Father's Day is Dad's big day when he shouldn't be the one at the grill. Instead, treat him all day long to his favorite foods ... starting with breakfast.
A breakfast isn't a breakfast without some bacon (at least meat lovers will agree with me on that). But let's take this Dad's Day meal up a notch and make candied bacon, crush it up, and put it in pancakes. Then add some chocolate chips on top. It's a Father's Day breakfast the whole family will love -- and it's called 'Mancakes'!
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Father's Day Mancakes from All Recipes with a chocolate-y tweak:
8 slices bacon
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil, or as needed
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
10 fluid ounces dad's favorite beer, or more if needed
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
1 small bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
Whipped cream and cherries (optional)
Makes 12 servings
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place a wire rack on top of baking sheet; place bacon strips on wire rack.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes; remove from oven and sprinkle tops of bacon strips with half the brown sugar. Return to oven and bake 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and flip bacon to other side; sprinkle with remaining brown sugar and bake until bacon is crisp and brown sugar is golden brown, 10 to 15 more minutes. Remove bacon, let cool, and crumble into small pieces.
Lightly grease a skillet with vegetable oil and place over medium-high heat.
Whisk flour, white sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl; in a separate bowl, whisk beer, melted butter, salt, and vanilla extract. Lightly stir the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture to make a smooth batter. Stir candied bacon pieces into the batter.
Pour batter into the hot skillet 1/2 cup at a time and cook until edges are browned, about 2 minutes; flip pancake and cook until golden brown and the center is set, 3 to 5 more minutes.
Add a sprinkling of chocolate chips on top to decorate. If you are feeling really wild, add some whipped cream, too, with a cherry on top.
Serve with a smile and Happy Father's Day!
What are you eating for Father's Day? Have you ever had candied bacon pancakes?
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