Apple Bacon Cheddar Waffles Recipe

Apple Bacon Cheddar Waffles

original recipe by Chef Kirsten Dixon

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk (or whole milk)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 ounces extra sharp Cheddar cheese (non-shredded)
  • 8 pieces bacon (no more than 50% smoked)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple

Instructions

  1. Bring eggs and buttermilk/whole milk to room temperature. In the meantime:
  2. Cook the bacon in the oven at 350 degrees until crispy, but not overcooked.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the flour, soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. Melt the butter and stir in the honey; or add the honey to the butter prior to melting.
  5. Shred the cheese, crumble the cooked bacon, and core and dice the apple.
  6. Crack eggs into a large mixing bowl and beat at medium speed 1-2 minutes.
  7. Add the buttermilk and mix at medium speed another 1-2 minutes, until frothy.
  8. Add butter and honey mixture and incorporate.
  9. Begin to heat the waffle iron.
  10. Add dry ingredients in 3 or 4 batches, scraping the bowl as necessary.
  11. Add apples, bacon, and cheese. Mix into batter using a gentle touch.
  12. Pour batter onto waffle grid. Use an amount appropriate for the waffle maker.
  13. Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.

Yield: about 10 waffles.

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