To prepare the waffles, cook bacon and butter in a skillet until crisp.
In a bowl beat egg yolks with the milk and then add the butter and bacon the the yolk/milk mixture.
Chop the pecans.
In a bowl combine pecans, cornmeal, flour, salt and baking powder. Stir dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
Beat egg whites until the reach the soft peak stage and then fold them into the batter.
Cook waffles in a hot waffle iron until brown. If desired serve with bourbon syrup (recipe below).
To make the Bourbon syrup:.
In a saucepan bring the water and sugar to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Continue to boil without stirring until syrup thickens slightly and surface is shiny. Pour syrup into a serving bowl, and stir in pecans. Stir in whiskey and vanilla. Keep warm.