Ham & Cheese Waffles

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I was immediately smitten when I saw a recipe for ham and cheese waffles in Bon Appetit. I couldn’t wait to make them – but when I did, they didn’t work out at all. They stuck to the waffle iron and were incredibly greasy. I couldn’t give up on the idea, though.

This time around I used a different waffle base and, my, what a difference! These came out perfect – a crisp to the outside and a beautifully fluffy inside. The ham sprinkled on top gets nice and crunchy against the waffle iron.

This is breakfast for dinner at its finest!

Ham & Cheese Waffles
(inspired by Bon Appetit, adapted from All Recipes)
Makes 6 Waffle-Iron-Sized Waffles

2 c. all-purpose flour
4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1 1/2 c. milk
6 T. vegetable oil
2 eggs, separated
1/3 c. deli ham, chopped
1/3 c. shredded cheddar

Preheat waffle iron to hottest setting.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, oil and egg yolks until mixture is smooth.

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into batter.

Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Sprinkle ham and cheese over the batter before closing the waffle iron.

Cook until golden; serve hot.

Linked up with Finding Joy in My Kitchen’s Ingredient Spotlight: Ham & Cheese


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