Mother’s Day Waffles with Basil Oil

Mother’s Day Waffles with Basil Oil

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Surprise and delight mom to a twist on Mother’s Day breakfast; these corn and basil oil waffles are just the right amount of sweetness to go with your savory layering elements!



  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup stone ground cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup Basil Oil
  • 1 shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup ear corn kernels removed from the cob (about 1/2 )
  • 8 slices thick cut cooked crispy bacon
  • 2-3 tomatoes sliced
  • 1 cup fresh arugula
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • salt and pepper
  • maple syrup and butter for serving


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs and honey. Add the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt and stir until just combined. Stir in the cheddar cheese, Basil Oil and corn. Allow the batter to sit 5-10 minutes.
  2. Preheat your waffle iron.
  3. Cook the waffles according to your waffle iron’s directions.
  4. To assemble, spread each warm waffle with butter and then layer on the tomatoes (seasoning them with salt and pepper), bacon and arugula. Add another waffle. Top with tomatoes, arugula and sliced avocado and finish off with a small drizzle of maple syrup.