Bacon Cheddar Waffles

makes 4 to 6 servings
recipe slightly adapted from the Weelicious Cookbook

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese (I used a Monterey Jack & Cheddar blend)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cooked bacon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • maple syrup for serving

Preheat waffle iron. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and whisk until blended. Add the cheese and bacon and mix to coat with the flour mixture (this helps avoid clumping).

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and oil. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and whisk just until combined, taking care not to over mix.

Grease hot waffle iron. Pour about 1/2 cup batter into the waffle iron and cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until waffles are golden and cheese is melted. Repeat with the rest of the batter. Serve with maple syrup.