Good morning! We have been up since 6 am waiting to eat breakfast :) It’s sad that we just can’t sleep in anymore, but at least we get a nice headstart on the day.
Nick and I have been looking forward to breakfast today ever since I found the recipe a few days ago.
And yes, you read the title right. Bacon’n’Waffles.
I found this recipe for Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles over at Joy, The Baker’s place. First – if you have not gone to see her, do! She has fabulous recipes, amazing pictures, and I want her to be my new best baking friend :)
I had never had pancakes or waffles with bacon in them, but this recipe looked and sounded so good that I thought it was worth a shot.
Now, I did healthy-it-up a little, too. We only used 4 slices of bacon and 2 Tbsp of brown sugar to bake the bacon – it is just two of us, after all. Also, instead of her batter recipe, I found a multigrain waffle recipe at EatingWell.com that I used instead. I wanted the waffle part to be a little healthier since we were putting brown sugar baked bacon in them, plus I didn’t want to end up with 20 waffles and no where to put them.
It turned out perfect!
We had ours with some strawberries and a peach to round out the meal.
Even if I don’t make bacon waffles that often, I may keep baking the bacon with the brown sugar. It was so good, almost like candied bacon. The combination of the melted/caramelized brown sugar on the crisp bacon was amazing.
Hello, sweet bacon.
We also had coffee to start our busy day.
I’ve got to get changed, grab a hat and some sunscreen – we’re going on a 7 mile kayak trip this morning on the river. It should be fun and I’m sure my arms may be killing me later :)
Any fun plans this weekend?