Brown Sugar Bacon Stuffed Waffles

Brown Sugar Bacon Stuffed Waffles
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Ingredients
  • For the waffles:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ⅔ cups vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups buttermilk

  • For the bacon:
  • 10 slices of bacon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheet with foil & spray with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange bacon in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle generously with brown sugar. Place in the upper thrid of the oven & bake until sugar is caramelized & bacon is brown & crispy, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven. Immediately remove bacon slices using a pair of tongs. Work quickly or they will stick. Place them on a cutting board (not paper towels – they will stick!) to cool.
  3. Set up your waffle iron on a level surface & turn on to preheat.
  4. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, & brown sugar. Whisk to blend.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, buttermilk, & vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients & fold. Stir gently until combined. Try not to overmix the batter or the waffles will become tough.
  6. Pour your batter into the waffle maker. Set a few slices of bacon in the batter – either all the way in or halfway out (whichever your preference). Cook the waffles per your waffle maker’s instructions.
  7. Serve with butter & syrup.

A while back – Mr. HH and I were watching television.  I had maneuvered the remote control, so it was on Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives – and I’m a little bit of a Food Network Junkie…. and I absolutely love Guy! They were showing some diner on there that served waffles which were stuffed with strips of bacon.  I thought…how cool is that?!
That episode came to mind when I was in the kitchen the other day and I just had to make a version of it.  That craving got the best of me!  So, I whipped up a brown sugar waffle, which I thought would balance perfectly with the bacon (which it did!). Then, instead of chopping up the bacon, I decided to leave the strips whole so they’re sticking out of the cooked waffle a little. You could do either though!

Next time I make these, I think I’m going to lay a couple of pieces of bacon in there halfway – so half of it is hanging out, and you see it better.  But, this works perfectly – and it’s so good!

If you don’t have a waffle maker, you could make my bacon stuffed pancake version instead!

The brown sugar is bacon & the waffle/syrup combination is so good.  The mix of the flavors is perfect, and the result is one amazing breakfast.  Or don’t eat it for breakfast & stuff it with sandwich toppings.  I bet that would be good!

 However you serve it – it’s gonna be good!  So, so good!

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