Bacon & Dark Chocolate Chip Pancakes

You can simply never go wrong with Bacon Dark Chocolate Chip Pancakes!  These are good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, with kids, with a fox, in a box, etc etc, you name it! This recipe is so simple and so much fun to make.  Using a condiments bottle is a cool way to make designs or writing on your pancakes – as you will see below!  This is a pretty easy recipe to whip up without much forewarning, as most of these common ingredients are on hand.  
 
 
 
Ingredients: (makes about 6 pancakes)
 
1-1/2 cups buttermilk 
 
 
 

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, milk, eggs and melted butter. Keep the two mixtures separate until you are ready to cook.

Heat a lightly greased skillet over medium high heat.

Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, using a spoon to blend the ingredients. Stir until it’s just blended together. Do not over stir! Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/2 cup for each pancake.

Before flipping the pancake, sprinkle some crumbled bacon evenly over the uncooked side. Next, add some chocolate chips! Flip the pancake to brown on both sides.  And.. Viola!

To make designs, transfer the batter from a bowl into an empty squeeze bottle/ condiment container.  Note* any designs you make will be in reverse as you are flipping the pancake to see the final result, and are drawing the design facing down. The lines you draw first will have the longest cook time on the skillet and will therefore be the darkest

I created a “pancake gray scale” to see how long it would take to achieve different values.  Each section of batter was added on 30 second increments. 

 

Put down your darkest lines first and cook for desired amount of time (depending on how dark you want it!) Finaly, add a thick layer to be the lightest and main layer of the pancake. Add bacon and chocolate chips, and flip!
 
   
 
Enjoy!! Garnish with fresh fruit, whipped cream, confectioners sugar, syrup, or more bacon!!
 
 
-Chef Hallie
 
Bacon & Dark Chocolate Chip Pancakes
Yields 6
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Ingredients
  1. 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  2. 1/4 cup milk
  3. 1-1/2 eggs
  4. 2 1/5 tablespoons butter, melted
  5. 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 1-1/2 tablespoon white sugar
  7. 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  8. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  10. 6 slices bacon, crumbled
  11. Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips, to taste
Instructions
  1. To begin, cook the bacon, drain on a paper towel, and crumble. Although I usually fry bacon in a skillet, I decided to go the microwave route to lighten the dish load a little.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, milk, eggs and melted butter. Keep the two mixtures separate until you are ready to cook.
  3. Heat a lightly greased skillet over medium high heat.
  4. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, using a spoon to blend the ingredients. Stir until it's just blended together. Do not over stir! Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/2 cup for each pancake.
  5. Before flipping the pancake, sprinkle some crumbled bacon evenly over the uncooked side. Next, add some chocolate chips! Flip the pancake to brown on both sides. And.. Viola!
  6. To make designs, transfer the batter from a bowl into an empty squeeze bottle/ condiment container. Note* any designs you make will be in reverse as you are flipping the pancake to see the final result, and are drawing the design facing down. The lines you draw first will have the longest cook time on the skillet and will therefore be the darkest.
  7. Cook for two minutes, then add any medium values to the design.
  8. Cook an additional two minutes, and then add a thick layer to be the lightest and main layer of the pancake. Add bacon and chocolate chips, and flip!
  9. Enjoy!! Garnish with fresh fruit, whipped cream, confectioners sugar, syrup, or more bacon!!
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