Bacon Chocolate Chip Waffles with Bourbon Maple Syrup

As promised, the incredible breakfast that manfriend put together for us!

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Ummmm do you see the bits of bacon poking out? And the crazy amount of chocolate chips in there? And the perfect golden brown color? Ok I’ll stop and let you get to the recipe.


  • 1 1/3 c flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • Pack of bacon- we used maple flavored
  • 1 3/4 c milk
  • Chocolate chips- as many as your sweet tooth requires
  • Maple syrup- the real stuff please. We’re making waffles from scratch here, not some Bisquick and Aunt Jemima stuff (though I’ll admit to loving both of those).
  • Bourbon- your favorite kind. Or the cheapest kind. Or manfriend’s favorite kind because you don’t really like bourbon that much. I dunno.


  1. Make the bacon, and reserve alllll of the bacon grease. If you don’t have 1/2 cup, go ahead and melt some butter so you have a full half cup of greasy buttery fatty deliciousness. When the bacon is nice and crispy, cut or crumble it into small pieces
  2. While the bacon is cooking, go ahead and whisk together all the dry ingredients. Then add the egg yolks in.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until moderately stiff.
  4. Add the milk and bacon grease/melted butter to the dry ingredient mixture and blend.
  5. Fold the stiff egg whites into mixture, then add in bacon bits and chocolate chips.
  6. Use your favorite waffle iron to get them to your desired doneness.
  7. For the syrup: add a generous helping of maple syrup to a pan, then splash in bourbon to your desired booziness. Heat it up and stir it around a bit, but not too much- cooking off that alcohol there would be a downright shame and beat the purpose of putting booze on your breakfast.

We served these suckers up with some sliced avocado sprinkled with coarse salt. I don’t know if the tastes complimented or anything, we just really like avocados. You should follow your heart and serve whatever you want with them.

Caution: your house will smell like bourbon and maple syrup 4 dayz. This is generally awesome, unless you’re hungover and really don’t want to be smelling bourbon. Then it’s a bit of a struggle.

4 thoughts on “Bacon Chocolate Chip Waffles with Bourbon Maple Syrup

  1. Susan Friedland-Smith 03/01/2015 / 2:20 pm

    I’ve heard that bacon-filled waffles existed. I’ve yet to try them. Maybe next Sunday?


    • hellomylivia 03/01/2015 / 6:42 pm

      Definitely! They’re suuuuch a good weekend treat. Let me know if you make them 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Renee 03/02/2015 / 10:35 am

    The struggle was so real.


    • hellomylivia 03/02/2015 / 11:23 am

      I can still smell a faint hint of bourbon when I walk in, and it’s been over a week. Sorry man.

      Liked by 1 person

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