Maple Bacon Waffles

Cuisinart original

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.


6 full waffles (24 waffle wedges)


  • 3½  cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
  • ¼ 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

Nutritional information

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



  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.