Pepper Jack Waffles with Bacon, Avocado, Fried Egg and Cilantro Aioli Drizzle

For those who prefer a savory breakfast over a sweet one, these cheesy waffles fit the bill. Think of the waffle in this case as an English muffin for a breakfast sandwich: eggs, bacon, avocado and cilantro give the dish its Latin accent.


15 minutes


10 minutes






Cilantro Aioli Drizzle

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ jalapeno, seeds and membrane removed
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Pepper Jack Waffles

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • ½ cup (1 stick) Challenge Butter, melted
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ shredded cup pepper jack (or sharp cheddar)


  • 8 slices of bacon, cooked crisp
  • 4 eggs, fried
  • 1 avocado, sliced


Cilantro Aioli Drizzle

  • 1

    For Cilantro Aioli Drizzle, blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor until smooth. Can make ahead and store in a covered container in the refrigerator.

Pepper Jack Waffles

  • 2

    Preheat waffle iron.

  • 3

    For waffles, combine all wet ingredients in a small bowl. Combine all dry ingredients in medium bowl. Pour wet ingredients into bowl with dry ingredients and mix together.

  • 4

    Pour waffle batter onto center of hot waffle iron and bake about 5 minutes.

  • 5

    Remove waffles carefully and top with bacon, fried egg, sliced avocado and a drizzle of cilantro aioli. Serve immediately.

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