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I’m not a peppy, rainbows-n-sunshine type of girl, but there are specifically two times a year where I transform: Christmas, and Valentine’s Day. I’ve always been a big Valentine’s Day celebrator. February is my favorite month, because a week after Valentine’s Day is my birthday, and then a week after that is my and the BF’s anniversary. This whole month is filled with love!

So let’s start with breakfast. Especially if your significant other is not normally a “morning person,” there’s no way she/he could be grumpy after bringing her/him a tall stack of hot, fluffy, homemade strawberry and bacon waffles right after she/he wakes up.

Let it be known, if you prefer raspberries over strawberries, or blueberries, or blackberries, go ahead and use those. Also, if you aren’t a pork eater, it’s fine to substitute turkey bacon as well. Finally, these waffles aren’t incredibly sweet, mainly because I have an unhealthy obsession with maple syrup. One might say that I eat syrup, with waffles (and not the other way around.). If you don’t use syrup, go ahead and up the sugar to a 1/2 cup.

  • 2 c AP flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c buttermilk
  • 4 strips of bacon, cooked
  • 1 c strawberries
  • 1/4 c white sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. First, get your waffle iron and turn it on so it gets nice ‘n hot.
  2. Cook your bacon, and set aside on some paper towels. We’ll get back to these babies later.
  3. In a bowl, combine baking powder, flour, and salt.
  4. In a blender, combine eggs, buttermilk, strawberries, sugar, butter, and extract. Blend away! The only “chunks” I wanted in these waffles were of bacon, so I chose to puree my strawberries with the rest of the wet ingredients. If you really want strawberry chunks, just finely dice them instead.
  5. Add the wet to the dry, and mix with a spatula. Do NOT over-mix! Really force yourself to step back. There WILL be lumps, it’s only natural.
  6. Ladle batter into preheated waffle iron, and crumble 1 strip of bacon on top of the batter. Cook waffles until they’re nice and golden and crispy (about 5 mins.). I portioned 1 strip of bacon per waffle.

Now let’s talk about toppings. I had a couple of extra strawberries left over, and thought I’d make this breakfast even more special, by making heart berries! All you do, is cut a “V” shape into the top of the berry, and slice. See?:

And voila! You just gained an extra 10 bonus points from your significant other. You’re welcome 😉

This is only part one of a three part series for Valentine’s Day. If you don’t have a Valentine yet, don’t worry, you’ve still got 11 days! Go out there and grab one!

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  1. Clark T. says:

    Awwwwww! That’s So Sweet. I love the addition of bacon.

  2. Kristen says:

    What a great way to make waffles…with the bacon inside. Genius!