Maple Bacon WafflesCuisinart Original Recipe
When making the bacon for these waffles, be sure to save the bacon grease to incorporate into the batter – it gives the waffles a tasty smoky flavor. If that is too intense, vegetable oil can be used in its place."
3½ cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
8 to 10 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (about ½ to ¾ cup crumbled)
3 cups buttermilk
1⁄3 cup pure maple syrup
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2⁄3 cup bacon grease and/or grapeseed or vegetable oil
1. Combine flour, cornmeal, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl; whisk to blend. Stir in the bacon to coat. Add the buttermilk, maple syrup, eggs, vanilla and the grease/oil. Whisk until combined. Let batter rest 5 minutes before using.
2. Preheat the Cuisinart® Waffle Maker to desired setting (a tone will sound when preheated).
3. Pour 1 cup of batter onto the center of the lower grid of the preheated waffle maker; spread evenly using a heatproof spatula. Close cover of waffle maker. When tone sounds, waffle is ready. Open cover and carefully remove baked waffle. Repeat with remaining batter. For best results, serve immediately.
ServingsMakes 6 full waffles (24 waffle wedges)
Nutritional information per waffle wedge:
Calories 164 (43% from fat) • carb. 19g • pro. 5g • fat 8g
• sat. fat 1g • chol. 27mg • sod. 174mg
• calc. 49mg • fiber 0g
This recipe can be prepared using the following Cuisinart® products:
4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker