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Bacon Cheddar Gluten-Free Waffles Recipe -- A savory dinner waffle, that's chock-full of smoky, delicious flavors, and will totally wow everyone at the table!

Bacon-Cheddar Gluten-Free Waffles Recipe

Valentina K. Wein
A savory dinner waffle, that's chock-full of smoky, delicious flavors, and will totally wow everyone at the table!
*Makes 8 to 9 waffles
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 608 kcal


  • 5 strips applewood smoked bacon
  • 1 cup green onions, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup bacon fat, from cooking the bacon (see recipe step 3)
  • about 1 tablespoon olive oil (see recipe step 3)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup non-fat milk
  • cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • a few turns of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 cups mild cheddar cheese, grated
  • about 2 teaspoons unsalted butter for the waffle maker


  • Cover a plate with paper towel. Cover a large plate with a double layer of paper towels and set aside.
  • Cook the bacon and scallions. In a large skillet cook the bacon over medium heat, until it's golden and crispy, about 4 minutes per side. Use kitchen tongs to remove the strips and place them on the paper towel-lined plate to drain. Turn off the heat, but leave the bacon fat in the pan! Add the scallions and mix to blend.
  • Chop bacon and save grease. Once the bacon is cool enough to touch, roughly chop it and add it back to the pan and mix. Place a strainer over a bowl or large measuring beaker and then pour the contents of the pan into it. We want to drain the bacon fat and then measure ¼ cup of it for the recipe. (There should be enough, but if not, add olive oil to it until it equals ¼ cup.) Then add the 1 tablespoon of olive to it also.
  • Whisk the eggs with the bacon grease. Pour the ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon of bacon fat and olive oil into a large mixing bowl. Add the eggs and milk and whisk until blended. Set aside.
  • Make the batter. In another mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free flour with the baking powder, sugar, salt and pepper. Once it's evenly blended, add it to the wet ingredients and mix until it's smooth. Fold in the bacon-onion mixture, garlic and cheese, and gently mix until all of the ingredients are evenly blended.
  • Cook the waffles. With a bit of the butter for each batch, if it's not non-stick, add the batter to the waffle iron, using it according to the manufacturers instructions. (Mine is fairly standard and uses about ⅓ cup batter per waffle.)
  • Let the waffles cool on a cooling rack and then serve!


Calorie count is only an estimate.
Keywords best savory waffles, best gluten-free waffles
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