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Savory Waffles Recipe with Bacon & Cheddar

Learn how to make this Savory Waffles Recipe for an impressive brunch or make-ahead breakfast. Pair these easy homemade waffles and with an egg and a drizzle of maple syrup for a sweet-and-savory meal.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 365 kcal
London Brazil


  • 1 ¼ cups flour or a gluten free 1-to-1 blend
  • ½ cup cornmeal medium grind
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 ¼ tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk regular milk or a plant-based milk
  • ¼ cup butter melted and cooled
  • ¾ cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 6 oz. bacon cooked and crumbled
  • ¼ cup chives chopped


  1. Turn on waffle iron and allow it to heat up for at least 5 minutes while preparing the batter.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, cornmeal, cornstarch, sugar, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add eggs, milk, and melted and cooled butter to a separate large bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and mix by hand until well incorporated.
  5. Stir in shredded cheese, crumbled bacon, and chopped chives until combined.
  6. Spray the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and pour in the waffle batter. Cook according to your waffle iron’s instructions.*
  7. Serve savory waffles with an over-easy egg, additional fresh chives, and either a drizzle of pure maple syrup -OR- a dollop of sour cream. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • I use about ½- cup of batter for one 4-inch square waffle.
  • My waffle iron takes about 5 minutes on medium heat.
  • To Store: Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.
  • To Freeze: Place in a freezer-safe airtight container and freeze for up to 3-4 months.
Nutrition Facts
Savory Waffles Recipe with Bacon & Cheddar
Amount Per Serving
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 86mg29%
Sodium 621mg27%
Potassium 293mg8%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 206mg21%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.