Espresso Maple Bacon Recipe

Mar 4, 2012 11:01 am

Would you like some coffee with your bacon?

We add this bacon to our scrambled egg roll with Vermont cheddar and slow-roasted tomatoes,but it’s just as delicious on a BLT or any place a smoky, sweet and wonderfully caffeinated slab of bacon is welcome!

Also see: Welcome To America Toby's Estate Coffee

maple bacon recipe
Photo: Toby's Estate
Toby's Estate coffee loaned us their espresso maple bacon recipe so we could make delicious breakfast sandwiches at home.
Servings: 2


1/2 pound thick-cut nitrate-free bacon (approximately 6-­8 slices)
1/4 cup Toby's Maple syrup (recipe below)
Toby’s Espresso-­Maple Syrup
3 shots Bedford Espresso
1/2 cup pure Vermont Maple Syrup
6 whole cardamom pods
  1. Stir together the espresso and the syrup.
  2. Add the cardamom pods and let steep together in the fridge overnight.
  3. Remove the cardamom pods.

For the Bacon:

  1. Lay the bacon out on a sheet pan. Bake in a 350-degree oven, turning once until bacon is mostly crisp but not too dry.
  2. Remove from the pan. Brush 1⁄2 teaspoon of the Espresso - Maple syrup on each slice of bacon and let cool a bit before devouring. 


Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
10 minutes, plus overnight refrigeration
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
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