Savoury Waffle Recipes

Mix up your standard waffle routine with savoury ingredients for a new tasty meal.

We all love homemade waffles. Piled high, swimming in syrup, topped with a blanket of powdered sugar; these crispy dough treats are sweet heaven on a plate. Buttery, gooey goodness gets trapped in a waffle’s tiny square pockets, bringing a flavour explosion in the morning. Let’s face it: There might not be a better breakfast food. But, is that all they’re good for?

No, waffles are much more versatile than many of us realize. We can show off waffles in an array of savoury flavours any time of day. Top this crunchy cuisine with melty Gouda and ham, sautéed spinach and roasted garlic butter — or even hearty chili and sour cream. Advanced waffle wizards (those with a waffle iron in the kitchen) can even incorporate a variety of flavours and spices into the actual waffle batter before it hits the heat!

Spicy jalapenos and cheddar? Pesto Parmesan? There are no wrong answers with this multitalented morsel, so stop waffling with your waffles!

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Easy Cheesy Waffles

500 mL (2 cups) all-purpose flour
7.5 (1 1/2 tsp) baking powder
5 mL (1 tsp) baking soda
2 large eggs
500 mL (2 cups) buttermilk
75 mL (5 tbsp) melted butter
175 mL (3/4 cup) grated Parmesan cheese
175 mL (3/4 cup) grated Havarti cheese
5 mL (1 tsp) sugar
Fresh ground black pepper to taste


  1. Whisk eggs, buttermilk and butter in a medium bowl until combined
  2. Separately, mix flour, baking powder and baking soda until combined, and then add to wet mixture
  3. Whisk until smooth
  4. Stir in the rest of the ingredients until well combined
  5. Add 75 mL (1/3-cup) mixture to preheated waffle iron, and cook until desired crispness (5-6 minutes for golden brown)
  6. Slap those babies on a plate and serve with crème fraiche, tomato soup or whatever else sounds delicious!

Cornmeal Waffles Con Queso

Ingredients (Waffles)
425 mL (1 3/4 cups) buttermilk
2 eggs
75 mL (5 tbsp) butter
375 mL (1 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
250 mL (1 cup) yellow cornmeal
30 mL (2 tbsp) sugar
30 mL (2 tbsp) baking powder
5 mL (1 tsp) baking soda
5 mL (1 tsp) salt
30 mL (2 tbsp) minced chives
2 mL (1/2 tsp) hot sauce
45 mL (3 tbsp) dried bell pepper flakes

Ingredients (Queso)
125 mL (1/2 cup) prepared salsa
200 grams (8 oz) cream cheese
250 mL (1 cup) grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 bunch scallions, chopped
255 grams (10 oz) chopped spinach

Instructions (Waffles)

  1. Whisk buttermilk, eggs and butter thoroughly, and then add the rest of the ingredients
  2. Combine well, and then let batter sit for ten minutes to soften
  3. Ladle 75 mL (1/3 cup) portions into waffle iron and cook until desired crispness

Instructions (Queso)

  1. Heat salsa, cream cheese and shredded cheese on low heat until mixture is smooth
  2. Stir in scallions and spinach
  3. Serve over waffles and enjoy!

BLT Waffle Sandwich

250 mL (1 cup) all-purpose flour
250 mL (1 cup) buttermilk
3 slices bacon, fried and cut into small pieces
55 grams (2 oz) blue cheese, broken into small pieces
15 mL (1 tbsp) brown sugar
45 mL (3 tbsp) baking powder
5 mL (1 tsp) salt
5 mL (1 tsp) black pepper
30 grams (1 oz) melted butter
2 heirloom tomatoes, in large slices
Crisp iceberg lettuce leaves
225 grams (1/2 pound) bacon strips, fried crispy
Mayonnaise to taste


  1. Mix first 9 ingredients in a bowl until combined
  2. Grease waffle maker and cook batter to preferred crispiness
  3. Place tomato slices, bacon and lettuce on your waffle
  4. Spread mayo to taste on another waffle, and voila! A waffle BLT!


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