You know those nights when you want to try something new for dinner but don’t want to work terribly hard at it? Yeah, I had one of those last week (okay, at LEAST one), which led me to Pinterest. I searched my pins for “bacon,” because I had a memory of one or two biscuit-y bake-ish recipes involving bacon that sounded appealing; I never got to anything of the sort, because when I saw this Brown Sugar Pancakes with Bacon Maple Butter recipe it was love at first sight. Because bacon. And brown sugar. And maple. And butter. Could a recipe BE any more perfect? (Just channeling a little Chandler.)
Nope. Nope, it couldn’t. These things were AMAZING, folks. I used half whole wheat, half white flour, and the pancakes were beautiful–everything you could ever want in a pancake, PLUS a lovely little brown sugar undercurrent. The bacon maple butter was salty and buttery and a little bit smoky and subtly sweet, and I could have used twice what I did on every pancake and loved it still. (Some small shred of common sense reminded me that butter is pricey lately and my cholesterol isn’t stellar.) My kiddos made impressively short work of them–as did I–and I’m already dreaming about having them again.