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Whole Wheat Banana Bourbon Pancakes

If you’re looking to indulge in a wildly delicious stack of pancakes from time to time, do so with these Whole Wheat Banana Bourbon Pancakes with Bourbon Bacon Butter Syrup.

Bourbon Banana Pancakes

When it comes to breakfast foods, I normally lean toward savory dishes. Eggs, potatoes and toasted bread products are the things my dreams are made of. However, lately, I’ve noticed a shift in my taste buds that has me craving a touch more of the sweeter things in life, so these Whole Wheat Banana Bourbon Pancakes are right up my alley.

If you're looking to indulge in a wildly delicious stack of pancakes from time to time, do so with these Whole Wheat Banana Bourbon Pancakes with Bourbon Bacon Butter Syrup.

My newly developing sweet tooth lead me to create this recipe for Whole Wheat Banana Bourbon Pancakes with Bourbon Bacon Butter Syrup. The fact that I used whole wheat flour makes me feel better about my decision to eat a stack of 6, and then go back for more. LOL

If you're looking to indulge in a wildly delicious stack of pancakes from time to time, do so with these Whole Wheat Banana Bourbon Pancakes with Bourbon Bacon Butter Syrup - Kudos Kitchen by Renee

I’m not sure what I love the most about the recipe. It’s either the whole wheat banana bourbon pancakes, or the bourbon bacon butter syrup. Either way, when they’re combined, I do believe they rate as some of the best pancakes I’ve ever eaten! And, since the flavor of the syrup is good enough to stand on its own, why not try drizzling it over baked sweet potatoes, biscuits, or even pork chops? That’s what I’m looking forward to next!

To make the Bourbon Bacon Butter Syrup, partially cook cut-up bacon in a saucepan. Add chopped walnuts, butter, brown sugar, and pure maple syrup. Bring to a medium boil and stir occasionally until the bacon is cooked through. Remove the pan from heat, stir in the bourbon, and a pinch of salt. 

How to make bourbon bacon butter syrup.

To make the pancakes, mash 3 ripe pancakes in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, vinegar, melted butter, vanilla and bourbon. 

If you're looking to indulge in a wildly delicious stack of pancakes from time to time, do so with these Whole Wheat Banana Bourbon Pancakes with Bourbon Bacon Butter Syrup.

Stir in the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Whisk until combined. Heat griddle and prepare pancakes as you normally do. Serve pancakes hot, and top with the syrup.

How to make whole wheat banana bourbon pancakes.

Oh boy, I just know you’re going to love these. 

If you're looking to indulge in a wildly delicious stack of pancakes from time to time, do so with these Whole Wheat Banana Bourbon Pancakes with Bourbon Bacon Butter Syrup.

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Whole Wheat Banana Bourbon Pancakes with Bourbon Bacon Butter Syrup
Prep Time
20 mins
 
If you're looking to indulge in a wildly delicious stack of pancakes from time to time, do so with these Whole Wheat Banana Bourbon Pancakes with Bourbon Bacon Butter Syrup.
Servings: 6
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renee - Kudos Kitchen
Ingredients
For the syrup
  • ¼ pound bacon cut into pieces
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ c pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • pinch salt
For the pancakes
  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • cups milk
  • tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
Tools
  • medium sauce pan
  • measuring cups
  • large bowl
  • medium bowl
  • whisk
  • wooden spoon
  • griddle
  • spatula
Instructions
To make the syrup
  1. Partially cook the bacon (stirring occasionally) in the saucepan over medium/high heat. Approximately 4-5 minutes.
  2. Add the walnuts and continue cooking for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  3. Stir in the butter, brown sugar, maple syrup and salt. Bring to a boil and continue cooking (stirring occasionally) until the bacon cooks through.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the bourbon. Set the sauce aside and warm (if needed) when the pancakes are ready.
To make the pancakes
  1. In a medium bowl stir together the milk and vinegar. Set aside for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Mash the bananas in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk in the eggs, milk mixture, butter, vanilla and bourbon.
  4. Add the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk until well combined.
  5. Heat the griddle over medium/high heat and cook the pancakes for 30-40 seconds per side.
  6. Serve hot, and top with the syrup.
Recipe Notes

I use milk and vinegar to replicate buttermilk. It works great. However, if you have buttermilk in the fridge, by all means, use it.

Whole Wheat Banana Bourbon Pancakes

My husband was the inspiration for the syrup portion of this recipe (he loves his bacon), and for the apron shown below. LOL. Trust me, he says this All. The. Time!

Hand Painted Bacon Lovers Apron

If there is ever anything I can paint for you, from fabrics (aprons and tea towels) to glassware items, please don’t hesitate to contact me by clicking on the little envelope icon found at the top of this site, of by visiting my shop on Etsy and/or Wazala. Custom orders are always welcome, and I will happily paint and design from any photo or description you send my way. 

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Recipe Rating




Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella)

Tuesday 22nd of March 2016

Wow, how decadent! I love your use of bourbon in these and the syrup to go with them!

Nutmeg Nanny

Monday 21st of March 2016

You took all my favorite things and put them into a pancake - YES! I love all thing banana and bourbon is my one true love. Serve this with a side of sausage and call me over for breakfast!

colleen (Souffle Bombay)

Saturday 19th of March 2016

Yes to that apron...TRUTH!! And the pancakes?? Oh man do I want to eat that whole stack...the sausage AND some bacon plus possible drink the syrup with a straw...Ok, I think I need to go and make breakfast right now, I woke up hungry and you are killin me!!

Melanie | Melanie Makes

Friday 18th of March 2016

I can't think of a better way to start my day - especially on a weekend!

Angie | Big Bear's Wife

Friday 18th of March 2016

Mmmm Banana Bourbon Pancakes just sound perfect! I bet that bourbon bacon butter syrup would be so good. Making these soon!

Renée

Friday 18th of March 2016

Try the bourbon bacon syrup on other things, too. Maybe pork chops or chicken. Oh boy, now I'm hungry!

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