Waffle Breakfast Sandwich with Peppered Maple Bacon

Fun and delicious breakfast sandwich twist! Fluffy waffles with peppered maple butter, eggs, cheddar cheese, and peppered maple bacon! Easy to make and can be frozen for meal prep!

waffle breakfast sandwich with maple syrup drizzle

Our freezer is always stocked with homemade breakfast burritos and breakfast sandwiches that Nate takes to work. He starts work at 6 am so he eats both breakfast and lunch at work, so it’s nice to have freezer breakfast meals ready for him to grab in the morning. During his lunch break he just pops the sandwich or burrito in the microwave for a few minutes.

To make the freezer breakfast sandwiches, I’ve been using English muffins or bagels. A lot of websites say that both are great for making freezer breakfast sandwiches and can be reheated in the microwave. WRONG. One day I microwaved one of the bagel breakfast sandwiches and the bagel turned rock hard. Like I literally couldn’t bite it. I thought I was gonna rip my front teeth out trying to eat it. It was terrible. Then I found out from Nate that the English muffins also turn hard in the microwave. Of course I asked Nate why the heck he never told me, and the nice guy that he is, he said that he didn’t mind. While he may be fine with that, I’m not ok with making him eat hockey pucks for breakfast. So, that’s when I came up with the idea of waffle breakfast sandwiches!

I didn’t want it to be like any other breakfast sandwich though. I wanted the sandwich to be a little sweet and a little peppery. So the idea of peppered maple butter came to me. Then I thought, why not make peppered maple bacon, as well! It turned out great!

peppered maple butter

Ingredients.

Bacon. I like to use thick cut bacon.

Maple syrup. You will need syrup for both the bacon and butter. I recommend using real maple syrup instead of pancake syrup. But, pancake syrup will work if it’s all you have on hand.

Brown Sugar. Adds sweet caramelized goodness to the bacon.

Pepper. Just regular ol’ black pepper.

Flour. All-purpose flour for the waffles.

Baking powder. Makes the waffles nice and fluffy.

Salt. Table or kosher salt for the waffle batter.

Sugar. I used granulated sugar in the waffles but brown sugar would also work.

Vegetable oil. For the waffle batter. Helps to create a crunchy waffle exterior.

Milk. I recommend 2% or whole. But you can really use any kind of milk you prefer.

Eggs. Two eggs for the waffle batter plus extra to make the sandwiches. I’ve both scrambled and fried eggs for the breakfast sandwiches. Both taste great. If sunny side up is your thing, that would be great, as well.

Butter. To make the peppered maple butter! I like to use salted butter but you could also use unsalted butter if you prefer.

Cheese. I like to use cheddar but feel free to use your favorite!

fluffy waffles with eggs, bacon and cheese sandwich

Tips & Tricks.

Baking the bacon. I almost always cook bacon in the oven instead of on the stove-top because it’s so much easier and a lot less messy. To do so, I line a baking sheet with tinfoil, ensuring that the foil folds up the sides of the baking sheet so that the grease doesn’t run off the foil onto the baking sheet, ensuring an easy cleanup! If your foil isn’t large enough to fit the entire baking sheet, you can still crease up the sides of the foil to contain the grease. When the bacon is done cooking remove it to a plate, then let the grease firm up on the foil then toss the foil in the garbage. You’re left with a clean baking sheet! I highly recommend cooking the peppered maple bacon in the oven on foil, because if you cook it on the stovetop, the brown sugar and maple will create a sticky burnt mess that’s hard to scrub from a pan. Also, do not transfer the bacon to a paper towel lined plate because the maple syrup and brown sugar will cause the bacon to stick to the paper towel!

Freezer waffle breakfast sandwiches. Waffle sandwiches are great for meal prep! I learned that bagels and English muffins don’t reheat well in the microwave, like at all. They turn into tough hockey pucks. BUT, waffles reheat great in the microwave. To make freezer waffle sandwiches, make the sandwiches as instructed in the recipe below, then wrap the sandwiches in plastic wrap and freeze. To reheat the sandwiches remove them from them plastic wrap and heat in the microwave or oven.

waffle breakfast sandwich with peppered maple bacon

More of my favorite savory breakfast recipes!

Homemade Biscuits and Country Sausage Gravy

Farmers Breakfast Casserole

Extra Cheesy Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

Leek, Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Deep Dish Quiche

waffle breakfast sandwich with maple syrup drizzle

Waffle Breakfast Sandwich with Peppered Maple Bacon

Fun and delicious breakfast sandwich twist! Fluffy waffles with peppered maple butter, eggs, cheddar cheese, and peppered maple bacon! Easy to make and can be frozen for meal prep!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 4 sandwiches

Ingredients
  

Peppered Maple Bacon

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Waffles

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cups milk
  • 2 eggs

Peppered Maple Butter

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Eggs & cheese

  • Eggs
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

Peppered Maple Bacon

  • Prehat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil, enough to fold it up the sides.
  • Lay your bacon in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle bacon slices with the maple syrup and sprinkle with the brown sugar and pepper. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until crispy. Once done, set aside. Do NOT set the bacon on paper towels, as it will stick because of the syrup and sugar. While the bacon cooks, make the remaining ingredients.

Waffles

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, milk and eggs. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined, lumps are OK.
  • Cook per your waflle iron instructions. For reference, I have a square waffle iron that makes 4 waffles at a time, and I used a little less than 1/2 cup of batter per waffle.

Peppered Maple Butter

  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter, maple syrup and pepper.

Eggs & cheese

  • Cook eggs to your personal liking then top with cheddar cheese.

Assemble

  • Spread waffles with the peppered maple butter. Make a sandwich with the bacon slices and eggs with cheese. If desired, drizzle with more maple syrup. Enjoy!
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