As a matter of fact….

…that is bacon in that pancake.

I have mentioned once or seventeen times that one of my children is not an enthusiastic eater. This wavers from amusing anecdote to gross understatement, depending on factors I have yet to be able to determine and/or anticipate. Some days are better than others.┬áHe and I will occasionally make lists of things that he will eat. We both know that these lists are largely based in fiction – he throws in a few extra items to make me feel better and I pretend to believe him to make me feel better.

However, there is no such debate about his beloved bacon. If I could find a way to incorporate bacon into every dish, my child would probably wear his pants a size or two bigger. Which brings us to the photo…

Every Sunday morning, I make pancakes and bacon. Every Sunday morning, I watch my son horde all of the bacon and then proceed to scrape his pancakes into the garbage bin after he has spent an enough time pushing them around his plate so as not to seem rude or ungrateful. So last Sunday, I had what I thought was a brilliant idea. I would marry the pancakes and the bacon. Surely was he was digging out the bacon, he was bound to get a little pancake into his system.

This pancake recipe is my weekend go-to. The batter has a consistency that allows all sorts of fantastic add-ins; chocolate chips, bananas, grated apples (included here), various berries and yes, bacon. It is also easily doubled.

Weekend Pancakes

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large apple – peeled, cored and grated
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp butter, melted and then cooled