I’ve shared before that breakfast for dinner is not an uncommon occurrence in my kitchen. We overdid it on omelettes a while ago and have since cut back, but they still occasionally pop up on dinner table. A while back, I needed something to complete dinner – a grain or carb of some sort (yes we eat carbs for dinner – and yes we’re obviously still healthy and alive!). I mentioned savory waffles as an idea to my guy and he was ecstatic (we love our little waffle maker).
Because I wanted them to be savory, I added herbs and cheese. And so Chive + Cheddar Waffles were born!
Again trying to make them a bit heartier, I added cornmeal (you could use polenta, but it’ll be crunchier). For dinner that night, we ate them alone and with a bit of butter.
When we toasted them up for breakfast the next day, my guy poured syrup all over his waffles and I smeared peanut butter on top of mine (no surprise there – on either front).
With how tasty these were, I was politely requested to make them again for Saturday morning breakfast and happily obliged. These are great for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Savory Waffle Batter Recipes
Savory waffles are nothing short of delicious. You can easily add any herbs or cheese. Additionally, bacon or cut up ham (really any meat) would be an easy and tasty addition.
And if you’re really looking to “beef” up your waffles (goodness that sounds terrible), you could add finely cut veggies. It would be better if they’re already cooked and seasoned. Meat-lover and vegetarian savory waffles are all delicious.
For less carby waffles, you can throw a bunch of stuff in the batter – spread the waffle over a longer distance. I do really love adding the cheese, however. It browns in the waffle maker (i.e. savory dinner waffles for the win)!!
CHEDDAR + CHIVE CORNMEAL WAFFLES
This recipe is one of my all time favorite to make (for dinner). The cornmeal waffle recipe is really the star here, but the addition of cheddar cheese and chives really make these addictively delectable. Serve them as a side dish with a protein and veggie for a fun twist on dinner!
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups milk nonfat is fine
- ½ cup Greek yogurt nonfat fine here too
- 2 tablespoons butter melted
- 1 ⅔ cup cornmeal
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ¼ cup chopped chives
- 1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat waffle maker.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, yogurt, and butter. Add in cornmeal, flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Mix in chives and cheddar cheese.
Pour heaping ⅓ Cup spoonfuls of batter on to waffle iron. Close lid and let the magic happen. Remove waffles when light turns green and desired crispiness is achieved.