🥞🥓🍁 Maple, Bacon, Pancake Bites 🍁🥓🥞

These Maple Bacon Pancake Bites are a great breakfast treat! These bite-sized treats are ideal for breakfast, brunch, or as a delightful snack since they mix the traditional flavors of pancakes, crispy bacon, and sweet maple syrup.

📋 Ingredients:

  • 🥓 8 slices of bacon
  • 🥞 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 🥄 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 🌿 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 🌿 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 🧂 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 🥛 1 cup buttermilk
  • 🥚 2 large eggs
  • 🍁 1/4 cup maple syrup (plus more for serving)
  • 🧈 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 🌿 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

📝 Directions:

1️⃣ Cook the Bacon: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Arrange the bacon slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until crispy. Remove from the oven and transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Once cooled, crumble the bacon into small pieces.

2️⃣ Preheat the Mini Muffin Pan: Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a mini muffin pan with cooking spray or butter.

3️⃣ Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

4️⃣ Mix Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, maple syrup, melted butter, and vanilla extract until well combined.

5️⃣ Combine Ingredients: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. Gently fold in the crumbled bacon pieces.

6️⃣ Fill the Muffin Pan: Spoon the batter into the prepared mini muffin pan, filling each cup about 3/4 full.

7️⃣ Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the pancake bites are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

8️⃣ Serve: Allow the pancake bites to cool in the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack. Serve warm with additional maple syrup for dipping.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 32 minutes

Servings: 24 pancake bites

Calories: 100 kcal per pancake bite

💡 Notes:

  • For a fun twist, you can add a small piece of cooked sausage or a berry in the center of each pancake bite before baking.
  • These pancake bites can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheated in the microwave.
  • Serve them with a side of scrambled eggs or fresh fruit for a complete breakfast.