Is this still breakfast?

Mini Buckwheat Bacon Pancakes with Bourbon Syrup I howsweeteats.com

I mean, pancakes are always breakfast. Right?

And bacon is always breakfast.

And bourbon is usually not breakfast, unless… nevermind.

Mini Buckwheat Bacon Pancakes with Bourbon Syrup I howsweeteats.com

I’m pretty sure that this is my ULTIMATE breakfast. Whatever that means.

The breakfast that I’d choose as my last meal? Maybe with an egg.

Now I’m really making things complicated.

Mini Buckwheat Bacon Pancakes with Bourbon Syrup I howsweeteats.com

A few days ago we went to a brunch preview at the aviary (which goodness gracious, was unreal) and had a few mini buckwheat pancakes. They were incredibly delicious and so much more flavorful than I ever thought itty bitty buckwheat pancakes could be. Ever ever.

So of course, leave it up to me to trash such pancakes up.

Mini Buckwheat Bacon Pancakes with Bourbon Syrup I howsweeteats.com

But what else would you expect?

Mini Buckwheat Bacon Pancakes with Bourbon Syrup I howsweeteats.com

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Mini Buckwheat Bacon Pancakes with Bourbon Syrup

Yield: serves about 4

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

4 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled + more if you want it for topping
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 tablespoons bourbon
2/3 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions:

To make the syrup, add bourbon to a small saucepan and heat over low heat until simmering. Cook for 2-3 minutes, just until the alcohol cooks off. With the heat on very low, add the maple syrup and butter and stir. Let sit over low heat if you'd like it warm or set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon until combined. In a smaller bowl, whisk together milk, egg, melted butter and vanilla extract, then mix it into the dry ingredients until a batter forms. Add in crumbled bacon and stir.

Heat a large skillet or electric griddle oven medium-low to low heat. Once hot, add a bit of butter (it makes the best pancakes people!) and add 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter for mini pancakes. Cook until bubbles appear on top, then flip and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Repeat! Serve top with extra bacon if desired and syrup.

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You know what mini things mean!

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56 Responses to “Mini Buckwheat Bacon Pancakes with Bourbon Syrup.”

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — June 14, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    bourbon is acceptable at any time… well, in my world. I approve.
    Loved these trashed up pancakes

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — June 14, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    Hope you have a plate out for me because I”m coming to your place for breakfast! My gosh, these sound amazing and the bacon and bourbon! Oh man,oh man, oh man!!! Perfect breakfast!!!!

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    bridget {bake at 350} — June 14, 2013 @ 7:17 am

    A….your pictures are always so stunning!!!

    B…I am CRACKING up that we both posted bacon pancakes with bourbon maple syrup today. I *knew* I was channeling you when I was making them!!!

    C…wish we could have a bacon-bourbon pancake party in real life! *mwah*

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    • Jessica — June 15th, 2013 @ 7:38 am

      we were meant to be friends!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 14, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    I would just like to drink bourbon syrup and have it on top of everything!

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    Quinn Cooper — June 14, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    AHHH YUM!
    Anything with bacon is good!

    Quinn Cooper Style

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    Tieghan — June 14, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    Unreal and so are you photos!! Bourbon syrup!! Yes!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — June 14, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    Ummmm yeah… you’ve pretty much got me convinced that pancakes will be on my menu this weekend!

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    Lauren @ The Highlands Life — June 14, 2013 @ 7:44 am

    What the wha?! This is insane… in such a good way.

    And I love those white milk? bottles you have in the picture.

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    jackie l Food.Wine.Fashion — June 14, 2013 @ 7:55 am

    I am very intrigued by these. I’ve never tried buckwheat pancakes and I am loving the sound of bourbon syrup!

    xo Jackie

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes — June 14, 2013 @ 8:21 am

    Buckwheat flour rocks! You should try it with chocolate…

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 14, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    love everything, everything, everything about these!!

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    Christina — June 14, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    Those look seriously amazing! Would it be wrong if I wanted to put a big dollop of whipped cream on top? :)

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    • Jessica — June 15th, 2013 @ 7:38 am

      um, it would be so right.

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    Abby — June 14, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    Your pictures are absolutely amazing! Not to mention so are your recipes. I love looking at your site first thing in the morning. :)

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    • Jessica — June 15th, 2013 @ 7:37 am

      thanks!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion — June 14, 2013 @ 9:33 am

    Always a pleasant surprise

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — June 14, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    Mini food!! Yay. These look insane! I’ve always loved buckwheat pancakes, but never done anything like this. i want your imagination!

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    Ashley — June 14, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    Love mini pancakes. Love buckwheat. Love these photos.

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    Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen — June 14, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    These pictures are TO.DIE.FOR. I’m not even a huge pancakes fan but my goodness, you’ve got me craving them.

