Maple Butter Breakfast Sandwich
Crispy bacon, melty cheese, a runny egg and fresh off the grill waffles. This is a serious breakfast game changer, in the form of sandwich.
So, what is the reason it's such an icon in the community of breakfast sandwiches? Well, first things first the replacement for bread is fresh made, buttery, warm waffles. Honestly, you could use Eggos and a toaster, because who doesn't love a simple hack to a delicious treat. BUT, if you can, make them fresh. The second reason this sandwich is amazing is (drum roll please) maple butter. We used Land O' Lakes brand, but you could use any brand or you could make it yourself. This post is not sponsored by Land O' Lakes, but I already made the waffles myself, so... this Maple Me Crazy butter is easy and delicious.
I don't have a special waffle mix, I used the same mix as my pancakes, and I have a small Oyster waffle maker from target. It does a perfect job. I start cooking the bacon at the same time I turn the waffle maker on. While that heats up so does the bacon, and then once I pour the mixture into the little waffle shaped griddle squares, I start cooking an over-easy egg. Flip the egg, layer on some cheese (we used white American cheese) but you could use any cheese that you like. I like to think of how I would be making an omelette when pairing cheese. Generally I get a bacon egg and cheese omelette and its always American cheese inside.
I think if I were to try this sandwich with breakfast sausage instead of bacon I would use white cheddar. I made a great breakfast sandwich once with white cheddar and sausage, it did not disappoint.
Let your waffles get nice and toasty golden brown on the outside. I cook waffles for this sandwich a little longer than I would for eating waffles on their own. Those waffles need a slight crisp on the outside and a warm soft inside. Waffles that are the two ends of a sandwich need a little more toughness to hold it all together. You may think its a crime to cook out some of the soft center but you won't feel that way with the melty cheese and runny egg yolk.
If you're making a batch of waffles and feel like the ones you've made for a sandwich didn't crisp up enough, toss them in the toaster for a few seconds!
Spread the maple butter across one side of each of the fresh, hot waffles. Layer the egg with melted cheese and a few strips of bacon. Top with the other waffles and boom! Best maple butter breakfast sandwich you can get!
2 CUP flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1 TBSP sugar
1 1/3 CUPS milk
1/4 TSP salt
2 eggs (for waffles)
eggs (for frying)
cheese, per egg
bacon, per egg
Land O' Lakes Maple Me Crazy butter spread, or your favorite maple butter
(this recipe calls for a waffle maker, I recommend using one, but you can sub for your favorite pre-made waffles)
Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt
Whisk the egg blend together until they become a pale yellow, then pour into mix
Add the milk and stir until thoroughly blended
Heat a pan for the bacon, then layer the strips in to cook
Allow the waffle iron to heat up, then give the two sides a spray of Pam, or whatever cooking spray you use
Pour the mixture into the waffle maker and let cook until golden and crispy on the sides
While the waffle cooks, fry and egg over-easy (or however you prefer it) then layer with a slice of Land O' Lakes American cheese (or whatever you prefer)
Once waffles are cooked, spread the maple butter on one side of each waffle
Build your breakfast sandwich with a waffle on each side and fill with the cooked cheesy egg and crispy bacon.