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Waffles – One Plate, Two Ways: Sweet and Savory #SundaySupper

Sweet + Savory Waffles: Savory Herbed Waffles with Roasted Chicken & Mustard Cream Sauce + Sweet Waffles with Apple Compote & Walnuts

This is an epic recipe that I’ve been wanting to develop for years – a plate with one savory waffle and one sweet waffle, but with flavors that are carefully chosen so they can be enjoyed together. Grab a friend or significant other and have a little waffle-making party. One person can man the waffle maker while the other focuses on the toppings. It’s actually quite possible in about 45 minutes! Today’s #SundaySupper, hosted by Connie over at The Foodie Army Wife, is all about breakfast for dinner, so I knew it was the perfect time for this ambitious undertaking. Inspired by the savory Belgian waffles my husband loves at a brew pub across town, as well as my friend Suzanne’s Chive & Cheddar Buttermilk Waffles, I knew I wanted to make an herbed waffle topped with some sort of chicken. I smothered some pulled chicken and sauteed mushrooms with a mustard cream sauce, and I was all set for that side of the plate.

Sweet + Savory Waffles: Savory Herbed Waffles with Roasted Chicken & Mustard Cream Sauce + Sweet Waffles with Apple Compote & Walnuts

The sweet waffle was a harder decision. It couldn’t be too sweet, and it needed to work with the flavors of the savory half of the plate. I know that apples are a classic pairing for pork, so I figured they would work with chicken as well. Why not top the sweet waffle with an apple compote, and have the flavor complement the chicken topping the savory waffle?

Sweet + Savory Waffles: Savory Herbed Waffles with Roasted Chicken & Mustard Cream Sauce + Sweet Waffles with Apple Compote & Walnuts

I immediately dug into this plate, combining sweet and savory bites with abandon. Waffle, chicken, apple, mustard cream sauce, arugula, walnuts, maple syrup….my fork was dragged through everything. I’ll be the first to admit, it may not be everybody’s cup of tea. That’s fine. I made this breakfast for dinner just for me. A recipe that was years in the making (in my head) had finally come to fruition. And it tasted oh so sweet. And savory. Pssst – I’m obsessed with savory waffles now. Check out this great roundup of savory waffle ideas.

Basic Buttermilk Waffle Batter

Yield: 3 to 4 servings (Makes about 6 large Belgian waffles)

Basic Buttermilk Waffle Batter

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, buttermilk and butter. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth. Divide batter into 2 small bowls and proceed with sweet and savory waffle recipes below.
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Sweet Waffles with Apple Compote & Walnuts

Sweet Waffles with Apple Compote & Walnuts

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Maple syrup, for serving

Instructions

  1. Stir vanilla extract into half portion of Basic Buttermilk Waffle Batter. Cook waffles according to waffle maker instructions.
  2. In large saucepan, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add apples, cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally Add apple juice and cinnamon, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until apples are very tender and most liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve waffles topped with apple compote and sprinkled with walnuts, with maple syrup.
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Savory Waffles with Roasted Chicken & Mustard Cream Sauce

Savory Waffles with Roasted Chicken & Mustard Cream Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups half and half
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, pulled (I used meat from a rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Arugula and paprika, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Stir parsley, rosemary and thyme into half portion of Basic Buttermilk Waffle Batter. Cook waffles according to waffle maker instructions.
  2. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, cook 4 to 6 minutes or until mushrooms are golden brown. Add half and half and mustard; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture is reduced by half. Stir in chicken and lemon juice; cook 2 minutes or until chicken is heated through.
  3. Serve waffles topped with chicken mixture and arugula, and sprinkled with paprika.
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84 Responses to “Waffles – One Plate, Two Ways: Sweet and Savory #SundaySupper”

  1. Nichole C — July 21, 2013 at 8:52 am

    I love the sweet and savory combo! This looks so good :)

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  2. Nichole C — July 21, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    I love the sweet and savory combo! This looks so good :)

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  3. Chef Di — July 21, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Holy cow, Lori, these are INCREDIBLE! I love how all the flavors blend, and gorgeous presentation!!!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

      Thanks Di! I kind of just threw everything on the plate and hoped for the best, and it actually looked ok! Woot woot!

