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Lemon Pancakes with Candied Maple Bacon & Condensed Milk

  • Author: Joyce | Pups with Chopsticks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Pancakes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Fluffy, lemon pancakes topped with candied maple bacon with a cinnamon condensed milk drizzle! Dessert or breakfast? You decide!


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Ingredients

Candied Maple Bacon

  • 68 slices bacon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

Cinnamon Condensed Milk Syrup

  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 12 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Lemon Pancakes

  • 1/4 cup condensed milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter (melted)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest (approximately 2 large lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • salt (pinch)
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

Candied Maple Bacon

  1. Lay out parchment paper over a cookie sheet and layout the bacon 1 at a time side by side.
  2. Set the Oven to 400F (204C) and put the tray of bacon into the oven right away! Don’t wait for it to pre-heat!
  3. Set the timer to 15 minutes and wait
  4. Once the timer goes off, remove the bacon from the oven and drizzle maple syrup on it and toss it around to coat it
  5. Put it back into the oven for another 8 minutes or so (Oven temperatures will vary, so keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t burn!)
  6. Remove it from the oven and place it on a plate to cool
  7. Once it’s cool, chop it up or rip it up by hand and set it aside if you can refrain from eating it all first! ?

Cinnamon Condensed Milk Syrup

  1. In a small cup or bowl add in the condensed milk
  2. Add milk to it 1 teaspoon at a time, and mix. Adjust it to the thickness you enjoy more. A thicker syrup will be more decadent than the thinner one! but no more than 2 tablespoons else it thins it out too much
  3. Add in cinnamon and mix and set aside

Lemon Pancakes

  1. In a large bowl, combine the milk, condensed milk, melted butter, vanilla, lemon zest and egg and mix well. If you see small bits, don’t worry it’s probably your butter semi-solidifying from the cold milk, just means you’ll have tiny pockets of delicious butter in the pancake! (Note: make sure you put in the egg last so that the warm butter doesn’t cook the egg)
  2. In a small bowl, mix the baking powder, salt and flour together until combined and then add it to the liquid mixture and lightly mix the batter. *IMPORTANT* In order to get fluffy pancakes, never over mix. A smooth batter will produce a chewy dry pancake, where as the lumps in the lumpy batter has air and chunks of flour bits which produces a nice fluffy (not dry) pancake. ? In order to prevent myself from over mixing I tell myself I’m only allowed to mix the batter 8-10 times max.
  3. Set the stove to medium low heat and add a tablespoon of oil and let it come to temperature and then add a dollop of butter to melt.
  4. Add in 1/4 cup of pancake batter into the pan. This batter is on the thicker side so when putting it in the frying pan, use the scoop to gently shape and spread it out to a less mountain like mound if you like thinner pancakes – and yes these do rise in the pan as well!
  5. Let it cook for about 2 minutes until bubbles form. Then flip it to cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side.
  6. Repeat steps 4-5 for each pancake. If the pan is dry between cooking the pancake, add 1 tablespoon of oil and a bit of butter again.
  7. Once all the pancakes are cooked, assemble a mountain for yourself, topped with chopped candied bacon and drizzle condense milk over top and enjoy! ?

Notes

  • *IMPORTANT* In order to get fluffy pancakes, never over mix. A smooth batter will produce a chewy dry pancake, where as the lumps in the lumpy batter has air and chunks of flour bits which produces a nice fluffy (not dry) pancake. ? In order to prevent myself from over mixing I tell myself I’m only allowed to foldmix the batter 8-10 times max.
  • How do you know when to flip a pancake? Holes! When your batter starts to create bubbly holes, it’s ready to be flipped over! If you are noticing that your pancakes are too burnt before they start forming the bubbles, then you might have the heat too high – just turn it down a bit

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Pancake
  • Calories: 312 kcal
  • Sugar: 24 g
  • Sodium: 237 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42 g
  • Protein: 9 g

Keywords: lemon pancakes

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