Chef Josh Capon's Bacon Cheddar Waffles

Chef Capon's Cheddar Bacon Waffles

These Savory Waffles have cheddar, bacon, and scallions as the star ingredients. They are a total treat for brunch!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon cheddar waffles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 BIG waffles
Calories 868kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (10 oz by weight)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 6 strips bacon cooked and crumbled*
  • 2.5 oz grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 scallions chopped


  • Preheat your waffle iron. Mine only has one setting anyway, but you want the iron to be pretty hot.
  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk to combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk to combine the egg yolks, milk, and butter. Set aside.
  • In a large (and very clean) bowl, use a hand mixer to whip the egg whites to soft peaks.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until they are almost combined. Add the egg whites, bacon, cheese, and scallions to the bowl, and gently fold them in until combined.
  • Portion the batter into your waffle iron (the amount will vary by waffle iron, but I use about one cup per waffle), and cook for approximately 5 minutes, until golden brown.
  • When the waffle has finished cooking, place directly on the wire rack in the oven, to let the steam escape. Finish cooking the remaining waffles, and enjoy!


*Here's a post on How to Cook Bacon in the Oven, which is my preferred method!


Calories: 868kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 233mg | Sodium: 808mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 1565IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 329mg | Iron: 3.3mg