I promise this isn’t turning into a food blog, but this past weekend Derek’s parents were in town for last night’s graduation, and whenever we have people in town I just love to test out some recipes. They were all watching food network and drooling over these bacon infused waffles and I thought I’d take it a step further and make peanut butter and bacon pancakes! For dinner! (Brinner!) Because let’s face it, pancakes are just smooth waffles. And boy were they a hit!
You will need:
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
5 slices cooked bacon, cooled and chopped into small pieces
really, you can have as much bacon as you’d like
Start off by cooking your bacon however you’d like. I pan fried mine, but you could bake yours in the oven or whatever you prefer. Let cool, then chop into small pieces and set aside.
Beat together eggs, butter, peanut butter, buttermilk, and vanilla.
Add your flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix well until smooth(ish) and add your bacon pieces.
It’s going to look pretty lumpy, but smell amaaaaaazing!
Heat your frying pan over medium-low heat and add some oil, butter, or cooking spray to your pan for easy flipping.
Pour 2 tbsp of batter onto your pan. These cook up just like regular pancakes so leave them on one side until bubbles star to pop and then flip them.
Once they are golden brown they are ready to go, and just repeat this until your batter is gone.
I ended up making a double batch which easily fed four people. I can’t even describe the taste sensation with the babies. It’s ooey-gooey peanut buttery which makes them a lot moist-er than regular ol’ pancakes with little pockets of salty bacon. SO good. You have to make them!
Recipe derived from here.