Bacon Syrup and Pancakes

bacon syrup

bacon syrup

Happy cheat day! I did it! I made it another week without my beloved Diet Coke, grains, dairy, and sugar! So now it is time to cheat a little. As I mentioned last week – I will be allowing myself one day a week without restrictions not to binge, but to create in the kitchen. And this is the first thing that came to mind. After searching high and low I finally found some sugar free bacon. I fried up half a pound this morning trying to come up with a recipe. Bacon syrup was born. I tried to google a few recipes and I could not find anything. Not even on Pinterest. I saw lots of maple bacon recipes, but no bacon syrup.

bacon syrup

I poured the bacon grease into a bowl and let it sit for 30 minutes until all the bacon bits sank to the bottom. You are then left with a layer of pure bacon fat. This is the layer you want to scoop from. It will keep the syrup a nice clear amber.

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These pancakes are also amazing for days you just don’t have buttermilk on hand. I heated my skillet with a little cooking spray then added a little tiny drizzle of bacon grease before frying.

bacon syrup

Bacon Syrup and Pancakes
Recipe type: Breakfast, Syrup
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Cook time: 
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Serves: 4
 
Sweet and salty maple syrup with smokey bacon flavor.
Ingredients
  • For the Syrup:
  • ½ pound of bacon, preferably without added sugar
  • 1 cup of maple syrup, pure would be best
  • For the Pancakes:
  • 2 tbsp of sugar
  • 2 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1 tbsp of bacon grease
  • 2 eggs, room temp
Instructions
  1. For the Syrup:
  2. Fry the bacon and set bacon on paper towel to drain.
  3. Let the bacon grease cool for 10 minutes then pour into a bowl.
  4. Scoop 3 tbsp of grease off the top layer of the bowl and mix with 1 cup of maple syrup.
  5. Heat over low in a sauce pan.
  6. Pour into a clean container and let sit in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  7. Let sit on the counter while you make pancakes.
  8. Should be served at room temp.
  9. For the pancakes:
  10. In a mixing bowl whisk the sugar, vanilla, and egg.
  11. Add in the bacon grease and milk.
  12. Whisk until combined.
  13. Add in dry ingredients.
  14. Mixture should thicken like a cake batter.
  15. If too thin add flour, if too thick add milk.
  16. Cook in a pan or griddle on medium low.

 

bacon syrup

These are definitely not the healthiest breakfast option, but for a celebration or just one indulgent meal I think you are going to be just fine. I love the sweet and salty syrup over these fluffy pancakes. Serve along side a little of that no sugar added bacon. That is called balance for sure!

bacon syrup

Don’t forget to bottle up your left overs and refrigerate if you have any 😉

 

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