How to Make Bacon Flavored Waffles

Can’t decide between having waffles or bacon for breakfast? Why compromise when your bacon can meet your waffles for an extremely tasty treat? All you’ll need are the ingredients for traditional waffle batter and a package of bacon to create your bacon waffles. Unfortunately, frozen waffles topped with a few slices of bacon won’t make the cut, so get ready to crack a few eggs and whip up the batter.

  • Serves: About 10 people


  • 6 pieces bacon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ⅓ cup buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 large eggs


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    Crisp the bacon slices. You can take one of two approaches––cooking the bacon on a stovetop or in the oven. Both methods produce crisp bacon, although the stovetop method is a little faster.
    • Heat an ungreased skillet on low and then place the raw bacon slices in the skillet. Line bacon in a uniform fashion so that it cooks evenly.
    • Brown each side of bacon for approximately five to six minutes. The browning process will vary based on the bacon thickness, type of skillet you use and the stovetop heat.
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    Transfer each piece of cooked bacon to a cooling rack or a plate lined with paper towels.
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    Dab each slice of bacon to remove excess grease. You want to avoid having residual grease leak into your waffle batter; this will compromise the integrity of the batter and make the waffles taste greasy.
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    Chop the bacon into small pieces and set aside.
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    Use the dry ingredients for the waffle batter. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Instead of using a mixer, consider hand-mixing using a large wooden spoon or rubber spatula so you avoid over-mixing.
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    Combine the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Using a different bowl, whisk buttermilk with the eggs and only 2 tablespoons of the canola oil.
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    Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Fold the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir well using a large spoon or rubber spatula.
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    Gently fold the pieces of bacon into the mixture. Try to distribute bacon evenly throughout the mixture so that each waffle will contain an even amount of bacon.
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    Preheat the waffle iron. Brush each side with a small amount of canola oil; the remaining 2 tablespoons of canola oil will be used to coat the waffle iron in to avoid the waffles from sticking.
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    Add the batter to the iron. Pour approximately ½ cup of the batter into the waffle iron. Amounts may vary based on the waffle iron size. Using ½ cup should accommodate a standard 7-inch (17.5cm) iron.
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    Cook the waffles. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes depending on the heat and your individual waffle iron. The idea is to cook the waffle until it is lightly browned; however, like ovens and stovetops, heat settings and irons will vary.
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    Top the waffles with decadent flourishes. No bacon infused waffle is complete without special toppings. Use your imagination, but some mouthwatering ideas include:
    • Candied brown sugar syrup. Combine ½ cup of brown sugar, ⅓ cup of crushed candied walnuts and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup. Sprinkle mixture over each waffle.
    • Homemade whipped cream. Skip the grocery bought whipped cream and make your own. Combine 1 cup of heavy cream, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and 1 tablespoon of confectioner’s sugar in a mixer. Pour heavy cream in the mixer and beat until small white peaks form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until well combined and top it on the waffle.
    • Old fashioned maple syrup and crushed bacon. Sometimes a traditional topping is the best. Consider warming good maple syrup in a small pan before pouring over waffle. Then top with extra pieces of crushed leftover crisp bacon to accentuate the waffle.
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  • Infuse your bacon and batter with maple syrup. Pour 2 tablespoons of syrup over bacon as it crisps. Then add 4 tablespoons of syrup to your buttermilk batter.
  • Save time by purchasing pre-cooked/browned bacon.
  • Add more bacon slices to the batter if you prefer a bacon heavy waffle.
  • If you don't have a waffle iron, you can simply use this recipe to make pancakes instead.
  • When storing left-over waffles, cover with aluminum foil. It helps keep the waffles moist.
  • For an even easier recipe, use boxed pancake mix instead of making homemade.


  • Before adding the bacon to the waffle batter, make sure the bacon is completely cooked and crispy.
  • When using the waffle iron, do not press too hard or the batter will pour out while cooking.

Things You'll Need

  • Skillet
  • Waffle iron
  • Mixing bowl and spoon
  • Stove top or oven
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon or rubber spatula
  • Cooling rack
  • Cutting knife

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