Bacon, Cheese, and Scallion Waffles

Bacon, Cheese, and Scallion Waffles

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  • Yield:Serves 6 to 8
  • Active time: 30 minutes
  • Total time:30 minutes
  • Rated:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (about 10 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 6 ounces bacon, cooked until crisp, crumbled, plus 1 tablespoon reserved bacon fat
  • 6 ounces freshly grated cheddar cheese
  • 6 scallions, whites and light greens only, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Maple syrup


  1. 1.

    Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl and whisk until homogenous. Whisk together eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, and bacon fat in a medium bowl. Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix until just combined and no pockets of dry flour remain. Fold in bacon, cheese, and scallions.

  2. 2.

    Preheat a Belgian waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Spray waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and cook waffle batter according to manufacturer's instructions, using about 1 cup of batter per waffle. Serve as they're ready with maple syrup, or keep warm on a rack in a 200°F oven while you prepare the remaining waffles.