  4. Chef Di — July 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Holy cow, Lori, these are INCREDIBLE! I love how all the flavors blend, and gorgeous presentation!!!

    Reply

  5. Constance — July 21, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Umm…. okay, so I seriously can’t decide which one looks more delicious. I think I’ll pick both. “And” is always better ;)

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  6. Conni — July 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Umm…. okay, so I seriously can’t decide which one looks more delicious. I think I’ll pick both. “And” is always better ;)

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  7. Jennifer Drummond — July 21, 2013 at 9:44 am

    What a hard decision, sweet or savory? They both look outstanding!!! Nothing wrong with having both for breakfast???

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  8. Jennifer Drummond — July 21, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    What a hard decision, sweet or savory? They both look outstanding!!! Nothing wrong with having both for breakfast???

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  9. Suzanne — July 21, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Wow that looks so good and thank you for the shout out! I love waffles whether sweet or savory and I love what you did with both. It’s been a while since I’ve made these now you inspired me.

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

      Yeah, waffles are a pretty good hot-weather item, because really, hot much heat can the waffle maker give off, right? :) Thanks for the inspiration, Suzanne!

  10. Suzanne — July 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Wow that looks so good and thank you for the shout out! I love waffles whether sweet or savory and I love what you did with both. It’s been a while since I’ve made these now you inspired me.

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  11. Jen @JuanitasCocina — July 21, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I’ll need sweet AND savory, thankyouverymuch! Just…wow!

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  12. Jen @JuanitasCocina — July 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I’ll need sweet AND savory, thankyouverymuch! Just…wow!

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  13. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — July 21, 2013 at 11:12 am

    This will last me all day and I would be so happy! Waffles are an awesome invention, great job with these Lori. I really should buy a new waffle maker, don´t know where mine is, lost it after moving for the 1000th time…

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

      Haha yeah, the waffle maker is always that item like….”where is that thing?” The answer for me is usually the basement. I MAYBE use it 2 or 3 times a year, but I do like having it!

  14. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — July 21, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    This will last me all day and I would be so happy! Waffles are an awesome invention, great job with these Lori. I really should buy a new waffle maker, don´t know where mine is, lost it after moving for the 1000th time…

    Reply

  15. The Ninja Baker — July 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    You have elevated the chicken-and-waffle drive-thru dish to another level, Lori. Seeing your dishes is motivating me to purchase a waffle maker!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

      So glad to hear that Kim. Waffle makers are so nice to have. Not essential, but a nice luxury item :)

  16. The Ninja Baker — July 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    You have elevated the chicken-and-waffle drive-thru dish to another level, Lori. Seeing your dishes is motivating me to purchase a waffle maker!

    Reply

  17. Kim — July 21, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I’ll take a dozen of each, please!

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  18. Kim — July 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I’ll take a dozen of each, please!

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  19. Shannon R — July 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I have to say I’m in team sweet but your savoury waffles really make me want to try it!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

      Awesome, Shannon! Yeah, just throwing some chopped up herbs into waffles is the easiest way to start. Once you get past the idea of “OK, I’m eating a savory waffle, this is weird,” they’re really great!

  20. Shannon R — July 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    I have to say I’m in team sweet but your savoury waffles really make me want to try it!

    Reply

  21. Laura Dembowski — July 21, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    That is one awesome plate of food! I love how thoughtful you were about the flavor pairings. It would be interesting to try them alone and together and see what you like best.

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:48 pm

      Haha, my husband and I did both experiments. He was NOT at all on board with the sweet and the savory mixing, but he reported that both tasted good on their own. I was busy just swirling everything around on my plate like the weirdo I am…

  22. Laura Dembowski — July 21, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    That is one awesome plate of food! I love how thoughtful you were about the flavor pairings. It would be interesting to try them alone and together and see what you like best.

