Bacon-Buttermilk Waffles

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Recipe: #19692

June 24, 2015

Categories: Waffles


Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (162.8 g)
  • Calories 378.6
  • Total Fat - 17.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 142.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1115.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 34.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.3 g
  • Sugars - 5.3 g
  • Protein - 21.4 g
  • Calcium - 216 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Beat egg yolks; add buttermilk and bacon grease cooled. Add to sifted dry ingredients; mix only enough to dampen dry ingredients.

Step 2

Fold in bacon.

Step 3

Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.

Step 4

Bake in hot waffle iron.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • When selecting bacon for this recipe, be sure to save the bacon grease for use in the batter.
  • Be sure to sift the cake flour before adding it to the wet ingredients.

  • Substitute olive oil for bacon fat - This substitution will make the waffles more heart-healthy, as olive oil is a healthier alternative to bacon fat.
  • Substitute whole wheat flour for cake flour - This substitution will make the waffles more nutritionally dense, as whole wheat flour is higher in fiber and other nutrients than cake flour.

Apple Bacon Waffles Replace the bacon with diced apples and use melted butter instead of bacon fat. Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the dry ingredients.

Maple-Glazed Sausages - This sweet and savory dish pairs perfectly with the Bacon-Buttermilk Waffles. The salty bacon and savory sausages are balanced out by the sweet maple glaze for a delicious breakfast combination.

Blueberry-Cream Cheese French Toast: This classic breakfast dish is a delicious accompaniment to the Maple-Glazed Sausages and Bacon-Buttermilk Waffles. The creamy cream cheese and sweet blueberries balance out the savory flavors of the other dishes, while the French toast adds a crunchy texture.


Q: What type of flour should I use?

A: You should use cake flour for this recipe. Cake flour is a type of flour that is finely milled and has a lower protein content than all-purpose flour. It is ideal for making light and fluffy waffles.

Q: How do I make the waffles crispy?

A: To make the waffles crispy, you can preheat your waffle iron and lightly grease it with cooking spray or butter. You can also reduce the amount of liquid in the batter to make it thicker, which will help the waffles crisp up. Finally, be sure to cook the waffles until they are golden brown.

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Fun facts:

The first waffle recipe was published in 1425 in a Dutch cookbook called "Curye on Inglish".

The famous Hollywood actor and chef, Jeff Bridges, is known to make Bacon-Buttermilk Waffles for his family and friends.