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Pizza for Breakfast! Waffles

Pizza for Breakfast! Waffles - Savory waffles studded with pepperoni, topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and a sunny side up egg! | foxeslovelemons.com

What’s your air conditioning strategy in the summer? Some people (like my neighbor) run the A/C all summer long, from May – September. Personally, I’m a big fan of holding out as long as possible to turn on the A/C. I love the fresh air and cross-breeze I get in my house from opening every single window. As long as I can ignore the noise from kids screaming and dogs barking (seriously, what is UP with the loud people/animals who live on my street?), the fresh air somehow makes my small house feel bigger and more open.

Pizza for Breakfast! Waffles - Savory waffles studded with pepperoni, topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and a sunny side up egg! | foxeslovelemons.com

These Pizza for Breakfast! Waffles are one of my favorite no-bake summer recipes. While the majority of my meals in the summer are straight off the grill, countertop appliances that don’t heat up the house are a great choice, too. One of my favorites is the waffle maker.

Pizza for Breakfast! Waffles - Savory waffles studded with pepperoni, topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and a sunny side up egg! | foxeslovelemons.com

 If you’ve never tried a savory waffle before, this summer is the time to do it! Most of the time, I don’t even use a “recipe” for them. I just make a basic waffle batter, and stir in some herbs and maybe some cheese. Then, I top them with whatever I feel like eating that morning (or evening) – sliced sausage, grilled chicken, sautéed veggies, mixed greens, etc.

Here, I’ve stirred some oregano, basil, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese into my waffle batter. I poured the batter into the griddle and topped it with a few slices of pepperoni before toasting it up nice and crispy. I topped the finished waffles with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and sunny side up eggs.

Pizza for Breakfast! Waffles - Savory waffles studded with pepperoni, topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and a sunny side up egg! | foxeslovelemons.com

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Pizza for Breakfast! Waffles - Savory waffles studded with pepperoni, topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and a sunny side up egg! | foxeslovelemons.com

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Pizza for Breakfast! Waffles - Savory waffles studded with pepperoni, topped with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and a sunny side up egg! | foxeslovelemons.com

Pizza for Breakfast! Waffles

Yield: 6 servings (12 waffles)

Ingredients:

For the Waffles:

  • 4 Davidson’s Safest Choice eggs
  • 2-1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 60 pepperoni slices

For the Topping:

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 Davidson’s Safest Choice eggs
  • 2 cups pizza sauce, warmed
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Make the Waffles: In large bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk and butter. Add flour, sugar, Parmesan, parsley, basil, baking powder, oregano, garlic powder, baking soda, salt and red pepper flakes; whisk until smooth.
  2. Preheat waffle maker, and preheat oven to 200 degrees F. Ladle waffle batter into waffle maker; top each waffle with 5 pepperoni slices. Cook waffles according to waffle maker instructions. As waffles finish cooking, sprinkle with mozzarella and transfer to oven to keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare eggs as desired (sunny side up, poached, or over easy recommended).
  4. When all waffles are finished cooking, divide between 6 plates. Top each waffle stack with warmed pizza sauce and an egg; garnish with Parmesan and parsley, if desired.

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48 Responses to “Pizza for Breakfast! Waffles”

  1. Renee Dobbs — June 1, 2014 at 7:04 am

    My husband would be beyond thrilled if I made him these waffles for breakfast. He has eaten leftover pizza for breakfast many times and pepperoni is his favorite.

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — June 2nd, 2014 @ 1:46 pm

      I know a lot of people who eat leftover pizza for breakfast, but they usually eat it cold. I seriously can’t stomach cold pizza, so I think these waffles were my version of a compromise!

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  2. Nichole C — June 1, 2014 at 8:16 am

    Are you kidding with this recipe?! I need these waffles like now 🙂 They look not only delicious but very fun, too!

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  3. Alice Choi — June 1, 2014 at 8:36 am

    oh my gawd!!! These waffles!!!! brilliant and seriously can’t wait to try this! #pepperonilover

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — June 2nd, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

      Have you tried that Applegate pepperoni? I didn’t use it here, because it’s huge slices and I needed smaller, but that is my favorite brand for just snacking and such. Pepperoni snacks. haha.

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  4. kimchi_mom — June 1, 2014 at 9:09 am

    This just confirms that I need a waffle maker in my life! Pizza for breakfast is my kinda breakfast!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — June 2nd, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

      Yes, waffle makers are definitely nice to have, Amy! It’s by no means a necessity, but we use ours maybe 6-8 times a year. When we do, I really love the fact that we have it.

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  5. Jennifer Drummond — June 1, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Oh man! These are best looking waffles ever! What a great breakfast!

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  6. Katie — June 1, 2014 at 9:23 am

    I think you just blew my mind with the idea of a pizza waffle. WHY HAVE I NEVER THOUGHT TO DO THAT?!?!? It sounds incredible.

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  7. Deanna Samaan — June 1, 2014 at 9:25 am

    WOw this sounds so yummy! I admit I have had pizza for breakfast it is the best! This sounds even better!!

