I sometimes think we should change the name of our blog to “All Things Bacon”. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but a good percentage of our recipes have bacon in them. Its definitely one thing Erin, Leah and I agree on… bacon makes all things better! So it should come as no surprise that my absolute favorite meal on Earth is my Mom’s bacon waffles. If its a bad day, or a cold day, or a day ending in “y” I want bacon waffles for dinner. Its funny, I know she makes them for breakfast sometimes but I seem to remember eating them more for dinner.
For some reason breakfast-for-dinner is a polarizing topic. Some people love it and others (like my husband) do NOT love it. If he has a work event or something at night that keeps him away for dinner, I always take advantage of the opportunity and make breakfast for dinner. Its so easy, so quick and so yummy! This recipe is a slight twist on my Mom’s waffles. She makes her batter from scratch, although its slightly different than this one, and then lays mostly-cooked slices of bacon on top of the batter before closing the waffle iron. The bacon ends up settling into the middle of the waffle. When you bite into one of those pieces, with some butter and syrup on top, NOTHING tastes better. Its soooooooo good. These waffles are even more decadent with chopped, toasted pecans added to the batter. I always use whole wheat flour, but you could stick to white too. Make them for breakfast, make them for dinner, make them for Valentines Day, just make them. Soon!
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 1½ c. whole wheat flour
- 1 Tbsp. sugar
- ¼ c. butter, melted
- 1¾ c. milk
- 4 tsp. baking powder
- 1 c. toasted pecans, chopped
- 8-12 slices bacon, cooked until about 75% done
- Whisk all of the dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
- In another small bowl, mix together the milk, melted butter and egg yolks. Add them to the dry ingredients and stir until combined and most lumps have disappeared.
- Stir in the chopped pecans.
- Beat the egg whites until they are stiff. Fold the egg whites into the prepared batter. Be careful not to over stir here!
- Ladle the batter into your waffle iron. The amount depends on the size of your iron.
- Before closing the lid, lay 1-2 slices of bacon over each section of the waffle. Close the iron and cook according to your waffle iron instructions.