Feature Recipe

6 large eggs separated
1/2 cup butter melted
1/3 cup granulated sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup baking powder
1/4 cup vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1 cup pizza mozzarella shredded
arugula for serving
fried pepperoni for serving
parmesan for serving
Basil mayo:
1 cup fresh basil lose
1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
1/2 lemon juiced
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Chili honey:
1/2 cup honey
2 TBS olive oil
1 large garlic clove minced
1/2 lemon juiced
1 TBS red chili flakes
pinch of salt

1. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.

2. Separate egg yolks from whites and set aside. Beat the egg whites with a hand mixer or with a whisk until fluffy and stiff peaks form. Set aside.

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir until well combined. Form a well in the centre. Add the egg yolks, melted butter and vanilla. Stir to incorporate and slowly add the buttermilk. Mix until a thick batter forms and well combined. Gently fold in the egg whites, careful not to over mix.

4. Spray waffle iron with cooking spray. Depending on the size of the waffle iron, spoon enough batter to cover the bottom in a thin layer. Top with shredded mozzarella and more batter to cover. Cook until crisp and golden anywhere from 4-6 minutes.

5. To make the basil mayo: combine all the ingredients into a food processor or blender. Blend until well incorporated and mixture turns a pale green. This may take 1-2 minutes for the machine to properly catch the ingredients and blend well. Add a touch of water if needed to help.

6. Chili honey: bring all the ingredients to a slow simmer in a small saucepot. Let simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and store in a glass jar.

7. To serve: top waffles with fresh arugula, crispy pepperoni, a drizzle of basil mayo and finish with chili honey.

Chili honey: if the honey hardens, simply reheat in the microwave a few seconds. Store refrigerated up to 2 weeks.

yield: -
 prep time: 20 MINUTES
 cook time: 20 MINUTES
additional time: --
 total time:  40 MINUTES

savoury pizza waffles

We’re presenting these as a Mother’s Day treat. Why not go all out for brunch with savoury waffles and dress' em up as pizza. Instead of your typical red sauce, we switched it up with an herb packed basil mayo drizzle and a spiced red chili flake honey. Honey with pizza is such a good combo, especially spicy honey. These two sauces are liquid gold! They are out of this world.. I mean we could pour that honey on everything. 

The ultimate brunch treat! Combining the love of waffles with pizza to make these delicious stuffed savoury Belgian style waffles. Thick and fluffy buttermilk stuffed with pizza mozzarella served with a fresh homemade basil mayo and a savoury spiced chili honey. Finish off each waffle with a handful of arugula, crispy pepperonis, parmesan cheese and a generous drizzle of basil mayonnaise and chili honey.  

pizza waffles with basil mayo and chili honey

We went for a Belgian-style waffle because we wanted a thick, fluffy waffle that we could stuff and load with toppings. If you’ve ever made buttermilk pancakes before this is very similar in terms of how the batter comes together. The key difference being the egg yolk separation and egg white fluffing. By separating the eggs, it creates a better emulsified mixture. When adding egg whites that are stiffened into soft peaks at the end, this is what will create that thick rise and fluffy waffle.

This recipe is made for someone who loves to cook and knows their way around the kitchen. Its not the most kid friendly in terms of helping to prepare the meal for mom especially young kids. This is great for hosting a mother's day brunch for mom or grandma and having the whole family over. The waffles you can make ahead- same day only, and keep em warm in the oven 1-2 hours before serving that way this gives you time to do a little bit of a kitchen clean up. 

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Now, there are a few steps in this recipe like making two different sauces and fluffing egg whites separate from the waffle batter which leaves you with a little bit of a kitchen clean up afterwards.. however the sauces are easy to make and can keep a few days ahead of time in the fridge so all you need to do is pull it out and pour it over or you can even reheat the oil in the microwave that way all you have to do is focus on the waffle batter. 

waffle batter