Monday, January 27, 2014

Bacon-Granola Pancakes with Fried Egg or Your Very Own Broncos' Breakfast!


A cold and snowy morning at home.  Kept looking at my granola and wondering what I could do with it that would turn it into something warm.  Pancakes came to mind.  Eggs popped up right after that.   What came to be was a short stack of pancakes that had granola and minced, cooked bacon in them --all topped off with a fried egg and a swizzle of real maple syrup, garnished with a bit more granola. Heaven as I know it.


Years ago, I used to make Marion Cunningham's granola pancakes (just add granola), but I now make my own….She has always been a great breakfast inspiration and her Breakfast Book is one of my favorite cookbooks.

Alyce's granola--recipe below in purple  make my own granola link
I do make scratch pancakes --they're wonderful and are perfect for solo cooks --  and also make my own granola.  You're welcome to use the store-bought varieties if that makes more sense for you.  If I make my own, I find it's much fresher in those smaller quantities than if I buy big containers or bags of pre-made mixes.  I do believe the homemade varieties are cheaper, too.

Mixing the granola and bacon into the pancake batter, which is quickly thickened and bubbly.

You can also use the pancake recipe plain and without the granola--just so you know.  This sweet-savory recipe makes enough for two people (or you twice) and could even stretch to 3 if the three of you aren't starving.  Though you might be after you eat this.  You might want more.  Honest.

Butter and bubbles…you need them both.

Leftover pancakes are good spread with peanut butter and rolled up for work lunches or you can wrap them in foil and warm them briefly in the oven another day if you'd like hot pancakes again.

Brown=yes.   No pallid, wimpy pancakes needed.

Here's how to make the whole deal, which might be a great breakfast on Super Bowl Sunday, when you're cheering for the Broncos, right?

bacon-granola pancakes with fried egg  serves 2
             My husband says this is called a "pancake sandwich."

Fry your eggs when you begin the last batch of pancakes so that they're hot and fresh.

  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, divided (3 T for batter, 1 T for griddle or pan)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg (plus 2-3 more for the fried eggs you'll make later)
  • 1 cup unbleached, white all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 piece cooked, crispy bacon, minced
  • 1/2 cup granola, plus a little more for garnish
  • 2-3 over-easy fried eggs (runny yolk)
  • 3 tablespoons warm maple syrup
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Place plates in oven to warm. Preheat griddle or large cast iron pan over high heat.  Meanwhile:  In a covered glass measuring cup, melt 3 of the tablespoons of butter in the microwave.  Pour milk over the melted butter, stir, and whisk in the egg with a fork.
2.  In a large measuring bowl or cup, add the dry ingredients:  flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Mix well with a fork.  Beat in the milk mixture until just combined.  Stir in bacon and granola.
3.  Flick a little water off your fingers onto the hot griddle.  If the drops pop wildly, fly up, and disappear, the griddle is ready.  Grease the hot griddle or pan with the other tablespoon of butter.  Ladle, spoon, or pour about 1/2 cup batter onto the griddle for each 4 - 5-inch pancake.  Cook until lots of bubbles appear on top and the bottom is quite brown.  Flip and cook briefly on the other side until done through.  Repeat until batter is completely used, placing cooked pancakes on plates in the warm oven.
4.   When the pancakes are all made, top each stack with a fried egg (2 pancakes each for 3 people and 3 pancakes each for 2 people).  Garnish with a little extra granola and a drizzle of syrup.  You can drizzle the syrup before you put the egg on top if you like or skip the syrup totally and use the egg yolk for a sauce.

Have fun cooking and taking care of yourself,
Alyce

P.S.  I did first put this recipe on food52.com--just a few days ago. You might enjoy the site.

For more super Super Bowl recipes and some great give-aways, visit http://www.tumbleweedcontessa.com



4 comments:

  1. I cook for one too. Usually I can't do that and have amazing leftovers. These are a great idea. We are having a Super Bowl party and this would be perfect to kick off the day! I'd love it if you linked it to Tumbleweed Contessa. www.tumbleweedcontessa.com

    Have a Super week,
    Linda

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  2. Thanks, Linda! I cook for one a couple of times a week, but not all the time. My hub travels some, but right now I have my son and grandson here, too--so my Dinner Place -- Cooking for One posting isn't too frequent. I'll be happy to post a link to Tumbleweed Contessa!

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  3. Super goloso desayuno me gusta se ve hermoso,hugs,hugs.

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