Desserts for Dudes: Bacon-Banana Pancakes with Buttery Bourbon Maple Syrup

Bacon-Banana Pancakes with Buttery Bourbon Maple Syrup
You can bring home the bacon, 
Fry it up in a pan,
And then add it to some pancake batter,
Just because you can...

{If you are younger than 30, please ignore the above. Thirty and up? I expect you to be strutting through the house holding a frying pan and spritzing perfume right now.} these are not "dessert," but we're using the term loosely here.

MAKE THESE for your hubby or dad this Father's Day.  

Bacon-Banana Pancakes with Buttery Bourbon Maple Syrup
Bananas, bacon, bourbon, maple syrup?  Total dude pancakes.
(In case you're wondering, I may have eaten four after taking the pictures. With extra syrup.)

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(Also, I felt I was channeling Jessica while baking with bourbon...the girl is onto something.)
 ***update: Jessica totally posted bacon pancakes with bourbon syrup today, too! Did I tell you I was channeling her, or what!?!?***

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Bacon-Banana Pancakes with Buttery Bourbon Maple Syrup
yield: 12 pancakes

for the pancakes:

8 slices bacon
1 egg
1 cup mashed, ripe banana
2 TBSP packed light brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 TBSP bacon grease

for the syrup:

1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 TBSP bourbon
1 TBSP salted butter

Bacon-Banana Pancakes with Buttery Bourbon Maple Syrup ::: bake at 350 blog
Fry the bacon in a skillet until crispy. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon grease for the pancakes. Once cool enough to handle, break the bacon into pieces.

banana bacon pancakes batter
In a large bowl, whisk the egg for one minute.  Add in all of the remaining pancake ingredients, whisking until just combined. Allow the batter to sit for several minutes to help the flour to absorb into the liquid without over-whisking.

Heat a non-stick griddle to 350 degrees, or heat a skillet on the stove and coat with butter. Ladle 1/4-cup size scoops of batter onto the griddle. Place a few pieces of bacon onto the top of each poured pancake.

Let the pancakes cook for a few minutes on each side, until done.

Meanwhile, heat the maple syrup, bourbon, and butter in a saucepan over low heat.

Serve the pancakes with butter and the warm bourbon syrup.
Bacon-Banana Pancakes with Buttery Bourbon Maple Syrup ::: bake at 350 blog
Do it!  For your dude...'cause you're a woooooman, Enjoli! ;)



  1. Bacon pancakes? Yes, yes, yes! What a perfect treat!

  2. Baking with bourbon is the very, very, very best!
    I mean could these pancakes be any more awesome! Love them and are so right, these Jessica's thing! Bacon, bourbon and pancakes! Heck yes!

  3. This would be my brother's dream breakfast!

  4. This would indeed be my hubs' dream breakfast!!

  5. Can't go wrong with bacon and booze pancakes ;)

  6. You are right - these would be perfect for Father's Day! Unfortunately I do not live near my Dad, how do you think these would ship? haha

    xo Jackie

  7. Bourbon Maple I come! ;)

  8. Oh goodness gracious, this is dreamy!

  9. I want to jump right into that pan and never come out.

  10. This is awesome! Forget the dudes and the dads, I want this all for me!

  11. Oh, girl! You know how much I adore bourbon. These Bacon-Banana Pancakes of yours with Buttery Bourbon Maple Syrup are totally, like, off-the-chain! Fer shure! Mmm! And, yes...I remember that retro TV commercial. :) xo

  12. Bridget,
    My hubby loves Jack Daniels. His newest fav is Honey Jack. Bet that would be awesome in your pancakes - not that they aren't awesome already.
    Did anyone really wear Enjoli or did we just like the commercial?

  13. Totally my kinda thing....even though not a dude. Have a great weekend taking care of those boys ;)

  14. Perfect for National Bourbon Day today!

  15. Omg. You win the award for best wife and mom EVER!! :) How fun are these pancakes??!

  16. those look delicious! Makes me want to cart home a bunch of Vermont maple syrup.

  17. So...I know that Mr. E would marry you again in a heartbeat but these pancakes will certainly go the extra mile to ensure that :)

  18. Do you have to be a dude to eat these cause I'm drooling on my keyboard right now!

  19. Do you think there's a substitute for banana? My husband hates banana but I really want to try this recipe!!

  20. oh my gosh Enjoli!!!
    remember how horrid that stuff smelled?

  21. These Bacon-Banana Pancakes of yours with Buttery Bourbon Maple Syrup are totally delicious, fantastic idea.

  22. Forget my hubby... I will make these for myself! And, if he's nice, I'll share some with him. :)

  23. Oh my goodness do these look good! Yum!!

  24. OMG! the Peanut Butter Swirl Chocolate Chip Blondies look so wonderful.... i really want to know how to make all this stuff... huge chocolate fan


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