It is midweek, and when I woke up on this cloudy Wednesday morning, I wanted to treat myself to something savoury and sweet! Most of my breakfast endeavors involve pouring a bowl of granola, but pancakes, bacon, and fried bananas drizzled with real maple syrup do it for me in all the right ways. Many of you may find yourselves spending more time at home. I know this is my reality, so starting my day with sweet carbs in bed with my favourite podcasts queued up sounded like the best way to spend my morning. Enjoy your time and follow this simple recipe with me in 3 easy steps!
Step 1: pancakes
First thing first--decide whether you want to prepare your pancakes from scratch or from a box (haha)! I won’t lie depending on my mood sometimes I can wrap this recipe up in 15 minutes but more times than not I like to follow Mark Bittman’s everyday pancakes from NYT Cooking. For this recipe, you will need 2 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, ¼ teaspoon of salt, 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 2 cups of milk, and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. A quick tip but it's always easier for me when I prepare my dry and wet ingredients separately. Mix all of your flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in one mixing bowl and your eggs, milk, and butter in another. Then slowly incorporate your dry ingredients with your wet ingredients. Stir until there are no lumps, and if your batter seems thicker than to your liking just add more milk. This is your pancakes done! I usually start with my skillet on medium and adjust the heat from there, so they come out golden brown and not black. The last thing you want are burnt pancakes on the outside and a runny mess on the inside.
Step 2: bacon/bananas
I start to fry the bacon as soon as I put the first pancake on. I prefer to cook meat longer at a lower temperature, so I find doing these steps at the same time gives me the best result--crispy yet not tough. When your bacon is finished, I dispose of about half of the bacon grease and leave the remainder into fry the bananas. If it's breakfast in bed for two, I usually slice two bananas, long ways, for about 2 minutes on each side. You can even turn the heat off at this stage and let them crisp up. It won’t take long!
Step 3: assembly
Now you can eat this meal separately, but there is something so satisfying by piling it all together. To finish them off, I recommend using real Canadian maple syrup--none of that fake stuff from the plastic squeeze bottles. My favourite is Now Foods’ organic maple syrup!
I hope you enjoy my go-to breakfast in bed recipe and that it brings a bit of joy to your morning. Comment below your favourite breakfast recipes, and check out a few of our current sale items as we have plenty of other beautiful things that will help make everyone's time a bit comfier.