Chocolate chip and bacon pancaes

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Chocolate chip and bacon pancaes

Chocolate chip and bacon pancaes

Breakfast food is some of the cheapest and easiest comfort food around. Who doesn’t love a sweet-and-savory, greasy breakfast after a rough night or to kick off a lazy day? Inspired by chocolate-covered bacon, which has been popping up all over the place, I created bacon and chocolate chip pancakes. Although pancake mixes are a shortcut, they don’t eliminate enough steps for my money.
Ingredients

– MAKES 1 SERVING (4 PANCAKES).
– 3 strips bacon.
– ¾ cup (94 g) all-purpose flour.
– 1½ tsp (6 g) baking powder.
– 1 tbsp (15 g) unsalted butter, melted.
– 1 tsp (4 g) brown sugar.
– ½ cup (120 ml) milk.
– 1 egg, lightly beaten with a fork.
– 1 cup (180 g) chocolate chips.

Instructions

Step 1: Cut the bacon strips in half crosswise and place them in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until brown on the bottom. Flip the bacon and cook until it has crisped up. With tongs, transfer the bacon to a paper towel to absorb the fat. Be careful! Bacon grease is very hot. When the bacon has cooled, crumble it up, put in a small bowl and set aside.
Step 2: Combine the flour, baking powder, melted butter and brown sugar in a medium-size bowl. Stir in the milk and egg. Using a large spoon or whisk, or even better, an electric hand mixer, mix the ingredients until you have a smooth batter with no lumps. If you leave those lumps, your pancakes are not going to be good enough!
Step 3: Spray a large frying pan with nonstick cooking spray or melt 1 tablespoon (14 g) of butter in the pan over medium-low heat and swirl it around to coat the pan. When the pan is hot, pour in about a quarter of the batter into the pan. Cook until little bubbles form on the surface of the pancake, about 45 seconds to 1 minute. Sprinkle a quarter of the bacon and a quarter of the chocolate chips over the pancake. After the pancake has begun to look firmer around the edges, about 30 seconds more, flip the pancake. Use a spatula—don’t be a hero. Cook the second side for 1 to 2 minutes, or until done. Repeat these steps to make the remaining 3 pancakes.

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