As many of you following along know, I try to keep my recipes relatively healthy, that being said, man cannot live on vegetables alone. Specifically, the man known as my husband cannot live without bacon, and when I mentioned to him that I had found a recipe for bacon waffles on Chef Mommy’s blog, to say he was interested would be an understatement. So, I planned a “Breakfast for Dinner” night and put these on the menu along with a Sausage and Broccoli Frittata, fresh fruit, and mimosas.
We absolutely loved these, and I’m not a big waffle person. I get it from my mom, but I am more of a savory breakfast person than a sweet. I think that’s why I like these, as they weren’t overly sweet, and give you a salty bite every once in awhile. I adjusted the recipe ever so slightly, and will be skipping the step of coating the bacon with brown sugar when we make these next time. Jim thought it made the bacon too sweet, and when mixed in with the waffles, it got a little lost, and I can’t say that I disagree.
I have heard rumors that there are people out there who don’t eat bacon, or any other meat for that matter, and I do want to note that this waffle recipe, even without the bacon, is absolutely delicious. Be sure to pass those boxed mixes by and mix this up next time you want a delicious breakfast, or dinner, treat.
One final note, this recipe made 8 waffles in my VillaWare Uno 7 ½” Belgian Waffle Maker, feel free to cut the recipe in half if you don’t need/want that many, but remember that they reheat perfectly in the toaster.
- 10 slices of Bacon
- 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Salt
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- 2/3 cup Canola or Vegetable Oil
- 4 large Eggs
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 2 ½ cups Buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 400⁰.
- Lay the bacon a sheet pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the bacon is really crispy. Dry on paper towels and serve. Place them on a cutting board to cool before chopping. Once cool, chop the bacon into bite size bits and set aside.
- Set up your waffle iron on a level, clean surface and turn on to preheat.
- In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and brown sugar. Whisk to blend. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold. Once almost fully incorporated, add the bacon bites. Stir. Try not to over mix the batter or the waffles will become tough. It’s OK if a few lumps remain in the batter.
- Cook according to your waffle machine instructions.
- Serve with maple syrup and strawberries.
Servings – 8
WW Points – 12 pts per waffle