Pork Sausage Pancakes with Maple Bacon Syrup



Get a forkful of all your morning favorites with this sweet and savory pancake made with FARMER JOHN® Original Sausage Links then drizzled with a buttery maple syrup that’s speckled with FARMER JOHN® Thick Cut Bacon. Now that’s a good morning!


  • 1/3 cup thick cut bacon (FARMER JOHN®, 16 oz., baked and finely chopped)
  • 4 tablespoons butter (unsalted)
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup (get the good stuff!)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 packages sausage links (FARMER JOHN® Original, 8 oz.)
  • 2 cups flour (sifted)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (fresh cracked is best)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 3 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 1 3/4 cups milk (feel free to use soy, almond, or coconut milk)
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil
  • butter (or oil for frying)
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    1. For Maple Bacon Syrup: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheet with tinfoil and place strips of FARMER JOHN® Thick Cut Bacon on sheet in a single layer. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until brown and crispy. Remove from oven and place on paper towel-lined plate to let cool. Once cool, finely chop and set aside. In sauce pan, over medium heat, add butter, maple syrup, and cayenne. Let butter melt, whisk to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce to lowest heat, add bacon, and let simmer while preparing pancakes.
    2. For Pork Sausage Pancakes: Place sausages in large frying pan with 2-3 tablespoons of water and cook, covered, over medium heat for 5 minutes. Turn to brown all sides and continue cooking, uncovered for another 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat and place on paper towel-lined plate to let cool. Once cool, chop into small pieces and set aside.
    3. In large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Whisk to thoroughly combine and set aside. In separate bowl, (I used an electric mixer) beat eggs and milk together until combined, about 1 minute. Add oil in a slow stream while mixing and beat until smooth and combined. Fold in sausage pieces.
    4. Preheat skillet or griddle over medium-high heat and coat with butter or oil. Spoon batter using a 1/3 cup or 1/2 cup, depending on how large you want your pancakes. Cook over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes or until bubbles begin to pop. Flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until edges lift and pancake is just beginning to brown. If batter become too thick, thin with milk, 1 tablespoon at a time. NOTE: These will be light in color. Do not cook until brown or they will be burned.
    5. Serve these pipping hot, drenched in maple bacon syrup and don’t forget to share with friends who appreciate finding new, delicious ways to enjoy pork!

    NutritionView More

    Sodium45% DV1070mg
    Fat74% DV48g
    Protein35% DV18g
    Carbs38% DV113g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories950Calories from Fat430
    Total Fat48g74%
    Saturated Fat17g85%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat430
    Total Carbohydrate113g38%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A15%
    Vitamin C4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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