James Martin's bacon waffles with maple syrup recipe

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This delicious bacon waffles recipe made by celebrity chef James Martin are the perfect weekend treat that are easy to make. The perfect weekend brunch

bacon syrup waffle recipe
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap

James Martin's bacon waffles with maple syrup is a classic bacon syrup waffle recipe.

James Martin's bacon and syrup waffles makes for a delicious weekend brunch. If you're one of those people who can never choose between sweet and savoury for breakfast, this waffle recipe is for you.

James Martin pulls out the waffle iron for an all-American breakfast of sweet waffles with crisp streaky bacon and maple syrup. These delicious morning treats are easy to make and are perfect for treating the whole family to a sit down meal or cheeky breakfast in bed.

They only take 20 mins to cook and are delicious topped with salty bacon which works really well with the sweetness of the waffle and the maple syrup. Make sure the batter has no lumps for the perfect waffle recipe.

This waffle recipe is so versatile you could use it with all sorts of toppings such as melted marshmallow for an extra sweet twist or some honey if you want a fragrant taste.

Chocolaholics could even add chocolate chips or whipped cream, or strawberries, blueberries and raspberries would work a dream.

If you really feel like pushing the boat out, you could even add an egg to this recipe. Simply fry an egg and pop it on the top. The runny yolk really shouldn't work with this, but it really does!


  • 250g plain flour
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 1tbsp caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 425ml milk
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 20 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • Maple syrup, to serve




  1. For the waffles: Pre-heat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas Mark 6. Whisk together the waffle ingredients and a teaspoon of salt until there are no lumps. Leave to rest for a moment.
  2. Meanwhile put the bacon in a baking dish and put in the oven for around 10 minutes. When the bacon is nice and crispy, remove and drain on some kitchen paper.
  3. Roughly chop a couple of slices of the bacon and add to the waffle mixture, reserving the rest for serving with the waffles.
  4. Pour the batter into a waffle maker and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with the crispy bacon and drizzle with maple syrup.
Top Tip for making James Martin's bacon waffles with maple syrup

If you haven't got enough time to make the waffles from scratch you could always cheat and use already made ones instead

James Martin
Celebrity chef and TV presenter

James Martin is best known as the presenter of BBC’s Saturday Kitchen, which he hosted between 2006 and 2016. He's now the host of Saturday Morning with James Martin on ITV.  James started his formal training to become a chef at Scarborough Technical College in 1988 and went on to further his skills at Hostellerie De Plaisance, Saint-Émilion, and Maison Troisgros in France before joining Anthony Worrall Thompson's 'One Ninety Queen's Gate restaurant in London. 

He became head chef at just 22 when he joined Hotel Du Vin and went on to work in some of the best restaurants in London including Harvey’s in Wandsworth, The Square in Mayfair and Alastair Little in Soho. James Martin has been on our TV screen for over 20 years,  hosting Saturday Kitchen, as well as making appearances on Ready Steady Cook, and The Great British Menu and is a regular on This Morning.  He enjoys cooking for his family and making dishes that are delicious and simple recipes that anyone can follow.