Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
5 servings (serving size: 2 waffles and about 1 tablespoon syrup)

Bacon and maple are a natural match—maybe why many people dip bacon into their pancake syrup. In this recipe, crumbled bacon is cooked into maple-sweetened waffles, so every bite contains that classic pairing. If you're using a Belgian waffle maker, spread about 1/2 cup batter per waffle onto the waffle iron, and you'll get about 8 waffles.

How to Make It

Step 1

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture. Combine milk, 3 tablespoons syrup, butter, bacon, and eggs, stirring with a whisk. Add milk mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moist.

Step 2

Preheat a waffle iron. Coat iron with cooking spray. Spoon about 1/3 cup batter per waffle onto hot waffle iron, spreading batter to edges. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until steaming stops; repeat procedure with remaining batter. Serve waffles with 1/3 cup syrup.

Ratings & Reviews

tinasweep's Review

March 26, 2012
The first time around, these were good. The second time around, these waffles were amazing! Improved upon both the maple and bacon flavor and appearance by: 1) baking the bacon and using the bacon grease to partially substitute for the melted butter 2) adding a teaspoon of maple flavoring to the milk mixture 3) reserving the crumbled bacon to scatter on the waffle iron before spooning the batter on top.

amylousgar's Review

May 09, 2011
We liked these a lot. Worked well for a quick & easy dinner!

ejacobson's Review

January 29, 2010
Whole family loved it! Substituted Whole Wheat pastry flour to add nutrition and it worked well.

ViennaVAfoodie's Review

October 30, 2009
These were delicious! I can't believe that people rated them so low. I added in about a 1/2 tsp of fresh thyme and 1/4 tsp of pumpkin pie spice just to give it some additional complexity in flavor. I would recommend to stir the batter up each time you pour the waffles to make sure the bacon doesn't settle to the bottom. I thought it definitely needed the syrup on top to bring in the maple flavor. I also had to use a little butter on the waffles because that's just how I eat my waffles.

TexasKristi's Review

February 03, 2009
Next time, I'll keep the bacon and syrup on the side. Adding them to the batter did not make these waffles memorable.

RichelleCalin's Review

December 31, 2008
I made these this morning and I can't get over how GOOD they are! I didn't even put syrup on mine. My husband loved them too. These will become a weekend favorite.

pamsy10's Review

November 11, 2008
My family did not like this at all. My hubby couldn't even tell there was bacon inside. VERY bland.

carolfitz's Review

November 09, 2008
This is one CL recipe where I plan ahead -- when cooking bacon earlier in the week for another use I put some aside for Sunday morning. Voila! -- bacon surprise.