Many breakfast foods rank at the top of many lists of my favorite foods, the only problem is… I’m not exactly a morning person. So big elaborate breakfasts don’t happen too often at our house, especially during the week. What does happen is breakfast for dinner – or brinner as we call it in our house. Brinner gives me the opportunity to enjoy all those delicious breakfast foods that we love, and a more reasonable hour in which to make them. 🙂
One of our new favorites when it comes to brinner is these amazingly delicious Ham and Cheese Waffles. I know it might sound a little different, but trust me when I say… These things are crazy good. Even my family was a little skeptical when I told them I was making ham and cheese waffles, but one bite and they were hooked. I think for me, it’s that whole sweet and salty thing – the salty delicious ham and cheese against the sweet syrup. These babies are also super yummy with a runny yolk egg perched on top, if syrup isn’t quite your thing.
Ham and Cheese Waffles
- 2 cups White Lily All-Purpose Flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1/4 cup butter melted (1/2 stick)
- 1 cup chopped ham
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Preheat the waffle iron. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the eggs, milk, and melted butter. Mix until just combined. Stir in the chopped ham and cheese.
- Lightly spray the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray, if desired. Pour about 3/4 cup of batter in the waffle iron and cook until crisp. Repeat with remaining batter until all has been used. You can also keep the cooked waffles on a baking sheet in a warm oven to keep them warm until serving. Serve with syrup or even with a soft cooked egg on top.