My 2-year-old is a waffle fanatic. She asks for them everyday, so usually I make up a double batch and keep them in the freezer. To thaw, I just place a frozen waffle in the toaster and we are good to go. Today I decided (there weren’t any left in the freezer) to try something new. I had a recipe from Cooking Light magazine for Bacon Maple Waffles and decided to combine it with my regular waffle recipe. Here’s what I came up with…and let me say that these are AMAZING! The combo works perfectly – so perfectly that I wanted to eat all 7!
Bacon and Maple Waffles
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup milk
4 tablespoons pure maple syrup (I used Grade A, Dark Amber)
4 tablespoons melted butter
4 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
3 eggs, beaten
extra butter and maple syrup for serving
Mix first 3 ingredients in large bowl, stir to combine. Whisk milk, syrup, butter and eggs together in a separate bowl until well combined. Add to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Spread about 1/3 to 1/2 cup of batter onto a heated waffle iron. (I used a Belgian waffle maker, so I used 1/2 cup per waffle) Cook 3 – 4 minutes until browned to your liking and cooked through. Serve with butter and maple syrup (or if you are like my daughter, a sprinkling of powdered sugar instead).
I really hope you try these, they are so good! Enjoy and please let me know how you like them!