Maple Onion Cheddar Waffles with Fried Eggs

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The craziness of the holidays snuck up on us and we still haven't fully unpacked from our move.  Half of the kitchen is stashed in boxes, waiting to find a home in our limited amount of cupboard space.  Despite the clutter we've been cooking all the same.  After another morning of organizing and unpacking, Sunday breakfast turned into more of a brunch when we strayed from our original plan of making pumpkin waffles. It began with adding cheese, then some sauteed onions, and maple syrup? Why not. These are indulgent in the best way possible, perfect for a chilly Sunday afternoon.

Maple Onion and Cheddar Waffles
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup barley flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups 1% milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 onion, chopped & sauteed until soft
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Begin by setting your waffle iron to the high/max temp. Combine the flours, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, set aside. Whisk the milk, maple syrup, oil and eggs, and add to flour mixture.  Stir in sauteed onions and cheese.  Coat the preheated waffle iron with cooking spray. Spoon about 1/2 cup batter onto waffle iron, spreading to the edges. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until edges are brown, repeat with remaining batter.

Cook fried eggs to your liking, we made ours a little runny for this!  Once your eggs are cooked, place on top of waffles and drizzle maple syrup to finish.