For bacon: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with heavy-duty tinfoil. Arrange bacon in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the bacon evenly with the brown sugar.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until bacon is crispy and sugar is caramelized. Remove from oven. Immediately remove bacon, using a pair of tongs, and place onto a cutting board. (DON'T USE PAPER TOWELS, the bacon will stick to them!!)
Let bacon cool, and then chop into bite-size pieces. Set aside.
For waffles: Set waffle iron on a clean, flat surface and turn on to preheat.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and brown sugar. Whisk together to blend.
In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, eggs, vanilla and buttermilk. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold in. Once mixture is almost fully incorporated, add bacon bites. Stir. Try not to over-mix the batter, it can make the waffles tough. The batter will be lumpy!
Cook waffles according to your waffle iron instructions. Serve with maple syrup and strawberries! Enjoy!