Candied Bacon Buttermilk Waffles

Candied bacon?! In a waffles recipe?! Hey, If you know bacon like I know bacon, you know it’s more delicious when it’s dredged in brown sugar. That’s why I’m sharing this easy waffles recipe idea for candied bacon buttermilk waffles. Your weekend brunch just got a whole lot tastier. Grab your apron and let’s make waffles!

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I really enjoy reading cookbooks and looking at recipes from other bloggers and chefs. More often than not, though, I like to switch a recipe up and adapt it to my own tastes. Make it my own, so to speak. However, there are times, like in today’s waffles recipe, where I find a recipe that’s already so perfect in its own right that no substitutions are necessary. This recipe is from the amazing, talented Joy the Baker.

I first came to know Joy and her amazing recipes when I participated in the Sundays with Joy baking group a couple of years ago.  My mouth would water as I poured over the pages of her cookbook, and my taste buds tingled at the first tastes of the Oatmeal Raspberry Ginger Scones and the Orange Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.  When I saw this recipe for brown sugar bacon waffles, I didn’t hesitate to make a batch for this year’s Bacon Month festivities.

After all, brown sugar bacon is really just a long way of saying candied bacon, and who wouldn’t love that in the morning?!

Candied Bacon Buttermilk Waffles - because every day deserves bacon! Recipe on ItsYummi.com

Candied Bacon Buttermilk Waffles - because every day deserves bacon! Recipe on ItsYummi.com

Seriously, what’s better than some sugar-sweetened bacon tucked inside of a thick, fluffy buttermilk waffle?  If you ask me, absolutely nothing. Am I right?

Can’t you taste the candied bacon love?

Candied Bacon Buttermilk Waffles - because every day deserves bacon! Recipe on ItsYummi.com

Candied Bacon Buttermilk Waffles

Preparation 5 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 15 mins
Serves 4     adjust servings

Candied Bacon Buttermilk Waffles - because every day deserves bacon! Recipe on ItsYummi.com

Sweet candied bacon is tucked inside of tender buttermilk waffles. Can you say "yummi breakfast?"

Ingredients

  • 5 thinly sliced pieces bacon (thin cut bacon slices are best)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and lay bacon out in a single layer. Sprinkle with 1/8 cup brown sugar and place pan into the oven.
  3. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until bacon is crisp and sugar is caramelized. Remove bacon from baking sheet to cool on a cutting board. (Don't use paper toweling...the bacon will stick to it!) then chop into small, bite sized pieces when cooled.
  4. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and brown sugar. Whisk to blend. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold. Once almost fully incorporated, add the bacon bites. Stir. Try not to over mix the batter or the waffles will become tough. It’s okay if a few lumps remain in the batter.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup batter into preheated waffle maker. Cook according to manufacturer's directions. Repeat 3 more times.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 583kcal Calories from fat 322
% Daily Value
Total Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 713mg30%
Carbohydrate 50g17%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 13g
Protein 15g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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18 Replies to "Candied Bacon Buttermilk Waffles"

  • comment-avatar
    Emily @ Life on Food April 25, 2016 (7:14 am)

    Just what I want for a Sunday morning breakfast.

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      Chef Bec April 25, 2016 (10:00 am)

      It’ll be a breakfast to remember, Emily! I hope you love them 🙂

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  • comment-avatar
    Heather December 2, 2014 (6:42 pm)

    Yum!! These look awesome!

  • comment-avatar
    Tatiana December 2, 2014 (6:15 pm)

    bacon goes good with everything; fact! …trust me, it’s a real fact.

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    Natalie Lyons October 9, 2014 (5:22 am)

    This a recipe I would love for my kids to try. Love that it has bacon on the waffles.

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    Dorothy August 20, 2014 (3:36 pm)

    I would die for these! Brown sugar and bacon? Sign me up!

    • comment-avatar
      Chef Becca August 20, 2014 (3:38 pm)

      You should have these in your life soon, Dorothy. They’re pretty ahhh-mazing! I’ll totally trade you for a pan of your pumpkin dessert 🙂

  • comment-avatar
    David August 20, 2014 (7:46 am)

    I’m thinking I need this alongside my morning coffee…every day of the week. And the weekend, too. Looks absolutely delicious, Becca!! 🙂

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    Chris August 19, 2014 (7:20 pm)

    Holy cow… YUM! Love the brown sugar bacon bits in these waffles!!! YES!

    • comment-avatar
      Chef Becca August 20, 2014 (7:06 am)

      Thanks, Chris! Bacon makes the world a better place. 😉

  • comment-avatar
    Liz August 19, 2014 (5:50 pm)

    What a terrific idea! This combines Bill’s favorite Sunday morning breakfast items! I’ll have to treat him to a batch 🙂

  • comment-avatar
    Karen August 19, 2014 (3:38 pm)

    I don’t do breakfast but you know these will show up for dinner one night. Not a single thing in this recipe I don’t love!

    • comment-avatar
      Chef Becca August 20, 2014 (7:07 am)

      Hey, bacon knows no meal plan. Eat it when the urge strikes 🙂

  • comment-avatar
    Amanda August 19, 2014 (10:16 am)

    Love!! Must try this soon!

    • comment-avatar
      Chef Becca August 19, 2014 (10:34 am)

      Your stomach will thank you, Mandy 🙂

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen August 19, 2014 (7:06 am)

    This sounds incredibly yummi, Becca! My kind of breakfast!

    • comment-avatar
      Chef Becca August 19, 2014 (7:08 am)

      Thanks, Renee! My hubby ate 4 of them, so I guess they really were tasty 😉

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