Monday, May 30, 2011

Apple Maple Bacon Pancakes

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
Got it

How come I don't seem to post many breakkie recipes here?
Probably because the times that I make hot ones are on weekends and they seem to be the generic eggs and bacon, french toast kinds which I assume most make too.  I suppose those are as equally important as the other posts so I am going to try to create more fun weekend mornings and start posting.
Just because I say we're having french toast doesn't necessarily mean I don't stuff it with something or create a syrup to go with it, hence this post.

For some reason I was thinking bacon in our pancakes would make sense.  Probably because you see bacon in everything lately.  Donuts and ice cream - have you seen that?! Drool!

Sometimes I like to have that little bit of porky fat on my plate (who doesn't really) but then I feel a little oinkish when I have a haystack of pancakes AND a side of bacon or vice verse, so deciding to limit the amounts by chopping it up and pretending its like a few chocolate chips made me feel more heroic for my heart. 

If you gave me a plate of bacon I would eat it, I'd feel bad afterwards but only for a few moments and if you asked me if I wanted seconds I'd say yes.
If you gave me pancakes that had bacon in it I wouldn't feel bad at all, and ask for seconds!
Everything in moderation right?

These flatcakes worked, a little sweet, a bit salty and a crunch that you don't normally have with pancakes.
We enjoyed them and will likely have them again
Maybe with a side of bacon ;)

Apple Maple Bacon Pancakes

4-6 strips of bacon, cubed and pre cooked
1 c. all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)

1 tbsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp.baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. buttermilk
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1 large egg
2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
1 apple cored and cubed (I prefer gala)

Pre cut and cook your bacon in a cast iron skillet, drain on a paper towel until the batter is combined.

In a bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and apple chunks. Add in buttermilk, melted butter, egg and maple syrup. Stir until just combined, lumps are alright.

(You can add in the pieces of bacon now or you can sprinkle them onto the one side of the pancake before you flip - your choice.)
Place a few tbsp. of batter for each cake into a skillet.  Once bubbles begin to form and pop you are ready to flip.

Enjoy with extra syrup, butter, whipped cream, jam or nothing at all!
What's your favorite pancake recipe?
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  1. mmmm..anything bacon and I am in! This looks amazingly delicious!!!! Yummy recipe!!

  2. Wow!apple a day keeps a doctor away but is a good way to taste an apple a day.