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Cheesy bacon cornbread waffles. Yes, waffles just got better. With some shredded sharp cheddar, crispy bacon, and cornmeal, waffles have gone from a nice breakfast food to amazing savory disk of goodness!
It started out with, I wanted a waffle iron. I never had homemade waffles as a kid, and I wanted to experiment. Then, there was a sale. A pretty little Cuisinart waffle iron became a staple in my kitchen. I became a mom that kept waffle batter in the fridge so I could make fresh waffles for my kids before school. But they were always basic waffles, maybe with a little food coloring or bananas in them.
But now, chili night will never be the same. With the addition of some cornmeal, and cheddar and bacon tossed in for good measure, Cheesy Bacon Cornbread Waffles are the favorite of kids and adults alike in my house. Really…what doesn’t bacon make better?
While waffles are usually a breakfast food, but these are so savory and delicious, you can’t confine them to just one meal. (Although they are very tasty with syrup!) Add them as a great snack with some nuts, or an accompaniment to a salad for lunch. They are awesome with some chili or hearty soup at dinner too! Who knew waffles could be so versatile?
- 1 lb bacon
- 1 1/4 C flour
- 1 C cornmeal
- 1 T sugar
- 1/2 t baking soda
- 1T baking powder
- 1/4 t salt
- 1 3/4 C milk
- 6 T vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 C cheddar
- Fry the bacon as you like. Drain, cool, and crumble it. Set it aside.
- Mix the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
- Add the milk, oil, and eggs. Mix well. Batter will be slightly lumpy.
- Sprinkle in the crumbled bacon and cheddar; mix well
- Heat your waffle iron, according to the manufacture's instructions. Add the appropriate amount of batter, lower the lid, and cook until the waffle is golden brown and crispy.
- Serve with butter and syrup, or any other favored accompaniments. Enjoy!
Making Cheesy Bacon Cornbread Waffles in Advance
If you’d like to make these ahead, they are very easy to reheat on a cookie sheet in the oven. Just cook them as you normally would, letting them cool and wrapping them in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until you about 15 minutes before you’d like to serve them. Lay them flat in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Bake them in a preheated 425 degree F oven for about 7-10 minutes, until they are heated and crispy.
Next time your family wants waffles, try something a little bit different. Cheesy Bacon Cornbread waffles will fill them up and put a smile on their face!