These maple biscuits with bacon are classic buttermilk biscuits, made better with maple syrup and bacon!
I’m still on a maple syrup and bacon kick and back with some perfect weekend baking (and eating!). These maple bacon biscuits are a special morning treat, especially appropriate for leisurely weekend enjoyment.
These buttermilk biscuits are both flavoured with and topped with maple syrup. Inside, you’ll find lots of chunks of bacon. It’s a classic combination and of course, everything is better with bacon!
For the biscuits, you will need:
- All purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Maple syrup
For brushing before baking:
- Cream or Milk for brushing
No buttermilk? Make your own for this recipe by adding 1 tsp of lemon juice or white vinegar to 7 Tablespoons of regular milk. Let stand 5 minutes and use in the recipe.
Be sure not to over-cook your bacon. You want it cooked, but not crispy.
Get the Recipe: Maple Bacon Buttermilk Biscuits
- 6 slices (6 slices) bacon
- 1 3/4 cups (218.75 g) all purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp (14.79 g) white sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp (7.39 g) baking powder
- 1/8 tsp (0.62 g) baking soda
- 1/4 tsp (1.23 g) salt, omit if using salted butter
- 1/2 cup (113.5 g) butter, cut into 8 pieces, salted or unsalted.
- 3 Tbsp (44.36 ml) maple syrup
- 7 Tbsp (103.51 ml) buttermilk, plus a bit more, if needed *see Note 1
Brushing before baking:
- 1 (1) egg
- 1 1/2 tsp (7.39 ml) heavy cream
Brushing at end of baking:
- 3-4 Tbsp (44.36 ml) maple syrup
- Fleur de sel, or other coarse salt
- Cook bacon in a frying pan over medium heat until just cooked, but not crispy. Remove to a sheet of paper towel. Let cool and then dice. Set aside.
- Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Add butter pieces and using a pastry cutter or fork, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles small peas. Stir in the diced bacon then Add the maple syrup and buttermilk and stir with a fork until the dough just comes together. *You may need to add a touch more buttermilk.
- Remove dough to a lightly floured surface, and gently press into an oval about 1–inch thick. Cut the biscuits using a 2–inch round or square cutter, re-rolling the scraps to make additional biscuits. Place the biscuits on a parchment–lined baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Freeze the tray just until the biscuits are chilled, about 10 minutes.
- Heat the oven to 350F. While the biscuits are chilling, prepare the egg wash by whisking together the egg and cream. Brush the chilled biscuits with the egg wash.
- Bake the biscuits until they just begin to brown, about 25 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven. Quickly drizzle 1 tsp of the maple syrup over each biscuit, then place the tray back in the oven for 3 minutes more. Remove from oven and top with a sprinkling of fleur de sel or other coarse salt. Serve while still warm.
Can the biscuits be frozen? Thanks
Hi Irene and yes, these biscuits should freeze well. Enjoy!
Buttermilk biscuits are the best and maple + bacon takes these to another level!
Totally cravable biscuits! Cannot fathom that someone could say no to them, ever. Certainly not this biscuits fan:)
Feel free to stay on this maple syrup and bacon kick for as long as you want!! These are too good!!
Thanks Annie :)
I could absolutely hurt myself on these beautiful biscuits. What an amazing recipe and a must make for our next special brunch. Sharing and pinning!
Thanks Tricia and yes, absolutely perfect for a special brunch :)
I’m soooo excited you’re still on a maple syrup/bacon kick Jennifer! Keep bringin’ it because I’m loving it all! These look awesome!
Thanks Mary Ann! It’s such an awesome flavour combination :)
I could really go for one of these right now Jennifer, they look like a cross between a delicious scone and a biscuit ~ great recipe!
Thanks Sue and yes, they definitely have the sweet and savoury thing going on :)