Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bacon Pancakes with Nutella and Bourbon Bananas Foster Sauce

OMG OMG OMG... we had the most amazing dinner tonight.  Emma, Mary, Doug and I are watching the returns from the Republican Michigan and Arizona primaries (as native Michiganders, both  Doug and I want to see which incredible loser our home state picks!). We are very excited.  Emma and Mary are visiting and we didn't want to cook a big meal so we decided we wanted to have "breakfast for dinner".  Not just breakfast, but fabulous breakfast...

After a brainstorming session we came up with our favorite three flavors:  Bacon, Nutella and Bananas.  And so these pancakes were born.

These are incredibly quick and easy to make and would be incredible for brunch, dessert or dinner.  The sweetness and saltiness and chocolate fuse to make an out of this world flavor party in your mouth!

Is this a healthy dish? NO.  Eat it.  It will make you believe in God (but not in that creepy Santorum way)!

Bacon Pancakes with Nutella and Bourbon Bananas Foster Sauce
Makes 10-12 pancakes
serves 4-5

Bacon Pancakes:
2 cups self-rising flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
4 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 lb bacon, fried crisp

In a large bowl combine self-rising flour and sugar, whisk to mix.  In a separate small bowl combine buttermilk, butter, vanilla and eggs.  Whisk to combine.

Combine wet and dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.

Pour 1/4 cup pancake batter on a non-stick griddle and sprinkle tops generously with crumbled bacon until golden. Keep warm in a 200 F oven.

Bourbon Bananas Fosters Sauce:
1 1/2 sticks (12 Tbsp) butter
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup bourbon
 4 bananas, peeled and sliced

In a large skillet melt butter.  Add sea salt and brown sugar and cook over high heat until brown sugar mix begins to foam.  Add bourbon and stir in.  Light with a match to flame off alcohol.  Add bananas and toss to coat.  Remove from heat.

1 small jar, Nutella Chocolate Spread

Spread pancakes generously with Nutella.  Stack two pancakes and top with Bananas Foster sauce.

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