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Yummy Bacon & Cheddar Waffles

Here's a twist on a breakfast favourite that kids will surely love - even for dinner.

August 28th, 2013

Recipe by Paula Bowman

Wrap up these tasty waffles and take them with you when you need to eat on the run.
Makes 10 waffles
Prep Time
40 minutes
  • 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1-3/4 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups coarsely grated sharp cheddar
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked, drained and roughly chopped
  • maple flakes* or maple syrup for serving
  1. Preheat waffle iron to medium high.

  2. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in a bowl and set aside.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks, milk and oil together. Add flour mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in bacon and cheddar, being careful not to over-mix.

  4. Beat egg whites in a small bowl until stiff but not dry. Fold whites into batter.

  5. Spoon 1/2 cup batter into waffle iron. Close and cook until golden and crisp, about 5-6 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

  6. To serve, drizzle with maple syrup, or for a crunchy alternative, sprinkle with maple flakes.

  7. *Maple flakes are dried granules made from pure maple syrup. They pack the same great maple flavour without the stickiness. Look for a carton or bag in the maple syrup aisle.

Nutrients Per Serving

(1 waffle): 216 calories, 9.9 g fat, 178.0 g fibre, 8.6 g protein; good souce of thiamine, riboflavin, folate, vitamin B12 and calcium.

Yummy Bacon & Cheddar Waffles
Photo by Michael Alberstat