Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles

Here’s what you know about these waffles by looking at that picture: they are big, fluffy, buttermilk waffles swimming in Vermont maple syrup.

Here’s what you can’t tell from looking at the picture: the waffle batter is made with a generous dose of brown sugar. Here’s what else you can’t tell from the picture: the waffle batter also contains chopped up pieces of bacon that was cooked up with a lavish coating of brown sugar that got all melted and caramelized as the bacon cooked.

That’s right. There are pieces of brown sugar bacon baked right into that waffle up there. Right. Into. The waffle.

I have to go lie down now.

Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2½ cups buttermilk
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. 1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray. Arrange the bacon on the prepared baking sheet, and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Bake in the preheated oven until the bacon is crispy and the brown sugar is caramelized, 10 to 15 minutes. Immediately remove the bacon to a cutting board; cut into small pieces and set aside.
  2. 2. Preheat a waffle iron; grease with cooking spray.
  3. 3. Whisk the flour, ½ cup brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Beat the eggs, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla together in a separate bowl; fold the wet mixture into the flour mixture. Add the bacon and stir, being careful to not over mix.
  4. 4. Ladle the batter into the preheated waffle iron and cook until golden brown; serve hot.

Recipe from Allrecipes


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  1. Joanne says

    you have to go lie down…I have to take a cold shower. This recipe apparently has that effect on people 😛

    Seriously. amazing.

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  3. Amie says

    This looks AMAZING. I'm not the biggest bacon fan…but how can anyone say no to bacon INSIDE of a waffle?? Drool.

    I might have to make this for June 29th, which is national waffle iron day. Yes, it really exists…crazy, right?

  4. Susan Ellis says

    I just made these for my 19 year old son. They are seriously delicious! He took a photo and it is now his Facebook profile!

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