To a mixing bowl, add the pancake mix, eggs, butter, black pepper, and water. Mix until all the lumps have been worked out. Add in one cup of the cheese and ham, and fold it into the pancake batter.
Let this rest for about 5 minutes or so. In the meantime, heat up your waffle iron.
Once the waffle iron is hot, spray both sides with cooking spray.
Ladle in the mixture to ensure that all segments are filled. Close and seal the iron, give a flip, and cook for about 5 minutes or so. Turn, and cook another couple of minutes. Open the waffle iron and make sure you are close to a golden brown. Once golden, sprinkle with a bit more cheese, close, and cook for a couple more minutes. This allows for this awesome crusty cheese that takes this waffle over the top.
epeat with remaining waffles. To keep these warm and crisp, add the cooked waffles to a preheated 250 degree oven on a baking sheet.
To serve, add the waffle to a plate, drizzle with syrup, and serve alongside sausage or bacon.