Did you catch our video about next Friday being National Waffle Day? Well, we wanted to share with you our favorite waffle recipe. Maple Bacon Waffles are the best in our our opinion. A little sweet with some salty goodness. Now, before I go into this recipe, I wanted to share with you a cute story about my husband Scott in the kitchen. We have been in business for twelve years. In all of that time I have NEVER been sick enough to rely on Scott make breakfast. Now, he is great at pouring a bowl of cereal and even making scrambled eggs, but I am pretty territorial over my kitchen and what I make for our guests for breakfast. My first grand baby was due to be born on Aug. 6th. but he came three weeks early. I was at the hospital with my daughter at 6:00 AM on Friday, July 20. We did not have any guests the night before and I knew I would be home at some point to have breakfast on the table easily by Saturday morning. However after 22 hours in labor later and a C section, Lincoln James was born. I was not prepared to be serving breakfast as I was just getting my first chance to hold my new Grandson. This is where it gets good though. In a text, as I am in awe of this beautiful child, I am asked, do we have cake mix. "??????" No! Just make eggs" is how I responded. I wasn't sure what to expect when I walked through my kitchen door 28 hours of no sleep later but Scott got rave reviews as I let a little control slip away. I know, you're wondering what he wanted cake mix for? What he meant was pancake mix. Ahhhh, I now understand. Well, I did not have pancake mix so he ended up making our signature ham and Cheese Soufle. The reason I tell you all of this is that yes, you can use "pancake mix/waffle mix for this recipe but I am going to give you my scratch waffle recipe in case you don't have "cake mix". Maple Bacon Waffles 1 1/4 C flour, 1 TB baking powder, 1 TB sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, 3 LG. eggs(beaten), 6 TB butter(melted), 1 1/2 C half and half, 2 tsp. maple extract, 5 slices maple bacon(cooked and chopped), 2 C heavy whipping cream, 1/4 C sugar and 1 tsp of maple extract. Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, butter, half and half and extract. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and blend. Add half of your bacon crumbles and stir just until mixed. While your waffle mix is absorbing all that maple bacon goodness, make your whipped cream. Add sugar and extract to the whipped cream and beat until soft peaks form. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to use. Cook your waffles in a preheated waffle iron 3-4 minutes. Plate. Add whipping cream and sprinkle more bacon pieces over the entire dish. We love using Uncle Mikes Maple Syrup. If you have never tried it, it has the perfect combination of smokey sweetness that pairs well with this recipe.