Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup

Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup | Get Inspired Everyday!

Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup | Get Inspired Everyday!

This is my ideal weekend brunch on a plate. First there’s a stack of pancakes which is almost mandatory, and they’re made even better by the fact there’s apple slices hiding in there, (just like my mom used to make). As if the perfect stack of pancakes wasn’t enough already, I went ahead and gilded the lily with some Bacon (yes BACON!) Vanilla Bean Syrup.

I’ve always been one of those people who love to soak up all the extra syrup on the plate with either sausage or bacon. But in this case I decided to add the bacon right into the syrup, and let it just infuse the syrup with it’s delicious smoky flavors. Which leaves the pancakes responsible for mopping up all that goodness.

Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup | Get Inspired Everyday!Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup | Get Inspired Everyday!

I love a slightly tart apple for apple pancakes because it balances out the sweetness of the syrup so well. Granny Smith, Pink Lady, or McIntosh are all great choices. You want the apple slices to be fairly thin so they cook in time with the pancakes, and aren’t overly crunchy.

Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup | Get Inspired Everyday!

For the pancake batter, start by whisking together all the dry ingredients.

Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup | Get Inspired Everyday!

Then whisk in the wet ingredients until no lumps remain. Or what I’ve found to be even easier is to place all the ingredients into a blender, starting with the wet ingredients and adding the dry on top. The blender works out the lumps much faster than whisking.

Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup | Get Inspired Everyday!

To cook apple pancakes, you want to lay the apple slices in the pan first, and then pour the pancake batter over the top. To make sure your pancake cooks evenly, medium heat is usually best. You want to wait until small bubbles appear in the center before flipping the pancake over to finish cooking.

Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup | Get Inspired Everyday!Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup | Get Inspired Everyday!Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup | Get Inspired Everyday!

Then all you need is a stack of these beauties to pour that bacon syrup over, and let the weekend brunching bliss begin!

(Below you’ll find 2 recipes: the first one is for 2 servings, and the second recipe is formulated for 4 servings.)

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Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup
 
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Serves: 6 - 5" pancakes or 2 generous servings
Ingredients
Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup:
  • 2 strips of bacon, thinly sliced into bacon bits
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • ½ vanilla bean
Pancake Batter Wet Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup milk, see notes
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons salted butter, melted
Pancake Batter Dry Ingredients:
  • ½ cup cassava flour, I used Otto's brand
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon, see notes
  • 1 medium sized baking apple, 8 ounces, cored and thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Make the bacon syrup by frying the cut up bacon over medium high heat in a saucepan until they become crispy bacon bits. Pour off any extra bacon grease. Then add the maple syrup and scrape out the seeds from the vanilla bean to add to the saucepan. Bring to a simmer and then keep the syrup warm until serving.
  2. You can make the pancakes 2 different ways, I prefer the blender because it's easier.
  3. If you're making the batter in a blender, start by adding in all the wet ingredients and then add the dry ingredients in next. Secure the lid and blend starting on low and working up to speeds 3-4 on a Vitamix until the pancake batter is smooth with no lumps.
  4. You can also make these pancakes in a mixing bowl, but start by mixing together all the dry ingredients. Then mix together all the wet ingredients in another bowl. Finally start adding the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients whisking to remove any lumps.
  5. When the pancake batter is mixed, preheat a pan over medium heat. Add a small amount of butter to the pan followed by 3 of the apple slices. Pour some pancake batter over the top of the apple slices and let the pancake cook until small bubble appear in the center, before flipping the pancake to finish cooking the other side. Each pancake takes about 3-4 minutes, so you can have a couple of pans going to speed things up.
  6. Serve the pancakes piping hot with the Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup.
Notes
You may have leftover syrup depending on how much each person takes. I just like to make sure I have plenty, and you can refrigerate it for another time if there are leftovers.
I suggest using regular whole milk in these pancakes. I tried using almond milk and coconut milk, and both of them produced much heavier pancakes. If you're dairy free/nut free, try my 4-Ingredient Pancake batter instead.
I like a light cinnamon flavor in these pancakes, but just test out your first pancake and see if you might want to add a bit more cinnamon to the batter.


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5.0 from 1 reviews
Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup
 
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Author:
Serves: 12 - 5" pancakes or 4 generous servings
Ingredients
Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup:
  • 4 strips of bacon, thinly sliced into bacon bits
  • 2 cups pure maple syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean
Pancake Batter Wet Ingredients:
  • 1½ cups milk, see notes
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tablespoons salted butter, melted
Pancake Batter Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 cup cassava flour, I used Otto's brand
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Teaspoons cinnamon, see notes
  • 2 medium sized baking apples, 1 pound, cored and thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Make the bacon syrup by frying the cut up bacon over medium high heat in a saucepan until they become crispy bacon bits. Pour off any extra bacon grease. Then add the maple syrup and scrape out the seeds from the vanilla bean to add to the saucepan. Bring to a simmer and then keep the syrup warm until serving.
  2. You can make the pancakes 2 different ways, I prefer the blender because it's easier.
  3. If you're making the batter in a blender, start by adding in all the wet ingredients and then add the dry ingredients in next. Secure the lid and blend starting on low and working up to speeds 3-4 on a Vitamix until the pancake batter is smooth with no lumps.
  4. You can also make these pancakes in a mixing bowl, but start by mixing together all the dry ingredients. Then mix together all the wet ingredients in another bowl. Finally start adding the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients whisking to remove any lumps.
  5. When the pancake batter is mixed, preheat a pan over medium heat. Add a small amount of butter to the pan followed by 3 of the apple slices. Pour some pancake batter over the top of the apple slices and let the pancake cook until small bubble appear in the center, before flipping the pancake to finish cooking the other side. Each pancake takes about 3-4 minutes, so you can have a couple of pans going to speed things up.
  6. Serve the pancakes piping hot with the Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup.
Notes
You may have leftover syrup depending on how much each person takes. I just like to make sure I have plenty and you can refrigerate it for another time if there is leftovers.
I suggest using regular whole milk in these pancakes. I tried using almond milk and coconut milk, and both of them produced much heavier pancakes. If you're dairy free/nut free, try my 4-Ingredient Pancake batter instead.
I like a light cinnamon flavor in these pancakes, but just test out your first pancake and see if you might want to add a bit more cinnamon to the batter.


This recipe was first posted by Get Inspired Everyday! All content is Copyright Protected - ©2013 - 2016 Get Inspired Everyday!. All Rights Reserved.

 

8 Comments on “Apple Pie Pancakes with Bacon Vanilla Bean Syrup”

  1. Vicki Bensinger

    These sound incredible. I just got rid of my black website by the advice of my designer and advertiser. I’m so sad about it and seeing yours makes me wish I’d never made the switch.

    Anyway these pancakes will definitely be landing on my table this week.

    1. Kari

      Thank you, and I really hope you enjoy the pancakes! I know a lot of people have moved away from black because it’s not in fashion anymore, but I love the classic black and white look myself and would have a hard time giving it up too. 🙂

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