I grew up with waffles and my mom would fry up bacon and lay the slices of bacon on the top of the batter. When the waffle iron lid is closed, the batter envelopes the bacon into the waffle. One year, on April Fool’s Day, my clever mom put strips of cloth on top of the batter. Imagine trying to cut through a waffle with cloth inside! Happy April Fool’s Day!
This recipe is from scratch and my favorite. I prefer smaller waffles, rather than one giant waffle.
1/2 lb. bacon
2 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbs. sugar
1 3/4 cup whole milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1. Lay the bacon strips on a jelly roll pan and bake the bacon in the oven at 350° until done, but not crispy.
2. Using a whisk, sift together flour, baking powder and sugar.
3. In another bowl, beat together eggs, milk and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir together.
4. Pour batter into the waffle iron and lay the strips of bacon on top of each waffle. Close the lid and bake according to your waffle iron directions.
Serve with maple syrup and enjoy!