Start with any waffle recipe. I used this one from Serious Eats, and they were deliciously light, moist and crisp. I did add a little sugar to get the crisp golden bits. And we subbed almond milk and coconut oil.
Butter the waffle iron. Oh yeah...
Spoon a little batter onto the iron, then sprinkle the cheese and ham, and spoon a little more batter on top. I suppose you could mix the ham and cheese into the batter but I was also making plain waffles for the wee one, who switched to these after she tasted mine.
The batter doesn't need to cover the surfaces because it will squish together anyway, just sort of drizzle and drip it around.
You want some of the ham and cheese touching the iron for those crispy bites.
Top with whatever your little heart desires and enjoy! They don't really NEED anything on top, and I love to break the waffles into sections and just eat them by hand - especially for toddlers. They're best if eaten immediately while they are crisp. I haven't figured out a way to re-crisp yet. I was stacking then as I made them and they started to steam and go limp. And who wants a limp waffle?