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Coffee Bacon Waffle Sandwiches

You know food is good when  the chatter around the table stops. When all the talking has come to a halt because everyone is so busy savoring each bite.

That's what this sandwich does. Crunchy waffles spread with a creamy sweet, spicy spread, fresh peppery arugula, and the show stopper.... candied coffee bacon.  I know coffee bacon sounds strange. It is not. It is genius, it is delicious, it is just wonderful. This whole sandwich deserves millions of beautiful words written about it, but I can't think of even a few. So I'm just going to be quiet. Eat another one and tell you all to go make one too.

Coffee Bacon Waffle Sandwiches
Recipe adapted from Joy the Baker's Coffee Bacon Sandwiches


8 slices of bacon
1/4 cup ground coffee
4 tbs dark brown sugar divided
2 tbs maple syrup
2 tbs water
4 cooked waffles
4 oz cream cheese (softened)
4 medjool dates pitted and chopped
2 tbs lemon juice
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
handful of baby arugula


In a small bowl mix, coffee, 2 tbs brown sugar, maple syrup, and water together. In a large Tupperware container lay bacon out flat, it is ok if they overlap. Spread coffee mixture all over the bacon making sure it is all covered.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

When you are ready to prepare the bacon, preheat oven to 375.

Lay bacon out flat on a baking sheet, using a paper towel wipe some (NOT ALL) of the coffee grounds off the top of the bacon. Sprinkle top with remaining brown sugar.

Bake for 15 minutes or until desired crispness. 

While the bacon is baking, prepare your spread. In a small bowl mix cream cheese, dates, lemon and pepper flakes together. Spread over the tops of each waffle, place a layer of arugula on top of each one. 

Once bacon has finished baking, allow to drain on a paper towel and then place 2 slices of bacon on each sandwich.

Then stuff your face and repeat. 



  1. WOAH! Now that's one amazing breakfast! PS: Love the pics, Carrie!!!

    1. Thank you! Best breakfast I have had in ages!

  2. These look amazing! Your photos are totally stunning too!

  3. Your pictures keep getting better and better, Carrie. Nice work! And I love what you did with the bacon. Very creative :)

    1. Thank you! I love you.... but how do you not like bacon and coffee? Crazy girl. I hope you make this sometime. It's Joys best recipe I swear. (though I'm a bacon addict)

  4. Coffee bacon? You are onto something my friend. These look amazing. I don't eat much bacon, but this would definitely get me to have it! And seriously - wonderful pictures too!

    1. It's Joy the Bakers idea, she's a total genius! I've never had bacon this good.... who would have thought bacon could be this awesome?!

  5. Oh wow. I am not even hungry but I want this in a bad way! So creative :)

  6. OK. My brain just fell out of my head. Send me one of these sammies to help me heal? FANTASTIC IDEA!

  7. Can I just like, come live with you and eat for free? HOLY OMG Carrie. These are amazeballs.

  8. Oh wow, this sandwich is genius :) I love it, I must try this!

  9. Mmmmmm...fatty pig meat! Oh bacon, how i love you. I've candied it before with brown sugar but never with coffee. This sammich looks amazing, Carrie - especially the use of waffles instead of bread. Brilliant!

  10. I do black pepper brown sugar bacon a lot. But this looks awesome and I can't wait to try. Love the date cream cheese combined with this!


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