A Bit of Busy~ness, Canadian Thanks & Giving and Best Bacon Banana Blueberry Pancakes Ever

Some of you have been asking how to Subscribe to my blog. It would seem that some of my blog pages don’t present themselves with the “regular” view with the “Subscribe” button. If this is the case, just look to the top left and click on my “Home” button. That will take you to the “regular” view and you’ll see a “Subscribe” button just on the top right-hand side. If you’re on an iPad, you need to scroll to the bottom. Enough said. Moving on, apparently Thanksgiving in Canada comes sooner than the American Thanksgiving. Who knew? Well, obviously I did but I am embarrassed to admit that I had been wondering why I haven’t seen many “stuffing” and “turkey” recipes showing up on my fellow bloggers’ sites (duh). So… I’ll have to hold down the Canadian Fort and blog a few Thanksgiving Recipes over the next few weeks.

Today, I thought I’d say “thanks, eh” to the bloggers that I have met through this WordPress blogging community. I am ever so thankful to have become acquainted with my new blogging friends. Every morning, I get to sit down with a steaming cup of coffee and, for a few minutes, I am both inspired and transported to culture and countries around the world. Some of you (you know who you are:) have nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award: I’d like to say thanks.. and list those blogs that I love to read. Yes, I know I am sending the reward back to a few of you (who nominated me in the first place), but I always seem to want to break the rules. Without further adieu, here are a few of my favs: Chef in Disguise (She made croissants, try to top that) The Southern Lady Cooks (Judy cooks up Southern Style) My Life After Kids (One of our newest bloggers and from Ft. McMurray) Sketches and Jottings (For the artistically inclined…) Kiwsparks (An incredible artist and writer) Sweet and Crumby (Ask 5for5 fighting hunger in Africa and makes Whopper Cookies) Pure Complex (Artistic Culture from Kay in New York) Seasweetie’s Pages (A photo and a quote a day to quiet the mind) The Kitchens Garden (New Zealander Cecelia regales us with tales from her past) City Hippy Farm Girl (Who doesn’t want to be one? Or bake her Purple Carrot Bread?) The Botanical Baker (Part of the Great British Bake Off) Clever Muffin (You’ll love Aimee’s recipes) Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide (Drinks! as well as recipes) Dragoney Story (Andy’s thoughts on life)

I could go on… but think it might be time to add a Pancake recipe to my “Nom Nom” page of quick recipes. My daughter discovered this one on “Allrecipes” after we ran out of our (gasp) box of ready to use pancake mix. It’s been out favorite ever since and no, we don’t buy the boxed stuff any more… why would we?

One lazy morning this summer my son looked over (forgot about hockey and girls for a moment) and asked me if pancakes could be made with bacon inside of the pancake… wouldn’t that be awesome? Needless to say, we did… and it was!

{Printable Copy} Best Bacon Banana Blueberry Pancakes Ever 

The Best Bacon Banana Blueberry Pancakes Ever!

The Best Bacon Banana Blueberry Pancakes Ever

Rating: 51

The Best Bacon Banana Blueberry Pancakes Ever

Ingredients

1 banana

3/4 cup milk

2 tablespoons white vinegar

1 cup flour

2 tablespoons white sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

2 tablespoons butter, melted

Optional

1/2 -1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

1 tsp grated lemon zest (optional- if not using bacon)

3 slices of bacon cooked and broken into bite size pieces

Maple Syrup

Instructions

Using a fork, mash one banana in a small bowl. Measure 3/4 cup milk into measuring cup. Stir in vinegar. Set aside for about 5 minutes until milk has soured and turned lumpy.

In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and melted butter together. Add soured milk. Add the wet milk and egg mixture to the dry flour mixture. Add carefully, gently folding to mix. There will be lumps. If you over stir, the pancakes will lose their fluffiness!

Gently fold in banana, blueberries and lemon zest and/or bacon pieces.

Heat a large frying pan over medium heat, lightly spray with cooking spray if needed. Pour 1/3 cupfuls of batter into frying pan.

Cook until you see bubbles appear on the top of the pancake, check to see if the underside has browned. Flip then cook until browned on the other side.

Serve with maple syrup.

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 Mash banana and set aside.

Mix the milk and vinegar together.

 

 

In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and melted butter together. Add soured milk. Add the wet milk and egg mixture to the dry flour mixture. Add carefully, gently folding to mix. There will be lumps. If you overstir, the pancakes will lose their fluffiness!

Gently fold in banana, blueberries and lemon zest and/or bacon pieces.

