HAPPY NATIONAL WAFFLE DAY!!!
I’m not making this up. Today is officially National Waffle Day. And we are celebrating with these Bacon Cheddar Waffles with Maple Glaze. Drooooolll.
This combo was inspired by our recent trip to Alaska. We were cozied up in a little Alaskan lodge, eating freshly-caught salmon and reindeer-sausage, cheddar scones with maple glaze. Game over. They were SO. DANG. GOOD.
So as we were plotting our National Waffle Day creation, we figured we’d make this combo our own by making just a few tweaks…
And these bad boys were born.
The trick to waffle perfection is using the right, high quality ingredients. And we’ve found just that for you in the form of Kodiak Cake’s waffle mix and Tillamook cheddar cheese. Like I said…QUALITY.
I know you may be questioning this combo. Savory and sweet?? Just give it a try. Trust us.
Now, one note on the maple glaze. We put the maple extract as *optional* in the recipe. But if you really want the true explode-in-your-mouth-flavor experience…you gotta use the maple extract. It just gives it that little POW.
Sure, maybe it’s not a staple in your pantry, but today is the day that needs to change. I use maple extract quite often…namely when I make these Salted Maple Energy Bites or these Baked Churro Poppers. So what I’m hinting at here, is that it’s time for you to buy the maple extract and let it become a regular friend to that vanilla and almond extract you keep around at all times.
Cause who wouldn’t want to wake up to these Bacon Cheddar Waffles with Maple Glaze on a lazy Saturday morning???
- 1 pound bacon
- 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (We recommend Tillamook!)
- 2 cups Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk Flapjack & Waffle Mix
- 2 cups water
- 2 Tbsp. melted butter
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp. maple extract, optional (but not really haha)
- Chop bacon into small bits and cook until crispy. Drain.
- Grate cheese.
- Put waffle mix, water and melted butter in a large pan. Fold in bacon and cheese.
- Cook as directed in waffle maker, using just less than a cup of batter for each waffle.
- Serve with maple glaze drizzled over waffles.
- Put butter and maple syrup in a small saucepan and heat on medium low until butter melts.Stir well.
- Add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.
- Stir in maple extract, if desired.
*We are big fans of Kodiak Cakes! Their waffle mixes are the bomb. You can find them at Costco and some grocery stores, or order them online here.
*We use kitchen shears to cut raw bacon right into a frying pan before cooking. So easy!
*Maple extract gives the glaze an extra maple punch. You can buy it in most grocery stores, or order it here. If you don't have any, the glaze is still delicious without.
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