Served with warm maple syrup these hearty apple pancakes with that hint of bacon and bourbon were quite the hit for our first chilly fall Sunday morning breakfast!

Cat Hill
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat 1 teaspoon canola oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir apples, 1 tablespoon sugar, and cinnamon in the hot oil until apples are slightly softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove skillet from heat.

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  • Whisk milk, butter, egg, bourbon, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Sift all-purpose flour, oat flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl. Stir flour mixture into milk mixture until batter is well mixed; fold in apples and bacon.

  • Heat remaining 1 teaspoon canola oil in a skillet over medium heat; drop batter, about 1/2 cup per pancake, onto the griddle, and cook until bubbles form and the edges are dry, 3 to 5 minutes. Flip pancake and cook until browned on the other side, 3 to 5 more minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

Cook's Note:

I used a mix of firm fresh apples and only sautéed them until they were well coated with the cinnamon sugar. Use any of your favorite fried apple spices such as ginger or nutmeg. Also you can make your own oat flour by grinding old fashioned uncooked oatmeal in the food processor. I make mine in batches and freeze the unused portion.

Nutrition Facts

309 calories; 14 g total fat; 72 mg cholesterol; 865 mg sodium. 38 g carbohydrates; 8.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2013
Heavenly! This was Sunday brunch. I didn't get a photo because I set a plate aside for pictures and someone got to them while I was clearing up! I would say that says a lot. After tasting these I am thinking of tripling the apple cinnamon butter bourbon vanilla mixture and making it into apple crisp. Thumbs up all around thank you Cat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2013
Heavenly! This was Sunday brunch. I didn't get a photo because I set a plate aside for pictures and someone got to them while I was clearing up! I would say that says a lot. After tasting these I am thinking of tripling the apple cinnamon butter bourbon vanilla mixture and making it into apple crisp. Thumbs up all around thank you Cat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2013
Heavenly! This was Sunday brunch. I didn't get a photo because I set a plate aside for pictures and someone got to them while I was clearing up! I would say that says a lot. After tasting these I am thinking of tripling the apple cinnamon butter bourbon vanilla mixture and making it into apple crisp. Thumbs up all around thank you Cat! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2014
My poor husband...he is at work and we didn't save any for him! I made a double batch and thought it would be enough since it's just me my 6 year old my 3 year old and my 11 month old. But we loved it and couldn't stop eating! I used Fuji apples I took off my tree last Fall chopped and frozen in my freezer. Because they are really sweet I only put in half the sugar and I let them cook until they caramelized. It was perfect--we didn't even use any syrup and you know how kids love syrup! I didn't add any bourbon. I didn't have oat flour so I used half quick oats and half old fashioned (since I was running out of quick oats.) I didn't process them or sift anything which just goes to show how forgiving this recipe is. I put in exactly the listed amount of bacon but only because that's all I had--I think you can always add more bacon! A great recipe. Now I have to whip up another batch for my husband. Too bad his won't have bacon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2013
Yum! Added more bacon; also instead of oat flour I used regular oatmeal and soaked it in the liquid ingredients for awhile. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2015
I ground oatmeal to make the flour in my food processor as suggested by one reviewer. I doubled the bourbon and reduced the milk just a bit with great results for the family bourbon lovers. We didn't need any syrup or honey as these pancakes are great straight from the pan. Thanks for the wonderful and different breakfast treat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2016
One of the best pancake recipes I've ever made. Luckily I had a shooter of bourbon in my fridge from a baby shower a while ago and was able to make this. Super deelish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2015
Haven't made it yet but I KnOw it's going to be amazing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2017
Really delicious! A little more effort than we usually go to with apple chopping and bacon cooking but well worth it. We found that the batter was a bit thinner than we like so we did add some flour to thicken it up. There is just a hint of the bourbon flavour and a bit more bacon was added - used two full strips which when chopped up yields a bit more than the recipe calls for. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2019
These are really good. Chop the apples very small as there is not a lot of batter. It took just about 1 1/4 apples to make 2 cups so I chopped and sauteed the rest of my second apple like in the first step but with much less cinnamon and a splash of bourbon and put it on top of the pancakes with the syrup. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2016
Delicious! This recipe is the inspiration for a "Breakfast for Dinner" Party complete with pajamas! Read More