Bacon Waffles
Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 15 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and browned
  • 4oz Bacon
  • 1 tablespoon of reserved bacon fat
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter and cook until it is well browned. This will take about 4 to 5 minutes. Once butter is browned, immediately remove from the saucepan and allow to cool in a small glass bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a pan over medium heat, render the bacon until crisp. Allow the crispy strips to drain on paper towels and reserve the fat. When it’s cool enough to handle, chop the bacon into bite-size pieces. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, salt and brown sugar until well combined. In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla extract, brown butter, and 1 tablespoon of the reserved bacon fat. Stir the wet ingredients till it becomes a well combined homogenous mixture.
  4. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Fold in the bite size bacon pieces until it is evenly distributed. Allow the waffle batter to rest for at least 30 minutes. This would be a great time to pre heat your waffle iron to a medium/medium high setting.
  5. When ready to make the waffles, pour about 1 cup of waffle batter into the waffle iron and smooth the batter before closing the iron. Cook the waffles until the steaming stops. Keep waffles warm in a 200 degree oven while you finish making the rest.
  6. **If you have a fancy shmancy waffle maker with various “set it and forget it” settings you could follow the manufacturer instructions in order to make the best waffles possible. Bon A petit!
Recipe by janie-jean at http://janie-jean.com/2015/09/22/bacon-waffles/