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Maple Bacon Waffles

August 15, 2018 by braytonbb

Did you catch our video about next Friday being National Waffle Day? Well, we wanted to share with you our favorite waffle recipe. Maple Bacon Waffles are the best in our our opinion. A little sweet with some salty goodness.

Now, before I go into this recipe, I wanted to share with you a cute story about my husband Scott in the kitchen. We have been in business for twelve years. In all of that time I have NEVER been sick enough to rely on Scott make breakfast. Now, he is great at pouring a bowl of cereal and even making scrambled eggs, but I am pretty territorial over my kitchen and what I make for our guests for breakfast.

My first grand baby was due to be born on Aug. 6th. but he came three weeks early.  I was at the hospital with my daughter at 6:00 AM on Friday, July 20. We did not have any guests the night before and I knew I would be home at some point to have breakfast on the table easily by Saturday morning. However after 22 hours in labor later and a C section, Lincoln James was born.  I was not prepared to be serving breakfast as I was just getting my first chance to hold my new Grandson.

This is where it gets good though. In a text, as I am in awe of this beautiful child, I am asked, do we have cake mix. “??????” No! Just make eggs” is how I responded. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked through my kitchen door 28 hours of no sleep later but Scott got rave reviews as I let a little control slip away.

I know, you’re wondering what he wanted cake mix for? What he meant was pancake mix. Ahhhh, I now understand. Well, I did not have pancake mix so he ended up making our signature ham and Cheese Soufle.

The reason I tell you all of this is that yes, you can use “pancake mix/waffle mix for this recipe but I am going to give you my scratch waffle recipe in case you don’t have “cake mix”.

Maple Bacon Waffles 

1 1/4 C flour, 1 TB baking powder, 1 TB sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 3 LG. eggs(beaten), 6 TB butter(melted), 1 1/2 C half and half, 2 tsp. maple extract, 5 slices maple bacon(cooked and chopped), 2 C heavy whipping cream, 1/4 C sugar and 1 tsp of maple extract.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, butter, half and half and extract. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and blend. Add half of your bacon crumbles and stir just until mixed.

While your waffle mix is absorbing all that maple bacon goodness, make your whipped cream. Add sugar and extract to the whipped cream and beat until soft peaks form. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Cook your waffles in a preheated waffle iron 3-4 minutes. Plate. Add whipping cream and sprinkle more bacon pieces over the entire dish.

We love using Uncle Mikes Maple Syrup. If you have never tried it, it has the perfect combination of smokey sweetness that pairs well with this recipe.

Thank you Ashleemarie.com for the inspiration.

 

Waffle Sandwich (Gluten Free)

May 22, 2014 by braytonbb

This gluten free waffle sandwich recipe is a breakfast dedication for my friend Linda. Linda stays with us every couple of months since she is on the UWO alumni board. Her son just graduated a couple of weeks ago as well, so I have a feeling we may be seeing her a little less.  Needless to say though, Linda’s diet has changed over the years to become more gluten free. She gives me free reign to create whatever I would like to serve her. Since I don’t like to give her the same thing twice, unless she requests it, this was my newest creation for her. I had several ideas of what I would like to put between these waffle slices, so I made her a couple of different versions and let her critique it. These waffles are made from coconut flour. You may have seen in past posts of mine that I like to use coconut products in a lot recipes that I have to think out of the box on for dairy free and gluten free recipes. These waffles taste very similar to a regular waffle, but the texture is more cake like. Before frying in the waffle iron, the consistency is much like a thick corn muffin mix but will fry up perfectly. To get the waffle a little more crispy, you could toast for a few minutes.

Gluten Free Waffle Recipes – Serves 3 waffle sandwich

3 eggs, 1/2 C milk ( I used skim, however you can use coconut, soy or almond), 1/4 C  honey, 1 C coconut flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 TB vanilla, 4 TB melted butter, 1 tsp. baking soda, and 1/4 C yogurt.

Mix all the ingredients together and scoop into a waffle iron. Bake until done. Toast if you would like crunchier.

Top with fruit or make into a sandwich. Variations are endless, but I tried these two below.

One sandwich I added 2 slices of maple bacon, 1 scrambled egg and spread cinnamon butter on each slice of waffle and sliced in two. I think provided maple syrup to dip the sandwich into.

On the other sandwich I spread coffee flavored mascarpone on two slices of waffles and added sauteed apples in between.

 

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