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    • Jessica — June 15th, 2013 @ 7:37 am

      thank you!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 14, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    I want to call them “cute” ‘cuz they’re little, but they’re also really manly! LOVE the flavor. Maybe my hubby will make them for me if I say “bacon” and “bourbon” in the same sentence! :D A girl can dream.

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    • Jessica — June 15th, 2013 @ 7:37 am

      haha they are manly. manly cakes.

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    Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} — June 14, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    Love those towering stacks of pancakes! And boozy pancakes are totally still a breakfast thing.

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    Amanda — June 14, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    This is breakfast perfection Jessica! Would die for some of these pancakes right now!! :) Your photos are amazing, as always!! :)

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    • Jessica — June 15th, 2013 @ 7:35 am

      thanks love!

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — June 14, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    Holy crap. Is this real life??

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    Larry — June 14, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

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    those look so bomb. omg. Why don’t I ever eat breakfast?! Oh, yeah, I’m super lazy.
    Sigh.

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    • Jessica — June 15th, 2013 @ 7:34 am

      are you kidding me? i hope you at least do breakfast for dinner then.

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    dervla @ the curator — June 14, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    i love those mini things … pancakes complete me. Making them tomorrow, period. Enjoy the beach!!

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    dervla @ the curator — June 14, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    PS love the shot with the vintage milk jars (jugs? heheh) in the background.

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    • Jessica — June 15th, 2013 @ 7:34 am

      thank you. :)

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    Marcie @ Flavor the Moments — June 14, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    It’s breakfast time all day around my house. I’ve been known to make pancakes for dinner! These look delicious, and that syrup sounds like a hit!

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — June 14, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    This. Is. The. PERFECT. Breakfast! Ohh that bacon… syrup… waffles… mmmm….

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    Becky @ A Calculated Whisk — June 14, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    I love that leaning tower of buckwheat! Looks so delicious!

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    Lynn at Order in the Kitchen — June 14, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    love the pics!! I don’t even really like pancakes but you have me drooling :) where did you get those milk bottles!? they are SO cute I would love some like them!

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    • Jessica — June 15th, 2013 @ 7:33 am

      pat catan’s – i think you can get them at any craft store though.

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    Sky — June 14, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

    Today is National Bourbon Day! How fortuitous that you made these for breakfast. :) http://www.nationalbourbonday.com/

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    • Jessica — June 15th, 2013 @ 7:32 am

      i had no idea!

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    Dana Ivy — June 14, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

    My husband would just DIE for these pancakes!! I may have to go to the store and surprise him tomorrow with breakfast in bed :)

    Dana Ivy
    http://www.iadorewhatilove.com – Check out my blog!!

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    allie@sweetpotatobites — June 14, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

    yes, just yes to all of this.

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    Mireille — June 14, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

    My beloved came and sat on the chaise with me, out here on the deck, just now. Usually, I would expect to hear some some sweet nothings whispered in my ear directed at me, but…all he could say (after the “Holy bejeeezzz!”) was, “Yep! That’s breakfast!”
    So making these this weekend…
    Merci !
    Mireille

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    elena — June 14, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    A lot of good B words in this recipe, bourbon, butter, and bacon. Oh and I guess buckwheat lol.

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    Sheena S. — June 14, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    Love love LOVE buckwheat pancakes. Bacon and bourbon syrup could only make them better. This is going on my next brunch menu.

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    Emily — June 15, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    Love buckwheat pancakes! It’s what I grew up on, and they are my absolute fave! Now combined with bacon and bourbon?! Sounds like we need to try that!!

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    Heather @ Sugar Dish Me — June 15, 2013 @ 7:33 am

    I was just gonna make bourbon syrup this weekend!!! LOVE IT.

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    Barb | Creative Culinary — June 15, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    Won’t you be my neighbor? I’m making cupcakes for Father’s Day and suggested to my friend I’m staying with (they will be for her Dad) that I’ll do some with a cocoa whiskey frosting and she’s’ not sure about that.’ HUH? WHAT? Guessing I won’t be making these pancakes for them and will have to keep them all to myself and I’m OK with that!

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    Nora @ Buttercream Fanatic — June 15, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    This is not only breakfast, this is breakfast of champions!

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    Nessa — June 15, 2013 @ 10:05 pm

    Looove!

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    Alesha Haley — June 17, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

    Once again!! you nailed it.. UM im drooling and its almost dinner time.. Im thinking breakfast for every meal!

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    Ashley — June 18, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

    Oh my goodness. These look unreal! So many of my favorite things in this dish… what a great way to start the day!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 26, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    Oh my! These look glorious, I love mini food :) especially when it involves bacon!

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