Bacon. And. Waffles. Nuf said, right? No need to say more! But I will. If you’re a waffle fan and a bacon fan—we know if you’re checking out this recipe so you clearly are ;) —we have something guaranteed to deliver maximum taste bud happiness! These waffles are yummy, filling, easy to make, and just plain fun! With pure, unadulterated Ground Bacon and a dash of our pumpkin spice concoction, these are a must make, delish dish.
Ahem—we do know that waffle irons can be a little intimidating to some, but—with a few insights from The Baconer—the waffle iron and Ground Bacon will become your kitchen favorites. Before using your iron, coat the inside of the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray, or a light coating of oil, and then turn on your iron to heat. Note: most irons will alert you when they are ready (ours chirps). Once the iron is hot, you can add the pumpkin spice bacon batter—making sure not to overfill the grid because the batter will expand. Most waffle irons signal when the waffle is cooked (again, ours chirps) You can also tell when your waffles are ready—the waffle is lightly golden brown, easily removable from the grates with a fork, and there’s no more steam emitting from the iron.
Now that you’re iron-ready, grab your bacon, the other key ingredients and go! These waffles deliver a sensational savory-sweet culinary coupling. You can make these bacon-infused, pumpkin-spiced waffles a part of your on-going breakfast, brunch, dinner, and dessert line up this Fall and all-year long.
Pumpkin Space Bacon Waffles
These waffles are yummy, filling, easy to make, and just plain fun! With pure, unadulterated Ground Bacon and a dash of our pumpkin spice concoction, these are a must make, delish dish.
1 pack 8oz Ground Bacon
1 ¾ cups cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
3 large eggs, well beaten
1 stick butter, melted
1 ½ cups milk
4 tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp allspice
Powdered sugar for dusting
If using a waffle mix instead of making your own, we love us some Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Power Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix. Mix 1 ¾ cups with 1 ¾ cups buttermilk or regular milk
Preheat waffle iron and coat with non-stick spray of choice or butter.
Cook 8oz Ground Bacon to desired level of crispiness and set aside. For cooking tips, we suggest placing the ground bacon in a cold skillet with just enough water to cover the bottom of the pan.
Set heat to medium-high heat and completely cook off the water.
Lower to medium heat and brown the ground bacon to desired crispiness.
In a bowl, combine dry ingredients with brown sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg and allspice.
In a stand mixer or bowl, beat eggs and combine with melted butter and milk
Mix wet and dry ingredients together and blend until smooth.
Add cooked Ground Bacon
Make sure your waffle iron is nice and hot!
Pour batter into waffle iron and cook for 3-4 minutes until golden brown on both sides.
Place in the oven (warmed to 250°F) to crisp while you repeat cooking remaining waffles.
Stack the desired number of waffles on a plate, dust with powdered sugar and pour on the maple syrup.
Enjoy and devour!