If you like to dip your bacon in pancake syrup then this is for you! My children loved it! Loved it so much one of them wanted to just eat..or drink...the syrup. The origianl syrup recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of reserved bacon grease. I couldn't bring myself to do that but feel free if it tickles your fancy!
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Bacon Maple Syrup
1 pound of bacon, cooked, crumbled
2 cups of pure maple syrup
3 tablespoons bacon grease or butter
Heat syrup in a small pan over medium-low until it just begins to boil. Add bacon and butter (or bacon grease) and simmer for about 5 mins, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Let syrup and bacon "infuse" for at least 15 minutes to an hour. Re-heat if needed.
1 1/4 cups AP flour
1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/4 buttermilk
1/4 white sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 egg, slightly beaten
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and pinch of salt in a medium sized bowl. Add buttermilk, sugar, oil, and beaten egg. Mix until smooth. Everything can be combined in a blender just add the wet ingredients first.
Refrigerate for a several hours. as long as overnight for best results. Batter can be used immediately.
Pour 1/3 cup of batter onto a hot skillet. Flip pancakes when edges start to brown just a little.
Makes 8-10 pancakes
I freeze any extra pancakes and re-heat in the microwave for about a minute when needed.