    Reply

  23. Courtney @ Neighborfood — July 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    This is TOTALLY my thing. Sweet and savory together is what makes brinner so perfect! I have been in love with savory waffles ever since I tried a cheddar version. They’re just the perfect vehicle for a fried egg. Now I”m going to have to try them with chicken and mushrooms!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

      Ohhh…I’ve actually never tried putting an egg on savory waffles, but the Williams Sonoma catalog had a recipe for waffles florentine (basically, herbed waffles combined with eggs benedict florentine). I want to try that soon!

  24. Courtney @ Neighborfood — July 21, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    This is TOTALLY my thing. Sweet and savory together is what makes brinner so perfect! I have been in love with savory waffles ever since I tried a cheddar version. They’re just the perfect vehicle for a fried egg. Now I”m going to have to try them with chicken and mushrooms!

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  25. Sarah R — July 21, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I’m team sweet when it comes to waffles, but I wouldn’t be adverse to the chicken with dinner!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

      Woohoo! Come over to the dark side, Sarah….the savory waffle dark side.

  26. Sarah R — July 21, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    I’m team sweet when it comes to waffles, but I wouldn’t be adverse to the chicken with dinner!

    Reply

  27. Erin- Table for 7 — July 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    What a great combo! They both look amazing!

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  28. Erin- Table for 7 — July 21, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    What a great combo! They both look amazing!

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  29. Liz — July 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Oh, gosh, I want them BOTH! One for dinner, one for dessert! Beautifully done, Lori!!!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:50 pm

      I never thought of it that way, but yes, it IS like dinner and dessert in one. I was certainly VERY full after this meal!

  30. Liz — July 22, 2013 at 12:26 am

    Oh, gosh, I want them BOTH! One for dinner, one for dessert! Beautifully done, Lori!!!

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  31. Nancy — July 22, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Thanks to you and this kick ass post, herbed waffles are now my new obsession! I need to make them ASAP! Wow, does that plate ever look good. And I love your attitude – damn straight, you made this for yourself to enjoy. I think so many of us focus so much on pleasing others that we don’t do enough for ourselves. I’d gladly join you for any meal where these waffles done two ways are featured.

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:51 pm

      Damn straight is right :) Yeah, in no way do I think that ANYBODY reading this blog will be like “yes, I’m going to make these sweet and savory waffles.” Sure, some people may make the sweet separately, or the savory separately, and that’s completely understandable. This was an epic undertaking that was all for me! And I’d gladly make it for YOU, too :)

  32. Nancy — July 22, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Thanks to you and this kick ass post, herbed waffles are now my new obsession! I need to make them ASAP! Wow, does that plate ever look good. And I love your attitude – damn straight, you made this for yourself to enjoy. I think so many of us focus so much on pleasing others that we don’t do enough for ourselves. I’d gladly join you for any meal where these waffles done two ways are featured.

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  33. Martin Redmond — July 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Such creativity! Both your waffles looks amazing, and I love to try…Both!

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  34. Martin Redmond — July 22, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Such creativity! Both your waffles looks amazing, and I love to try…Both!

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  35. Alice Choi — July 22, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    OMG, epic indeed!!! I love this! The sweet with the savory on the same plate. . it’s like your meal + dessert all in one. . I love this . . and I must try the Chive & Cheddar Buttermilk Waffles stat!! LOVE!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — July 22nd, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

      I’ll warn you – once you get hooked on savory waffles, it’s hard to go back to sweet :)

  36. Alice Choi — July 23, 2013 at 2:42 am

    OMG, epic indeed!!! I love this! The sweet with the savory on the same plate. . it’s like your meal + dessert all in one. . I love this . . and I must try the Chive & Cheddar Buttermilk Waffles stat!! LOVE!

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  37. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Thanks Nichole, I appreciate it :)

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  38. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Thanks Di! I kind of just threw everything on the plate and hoped for the best, and it actually looked ok! Woot woot!

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  39. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Yes, always both, for sure!