Heat a large frying pan over medium heat, lightly spray with cooking spray if needed. Pour 1/3 cupfuls of batter into frying pan.

Cook until you see bubbles appear on the top of the pancake, check to see if the underside has browned. Flip then cook until browned on the other side. Serve with maple syrup.

Love, Smidge 5

 

  • ceciliag - September 30, 2011 - 11:32 am

    those look quite decadent, interesting adding the vinegar, i must try that, thank you for the nomination too!! cReplyCancel

    • Just A Smidgen - October 1, 2011 - 2:26 pm

      You’re welcome, it was easy to choose you, I love your blog:)and the wonderful way you tell stories!ReplyCancel

  • ....RaeDi - September 30, 2011 - 2:42 pm

    They look delicious, the pictures are beautiful. Congratulation’s on your award, I know you deserve it! I am so lucky you stopped by my site…. RaeDiReplyCancel

  • The Southern Lady - October 1, 2011 - 3:27 am

    These look wonderful. I wish I could just reach into your blog and drag them out right now. I was hungry as soon as I saw them. Thank you for the award! Your blog is one of my favorites as well. Have a good weekend.ReplyCancel

    • Just A Smidgen - October 1, 2011 - 2:28 pm

      I wish you were here to share them with! Have a wonderful day, I hope the sun is shining on you down there!ReplyCancel

  • andy1076 - October 1, 2011 - 9:46 am

    I just woke up and just looking at your pictures make me want to start making these delicious pancakes :) thank you so much for the award! :) :) ReplyCancel

  • niasunset - October 1, 2011 - 12:50 pm

    Congratulations, this is so nice. And another beautiful part of this, I know some of the blog names that you nominated. But sure some of them are very new for me and I will visit them soon.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your nice comment. This is so beautiful to meet such a nice bloggers. I have just visited your blog, how exciting and enjoyable. There are so many things to see and to read and yes to take a note for the recipes. So, why I said it is so exciting. Once again nice to meet you, Blessing and Happiness, with my love, niaReplyCancel

    • Just A Smidgen - October 1, 2011 - 2:30 pm

      It truly is so neat to see other blogger friends visiting and commenting on different sites. That is how I found yours, I’m so glad I did because I have a passion for photography and loved yours… Bless you too and have a wonderful day today!ReplyCancel

  • chefdennis - October 1, 2011 - 6:54 pm

    Be still my heart!! Bacon and blueberries in the same pancake….sigh
    What a perfect pancake!ReplyCancel

    • Just A Smidgen - October 1, 2011 - 7:20 pm

      Hahaha.. thanks:) Yah, I think bacon is really a guy’s thing for sure. My son loved them! Glad you stopped by!ReplyCancel

  • Aimee@clevermuffin - October 2, 2011 - 5:33 am

    What a lovely surprise! Thanks for the awards, you’ve absolutely made my day. I’ve been a bit of out the loop with my lovely wordpress bloggers lately – still recovering from my international move – but I am very glad I found you all. I have to say as well, I love all the different posts about thanksgiving and other various holidays, because we have a pretty different set of public holidays in Australia. I feel get a much better food education because of it. So keep it coming! The pancakes looks amazing, I just asked my boyfriend if we should have them tomorrow for our day off and got a very loud: YES!ReplyCancel

    • Just A Smidgen - October 2, 2011 - 9:26 am

      You are so welcome… I love your blog so it was an easy choice:) I hope you get settled and used to your new home. I’ve never done that… yup, lived here my entire life. So I have a little envy going on:) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!ReplyCancel

  • Kay aka Babygirl - October 2, 2011 - 9:46 pm

    First off.. Bacon-Banana-Blueberry Pancakes.. DELICIOUS. I love it and I will most definitely be trying it. I also would like to say CONGRATS on the award. You really do deserve it. even though your blog is a food related one, it’s definitely different from others and I always enjoy visiting. And to my surprise you enjoy visiting my blog as well :). Thank you for honoring me with this award. I’m truly humbled to be considered and I have to say thank you so much. Congrats again :) ReplyCancel

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  • cityhippyfarmgirl - October 3, 2011 - 7:29 pm

    I think I could eat blueberries everyday…yep, I could! Those pancakes look just the thing for a lazy sunday morning, coffee, paper….then maybe a sneaky snooze.
    Thanks for the award too :-) ReplyCancel

  • chicaandaluza - October 4, 2011 - 12:44 am

    What a beautiful blog you have – stunning recipes and everything so gorgeous! Thanks for subscribing…am going to be back very soon…ReplyCancel

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