Sometimes you just need breakfast food for dinner. Or dinner food for breakfast. These gluten free ham and cheese waffles make the case for either. Cheesy, savory, and fluffy- they make a delicious change from traditional waffles any time of day.
And if you’re into the whole sweet & savory contrast, be sure to slather them in some flavorful Grade B Maple Syrup. I always use Grade B because it’s darker and has more imperfections- which leads to complexity of flavor. It’s also a bit cheaper than the lighter sweeter stuff.
When approaching waffles this way, you could make them with any meat- corned beef, bacon, turkey etc.. and any kind of cheese, mozzarella, comte, jack, etc.. and even add additional ingredients like green chile, kale, fruit… really your possibilities are endless. Keep in mind this flour combination was designed for savory flavors, but there’s no reason why you couldn’t make something like bacon, ricotta and peach waffles for instance! Sounds like I need to go back to the kitchen!
The recipe below is gluten-free. To make a delicious gluten-ful equivalent, keep the cornmeal and substitute traditional flour for the cornstarch, almond, and sorghum flours.
* A word about cornstarch: We are increasingly moving to cornstarch over tapioca in our recipes. Cornstarch doesn’t gum up the way tapioca does in some instances. So if at all possible, use cornstarch in this recipe, not tapioca. We believe the results are just a bit better.