Parents, Grandparents, family friendly restaurants, and quality babysitters have been serving bacon smiley face pancakes to children for decades. A large percentage of our population, young and old, love the sweet and salty taste of breakfast meat dipped in syrup. Why then, have I only now heard of this delicious and easy 51 year old recipe? I can't believe I have survived with out it this long! Simply cook your bacon to perfection and then pour pancake batter over the tops! Flip once, whalaa! Bacon Strip Pancakes!
These are fast, easy, fun, and delicious, making them Mommy friendly, bachelor friendly, college kid friendly, and kid friendly! Having a strip shape pancake makes it easy for children and adults to simply pick it up like you would a regular strip of bacon, and dip it in the syrup. Bite by bite. For younger children, the bacon can be cut in half for smaller strips, or 1 inch sections for silver dollar size dippers. What kid doesn't love to dip?! Right?
Smiley face pancakes are cute and all, but as soon as the kids rip the bacon off and mess those eyes up, the fun factor is over and it is just another pancake that gets picked at. With Bacon Strip Pancakes the fun continues through the whole meal! Dip! Dip! Dip!
The original recipe was printed on the back of a Rath Black Hawk Bacon package. Shown below is a January advertisement from the year 1961 for Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancake Mix and Rath Black Hawk Bacon.
Shown below is Mr. Dan Carpenter's breakfast of Bacon Strip Pancakes this morning. These were perfect! Golden brown with crunchy bacon and crisp edges of pancake.
Bacon Strip Pancakes
Original Recipe on the back of a box of Rath Black Hawk Bacon - 1961
-Maple Bacon (or flavor of your choice)
-Pancake mix with whatever it calls for...egg, oil, water, etc. OR your own pancake batter.
- On hot griddle fry bacon to perfection....Your perfection of course. Everyone has a different idea of perfect when it comes to bacon.
- If you are making this recipe for small children you make want to use kitchen shears to cut your bacon into smaller pieces to fry, resulting in shorter Bacon Pancake Strips, or circular, silver dollar sized Bacon Pancake Strips.
- While bacon is frying, prepare your pancake batter.
- When bacon is done, keep griddle at a 325-350 temp and pour or ladle the pancake batter over each slice of bacon.
- Let the pancakes cook until most of the bubbles rise and pop. (About 2-3 minutes)
- Flip the pancakes revealing the bacon on top and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Transfer the Bacon Strip Pancakes to a plate and serve hot with 100% Pure Maple Syrup for dipping.