February 22, 2013 by toddfetters12
I know most of us don’t have time in the morning to eat more than cold cereal for breakfast during the week. Which is why on the weekends, I like to make a big deal out of the most important meal of the day. I love these bacon and sausage stuffed pancakes, or as I call them, “pigs in a pancake.”
1 16 oz. package maple infused bacon
1 12 oz. package maple infused sausage links
1 1/4 cups of flour
3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
2 Teaspoons baking powder
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1 Cup of milk
3 Tablespoons butter, melted (extra to put on top of cooked pancakes)
1 bottle maple syrup (100% maple syrup works really well)
1 Mimosa (Optional)
First mix yourself a Mimosa to enjoy will preparing this meal.
Preheat 2 skillets and cook both the bacon and sausage until fully cooked. While the bacon and sausage are cooking prepare the ingredients you will need for the pancake batter. In a large bowl mix the flour, light brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a small bowl mix the milk, eggs, and butter. Place both prepared bowls off to the side. Once the bacon and sausage are fully cooked, remove from heat and place on a paper towel to absorb any extra grease. Wait for both the bacon and sausage to cool to the touch and cut both into bite size pieces and place off to the side.
Preheat a skillet to medium heat. I prefer to use a nonstick skillet when cooking the pancakes because I have used a few different pan types and the pancakes seem to stick easily. While the skillet is preheating pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and whisk until smooth. Also place jar of syrup in warm water to heat up until ready to serve. Once the skillet is preheated, pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet. Once the batter has fully dispersed in the pan, spread some of the bacon and sausage pieces into the cooking batter. Once the sides of the pancake start to bubble and crisp, flip over and cook until finished. Repeat as many times as needed depending on how many hungry mouths you need to feed.
If it is for a large group turn on the oven to 200 degrees and place cooked pancakes on a baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm until you serve. Pancakes are best served with a side of fruit and syrup. But if you are a ketchup lover like my dad try the pigs in a pancake “Jimmy style”. Substitute the syrup for a little ketchup, or try both.