Vegan Mofo #11: Brown Sugar, Maple Bacon Waffles

I just want to start off by saying that from this point on, I’ll not really be around to respond to comments on here or check out other Mofo posts and comment on them as OHMYGOD I’M GOING TO CHINA TOMORROW! I will still be publishing some pre-written posts but I plan on only spending 5 minutes a day getting the blog updated while I’m there. I will catch up on all the fun on my return!

Focus on a Nutrient

I had a tough time choosing a waffle for this topic. I considered making some kind of superfood waffle…but I hate the very idea of superfoods. I thought about using buckwheat flour, but that seemed boring. Then I settled myself on some vegan bacon. High in protein, low in fat and combined with maple syrup and brown sugar, damn good for the soul. Now that’s way better than healthy eating right?

Brown Sugar, Maple Bacon Waffles


  • 1 cup self raising flour or plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder (if using plain flour, increase this to 2 tsp)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp flaxmeal
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup non dairy milk
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • splash of liquid smoke (optional)
  • 1 pack of vegan bacon rashers
  • 1 pack of tempeh, chopped
  • candied vegan bacon (optional)
  • maple syrup
  1. Start off by frying off the tempeh in a little oil. You wanna get it nice and crisp.
  2. Heat up and grease the waffle iron
  3. While it’s heating up, mix together the flour, baking powder, brown sugar, flaxmeal and salt in a bowl.
  4. Add the non dairy milk, oil, vanilla and a tiny splash of liquid smoke if you have any. Stir until combined.
  5. Stir in 3/4 of the fried tempeh.
  6. Spoon 1/3 of the batter at a time into the waffle iron and cook according to manufacturers directions.
  7. While the waffles are cooking, fry up the rashers
  8. To get the waffles extra crispy, pop into the toaster for two minutes. Pop the rashers inbetween two waffles, top with the extra tempeh, some candied bacon (if using) and then smother in maple syrup
Makes 6 waffles
Wow. What a way to start the day. This deliciously sweet and salty combination is now my new favourite breakfast. So good! The candied vegan bacon was something I picked up from Veganz when I was last in Berlin. It was a bit overkill to be honest, so definitely optional. If you’re after a really smokey taste then add a little more liquid smoke. I liked it quite subtle personally and I’ve overdone it with liquid smoke before.

I reckon adding chilli to this would be another good addition. Or what about peanut butter? Extra protein! Not that this dish needs it.


8 thoughts on “Vegan Mofo #11: Brown Sugar, Maple Bacon Waffles

  1. I didn't think it was possible to have a meal that was tooooo smokey – want some veg bacon so I could eat it with pancakes tomorrow morning – and maple syrup of course (I don't have a waffle iron nor do I have candied vegan bacon which sounds amazing) Enjoy china


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