Pizza for Breakfast! Waffles
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.
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.
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.
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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)
- 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.
- 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.
- Meanwhile, prepare eggs as desired (sunny side up, poached, or over easy recommended).
- 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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