Eggs Florentine on bacon and cheese waffles

I probably have more food addictions than a normal person should have. Granted, I rotate between these addictions, sometimes craving burgers everyday, sometimes cereal, other times eggs. Rather than calling them addictions, I choose to call them, “healthy obsessions.” Lately, my attention has been on waffles. If you look at my list of recipes, you can clearly see that I am in love with waffles. I enjoy creating different flavored waffles, both savory and sweet. This time my brain was screaming for a savory waffle dish. My latest creation? A combination of eggs florentine and eggs benedict! Here is eggs florentine on bacon and cheese waffles. Bacon and cheese waffles, you say? Yes, bacon and cheese waffles – with a poached egg, spinach and hollandaise! Now that’s what I call a proper breakfast. 

eggs florentine on bacon and cheese waffles

eggs florentine on bacon and cheese waffles

eggs florentine on bacon and cheese waffles

Eggs florentine with bacon and cheese waffles
Serves 2
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Total Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr
1157 calories
63 g
498 g
89 g
29 g
36 g
438 g
1418 g
8 g
0 g
47 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
438g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1157
Calories from Fat 784
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 89g
137%
Saturated Fat 36g
182%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10g
Monounsaturated Fat 37g
Cholesterol 498mg
166%
Sodium 1418mg
59%
Total Carbohydrates 63g
21%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 8g
Protein 29g
Vitamin A
116%
Vitamin C
40%
Calcium
43%
Iron
25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Waffles
  1. 2 strips bacon
  2. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  3. 1/4 cup cornstarch
  4. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  5. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 1 cup whole milk or buttermilk
  8. 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  9. 1 egg
  10. 1/4 cup shredded cheddar
Hollandaise
  1. 4 tbsp coconut oil
  2. 2 egg yolks
  3. juice of 1/2 lemon
  4. 1 tsp dijon mustard
  5. salt and pepper
  6. dash of paprika
Remaining ingredients
  1. 3 cups spinach
  2. 2 poached eggs
Instructions
  1. Prepare batter according to recipe (omit sugar and vanilla extract).
  2. While batter is resting, cook bacon. Heat nonstick pan over medium heat. Add bacon strips and cook until crisp, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and chop into small pieces.
  3. Preheat waffle maker. Do not butter or spray non-stick spray on the waffle maker. Pour batter in an even layer and sprinkle half the bacon and cheese on top. Cook waffles until golden brown and cheese has melted.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the hollandaise. Pour hot water into blender. Close lid and let sit 10 minutes. Drain and dry blender.
  5. Microwave coconut oil for 30 seconds. Add egg yolks, lemon juice and dijon in blender. While machine is running, slowly pour coconut oil into the mix, letting the sauce emulsify. Continue to blend until thick. Season with salt, pepper and paprika.
  6. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add spinach and saute until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Assemble the waffles. Place spinach in the center of each waffle, and top with a poached egg. Finish with hollandaise. Serve.
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calories
1157
fat
89g
protein
29g
carbs
63g
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**Helpful tips and common mistakes

Ham and cheese is a classic combination. Ham and cheese pretzels, ham and cheese sandwich, ham and cheese croissant. Ham and cheese would have made a great waffle, and more in line with the benedict theme I was going for, but what can I say, I simply wanted that bacon. 

My all time favorite waffle recipe is from the Food Network website, titled, “Waffle of Insane Greatness.” Given the title, you know it’s going to be a good waffle, and a darn good waffle it really is. I’ve tried several different recipes but I always come back to this particular one. There’s no whipping of egg whites or overnight resting required, but these waffles always come out perfectly crisp and light. There’s nothing worse than a soggy waffle, am I right?

Now get this recipe and tweak it a bit just by adding cooked bacon and shredded cheese. Pour the batter into your waffle maker and sprinkle with bacon and cheese. You may think the cheese will stick to the waffle maker and create a gooey mess, but the cheese actually molds onto the waffle and creates a lovely crispy, cheesy exterior.

Now for the hollandaise. I have despised making this sauce after making it for 2 weeks straight in culinary school. Every day we were forced to make clarified butter and whip a perfect batch of hollandaise. I quickly began to hate making the sauce, but with this blender method, I despise it no more! This is the fastest method I found to making hollandaise and get this, the sauce has never broken! I swear by this method, not only because of its simplicity, but also because it’s healthier, using coconut oil instead of butter.

Saute your spinach, poach your egg, drizzle the sauce and serve. This one serving may not look like a big portion but boy was I full! The waffle alone is already delicious, salty, cheesy with the perfect texture, but top with a poached egg and creamy hollandaise and I’m sold. Would I make this again? Absolutely. 

eggs florentine on bacon and cheese waffles

 

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2 Comments

  1. What a fantastic breakfast!!! I love that you’ve baked the bacon and cheese right into the waffle!

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