Bacon, Cheddar and Almond Waffles


Skip the butter and top these waffles with mashed avocado, fried eggs and fresh pico de gallo. This is a budget-friendly meal as well.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: about 3 minutes per waffle
Servings: 4 to 6


  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 2 tablespoons butter or better-for-you spread, melted

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup coarsely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 6 tablespoons chopped, toasted whole almonds, divided

  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits

  • 2/3 cup flour

  • 1/3 cup wheat flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons each: baking powder and sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Mashed avocado, fried eggs and fresh pico de gallo or salsa (toppings)


  1. Whisk together milk, butter and eggs in a medium bowl; stir in cheese, 3 tablespoons of the almonds and bacon bits.

  2. Add dry ingredients and stir just until flour is incorporated.

  3. Using 1/4 of the batter at a time, cook in a greased waffle iron until waffles are a light golden brown.

  4. Top waffles with mashed avocado, fried eggs, pico de gallo and remaining almonds.

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Calories: 330, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 120mg, Sodium: 540mg, Potassium: 239mg, Carbohydrates: 24g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 3g, Protein: 14g, Vitamin D: 3.78 IU, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 20%, Iron: 10%