Make your next breakfast a little more special with Spicy Maple Caramelized Bacon! This is a super simple recipe using maple syrup and spicy cayenne (optional) to give the bacon a little kick. The best part is that it’s baked in the oven, leaving you “hands free” to make the rest of your breakfast or brunch (easy clean up too)! I also enjoy it crumbled onto a wedge salad or in a goat cheese BLT.
Spicy Maple Caramelized Bacon
1 pound sliced bacon
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
ground cayenne pepper – to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place bacon in a large baking dish, laying flat in one layer. Brush bacon with maple syrup. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until desired crispness. Remove to a rack to cool and sprinkle lightly with cayenne pepper if desired.
I love that this recipe uses simple ingredients to make an otherwise “normal” side dish something special. What are your favorite “special” foods that you serve for breakfast? I’d love to hear from you!