Crafted Stout Waffles with Bacon & Maple

A salty sweet brunch treat! DON Crafted Stout & Molasses cured bacon perfectly paired with stout waffles, sweet maple and cinnamon crème fraiche.


  • 60g butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup O’Brien Stout
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 slices DON Stout with Molasses Bacon
  • ½ cup crème fraiche
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • maple syrup, for drizzling
  • blueberries, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, milk, O’Brien Stout and eggs.
  2. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon. Mix well.
  3. Add liquid ingredients to dry and whisk until just combined. Heat waffle maker.
  4. Pour ¼ of batter into pre-heated waffle maker. Cook for several minutes until cooked through and golden.
  5. Meanwhile, cook DON Stout with Molasses bacon in a frying pan until golden and crisp around the edges. Drain on absorbent paper.
  6. Combine crème fraiche and cinnamon, set aside.
  7. For serving; stack waffles onto plates, top with crème fraiche, bacon, drizzle with maple syrup and serve with blueberries.