Ham and Cheese Waffles

Ham and Cheese Waffles

About once a month I decide to make breakfast for dinner. I typically resort to this option because I have nothing planned, or I know that all of the kids will eat very well and probably lick their plates when finished.  This past week was no exception. I walked in the door, had nothing planned for dinner, and scoured my refrigerator and pantry. I saw that I had some delicious bacon, and some waffle mix. I knew right away that I would be making my bacon stuffed waffles, and as I continued to search through the refrigerator, I noticed some nice havarti cheese, and some deli ham. Those bacon stuffed waffles had me thinking of taking that idea, but incorporating ham and cheese. Was that a genius idea, or what? Maybe it was the thought of that savory Monte Cristo sandwich I made some time ago that my wife really loved, and maybe it was that idea where I wanted to surprise anyone interested in trying this waffle.

Ham and Cheese Waffles Recipe

Let’s get started on these simple, delicious, and savory waffles.

Ingredients: (This makes approximately 4 waffles)

  • 2 cups of Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete Pancake and Waffle Mix
  • 1 1/2 cups of cold water
  • 1/3 cup of canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of thinly sliced ham, diced (per waffle)
  • 1/2 cup of havarti cheese, grated (per waffle)
  • 1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • Cooking spray
  • Waffle iron
  • Syrup (optional)
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)

To make the batter, add the waffle mix to a large mixing bowl. Add in the water and oil, and mix until there are no more lumps. Let the batter rest for about 5 minutes, and preheat your waffle iron.

Add the oil to a skillet and bring it up to medium heat. Toss in the diced ham, and cook for a few minutes, just until it gets slightly crisp.  Remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel to drain any remains of oil.

Once the iron is hot, spray cooking spray on the grates, then ladle in enough of the waffle batter to fill in the base of the waffle iron. Sprinkle with the ham, then the cheese, then ladle just a bit more batter onto the top. Close and seal the iron, give it a turn, and cook for about 4 minutes. Turn again, and continue to cook for a couple of more minutes, or until the waffle is a golden brown.

How to make Ham and Cheese Waffles

Remove the waffle, and slice your waffle. Repeat with the remaining waffles. Sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar.

Repeat with remaining batter. You can keep the waffles warm and for the most part crisp and fluffy in a preheated 225 oven while you repeat the process.

At first you will not notice the ham or cheese, until first bite. You get that sweetness from the waffle batter, then comes a bit of that awesome cheesiness which is balanced by some smokey and salty ham.  To say the least, it is awesome. My wife giggled a bit as she was surprised at how awesome the waffle was, and as I only made one, I knew she had wanted another one. So did I. Let’s just say I will be making these more than once a month. I hope you enjoy.

Ham and Cheese Waffles
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Serves: 5
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups of Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete Pancake and Waffle Mix
  • 1½ cups of cold water
  • ⅓ cup of canola oil
  • ½ cup of thinly sliced ham, diced (per waffle)
  • ½ cup of havarti cheese, grated (per waffle)
  • ½ tbsp canola oil
  • Cooking spray
  • Waffle iron
  • Syrup (optional)
  • Powdered Sugar (optional)
Instructions
  1. To make the batter, add the waffle mix to a large mixing bowl. Add in the water and oil, and mix until there are no more lumps. Let the batter rest for about 5 minutes, and preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Add the oil to a skillet and bring it up to medium heat. Toss in the diced ham, and cook for a few minutes, just until it gets slightly crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon onto a paper towel to drain any remains of oil.
  3. Once the iron is hot, spray cooking spray on the grates, then ladle in enough of the waffle batter to fill in the base of the waffle iron. Sprinkle with the ham, then the cheese, then ladle just a bit more batter onto the top. Close and seal the iron, give it a turn, and cook for about 4 minutes. Turn again, and continue to cook for a couple of more minutes, or until the waffle is a golden brown.
  4. Remove the waffle, and slice your waffle. Repeat with the remaining waffles. Sprinkle with a bit of powdered sugar.
  5. Repeat with remaining batter. You can keep the waffles warm and for the most part crisp and fluffy in a preheated 225 oven while you repeat the process.

 



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