Maple Bacon Waffles

Cuisinart original

After a few different attempts, it was determined that maple sugar imparted the best maple flavor.It can be found in most baking aisles of grocery stores, and is available online.
If it cannot be found, a combination of light brown sugar (2 tablespoons) and pure maple syrup (¼ cup) can be substituted, but the maple flavor will be slightly muted.


Makes 8 waffles


2½    cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
¼      cup maple sugar
2       tablespoons yellow cornmeal
½      teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon kosher salt
2½    cups buttermilk
3       large eggs
½      teaspoon pure vanilla extract
⅔      cup vegetable oil
8       slices cooked bacon, crumbled(about ¾ cup once crumbled)

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per waffle:
Calories 425 (53% from fat) • carb. 40g• pro. 11g • fat 25g • sat. fat 4g • chol. 80mg• sod. 416mg • calc. 193mg • fiber 1g


1. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing
bowl; whisk until well blended. In either
a large measuring cup or separate mixing
bowl, combine the buttermilk, eggs, vanilla
extract and oil; whisk to combine. Add the
liquid ingredients to the dry and whisk until
some lumps remain. Add the crumbled bacon
and gently fold into the batter.
2. Preheat the waffle maker to desired setting.
3. Pour a scant cup of batter onto the center
of the bottom waffle plate. Close the waffle
maker and turn clockwise to flip. Open the
second waffle plate and add another scant
cup of batter onto the center of that plate,
close and turn clockwise to flip. When the
waffles are ready, carefully open the waffle
maker and remove baked waffle. Then turn
and open the second waffle plate to remove
the second waffle. Repeat with remaining
4. For best results, serve immediately.