Bacon-Cornmeal Waffles

(6 servings)

  • 8 bacon slices
  • 1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 and 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter - melted
  • additional melted butter or nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • additional maple syrup for topping
Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 6 minutes. Transfer to paper towels. Crumble bacon.

Whisk flour and next 3 ingredients in large bowl to blend. Whisk buttermilk, eggs, and 3 tablespoons maple syrup in medium bowl to blend. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients; stir just until blended. Fold in 1/4 cup melted butter and crumbled bacon.

Preheat waffle iron (medium heat). Lightly brush waffle iron with melted butter or spray with nonstick spray. Working in batches, spoon batter onto hot waffle iron, spreading evenly over griddle. Close waffle iron and cook until waffle is brown, crisp, and set, about 6 minutes, depending on type of waffle iron.

Transfer waffles to plates. Serve with warm maple syrup.

Waffles with crumbled bacon and flavorful cornmeal baked right in. A little maple syrup in the batter adds just the right amount of sweetness. Bacon and maple taste so good together.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank HollyMartel for this recipe.

Recipe number 2277. Submitted 3/11/2008.