Maple-Bacon Pancakes

Cindi Bauer

By
@DomesticGoddess

I happen to come across this unusual pancake recipe at food.com, which Meredith F originally posted the recipe. These pancakes are very good. Also, when making these pancakes, be sure to use real pure maple syrup.


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Serves:

About 20 pancakes

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

12 slices
bacon (l used a pound of bacon)
2 cups
flour
2 tsp.
baking powder
1/2 tsp.
baking soda
1/2 tsp.
salt
2 cups
low-fat buttermilk
1/2 cup
pure maple syrup, plus more for serving
2 large
eggs, lightly beaten
6 tablesp.
unsalted butter, melted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels, then crumble bacon into pieces. Reserve drippings and wipe out skillet.
2
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. (Heat oven only if your going to keep pancakes warm.) I eliminated this process.
3
In a medium size bowl whisk together, the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
4
In another bowl whisk together, the buttermilk, maple syrup, eggs, and the unsalted butter. Add to flour mixture, and whisk until just combined (batter may have lumps).
5
Heat 1 teaspoon of the reserved bacon drippings in a skillet over medium-low heat. (I omitted using the bacon drippings, and for each pancake made, I added a teaspoon of Canola oil to the skillet.)
6
For each pancake, arrange some of the bacon pieces in a circle in skillet.
7
Slowly pour 1/3 cup of batter over the bacon, starting in center and moving outward in a swirling motion, to prevent bacon from shifting. Cook until small bubbles form on surface.
8
Flip, and cook until golden brown. Transfer finished pancakes to a baking sheet, and keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve pancakes with syrup.