Bacon Cheddar and Chive Waffles

Bacon Cheddar and Chive Waffles
Bacon Cheddar and Chive Waffles
Bacon Cheddar and Chive Waffles
Bacon Cheddar and Chive Waffles
Bacon Cheddar and Chive Waffles

I’ve heard that many great recipes start out as mistakes.  I like to think that my bacon cheddar and chive waffle recipe falls into this category.  Originally it was meant to be a biscuit recipe, but in my haste, I added twice the amount of buttermilk than was necessary.  I didn’t notice this until I dropped the “biscuits” on the baking sheet and saw that the dough was much tackier than normal.

I shrugged it off and put them in the oven anyway.  About halfway through, I peeked in the oven, and the dough just didn’t look like it would bake properly.  Suddenly I had an “a-ha” moment, pulled out my waffle maker and tossed a little batter in.  They cooked perfectly!  There was a nice crunch on the outside from the cheese and the waffle itself was dense, moist and full of flavor.

These waffles have by far become my new favorite snack.  I think I may try them with a little honey or syrup next time.

Bacon Cheddar and Chive Waffles

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour (, plus more)
  • ¾ cups (1 ½ sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 ¾ cups chilled buttermilk
  • 6 slices of thick cut bacon (, cooked crisp and coarsely chopped)
  • 2 ½ cups (packed) coarsely grated sharp cheddar cheese (about 12oz) – I used while cheddar
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives
  1. Pulse baking powder, salt, sugar, baking soda, and 2 ¾ cups flour in a food processor. Add butter and pulse until the texture of coarse meal with a few pea-size pieces of butter remaining. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add bacon and chives. Stir in buttermilk, then add cheddar cheese, mixing until combined.
  2. Heat a waffle iron. Drop approximately 1/3 cup of batter in each square. Follow the directions on your waffle iron to cook the waffles. Serve immediately.

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