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Apple Bacon Waffles with Cider Syrup

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Fluffy waffles filled with sweet apples and crisp bacon are already delicious, but top it with the best apple cider syrup and we are hooked! ohsweetbasil.com

It’s cookbook mania out there these days and as a food blogger I’ve become a little picky. I don’t want another cookbook in my kitchen unless it’s totally awesome. There are a few recipes that in my opinion are such basics that no matter what your preferences are you should be able to make the recipe and it should be a crowd pleaser. Recipes like a basic burger, a perfect cookie and waffles. Waffles are not meant to be soggy, flat, or bland. These apple bacon waffles with cider syrup are amazing. I could seriously slurp the cider syrup down. And it all comes from one of my new favorite cookbooks, The Recipe Girl Cookbook.

Fluffy waffles filled with sweet apples and crisp bacon are already delicious, but top it with the best apple cider syrup and we are hooked! ohsweetbasil.com

Lori has been making recipes for years and posting them to her scrumptious site, Recipe Girl (seriously go try the browned butter snickerdoodle blondies) which I have been following and drooling over all the yummy recipes. When I heard that Lori was doing the whole cookbook thing I couldn’t wait to get my grubby little hands on it and see if it was everything a cookbook should be. And it is.

Fluffy waffles filled with sweet apples and crisp bacon are already delicious, but top it with the best apple cider syrup and we are hooked! ohsweetbasil.com

This particular recipe, especially the syrup quickly became our favorite in the entire book. I know, it’s just breakfast to many people, but first of all we love breakfast for dinner, and second the recipe rocks. I love when a recipe not only turns out just like it’s supposed to, but it also hits sweet, savory, salty, crisp and fluffy all in one bite. That, that my friends is a good recipe. The waffles are seriously delicious and we love that tiny hint of tart from the apples, salty crispness from the bacon and the sweet from the syrup plus pack in a fluffy waffle and I’m drooling as I type this!

What Makes Waffles Soggy?

Soggy waffles are most often caused by a waffle iron that is not hot enough.

To keep waffles from getting soggy before serving, heat an oven to 200 degrees.

Put a cooling rack on top of a cookie sheet and place cooked waffles on the cooling rack.

Keep the waffles in the oven until ready to serve.

Can Waffle Batter Be Made Ahead of Time?

Waffle and pancake batter can be made the night before.

Baking powder may lose some of its potency overnight, so you may want to add a little before cooking the waffles.

Remove the batter from the refrigerator and let it warm just a little.

Sprinkle a little baking powder in and stir gently.

Cook waffles as normal.

Is There a Difference Between Waffle  and Pancake Batter?

The only difference is the fat content.

Waffle recipes usually contain a bit more butter or oil than pancakes.

Apple Bacon Waffles with Cider Syrup

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Fluffy waffles filled with sweet apples and crisp bacon are already delicious, but top it with the best apple cider syrup and we are hooked! ohsweetbasil.com-3

Apple Bacon Waffles with Cider Syrup

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
These apple bacon waffles with cider syrup are amazing.


Cider Syrup

  • 1/2 Cup Granulated White Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornstarch
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Apple Cider
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice fresh
  • 2 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter


  • 1 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tablespoons White Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Buttermilk
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 8 Tablespoons Butter melted
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 Medium Apple Peeled, cored, and grated
  • 8 Slices of Bacon cooked and crumbled


For the Syrup

  • To make the syrup,place the corn starch, sugar, and pumpkin pie spice in a medium sauce pan.
  • Whisk in the cider and lemon juice.
  • Turn the heat to medium and bring to a boil, stirring often.
  • Reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer until the mixture begins to thicken.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the butter, whisking to combine.
  • Set aside.

For the Waffles

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, milk, butter and eggs.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine without over mixing.
  • Stir in the apple and bacon.
  • Heat a waffle iron according to manufacturers instructions and spray with non-stick spray.
  • Scoop the waffle mixture into the waffle iron and close the lid, cooking per instructions.
  • Serve with warm apple cider syrup.


recipe from The Recipe Girl Cookbook
waffles can be reheated in the oven
Nutrition Facts
Apple Bacon Waffles with Cider Syrup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 591 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 158mg53%
Sodium 677mg29%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 31g34%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 829IU17%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • Oh yes, sign me uposted! Yum!

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  • These are all the flavors and textures I love in a breakfast. We may just have to eat this for dinner this week.

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  • That Lori, she really knows what she’s doing! These waffles look wonderful, Carrian! Love that sweet-salty flavor combination. No wonder they’re a family favorite!

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  • Such a fun waffles recipe!

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  • Mentally writing this waffle a love letter as I type. I’m hooked!!!

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  • These waffles are amazing! Love the sound of the cider syrup!

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  • i know someone who would just love these!

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  • I have to get Lori’s cookbook as soon as possible, her recipes are always awesome and no amount of cookbooks is ever enough for me (but they have to be great ones!). These waffles look amazing and they’re making my mouth water… I’m so hungry now 😉

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  • These do look absolutely divine! Lori’s cookbook is just great – full of good recipes!
    You make some pretty awesome dishes yourself too, Carrian!!!

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  • I know what I’m making for breakfast this weekend 🙂

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  • I have a ton of cookbooks too and my husband said NO MORE.

    This recipe from Lori’s cookbook looks amazing.

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  • Yummmmm I want to make this this weekend. Awesome!

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  • Aw, thank you so very much for sharing that recipe!! I’m so glad you are enjoying the book 🙂

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  • Carrian, these waffles look amazing! What could be better than apple and bacon, yum!

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  • Yum, these look so incredible!!!

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  • Those do sound extra delicious…especially that cider syrup. YUM!!!! I need to get Lori’s cookbook too!

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  • Thee waffles sound just too awesome! Lori’s cookbook is a must for any home cook! It is filled to the brim with amazing recipes! These are next on my list!

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