I was so smitten with the idea of this that I literally tried to force my husband into letting me make waffles for dinner that night.
He's so not a sweets-for-dinner sort of guy.
He said yes, politely, but he said it with such a grimace on his face that I gave in and made him something else and made this while he was in the field a week later.
If you aren't a sweet and salty kind of person, leave out the bacon and add in some cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.
But, if you are.
Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles
Serves 4-6.Adapted from Joy the Baker :)
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
2/3 cups canola oil
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cups buttermilk
Brown sugar glazed bacon, chopped into bite-sized pieces
Preheat your waffle iron.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and brown sugar. Whisk to blend. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, buttermilk and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and just fold. Once almost fully incorporated, fold in the bacon bits. Don't over-mix and it's ok if a few lumps remain in the batter.
Cook according to your waffle machine instructions.
Serve with maple syrup and enjoy!