Boozy Bacon Waffles with Bourbon Maple Syrup
What a great way to surprise the man in your life!
SERVINGS 2 PREP TIME 25 minutes COOK TIME 10 minutes
BOOZY BACON WAFFLES
8 Slices Bacon
1 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
½ tsp Baking Soda
¼ tsp Smokey Bacon Sea Salt
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
¾ cup Buttermilk
½ cup Fresh Mixed Berries, for serving
BOURBON MAPLE SYRUP
¾ cup Maple Syrup
1 Tbsp Bourbon, optional
Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with foil.
Season each slice of bacon with ½ tsp rub. Cook for 15 minutes, flip bacon, then cook for another 10 minutes. Drain on paper towels then chop into small pieces, reserving 2 slices of bacon for topping.
In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a medium bowl combine the maple syrup, buttermilk, oil, and egg. Whisk until well combined.
Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients and whisk until just combined, careful not to overmix. Carefully fold in the 6 slices of candied Bacon. Let the batter rest for 5 minutes.
Heat a waffle iron and grease. Pour ⅓ cup - ½ cup batter into the waffle iron and follow manufacturer instructions for cooking.
Meanwhile in a small pot over medium heat combine maple syrup, bourbon balsamic vinegar, and bourbon. Once bubbling reduce heat to low and keep warm until ready to serve.
Serve waffles with reserved bacon, fresh berries, and warm bourbon syrup.