Sun-Dried Tomato, Bacon, Jalapeño and Sunflower Nut Waffles

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Everyone’s heard of chicken and waffles, right? I decided to make a savory waffle for dinner and decided I’d add my savory flavors to the waffle mix. Dennis had to eat very simple and plain today, so I knew I’d be making pancakes or waffles for him and Kylie, but wanted something a little jazzed up for myself … something I could blog about for all of you.

I minced half a jalapeño and  2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, and two slices of cooked bacon. I started with a store bought waffle mix and added to that. I followed the directions on the package, adding dried oregano, cumin, kosher salt, and sunflower nuts and the above mentioned ingredients.

I mixed everything together and cooked my waffles in my waffle iron. My parents bought this waffle iron for me years ago and it definitely has gotten a lot of use!

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I knew I’d need a little “sauce” on my waffle, but wasn’t sure about straight-up maple syrup (however, I think that would have worked just fine). I stirred together 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 3 dashes of jalapeño hot sauce and poured that over the waffle. I placed a few spoonfuls of goat cheese and a sprinkle of minced jalapeño on top of my waffle before pouring the syrup/hot sauce over the waffle.

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Ingredients

  • packaged waffle mix
  • 1/2 jalapeño, diced, seeds removed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (dried, not in oil), chopped
  • 2 slices bacon (I used turkey bacon, feel free to use your favorite)
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower nuts
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • goat cheese

(below – for maple syrup/hot sauce, this amount is per waffle, increase it if you are serving more than one waffle)

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 dashes hot sauce

Directions

  1. Bake bacon in 400 degree oven for 25 minutes or until done to desired crispness.
  2. Mix waffle mix per package instructions.
  3. Add oregano, cumin and kosher salt and stir into mix.
  4. Add jalapeño, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, bacon and sunflower nuts to mix and combine.
  5. Heat waffle iron.
  6. Spray iron with non-stick cooking spray.
  7. Pour  3/4 cup mix onto hot iron and cook until done (light will turn green when your waffle is ready).
  8. Mix maple syrup and hot sauce.
  9. Drop a couple spoonfuls of goat cheese onto waffle, along with minced jalapeño (as much or as little as you like).
  10. Drizzle syrup/hot sauce over waffle.

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

 

 

 

Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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