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Chocolate Chip and Candied Bacon Pancakes with Nutella Maple Syrup

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Fluffy buttermilk pancakes are studded with chocolate chips and candied bacon, and it is all topped with a luscious Nutella maple syrup.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE BACON:
  • 6 strips Thick Cut Bacon
  • ¼ cups Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoons Cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • ½ teaspoons Cocoa Powder
  • _____
  • FOR THE SYRUP:
  • ½ cups Nutella
  • ½ cups Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla
  • _____
  • FOR THE PANCAKES:
  • 2 ounces, weight Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 1-½ cup Buttermilk
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ cups Sugar
  • 2-½ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¾ cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preparation

Heat the oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray a wire cooling rack with non-stick cooking spray and place it on the prepared baking sheet. Lay the strips of bacon on the wire rack with about 1/2- inch of space between them.

In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, paprika, and cocoa powder until well combined. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the bacon. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bacon is crisp and the topping is bubbling. Cool completely on the rack. Once cool roughly chop the bacon. Set aside.

In a small saucepan combine the Nutella, maple syrup, butter, and vanilla. Place the pot over low heat, stirring constantly, until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth. Set aside.

Heat a flat griddle, or other large smooth bottom skillet, to medium heat.

In a medium bowl cream together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time, and whisk until evenly incorporated. Add the buttermilk and whisk until well combined.

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to mix. Stir in the chopped bacon and the chocolate chips. Make a well in the center and pour in the wet ingredients. Stir until just combined and no large lumps of dry flour remain.

Spray the griddle with non-stick cooking spray and scoop the batter, by the 1/3 cup, onto the heated griddle. Cook pancake for 2 to 3 minutes on the first side, or until the batter begins to puff, the edges are no longer shiny, and the cooked side is golden brown. Flip and cook for 1 to 2 minutes on the second side, or until the pancakes spring back when gently pressed in the center and are golden brown.

To hold pancakes while cooking the rest of the batter, store them in a warm oven on a wire rack. They will hold for up to 45 minutes. Serve warm with a drizzle of the syrup.

Enjoy!

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kmast on 3.2.2011

This looks stunning! A must have ASAP!

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lavendercottage on 3.1.2011

Good Grief….and this was the week I was going to try to eat healthier!!! My friend and I meet every other month for brunch and we try to “out do” each other with amazing recipes. I’m sorry but I am going to win for the year with this bad boy!!! Especially with the bacon in it…she’s a real farm girl. Thanks for sharing!

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strandjss on 2.14.2011

I am definitely making this for supper on the next rainy day we get here in Florida – I love pancakes for dinner on a dreary rainy day.

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Natalie | Perry's Plate on 2.14.2011

You have GOT to be KIDDING ME! All of my favorite things on one plate!!

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rubies87 on 2.13.2011

I am making these tomorrow morning for My Love’s Valentine’s Breakfast. Will update on how they are shortly after they are eaten :)

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mermaidswheel on 7.29.2011

These were awesome! I don’t think I cooked my bacon long enough and I may cut back to 1/4 cup scoops… they were very filling, but my husband loved them.

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rubies87 on 3.2.2011

Very rich and filling! My hubby was impressed! Thanks for a great Valentine’s brunch ( and dessert!) recipe! Will make again.

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aerbrook on 2.13.2011

Very tasty. These were almost too much for breakfast, more of a dessert! The bacon needed a longer baking time in my oven. I went for 20 minutes and it still wasn’t crunch enough.

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