Amazing Bacon Pancakes Recipe
It’s midnight and I’m craving something sweet, yet salty. Aside from thinking I’m a fatty, you know you have those urges too, and here is how to satisfy it.
After I pondered on what I was going to make, the lightbulb turned on. How about mixing pancakes and bacon together?? I mean, chicken and waffles works incredibly well together so why not bacon and pancakes? Your first bite usually is hit by a wave of sweet inebriation and then a savory salty finish on the palate.
Bacon Pancakes Recipe
Here’s what you need:
- 2 cups All-Purpose Flour (Sifted Please)
- 1/2 lb of Bacon (or however much you crave)
- 2.5 teaspoons Baking Powder
- 1.5 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- Generous pinch of Kosher Salt
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1.75 cups Milk
- 2 tablespoons Melted Butter
This is a very basic pancake recipe, with the revisions of more salt and of course, yours truly, the bacon.
Before assembling the pancakes, prepare the bacon in your desired method. I usually do it in the pan in which I would be cooking the pancakes in, so you can use the left over drippings (if you are worried about being healthy, you’re probably in the wrong place since this post is about BACON and PANCAKES).
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and your freshly fried bacon.
- In a separate bowl, combine your wet ingredients: the melted butter, milk, and eggs.
- Combine all of them together, stirring only enough to mix thoroughly (around 10 full mixing motions, don’t worry if there are small pockets of flour). This creates a lighter and fluffier batter.
- Heat an electric skillet or the pan you made your bacon in on medium heat (350 degrees for the electric skillet) and scoop out some batter and proceed the making the pancakes.
- The pancakes generally need to be flipped when you see bubbles forming around the sides and if the bottom is golden brown and crispy. (The more bacon drippings the crisper your pancake will be! And not to mention the more bacon flavored)
- Store the pancakes you aren’t eating in a 200 degree oven.
- Serve with a pat of butter and REAL warm maple syrup!
The combination of salty and sweet from the bacon and maple syrup compliment each other well and you have the added bonus of the smokiness from the bacon permeating the soft and fluffy pancakes.. mmm….you’ll be in for a good nights rest after this!