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Bacon Apple Pancakes

These bacon apple pancakes are made with Greek yogurt and stuffed full of smoky bacon and sweet apples. Drizzle with maple syrup and say hello to breakfast. 

Bacon Apple Pancakes by Nutmeg Nanny

Last summer my husband and I traveled to Aruba for a family wedding. We spent most of your time in the water (we obviously got out of the water for the wedding) but we took one day to go explore the island. Somehow we ended up at a small Dutch pancake restaurant that I swear was calling my name. Normally I’m not a pancake fan but these pancakes were calling my name. They were super thin with crispy edges and could be filled with sweet or savory options.

Yeah, this was my kind of joint.

Bacon Apple Pancakes by Nutmeg Nanny

I ordered the bacon and apple pancake and fell in love. I went back two days later and ordered the same thing. I couldn’t get over the sweet apple mixed with the thickly sliced smoky bacon. It was a match made in heaven.

That is why when my sweet friend Nelly asked me if I wanted to join in on a pancake Stonyfield Cook-a-thon I couldn’t say no! I have been itchin’ to make my own bacon apple pancakes so that is exactly what I did! These babies are not as thin as the ones I had in Aruba but they are PACKED with apples and bacon and just a touch of apple pie spice. They are a perfect mix of sweet, salty and warm fall flavors.

You’re going to love these babies!

Bacon Apple Pancakes by Nutmeg Nanny

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Bacon Apple Pancakes

These bacon apple pancakes are made with Greek yogurt and stuffed full of smoky bacon and sweet apples. Drizzle with maple syrup and say hello to breakfast.

Yield: 8-10 pancakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

For bacon apple mix:

  • 4 thick slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 fuji apples, peeled, cored and thinly diced

For pancakes:

  • 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1 (5.3 ounce) container plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • Bacon/apple mixture
  • Unsalted butter
  • Maple syrup

Source: Adapted from Ina Garten

Directions:

For bacon apple mix:
In a small skillet add chopped bacon and cook over medium heat. Cook until almost crispy, drain out some of the fat and add in apples.

Cook until apples are soft (but not falling apart) and bacon is slightly crispy. Set aside to let cool.

For pancakes:
In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, kosher salt and apple pie spice.

In a smaller bowl whisk together yogurt, whole milk, eggs and vanilla bean paste.

Add in the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined. Fold in bacon/apple mixture.

In a large skillet or griddle melt 1 tablespoons butter over medium heat and add 1/4 scoopful of batter per pancake.

Add more butter to pan between batches of pancakes if necessary.

Serve with maple syrup.

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Lindas Aruba

Monday 2nd of June 2014

I was just googling our name and our most popular pancakes, and your blog popped up. I hope you can make it to Aruba again soon. Your apple bacon pancake will be ready!

Lindas Aruba

Sunday 11th of May 2014

I think you were at our restaurant in Aruba, Linda's Dutch Pancakes. I am happy to read you enjoyed it so much that it inspired you to make a new recipe! Greetings from Aruba!

nutmegnanny

Wednesday 14th of May 2014

Yes! That is where I dined! I'm so happy you found my blog :) How did you find me post? I still dream about your pancakes....so delicious!

Stephanie

Friday 28th of February 2014

Looks awesome... went looking for new breakfast ideas. Love this one. I have done bacon inside waffles before but not inside pancakes. Can't wait to try it.

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