A savory apple bacon cheddar waffle with a luscious apple pie syrup! Breakfast for dinner tonight and I cannot wait to dig in!
We are trying to make more savory breakfasts after hearing from all of you on facebook about what kind of breakfast recipes you’d like. Actually, we were quite shocked about what it was you all were looking for. We thought for sure everyone would say, “Stuffed french toast, pancakes, German pancakes!” and on and on, but instead we heard, hash browns in the recipe, healthier options and slow cooker ideas. Now that’s something we can get excited about!
We’ve been working on the perfect waffle recipe for our new cookbook coming out, but in the meantime this buttermilk recipe is one of our favorites. The important things for a waffle are, do not over mix and remember to drizzle in the melted butter at the end, stirring gently. This allows the waffles to stay crisp and it gives a lovely golden color.
Why do Waffles Get Soggy?
A Hot Waffle Iron Prevents Soggy Waffles. Waffle-making is, at its essence, a type of baking.
Getting the waffle iron nice and hot means the batter will crisp up as soon as it hits the surface.
But then since we don’t know how to leave things alone, we went ahead and stuffed these buttermilk waffles with cheese and smoked applewood bacon then poured an apple pie syrup all over the top.
What is Applewood Bacon?
Applewood smoked bacon is exactly what the name implies.
It’s cured bacon that is smoked over applewood fires rather than, say, hickory or maple or alder wood fires.
Apple. Pie. Syrup. It’s really, really good. Start out by sauteing apples, then add some butter, buttermilk, apple cider and of course sugar and a touch of karo syrup to help thicken it all up. End with a little baking soda and then continue to boil until slightly thickened. It’s good on everything but especially savory waffles.
We found that sliced cheese works better than shredded as the shredded melted down and disappeared while the waffle baked. Also, watch out on overfill because you will have quite the mess!
How do You Clean a Waffle Iron?
Use a damp cloth to wipe down the exterior.
To remove stubborn, baked-on batter drips, pour a few drops of cooking oil onto the batter.
Let it sit a few minutes to soften, then wipe it away with a damp cloth or paper towel.
Removable cooking plates can be gently washed in warm, soapy water, rinsed clean, and air-dried.
Apple Bacon Cheddar Waffle
For the Waffles
For the Syrup
For the waffles
For the syrup
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 765 Total Fat: 44g Saturated Fat: 24g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 206mg Sodium: 1214mg Carbohydrates: 71g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 36g Protein: 22g