At least once every week, my family enjoys breakfast for dinner. These homemade Savory Bacon Cheddar Waffles with poached eggs are a new family favorite!
Does your family enjoy breakfast for dinner as often as we do? I just assumed that’s how every family operated, but once I started asking around I found out that not as many people eat breakfast for dinner. At least not at the rate we do.
What’s not to love about eating breakfast for dinner? In my opinion, the only restriction is that it has to be a savory meal. Having something sweet that’s covered in maple syrup just doesn’t work in the evening. I don’t know why. I think it has to do with the fact that a sweet breakfast goes hand and hand with a hot cup of coffee, and if I drink coffee any time after 1pm, I toss and turn all night.
A savory breakfast for dinner is the way to go. To me, this almost always entails eggs with some kind of carbohydrate like potatoes or these waffles. This was the first time that I made this particular variety of waffles. Admittedly, the waffles consumed in my house are almost always smothered in fresh fruit, maple syrup, and occasionally whipped cream.
To make a savory waffle, just add in whatever ingredients you’d add to a delicious waffle. Think about things like spinach and artichoke, sun dried tomato and feta, or my personal preference for the evening – crispy bacon, sharp cheddar, and chives from the garden.
I also love the addition of cornmeal. It adds a gritty texture which makes it extra hearty. The fact that I only had blue cornmeal as opposed to your standard cornmeal really through my kids for a loop because they thought the waffles looked like blueberry waffles!
You can top these waffles with anything you’d like, but for this particular dinner I went with sauteed spinach, heirloom tomato, and poached eggs. I served all of this on top of the waffle and went with the fork and knife option. That is, until I saw my kids break their waffle into sections and make a sandwich out of it. Pure genius!