Maple Bacon Pancakes
I said I was going to post an Asian meatball sub recipe last week. But I decided to post a slightly more simple recipe just because I had a lot going on during the weekend. But fellas, if you have a lady friend and you want to impress her with breakfast in bed. Waking her up with maple bacon pancakes is definitely the answer. And the same goes for you ladies if you are trying to impress your guy friend. Quick and easy, but just requires that little bit of extra effort to make a wicked breakfast/brunch.
These pancakes are super fluffy, and they are quite filling so you won’t be super hangry (hungry and angry) throughout the day. And to be honest, this may be my new favourite way to serve pancakes. But what is your favourite way to have them? Do you prefer them with berries, other kinds of fruit or just keeping it simple with a bit of honey?
Now I have to confess, I have never been a fan of the whole sweet and savoury together vibe. For example, (and brace yourself because you may hate me for this) you will never see me put pineapple on a pizza. Both are great but I’ve never enjoyed them together. Even pork with applesauce, or turkey with cranberry sauce. I honestly just prefer to make a really nice gravy or something like that. However, I think that browning and crisping up maple syrup coated bacon in a hot oven is one of the few sweet and savoury blends I have actually enjoyed. The saltiness of the bacon just cuts through the sweetness really nicely.
As always thank you all so much for checking out this post. I hope you have an awesome day and I will definitely be posting the Asian meatball sub next week. You are going to love it 😉
- 175g of bacon cut into 8 even pieces
- ½ a cup of maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 250mls (1 cup) of milk
- 50g grams of butter gently melted in a pot (plus extra for frying the pancakes)
- 230g of plain flour
- ½ a teaspoon of baking powder
- 3-4 sprigs of chives chopped fine
- A good pinch of salt
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius (400 degrees F).
- Put an oven proof wire rack on a baking tray. Dip the bacon in maple syrup and let some of the excess drip off, then put on the wire rack. Make sure you keep the leftover maple syrup for serving.
- Cook the bacon in the oven for 20 minutes until crispy and golden (if you don't have the wire rack just put the bacon on the baking tray lined with baking paper).
- Meanwhile, whisk the egg, milk and melted butter together in a large bowl. Sift in your flour and baking powder, then add the chopped chives and a pinch of salt. Whisk the mixture until smooth and well combined.
- Get your pan on medium heat, then add a knob of butter. Once the butter is melted and bubbling in the pan, start adding your pancake batter about 3 spoonfuls per pancake. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side till you achieve a nice golden colour. Add more butter whenever needed.
- Once you have cooked all your pancakes and your bacon is done, you can serve them however you like. You can stack them up, top with your bacon, then drizzle with maple syrup (like I did). You can serve these pancakes with berries, honey, banana slices, whipped cream etc. Enjoy these maple bacon pancakes!