Savory Waffle Sandwiches

Savory Waffle Sandwiches loaded with sizzling bacon, eggs, cheese and fresh sliced heirloom tomatoes. This crispy cornmeal and herb waffle recipe makes a killer waffle sandwich base for any filling you like!

Waffle Sandwich made with Crispy Cornmeal Waffles, Bacon, Eggs, Cheese, and Heirloom Tomatoes! #breakfast #waffles #bacon

Saturday morning breakfast is a real treat in our house.

After a week of quickie breakfast options like scrambled eggs, toast, granola, and smoothies, we’re ready for something a little more exciting. Something with texture and contrasting flavors…

Savory Waffle Sandwich made with Crispy Cornmeal Waffles, Bacon, Eggs, Cheese, and Heirloom Tomatoes! #breakfast #waffles #bacon

Waffles are always at the top of the list, dripping with butter and syrup. But lately we’ve been turning my favorite waffle recipe into all sorts of savory creations.

Like Savory Waffle Sandwiches.

I just LOVE this savory waffle recipe made with cornmeal, fresh chopped herbs and sweet creamy Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil. I’m excited to share that I’ve partnered again with Land O’Lakes and other blogger friends for Kitchen Conversations. We’re going to keep bringing you more recipes like this that feature simple, buttery goodness.

Making - Waffle Sandwich made with Crispy Cornmeal Waffles, Bacon, Eggs, Cheese, and Heirloom Tomatoes! #breakfast #waffles #bacon

The addition of cornmeal, melted butter, seltzer water and a secret ingredient cornstarch, makes these waffles tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.

They’re just the perfect flavor and texture for building all sorts of sandwiches.

The key is to place the batter in a hot waffle iron and let it cook until the majority of the steam has stopped pouring out. That means the waffle is flawlessly cooked. Then lift the waffle out and place it in a warm oven to retain its crispy texture. (The worst thing you can do for waffles is stack them on a plate and cover them up… Sog city.)

How To: Waffle Sandwich made with Crispy Cornmeal Waffles, Bacon, Eggs, Cheese, and Heirloom Tomatoes! #breakfast #waffles #bacon

Once all your waffles are cooked to crispy perfection, load them up with your favorite fillings.

We made our Savory Waffle Sandwiches with sizzling hot bacon, fried eggs, melted pepper jack cheese and a slice of fresh heirloom tomato. Then we dolloped a spoonful of creamy, spreadable Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil on top, for a little touch of indulgence.

This simple wonder ingredient (butter + olive oil + salt) is so smooth and rich, it gives each sandwich that little extra something to accentuate the texture of the waffle. Plus Land O Lakes® Spreadable Butter with Olive Oil is so easy to use right out of the fridge, it’s become one of my favorite go-to ingredients.

Easy Waffle Sandwich made with Crispy Cornmeal Waffles, Bacon, Eggs, Cheese, and Heirloom Tomatoes! #breakfast #waffles #bacon

Don’t like fried eggs?

You can fill your waffle with anything you like.

Why Not Try:

Bacon + Butter Lettuce + Tomato + Avocado

Sausage Patty + Sharp Cheddar

Cream Cheese + Roasted Red Peppers + Thinly Slice Endive

Scrambled Eggs + Smoked Gouda + Sliced Ham

Scrambled Eggs + Black Beans + Pico De Gallo + Queso Fresco

The possibilities are endless!

Boots

Last week I had the opportunity to share this waffle sandwich recipe with some really special friends… A group I’ve nicknamed the butter babes.

My blogger friends and I headed out to Pawhuska, Oklahoma to visit Ree Drummond AKA The Pioneer Woman (Have you heard of her?) who is also a fan of Land O Lakes® Butter.

Many of you know I grew up in Oklahoma, so it was a comfort to spend a few days where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain.

Wild Horses

We watched the wild horses that live on Ree’s ranch.

Drummond Cows

And got up close and personal with her cows.

Ree Drummond - The Cow Whisperer

Ree has a way with them…

I think they realize just how much she appreciates butter.

Oklahoma Cow

At the lodge we tasted everyone’s buttery creations.

Breakfast with Ree

And taste-tested spreadable butters, just for fun.

Land O Lakes® Cinnamon Sugar Butter Spread, is certainly good enough to eat off a spoon.

Land O Lakes Butter

We also had our very own Cook Off, kind of like Chopped. We partnered-up and drew secret ingredients out of a hat.

Julie and I made Smoky Shrimp Skewers with Harissa Butter and Chia Seed Quinoa.

Sommer Collier and Julie Deily

The other entries included cookies from Brenda and Jenny, seared chicken with cauliflower from Maria and Joanne, and flank steak with kale from Jessica and Bridget.

Land O Lakes Blogger Cook Off

Don’t let the smiles and laughter mislead you… these are two serious competitors.

Jessica and Bridget

And the judges were tough. Really tough. *wink*

Cook Off Judges

We also got a tour of Ree’s current project “The Building” in Pawhuska.

She has big plans for this amazing space!

The Building

But the best part of the day was simply spending time with friends and enjoying good food.

The Lodge

We ate a LOT of good buttery food. Thanks for inviting us out Ree and Land O’Lakes!

