Mini Buckwheat Bacon Pancakes with Bourbon Syrup.
Is this still breakfast?
I mean, pancakes are always breakfast. Right?
And bacon is always breakfast.
And bourbon is usually not breakfast, unless… nevermind.
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.
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.
But what else would you expect?
Mini Buckwheat Bacon Pancakes with Bourbon Syrup
- 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
- 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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56 Comments on “Mini Buckwheat Bacon Pancakes with Bourbon Syrup.”
bourbon is acceptable at any time… well, in my world. I approve.
Loved these trashed up pancakes
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!!!!
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*
we were meant to be friends!
I would just like to drink bourbon syrup and have it on top of everything!
Anything with bacon is good!
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Unreal and so are you photos!! Bourbon syrup!! Yes!
Ummmm yeah… you’ve pretty much got me convinced that pancakes will be on my menu this weekend!
What the wha?! This is insane… in such a good way.
And I love those white milk? bottles you have in the picture.
I am very intrigued by these. I’ve never tried buckwheat pancakes and I am loving the sound of bourbon syrup!
Buckwheat flour rocks! You should try it with chocolate…
love everything, everything, everything about these!!
Those look seriously amazing! Would it be wrong if I wanted to put a big dollop of whipped cream on top? :)
um, it would be so right.
Your pictures are absolutely amazing! Not to mention so are your recipes. I love looking at your site first thing in the morning. :)
Always a pleasant surprise
Mini food!! Yay. These look insane! I’ve always loved buckwheat pancakes, but never done anything like this. i want your imagination!
Love mini pancakes. Love buckwheat. Love these photos.
These pictures are TO.DIE.FOR. I’m not even a huge pancakes fan but my goodness, you’ve got me craving them.
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.
haha they are manly. manly cakes.
Love those towering stacks of pancakes! And boozy pancakes are totally still a breakfast thing.
This is breakfast perfection Jessica! Would die for some of these pancakes right now!! :) Your photos are amazing, as always!! :)
Holy crap. Is this real life??
those look so bomb. omg. Why don’t I ever eat breakfast?! Oh, yeah, I’m super lazy.
are you kidding me? i hope you at least do breakfast for dinner then.
i love those mini things … pancakes complete me. Making them tomorrow, period. Enjoy the beach!!
PS love the shot with the vintage milk jars (jugs? heheh) in the background.
thank you. :)
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!
This. Is. The. PERFECT. Breakfast! Ohh that bacon… syrup… waffles… mmmm….
I love that leaning tower of buckwheat! Looks so delicious!
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!
pat catan’s – i think you can get them at any craft store though.
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Today is National Bourbon Day! How fortuitous that you made these for breakfast. :) http://www.nationalbourbonday.com/
i had no idea!
My husband would just DIE for these pancakes!! I may have to go to the store and surprise him tomorrow with breakfast in bed :)
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yes, just yes to all of this.
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…
A lot of good B words in this recipe, bourbon, butter, and bacon. Oh and I guess buckwheat lol.
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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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!!
I was just gonna make bourbon syrup this weekend!!! LOVE IT.
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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This is not only breakfast, this is breakfast of champions!
Once again!! you nailed it.. UM im drooling and its almost dinner time.. Im thinking breakfast for every meal!
Oh my goodness. These look unreal! So many of my favorite things in this dish… what a great way to start the day!
Oh my! These look glorious, I love mini food :) especially when it involves bacon!
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