Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bacon Pancakes

The Hash House A-Go-Go, a farm fresh over-the-top restaurant in Las Vegas and San Diego, serves bacon pancakes.  Not bacon and pancakes, but bacon IN your pancakes.  Actually, you only get one pancake at The Hash House.  However, it is 13" in diameter, no joke, with several strips of juicy bacon embedded in it.  I could not finish mine and had leftovers from breakfast.  What restaurant serves breakfast portions so enormous that you go home with a doggie bag?

They also serve other original flapjack and waffles like: Snickers, Blueberry Pecan, Blackberry Granola, Mango Coconut, and Strawberry Frosted Flake.  Check out their menu

My boyfriend and I enjoy cooking and eating.  This morning he had a hankering for bacon pancakes.  We decided to make our own bacon pancakes - inspired by The Hash House - but on the smaller side.

Once again, I microwaved the bacon in between paper towels on a microwave-safe dish for less than one-minute/slice.  I made about eight slices of bacon for six pancakes.  While the bacon was cooking, we followed the directions on the box of the Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancake Mix.   (We had been using Bisquick to make our pancakes - a suggestion from Baci - but lately they were lack-luster. Sorry, Baci, I know how much you love Bisquick; maybe our Bisquick mix is old.  If anyone has a delicious homemade pancake recipe they'd like to share, we'd love to try it.)

We cooked two pancakes at a time on our griddle and when the bubbles started to form in the middle and around the edges, we added a strip of bacon.  Some of the pancakes had a piece and a half of bacon.  Then we flipped them over and cooked until they were golden brown.  We repeated this process for the remainder of the batter.

These round whole wheat bacon breakfast cakes, were moist, fluffy, and what's not to love about bacon.  We topped our hotcakes with butter and real maple syrup.

If you are going to go through the trouble of making any type of pancakes or waffles, please do yourself a favor and use 100% pure maple syrup. It's more expense, but it is authentic, has no added sugars, and boy is it delicious!

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