Syrup-titious Breakfast Delights

Celebrating Waffles, and Pecans…and Maple Syrup.
Toasting triple decker breakfast delights.
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Pecan Waffles
3 1/2 tablespoons golden flax seed finely ground
12 tablespoons water
1 1/2 cups plain soy milk
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 1/2 cups unbleached self-rising flour
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons canola oil
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
Beat finely ground flax seed with water until it forms a “beaten egg” consistancy. Mix vinegar into soy milk and let sit a couple of minutes. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time to the flax seed mixture, alternating with 1/2 cup of the curdled soy milk, until all are incorporated. Mix in maple syrup and canola oil, then add pecans. Ladle onto hot waffle maker.
Banana Waffles with Pecan Maple Syrup
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup pecans – toasted lightly and chopped coarse
2 teaspoons orange juice or fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup yellow cornmeal
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 ripe medium banana
1/3 cup water
2 large eggs
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter – melted vegetable oil for brushing waffle iron
In a small saucepan, bring maple syrup and pecans to a boil and stir in juice. Remove syrup from heat and keep warm, covered. In a bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt. Quarter banana and in a blender puree with water. Transfer puree to another bowl and whisk in eggs and melted butter. Add flour mixture and stir until combined well.
Heat a well-seasoned or non-stick waffle iron until hot and brush lightly with oil. Pour half of batter into iron and cook waffle according to manufacturer’s instructions. Transfer waffle to a baking sheet and keep warm, uncovered, in oven. Make another waffle with remaining batter in same manner. Serve waffles with syrup.
Maple Bacon Waffles
8 slices of bacon – cooked and crumbled
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/3 cups milk
2 large eggs – lightly beaten
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 Tablespoons butter – melted
Preheat the waffle iron.  In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate smaller bowl, beat together the milk, eggs, syrup and butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until until just-combined. Dollop batter onto waffle maker in approximately 1/3 cup amounts. Sprinkle each waffle with 1/8 of the bacon crumbles.
Maple Blueberry Syrup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup water
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
n a saucepan, combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Gruadually blend in maple syrup and water. Cook, stirring, until thick and bubbly, about 1 minute. Stir in blueberries, lemon juice, and nutmeg. Cool slightly.
Rum Maple Syrup
2 cups pure maple syrup
1 and 1/2 teaspoon Meyers Dark Rum
1/8 teaspoon rum extract
Simply stir all ingredients together and serve. Enjoy!
…and this savory treat
Brown Sugar Pecan Bacon
1 lb thick sliced bacon
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup finely ground pecans
Preheat oven to 400F
Place a sheet of tin foil on a cookie sheet, then place a rack on top of the sheet, and lay the bacon on the rack.
Combine sugar and pecans, then press on top of bacon, pressing lightly to adhere to the bacon.  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes on the middle rack of the oven. Let bacon sit for 5 minutes before serving.
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