Boozy Bacon Waffles with Bourbon Maple Syrup

June 3, 2021

Breakfast is rolled into one easy with this easy and delicious bacon waffle! Finished with a simple boozy maple syrup for the perfect addition to weekend brunch.

Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Serving size: 2


For the Boozy Bacon Waffles:

  • 8 Slices Bacon
  • 4 tsp Sweet Applewood Barbecue Rub & Seasoning
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Smokey Bacon Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • ¾ cup Buttermilk
  • 3 Tbsp Maple-Wood Smoked Bacon Infused Olive Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Cup Fresh Mixed Berries, for serving

For the Bourbon Maple Syrup:

  • ¾ Cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbsp Bourbon Barrel Aged Balsamic Vinegar
  • 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.