If you want to have a drool-worthy morning, give these pancakes a go. Soft and fluffy pancakes topped with crispy, sweet and salty candy like strips of bacon.
This is a fantastic recipe to make especially for the holidays or weekends. Bed in breakfast for the partner, or an exciting brunch for the family. I mean, how can you not like bacon with pancakes right?
Why maple syrup and bacon you ask?
Ok, so I have never been the biggest fan of mixing sweet and savory. And yes, that does mean I am not a fan of pineapple on pizza. However, there are some exceptions and maple glazed bacon is one of them. That sweetness of the maple syrup just allows you to taste that saltiness of the bacon even more.
Once you pair that with the soft fluffy pancakes, you can’t go wrong!
How do I get my pancakes thick and fluffy?
Here are a few tips you can use to help achieve a nice thick pancake.
- The batter is thick:
This is very simple, the thicker the batter, the thicker the pancake. And the thinner the batter, the thinner the pancake. And of course, you make a thin batter to make crepes. Pretty easy concept to understand right? OK, let’s move on
- Raising agent:
Adding baking powder to your batter will make the pancake rise a bit. However, it is important not to add too much because then you’ll start to taste a horrible sour bitter flavour in your pancakes.
- Don’t spread the batter out too much:
You don’t need to coat the entire pan with the batter just to make 1 pancake. If you watch the video in the recipe box below, you’ll notice that I just add a few spoonfuls, spread the batter a tiny bit and that’s it. And since these pancakes are thick, there is no need to make pancakes with a big circumference.
Also, just a side note, don’t leave the better for too long before making your pancakes. I find that if you leave the batter over a long period of time the mixture can go a bit flat. So to get the best result, start cooking your pancakes as soon as you can after making the batter.
Use a oven-proof wire rack to cook your bacon.
I always forget about this tip and should apply it more often when cooking other things. And don’t get me wrong, if you cook your bacon in a tray lined with some baking paper, it will still turn out great. However, cooking the bacon on a wire rack (oh, and make sure the wire rack is oven-proof) allows for more air flow, which means it will crisp up more effectively.
And as you can see, all of the fat and grease will drip down, so your bacon won’t get greasy. Unlike when you cook the bacon on the surface of a tray.
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Maple Bacon Pancakes
- 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 a wire rack that's oven proof just put the bacon on the 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!
Don't spread your pancakes too far out in the pan.
Don't leave your batter sitting for too long. Cook the pancakes soon after making the batter.
If you can, cook your bacon on an ovenproof wire rack rather than in a tray.
Serve these pancakes with whatever else you like. Fruit, yoghurt, honey, lemon juice etc.