Recipes

Maple Bacon Cinnamon & Pecan Pancakes

Prep time 15 minutes Cook time 60 minutes

Serves 4 people

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Ingredients

  • 250g Australian rindless middle bacon rashers
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 350ml milk
  • 1/3 cup pecans, finely chopped, plus extra to garnish
  • softened butter and olive oil, for pan frying

Method

  1. 1.
    Preheat oven to 160°C fan-forced. Place bacon in a single layer on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Sprinkle with half of the brown sugar. Bake for 10 minutes. Turn bacon and sprinkle with remaining brown sugar. Bake for a further 10 minutes or until sticky and golden. Set aside on a tray to cool completely.
  2. 2.
    To make the bacon-infused maple syrup for drizzling, finely chop one of the baked bacon rashers and place in a small saucepan. Pour in maple syrup and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Meanwhile, to make the pancake batter, place flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre and add eggs and milk. Whisk with a fork until a smooth batter forms. Stir in pecans.
  4. 4.
    Place a ½ teaspoon butter and a drizzle of oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Once butter melts, swirl pan to coat. Cooking one pancake at a time, pour a heaped 1/3 cup of batter into pan and cook for 2 minutes or until small bubbles appear on the surface, flip and cook for a further 1 minute or until golden and cooked through. Set aside on a plate, covered with foil to keep warm. Repeat with butter, oil and remaining batter to make 8 pancakes.
  5. 5.
    Serve pancakes with sticky bacon rashers and drizzle with warmed bacon-infused maple syrup.