Our Little Book Company / The Best Breakfast: Gingerbread Bacon Waffles

08.28.2012

Waffles are the perfect blank canvas for any creative breakfast lover. You can add fruit, chocolate, meat or spices and are almost guaranteed to end up with a delicious plate of goodness. Although you may be able to whip up some good waffles on your own, this recipe is exceptional. The cinnamon, ground ginger, brown sugar, molasses and candied bacon fuse together in perfect breakfast harmony, leaving your savory and sweet taste buds singing together.

Candied Bacon

Makes 12 slices

½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
12 slices of thick cut bacon

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and fit with a wire rack. In a medium bowl combine sugars and cinnamon until well combined. Add bacon slices to sugar mixture and toss until well coated. Lay bacon slices on rack and bake for 25-30 minutes, turning once, until sugar is caramelized and bacon is cooked. Allow to cool on rack before removing. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to one week.

Gingerbread Bacon Waffles

Makes 10-12 waffles

3 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
4 large eggs
2/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 ½ cups buttermilk
¼ cup molasses
½ cup (1 stick) melted butter
Cooking spray
6 slices Candied Bacon, chopped

Preheat waffle iron and oven to 200°F.

In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar with a whisk until combined, then beat in buttermilk, molasses and melted butter. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Do not overmix. Gently stir in chopped candied bacon.

Spray waffle iron liberally with cooking spray and cook waffles according to manufacturers instructions. Serve immediately or keep warm in the oven until ready to serve. Serve with your favorite toppings; such as, maple syrup and whipped cream.

About the author: EJ Armstrong is the chief art and cookie addict at the Black Building. She has thirty years of experience in the visual world, making her the lead nagger, design junky and advice columnist. You can find her on Instagram @avisualist


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