Maple Bacon Cornmeal Waffles

Bacon Cornmeal Waffles 4

Is it the weekend yet? Please? One more (short) sleep and another (long) day.

I’m afraid I’ve been neglecting you guys. I don’t have many words, but I do have waffles. Cornmeal waffles with bacon. A little something special for your weekend morning. Or something to dream of.

Bacon Cornmeal Waffles unbaked

You make your cornmeal batter, pour it into a hot waffle iron, then lay a strip of bacon over it before closing the lid. It doesn’t sound like it would work, but it does… the bacon disappears into the waffle, emerging again once you bite into it. It’s like a bacon filled corn fritter, shaped like a waffle.

Bacon Cornmeal Waffles 5

Bacon Cornmeal Waffles 6

Have a happy, summery weekend!

Bacon Cornmeal Waffles 4
Bacon Cornmeal Waffles 4

Maple Bacon Cornmeal Waffles

Recipe link


May 9, 2013

  • Makes: Serves 6.


6-8 slices bacon, cooked until crisp

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup cornmeal

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

pinch salt

2 large eggs

2 cups buttermilk

1/4 cup canola oil

2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup


1In large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, oil and syrup; pour over the dry ingredients. Stir just until blended.

2Preheat your waffle iron and brush it with some oil or spray it with nonstick spray. Pour in 1/2 cup batter and lay a strip of bacon overtop; cook according to the manufacturer's directions, or until the waffle is golden and crisp. Serve warm.

Makes: Serves 6.

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11 comments on “Maple Bacon Cornmeal Waffles

  1. Misty
    May 10, 2013 at 12:01 am

    This is why I shouldn’t stay up late on the computer!

  2. Jess
    May 10, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Oh my Julie – This right here is why I must get a waffle iron.

  3. Julie
    May 10, 2013 at 3:03 am

    This is so weird….Yesterday I had a vision of making cornwaffles! Maybe I sent out some vibes to the cooking expert 😉 I have only made cornbread once before, but waffles are very popular in Norway where I’m form (Even got my dad to bring me a waffle iron to Glasgow here :P)
    I might just try this in the near future! 😀

    Have a great weekend! x J

  4. Kate
    May 10, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Mmmmm, these sound great. I love waffles crispy eaten out of hand, like a scone, with my coffee in the morning. With bacon I’d be twice as happy. When I am in need of a “lift” my husband breaks out the bacon. Always brings me a smile. I just wish he wouldn’t say I am like the dog in the “Beggin’ Strips” commercial :-\
    But, I am!

  5. AndreaC
    May 10, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Curse you Julie!!! but I do mean this in the nicest way possible. You see, this is only Day 4 of my 28-day eat healthier project, and You Are Not Helping. Because….two of my favorite things are: 1) waffles. 2) mapleandbacon together.

    Apparently, it takes 28 days to develop a new habit, such as eating oatmeal every day for breakfast. Can I put maple syrup and bacon on oatmeal (like a tablespoon of each) and have it still be healthy? I’m just asking….

  6. Julie
    May 11, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Oh I forgot to ask how many people this serves. I am thinking of making them on my Scandinavian waffle iron tomorrow for breakfast, mmmm 😀 x

  7. Janice
    May 11, 2013 at 11:31 am

    YUMMY!! Made 1/2 batch for two of us (5 Belgian waffles) and served with fresh strawberries and warmed maple syrup. Will most definitely make again…..and again…..

  8. Julie
    May 12, 2013 at 6:17 am


    Here’s my result! Halved the recipe and used agave syrup instead of maple syrup, deeelicious! Butter and extra syrup is definitely a must 😀

    Thanks for a great recipe Julie!

    x J

  9. julie n
    May 13, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Hi Julie- my husband made these for me on Mother’s Day. They were awesome. My son heated them up the next day in the toaster and they were really good then as well. Just as a tip my husband cooks the bacon on the BBQ. He cooks the whole pound and then we pull it out of the fridge when we need it. Just make sure you get the thick sliced.

  10. Julie
    May 13, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Wow – bacon on the barbecue! Doesn’t it cause crazy flare-ups??

  11. molly
    May 15, 2013 at 9:15 am

    alright, i say this every time, but don’t mistake redundancy for insincerity: you are BRILLIANT. so making these…

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