Makin’ Bacon Pancakes For National Bacon Lovers’ Day
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August 20 is National Bacon Lovers’ Day, and if there’s one thing we like more than pretend holidays, it’s bacon. We’ve come across this fun recipe a few times online, and it turns out it’s not a new recipe—it’s an Aunt Jemima favorite from the 1950s.
First, start with your favorite pancake recipe. A good recipe you can follow comes from the Food Network. You’ll need:
- 1½ cups flour
- 3 Tbs sugar
- 1 Tbs baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1¼ cup milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
For the bacon pancakes, use a little less milk (or water) than you normally would in the pancakes so the batter doesn’t run as much on the griddle. Begin by frying up the bacon first in the griddle and draining it in some paper towels, then wipe the griddle clean.
Put the bacon pieces back on the griddle a couple inches apart from each other and pour the pancake batter length-wise over the bacon to create strips. It may be easier to use half strips of bacon, but whole strips are fine, too. You could also crumble the bacon into pieces and make regular circle pancakes as well.
Cook it up like a regular pancake, and serve with syrup on top, or with syrup on the side to dip the strips in!