Oven Roasted Bacon with Maple Syrup

Oven roasted bacon with maple syrup is on the menu for our lazy Sunday morning.  And it goes perfectly with my favorite pancakes.  There’s nothing like the smell of bacon cooking.  This recipe is so easy and quick.  The bacon cooks in the oven on a wire rack.  Most of the fat drips off and you don’t need to worry about splattering your stove and getting it all messy.  The secret to this recipe is to use real maple syrup.  Not that high-fructose corn syrup fake stuff.  If all you’ve got is the fake stuff, hey, I’m not the syrup police but I’m telling you, the real stuff makes all the difference here.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  This will catch all the fat drippings and make clean-up a little easier.

Spray a cooling rack with non-stick cooking spray.  The non-stick spray will keep the bacon from sticking to the rack.

Place the cooling rack on top of the foil-lined baking sheet.

Lay the bacon flat in strips side-by-side by not touching, or else they will stick together.

Bake for 15-20 minutes and remove the bacon from the oven just as it starts to turn golden.  You want to take it out when it’s mostly cooked but still has a bit to go.

Real maple syrup makes such a difference.

Brush the maple syrup on the bacon slices and return to the oven for about 5 – 7 more minutes.

Remove bacon and place on a paper-towel lined plate.

Serve with your favorite breakfast entrée.

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Oven Roasted Bacon with Maple Syrup

  • Author: Kathleen
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Ingredients

1 pound center-cut bacon
¼ cup pure maple syrup

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
This will catch all the fat drippings and make clean-up a little easier.
Spray a cooling rack with non-stick cooking spray. The non-stick spray will keep the bacon from sticking to the rack.
Place the cooling rack on top of the foil-lined baking sheet.
Lay the bacon flat in strips side-by-side by not touching, or else they will stick together.
Bake for 15-20 minutes and remove the bacon from the oven just as it starts to turn golden. You want to take it out when it’s mostly cooked but still has a bit to go.
Brush the maple syrup on the bacon slices and return to the oven for about 5 – 7 more minutes.
Remove bacon and place on a paper-towel lined plate.
Serve with your favorite breakfast entree.

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