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Maple Bacon BLT Sandwiches

These Maple Bacon BLT Sandwiches take a classic BLT to the next level of deliciousness with the addition of homemade sweet-and-spicy maple bacon!

Lightly toasted bread, plenty of creamy mayonnaise, cool and crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and thick slices of maple-glazed bacon with a little kick of heat…it’s the perfect combination of ingredients that make these some of the best BLTs ever!

If you’re like me and are a big fan of the scrumptious simplicity that is a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, then I bet you’ll also fall head-over-heels in love with this yummy twist on the original.

And with this one, it’s all about the bacon, baby!

We’ll be using my recipe for Sweet and Spicy Maple Bacon that I shared in my last post. It’s smoky, salty, sweet and spicy, and it transforms these BLTs into something extra-special.

It’s totally worth the tiny bit of extra effort it takes to make the maple bacon (and I do mean tiny…the extra steps are just brushing on some maple syrup and sprinkling on some black pepper and cayenne pepper while the bacon is baking in the oven).

We love it so much that this is pretty much the only way we make BLTs in our house these days.

So give these maple bacon BLTs a try for lunch or a sandwich-night dinner. I bet they’ll become one of your favorites too!

Ingredients You Need

Note: Ingredient amounts are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

the ingredients needed to make maple bacon BLT sandwiches; each ingredient is labeled
  • Homemade Sweet and Spicy Maple Bacon (<–click the link to go to my recipe)
  • White bread (I recommend using a heartier bread; it will hold up better in these sandwiches)
  • Mayonnaise (adds flavor, moisture and creaminess)
  • Iceberg lettuce (for that fresh, crisp crunch)
  • Tomatoes (get the best ripe and juicy tomatoes you can for the best flavor)
  • Salt and pepper (you’ve got to season those tomatoes so they taste even better)

How to Make Maple Bacon BLT Sandwiches

Note: This is just a brief overview of the steps. For the full printable recipe with ingredient amounts and detailed instructions, please go to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

cooked maple bacon on a wire rack set over a baking sheet

Make the Sweet and Spicy Maple Bacon according to that recipe’s instructions.

a collage of 2 images; one shows 4 slices of toasted bread on a tray and the other shows 2 slices of the toasted bread on a plate slathered with mayonnaise

Lightly toast the bread, then assemble each sandwich. Start each one by slathering 2 slices of the toasted bread with mayonnaise.

the two pieces of toasted bread slathered with mayonnaise on a plate with lettuce leaves arranged on one of the slices of bread

Arrange lettuce on top of the mayonnaise on one slice of bread.

2 slices of toasted bread slathered with mayonnaise on a plate with lettuce and tomatoes seasoned with salt and pepper arranged on one slice of the bread

Top the lettuce with tomato slices; season the tomatoes with salt and pepper.

two slices of toasted bread slathered with mayonnaise with lettuce, tomatoes and maple bacon arranged on one of the slices of bread

Arrange slices of maple bacon on top of the tomatoes.

close up of half of a maple bacon BLT sandwich on a white plate with the other half of the sandwich and another sandwich in the background with text that says enjoy

Top the sandwich with the second piece of toasted bread and slice the sandwich in half. Enjoy!

Recipe Tips & Tidbits

  • You want to just lightly toast the bread when making BLTs; it should be lightly golden rather than dark, and it should be a little crisp on the outside but not all the way through.
    • If you toast it too much, beware! You run the risk of the bread becoming too crumbly and falling apart while you are eating the sandwich (not to mention that it can wreak havoc with the roof of your mouth).
  • Tear/cut the lettuce and/or bacon as needed to fit the sandwich.
  • Don’t assemble BLTs ahead of time, as they will lose that freshness and can become soggy rather quickly.
    • You can prepare the maple bacon ahead of time, though, so that all you have to do is give it a quick reheat in the microwave, prep the lettuce, slice the tomatoes, and assemble the sandwiches when you are ready to eat. Keep the cooked bacon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days.
4 halves of maple bacon BLTs on a white plate

Substitutions & Variations

  • If you’re not into spicy heat, you can make the maple bacon without the black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  • Use other types of bread: whole wheat, multigrain, sourdough, rye…whatever you like best.
  • Although I think that the fresh crisp crunch of iceberg lettuce is best for BLTs, you can use any kind of lettuce you prefer. Romaine is my second choice because it’s pretty crisp and crunchy as well.
    • If you want to try softer, more delicate lettuces like butter lettuce, spring mix or even something fancier like arugula or watercress, go right ahead!
  • Try adding one of these: a few slices of avocado (extra creaminess and goodness), a fried egg (for a great breakfast sandwich) or a slice or two of cheese. Any of these would be super yummy!
  • And, of course, if you want a classic BLT sandwich, you can just cook up a batch of bacon as you normally would and use that instead of the maple bacon.
2 halves of a maple bacon BLT sandwich stacked on a white plate

What to Serve With Maple Bacon BLT Sandwiches

You can serve these maple bacon BLTs with lots of different sides. Some of my favorites are: potato chips, French fries, onion rings, macaroni salad, potato salad, coleslaw, pickles, and tomato soup. You really can’t go wrong with any of these!

I hope you try this Maple Bacon BLT Sandwiches recipe and love it as much as I do. Thanks for visiting today!

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More Sandwich Recipes To Try

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maple bacon BLT sandwich on a white plate

Maple Bacon BLT Sandwiches

These Maple Bacon BLT Sandwiches take a classic BLT to the next level of deliciousness with the addition of homemade sweet-and-spicy maple bacon!
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Author: Michelle
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 2 sandwiches
Estimated Calories: 778

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Sweet and Spicy Maple Bacon, click the link to go to the recipe
  • 4 slices white bread, a heartier bread is recommended, as it will hold up better
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 to 6 leaves iceberg lettuce
  • 2 small tomatoes, sliced about ¼ inch thick (I use tomatoes that are about 2 inches in diameter)
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Make the Sweet and Spicy Maple Bacon according to the recipe instructions. Please click the link to go to the recipe.
  • When the bacon is out of the oven and resting, lightly toast the bread (you can do this in a toaster, toaster oven, air fryer, under the broiler…whichever method you prefer).
  • Evenly spread 1 tablespoon of the mayonnaise on each slice of toasted bread (one side).

To Assemble Each Sandwich:

  • Place half of the lettuce on top of the mayonnaise on one slice of toasted bread (tear or fold the lettuce leaves as needed to better fit the sandwich).
  • Arrange half of the tomato slices on top of the lettuce; season with salt and pepper.
  • Arrange half of the maple bacon slices on top of the tomatoes (I like to cut my bacon slices in half so they fit the sandwich better).
  • Top the sandwich with a second piece of toasted bread (mayonnaise side down).
  • Slice each sandwich in half, serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • The prep and cook times shown above include the time for cooking the maple bacon.
  • You want to just lightly toast the bread when making BLTs; it should be lightly golden rather than dark, and it should be a little crisp on the outside but not all the way through.
    • If you toast it too much, beware! You run the risk of the bread becoming too crumbly and falling apart while you are eating the sandwich (not to mention that it can wreak havoc with the roof of your mouth).
  • Please refer to the post for additional tips, information on substitutions and variations, and serving suggestions.
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