Maple and Brown Sugar Bacon Recipe

Maple and brown sugar glazed bacon
Diana Rattray
Ratings (29)
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 to 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
299 Calories
20g Fat
11g Carbs
18g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 299
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 830mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 18g
Calcium 17mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Serve these baked maple and brown sugar glazed bacon strips as part of a hearty breakfast with pancakes or French toast. Alternatively, cut the bacon strips into pieces before baking and use the glazed pieces on appetizers or in burger mixtures. The bacon would make an excellent topping for chicken or turkey burgers. Crumble the bacon and add it to a pan of cornbread or these apple muffins.

This bacon is so easy to make—be sure to line the baking pan with foil so you won't have a baked-on mess to clean off the pan. If you want to spice the bacon strips up a bit, sprinkle lightly with some cinnamon sugar just before baking.

Save the collected maple, and bacon flavored drippings to replace other fats for flavorful sauteed meat or vegetables. Or add the drippings to homemade cornbread or cornbread muffins.

This is a great snack or breakfast bacon recipe, glazed and baked to perfection. Or cook the bacon until it's flexible but not crispy and use it to wrap around a meatloaf or pork tenderloins.

Ingredients

  • 12 to 16 ounces bacon, thick sliced
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Line a rimmed jelly roll pan, half sheet pan, or roasting pan with foil. The pan should be large enough to hold a large cake cooling rack. Place a large cooling rack in the pan and brush a little vegetable oil over the rack. Or spray the rack with vegetable oil cooking spray. 

  3. Lay the bacon strips over the rack, overlapping slightly if necessary.

  4. Combine the brown sugar and maple syrup in a bowl or small saucepan. Heat just until warm (stovetop or microwave). Brush the warmed sugar mixture over the bacon strips.

  5. Bake the bacon in the preheated oven for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until nicely browned slightly crisp.

  6. Serve the sweet maple flavored bacon with pancakes or French toast, or use the bacon as a topping for burgers or appetizers. 

For added flavor, consider sprinkling the bacon strips lightly with cayenne pepper and freshly ground black pepper for an unexpected burst of heat. Or add some sriracha sauce or sambal to the maple mixture.