Optigrill+ Buckwheat Waffles with Maple Bacon

Optigrill+ Buckwheat Waffles with Maple Bacon


  • 4

    Number of People

  • Cheap


  • Very easy


  • Prep time

  • Cook time

  • 15 min

    Rest time


  • 250g buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 500ml buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup mild extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 rashers of streaky bacon
  • 100ml maple syrup plus extra to serve


This recipe is created by Justine Schofield for our partnership with Everyday Gourmet. #EDG2020

Mix the flour, a pinch of salt, baking powder and bicarb in a bowl.

In a separate bowl or jug, whisk together the buttermilk, egg and oil.

Add the wet ingredients gradually into the dry ingredients whisking together to make a smooth batter. Add a little extra buttermilk if the batter is too thick. It should be the consistency of pancake batter.

Leave the batter to rest for at least 15 minutes.

Set up a waffle grill so that it is level and preheated. Set to high heat, lightly grease the waffle plates with oil, pour in a ladleful of the batter, close and cook for 3 minutes. Repeat the process to make more waffles.

Place the bacon in a pan and turn the heat on to slowly render the fat. Once it begins to become crispy, turn over and fry for a further minute. Add the maple syrup to the hot pan and glaze bacon.

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