Make the waffle batter and the maple butter in advance. Whisk together the waffle mix, water, oil, egg, and vanilla. Whisk to combine — don’t worry about some lumps and don’t over mix the batter. Set aside to rest.
Mash the butter, maple syrup, maple sugar, vanilla and orange zest in a small bowl. Set aside.
We’re using the Ninja Belgian Waffle Maker Pro because the upright design means you get batter into every nook and cranny for perfect, crispy waffles every time. Heat the waffle maker to medium high heat and then fill with waffle batter. Each waffle will use about ½ cup waffle batter depending on your iron. Move the finished waffles to a cooling rack and keep them warm while you cook the bacon and eggs. You should end up with about 4 to 6 finished waffles to make 8 to 12 sliders.
When the waffles are complete, cook the bacon and eggs to your liking. We’re using our Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill to cook the bacon over medium high until crisp followed by the eggs over easy.
Divide the waffles into their 4 squares. Serve the waffles with a smear of maple butter, a few pieces of bacon and an egg between two waffle pieces.