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  8. Desserts Required — June 1, 2014 at 9:32 am

    What a great idea to make a savory pizza waffle and, of course, topping it with a delicious egg!

    p.s. once your neighbors read this, maybe they will keep the noise down a bit! 😉

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — June 2nd, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

      Right, Betsy? Most of them are children, and I can’t blame them for making noise, nor do I mind. But when an adult chooses to mow his lawn at 9:30 at night, I’m like “what are you doing?!? Keep it down!” haha.

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  9. Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious — June 1, 2014 at 9:34 am

    How inspirational! I MUST have savory waffles for dinner after seeing this!

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  10. Liz — June 1, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Oh, my gosh, do your savory waffles look amazing!!!! My boys would go nuts for these!!!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — June 2nd, 2014 @ 1:49 pm

      Somehow, I seem to be really excelling at kid food, even though I have no kids. Kid at heart, I guess!

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  11. Courtney @ Neighborfood — June 1, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Lori, I LOVE this idea! I’m a sucker for any waffles–savory or sweet. Annnnd you’re giving me an excuse to eat pizza for breakfast? Yes please!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — June 2nd, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

      By all means, eat pizza, in an form, for breakfast whenever you want! Life’s too short not to 🙂

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  12. Alida — June 1, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Love love love this! Legit pizza for breakfast!

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  13. Cindys Recipes — June 1, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I had a hard time waiting to see what these waffles were all about. That would be all about delicious!

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  14. Susan Pridmore — June 1, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I just love this dish!! You totally better enter it in the Davidson’s contest, Lori!!! We have two homes and no AC in either. At one, we wait for the fog to move in to cool things down (which can sometimes take a few days), the other, we hope for cool nights since it’s in the mountains. In my car, I try to hold out as long as I can without turning it on. But at some point, the mascara starts to run, ya know 🙂

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — June 2nd, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

      I’m lucky that my house is on a mostly shaded lot, and I get a lot of cross-breeze through it if I open all the windows. But I do have a window AC in our hot upstairs bedroom. So if it ever gets too unbearable without the central AC downstairs, I cheat and go read in bed for the rest of the night with the AC blasting. haha 🙂

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  15. cupcakekalechip — June 1, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I wish my little guy didn’t have such bad allergies so that I could keep the windows open more! But certainly these pizza waffles would make him happy even if he were sniffly!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — June 2nd, 2014 @ 1:52 pm

      Oh, darn those allergies! My husband has fall allergies, but by then it’s usually time to close up the house anyway. But I do always assume that when I see a family with their windows closed on a beautiful day, it’s probably due to pesky allergies.

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  16. Shaina Wizov — June 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Pizza for breakfast?! Sounds like a sure way to win over just about anyone

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  17. Constance — June 1, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    You. Are. AWESOME!!!! This is just ridiculous! I seriously have to make these.

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  18. Sophia Del Gigante — June 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    This is genius basically! Totally up my ally, would love to try this!

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  19. Tara — June 1, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Crazy goodness with this recipe, I loved a Spanish omelet growing up, would make it all the time. I know I would adore this for breakfast too!!

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  20. Nancy — June 2, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    Holy crap, Lori! This recipe is brilliant! You’ve put all the foods that I love and combined them into one kick ass breakfast. Hell, I’d eat this at any time of day. Gorgeous photos too, girl.

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — June 2nd, 2014 @ 9:45 pm

      Thanks, Nancy! I also just saw something on Serious Eats where you literally take a piece of pizza, fold it over, and press it into the waffle maker to reheat. That’s another way to get these flavors, I guess 🙂

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  21. Lori | Foxes Love Lemons — June 2, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks, Tara. I’ll be giving the recipe to my Personal Breakfast Chef (a.k.a. Jeff) so that he can make it for me, because it looks absolutely scrumptious!

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  22. littleredkitchen — June 3, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Ummm. . so you’re a genius and clearly my waffle iron goes underused. I need your waffles in my life and such a good idea to avoid the oven. It gets hot in my cramped kitchen!

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  23. Lori | Foxes Love Lemons — June 3, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    I hear ya on the cramped kitchen, sister! My becomes, basically, a sauna in the summer if I try to use the oven, because it’s always so humid around here as well!

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  24. Hezzi-D — June 3, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Pizza waffles? For breakfast? With eggs? I am so in ! This looks incredible!

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  25. MyThy Huynh — June 8, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    We don’t run the AC in CA so I’m holding out for as long as I can in MI! Although listening to my neighbor’s while our window is open can be annoying.

    So glad to see this, WAFFLize EVERYTHING!

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  26. Lori | Foxes Love Lemons — June 9, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Thanks Heather!

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  27. Lori | Foxes Love Lemons — June 9, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Ugh, I know. My neighbor’s AC is SOOOOO old and loud that it kind of ruins the peaceful feeling of open windows and fresh air. Haha. Thanks for stopping by, MyThy!

    Reply

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