Cheese & herb waffles

A savoury take on the classic fluffy waffle. Chives and cheddar are perfect partners in this really easy recipe. Serve with wilted spinach and a fried egg for a tasty brunch

  • Prep:20 mins
    Cook:30 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 276
  • fat 14g
  • saturates 8g
  • carbs 25g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 12g
  • salt 0.7g


  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 300g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch paprika
  • ¼ tsp mustard powder
  • ¼ small bunch of chives, chopped
  • 200g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 400ml semi-skimmed milk


  1. Heat the waffle maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks. In a separate large bowl, mix together the flour, bicarbonate, paprika, mustard powder, chives and season with salt and black pepper. Stir in the grated cheese then make a well in the centre and add the egg yolks and melted butter. Start mixing with a balloon whisk; keep whisking as you slowly add the milk until you get a smooth, thick batter. Carefully fold in the egg whites with a metal spoon.

  2. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Use a ladle to pour the batter into your waffle maker and cook for 5 mins or according to the manufacturer's instructions. Repeat until all the batter has been used up, placing your finished waffles onto a baking tray as you go.

  3. Once all the waffles are made, transfer to the oven for 5 mins to warm through and crisp. Delicious served with wilted spinach and a fried egg.

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