Here is a question. What do you do when you have leftover bacon from lazy Sunday breakfast? I know, I know, how come I had leftover bacon in the first place. I’m not sure how that happened myself, I think it might be that I made waffles as well and usual love for everything bacon had to fight with the everlasting love for waffles. It was one of those mornings when I felt totally inspired to cook, when breakfast lasted almost till lunch, when you take your time to enjoy yourself. So that’s why the leftover bacon situation happened. So what do you do when you have leftover bacon? You make pancakes. Pancakes with bacon. I know, I’m a genius!
I think this is a brilliant way to have that lovely salty bacon for breakfast experience without overloading yourself with let’s face it – quite fatty goodness.
For me, the sweetness of bananas and tomatoes with the bacon is like chocolate with salt. That kind of taste buds experience. The sweet intensifies the salty, and as with chocolate, it goes together very well.
BLT pancakes are obviously delicious when warm, but are equally delicious cold or reheated. So if you happen to have any leftovers, these pancakes can be enjoyed toasted the next day. Or even the same day as a snack if you can’t wait to eat them again.
Pancakes are relatively quick to make. It takes 15-20 minutes to put them together. On some busy mornings this might be too much time wise. The easy solution is to make them in the evening and toast them for breakfast. Or pack them for breakfast to eat at work. The difficult part, with making pancakes in the evening, is not to eat pancakes straight out of the pan. The smell is overwhelmingly delicious and instantly makes people hungry. I know, I’ve been there…. Some batches did not make it to breakfast. I’m being very honest here so you can be well prepared.
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- In a bowl mash the bananas with a potato masher or a fork.
- Add eggs and oil. Beat until smooth.
- Add flour and baking powder. Mix until smooth. (If batter is too thin add a bit more flower)
- Fold in chopped bacon.
- Heat nonstick pan over medium heat.
- Cook pancakes on a dry pan, approx 2 tablespoons of batter per pancake (or make them as big or small as you like them) until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip the pancakes and cook on the other side until done, approx 30-40 secs.
- Serve with slices of tomatoes and greens.