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.
The bacon and apple garnish really made these waffles special.
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