To see more images from this event search the #kitchenconvo hashtag on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Amazing Waffle Sandwich made with Crispy Cornmeal Waffles, Bacon, Eggs, Cheese, and Heirloom Tomatoes! #breakfast #waffles #bacon

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Yield: 8 sandwiches

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Waffle Sandwich

Ingredients:

For the Waffle Recipe:

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped herbs (I used 1/4 cup chive, 1/8 cup dill, 1/8 cup parsley)
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons melted Land O Lakes® Butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup seltzer water

Waffle Toppings

  • 8 cooked bacon strips
  • 8 slices heirloom tomatoes
  • 8 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 8 eggs, cooked to order
  • 8 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat your waffle iron and the oven to 200 degrees F. In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients for the waffle recipe, including the garlic and herbs. Then whisk in the eggs, melted Land O'Lakes butter, and buttermilk. When the waffle iron is hot, whisk in the seltzer water, not before.
  2. Pour just enough waffle batter into the waffle iron to completely coat the bottom. Close the waffle iron and cook for 3 minutes, or until most of the steam stops coming out of the sides.
  3. Remove the waffle and repeat with the remaining batter. You should be able to make four large 8 inch waffles that break into four sections. Set the waffles in the warm oven, directly on the rack, so they stay crispy.
  4. To make the waffle sandwiches, break the waffles along the dividing lines. Place a slice of tomato followed by a slice of cheese on eight pieces of waffle. Then place a hot fried egg on each sandwich, followed by a slice of crispy bacon. Top with another piece of waffle and a dollop of creamy Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil. Serve warm!

More Buttery Dishes from my friends

Lemon Chia Pancakes with Roasted Strawberries

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Butter

Roasted Mexican Cauliflower with Pepitas

Chocolate Baguette Sandwiches with Orange and Sea Salt

Chicken and Brie Grilled Cheese

Cheesy Green Chile and Buttermilk Biscuits

Rosemary Hassleback Potatoes

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Land O Lakes® Butter. All opinions are my own. 

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28 Responses to “Savory Waffle Sandwiches”

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    Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living — March 17, 2014 @ 6:05 am

    Looks like such like a fun trip and competition! I have to say I have just about every small appliance there is, but a waffle iron is one that I do not own. Been on my wishlist for a while…hmmm…

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    alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — March 17, 2014 @ 6:17 am

    looks like a blast

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    Linda — March 17, 2014 @ 6:18 am

    How awesome to spend time with the Pioneer Woman! These Waffle Sandwiches sound like a perfect brunch dish. Love all the pictures. I’d love it if you shared this at What’d You Do This Weekend.

    Have a great week,
    Linda

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    Melanie @ Carmel Moments — March 17, 2014 @ 6:29 am

    It looks like you had a great time at the ranch. I’m sure you came away with lot of great memories.
    This sandwiches look great. I never thought to turn my waffle into a sandwich. I do love big breakfast mornings. Wish they could happen more often!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog — March 17, 2014 @ 6:37 am

    Your trip sounds amazing. I bet Ree was awesome, wasn’t she? I would love to live out in the country. These waffle sammies look so good. Pinning!

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    • Sommer — March 18th, 2014 @ 5:40 pm

      Jennie, she IS awesome! I enjoyed every minute with her!!

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    JulieD — March 17, 2014 @ 7:10 am

    Loved your recipe so much, Sommer! The savory herb waffles, yum! I have to make this at home!!

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — March 17, 2014 @ 7:13 am

    How fun that must have been. I love a good waffle breakfast on Saturday mornings. This sounds delicious. I like the addition of your secret ingredient.

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    Tieghan — March 17, 2014 @ 7:50 am

    That trip sound amazing. So fun!!!

    And this sandwich! Yes, please! I love that runny egg!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — March 17, 2014 @ 8:03 am

    What a fun way to eat a breakfast sandwich, these were delish! It was so awesome to spend some time with you this past week in your home state!!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — March 17, 2014 @ 8:11 am

    These waffles were so, so yummy, Sommer! I can’t wait to make them at home!

    Loved hanging out with you! See you SOON (ish)! :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 17, 2014 @ 8:15 am

    These waffles look amazing and so perfect for breakfast! Ree’s ranch looked like so much fun!!

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    Heather Christo — March 17, 2014 @ 8:47 am

    this “sandwich” look amazing Sommer and what a fun trip!!

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    marla — March 17, 2014 @ 8:49 am

    Looks like such a FUN trip!! Love the boots & the waffles :)

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    RavieNomNoms — March 17, 2014 @ 9:51 am

    How amazing for you!!! That is so great!

    I love these sandwiches! I really like savory waffle recipes. I had one at Max Brenner in NYC as a sandwich and I fell in love!

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    Amanda — March 17, 2014 @ 11:26 am

    What a fun idea! Love it :)

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — March 17, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

    Love savoury breakfasts and these would be amazing!

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    Gaby — March 17, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

    I could dig right in to those sandwiches! So delicious!

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    MIss @ Miss in the Kitchen — March 17, 2014 @ 3:59 pm

    What an amazing time! One of these days I will have to meet up with you when you are visiting Oklahoma! Waffle sandwiches are my favorite and I love the savory twist!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — March 17, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

    Ohhh what a FUN Trip!! I think I need one of these sandwiches and I’ll feel like I’m right there on the ranch!!

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    JoAn @simplegreenmoms.com — March 17, 2014 @ 8:50 pm

    My husband is from Belgium and this is going to be a recipe I MUST try for him! He will love it! How awesome your trip to Pioneer Woman’s Ranch! What an experience!

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    Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas — March 18, 2014 @ 8:12 am

    I absolutely love love loved trying these at the ranch! I’m definitely making these this weekend. See you in MN!

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    Shaina — March 20, 2014 @ 10:00 am

    Love the savory waffles, and it looks like you had so much fun!

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    Christine from Cook the Story — March 27, 2014 @ 8:04 am

    This looks like the best breakfast sandwich EVER! Pinned & Stumbled!

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