Last month we had a small dinner party at our place. At the end of the night, one of our friends asked if we had heard the song “Makin’ Bacon Pancakes” from Adventure Time. He said once you hear the song, you can never get it out of your head. He played the YouTube for our 2nd grader to ensure it would be sung in our house at all times of the day. Well, he was right. Since then, it has become an earworm. Darn him. Darn those bacon pancakes.
If you have not see the video yet, click here. You are welcome!
Fast forward to today. I had 4 slices of bacon in the fridge and a Costco-sized bag of gluten free flour on the counter. The back of the bag had a pancake recipe. It was time to get our Bacon Pancakes on!
Now I am sure you have seen the perfect tutorials online on how to make bacon pancakes. You can probably tell by now that I am not a food stylist. I take photos of how food really looks in your kitchen. This is how I make pancakes. They don’t look great. Nope.
Here is the recipe I used for the pancake batter. One note, the bag said add 1 2/3 cups of milk. I felt that was too much milk for 1 cup of flour. So I just added 1 cup of milk. This created a thicker batter. Just my preference.
The bacon I used was the nitrate free bacon from Lucky Market. It’s a thicker cut of bacon. I was pretty lazy today, so I cut the bacon in half and microwaved it to cook it. 3 minutes or so on high. Then I pat it dry with a paper towel.
I prepared the batter as listed on the bag. (again I altered the milk amount) I played with variations on how to assemble the bacon and pancake mix in the pan. The first batch, I put the cooked bacon in the pan and spooned on the batter. The pancakes were still round and they had a bacon surprise in the center.
Batch 2: I poured the batter in the pan and pressed the bacon in the wet batter.
Batch 3: I poured the batter, added the bacon and then poured more batter on top.
I have been on a pancake kick. Every weekend I have been trying a new batter out to test. This recipe (without the pancake) is pretty good. This Costco mix is pretty handy. (I find all pre made gluten free flour mixes to be handy) I am certain this is a seasonal/promo item at Costco, so I could encourage you to get it now while you can.
Even if you are not gluten free, make some bacon pancakes today and spring forward into a great day!