You GUYS!! What do you think of the new blog design? I am so, so, so excited to see it finally in action and want to give a huge shoutout to Julie from Deluxe Designs who helped make it possible. I want to talk more about it in another post, but for now I’m just going to stare it and smile.
Onto the sad news, Daniel is gone :(. We had a great two weeks together and will be seeing each other soon but it’s weird to be alone in my apartment again.
And I feel like its been forever since I’ve had a proper chat with you all- my lovely blog readers! I neglected the blog over the past couple of weeks but I come in peace…with bacon waffles. Yes, bacon in yer waffles! That’s what’s up!
While Daniel was here, we ate out way more than I normally do. We ate Italian, Indian, Asian Fusion, NYC bagels, the best cookies in the world, and more! But the one dish that stuck in my mind was the maple waffles Daniel ordered at a cute little cafe near my apartment.
The sweet and salty mixed together in a waffle was pure genius, but there was one problem. When I tasted Daniel’s waffles, I couldn’t taste the bacon! Maybe I missed it in the bite I took, or maybe it wasn’t there at all. Not sure, but I can tell you that this waffle recipe I’m sharing today is a different story. There is a whole cup of chopped bacon in the batter for four waffles, so I can assure you that there is plenty of bacon in each bite.
I sweetened the waffles with maple syrup, and then, of course, I topped them off with some more maple syrup…and butter. Everything is better with butter.
Want to know what else? These waffles come in at just around 300 calories per waffle? Wait, what?! I know, I almost couldn’t believe that number myself. But I double checked it. It’s true. And 15 grams of protein. Yes, there is fat in there but it all comes from the bacon, which is arguably a healthy type of fat. At least that’s what the paleo-enthusiasts say.
Make a batch of these waffles for a brunch with friends or freeze them for another day. And if you don’t have a waffle maker, then pancakes it is! Enjoy!
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup 0% unsweetened greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups rolled oats, gluten free optional
- 1 cup chopped cooked bacon
- Add eggs through oats to a blender and blend on high until completely combined and oats are broken down. Add chopped bacon and stir to combine.
- Heat waffle maker until hot and spray with cooking spray.
- Spoon 3/4 cup of the batter into the waffle maker and cook until browned.
- Top with butter and more maple syrup.