Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles: The New Father's Day Classic

This is a Father’s Day breakfast recipe that doesn’t need much of a lead in, because you’re not going to need much convincing. The premise is simple and the appeal is obvious. They are waffles with bacon in them. And they are served with maple syrup. If you think your father, husband, boyfriend, or whoever doesn’t want these, you are fooling yourself. Fooling yourself big time.

The execution is pretty simple. It’s really not any more difficult than making waffles and bacon, and yet it’s so very special.

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Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles (adapted from Joy the Baker)

for the brown sugar bacon
1/2 lb. bacon (roughly 10 strips)
1/4 cup light brown sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Arrange the bacon slices in a large baking dish, or rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle the sugar over the bacon. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, until the bacon has nice color and is caramelized. Set the bacon onto a cutting board to cool, and once cool, slice into tiny bits.

for the waffles
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup yogurt
2/3 cup canola oil, or, if you like living on the edge, bacon drippings

Preheat waffle iron to medium heat.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a smaller mixing bowl, lightly whisk the eggs, and then whisk in the milk, yogurt, and oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, mixing just until combined. Fold in to bacon bits.

Pour 1/4 cup per waffle on to the waffle iron. Keep cooked waffles warm on a platter in a 200 degree oven.

Serve with a little bit of butter and plenty of maple syrup.

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Article Posted 6 years Ago

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