Maple-Bacon Waffles



Make it a great weekend with these Maple-Bacon Waffles. These tangy-buttermilk waffles full of sweet and savory bacon will have the whole family up and out of bed.

Ever since I bought my new waffle maker a couple of months ago, we have been trying all kinds of waffle recipes. This particular recipe makes a nice sturdy waffle and is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's far superior to an store-bought mix.

What I liked was being able to make my own maple flavored bacon and using either precooked or uncooked bacon to start.

I also appreciated that this recipe was not too sweet. I enjoy syrup, so when the waffle is too sweet, it's just overkill.

This is great for those weekends when you are craving just a little something more special than just toast and coffee. However, it's also perfect for a weeknight meal.

Enjoy.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees; line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay bacon on sheet and brush both sides with 2 Tablespoons maple syrup. Bake turning once until crisp and browned, 20 to 25 minutes for uncooked bacon or 8 minutes for precooked bacon. Discard fat and lower oven temperature to 200 degrees . Coarsely chop bacon.


In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. 


In another bowl, whisk buttermilk with canola oil, eggs, and remaining 4 Tablespoons maple syrup.


Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture. Fold in bacon.


Preheat your waffle maker and brush with a bit of oil. The waffle batter is very thick so I filled up a 1 cup measuring vessel with batter and poured most (maybe 3/4 cup) of batter onto the iron, spreading it around. This amount will vary depending on the size of your waffle iron.


Cook until lightly browned and crisp, about 4 to 5 minutes. Place waffle on a plate in the oven; cook remaining waffles. Serve with butter and syrup.

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Maple-Bacon Waffles

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for NoblePig.com. | Serves:

Ingredients

  • 6 oz uncooked bacon (about 6 slices) or 4 oz precooked bacon (about 10 slices)
  • 6 Tablespoons maple syrup, divided
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1-1/3 cups buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for brushing waffle iron
  • 2 large eggs

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees; line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay bacon on sheet and brush both sides with 2 Tablespoons maple syrup. Bake turning once until crisp and browned, 20 to 25 minutes for uncooked bacon or 8 minutes for precooked bacon. Discard fat and lower oven temperature to 200 degrees . Coarsely chop bacon.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk buttermilk with canola oil, eggs, and remaining 4 Tablespoons maple syrup. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture. Fold in bacon.
  • Preheat your waffle maker and brush with a bit of oil. The waffle batter is very thick so I filled up a 1 cup measuring vessel with batter and poured most (maybe 3/4 cup) of batter onto the iron, spreading it around. This amount will vary depending on the size of your waffle iron.
  • Cook until lightly browned and crisp, about 4 to 5 minutes. Place waffle on a plate in the oven; cook remaining waffles. Serve with butter and syrup.

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51 Comments

  1. Mmm! I love bacon in my waffles! Great idea brushing the bacon with maple syrup. I must try this!

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  2. Linda 2

    Waffles make me incredibly happy! I think I’ll make these for dinner tomorrow night! Oh … Happy Birthday to your young man … they do grow up quickly don’t they? And I love all the snow photos. All we’re getting here is fog. sigh

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  3. It is cold here. Like, 15 below zero cold. These waffles would warm me right up!

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  4. I love BACON!! Holy Cow those look awesome, better than my bowl of Cheerios.

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  5. All-in-one breakfast waffles, so to speak. It doesn’t get much better than that. Yummy, Cathy!

    Shirley

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  6. HoneyB 6

    I love bacon with my maple syrup! The waffles look yummy. I too have a waffle iron but I rarely pull it out :-(

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  7. Donna 7

    This is what Id call bliss on a plate! Thats how good it looks. I need a waffle maker.

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  8. This is a 2 for one type of breakfast.Delicious!

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  9. pam 9

    Mere words cannot express what I feel about this recipe. Maple. Bacon. Yes.

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  10. Love it! Would this work on a belgian waffle iron? That is all I have…

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  11. So I love bacon and syrup and waffles and I have not eaten breakfast as of yet. I love this post!!

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  12. Mmmmmmm, this sounds so good. Lucky for me this morning, our son is still home from college so I can totally justify these!-LeslieMichele

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  13. Bacon and maple syrup…a perfect combination.

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  14. Noble Pig 14

    I don’t see why not.  Just spread the batter around since it’s thick.

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  15. Dawn 15

    Making for dinner. Thank you.

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  16. Trisha 16

    While a fan of both waffles and bacon . . . having them in one entity is something I have never tried.

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  17. Katrina 17

    I LOVE waffles. Unfortunately, the boys would rather have some bacon on the side of their waffles. I still should try it sometime!

    Having a giveaway on my blog today!

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  18. Pam 18

    MMMMMM!!!!

    Enjoy!

