Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles

That name just grabs you, doesn’t it??  It sure grabbed me when I first spotted the recipe and I’ve been just (impatiently) waiting to try it ever since!  We decided to give this recipe a go as a breakfast for supper.  Sometimes nothing beats something warm and comforting like breakfast food after a hard day. 

These ain’t your mama’s waffles.  Holy smokes!  These are truly nothing short of phenomenal.  At first I was going to cheat when I saw that you had to bake the bacon with the brown sugar on it….they make brown sugar bacon.  But no….I couldn’t do it and I’m so glad I didn’t.  This bacon is like crack.  I’m not kidding, you will have to work very hard to restrain yourself from eating it all before you crack it up to put it in the waffle batter.  The brown sugar caramelizes and makes it crisp, then put it in that waffle lightly spiced with cinnamon and brown sugar…oh so decadent!  In fact, I’m going to quit “talking” and let you get to the recipe so you can make your grocery list and have this for breakfast tomorrow morning!

Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles
Recipe adapted from Joy the Baker

Ingredients:

For the bacon:
10 slices bacon
1/4 cup brown sugar

For the waffles:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup oil
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2.5 cups buttermilk

Method:

For the bacon:  Preheat oven to 375.  Cover one or two (it took me two) baking pans with aluminum foil, then coat with nonstick spray.  Lay the bacon out flat on the pan, then sprinkle with brown sugar.  Gently rub the brown sugar into the bacon then pop the pans into the oven for about 15 minutes or until crisp.  Immediately remove from pans to plates and allow to cool before breaking into pieces with your hands.

For the waffles:  Whisk together the dry ingredients in one large bowl and the wet ingredients in another smaller bowl.  Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients in, whisking until well mixed (may still be slightly clumpy).  Fold in the bacon crumbles and cook according to your waffle maker instructions.  Top with butter and syrup.

Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles

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