Bacon pancakes combine all your favorite breakfast flavors in every bite. The long shape makes these bacon pancake dippers the perfect fun breakfast finger food, too. Just the thing for brunch.
Now that Halloween is over, I'm going to share the tutorials and recipes from the But First, Coffee brunch.
What better way to start than with a recipe for delicious bacon pancake dippers? Finger food, plus two breakfast favorites in one and the perfect shape for dipping in maple syrup.
I think it's the perfect brunch food, and my hungry guests agreed.
Glasses with real maple syrup made the perfect dipping vessels for my all-in-one brunch treat.
Nothing beats a homemade buttermilk pancake--so easy to whip up and so delicious--unless, of course, you add bacon and get to eat it with your fingers.
I used my classic buttermilk pancake recipe for the basic pancakes. It's a classic recipe, easy and fast to whip up, and beats the heck out of any pancake box mix.
Cook up your bacon by whatever method you prefer. I like baking mine in the oven, or I use the microwave. I, for some reason, can't cook bacon in a frying pan. At all. I burn it every single time. I know my limitations, and stick to what works for me. ;-)
Cut strips of bacon in half (full size made pancakes that were too floppy for optimal dipping). I tried just spooning the pancake batter on my griddle, but it was hard to get the shape right with that method. It turned out to be far easier to squirt out a line of pancake batter using a disposable pastry bag (buy here). That did make a dribbly mess whenever I set down the pastry bag, though, so next time I make these pancake dippers, I'm going to use a squeeze bottle (buy here) to hold the pancake batter.
Squeeze, pipe, or spoon the batter in a long, thin shape, and immediately press a slice of cooked bacon into the batter. Let the pancake cook on the first side, just like making normal pancakes, and then flip the whole thing over to finish cooking on the second side.
You end up with gloriously fluffy, golden pancakes with the bacon already included in every bite. The bacon makes the pancakes a little more sturdy, so perfect for picking up with your fingers and dipping in maple syrup. My girls also ended up loving the leftover pancakes for quick breakfasts on the go during the school week.