Happy Friday! I’m really excited for the weekend. Why? Because I am babysitting a cute little puppy some of you may know. I cannot wait to go to the dog park for little dogs, and touch her big ears, and make fun of her cankles. FUN. Weekends are made for this stuff. Weekends are also made for delicious breakfast situations like the one we have to today. I am really excited about it because there are a couple of things that make these Chocolate Chip Bacon & Orange Kissed Pancakes awesome. The first is that we folded in egg whites to make these cakes light and fluffy. They are not rubbery or chewy, but delicate and melt in your mouth-is. We have also added some orange zest. Other than the bacon, this is my favorite part. It is not overwhelming at all, and it does a super nice job of balancing the salty bacon with the sweet chocolate. YUM. What are you guys doing this weekend?
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Chocolate Chip, Bacon and Orange Kissed Pancakes
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 ½ tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled
- 3 to 5 tablespoons buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 2 egg whites, optional
- 2 tablespoons superfine sugar (granulated is fine), optional
- 6 to 8 rashers bacon, cooked and crumbled
- ⅔ cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 large orange, zested
- softened butter, for serving
- maple syrup, for serving
- Preheat a griddle over medium to medium-high heat.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Whisk together and set aside.
- In a small mixing bowl combine butter, buttermilk and egg, whisk together and set aside.
- Optional Step: Place egg whites in a mixing bowl and using a hand mixer, beat egg whites until frothy. With mixer still running, add sugar and continue to beat until medium peaks form. Set aside.
- Stir the flour mixture with the butter mixture until mixed together (don’t overmix). Fold in the bacon, chocolate chips and orange zest. Fold in the whipped egg whites (if using), until just combined.
- Grease the griddle with butter or vegetable oil and drop 1/3 cup scoops onto the hot surface. Cook until large bubbles form on the surface of the pancake, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip pancakes and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Place onto a baking sheet and store in a warm oven while cooking remaining pancakes.
- Serve hot with butter and maple syrup.
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Whoa – totally creative! I love bacon & maple together, so why not bacon & chocolate? I’d love for you to submit it to my latest Food Holiday Link Party – the theme this week is chocolate! In case you want to link up: http://www.ratetheplateutah.com/2013/02/food-holiday-link-party-chocolate-month.html Thanks!
Tiffany @ The Triple Crème
Boy, does this sound incredible! I typically don’t eat pancakes. But, with the addition of chocolate and bacon, I think I might!
taylor (flour, water, dirt & rain)
one of my favourite food combos is bacon and chocolate, you can’t go wrong!
I made these gorgeous looking pancakes as “breakfast for dinner,” this evening but the batter was very(!) thick… They did not flatten out on the pan by themselves, instead I had to sort of spread them out on my skillet. Is this the technique you used? The consistency of the batter was far from pourable, and bubbles did not appear on the top of the half-cooked pancakes (because of their thickness). I mean they still tasted WONDERFUL, and I seriously love the idea of the savory/sweet thing goin’ on ;) I was just wondering if I did something wrong :(
Hi Rachel, my batter was also thick, but not super thick like you’re describing. My pancakes still spread enough to form pancakes and create bubbles on top. If this happens again you can always stir in a couple extra tablespoons of buttermilk and your batter will be nice and pourable.
yeah, ngl – i literally added like 1/2c of buttermilk, not the few tbsps as mentioned. there was still flour everywhere in the bowl with the liquid advised in recipe. anywho! these were fucking delicious.
Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)
They look so good! Chocolate and orange is one of the best flavor combinations out there.
The Life of Clare
Those pancakes sound wonderful! What a lovely weekend you have planned!
oh my gosh these look incredible! I love salty bacon matched with anything sweet! I can’t wait to try these for breakfast!
To die for. Now I’m upset that I’m going out for brekkie tomorrow. Sunday morning, these will be on the menu. Aren’t corgi puppies the cutest? ;)
Lindsey (Lou Lou Biscuit)
This combination sounds incredible. What a great idea!
Genius. Yum. :)
Yum! These look delicious! Do you have tips for A)making pancackes without a griddle (in a regular skillet) and B) keeping pancakes warm while you make the rest of the stacks without burning or drying them out?
And Then The Doorbell Rang
I would keep them warm in an oven at about 180 to 200 degrees and make them in a nonstick pan, if you don’t have a griddle!
Rachel (Two Healthy Plates)
Love chocolate and orange combination and then bacon?! Oh my goodness these must be incredible! I can’t wait to make these next time we have a big family brunch!!
OMG you have just made my weekend!!!
Some of my favourite foods….all together…..in a pancake!!!! Wowee, bring on breakfast tomorrow!!
They remind me of these beauties from last week:
Ibbs x x
Oooo, I’m not sure I can get my head around this flavour combination!