Spiced Maple Candied Bacon Recipe

*This article was originally published on Thrivemarket.com/blog

A crisp slice of bacon alongside Young Athlete’s scramble or shortstack breakfast might be the perfect protein and carb combinations. But when you add a few sweet and spicy ingredients like maple syrup, paprika, and cinnamon, bacon gets even better!

Yield: 5 servings

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


10 slices smoked bacon

1 tablespoon paprika 

1 tablespoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg 

3 tablespoons maple syrup 



Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a resealable bag, add paprika, cinnamon, and nutmeg; toss until combined. Add bacon slices, massaging until bacon is coated. Arrange bacon in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until bacon begins to brown.

Remove pan from the oven and drizzle bacon slices with maple syrup. Return to oven for another 3 to 5 minutes, until the bacon is fully cooked and crispy. Remove and transfer to plate lined with paper towel (to help absorb excess grease). Serve warm with breakfast, or alongside your favorite cocktail.


Recipe credit: Angela Gaines