Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: about 3 minutes per waffle
Servings: 4-6


3/4 cup Mariani Original Unsweetened or Original Walnutmilk
2 tablespoons butter or better for you spread, melted
2 eggs
1/2 cup coarsely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
6 tablespoons chopped, toasted Mariani Natural
Whole Almonds or Walnuts, divided
1/4 cup real bacon bits
2/3 cup flour
1/3 cup wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons each: baking powder and sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Mashed avocado, fried eggs and fresh pico de gallo or salsa (toppings)


  1. Whisk together Walnutmilk, butter and eggs in a medium bowl; stir in cheese, 1/4 cup nuts and bacon bits.

  2. Add dry ingredients and stir just until flour is incorporated.

  3. Using 1/4 of the batter at a time, cook in a greased waffle iron until waffles are a light golden brown.

  4. Top waffles with mashed avocado, fried eggs, pico de gallo and remaining nuts.


  • Add a large pinch of additional cheese to the top of the waffle batter before closing the waffle iron for a crispier crust.

  • The best way to re-crisp cooked waffles is to put them back into the hot waffle iron for about 10 seconds.

Nutritional analysis per serving:

Calories: 320, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 115mg, Sodium: 540mg, Potassium: 187mg, Carbohydrates: 23g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 13g, Vitamin A: 20%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 20%, Iron: 10%

Heather Orr-Martinez