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Portobello Waffles with Balsamic Syrup

For a delightful breakfast or brunch surprise, serve crisp golden waffles that feature portobello mushrooms and bacon in the batter. They're topped with tangy goat cheese butter and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. (This creative recipe took first place in the Mushrooms Every Day, Every Way contest "Fun Fungi" category).—David Bridges, Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    16 waffles (1 cup butter and 1/3 cup syrup)


  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 pound portobello mushrooms, stems removed, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  • In a small saucepan, combine vinegar and brown sugar. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup. In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Transfer bacon and drippings to a small bowl; cool slightly. Add butter and goat cheese; beat until blended.
  • In a large skillet, saute mushrooms in oil until tender; cool slightly. Place 1/4 cup mushrooms in a food processor. Cover and process until very finely chopped. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, thyme, pepper and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, milk, oil and chopped mushrooms; add to dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the cubed mushrooms.
  • Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown. Serve with goat cheese butter and balsamic syrup.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 536 calories, 40g fat (15g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 476mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • joybell15
    Mar 20, 2011

    It sounds wonderful, I intend to give it a try.It seems to me that kmkasprzak and wombatt need to take lessons in English and spelling before criticizing others. Such awful grammar and spelling shouldn't even get you out of the 3rd grade. I think you should take your own advise.

  • cbear9264
    Mar 20, 2011

    Wow! Savory and sweet and completely satisfying. Not your usual stuicky sweet breakfast fare. Will serve this for a baby shower brunch next month.

  • MerGan
    Mar 19, 2011

    SOUNDS GREAT!! I haven't tried it but intend to! I know how pleasing the combination of salty and sweet, savory and sweet can be. Can't wait to try it!!!

  • wombatt
    Mar 19, 2011

    No comment left

  • kmkasprzak
    Mar 19, 2011

    If you haven't tried the recipe why do you rate it so negative. Also if you don't like some of the ingrediants the same goes. Maybe others are more adventurest than you.

  • wwv111354
    Mar 19, 2011

    Rest assured, I could never rate this because it would never see the light of day in my house. Mushrooms are bad enough, but vinegar syrup??? Ain't gonna happen.

  • mommy32693
    Feb 16, 2010

    it was graet it was so pleasing to the eye to i loved it ,JUST DONT ADD MUSHROOMS EWWWWWWWWW