20 Maple-Bacon Recipes

Maple Bacon Crepe Stack on a white plate
Photo: virgi

Maple and bacon are flavors that are simply meant to be paired. Sweet and savory, syrupy and crispy, these two opposites combine for the ultimate taste and texture dynamic. We've rounded up our best maple-bacon recipes, ranging from breakfast classics like crepes and pancakes, to sweet treats such as fudge and cookies. We have a few savory dishes in between, of course.

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Candied Bacon

Candied Bacon on a rack
Chef John

If you're a fan of crispy bacon, you'll love this extra crunchy candied version. Each strip is lacquered in a blend of maple syrup, rice vinegar, and brown sugar before baking.

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Maple Bacon Monkey Bread

Maple Bacon Monkey Bread on a yellow plate

Fun for a few morning guests or big family breakfasts, this monkey bread gets a decadent upgrade by being drizzled in maple syrup and studded with an entire package of bacon. Reviewer Mary describes it as "gooey and sweet with a nice salty contrast from the bacon."

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Maple Bacon Milkshake

Maple Bacon Milkshake
Matt Wencl

They say bacon makes everything better, and that even seems to include milkshakes. "Every scrumptious mouthful of rich mapley vanilla melts away to into salty-savory maple-candied bacon bliss," says recipe creator Matt Wencl.

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Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon in a white bowl
Caroline Thomas Russo

Even the most staunch Brussels sprouts haters will be tempted by this recipe. The sprouts caramelize to perfection when roasted in a blend of olive oil and maple syrup. They're finished off with a sprinkling of crispy bacon.

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Maple Bacon Crepe Stack

Maple Bacon Crepe Stack on a white plate

Easy to serve as either breakfast or dessert, this maple bacon crepe dish it's sure to be enjoyed no matter the time of day you eat it. Sweet crepes are stacked together for an impressive presentation; each layer is smothered in maple syrup and bacon pieces.

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Maple-Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

close up of broken cookies

It's hard to believe the classic chocolate chip cookie can be improved, but this recipe gives it a run for its money. Rich maple extract and finely chopped bacon lend a sweet and salty taste to each bite.

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Marinated Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

Marinated Scallops Wrapped in Bacon on a white plate

"This sweet and salty, melt-in-your-mouth appetizer is sure to please anyone," says recipe creator Gabsmom. The scallops are marinated in a maple-Dijon blend before being wrapped with bacon and baked to perfection.

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Oh Canada Maple Bacon Cake

Oh Canada Maple Bacon Cake

A nod to Canada's affinity for all things maple, this cake is a creative way to dress up boxed cake mix. Flavored with maple-cured bacon and the sweet syrup itself, you'll have a hard time stopping after one slice.

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Baked Brie with Maple Caramelized Apples and Spiced Praline Bacon

top-down view of baked brie topped with a sweet and crunchy apple, bacon, and pecan mixture served in a green dish
Alexandra Villegas

Looking for an appetizer that's impressive in both appearance and taste? Then turn to this gooey baked brie. Layered up with chopped bacon, maple-infused apples, and fresh rosemary, it will be the star of your next event's spread.

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Chocolate-Stout Cupcakes with Maple-Bacon Frosting

Chocolate-Stout Cupcakes with Maple-Bacon Frosting on a blue background

Boldly flavored chocolate stout cupcakes are made even more heavenly with a rich frosting and a maple-coated bacon topping. Want extra bold maple flavor? Follow reviewer jasvanek's suggestion and swap in maple extract to replace the vanilla extract in the frosting.

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Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Bacon and Caramelized Onions

sweet potatoes with caramelized onions

This recipe is a perfect example of how you only need a handful of ingredients to create a wow-worthy dish. Perfectly roasted sweet potatoes are tossed with chopped bacon, caramelized onions, and a drizzle of maple syrup to create this tasty side.

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Caramelized Maple Apple Pie with Candied Bacon Crumble

Caramelized Maple Apple Pie with Candied Bacon Crumble on a white platter with plates stacked
Ashley Baron Rodriguez

"The holidays deserve a pie worthy of its occasion," says recipe creator Ashley Baron Rodriguez. "This towering pie is piled high with apples that bathe in a deep maple caramel with a slight tang from cider vinegar. It's topped with a buttery crumble studded with crispy candied bacon."

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Bacon Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies With Maple Glaze

close up of Bacon Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies With Maple Glaze

Studded with salty bacon and drenched in a maple syrup glaze, these definitely aren't your mom's oatmeal cookies. Reviewer Jodi Moreno raves, "These cookies are the BOMB!"

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Bacon Jam

Bacon Jam next to a roast beef sandwich

Don't get overwhelmed at the long ingredients list that goes into this bacon jam recipe, each inclusion — from the whiskey and maple syrup to the heady spices — creates an unforgettable and decadent condiment. Serve it slathered on burgers, spread on toasted bread, or stuff into breakfast biscuits.

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'Nuff Said Maple Bacon Fudge

Maple Bacon Fudge on a napkin
Jennifer Baker

Your basic chocolate fudge gets a rich upgrade in this unique recipe. Each bite of creamy fudge is contrasted with a topping of crispy and salty maple bacon.

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Bacon Pancake Strips with Maple-Peanut Butter Sauce

Bacon Pancake Strips with Maple-Peanut Butter Sauce on a green plate
The Gruntled Gourmand

"Bacon and pancakes join together to create a fun, kid-friendly breakfast," shares recipe creator themoodyfoodie. "The strips are easy for little hands to pick up and the sauce is delicious for dipping. The whole family will love this recipe!

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Maple-Bacon Biscuits

Maple-Bacon Biscuits on a white plate

Rolling out of bed for breakfast just got a little easier (and tastier) thanks to these sweet and salty biscuits. Serve with a pat of maple butter to complete this tasty treat.

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Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Buttercream Frosting

Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Buttercream Frosting on a wooden background
Chef Mo

Get the best parts of breakfast in a single bite with these cupcakes. The batter is made with real pancake mix and the maple-bacon buttercream topping seals the deal.

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Grilled Maple-Chipotle Bacon

Maple-Chipotle Bacon on a grill
France C

Recipe creator France C swears by grilling bacon: "Not only does it save cleaning up a mess on the stove, the charred flavor is out of this world! Add to that the sweet-heat kick of maple and chipotle and you've got yourself quite the breakfast treat."

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Maple Bacon Pancake

Maple Bacon Pancake on a white plate
Claudette Dodd

This recipe is perfect for if you want the whole family to enjoy the taste of maple bacon pancakes, without having to stand over the stovetop for hours flipping. The maple syrup-infused batter is covered in bacon and baked up in a pie pan.

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Get More Bacon Ideas

Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes
Jennifer Baker

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