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Buckwheat-Bacon Waffles

Scott Phillips

Servings: 6 to 8

Buckwheat and whole wheat flours give these waffles a nutty flavor, while bacon adds a smoky, salty crunch. Look for buckwheat flour in well-stocked supermarkets.


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 3 oz. (6 Tbs.) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups whole or low-fat milk
  • 5-1/4 oz. (1-1/4 cups) buckwheat flour
  • 3-1/2 oz. (3/4 cup) whole wheat or white all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. instant (rapid-rise) yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. table salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbs. pure maple syrup; more for serving
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 320
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 170
  • Fat (g): 19
  • Saturated Fat (g): 10
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 6
  • Cholesterol (mg): 85
  • Sodium (mg): 340
  • Carbohydrates (g): 27
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 11


The night before

  • Cook the bacon in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, flipping occasionally, until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. When cool enough to handle, crumble into small bits and refrigerate.
  • Transfer 2 Tbs. of the bacon fat to a 2- to 3-quart saucepan, add the butter, and heat over low heat until the butter is melted. Add the milk and heat until just warmed through (105°F to 115°F), 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the flours, yeast, and salt in a large bowl (the batter will double in volume, so be sure to use a bowl that holds at least 3 quarts). Slowly whisk in the warm milk mixture and continue whisking until the batter is smooth.
  • Whisk the eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla in a small bowl and then whisk into the batter until incorporated. Cover and refrigerate for 10 to 24 hours.

In the morning

  • Heat a waffle iron. Gently fold the bacon bits into the batter (the batter will deflate to about 4 cups). Following the manufacturer’s instructions, ladle the batter into the waffle iron, spreading evenly with the back of the ladle, and cook until crisp and lightly browned. Serve with syrup.


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    DanielTaylor1 | 02/02/2019

    very nice

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