Maple Bacon Waffles

by Dorothy Reinhold on August 27, 2010

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Maple Bacon Waffles combine all the best flavors of breakfast in a waffle. Berries are wonderful on top!

My neighborhood kid friends Josh and Gabe stopped by to regale me with their recent trip to Seattle, and especially to entice me with a report of having gone to what they consider the best doughnut shop in the country – Top Pot Doughnuts.

Eager reports of delicious doughnuts filled the air – one stuffed with lemon curd (yessss! brilliant!), one called a “feather boa” that is a cake doughnut iced and sprinkled with coconut shavings, apple fritters, crullers, old-fashioneds…I could practically taste them as the descriptions came spilling out. In their two-day trip to Seattle, the boys went to Top Pot three times. It was that good. They said it made Krispy Kreme look “like dog poo.” Well then!

But when the boys mentioned Maple Bacon Doughnuts, my eyes rolled back in my head. Now THAT, my friends, is genius. Think about it…a maple bacon doughnut with a cup of tea or coffee…breakfast of champions!

Maple Bacon Waffles
I dreamed about that combo all night, and when I awoke, I recalled that I had made Maple Bacon Waffles a few years ago, and they were, well, shockinglydelicious. I’m not much of a fryer at home (messy! smelly!) but waffles – now that’s more my style.

So in honor of the temple of doughy goodness that is Top Pot, and of my friends Josh and Gabe, we have Maple Bacon Waffles for breakfast.

Maple Bacon Waffles

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 4-5

Maple Bacon Waffles

Maple Bacon Waffles combine all the best flavors of breakfast in a waffle. Berries are wonderful on top!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract (optional)
  • 3-4 bacon slices, cooked and finely chopped (cook the bacon in the oven, my favorite way)
  • Garnish: Maple syrup, blueberries or other fresh fruit


  1. Heat waffle iron.
  2. Note: this recipe calls for cooked bacon. Either cook it in the oven, which is my favorite way, or cook it in the normal way in a skillet. Your choice.
  3. Place flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. In a 2-cup measuring cup, add milk, syrup, butter, eggs and extracts and whisk with a fork until combined. Pour liquid into flour mixture, add chopped bacon, and stir by hand just until moist.
  4. Mist waffle iron with cooking spray. Spoon about 1/4-1/3 cup batter per waffle onto hot waffle iron (amount depends on size of waffle iron). Cook 3-5 minutes or until steaming stops; repeat procedure with remaining batter. Serve waffles drizzled with maple syrup and topped with blueberries or other fresh fruit if you like. You can also eat them without syrup, because they are lightly sweet by themselves.
  5. Serves 4-5.


Recipe source: Dorothy Reinhold | Shockingly Delicious

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Cathy August 27, 2020 at 9:23 am

Maple Bacon is such a perfect breakfast combo!


Sandra | A Dash of Sanity August 26, 2020 at 1:42 pm

These delicious waffles quickly became my kids’ favorite!


kerri August 25, 2020 at 7:01 pm

Ooh. Maple Bacon. What a great flavor profile!


Beti | easyweeknightrecipes August 25, 2020 at 9:55 am

Such a fabulous breakfast treat! I would love to wake up to these waffles every morning!! YUM!


katerina @ August 25, 2020 at 9:54 am

I am so excited to try these waffles! They sound incredibly delicious!! YUM!


Jen August 25, 2020 at 6:18 am

This is the perfect way to encourage your family out of bed in the morning!


Dorothy Reinhold August 25, 2020 at 6:34 am

I like the way you think!


Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert August 24, 2020 at 5:54 pm

These Maple Bacon Waffles are on my must-make list!


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