RECIPE

Breakfast-for-Dinner Pancakes

Create hearty pancake stacks by criss-crossing with bacon, eggs and seasoned sautéed apples for this BLD meal.

Ingredients

  • 12 slices good-quality smoky bacon
  • 3 tablespoons butter, plus more for griddle and eggs
  • 2 crisp apples, such as Gala or Golden Delicious, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • A pinch of ground cinnamon
  • A little freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Calvados (optional)
  • 1 cup dark amber maple syrup
  • 2 cups multigrain or buckwheat pancake mix, such as Highland Sugarworks Multigrain
  • 5 eggs, divided
  • 1 3/4 cups 2% milk

Preparation

Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.


Bake the bacon on a broiler pan until crisp, about 15 minutes.


Pre-heat a griddle over medium heat.


In a large skillet, melt 3 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat until foaming. Add the apples, thyme, cinnamon, nutmeg and a little salt. Cook until softened, 4-5 minutes. Add the lemon juice and brown sugar, flip the apples and cook for 1 minute. Add the Calvados, if using, and cook to reduce for 1 minute. Add the maple syrup and lower the heat to a simmer.


Combine the pancake mix, 1 egg and the milk. Butter the griddle and cook the pancakes in batches to make eight 4-inch cakes.


In a large skillet, fry the remaining 4 eggs in some melted butter to order.


Stack each plate with a pancake, 3 crisscrossed slices of bacon, a fried egg, a second pancake and the apples.

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