Savory Bacon and Brie Waffles

Savory waffles with bacon brie and chard

These savory bacon and brie waffles are crisp on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Eat plain or top with a fried egg.

Savory Bacon and Brie Waffles

Servings

2 six inch waffles

Ingredients

  • 30 g or 2 tbsp. unsalted butter

  • 68 g or 1/2 cup all purpose flour

  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp. fine sea salt

  • 100 ml buttermilk

  • 1 large egg yolk

  • 1 slice of bacon, cooked and crumbled into pieces

  • 1/4 cup -1/3 cup cubed brie

  • 1 swiss chard leaf, sliced thin

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over very low heat. Remove from heat.

  • Mix the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk the egg yolk and buttermilk together until well combined and pour into the flour mix. Stir until mostly combined, and then pour in the cooled, melted butter. Stir until just combined, then stir in the bacon, brie, and swiss chard.

  • Heat your waffle iron and spray with nonstick cooking oil. Divide the batter evenly and cook according to your waffle maker's directions.

    Enjoy!

    Notes:

    • You can use any melty cheese you want in this recipe. Try mozzarella, gruyere, or your favorite cheddar.
    • If you don’t have buttermilk, or don’t buy it because you know you won’t use all of it, you can mix equal parts Greek yogurt and water and use that instead.
    • If you don’t have or eat swiss chard, use kale or spinach.

    Ramblings:

    Homemade waffles are a special treat in our family. We only eat them when everyone gets together for a special event. 

    The Saturday or Sunday before everyone goes back home, someone makes the batter and brings it to the host’s house, and everyone makes their own waffle. And the waffles are always either plain or, very rarely, blueberry and are eaten with a whole lot of syrup.

    It wasn’t until a few years ago that I discovered two things. 

    First, waffles are supposed to be crisp.  I don’t get the point because, let’s be honest, syrup takes that right out of the equation.  

    Second, waffles can be savory. I’d heard of chicken and waffles, but adding bacon and cheese or almost anything else to the batter? It makes so much sense! 

    So for those days you don’t want to eat dessert for breakfast (I’m looking at you, double chocolate chip waffles), you can try these instead!

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