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Bacon and Cinnamon Waffles

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I tried making Pancetta and Cinnamon Waffles after seeing Giada De Laurentiis make them years ago. It happen to be on the same episode that I saw her make the baked omelet that I have previously posted. I altered the recipe to make Bacon and Cinnamon Waffles.

I liked the whole idea of the recipe, but her version didn’t excite me much. I’m not a fan the Belgian waffle mix she recommends in the recipe, but I gave it a shot. The result? I still don’t care for that specific waffle mix. It’s too dry and dense for me. 

bacon cinnamon waffle with bite on fork

Since that time, I have created my own waffle recipe. if you have a favorite box mix that you like that would work too.

  • ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
  • SUGAR
  • BAKING POWDER
  • BAKING SODA
  • SALT
  • CINNAMON
  • EGGS
  • BUTTERMILK
  • CANOLA OIL
  • COOKED BACON

I didn’t add the nuts in the recipe because my family aren’t fans of nuts, even though I love them. I didn’t have any on hand when I originally made these, otherwise I would have made me some with nuts. Also, I Real Mom Kitchenized the recipe by using bacon in place of the pancetta. 

I enjoyed the bacon in the waffle along with the cinnamon. However, the bacon got a little soft and chewy in the waffle. I have since decided to sprinkle the cooked bacon over the waffles after cooking them. My homemade version of the waffle is amazing in my book and much better than the original.

cinnamon waffle sprinkled with bacon on a white plate with a strawberry and fork

If you happen to love the old recipe, I’ve still left it here and labeled it as “old recipe”. It also has the original photo. However, I strongly encourage you to give the new version a try. It doesn’t require much more work and is definitely worth the extra effort!

In a medium bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Then, whisk all this dry ingredients together.

Next, add in the eggs, buttermilk, and oil. Stir it together just until combined. The batter will have some lumps. This is a good thing!

Pour or scoop the batter into your hot waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s directions. My Belgian waffle maker takes 1 cup of batter.

To serve this, sprinkle a little crumbled bacon on top of each waffle. Add butter and warm syrup to your liking.

waffle sprinkled with bacon on a white plate

Can I use regular waffle batter instead of Belgian waffle batter?
While Belgian waffle batter tends to be thicker and richer than regular waffle batter, you can still use regular waffle batter for this recipe. Just be aware that the texture and thickness of the waffles may differ slightly.

Can I use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon?
Yes, you can use turkey bacon if you prefer a leaner option. Cook the turkey bacon until crisp, and crumble it into pieces before adding it to the waffle batter.

Can I use pancake syrup instead of maple syrup on these bacon waffles?
Yes, you can use pancake syrup if you prefer. However, maple syrup adds a distinctive flavor that complements the bacon and cinnamon in the waffles.

Can I substitute whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour?
Yes, you can substitute whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour if you prefer a healthier option. If you use whole wheat flour, your waffles may be denser. You may need to add more liquid to the batter.

bite of bacon and cinnamon waffle

Bacon and Cinnamon Waffles (new version)

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 5 servings
Calories 416 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ¾ cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 slices bacon cooked and crumbled **see note

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
  • Add in the eggs, buttermilk, and oil. Whisk together just until combined, batter will be slightly lumpy.
  • Pour batter into preheated Begian waffle iron and cook according to waffle maker instruction.
  • To serve, sprinkle a little bacon on top of each waffle.

Notes

I don’t like to mix the bacon in the batter. The bacon gets more chewy and doesn’t stay crispy. However, you can fold it in the batter before cooking, if you desire.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 3mg
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Bacon and Cinnamon Waffles (old version)

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Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts I didn’t use these
  • 3 slices of bacon diced and cooked until brown and crispy (Giada used pancetta)
  • 3 cups Belgian waffle mix Giada's recipe recommended Kruteaz. I recommend using your favorite mix or homemade waffle recipe instead. If using a different mix, follow the package directions and don't add the egg, oil, and water listed in this recipe. Same thing with your own waffles just make the batter according to the recipe and exclude the eggs, water, and oil listed below.
  • 2 eggs
  • cup oil
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • syrup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Spread walnuts in and even layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10 to 15 minutes until toasted. Allow to cool.
  • Preheat Belgian waffle maker
  • In a mixing bowl combine waffle mix, eggs, oil, and water. (I would use your favoite mix makde according to package direction or you own waffle recipe from scratch)
  • Add cinnamon and salt to the waffle mix.
  • Cook waffle in waffle maker according to manufacturers instructions.
  • Sprinkle waffle with cooked bacon and toasted walnuts. Drizzle with syrup and serve.
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picture of bacon and cinnamon waffles

This is the original photo from when this recipe was first posted in January 2010.

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12 Comments

  1. Is it greedy for me to wonder how this would taste if you mixed the cooked bacon in with the waffle batter? We eat turkey bacon and if you cook it in the microwave it crumbles quite nicely….. hmmmmm…..

  2. Is it greedy for me to wonder how this would taste if you mixed the cooked bacon in with the waffle batter? We eat turkey bacon and if you cook it in the microwave it crumbles quite nicely….. hmmmmm…..