Maple Bacon Sourdough Waffles

I’ve discovered the deliciousness of sourdough – and the simplicity of making it. I’ve always shied away because it seemed to complicated and labor intensive, but I am here, as the lazy gastronome, to tell you it is not! Since I’ve mastered the rustic bread, I’m turning my experimentations to new things – Like these waffles.

I think this might have been one of our best breakfasts! But then, you can’t ever go wrong with maple and bacon!

What you need:

  •  1 cup sourdough starter (click here to learn to make your own)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 5 pieces of crisp cooked bacon, chopped (about ½ cup crumbled)
  • Maple syrup and bacon crumbles for serving

How to Do it:

Let the sourdough starter sit out for a few hours, then “feed” it (add ¼ cup flour and ¼ cup milk or water, depending on what type you use). Let it sit out overnight.

Mix all the ingredients except the bacon in a large bowl.

Let it sit for about 10 – 15 minutes, until you see bubbles.

In the mean time, heat the waffle iron is up. I like to use a Belgian waffle maker for the deeper holes, but any waffle maker will work.

Stir in the bacon.

Pour ½ cup of batter into the waffle maker and cook until golden brown and crisp on the outside.

Continue to make waffles until all the batter is used. If are going to use them immediately, put them on a plate. If you are not going to use them within a couple of minutes, let them sit on a wire rack. This will keep the steam from softening them up.

Serve with maple syrup and more bacon crumbles for garnish.

Makes about 6-7 waffles.

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15 Responses to Maple Bacon Sourdough Waffles

  1. candy says:

    Nobody in my family would turn down these waffles. Found you on Blogger’s Pit Stop.

    • HelenFern says:

      Anything with bacon, right? LOL – So glad you found me and I hope I see you again soon! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Maple syrup and bacon – what a yummy combination! Thanks for sharing at The Blogger’s Pit Stop! Can’t wait to see what you link up next week! Roseann from This Autoimmune Life

    • HelenFern says:

      Thanks Roseann! I do have fun with me recipes! Looking at a special pizza with sourdough crust for the near future!

  3. Amy says:

    I love sourdough, and waffles are such a fantastic idea. The bacon and maple syrup are just bonuses. I’m anxious to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing at the No Rules Weekend Blog Party.

    • HelenFern says:

      I am having fun playing with different sourdough recipes – this one did come out tasty! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Did someone say waffles? These look great! Even when I made sourdough regularly I never thought to use it in waffles! Next time.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Fiesta Friday!


  5. I’m sure these are delicious! Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  6. My big problem with sourdough starter is that I wouldn’t use it enough for it to carry on… but that being said, I love your waffles, and that you encourage real maple syrup instead of that faux syrup! I’d definitely enjoy! Thanks for bringing this to the Fiesta Friday Link Party!

    • HelenFern says:

      Sometimes I use my starter a lot, and sometimes it sits for awhile. The key is to remember to feed it. If you feed it every week it will last for many, many years!

  7. I need to get my own waffle maker!! These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

  8. I need to get my own waffle maker!! Your waffle sounds so good, Helen! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

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