Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Coffee and Bacon Wake Up Waffles for Waffle Week

It's Waffle Week and I'm so excited to, once again this year, be celebrating with a talented group of bloggers. 

Waffle Week 2016: Multiple bloggers' unique waffle recipes. | www.BakingInATornado.com | #MyGraphics #WaffleWeek2016


Last year at this time I was contacted by a friend, Kim, who was looking to see if she could put together a waffle celebration. Oh hell yeah, I'm in. The end result was a post I was so proud of for many reasons. More than 25 bloggers created recipes that covered everything from soup to nuts (well, appetizers to desserts actually).

My contribution was Mac and Cheese Waffles with Honey Bunches Chicken, and they turned out amazing . . . if I do say so myself. I had so much fun that a few days later I shared my Banana Bread Waffles with Cinnamon Banana Glaze.


I have to admit that I was disappointed to find out that Kim had stopped blogging. Fortunately the celebration she started is continuing and this year and I, once again, am so happy to be joining in with a unique recipe of my own for #WaffleWeek2016.

Here's a peek at what we all came up with. Individual pictures and links are at the end of this post.


Waffle Week 2016, unique waffle recipes by multiple bloggers | shared on www.BakingInATornado | #WaffleWeek2016


As for my recipe, hoping to create a recipe completely different from what I did last year, I started to think of breakfast. What are some favorite breakfast flavors? Well, for me, coffee is first and foremost. And nothing gets my family out of bed faster than the smell of bacon cooking. So there you go. I had my idea, Coffee and Bacon Wake Up Waffles!


Coffee and Bacon Wake Up Waffles: all the flavors of breakfast in a light and crispy waffle | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast

Coffee and Bacon Wake Up Waffles
Coffee and Bacon Wake Up Waffles: all the flavors of breakfast in a light and crispy waffle | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast


I started with a basic waffle recipe and went from there. To add the coffee element I replaced some of the milk not just with coffee, but for added flavor I included hazelnut creamer. I beat the wet ingredients before whisking in the dry to make the batter a little more fluffy.


Coffee and Bacon Wake Up Waffles: all the flavors of breakfast in a light and crispy waffle | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast

Last, I mixed in the bacon bits. I used packaged bacon bits (real only, not artificial) because I had used up all of the bacon in the house and had a partial package in the fridge.


Coffee and Bacon Wake Up Waffles: all the flavors of breakfast in a light and crispy waffle | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast


Be sure to grease and heat your waffle iron according to the manufacturer's directions. Place the batter in the center of the waffle maker. All this is essential to a perfectly made waffle.

Coffee and Bacon Wake Up Waffles: all the flavors of breakfast in a light and crispy waffle | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast




Coffee and Bacon Wake Up Waffles: all the flavors of breakfast in a light and crispy waffle | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast


Now comes the hard part. All those delicious smells coming from that little appliance but resist the urge. Don't open till it's done!


Coffee and Bacon Wake Up Waffles: all the flavors of breakfast in a light and crispy waffle | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast


But if you just have to indulge in a taste of that first one while the others cook? Well, I won't tell.

Coffee and Bacon Wake Up Waffles: all the flavors of breakfast in a light and crispy waffle | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast



Coffee and Bacon Wake Up Waffles: all the flavors of breakfast in a light and crispy waffle | Recipe developed by www.BakingInATornado.com | #recipe #breakfast


As always, any time you make one of my recipes, feel free to post a picture of it to my Baking In A Tornado Facebook Page. I'd love to see it!

Be sure to visit these blogs for more Waffle Week recipes:

Terri of Our Good Life shares Waffles Gone Wild.



Lauren of Sew You Can Cook shares Buttermilk Cornmeal Waffles with Blackberry Syrup.



Lauren of A Nerd Cooks shares Sweet Potato Waffles with Candied Pecans.



Kaitie of Fuchsia Freezer shares Pumpkin Spice Waffles.


Hope you try them all. You know I will!
Happy Waffle Week.

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Coffee and Bacon Wake Up Waffles
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Printable Recipe
 
Ingredients (makes 6):
1 stick butter
2 cups flour
1 TBSP brown sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup brewed coffee, room temperature
1/2 cup hazelnut coffee creamer
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cooked bacon bits

OPT: warm maple syrup for serving

Directions:
*Melt butter and set aside to cool a bit.
*Whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt.
*Beat the eggs. Beat in the coffee, creamer and milk. Beat in the melted butter.
*Grease your waffle iron. Heat according to manufacturer's directions.
*While the waffle iron is heating, whisk the dry ingredients into the wet. Last, add the bacon bits.
*When the iron is hot, scoop about 3/4 cup of the batter into the center. Close gently and allow to cook.
*When the waffle iron indicates it's done, check to be sure the waffle has browned. If not, allow to cook another minute before removing to a plate. Keep warm.
*Repeat with the rest of the batter. 
*OPT: top with warm maple syrup.

14 comments:

  1. Mmmm....when it comes to waffles I am afraid it is the traditional ones I gravitate to -- but bacon bits in waffles does have an appeal. My waffle iron is 50 years old. I have purchased at least 3 replacements over the years but never use them -- the old one makes the B E S T waffles.

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    1. I agree, I have an old waffle iron too, no need to replace it. Hope you try this recipe.

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  2. Oh. My. Goodness. So much tastiness to try!

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  3. Where is my damn waffle iron??? I really crave at least once a month a gooey yummy big breakfast for dinner. I smell coffee waffles!! Thanks.

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    1. Find that thing! And let me know how you like them.

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  4. Wow! My waffle iron has sat unused in my closet for years. It's an heirloom (over 50 years old). Wow, coffee, hazelnut and bacon. I must figure out how to make this weight watchers friendly. I must! The waffles shall rise again! Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I have to admit I was in the same situation with my waffle maker too, it sat forgotten in a cabinet until Kim mentioned Waffle Week last year. I'm glad she did.

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  5. I love Waffle Week! I will be making all of these. So delicious!

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    1. Don't like coffee? I'm not sure we can be friends.

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  7. Nice touch adding the hazelnut creamer - I approve!
    It was great working with you.

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