Love bacon? Love waffles? Easy Bacon Waffles combines the best of both worlds into a fun breakfast meal.
Syrup has a way of barging into everything that gets in its way.
Ok, barging sounds so hostile. Hmmm, let’s see. Syrup like to dance and mingle with everything it encounters. Yeah, that’s better.
My pancake and waffle syrup has been a dancin’ and a minglin’ with the bacon (or sausage) on my breakfast plate since I was a kid…and I didn’t dare separate them. Who am I to deny true love?
It’s a fact: dipping your bacon into maple syrup is good stuff.
A while back, I did something fun and wacky — I hosted a breakfast ice cream party. Yup. Ice cream in the morning and for breakfast. It was completed with lots of ice cream and all the traditional toppings, plus brownie waffles. But, I couldn’t stop there, so I also made bacon waffles. Yeah, ice cream on top of bacon waffles is a bit weird. But it’s a good weird. And if it creates a fun, lasting memory for my kids, I’m all over it.
Whether you want your waffles for an ice cream party, or for a traditional breakfast, I’ve had the super duper, crazy simple steps to make your own bacon waffles.
Step #1: Cook bacon according to the package instructions – I would suggest about 1 slice of bacon per 2 small square waffles. When cooked and cooled, roughly chopped the bacon into pieces. Mix up your favorite waffle batter. You can use boxed mixes or mix up one from scratch. Either way works!
Step #2: Heat your waffle maker (you can make fun of my waffle maker…I know I do. I would seriously love an upgrade someday). Sprinkle some bacon into each section on your hot waffle maker. Use as much, or as little as you would like.
Step #3: Pour your waffle batter right over the top of the bacon. You’ll probably want to use a bit less than you normally do to help compensate for the space that the bacon is taking up. Close your waffle maker and proceed to make your waffles like you always do.
One they are done, you will have your favorite waffles embedded with glorious bacon. Serve them the same way you serve your usual bacon-lacking waffles. Or don’t and be creative! Cut them into sticks to make dippers for kids. Or use them to make a waffle chicken sandwich or a favorite breakfast sandwich. Or do like I did and use them as a base for an ice cream sundae.