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Buttermilk Bacon Waffles

The past couple of weeks, my sister and I have been sorting through my parents home, preparing it to be sold. We moved to the house in 1968. My parents home was always neat and clean, but they did not throw away things that might be needed or used. 40+ years is a long to for stuff to accumulate. Especially for two people who lived through the Depression.

While going through the kitchen, I found a number or old recipe boxes, all with recipes neatly typed on 3×5 cards. The Buttermilk Bacon Waffles below, aren’t healthy or frugal, but they are yummy. With the latest everything-bacon fad going on, these waffles will fit perfectly into a special occasion menu.

Buttermilk Bacon Waffles


  • 2 C flour
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 2 egg yolks, well beaten
  • 1-1/2 C buttermilk
  • 6 T melted butter
  • 1/3 C crumbled, cooked bacon
  • 2 egg whites


  1. Sift flour with soda, baking powder, and salt
  2. Combine egg yolk, milk, and butter. Add to flour mixture
  3. Cook bacon until crisp. Crumble. Add to flour mixture.
  4. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold quickly, but thoroughly, into batter.
  5. Bake on waffle iron.


Recipe source: D'On Moore


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  • SueBee June 2, 2011, 8:44 am

    I don’t know what it is about bacon, but I’m totally in for this recipe. Yummy!!!!

  • Parishable June 2, 2011, 5:22 pm

    This looks like a great brunch! Tomorrow is the last day of school for my kids. I think we should celebrate Saturday with a bacon brunch!

  • AIDY June 3, 2011, 10:26 am

    Anything is better with bacon. It is a proven, scientific fact. Well, that’s what I was told 🙂
    Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I found you via Blogengage. I will most certainly bookmark your site!

  • Alison Moore Smith June 3, 2011, 10:52 am

    Hope you all will like the recipe! I’m planning to whip it up tomorrow for our first official School’s Out day. (Yea, we homeschool, but since our daughter has been taking some classes in public school, we are excited to be “free” of the school board’s scheduling!)

    AIDY, I was kind of slow to noticing the bacon craze. I kept hearing bacon jokes and the like, but thought it was more of a Chuck Norris thing. Until I saw maple bars topped with bacon — and people BUYING them — at a local college sweet shop. Holy cow. What has the world come to?
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  • Anna June 5, 2011, 9:04 am

    I sometimes wonder why all junk food is so tasty but not at all healthy? I’m sure the waffles are delicious and I gonna try to make them one day (I like old recipes – they have only simple and not expensive ingredients) 🙂

  • Josh June 7, 2011, 4:01 am

    With picture of this food will do 🙂 . I’m sure that this is delicious. I will have my cooking lessons for this tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.

  • jasmine June 9, 2011, 9:54 am

    Excellent! This is going to be desert for this evening. The kids will love it! Thank you!
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  • Lalit June 30, 2011, 9:08 am

    This seems to be one of my favprite recipe and I will definitely try it. Thanks for explaining in details.
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  • julie August 10, 2011, 5:54 pm

    While I am sure this recipe will not please the surgeon general; it sounds delicious and I am going to try it out this weekend as an interesting change. Thanks for sharing your parents recipe with the world!
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