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  19. these look wonderful… I am one of those mush all things together breakfast eaters… a little taters, a little egg a little bacon, a little toast, all on the same fork…

    So I am loving these

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  20. elra 20

    such a classic comforting American breakfast. I normally miss having this when I am on vacation in Bali, because it is so hard to find bacon there. Looks scrumptious Cathy!

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  21. Bob 21

    Sweet merciful crap, those look awesome. I have to make them for my girlfriend, she’ll be ecstatic.

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  22. Julie 22

    Yum! I can even see having one plain as an on the go breakfast!

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  23. Pam 23

    Now that’s my kind of breakfast – I WILL be making these soon. Bookmarked.

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  24. LilSis 24

    I LOVE bacon!! It’s probably one of my favorite indulgences. (That’s because I can’t stop at just one or two slices.)

    I haven’t used my waffle iron in awhile, so I might have to make these for my son.
    They look DEE-LISH-US!!

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  25. June 25

    Oh ya – this looks totally and completely edible. This moderation diet’s killing me – limited carbs. Boo. This is going on my first carb load list right now. Course I’ll have to call in the big guy’s birthday rain check to get the waffle iron. Now that’s female logic!

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  26. Cheryl 26

    Holy cow (or pig…) I cannot WAIT to show this recipe and the images to my bacon-lovin’ man…he loves the pork product SO much he actually MADE the “Bacon Explosion”(TM!) that was circulating the web. This looks yummy…and I’m not even a big bacon gal…

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  27. leslie 27

    Those are some might fine lookin waffles there!

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  28. Barbara 28

    Sheer heaven on a plate! And I’m not kidding.

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  29. Bacon and waffles? Sweet wounded wuffles, what time is breakfast?

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  30. Bacon and maple! love love love! I have to try this!

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  31. grace 31

    savory waffles give me pause because sometimes maple syrup isn’t appropriate for them. what a relief to see that my beloved sweetener is a perfect drizzler for these! :)

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  32. Barbie with a T 32

    This is a nice change from our usual pecan waffles! Thanks. Enjoy your waffle iron. Ours is a Belgian waffle iron, and makes perfect waffles.

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  33. lo 33

    I’m such a big fan of waffles with meat in them… I just can’t tell you. Peef would be all over these, since they include one of his most favorite food groups (bacon! of course)

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  34. Marjie 34

    These look great. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love bacon! I always keep waffle batter in my fridge, so anyone can just grab one any time.

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  35. Amanda 35

    Those look marvelous Cathy. I need to dig my waffle iron out. I am pretty sure it’s in my fifth wheel LOL

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  36. Lena in VT 36

    Okay I made these for dinner and loved how thick the waffle was and the chewy bacon along with the contrasting sweet/savory taste! Yum.

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  37. This would go well with fried chicken a la chicken & waffles. Just saying!

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  38. giz 38

    Now this is what I call a true test of will power. I’m afraid I’d lose.

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  39. yowZAAAAAAAAAA

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  40. Suzette 40

    Just what I needed this morning. I wish I hadn’t had that peanut butter toast already! Bummer!

    Y’know what I really love to make with my waffle iron? French toast! Just soak the bread like normal, and instead of sauteeing/frying it…brown it in the waffle iron. YUMMMMMMY!

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  41. This is bookmarked to make on a weekend soon! Love the maple flavor & the bacon here!

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  42. Lisa 42

    Sounds wonderful except that I don’t have a waffle iron. I do, however, have a Williams Sonoma gift card. I’m thinking….

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  43. Oh, man, once I’m through my New Year’s Resolutions . . .

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  44. Kayola 44

    One of my most favorite memories from childhood was bacon in our waffles…my Mom ALWAYS did this…loved it! Thanks for the memory….

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  45. Brian 45

    We just got a waffle maker for Christmas. I think I will have to try these out, they look delicious.

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  46. I have a waffle maker!! I am totally making these over the weekend!

    Thanks for posting the recipe!

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  47. They look delish! I don’t pull out my waffle maker very often, but maybe next weekend I will give this a try!

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  48. Liz C. 48

    OMG! I just saw this and told Mr. Snoots about it & I thought he might faint. I guess that’s what we’ll be having this weekend.

    😉

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  49. Caryle 49

    These were fabulous, they made for a wonderful treat on Christmas morning. Easy and delicious.

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  50. I have been eating bacon waffles for at least the last 55 years :). Only thing, my mother puts the raw bacon across the waffles (2 pieces across a four waffle iron) and the flavor of the bacon cooks into the waffle and is wonderful and the bacon actually gets crisp.

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  51. nnyl 51

    Very good. I like a stronger maple flavor, so I added a little maple flavor to the batter—real none of that imitation maple, it tastes fake.

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