Bacon Pancakes

This one is for all of you breakfast lovers out there. We’ve combined two favourites of the breakfast world; bacon and pancakes. And it’s incredibly easy.

As many of you already know, I do not give out my secret pancake recipe. I will, however, give you some pretty close alternatives that are tried and true. A very basic recipe that I like is from Martha Stewart, and can be tweaked as preferred:

1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
1 large egg

As mentioned in previous posts, American-style bacon is not common here in the UK. “Bacon” here is what we would consider Canadian bacon in the US. It isn’t impossible to find though. You just have to look for the term “streaky” bacon here, and that means it’s thin cut, both in width and thickness. I have found the best variety can be found at ASDA, but Sainsburys and Tesco both offer it as well.

 

Combining the two was a simple task. Due to the quick cooking time of pancakes and the greasy nature of bacon, it needs to be cooked and drained first and preferably dried off on paper towel as well.

 

Once this is complete, the bacon needs to be crumbled into small pieces. For our batch of 5 large, fluffy pancakes I used about 4 medium sized strips of bacon. There are two ways you can go from here. first up- you can pour the batter into the pan and sprinkle the crumbles on top, which is how I did it the first time. It’s similar to how to make chocolate chip pancakes, since the chips nearly always float to the bottom otherwise. The second way would be to stir the crumbles into the pancake mix, and just pour it into the pan.

After having tried it the first way I will probably choose the other way next time, but the option is yours. The bacon is light enough that it should stay suspended in the mix whilst you cook, but worst case scenario you could always keep mixing it along the way.

That’s it! Seriously, it’s that easy. Let the pancakes cook as usual and serve with butter and maple syrup, Nutella, peanut butter, jam, or whatever else you want. Delicious!