Traditions and breakfast
It’s a bit of tradition in our home. We try to have one big breakfast together every weekend because it brings us together for good food and conversation. These breakfasts usually include pancakes, French toast or as we’re featuring today, waffles.
Michael says his favourite thing about waffles is that they’re the perfect vessel for holding maple syrup. 😂 He patiently and happily fills every little waffle ‘cup’ with a little syrup–you know… for even distribution of the liquid gold. Yup, waffles are king, but watch how me made the simple waffle even better.
Bacon makes things better
With the exception of our picky little guy (or as Liz says… “he’s not picky, he just knows what he likes”), we all love, love, love bacon! When we received our new waffle maker, my first thought was, how can I elevate something we already love… the answer was bacon!
It’s a no brainer that waffles and bacon are a match made in heaven… well why not combine the two into one? For this recipe, I tweaked our cinnamon waffle recipe and added precooked chopped bacon into the batter before cooking the waffles. The verdict? OMG!
Another amazing product by our friends at Breville Canada
We’re thrilled to be partnering with our friends at Breville Canada again. Breville’s products never cease to amaze us. As with all the other products we’ve tested, Breville’s Smart Waffle™ Pro 4 Slice is well-built and yes…smart.
Not just smart for the sake of saying “smart”
The word “Smart” isn’t something they just throw around for the sake of impressing or fooling consumers. They put a lot of effort into creating great products with features that make cooking easier, more intuitive and help make food more delicious.
This waffle maker has presets on a digital display that allow the cook to easily choose the exact way they want to cook waffles. Want classic? No problem. Prefer chocolate waffles today? It’s got you covered. Buttermilk? For sure. You can even add your own custom settings.
The browning control allows you to cook waffles from light and fluffy to dark and crispy; precisely cooking waffles the way you like them! And since the heat is evenly distributed across the entire surface, it means every waffle cooks evenly from edge to edge.
The waffle maker does the thinking for you, so you can save your energy for more important things… like eating.
Also, if you’ve ever cleaned a batter mess that dripped out the sides of a waffle maker (ugh!), you’ll totally appreciate the built-in moat! The moat catches any excess batter and cooks it so that you can just peal away the drippings. No more mess!
It gets even smarter!
As if this unit didn’t already have a ton of smart features, they also added an “a bit more” button. This allows you to add just a touch more colour to waffles without the need to start a new cooking cycle. We enjoy this same feature on our Breville Smart Toaster. It makes so much sense that the waffle maker would do the same. Yup… it’s smart!
We are so impressed with this waffle maker and look forward to using it to create more delicious eats and family memories. And remember, a waffle maker can make more than just waffles. We’re going to use this for eggs, corn dogs, and more.
Great tools can elevate good recipes and really help you be successful in the kitchen. Step-up your meal-prep game, and eat well, friends!
Bacon buttermilk waffles
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp fine salt
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted but not hot
- 2 cups buttermilk None at home? Use our homemade buttermilk recipe
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 12 slices cooked bacon chopped
- Preheat the waffle maker/iron (follow the manufacturer instructions).
- In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
- In another bowl, whisk the eggs and then add the melted butter, buttermilk and vanilla, and whisk again.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula. It’s okay that the batter is a little lumpy.
- Add the chopped bacon and mix again until well incorporated.
- Pour 1/2 cup per waffle on the hot waffle maker and cook until the desired colour/doneness is reached (follow your waffle maker’s instructions). Ours took roughly 5 minutes per batch.
- Serve with fresh fruit and maple syrup, or any other preferred toppings.
- Use about 1/2 cup of batter per waffle.
- We used precooked bacon to speed things up.
- Make sure to follow your waffle maker instructions