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September 4, 2011

Bacon Pancakes with Maple-Peanut Butter Syrup

I love breakfast food. The sweet, the savory, the salty, the meaty, the breads, all of it. And pancakes are no exception. I didn't really start eating them until I was older and could make them on my own. I've made them with Bisquick mix, as well as homemade. This recipe comes from Betty Crocker and is a jazzed-up version using Bisquick mix.

I did think these pancakes were a bit too sweet. I know, I'm shocked too! PJ doesn't care about bacon as much as I do. Sometimes I think I'm crazy for being with someone who doesn't share my love of bacon :)  Just kidding, just kidding. But strangely, the bacon inside of the pancakes didn't do much for me, and neither did the sauce. Maybe it was the combination of the peanut butter syrup, which was a bit overpowering and sweet. If I made this again, I would definitely not pour as much peanut butter syrup on top of the pancakes. I'm usually a sauce kinda gurl, but sometimes I'll admit too much can be a turn off.

We cooked the whole peanut butter syrup recipe, since I thought I would love it. And we halved the pancakes recipe. I didn't have an electric mixer - it's on my want list - so I just beat it with my hands really well. Instead of real bacon pieces from a package, I cooked 4 slices of bacon, measured out 1/4 cup, and ate the rest.


You guys knew that would happen :)

Bacon Pancakes with Maple-Peanut Butter Syrup
slightly adapted from Betty Crocker

* Yields: 6 pancakes total ( 2 servings of 3 pancakes each)

Maple-Peanut Butter Syrup
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup Original Bisquick mix
  • 3/8 cup milk
  • 1/8 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
For syrup, in a small microwave-safe bowl, beat peanut butter and butter with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Beat in 1/2 cup syrup until well mixed. Heat in the microwave to warm the syrup.

Heat a nonstick 12-inch skillet over medium-low heat.

In a medium bowl, stir all the pancake ingredients except the bacon with a wire whisk or fork until blended. Stir in crumbled bacon.

For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup batter onto hot skillet. Cook 2 or 3 minutes or until edges are dry and batter starts to bubble. Turn, cook other side until golden brown. Serve pancakes with syrup.

Oh, and do you see that pic on the Betty Crocker site? Those beautiful, perfectly browned pancakes? And I've seen many blogs that just have gorgeous pancakes that are nice and thick but also golden brown. Mine always turn out thin, they've got the sag and flimsy effect, and when I try to get them golden brown they sometimes burn a bit. Practice makes perfect, I guess. At least I've got some great inspiration from which to improve!

Peace, and bacon grease!


laxsupermom said...

Mmmm...Bacon Pancakes - sounds like a terrific first day of school breakfast for the boys. They'll be so excited. Thanks for sharing.

Taste and Tell said...

Oh wow - those look amazing!! What a great change up on a boxed mix!!

Mary said...

Maple Peanut Butter Syrup? That sounds divine!

Cassie said...

I've actually made a version of that syrup before and put it over chocolate chip pancakes. It is definitely sweet, but I love it. :) I also love the idea of bacon pancakes! I recently saw an idea on Pinterest where you cook an entire slice of bacon into a pancake. THAT seems like it would be right up your alley, and really give you the bang for your bacon buck! :)

Unknown said...

You had me at bacon!!!

Desi said...

@ Barefeet in the Kitchen - I know, it sounded so good to me too! Maybe I will give it a try again and just not drench my pancakes in the sauce :)

@ Cassie - Yes I think I would like those pancakes with an entire slice of bacon in them. Pinterest is amazing :)

Unknown said...

BACON!!! Peanut Butter!!! Yowza! I would like this for breakfast this morning... pretty please? Yummy.

kyleen said...

I love bacon and I love pancakes. This is like Epic Meal Time (:

Desi said...

@ Kyleen - Breakfast for dinner is genius! I could eat bacon and pancakes for any meal :)

laxsupermom said...

Just wanted you to know that I made bacon pancakes for the boys for the first day of school and gave you a shout out, but forgot to let you know with the craziness of the last couple of days.