Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles

    Waffles and bacon are some of my favorite breakfast foods. The two combined, have to be the greatest idea I'd ever heard! I was beyond excited to try these when I saw them over at Joy the Baker.

  The picture had me drooling and dreaming until I had the chance to make them. I whipped up a batch last week for dinner, and savored EVERY. SINGLE. BITE. They were so good! My kids totally loved them too. (But it may have been because I let them have strawberries and whip cream with theirs) Who knows!? :)

  I had a few waffles leftover, so I decided to freeze them. We reheated them in the toaster the next morning and they were still deeeeelish! Love, love, love these waffles!

Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles
Recipe from: Joy the Baker

For the Bacon:
8 slices bacon
1/4 cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty tinfoil. Arrange bacon in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the bacon evenly with the brown sugar. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until bacon is crispy and sugar is caramelized. Remove from oven. Immediately remove bacon, using a pair of tongs, and place onto a cutting board. (DON'T USE PAPER TOWELS, the bacon will stick to them!!) Let bacon cool, and then chop into bite-size pieces. Set aside.

For the Waffles:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cups canola oil
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups buttermilk

Directions: Set waffle iron on a clean, flat surface and turn on to preheat.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and brown sugar. Whisk together to blend. In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, eggs, vanilla and buttermilk. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold in. Once mixture is almost fully incorporated, add bacon bites. Stir. Try not to over-mix the batter, it can make the waffles tough. The batter will be lumpy!

Cook waffles according to your waffle iron instructions. Serve with maple syrup and strawberries! Enjoy!

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Jocelyn said...

Waffles with whip cream and strawberries...best way to eat them:-) What a good mama you are!!! I'm not a huge bacon eater, but I think I could handle it in a waffle this yummy!!!

Marialuisa said...

WOW!, they look really yummy!!, I can feel the smell from Spain.

Jessica@AKitchenAddiction said...

Yum!! I would love these with strawberries and whipped cream!

Back for Seconds said...

My husband would love these! Looks yummy!

yummychunklet said...

OMG, you had me at brown sugar bacon, especially with that photo!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Drooling! This brings me back to my childhood - my grandma used to make them for me!

The Better Baker said...

OH.MY.GOODNESS! The bacon with the brown sugar alone looks divine, but add that to the waffle batter? I'll be right over for breakfast. =) So glad you shared this yummy idea.

Lizzy Do said...

My bacon loving boys would go nuts for these, Holly! Thanks for sharing :)

Mandy said...

Oh man. These look so good and that brown sugared bacon? Really. Great pics, too!

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel said...

These waffles look insanely good!

We Are Not Martha said...

Whoa, what an awesome idea! Combining two fabulous breakfast foods into one!


mjskit said...

Oh My! What a perfect waffle recipe! I would have to make A LOT of that caramelized bacon because I'm sure several pieces would get eaten before they made it to the waffle batter. Awesome recipe!

Emily Dicks said...

We love bacon in our waffles at my house!

Heather Kinnaird said...

Oh my goodness - those are the most beautiful waffles I have ever seen! I cannot wait to try this recipe.

Heather Kinnaird said...

LOVE the blog - new follower

Julie said...

Oh man, I'm just speechless! Looks amazing.

Shane Stevens said...

Wow this became instantly one of my favorite breakfast recipes