Food: Cornmeal Bacon Waffles with Maple Blueberry compote.

I can’t remember the last time I cooked a weekend breakfast, besides my go to breakfast sandwiches like  here and here. Its been a while. Feeling motivated on an early Saturday morning – not sure where the motivation came from – I imagined something salty and sweet…and one of the requirements was to use my waffle iron.

See that piece of bacon peeking out?

I really like sweet and salty tastes together. You taste one first then you finish with another – bliss!

I added more maple syrup after I took these pictures. I’m an addict.

Cornmeal Bacon Waffles with Maple Blueberry compote

Adapted from Bon Appetit.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 8 thick cut bacon slices
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 tablespoons pure maple syrup, divided – plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted, cooled – plus more for serving
  • 1 heaping cup of blueberries (frozen is fine)
  • 1/4 cup water

Method:

1. Cook bacon your way. Whether it is cooked in the oven on the rack or in a large skillet – cook until crisp. Drain and crumble bacon.

2.Whisk flour and next 4 ingredients together. Whisk buttermilk, eggs, and 3 tablespoons maple syrup in medium bowl to blend. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients; stir just until blended. Fold in 1/4 cup melted butter and crumbled bacon.

3. Preheat waffle iron to medium heat. Add blueberries and 1/4 cup of water to small sauce pot. Heat on medium heat, turn down once it comes to a boil. Stir occasionally. Berries will break down- turn off heat once desired consistency is reached. Add 3 tablespoons maple syrup to blueberry mixture. Let sit.

4. Lightly brush iron with melted butter or spray with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon batter onto waffle iron, spreading evenly over grid. Close and let set for about 6 minutes.

5. Transfer waffles to plates. Serve with blueberry compote on top with a slice of butter and maple syrup.

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One Comment to “Food: Cornmeal Bacon Waffles with Maple Blueberry compote.”

  1. These flavors sound so delicious together and your waffles look so light and fluffy! Like you, I don’t make enough big weekend breakfast meals – that might change soon! Thanks.

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