Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive Waffles. My god. This is what I call breakfast indulgence.
Who says waffles have to be sweet? Savory waffles are having a moment. These are totally indulgent, as in stuffed to the gills with bacon, cheddar cheese, and chive.
I have to say that these babies have opened my eyes to the wonderful world of waffles. I just want to make and eat them every day.
Serve these savory waffles with warm pure maple syrup. I added some red chili flakes in my maple syrup for a little spice because it just wouldn’t be a party without spicing things up.
These aren’t just for breakfast, you can cook up a batch and serve them for dinner during the week. Top with a sunny side egg… or fried chicken (oh, wow) for a complete meal. They can also be used as the bread component in sandwiches. Okay, you understand where I’m going with this—the possibilities are endless with these waffles.
- 12 oz. bacon
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon fresh black pepper
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- 1¾ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1-2 tablespoons chives, chopped
- warm maple syrup, for serving
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Lay the bacon strips on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Drain on paper towels and let cool.
- Place the bacon strips in a food processor and pulse until it’s all crumbled. Transfer crumbled bacon to a bowl and set aside.
- Preheat waffle iron.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together—the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pepper. In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together—the eggs, buttermilk, and 2 tablespoons of the melted butter. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and whisk until smooth (make sure to not overmix). Fold in the bacon, cheddar, and chives to the waffle batter.
- Brush preheated waffle iron with remaining melted butter. Scoop the batter into waffle iron in batches and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve with warm maple syrup.