Savory waffles with cheddar, dill and ham are the perfect (savory!) way to start the day. With 10 grains, they’re sure to keep you energized throughout the whole morning!

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I love a savory breakfast. If I’m eating out for breakfast (one of my favorite things to do), I’ll almost always choose an omelet over French toast. Ben still makes fun of me when I eat pizza for breakfast but I just can’t resist the call of savory foods waiting for me in the fridge.

Since I bought a new waffle maker, my current go-to is Bob’s Red Mill* 10 Grain Pancake & Waffle Whole Grain Mix. If I’m buying anything, bread, wraps, mixes like this waffle mix, my first choice is always whole grain or multi-grain.

However, since N’s severe reaction to sesame seeds, I’ve had to be really careful because so many whole grain/multi-grain products contain sesame seeds. So as you can imagine, I was thrilled to find that this pancake and waffle mix didn’t contain any sesame seeds. Which is good, because little man doesn’t eat much but he’s serious about waffles and pancakes. LOVES them.

Image of toddler holding bag of pancake and waffle mix.

See, he’s already licking his lips just holding the bag.

Closeup of a package of Bob's Red Mill 10 grain pancake & waffle whole grain mix.

The only ingredients you need to add to this mix are eggs, oil, and water. I can’t handle a breakfast that takes forever to make (I wake up starving in the mornings and would rather sip on coffee than slave over breakfast!) so this is the perfect solution for my family.

But Bob’s Red Mill doesn’t stop at 10-grain – they also offer pancake and waffle mixes in buckwheat, buttermilk, high fiber, cornmeal and gluten-free. (I need to try the cornmeal! I love the crunch it adds to pancakes.)

Quick side note: Am I the only one obsessed with Bob’s Red Mill products? I swear by their thick-cut oats when making granola. They help achieve that perfect chewy-crunchy granola. (Yes, chewy and crunchy. It’s totally the thing you’re going for when making granola.)

Their farro, barley, quinoa, wheat berries, wheat bran, and wheat germ (and more!) are all at an arm’s reach on a dedicated fridge-door shelf. I love the huge variety of their products.

Image of waffle on decorative plate topped with fried egg.

These savory waffles are super simple to make thanks to this mix. Once you get the batter mixed according to the directions on the package, all that’s left to do is fold in cheddar, dill, and ham. I use pre-shredded cheese, but these would be great with the sharpest cheddar you can find for the ultimate kick of flavor.

Shredded chees, fresh dill, ham, on top of waffle batter with whisk.

Then, into the waffle iron they go!

While they are cooking, I highly recommend frying up an egg with a nice runny yolk. They are also great topped with melted butter or a nice hollandaise sauce.

Partial image of waffle on plate.

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Savory Waffles with Cheddar and Ham

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 waffles
Savory waffles with cheddar and ham, with just a touch of dill, are the perfect (savory!) way to start the day!
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (lightly spooned into measuring cup)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (other types of cheese can be substituted)
  • ½ cup chopped sliced deli ham
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed, optional
  • nonstick spray or melted butter for greasing the waffle iron


  • Preheat waffle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions. I use a Belgian waffle maker.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, and eggs until well combined.
  • On top of the wet ingredients, add the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Gently toss these ingredients together before stirring into the wet ingredients until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; it’s okay if there are a few lumps.
  • Gently fold the shredded cheddar cheese, diced ham, sliced green onions, and chopped dill into the batter.
  • Lightly coat the waffle iron with cooking spray or brush with melted butter to prevent sticking (you can skip this step if you feel it’s not necessary with your waffle iron).
  • Pour about 1 cup of batter (adjust as needed for your waffle maker) onto the preheated waffle iron to cover the waffle grid. Close the lid and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions until the waffles are golden brown and crisp (our waffle maker took 3 ½ minutes).
  • Carefully remove the waffles from the iron and repeat with the remaining batter.
  • Serve the savory Belgian waffles warm, with additional shredded cheddar, diced ham, green onions, and dill as toppings if desired.


  • Optional toppings: Consider serving with a dollop of sour cream, salsa, or a poached or fried egg on top for extra flavor. Maple syrup or hot honey is great too, if you love a sweet/savory combination.
  • Be sure to refer to the instructions that come with your waffle maker regarding how much batter to use and how long to cook the waffles. I have a Belgian-style waffle iron so the instructions above are specific to that style of waffle. However, this recipe will work well with any type of waffle maker.
  • Yield also depends on your waffle maker. The recipe makes 4 cups of batter which yields 4 Belgian-style waffles. 
  • Recipe retested and revised 5/2024. Previously10 Grain Savory Waffles with Cheddar, Dill and Ham.


Serving: 1waffle, Calories: 663kcal, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 36g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 143mg, Sodium: 1227mg, Potassium: 413mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 714IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 552mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Maureen says:

    You have amazing waffles, Rachel! Oh how much I love to have this for breakfast. It’s really savory and yummy!

  2. Gina | Running to the Kitchen says:

    Bob’s stuff rocks and so do these savory waffles. I actually have some planned to make soon as well :)

  3. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says:

    I love the idea of savory waffles! The cheddar, dill and ham combo sound perfect! Love Bob’s Red Mill products!

  4. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig says:

    This sounds amazing! I love a savory waffle. Bob’s truly has the best products hands down.

  5. Malinda @countrysidecravings says:

    My husband is more of a savory breakfast person as well so these are perfect!!!! I just love breakfast period. I have tried some of Bob’s Red Mill products as well and really like them. I like their cornmeal a lot better than the stuff from the store.

  6. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health says:

    i love savory waffles!!!! with that egg, im starving and want some right now.

  7. Jill Silverman Hough says:

    Really yummy-sounding idea, Rachel. And although it’s a tad off-topic, I want to say that I really appreciate your disclaimer–including that you have lots of Bob’s Red Mill products that you purchased on your own adds authenticity to your sponsored post. Thanks!

  8. Lori @ RecipeGirl says:

    You are brilliant- I want to make this for dinner!! Love eggs on top of waffles and pancakes too. It’s my thing!