Bacon Chocolate Chip Waffles

With the classic salty-sweet combination, these bacon chocolate chip waffles are sure to be at hit for your next weekend brunch!  

Bacon Chocolate Chip Waffles: Take your brunch to the next level with this crowd pleasing salty-sweet winning combination. {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

Waffles are about as high maintenance as it comes for breakfast.  They’re not hard to make, per se, and I feel like waffles are almost universally adored.  But they just take so dang long to make a whole batch.

Pour in the batter.  Flip the waffle iron.  Wait 4-5 minutes.  Flip again.  Open the waffle iron.  Peel out the waffle.  Pour in more batter.  Repeat.  For a batch of 8 waffles, that is a lot of standing around and waiting time.

Heck, even poached eggs, which are much more logistically difficult, can be made 4 at a time!

Bacon Chocolate Chip Waffles: Take your brunch to the next level with this crowd pleasing salty-sweet winning combination. {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

Waffles are not part of our regular breakfast routine.  They are reserved solely for lazy weekend mornings with guests.  Friends and family sitting around the table, leisurely chatting, in no rush to eat breakfast.

Company hanging out in the kitchen while I (wo)man the waffle iron for the better part of an hour.  Waffles are for company.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Waffles: Take your brunch to the next level with this crowd pleasing salty-sweet winning combination. {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

At two years old, my son has already figured this out.  My parents came to stay with us this weekend and when he went upstairs to read books with Grandma and Grandpa, I said I was going to go bake some blintzes for breakfast.

“No Mommy!” he declared.  “Grandma and Grandpa here.  We have waffles for breakfast!”

Bacon Chocolate Chip Waffles: Take your brunch to the next level with this crowd pleasing salty-sweet winning combination. {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

Who am I to argue with a two year old who knows that overnight guests mean waffles?  I made a batch of pumpkin waffles, not these bacon chocolate chip waffles, but it did remind me that I had yet to share this delicious version.

We made these earlier this summer, when my best friend Mark came to visit.  Mark and my two year old both share a love of bacon (and breakfast foods), so these seemed like an obvious lazy morning breakfast.

And indeed it was — well received by 2 year olds and mid-30 year olds alike.  “Mommy, there’s BACON hiding in my waffle! I found it!”

Bacon Chocolate Chip Waffles: Take your brunch to the next level with this crowd pleasing salty-sweet winning combination. {Bunsen Burner Bakery}

Salty, smokey bacon with sweet and melty chocolate chips.  It’s easy to see why these bacon chocolate chip waffles are so crowd pleasing!

Bacon Chocolate Chip Waffles

With the classic salty-sweet combination, these bacon chocolate chip waffles are sure to be at hit for your next weekend brunch!  

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 10 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup miniature chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat waffle iron to desired setting (recommended: medium).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, milk, vanilla extract, eggs, and melted butter, stirring until smooth.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture, whisking to combine.  Do not over-mix; batter will be lumpy but no streaks of flour should remain.  Gently fold in the bacon and chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop 1/2 to 3/4 cup batter into the waffle iron, spreading if necessary.  Cook as directed by your machine.  Remove cooked waffles and cool on a cookie rack (this will prevent waffles from getting soggy).
  5. Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.

Waffles can be made ahead and frozen.  Freeze in a single layer on parchment paper, then combine frozen waffles into a freezer bag.  To cook, places waffles on a metal cookie cooling rack and bake for 10 minutes at 400 °F, or until fully heated throughout.

Bacon Chocolate Chip Waffles: Take your brunch to the next level with this crowd pleasing salty-sweet winning combination. {Bunsen Burner Bakery}