It’s National Waffle Day! On this day in 1869, a man named Cornelius Swartwout received the first U.S. patent for a waffle iron. Waffles are a delightful breakfast food and can be paired with almost any topping. Butter and maple syrup, fruit and whipped cream, a big scoop of ice cream, or even a helping of fried chicken—the choice is yours!
Did you know that the first waffles originated in Ancient Greece? It’s true! The Greeks would cook flat cakes called “obelios” between two metal pans held over a fire. Today, all you need is a waffle iron and a yummy recipe for waffle batter.
Crispy waffles made with Bisquick™ – and filled with crispy bacon and chocolate.
2 cups Bisquick™ Original baking mix
1 1/3 cups milk
1 large egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 ounces bacon, crispy
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Syrup, for serving
- Add bacon strips to a skillet and cook over medium heat until crispy. You want the strips very crispy, as they won’t cook further in the waffle. Cook for about 15 minutes.
- Remove bacon onto a few paper towels to let drain.
- Stir together batter ingredients in a medium bowl.
- Heat your waffle iron and add a thin layer of batter to the iron. The exact amount will vary depending on your iron model. I add about 1/3 cup of batter in my large iron.
- Top the batter with big strips of bacon and chocolate chips.
- Add another layer of batter on top of the filling. It’s okay if the batter overflows a bit.
- Close the iron and cook as directed by the iron instructions.
Remove waffle and serve immediately with syrup and topped with extra chocolate chips!
Credit: Punchbowl, Table Spoon