Maple-Bacon Buttermilk Waffles

Bacon and buttermilk, plus maple in the batter, give these waffles their distinctive flavor. Your family will ask for seconds!

  • Prep Time 55 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 3/4
cups buttermilk
2
eggs
6
tablespoons butter, melted
1 1/2
teaspoons maple flavor
1
package or jar (3 oz) cooked real bacon pieces or bits
1 1/2
cups real maple or maple-flavored syrup

  • 1 Heat waffle maker. In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. In medium bowl, beat buttermilk, eggs, butter and maple flavor with wire whisk until well blended. Pour over dry ingredients; stir just until moistened.
  • 2 Sprinkle about 2 teaspoons bacon pieces on each waffle grid. Spoon batter over bacon, using amount recommended by manufacturer. Close lid of waffle maker. Bake until steaming stops, 3 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining bacon and batter. Serve waffles with syrup.

Expert Tips

If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can use regular milk plus vinegar. Pour 4 teaspoons white vinegar into a 2-cup measuring cup; add enough milk to equal 1 3/4 cups.

You can fry your own bacon instead of purchasing already cooked bacon pieces. Cook 6 to 8 strips of bacon until crisp, drain and crumble to equal about 1/2 cup of pieces.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (One 4-inch Waffle and 2 Tablespoons Syrup)
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
530mg
530%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.