Loaded Waffle Batter with Maple and Bacon

Why have a waffle drizzled with syrup and a slice of bacon on the side when you can have a salty and sweet waffle batter all in one?
By Heather Kinnaird

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I look forward to weekends more now than I ever did as a kid.

Weekends we like to stay up late and sleep in. Alarm clocks are not welcome. Some may consider it frivolous, but it’s not uncommon for us to sleep until 9 on Saturdays and Sundays, and the kids sleep even later.

And weekend breakfast is a main event.

These maple bacon waffles are the best of both. A little sweet from the addition of pure maple syrup (yes, use the real stuff), a little savory from bacon baked right in the waffle, and 100% delicious because it’s maple and bacon, and you didn’t have to set the alarm today. I’m convinced that everything tastes better when there’s no alarm clock involved.

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** I cooked the bacon on the waffle iron, adding extra bacon flavor to the waffles, but you could pan fry or bake the bacon as well.

For another great waffle recipe, try my S’more Waffles.

Loaded Waffle Batter with Maple and Bacon
 
Why have a waffle drizzled with syrup and a slice of bacon on the side when you can have a salty and sweet waffle batter all in one?
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Recipe Type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 6 - 8 slices of bacon
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup (plus more for serving)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. pre-heat your waffle iron
  2. cut bacon into pieces small enough to fit across your waffle iron, I cut each piece of bacon into thirds
  3. cook bacon on the waffle iron, 2 pieces per section (my iron has two sections), close lid and cook 2 minutes, rotate the bacon, close lid and cook another minute or two to your desired crispness
  4. lay the bacon on a paper towel to absorb the grease, and drain excess grease from thewaffle iron
  5. to make the waffle batter, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt
  6. in another bowl whisk together the milk, egg, syrup and the melted butter
  7. pour the wet ingredients over the dry, and mix just until combined
  8. pour ½ cup batter (or what is recommended for your waffle iron) and spread almost the the edges
  9. place 1 or 2 pieces of bacon in the center of each waffle
  10. close the lid, and cook until browned and crisp
  11. waffles can be kept in a 200 F. oven while you complete the remaining waffles

 

Heather Kinnaird

Heather Kinnaird is the blogger behind French Press, a blog dedicated to family friendly meals, sweet treats, and homemade versions of store bought classics. When she's not in the kitchen you 'll probably find Heather chasing after her kids, three dogs, 6 chickens, and sometimes all of the above.

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