// Maple Apple Bacon Waffle Recipe //
My Husband LOVES waffles! He loves them so much for Christmas this last year I bought him an All-Clad Waffle Maker as his big WOW present and he was giddy when he opened it. It’s like when I receive my Kitchenaid Mixer… a BIG deal!! Because of that, we have a waffle night each week and we’re getting pretty good and coming up with fun new waffle ideas. This one has been my favorite so far, a Maple Apple Bacon Waffle! Yep, it’s as good as it sounds!!
This recipe is actually easier than it sounds. You just need FOUR ingredients for the waffles because we use our favorite waffle mix, Hungry Jack®. You will need bacon, Hungry Jack® Complete Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix and your favorite apple pie filling… Super simple!
For the maple part of the recipe, you can use your basic maple syrup like Hungry Jack® Syrup or you can make your own. My husband’s Mother used to make her own syrup and he LOVES that kind of syrup so for special occasions we make our own and that’s super easy as well. It’s just white sugar, brown sugar, water, maple extract and butter extract. It only takes about 15 minutes to make and is TOTALLY worth it!
Here is how to make our Maple Apple Bacon Waffles…
- [b]Apple Bacon Waffles[/b]
- 1 lb. bacon
- 2 cans of [url href=”http://Comstock More Fruit Apple Pie Filling or Topping, 21-Ounce Cans (Pack of 6)” target=”_blank”]apple pie filling[/url]
- 3 1/4 cups of [url href=”Hungry Jack Complete Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix, 32 Ounce (Pack of 12)” target=”_blank”]Hungry Jack® Complete Buttermilk pancake & waffle mix[/url]
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 container of Cool Whip or fresh whipping cream
- [b]Maple Syrup[/b]
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1-2 tsp. [url href=”Imitation Maple Extract 2 oz” target=”_blank”]imitation maple extract[/url]
- 1/2 tsp. [url href=”Watkins Imitation Extract, Butter, 11 Ounce” target=”_blank”]butter extract[/url]
- [b]Waffle Instructions[/b]
- Before we start the waffles, I put a pound of bacon into a preheated 375˚ oven on a wire rack over a baking sheet. I spray the wire rack with [url href=”http://www.crisco.com/products/butter-spray-16-314″ target=”_blank”]Crisco® Non-Stick Cooking Spray[/url] before I place the bacon on the rack. I cook the bacon for 10 minutes on one side and then turn the bacon and bake for an additional 10 minutes on the other side. Keep an eye on the bacon, you don’t want it to become to crisp. You want it to still be a little pliable so that you can place it in the waffle iron with out it crumbling. Remove from oven and set aside.
- To start the waffles, pour your apple pie filling into a large bowl and using an immersion blender break down the apples. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can put the pie filling into a food processor, blender or even a food mill to break down the apples. Any option works fine.
- Add the waffle mix to the apples and stir. The package directions for the waffle mix calls for water, you will still add water, but it will be less than the normal amount because of the apples. Slowly add the water to the waffle and apple mixture until you achieve the desired waffle consistency.
- Preheat your waffle iron. Depending on the size of your waffle iron, you typically put about 3/4 cup of waffle mix into the iron for one waffle. To add the bacon into the waffle, pour half of the waffle mix into the waffle iron and then lay your bacon onto of the mix in an “X” and then pour the remaining mix ontop of the bacon. Close the waffle iron and cook for 3-4 minutes or until you achieve your desired waffle color. I like mine pretty light, my husband like them darker and crispier.
- Top with a little more warmed apple pie filling, some warm maple syrup and a dollop of Cool Whip or fresh whipped cream and enjoy!
- [b]Homemade Maple Syrup[/b]
- In a small sauce pan, combine sugars and water and place of medium high heat. Bring to a boil and lower the temperature to medium and let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add maple and butter extracts. Let cool for a few minutes and then serve with your waffles.
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