Bacon Pancakes

I found this clip from Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time on YouTube of Jake the dog singing “Bacon Pancakes”:

Bacon pancakes
Makin’ bacon pancakes
Take some bacon and I’ll put in a pancake
Bacon pancakes, that’s what it’s gonna make
Bacon pancakes!

Now that I have the tune stuck in my head, I figured it would be a great Sunday morning challenge.  A challenge, because my motor skills early in the morning are quite sub-par.

Looks like I’ll need some:

  • bacon
  • pancakes

The song’s lyrics are pretty self-explanatory.  Instead of slapping an entire slice of bacon onto the pancake, I’ll cut it into smaller pieces and add it to the batter.

I only have one medium-sized pan, so I cooked the bacon first.  It came out mostly burnt and extra-crispy, just how I like it.  That extra crisp cost me a frightening sound from the fire alarm in my apartment…luckily my roommate helped save the morning.

I used a basic recipe for the pancakes: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 1/4 cups milk, 1 egg, 3 tablespoons of butter, melted.  Mix the dry ingredients first, then add the rest.  I poured the batter into a measuring cup (that’s how I roll) and then added crumbled up pieces of bacon to the mix.

Bacon pancakes, that’s what it’s gonna make!

I’ve never been great at making perfectly round, golden pancakes like you’d get at IHOP or Waffle House, but I think these pancakes came out just fine.  I’m glad I didn’t make them with an entire strip of bacon on top.  I drizzled the final product with some Aunt Jemima’s.

The little pieces of bacon make the pancakes both sweet and savory.  My taste testers agreed.  Jake the dog, that’s one amazing breakfast idea.

Successful?:  Yes!
Edible?:  Yes!
Tasty?:  Uh, it has bacon in it. Yes!
Rematch?:   For sure.

Extra! This guy made an extended version of the bacon pancakes song and an extended-extended version in a video, too.

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