How to make chef Cat Cora’s bacon-cheddar waffles with whiskey maple syrup

Watch the step-by-step video

Chef Cat Cora shows you how to make her recipe for bacon-cheddar waffles at home.
Difficulty: Moderate
Cook Time: min

"GMA" caught up with chef Cat Cora at her restaurant Fatbird in New York City where she shared her recipe for bacon-cheddar waffles topped with whiskey maple syrup. You'll need a waffle iron to whip up Cora's dish. Follow the recipe below and watch the step-by-step video as your guide.

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  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • For the syrup:
  • Makes 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 1/2 cups good quality maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs whiskey
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • Cooking Directions

    For the waffles:

    In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pepper.

    In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 egg, buttermilk, and 1 tablespoon melted butter.

    Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, whisking until smooth.

    Add crumbled bacon, cheddar, and almost all scallions to batter.

    Heat a waffle maker and brush with melted butter. Cook waffles in batches until golden.

    Garnish with remaining scallions and drizzle with syrup.

    For the syrup:

    Mix all together and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

    Recipe courtesy of Cat Cora.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: bacon, flour, backing soda, baking powder, egg, buttermilk, butter, cheddar, scallions

    Course: Breakfast, Brunch

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