Rachael Ray: Oat, Bacon & Pecan Waffles Recipe with Bourbon Syrup


Rachael Ray: Waffle Week Kickoff

For the third year in a row, Rachael Ray celebrated another installment of Waffle Week, showing you how to get the most out of your waffle iron, that little-used appliance which most of us seem to have around. Check out Rachael’s Oat, Bacon & Pecan Waffles Recipe with Whiskey Maple Syrup.

Sadly, Rachael informed us that one giant waffle in the waffle iron is really four waffles. She also suggested making a little extra bacon, since you know you’re going to snack and sample it as you work.


Waffle Week so far seems to require a lot of butter (and bacon!), which can be a good thing. Do you have a favorite style of waffles or secret recipe? Keep checking back for more Waffle Week secrets and revelations from Rachael and friends.

Rachael Ray: Oat, Bacon & Pecan Waffles Recipe Ingredients

Rachael Ray: Oat, Bacon & Pecan Waffles Recipe with Bourbon Syrup

Get something fabulous and satisfying for breakfast. Try Rachael Ray’s Oat, Bacon & Pecan Waffles Recipe, drizzled with homemade bourbon butter syrup.

  • 1/4 lb Bacon
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped, toasted Pecans
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 1/4 cup toasted Oats

Bourbon Syrup Ingredients

  • 1 cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 shot Bourbon

Rachael Ray: Oat, Bacon & Pecan Waffles Recipe Directions

  1. Heat your waffle iron on medium high.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  3. Cook bacon on a broiler pan to crisp for 16-17 minutes.
  4. Let cool before chopping.
  5. Whisk flours with baking powder, brown sugar, and salt.
  6. Stir in butter and milk. Add bacon bits, oats, and pecans.
  7. Whip egg whites into stiff peaks in a bowl.
  8. Gently fold egg whites into the batter mixture, half at a time, until fully combined.
  9. Prepare waffle maker and pour in about 1/4 cup batter per waffle square.
  10. Cook until waffles are brown and crispy.
  11. Combine syrup ingredients in a saucepan on medium low to medium heat until they bubble.
  12. Take syrup off heat and drizzle it over the pancakes.


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