Decadent maple bread pudding made with waffles, bacon, and pecans. Great for breakfast, dessert, or just because!
As the cooler weather sets in upon us here on the East Coast, I rejoice a little. It's not that I don't enjoy summer. I do. I adore sitting outside on the deck with a cool drink watching my girls gleefully running through a sprinkler or swinging on their swings. But I like sitting on my deck on an autumn evening in front of a roaring fire sipping something warm and comforting even better.
I embrace the change of season just as much for the food as I do the temperature change. I love the transition from berries and peaches to pumpkins and squash along with warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. Turning on the oven no longer is a dread due to sweltering heat but provides a warmth and coziness in the house both from it being on as well as the scents emanating from it as I bake.
This Maple Bacon Pecan Waffle Bread Pudding has autumn written all over it. The combination of maple, bacon and pecans is some of my favorite flavors to pair together. Maple Bacon Caramel Corn with Pecans is a favorite treat in our house and it disappears in a flash so I knew these flavors would be heaven in this bread pudding.
The warm bread pudding is made from my golden yeast waffle recipe instead of the traditional day old bread, and has crispy bacon baked right in. Maple kissed with a touch of cinnamon from a streusel topping scattered across the top. It's everything that's good about breakfast all in one glorious bite. Bake it right away or put everything together the night before and bake it the next morning for an easy breakfast treat. Leftovers make a great afternoon treat too!
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