If you are a fan of the totally awesome animated show “Adventure Time” and also spend any amount of time on the internet, you may have come across this completely get-in-your-head music video…
Anytime I think of it, or if someone says the words “Bacon Pancakes” it is inevitable that this song will then be on repeat in my brain for the rest of the day…or until I make me some bacon pancakes.
So one recent Saturday morning when I actually had some bacon in my fridge, I decided to whip up a batch. And M was most pleased.
Jake the dog’s song says it all – Bacon pancakes…make some bacon and you put it in a pancake!
Here’s my step-by-step for your own delicious meat-candy filled breakfast delight!
First! Start with the bacon.
For 2 people, I found that 4 strips of bacon was plenty. If you’re cooking for more, or have more of an appetite, adjust accordingly!
I like to use the baking method for my bacon. It ensures evenly cooked, flat bacon, and you don’t have to keep an eye on it. Leaving you to do other things!
If you’ve never baked bacon, here’s how I do it: line a baking sheet with foil (for easy clean-up) and fold the edges to contain all the grease. Place your baking sheet into a cold oven, then turn it on to 350 degrees, and let cook for about 15-20 minutes. (Check at 15, and leave in until it is the level of crispiness you like!)
Next! While your bacon cooks, mix up your pancake batter. Just your favorite recipe, be it a box mix or from scratch. My go-to recipe comes from my Joy Of Cooking cookbook. It is my go-to for a lot of basic recipes. 🙂
When your bacon is done, drain on paper towels and cut each piece in half.
Then! In a pre-heated pan or griddle over medium heat, add your first dollop of batter.
Then while the batter is still mostly uncooked, place 2 pieces of your bacon on top. Gently squish them on in there.
And finally, drizzle some more batter on top of the bacon, to totally encase them in pancake.
Then cook as normal! When you see lots of bubbles forming through the top, you know it’s ready to flip.
The final stages, of course, are to slather with maple syrup and enjoy!
They look like normal pancakes, but with a secret delicious surprise inside. ;-P
These make a decadent, yet very easy breakfast. And I dare you not to sing that song the entire time you make them 😉