Bacon, Cheese, and Scallion Waffles Recipe

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Recipe Details

Bacon, Cheese, and Scallion Waffles Recipe

Active 30 mins
Total 30 mins
Serves 6 to 8 servings


  • 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. 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. 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.

Special equipment

Waffle iron

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
331 Calories
14g Fat
37g Carbs
14g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 331
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 743mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 284mg 22%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 228mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)