Saay whaaaaa??? That just happened. I had a dream about these pancakes. You will too.
Shaved Dark Chocolate. Check.
Crispy Bacon. Check.
Warm Maple Syrup. Check.
Put it all in some already stellar buttermilk pancake batter. Triple check.
These cakes are 100% danger. The risky business kind. While I was frying them up I received 3 marriage proposals. Two of them were from myself. The third was from my elderly neighbor, Frank. He was walking past my open window and looked in.
“What are you makin, sweetheart?”
“Oh hey Frank. Uh, just some chocolate bacon Pancakes”
(Insert old man whistle) ” Well, Gee…if I were 50 years younger and a foot taller, I’d snatch you right up!”
That totally counts as a proposal.
Which I totally accepted.
Totally kidding. Maybe.
Long story made longer:
Cook these flapjacks up for your “haggard” friends (post cast party perhaps?). Or for your little brothers birthday. Or for your day off. Or for your mailman. Or the president. Hell…anybody can get down with this short stack. Just make them. Do it.
Hot coffee and a fork. That’s all you need to serve with these. If you have a boy too, all the better. But make sure its one you like. Remember…Dangerzone…
Adapted from here:
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
½ teaspoons vanilla extract
4 strips crispy bacon, cooled and crumbled
1/2 cup shaved dark chocolate (chocolate chips could be used instead)
1 c. maple syrup
1 pat of butter
Step 1: In a large bowl beat eggs. Add buttermilk, butter and vanilla and mix well. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well until mostly smooth. Fold in chocolate shavings and bacon and let batter set for a few minutes.
Step 2: Heat griddle or pan over medium heat. Add a teaspoon of oil to the pan or spray with cooking spray. You can test to see if the pan is hot enough by adding a few drops of water, if or when the drops start to dance its hot enough.
Step 3: Pour 2 Tablespoons of batter onto the griddle. Cook on the first side until bubbles that form start to pop. You can also gently lift up the pancake to make sure the bottom is not overcooking, if it is the pan may be too hot and you will need to adjust the heat. Flip the pancake over with a spatula and cook until golden brown. Repeat until all the batter is gone. Let cooked pancakes rest on a heat proof plate in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.
Step 4: in a small saucepan, warm the syrup and add the butter. Stir until melted, serve over pancakes.
Step 5: Nap.