these waffles – I am gonna have to make them for scrambled eggs and sausage gravy. Give me a side of fried apples and I am in breakfast heaven.

    Thanks for your creativity and humor!

  34. Juli, you are single handedly saving my marriage one recipe at a time. I enjoy Crossfit and eating Paleo (and Paleo-like, if there is such a thing) and my husband doesn’t really get into any of that. Thankfully I stumbled upon your recipes and also enjoy reading your blogs, we think a lot alike and it’s refreshing to know someone else out there struggles with the same demons. Keep it up!

  35. I love, love this recipe and have made it a few times now. Only thing is I can only get 2 waffles with my waffle maker! I have also made the waffles with just salt and pepper and used them for eggs Benedict instead of English muffins. You’re awesome!!! Can’t wait for your book with the Caveman!

  36. I think my waffle make is twice as big as yours. I doubled the recipe (and to make it thick, when you say heaping, you mean HEAPING) and only got 4 waffles out of it.

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