Bacon and Apple Waffles with a Cider Syrup

My family loves breakfast especially pancakes and waffles. I frequently throw in a little fruit; I have a peanut butter or sourdough version and sometimes I like to make a special syrup. How about caramelized bananas on top of your pancakes. I have 6 pancake recipes; just search pancakes for a great selection of this favorite breakfast treat.

This is my second waffle recipe besides my hubby’s favorite Sour Cream Waffles. I was looking for something new, a way to celebrate Fall. Then with the addition of bacon this recipe had to be scrumptious.The cinnamon cider syrup sounded really good but the apple cider flavor was too intense (after 8 cups were reduced to 1-1/2 cups) and I did not care for it. I would also rather have butter spread on my waffles and not in the syrup. Instead I used my cider syrup I make with my apple pancakes. Of course I always have Michigan maple syrup on hand.

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The bacon and apple garnish really made these waffles special.

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Bacon and Apple Waffles with a Cider Syrup

  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup bacon (8 slices) cooked crisply and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup apple, chopped
  • apple, chopped for garnish
  • bacon, cooked crisply and crumbled for garnish

Combine the first four ingredients and make a well in the center of a large bowl. In a smaller bowl combine eggs, milk, butter and vanilla. Add all at once to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Stir in the bacon and apple. The consistency of the batter is perfect so be careful not to add any more bacon or apples. See comment below.

Preheat your oven to the lowest temperature and place a rack on one of the shelves. As you cook each waffle place in the oven to keep warm. Cook each waffle according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve warm and top with additional apple and bacon. Serve with maple syrup or give the syrup below a try.

I made seven 6-1/2-inch waffles with this recipe.

Apple Cider Syrup:

  • 1/4 cup sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup apple cider or apple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick (2-3 inches long)
  • dash of ground nutmeg

In a small saucepan, combine the first 3 ingredients; add the cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for a couple of minutes or until thickened. Discard cinnamon stick. Add a dash of nutmeg and serve warm over the waffles.

Comment: You really can’t taste the bacon or apples within the pancakes but they gave the batter a perfect consistency. It’s the garnish on top that is important; chop some apples,  add the crumbled bacon and top with your favorite syrup. Bacon added to any recipe always makes it delicious!

Recipe by Cooking with Aunt Juju

I’m starting Fiesta Friday #141 with a breakfast treat for Angie, Julianna and Zeba. Come join the fun!

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37 thoughts on “Bacon and Apple Waffles with a Cider Syrup

    • Thanks so much Jess – when I was young my mom frequently made pancakes for dinner. Four young kids always enjoyed them any time of the day. Enjoy your weekend too! For some reason I commented on your last post and I don’t see it – it’s happened with a few other people like Zeba and Loretta. I wonder what’s going on with WP?

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  1. Oh yum, Judi! For me waffles are pure comfort food! Yours look sooo good, and I love the sound of your syrup! What a lovely first meal of the day! Thanks so much for sharing this tasty breakfast (or lunch, or dinner) 😀 with us at FF this week! 🙂

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  2. Great recipe Judi – apple and bacon sound like a match made in waffle heaven 🙂 You’ve reminded me to dust off the cobwebs and bring out my waffle maker. I just love the smell of these when preparing them. The cider syrup sounds like a great addition.

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    • Thanks Loretta – yes, I had to dust mine off too as I store it in the basement. This is a good recipe with an added flavor of apples and bacon. Recipes always taste better with bacon. I tried to comment on your last post and it’s not there – it happened with Jess and Zeba too. Not sure what is going on?

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      • Hmm, that’s really wierd Judi. Please let me know what you see when you click on my webpage, as I might need to get in touch with WP. Not sure others have experienced the same, but would like to get to the bottom of it. Thanks.

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      • I have had comments on my blog go to “spam” – lately it was a comment from Angie but I could fix it. I am going to try and comment by going to your blog and not through Angie’s party.

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      • Well, still no comment and I think I have tried 3 times. I will look into it as I think Angie wants me to co-host soon and I certainly can’t if my comments are not visible! What a pain – there always seems to be something!!

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