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  40. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Breakfast, lunch or dinner….nothing wrong at all :)

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  41. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Yeah, waffles are a pretty good hot-weather item, because really, hot much heat can the waffle maker give off, right? :) Thanks for the inspiration, Suzanne!

    Reply

  42. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Thanks so much, Jen!

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  43. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:45 am

    Haha yeah, the waffle maker is always that item like….”where is that thing?” The answer for me is usually the basement. I MAYBE use it 2 or 3 times a year, but I do like having it!

    Reply

  44. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:46 am

    So glad to hear that Kim. Waffle makers are so nice to have. Not essential, but a nice luxury item :)

    Reply

  45. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Oh, you’d be SOOOOO full :)

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  46. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:47 am

    Awesome, Shannon! Yeah, just throwing some chopped up herbs into waffles is the easiest way to start. Once you get past the idea of “OK, I’m eating a savory waffle, this is weird,” they’re really great!

    Reply

  47. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:48 am

    Haha, my husband and I did both experiments. He was NOT at all on board with the sweet and the savory mixing, but he reported that both tasted good on their own. I was busy just swirling everything around on my plate like the weirdo I am…

    Reply

  48. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:49 am

    Ohhh…I’ve actually never tried putting an egg on savory waffles, but the Williams Sonoma catalog had a recipe for waffles florentine (basically, herbed waffles combined with eggs benedict florentine). I want to try that soon!

    Reply

  49. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:49 am

    Woohoo! Come over to the dark side, Sarah….the savory waffle dark side.

    Reply

  50. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:49 am

    Thanks so much, Erin!

    Reply

  51. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:50 am

    I never thought of it that way, but yes, it IS like dinner and dessert in one. I was certainly VERY full after this meal!

    Reply

  52. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Damn straight is right :) Yeah, in no way do I think that ANYBODY reading this blog will be like “yes, I’m going to make these sweet and savory waffles.” Sure, some people may make the sweet separately, or the savory separately, and that’s completely understandable. This was an epic undertaking that was all for me! And I’d gladly make it for YOU, too :)

    Reply

  53. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:51 am

    Thanks so much, Martin!

    Reply

  54. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:52 am

    I’ll warn you – once you get hooked on savory waffles, it’s hard to go back to sweet :)

    Reply

  55. kimchi_mom — July 23, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I just in awe at how creamy the chicken looks….almost looks like a chicken salad. I am intrigued by the half-and-half reduction!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — July 23rd, 2013 @ 10:21 am

      Yes, it was so much like chicken salad! To be honest, I was hoping for more of a “saucy” consistency, but it just didn’t work out that way. Oh well, it was tasty, so I just rolled with it :)

  56. kimchi_mom — July 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I just in awe at how creamy the chicken looks….almost looks like a chicken salad. I am intrigued by the half-and-half reduction!

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  57. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — July 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Yes, it was so much like chicken salad! To be honest, I was hoping for more of a “saucy” consistency, but it just didn’t work out that way. Oh well, it was tasty, so I just rolled with it :)

    Reply

  58. Family Foodie — July 23, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I don’t know which one I would choose… they both sound delicious! You took chicken and waffles to a whole new level, and it looks great.

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  59. Family Foodie — July 23, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    I don’t know which one I would choose… they both sound delicious! You took chicken and waffles to a whole new level, and it looks great.

    Reply

  60. Tara — July 23, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I have missed so many #SundaySuppers now, life is crazy busy. I miss you all, especially when there are great waffles like this being served. Nicely done Lori!!!

    Reply

  61. Tara — July 24, 2013 at 2:07 am

    I have missed so many #SundaySuppers now, life is crazy busy. I miss you all, especially when there are great waffles like this being served. Nicely done Lori!!!

    Reply

  62. Katie — July 25, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I love seeing the sweet and savory side by side! I think the chicken ones with mustard cream sound awesome!!!

    Reply

  63. Katie — July 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I love seeing the sweet and savory side by side! I think the chicken ones with mustard cream sound awesome!!!

    Reply

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