Apple Bacon Pancakes with Cinnamon Syrup

Apple. Bacon. Pancakes.
Let’s just let that sink in for a minute.
I crumbled up bacon and chopped up an apple and put it in my pancake batter.  And then…I topped everything with cinnamon syrup.
This is what you’re making this weekend.  I’m not suggesting it, I’m requiring it.  You and your family will flip.  Seriously…you will want to kiss me on the lips ;).

This recipe makes about 10 pancakes.
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2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 cup milk
1 cup apple cider (or juice)
2 eggs
1 cup chopped apple (I used one large Fiji apple, peeled)
10 slices of bacon, cooked very crispy and crumbled (reserve some for garnish)
2 cups of real maple syrup
1 cinnamon stick
Preheat pancake griddle to 350 degrees or stove top griddle over medium-high heat.
Lightly spray with Pam.
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon with a whisk.  In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, cider and eggs.  Whisk milk mixture into flour mixture slowly until incorporated (do not over mix).  Stir in chopped apple and most of your crumbled bacon (reserve just a little for garnish).
Spoon pancake batter on to griddle flipping only when bubbles appear on the tops of the pancakes (about 3 minutes per side).  
While pancakes are cooking, take your maple syrup and pour it into a microwavable bowl and place your cinnamon stick inside.  Heat the syrup about 45 seconds.  Remove cinnamon stick and drizzle cinnamon syrup down over pancakes.
Listen friends, this recipe was life changing.  I don’t say that very often…but I mean it very much today.  Life. Changing.  
Enjoy!
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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} September 18, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Whoah.

  • Lyndsey Parks September 18, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Yeah, this is happening. Tomorrow. Probably Sunday too. Too much yumminess to pass up! Hubby is gonna die!!!

  • Paula September 18, 2015 at 11:54 am

    TRYING!

  • Laura September 18, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    I'm not normally a pancake person, but I cannot WAIT to try these!!

  • Wren September 18, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    YUM YUM YUM!!!! This will be eaten at our house tomorrow morning! Thank you!!!

  • Deepika Kuna September 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    Shea!! This sounds amazing!!! Can it be made without bacon? Or is it too sweet? Or as an alternative can I use turkey bacon??

    • Mix and Match Mama September 20, 2015 at 10:14 am

      You can do either! You can omit the bacon or use turkey bacon. Either way will work!

  • Paula September 20, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Pancakes were so delicious! TY!
    What kind of flour do you use? Do you see a difference between All Purpose White & Whole wheat? You have a favorite brand?

    • Mix and Match Mama September 20, 2015 at 10:15 am

      APF will give you a fluffier pancake…so, that's what I prefer. 🙂

  • Candice Ibarra September 20, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Going Apple picking today then making these tomorrow!!!

  • Deanna September 20, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Made these this morning and they were a huge hit!! The perfect fall breakfast. Thanks for sharing!