Waffles are a go to in our house, I love adding different things to them, taking a breakfast staple and making appropriate for any time of day. We’ve added in mashed potatoes, blue cheese, shredded pork, you name it.
At one point I made pizza stuffed waffles, which btw, totally awesome, but getting the sauce to dough ratio can be tough.
This time around, I had left over pizza toppings in the fridge that I knew I needed to use up, so out came the waffle maker. We had shredded cheeses, crumbled bacon, pulled pork with a siracha bourbon bbq sauce, caramelized onions, diced up chicken, and green onions to use up. I had some breakfast sausage patties that needed to be cooked as well, so we fried them up too.
Then I got creative.Bacon Cheddar Green Onion Waffles. Breakfast at it's finest. #bacon #waffles #columbusohio #cookeatexplore Click To Tweet
We started out sticking with a breakfast theme :: Egg, breakfast sausage, and cheddar, sandwich style.
Of course, as with any breakfast waffle, I busted out the maple syrup and drenched it.
Due to the amount of syrup that I dumped on, going forward, I would recommend leaving the waffles in the iron long enough to get nice and crispy, otherwise, you’re going to be eating your sandwich with a knife and fork.
The next round was served open face, starting with a fried egg, layering on caramelized onions, pulled pork and green onions. This one was meant to be eaten with knife and fork, and was pretty delicious.
Waffles are a great base, you can truly add anything to them, or use them as sandwich break, which my one of my amazing blogger babe friends does here, with her Chicken Bacon Ranch Waffle sandwiches, which are awwweeeeeesome.
Base Waffle Recipe
Yield 10 Small Waffles
This recipe is great on it's own, with butter and syrup, or, can be loaded up with whatever you can dream up.
A go to at our house is crumbled bacon on it's own, or, adding in cheddar cheese and diced green onion.
- 2 cups flour (I use all purpose)
- 3 tablespoons sugar (you can adjust a little bit depending on your preference for sweet)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 cups vanilla almond milk
- 7-8 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
Dump everything together into a bowl and mix well together. If you have a stand mixer, it works well, if you don't, a hand held mixer works well. (I haven't tried mixing by hand, but if you do, make sure that you whisk everything together so that the batter is not lumpy. )
Heat waffle iron to medium high. Make sure that the plates are hot before starting.
You can skip the next step if you're wanting to go with plain waffles.
Dump one cup of batter into a small bowl, adding whatever you want to load your waffle with. I used shredded cheddar, crumbled bacon, and chives.
Mix all together with a fork, making sure everything is well incorporated. Once everything has been mixed well, move to the next step.
Dump one cup of batter into the center of the waffle iron, let it settle out, and close iron to cook.
Check for done-ness by the lifting the edges of the waffles with a fork, if they lift out easily, they're good to go.