Cheddar and Bacon Cornmeal Waffles Benedict

Cheddar and Bacon Cornmeal Waffles Benedict Author: Canadian Living Credits: Cheddar and Bacon Cornmeal Waffles Benedict

Savoury waffles, bacon, cheese and eggs — what a combination of breakfast foods. It's a Benedict-inspired breakfast without the hassle of hollandaise sauce. Diner-Style Garnish: Orange rounds and melon wedges

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2006



Cheddar Sauce: In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add flour and stir until bubbly, about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk; cook, whisking, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Whisk in cheese, paprika, salt and cayenne pepper until melted and smooth. Cover and keep warm over low heat or pan of hot water.

Cornmeal Waffles: In large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, salt and pepper. In separate bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk and oil; pour over dry ingredients. Add chives and red pepper; whisk just until combined.

Heat waffle iron; brush lightly with oil. Using about 1/2 cup (125 mL) batter per waffle, or enough to spread to edges, pour onto waffle iron. Close lid and cook until crisp, golden and steam stops, about 4 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool, wrap individually and freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Reheat in toaster or toaster oven.)

Lay waffles in single layer on wire rack-lined rimmed baking sheet. Keep warm in 200°F (100°C) oven.

To serve, top each waffle with 2 slices bacon and 1 poached egg. Pour cheese sauce over top; sprinkle with chives.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 892 mg
  • Protein 25 g
  • Calories 534.0
  • Total fat 32 g
  • Cholesterol 327 mg
  • Saturated fat 12 g
  • Total carbohydrate 35 g


  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 38.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 31.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 30.0
  • Vitamin C 30.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Cheddar and Bacon Cornmeal Waffles Benedict