These thick Savory Bacon Waffles are loaded with spices, bacon, cheese, and filled with savory deliciousness! Are you in?
When you think waffles, do you think Belgian? I think German, as in my Oma, who would serve us waffles on Sunday mornings we stayed with her. Okay, lets just put it out there, I am team waffle. They’re just lighter. You can stuff them, stack them between layers of fruit, drizzle them with chocolate, even pour country gravy over them and eat them topped with fried chicken. They can be sweet or savory as these Savory Bacon Waffles. Come on that’s good stuff. Do I sound a little obsessed with waffles? I am!
Pancake vs. Waffle…
Pancakes and waffles typically have the same or similar ingredients but they have different ratios. Typically waffle batter has more butter or oil than pancake batter. Sometimes waffle batter has vanilla extract as well. This, as well as the way they are cooked, gives a different and distinct outcome. Pancakes are soft and spongy with an interior that looks a lot like cake. Waffles, on the other hand, are crisp on the outside and light on the inside more like a doughnut.
What you will need…
Flour, baking powder, salt sugar eggs vegetable oil, milk, sage, chives, black pepper cheddar cheese, and bacon cooked crisp. I like to use 2 strips of bacon because I do not want the bacon flavor to overpower the savory goodness of the sage and chives.
Stick with the adage: mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk the wet ingredients before adding to the dry. Only mix to blend. Lumpy batter is good batter. If you overwork the batter you will not get those beautiful fluffy discs.
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- 2 cups flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon sage, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- Bacon, crisp-cooked
Oil and preheat the waffle iron.
Sift the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, lightly beat the eggs adding in the oil and whisking to a froth.
Add the egg mixture to the flour and gradually stir in the milk. Whisk the waffle mix until smooth.
Stir in the spices, crumbled bacon, and the cheese.
Pour batter onto lightly greased preheated waffle iron. Cook waffles 3-4 minutes until golden brown. Serve with bacon.