Saturday, May 1, 2010

Bacon Pancakes

There is a restaurant near my house that serves the best pancakes. The restaurant closes everyday by 3, but is the perfect place to go after a night on the town. It holds the dubious honor of being one of my favorite places to go when I've gone to bed at a perfectly respectable hour on a Saturday night imbibed too much the night before. (Hi Mom!)

You might also have this fantastic pancake place near you. Its the Original Pancake House. It puts IHOP to shame. (Course IHOP is pretty gross). While they lack chocolate pancakes, they more than make up for it with bacon pancakes. You heard me right people: Bacon Pancakes.

As someone who A) dips bacon in syrup and B) imbibed too much the night before it was obvious (to me at least) that bacon pancakes were the way to go. Unfortunately for me, I could only eat 2 before I was full. Luckily, I have a boyfriend who is more than willing to pick up the slack.
And in the spirit of pancakes (and bacon) I now present you with the book of the week. Drum roll is: If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff.

Its not bad form to put the pig in the pancake is it? It probably is. I just love irony and have a sick and twisted sense of humor.

So, here is my version of the bacon pancake. There an extra step, but it makes all the difference, that is if you're into impossibly light and fluffy pancakes. The exact same recipe in the waffle iron and they are incredibly crispy.

Bacon Pancakes
This is the exact same batter recipe I use for plain pancakes. If you leave the bacon out, add 1 tsp of vanilla to the batter with the milk. It makes about a dozen 5 inch pancakes. 

 1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted butter
2 large eggs separated
12 slices bacon, cooked till crispy (about 1 slice per pancake)

Preheat griddle or large pan over medium heat. In a large bowl whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Add milk, egg yolks and butter. Whisk just enough to combine. In another bowl whisk egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter.

Butter griddle. Pour 1/3 cup of batter into the pan. Sprinkle 1 slice of bacon onto the pancake. When the top of the pancake is covered in bubbles and some have popped open, flip the pancake and cook until lightly browned. Serve with warm maple syrup.


  1. Oh my! I must make this! How brilliant is it putting the bacon in the pancake!? I love it! :D

  2. Bacon and maple syrup are perfect together... pancakes too... divine, Deanna!

  3. These remind me of the brown sugar bacon waffles I made a while ago. If the end result is anything similar, it is totally worth it to put the pig in the pancake. Ha ha.

  4. Ok, I'm so making this Silverfox. He. will. love. me. forever!

  5. These were so good. And a hit even with people who were turned off by the bacon/syrup combo. (I wonder about my friends sometimes)

    Dana- I am trying your waffles ASAP. I love waffles. Brown sugar and bacon? Genius.

  6. There's nothing more delicious than bacon dipped in syrup! These pancakes are a dream come true.