Your morning can’t start off any better than this. Mixed berries, bacon and buttermilk waffles are sure to please!

Bacon Waffle Bake

Prep: 30 minutes

Serves: 8

      • 12 ounces Our Family bacon
      • 2 tablespoons Our Family butter
      • 1-½ cups buttermilk
      • ⅔ cup Our Family 100% pure maple syrup
      • ¼ teaspoon Our Family salt
      • 8 waffles, freshly made or frozen
      • 6 egg yolks
      • 1 cup Our Family whipping cream
      • 1 teaspoon Our Family vanilla extract
      • 1-½ cups fresh mixed berries, such as blueberries, strawberries and blackberries
      • Optional: Our Family powdered sugar
    1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease 3-quart oven-safe casserole (8 x 10-inch or similar) with ½ tablespoon butter. In large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, buttermilk, cream, ⅓ cup syrup, vanilla and salt; reserve.
    2. On ungreased rimmed baking pan, spread waffle pieces in even layer and bake for 12–15 minutes or until crisp and lightly toasted. Increase oven temperature to 375° F.
    3. Add waffle pieces and bacon to buttermilk mixture and toss to coat evenly. Pour into prepared casserole and tightly cover with foil.
    4. Bake for 45-50 minutes and remove foil. Melt remaining butter and brush over top of casserole and bake, uncovered, for another 10-15 minutes or until top is crisp and toasted. Top with fresh berries and remaining maple syrup, dusting with powdered sugar if desired, and serve warm.