Maple-Bacon-Waffle Bread Pudding + VIDEO

The perfect breakfast any time of year, this Maple-Bacon-Waffle Bread Pudding couldn't be more perfect with a cup of coffee. It works well for dessert as well. See this recipe MADE ON VIDEO HERE.

 Maple Bacon Waffle Bread Pudding
Are you looking for a decadent recipe, one where everyone throws their heads back in an "OMG kind of way"...well, you've found it!! This bread pudding was inspired by my love of the salty-sweet combo, the end all of tastes.

I've made bread pudding with all kinds of breads so why not waffles? The top stays nice and crunchy and below there is a creamy, yummy pudding. If you've never made bread pudding, this is a great recipe to start with!!

So, when do you serve this dish? It's perfect for after dinner but would also be nice paired with a savory dish for brunch. Trust me, you are gonna love it.

Maple Bacon Waffle Bread Pudding waffle pieces
I used my waffle maker to make six-6" waffles. I then cut them into bite-sized pieces and put them in the oven to crisp up.

Maple Bacon Waffle Bread Pudding mixture
I let the waffles, bacon and liquid soak together for 30 minutes before pouring it into a pan and baking.

Maple Bacon Waffle Bread Pudding perfect for dessert
If you have leftovers, scoop out small portions into ramekins and pop them in the toaster oven for a quick treat.

Maple Bacon Waffle Bread Pudding

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Maple-Bacon-Waffle Bread Pudding

Recipe from: Created by Cathy Pollak for | Serves: 8-10


  • 8 cups 1" waffle pieces
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1-1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10 slices center cut bacon, cooked until somewhat crisp, broken into pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted (plus more for buttering dish)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Make homemade waffles (I made six-6" waffles). Cut into bite-sized pieces and place on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes to crisp them up. Remove and turn oven temperature up to 375 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine egg yolks, milk, cream, syrup, vanilla and kosher salt. Mix well until combined. Add crisped waffle pieces and bacon. Stir mixture together until waffles pieces are coated with the egg mixture. Let sit for 30 minutes, stirring several times.
  • Pour mixture into a buttered 8 x 8 baking dish and press down until it fits. Cover with foil and bake for 50 minutes. Remove foil during last 20 minutes of baking. Remove from the oven and brush top with melted butter. Serve warm.

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14 Comments and 9 Replies

  1. Oh my goodness this is so wrong and yet so right!!

  2. Cozzie King 2

    I <3 YOU! My goal will be to make this for my next event. I want to lick the screen.


    Bacon Lover
    Northern Virginia

  3. Greg Hummel 3

    Maybe add a bit of Bourbon to the mix as well? I cannot wait to try this!

  4. chris 4

    For saving time, would Eggo waffles work as well?

  5. Doug Prather 6

    Is it wrong to read this and immediately wonder how to add a bit of cheese…

  6. gayle 9

    I made this this weekend, and it was tasty. However, the waffle became mushy. I wasn’t crazy about the texture but the taste was just that tasty!

    • Cathy 10

      Gayle, have you ever had bread pudding? It is generally mushy on the bottom and crunchy on the top. For your own taste you can try crisping the waffles longer so they are more sturdy.

  7. Cripes Cathy, why didn’t you invite me over. This is so flipping amazing. Love it.

  8. Erin 13


  9. Katie 15

    yummmm… this looks great and perfect for brunch entertaining! It was so nice finally meeting you in Austin and getting to hang out and drink YOUR wine together! :)

  10. Laura 17

    This is the most brilliant thing I have seen all day. And I have been looking at some pretty stellar blog recipes today. If I could pin this in triplicate I would. YUM

  11. Carrian 19

    This looks absolutely to-die-for! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try!

  12. Anne 20

    Could you put it together the night before?

  13. rose 22

    im in process of making this sweet treat i came across and wanted to share how i souped it up i added coaco powder along with carmel to the mik egg mixture and threw in some chocolate chips with the bacon! i also crisped my waffles longer in oven. ill let you ladies know what my famiky thinks

  14. Chef Elle 23

    Has anyone attempted to soak this overnight yet like the traditional bread pudding? How did it come out?


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