Maple Syrup waffles!!!! The toffee, buttery, smokey sweetness of maple syrup is infused into these waffles; they are totally delicious but to make things even better then there is bacon. Crispy wonderful bacon that is glazed with maple syrup. This is a salty sweet perfection of a breakfast!
This recipe has been sat on my computer for over a week and I am really really sorry, as well everyone needs maple syrup waffles and glazed bacon in their lives!!!!
I'm pretty sure these maple syrup waffles would be delicious with some fresh strawberries and a dusting of icing sugar? That has to work? Especially with a dollop of cream!!! But I couldn't get past bacon, because, well because it is bacon!!!
I did sprinkle a few blueberries on the boys plate, just to make me feel like they were having something healthy with their breakfast! And blueberries work really well with the salty bacon - seriously is there anything bacon doesn't go with???
And not just any bacon, this is bacon that has been brushed with maple syrup before it is cooked. Smoky, salty bacon with the sweet delicious flavour of maple. Seriously, see why I had to apologise!!!! You should have had this maple syrup waffle recipe in your lives a week ago. It really isn't something you can miss out on!
You want to use a good back bacon that has a bit of fat on it, the fat absorbs the delicious maple flavours and then crisps up. Please don't cut all the fat away, or use just the bacon 'eye' pieces. The fat is the flavour and this is a treat of a breakfast 🙂
Maple Syrup Waffles and the glorious glazed bacon.
Oh bacon I love you!!!!!!!!
The waffles are cooked with maple syrup in them, yes right inside them, giving them a wonderful maple, smokey depth. So good!!! You know that smell you get when you open the maple syrup bottle, these waffles taste just like that smell. I wish I could describe it, just go to the pantry, open the bottle of maple and take a good sniff, that is what we are talking abut here. That deliciousness all baked into a waffle. (And then adorned with bacon....can you hear the angels singing????)
p.s I made these super healthy 😉 by using some wholemeal flour!!!! Totally up to you, my boys preferred them with all plain flour but I am Mum and I decided that some wholemeal is the way forward. I am not your mum so go with what you have and what you like 😉
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Maple Syrup Waffles with Glazed Bacon
For the Bacon
- 8 rashers of back bacon
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
For the waffles
- 200 g plain flour
- 100 g wholemeal flour (see notes)
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 80 g salted butter
- 4 eggs
- 165 ml ⅔ cup maple syrup
- 165 ml ⅔ cup milk
- Extra maple syrup for serving
- Pre-heat your oven to 180ºC/350ºF and get your waffle iron warming up.
- Cut the very thick rind from the bacon (if it has it) but leave a nice ring of fat.
- Line a baking sheet with cooking paper and arrange the bacon in a single layer.
- Cook the bacon for 15 minutes until just starting to crisp.
- Remove from the oven and use a pastry brush (the silicone ones are best) to brush maple syrup over your bacon.
- Cook for a further 5 minutes.
- To make the waffles, tip the flour, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl. Set aside.
- Put the butter into a small pan and melt until it is on the verge of browning.
- Crack the eggs into a large jug (or another bowl) whisk gently to break the yolks then add in the maple syrup, milk and melted butter. Mix well.
- Pour the egg mixture into the bowl with the flour and stir until it is just combined. Don't over mix it, the batter should be a bit lumpy.
- Spoon the mixture into your waffle iron and cook for 4 minutes or until they are golden and lift easily away from the plates. If you have a traditional cast iron waffle iron, you may need to oil it first, the non-stick Belgium style ones should be fine without oil. Depending on your waffle iron you will make about 8 waffles. I find ½ cup of mixture just fills one waffle plate, but the smaller ones will need about ⅓ cup.
- Pile the bacon onto of your maple syrup waffles, drizzle with a little more maple syrup and enjoy!