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Buttermilk Cheddar Savory Waffles

This savory waffle recipe for cheddar and buttermilk Belgian waffles is the perfect alternative to the typical sweet breakfast. Make them in a traditional Belgian waffle iron, or use a mini heart iron for a special Valentine's Day breakfast! 
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • Waffle Iron


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg beaten
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.
  • Gently stir in the egg, butter and buttermilk
  • Gently fold in the cheese
  • Lightly spray preheated waffle iron with cooking spray, and add batter. About ½-3/4 cup for a large Belgian waffle iron, or a heaping tbsp for a mini waffle iron, and cook through, about 4-5 minutes.


Store unused batter in the fridge for up to a week, and leftover waffles can be frozen for up to 6 months.
To reheat, place in a toaster or oven till defrosted and heated through. 


Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 755mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Calcium: 286mg | Iron: 2mg
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